Volume 15

Issue 01,2022

(81 articles)


Huayi Shi1,§, Bin Song1,§, Runzhi Chen1, Qiang Zhang2, Guyue Hu1, Jing Li1, Jinhua Wang1, Xinyu Meng1, Houyu Wang1 (✉), and Yao He1 (✉)

A synthetic method is presented for the ambient synthesis of ultrasmall bimetallic nanoparticles with narrow size distribution (RSD of diameters < 20%) and homogenous bimetallic nature (SD of element ratio < 3.5%).
2022, 15(1): 248–254
Published: 24 March 2021

Shuqing Xue1,§, Guanhong Wu2,§, Mingzhong Li2, Zihan Liu2, Yuwei Deng2, Wenqian Han2, Xuanyu Lv1, Siyu Wan2, Xiangyun Xi1, Dong Yang1 (✉), and Angang Dong2 (✉)

We report a generalized strategy of assembling sandwich-like 0D/2D/0D heterostructures with barely covered surfaces and facilitated mass-transport channels, which render them highly suitable for surface-related electrochemical energy applications. As a proof of concept, the as-prepared MXene/NiFe2O4 and MXene/Fe3O4 heterostructures exhibit superior electrocatalytic and capacitive performances, respectively.
2022, 15(1): 255–263
Published: 24 March 2021

Xuan Hu1,2, Song Wang1, Junjie Xu2, Yilong Yang2, Zhang Zhang2, Xiaolin Wang2, Xiaopeng Zhang2 (✉), and Wei Chen2 (✉)

A series of protein nanocapsules with different surface chemistries are designed to systematically investigate the influence of specific functional groups on the cytosolic release kinetics. This work provides a new type of alternative self-assembled platform for gene delivery and details a framework on the future design of transfection agents.
2022, 15(1): 264–271
Published: 10 April 2021

Teerayut Prada1, Viyada Harnchana1,2 (✉), Anthika Lakhonchai3, Artit Chingsungnoen3 (✉), Phitsanu Poolcharuansin3, Narong Chanlek4, Annop Klamchuen5, Prasit Thongbai1,2, and Vittaya Amornkitbamrung1,2

The two-step O2/Ar plasma is reported to modify polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) surface for the first time. This CF4-free plasma etching produces high surface area as well as defective bonds, serving as charge trapping sites that intensified triboelectric charge density. These factors effectively enhance the triboelectric nanogenerato (TENG) power output density of PTFE nearly thirty times. Furthermore, the mechanical energy harvesting and keyboard sensing applications are demonstrated.
2022, 15(1): 272–279
Published: 12 May 2021

Jiarun Geng§, Zhuo Zhu§, Youxuan Ni, Haixia Li, Fangyi Cheng, Fujun Li (✉), and Jun Chen

Dual-phase PdCu with remarkable biaxial strain is synthesized via a one-pot wet-chemical approach to boost formic acid oxidation. The interfacial biaxial strain induces the downshift of d-band center of Pd atoms and thus weakens the adsorption strength of undesired intermediates, which merits PdCu with superior catalytic activity and durability towards formic acid oxidation.
2022, 15(1): 280–284
Published: 16 April 2021

Jinhua Zhou1, Qi Kang2, Shuchi Xu1, Xiaoge Li1, Cong Liu1, Lu Ni1, Ningna Chen1, Chunliang Lu3, Xizhang Wang1, Luming Peng1, Xuefeng Guo1, Weiping Ding1, and Wenhua Hou1 (✉)

One-dimensional/two-dimensional (1D/2D) PANI/Ti3C2Tx nanohybrid was first synthesized through a simple assembly of polyaniline (PANI) nanofibers and Ti3C2Tx nanosheets. Benefiting from the high specific capacitance and ultrahigh rate capability with a fast kinetics of PANI/Ti3C2Tx, two assembled asymmetric supercapacitors (ASCs) deliver high energy and power densities as well as a good long-term stability, showing an exciting potential application in energy storage devices.
2022, 15(1): 285–295
Published: 24 April 2021

Trevor B. Demille1,§, Robert D. Neal1,§, Arin S. Preston1, Zijuan Liang1, Allen G. Oliver2, Robert A. Hughes1, and Svetlana Neretina1,2 (✉)

The nanofabrication of square-centimeter arrays of single-crystal gold nanoplates that combines nanoimprint lithography, directed-assembly, and a seed-mediated liquid-phase synthesis is demonstrated. Produced in high yield and with tunable optical properties, these nanoplates represent a viable building-block for on-chip plasmonic devices.
2022, 15(1): 296–303
Published: 14 June 2021

Longcheng Zhang1,2,§, Jie Liang2,§, Luchao Yue1,2, Zhaoquan Xu2, Kai Dong2, Qian Liu2, Yonglan Luo2, Tingshuai Li2, Xiaohong Cheng3 (✉), Guanwei Cui4, Bo Tang4, Abdulmohsen Ali Alshehri5, Khalid Ahmed Alzahrani5, Xiaodong Guo1 (✉), and Xuping Sun2 (✉)

Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes (NCNTs) as a multi-functional support for CoSe2 nanoparticles boost the overall two-electron oxygen reduction reaction performances. The CoSe2@NCNTs achieve a high H2O2 selectivity of 93.2% with excellent durability. Effective electro-Fenton process enabled by such CoSe2@NCNTs is also demonstrated.
2022, 15(1): 304–309
Published: 26 April 2021

Zhongyin Zhao1.2, Qi Shao1, Jiangyan Xue1, Bolong Huang3 (✉), Zheng Niu1 (✉), Hongwei Gu1, Xiaoqing Huang1 (✉), and Jianping Lang1,2 (✉)

We reported a simple and green H2O2-assisted etching method that integrated nanostructure engineering with defect engineering to synthesize NiFe layered double hydroxide nanosheets with a porous structure, oxygen vacancies and Ni3+ defects on nickel foam (denoted as NiFe-LDHs/NF). Benefiting from the synergistic merits of these defects, the NiFe-LDH-NSs/NF exhibited an excellent oxygen evolution reaction (OER) activity.
2022, 15(1): 310–316
Published: 03 June 2021

Zewen Zuo (✉), Lianye Sun, Yongbin Guo, Lujun Zhang, Junhu Li, Kuanguo Li, and Guanglei Cui

Three-dimensional hybrid plasmon systems composed of ordered Ag nanocone arrays decorated with high-density Au nanoparticles are constructed by a template-assisted physical vapor deposition approach. Such structures allow for multiple plasmon couplings among various resonance modes, producing intense and high-density hot spots which boost a high-performance surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) detection with high sensitivity, high reproducibility, and quantitative analysis ability.
2022, 15(1): 317–325
Published: 20 May 2021