Volume 11

Issue 01,2018

(50 articles)


Manasi Jambhrunkar1, Meihua Yu1, Hongwei Zhang1, Prasanna Abbaraju1, Anand Kumar Meka1, Antonino Cavallaro2, Yao Lu1, Neena Mitter2 (*), and Chengzhong Yu1 (*)

Mesoporous hollow carbon spheres with a high antigen loading capacity, enhanced uptake by antigen presenting cells (APCs), and an excellent safety profile are an effective adjuvant for stimulating the immune response in a Th2-biased manner.
2018, 11(1): 370–382

Kristian L. Geken1, Richard B. M. Schasfoort1, Vinod Subramaniam1,2, and Ron Gill1,3 (*)

Distances in DNA-bound nanoparticle assemblies can be reversibly modulated using spermine-induced DNA collapse. This allows dynamic nanometer-scale movement by reducing the nanoparticle gap size to less than 15% of the original size, resulting in strong plasmon–plasmon coupling.
2018, 11(1): 383–396

Hyeonaug Hong1, Yong Jae Kim1, Myungjin Han2, Gu Yoo3, Hyun Woo Song3, Youngcheol Chae4, Jae-Chul Pyun3, Arthur R. Grossman5, and WonHyoung Ryu1 (*)

2018, 11(1): 397–409

Xiao-Feng Pan1, Huai-Ling Gao2, Yang Su1, Ya-Dong Wu1, Xiang-Ying Wang1, Jing-Zhe Xue2, Tao He1, Yang Lu1 (*), Jian-Wei Liu2, and Shu-Hong Yu2 (*)

Silver nanowire (NW)-reinforced chitosan (CS) and thiolated chitosan (TCS) films were fabricated by a facile spray induced self-assembly. process, in which the films are reinforced by Ag–S covalent bonds. The tensile strength of the optimized Ag NW-TCS film was up to 3.9 and 1.5 times higher than that of pure TCS and Ag NW-CS films.
2018, 11(1): 410–419

Wui Chung Yap1,§, Zhengfeng Yang1,§, Mehrshad Mehboudi2,§, Jia-An Yan3, Salvador Barraza-Lopez2, and Wenjuan Zhu1 (*)

Transport properties of GeSe and its heterostructures with MoS2 were investigated both experimentally and theoretically. GeSe exhibits a markedly anisotropic electronic transport, with maximum conductance along the armchair direction. Density functional theory calculations reveal that the effective mass is 2.7 times larger along the zigzag direction than the armchair direction. The temperature dependence of the currents in GeSe/MoS2 heterojunction reveal that GeSe and MoS2 have a type-II band alignment with a conduction band offset of ~0.234 eV.
2018, 11(1): 420–430

Tingting Huang1,2, Zheng Lou2, Shuai Chen1,2, Rui Li1,2, Kai Jiang3, Di Chen1 (*), and Guozhen Shen2,4 (*)

Polycrystalline SrGe4O9 nanotubes were prepared to fabricate high-performance rigid, flexible gas sensors for detecting ammonia at room temperature.
2018, 11(1): 431–439

Qiao Chen1,2, Li Zhang1, and Hongwei Zhu1,2 (*)

Iron chloride flake crystals integrate with a graphene surface and are intercalated between graphene adlayers. Thus, heavy doping of graphene is achieved.
2018, 11(1): 440–448

Yangsheng Cai1, Guozhao Fang1, Jiang Zhou1,2 (*), Sainan Liu1, Zhigao Luo1, Anqiang Pan1,2 (*), Guozhong Cao3, and Shuquan Liang1,2 (*)

Porous shuttle-like vanadium oxides (i.e., V2O5, V2O3/C) were prepared by using MIL-88B (V) as precursors with a specific calcination process. The derived V2O3/C exhibited excellent electrochemical performance as an anode material for sodium-ion batteries.
2018, 11(1): 449–463

Koshonna Brown1, Ted Thurn1,, Lun Xin1, William Liu1,, Remon Bazak1,, Si Chen2, Barry Lai2, Stefan Vogt2, Chris Jacobsen3, Tatjana Paunesku1, and Gayle E. Woloschak1 ()

TiO2 nanoparticles have low natural contrast;two novel ways to label them in situ to enable optical microscopy were developed, based on standard tools used in cell biology. In each case,visible fluorescence was achieved in situ in cells fixed after nanoparticle uptake.Specificity of labeling was confirmed by X-ray fluorescence microscopy.
2018, 11(1): 464–476

Yangbo Kong§, Jianmin Luo§, Chengbin Jin, Huadong Yuan, Ouwei Sheng, Liyuan Zhang, Cong Fang, Wenkui Zhang, Hui Huang, Yang Xia, Chu Liang, Jun Zhang, Yongping Gan, and Xinyong Tao (*)

Aluminium-doped zinc oxide (AZO@C) nanocomposites have been successfully synthesized through a facile biotemplating method using kapok fibers as both the template and carbon source. When applied in Li-S batteries, the corresponding cathodes showed excellent electrochemical performance owing to the high conductivity of AZO, which can effectively suppress the shuttle effect of lithium polysulfides (LiPSs), and increase the LiPSs conversion and Li2S precipitation rates.
2018, 11(1): 477–489