Volume 11

Issue 06,2018

(51 articles)


Yantao Li§, Jun Jin§, Dawei Wang, Jiawei Lv, Ke Hou, Yaling Liu (*), Chunying Chen (*), and Zhiyong Tang (*)

Gold nanorod@metal-organic framework (AuNR@MOF) core-shell nanostructures exhibit high drug-loading capacity followed by pH and NIR dual stimuli-responsive drug release via formation and breakage of coordination bonds in the system. Impressively, under NIR irradiation, these core-shell nanostructures display high performance of NIR-induced synergistic chemo-photothermal therapy both in vitro and in vivo, confirmed by cell treatment and tumor ablation via intravenous injection.
2018, 11(6): 3294–3305
Published: 22 May 2018

Yitan Li1,2, Lu Han1, Qiao Liu3, Wei Wang4, Yuguang Chen1, Min Lyu1, Xuemei Li5, Hao Sun6, Hao Wang3, Shufeng Wang4, and Yan Li1,2 (*)

Manipulation of the fluid pattern and saturation of a precursor solution, confined within a micrometer-thick cavity, enables the creation of single-crystal CH3NH3PbBr3 with excellent qualities and tunable morphologies (sheets or wires). The thickness of the sheets can be controlled, while those sheets exhibit an atomic-level surface roughness. The length of the wires is in the order of centimeters.
2018, 11(6): 3306–3312
Published: 22 May 2018

Wei Ye§, Zhongti Sun§, Chengming Wang (*), Mengshan Ye, Chenhao Ren, Ran Long, Xusheng Zheng, Junfa Zhu, Xiaojun Wu (*), and Yujie Xiong (*)

A metallic stack design is developed to reduce Pt usage while enhancing activity and durability in O2 reduction reaction (ORR), based on material synthesis with atomic precision.The design integrates a high-index surface with interfacial electronic effects and substrate stabilization to enhance ORR performance.
2018, 11(6): 3313–3326
Published: 22 May 2018

Fanbin Meng1, Ying Wang1, Qiang Wang1, Xiaoling Xu1, Man Jiang1, Xuesong zhou2, Ping He2, and Zuowan Zhou1 (*)

Introducing trace water can help boost the synthesis of ~ 100% pure helical carbon nanotubes (HCNTs) with yield of ~ 8,078%. Both the purity and the yield of the product are much higher than those obtained without trace water and those mentioned in other reports.
2018, 11(6): 3327–3339
Published: 22 May 2018

Anyi Zhang1,§, Xin Fang1,§, Chenfei Shen1, Yihang Liu2, In Gi Seo1, Yuqiang Ma3, Liang Chen2, Patrick Cottingham4, and Chongwu Zhou2 (*)

In order to address the challenges associated with the use of lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries, we created a poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) (PVDF-HFP)+carbon nanofiber (CNF) composite interlayer and capped it onto a CNF+Li2S6 composite cathode, thus forming a three-dimensional (3D) structural design with multitude advantages, thus enabling outstanding long-cycling performance.
2018, 11(6): 3340–3352
Published: 22 May 2018

Zhen He1,§, Muhammad Hassan1,§, Huan-Xin Ju2, Rui Wang1, Jin-Long Wang1, Jia-Fu Chen1, Jun-Fa Zhu2, Jian-Wei Liu1 (*), and Shu-Hong Yu1 (*)

We report a systematic investigation of three processes (polymer coating, inert atmosphere protection, and thickness-induced self-protection) used to protect tellurium nanowire devices from oxidation when exposed to open air. After the protection treatments, the nanowire devices remain stable even after 800 days of storage, that can greatly improve the stability of the device duration.
2018, 11(6): 3353–3361
Published: 22 May 2018

Xiaogang Li1,§, Wentuan Bi1,§, Zhe Wang2,§, Wenguang Zhu2, Wangsheng Chu3 (*), Changzheng Wu1 (*), and Yi Xie1

A method based on surface-adsorbed ions on TiO2 nanosheets for photocatalytic CO2 reduction is reported. The incorporation of isolated Bi ions on the surface of TiO2 nanosheets free from bulk perturbations provides a built-in electric field that effectively modulates charge carrier separation. This results in an improved CO2 reduction performance and preferred CH4 conversion.
2018, 11(6): 3362–3370
Published: 22 May 2018

Changyong Lan1,2, Ziyao Zhou1,3, Zhifei Zhou2, Chun Li2, Lei Shu1,3, Lifan Shen3,4, Dapan Li1,3, Ruoting Dong1, SenPo Yip1,3,4, and Johnny C. Ho1,3,4,5 (*)

Wafer-scale monolayer WS2 with high quality and uniformity was successfully synthesized by enhanced chemical vapor deposition. Flexible photodetectors based on the synthesized monolayer WS2 show excellent device performance and mechanical flexibility.
2018, 11(6): 3371–3384
Published: 22 May 2018

Wei Wang1,§, Yang Zhao1,§, Bei-Bei Yan1, Liang Dong1, Yang Lu2, and Shu-Hong Yu1 (*)

Calcium carbonate-doxorubicin@silica-indocyanine green nanospheres with high uniformity and monodispersity have been synthesized, providing a photo-triggered platform for drug-resistant cancer therapy.
2018, 11(6): 3385–3395
Published: 22 May 2018

Dongyan Wu1,§, Huaisong Wang1,§, Xiaoshuang Hou1, Huan Chen2, Yu Ma1, Yanglong Hou3 (*), Jin Hong4, and Ya Ding1 (*)

We employed doxorubicin-conjugated gold nanoparticles as a demonstration to better understand the effects of the size of the gold core on the structural design of potential therapeutic nanosystems.
2018, 11(6): 3396–3410
Published: 22 May 2018