Volume 11

Issue 01,2018

(50 articles)


Hongbo Wang1, Tianran Zhang2, Chao Chen3, Min Ling4, Zhan Lin1,3 (*), Shanqing Zhang4, Feng Pan5, and Chengdu Liang1

An aqueous sodium-ion battery is fabricated using a single NASICON-structured Na2VTi(PO4)3 material with the redox couples of V4+/V3+ and Ti4+/Ti3+ working on the cathode and anode, respectively. The high-safety and low-cost symmetric full-cell exhibits an impressive cyclability suitable for applications in stationary batteries.
2018, 11(1): 490–498

Xian Jiang1,§, Gengtao Fu1,§, Xia Wu1, Yang Liu1, Mingyi Zhang2, Dongmei Sun1, Lin Xu1 (*), and Yawen Tang1 (*)

Ultrathin AgPt alloy nanowires are successfully achieved with a high yield and uniformity by a facile hydrothermal synthetic strategy. Due to the alloyed composition and 1D structure, the ultrathin AgPt nanowires exhibit a superior electrocatalytic activity and better CO tolerance for the formic acid oxidation reaction than AgPt nanoparticles or a commercial Pt black catalyst.
2018, 11(1): 499–510

Zhiyi Gao1,2,§, Zheng Lou2,§, Shuai Chen2, La Li2, Kai Jiang3, Zuoling Fu1 (*), Wei Han4 (*), and Guozhen Shen2,5 (*)

A smart multi-functional face mask was fabricated with three types of wearable fiber gas sensors that had the ability to selectively distinguish gases at room temperature.
2018, 11(1): 511–519

Lijuan Yan1,§, Yang Liu2,§, Yaning Yan1, Lanfang Wang1, Juan Han1, Yanan Wang1, Guowei Zhou1, Mark T. Swihart2, and Xiaohong Xu1,3 (*)

We designed and fabricated ZnO/Ag nanostructured films to enhance the photoelectric conversion efficiency. The photocurrent increased 3.75 times for the antenna-on ZnO/Ag three-dimensional nanostructured film (ZAZAZA) relative to a pure ZnO film (Z) under ultraviolet–visible light illumination, indicating great potential for application in photovoltaic or photoelectrochemical devices.
2018, 11(1): 520–529

Shichao Zhao1,2, Lili Yan1,2, Xiaodong Tian2,3, Yequn Liu1,4, Chaoqiu Chen1, Yunqin Li1,2, Jiankang Zhang1,2, Yan Song3, and Yong Qin1 (*)

2018, 11(1): 530–541

Wei Jia, Beibei Tang (*), and Peiyi Wu (*)

Nafion is adopted as a dispersant for assisting the water-phase exfoliation of MoS2. Composite membranes of Nafion-modified MoS2/Nafion show excellent near-infrared light-controllable multishape memory performance with convenient operation and quick response.
2018, 11(1): 542–553

Shengxue Yang1,2,§ (*), Yuan Liu3,§, Minghui Wu4,§, Li-Dong Zhao2, Zhaoyang Lin1, Hung-chieh Cheng3, Yiliu Wang1, Chengbao Jiang2, Su-Huai Wei5, Li Huang4, Yu Huang3,6, and Xiangfeng Duan1,6 (*)

We report a systematic study of the in-plane anisotropic properties of layered SnSe, using angle-resolved Raman scattering, optical absorption, and electrical transport methods.
2018, 11(1): 554–564

David van Treeck (*), Gabriele Calabrese, Jelle J. W. Goertz, Vladimir M. Kaganer, Oliver Brandt, Sergio Fernández-Garrido, and Lutz Geelhaar

We investigate in detail the self-assembled nucleation and growth of GaN nanowires on TiN. It is demonstrated that the TiN substrate allows the growth of long, thin and uncoalesced GaN nanowires which are suitable for the growth of core–shell heterostructures.
2018, 11(1): 565–576

Lanlan Yu1,3,4, Yongfang Zheng1,3,4, Jing Xu1,4, Fuyang Qu1,4, Yuchen Lin1,4, Yimin Zou1,4, Yanlian Yang1 (*), Sally L. Gras2 (*), and Chen Wang1 (*)

TTR-related functional peptides were designed with two different functional motifs. Here, we used scanning tunneling microscopy to achieve site-specific analyses of their assembly structures for rational design and optimization.
2018, 11(1): 577–585

Raffaele Pugliese1, Amanda Marchini1,2, Gloria Anna Ada Saracino2, Ronald N. Zuckermann3, and Fabrizio Gelain1,2 (*)

Self-assembling peptides have an unquestionable impact on regenerative medicine applications, because they feature biomimetic nano-architectures that mimic the complexity of natural peptidebased extracellular matrices of living tissues. Although selfassembling peptides have attracted increasing interest in the scientific community as tailorable, synthetic, and biocompatible biomaterials, their applications have been hampered so far by their poor mechanical properties, yielding soft and fragile scaffolds unsuitable for many medical applications. Here, by using a tailored cross-linking reaction, it was possible to covalently link peptide molecules after self-assembly, giving rise to dramatically stiffer, flexible, and tailorable biomimetic scaffolds, thus expanding their potential for many applications in regenerative medicine and beyond.
2018, 11(1): 586–602