Volume 14

Issue 03,2021

(44 articles)


Weiyi Chen1,§, Xueming Liu1,§, Bin Han1, Shujie Liang1, Hong Deng1,2 (✉), and Zhang Lin1,2

Visible light drives the oxygen vacancy-laden NiO nanoplatelets to reduce diluted CO2 assisted by a Ru-based photosensitizer.
2021, 14(3): 730–737
Published: 30 September 2020

Zhengjian Xu1,2, Man He1 (✉), Yuming Zhou1 (✉), Shuangxi Nie2, Yongjuan Wang1, Yao Huo1, Yifan Kang1, Ruili Wang1, Ran Xu1, Hao Peng1, and Xi Chen1

The spider web-like carbonized bacterial cellulose/MoSe2 composite was fabricated by a facile process and economical raw materials, which have enhanced microwave attenuation performance and tunable absorption bands. The composite effectively solves the problems of impedance mismatch caused by pure bacterial cellulose and high filler content caused by pure MoSe2, offsetting respective shortcomings.
2021, 14(3): 738–746
Published: 01 October 2020

Xiaoqin Yang1,2,§, Huy Q. Ta3,§, Wei Li2,§, Rafael G. Mendes3, Yu Liu2, Qitao Shi2, Sami Ullah2, Alicja Bachmatiuk3,4,5, Jinping Luo1, Lijun Liu1 (✉), Jin-Ho Choi2 (✉), and Mark H. Rummeli2,3,4,6 (✉)

This study explores the potential of Sn atoms to form two-dimensional (2D) freestanding single-atom-thick Sn patches in graphene pores. 2D membranes of three or more atoms adopted either a star-like or close-packed structural configuration.
2021, 14(3): 747–753
Published: 30 September 2020

Yehong Du1, Xinyu Wang1,2 (✉), and Juncai Sun1 (✉)

A simple spontaneous polymerization strategy was developed to fabricate mass-produced VöVP cathodes with a tunable oxygen vacancy (Vö) concentration in vanadium oxide. The electrochemical performance of VöVP cathodes can directly be controllable by the concentration of Vö.
2021, 14(3): 754–761
Published: 30 September 2020

Yapei Zhang1,2,§, Jianqin Ye3,§, Niloufar Hosseini-Nassab6, Alyssa Flores3, Irina Kalashnikova1,2, Sesha Lakshmi Paluri1,2, Mozhgan Lotfi3, Nicholas J. Leeper3,4,5,¶ (✉), and Bryan Ronain Smith1,2,¶ (✉)

Apoptotic cellular debris at the core of atherosclerotic plaques may produce inflammation and instability leading to heart attacks. We show here that single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), which display exquisite selectivity for inflammatory monocytes/ macrophages, can deliver a potent small molecule intracellular inhibitor highly selective for SHP1 via pH-dependent release to re-stimulate macrophage uptake of apoptotic cellular debris.
2021, 14(3): 762–769
Published: 6 November 2020

Chang Lei1,§, Yuxue Cao1,2,§, Sepanta Hosseinpour2, Fang Gao1, Jingyu Liu3, Jianye Fu1, Reuben Staples2, Saso Ivanovski2 (✉), and Chun Xu2 (✉)

A simple method to prepare hydroxyapatite-dendritic mesoporous silica nanoparticles scaffold with hierarchical micro- and nano-pores for bone repairing. DMSN: dentritic mesoporous silica nanoparticles. HA-DMSN: hydroxyapatite-DMSN.
2021, 14(3): 770–777
Published: 23 October 2020

Yanxin Qi1,2,3, Shiwei Jing4, Shasha He2, Hejian Xiong2, Guohua Yang5, Yubin Huang2 (✉), and Ningyi Jin1,3 (✉)

A new therapeutic mechanism of synergistic chemotherapy based on multilayered drug-loaded mats and fast neutron therapy (FNT) in living mice bearing subcutaneous or orthotopic liver tumor model was developed.
2021, 14(3): 778–787
Published: 02 October 2020

Boxuan Yu1,2,3,§, Lei Zhang1,4,§, Gang Ye1,5 (✉), Qingzhi Liu4,6, Jiongli Li2,3, Xudong Wang2,3, Jing Chen1,5, Shengming Xu1,5 (✉), and Shengqian Ma4,† (✉)

A novel class of bifunctional conjugated microporous polymers (CMPs) exhibit efficient uranium entrapment via synergistic-effect involved coordination.
2021, 14(3): 788–796
Published: 20 November 2020

Frederike Carl1, Leonie Birk1, Bettina Grauel2, Monica Pons2, Christian Würth2, Ute Resch-Genger2 (✉), and Markus Haase1 (✉)

Large single crystals of lanthanide-doped LiYF4 are well-known solid-state laser materials. A new method to grow a shell of LiYF4 allows the synthesis of ~ 40 nm LiYF4:Yb/LiYF4 and LiYF4:Yb,Er/ LiYF4 core/shell nanocrystals with luminescence decay times of the Yb3+ and Er3+ ions similar to those of the corresponding laser crystals. Core/shell particles doped with 18% Yb3+ and 2% Er3+ display upconversion luminescence (UCL) with an excitation power density (P)-dependent quantum yield of up to 1.25% at P of 180 W·cm−2.
2021, 14(3): 797–806
Published: 16 October 2020

Dan Yang1,§, Wei Pei2,§, Yuying Zhang1, Weigang Hu1, Xiao Cai1, Yongnan Sun1, Shuohao Li1, Xinglian Cheng1, Si Zhou2 (✉), Jijun Zhao2, Yan Zhu1, Weiping Ding1, and Xu Liu1 (✉)

Selective conversion of CO2 can be enabled by periodicities in the Au8n + 4(TBBT)4n + 8 (n = 3–6, TBBT = 4-tert-butyl-benzenethiolate) nanoclusters: Methanol, formic acid, ethanol, and ethanol can be respectively obtained on the Au28(TBBT)20, Au36(TBBT)24, Au44(TBBT)28, and Au52(TBBT)32.
2021, 14(3): 807–813
Published: 23 October 2020