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Graphitic carbon nitride with different dimensionalities for energy and environmental applications

Qiang Hao1, Guohua Jia2, Wei Wei1, Ajayan Vinu3, Yuan Wang4, Hamidreza Arandiyan5, and Bing-Jie Ni1 (*)

1 Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater (CTWW), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia
2 Curtin Institute of Functional Molecules and Interfaces, School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
3 Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN), School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
4 School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
5 Laboratory of Advanced Catalysis for Sustainability, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

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In this work, the authors reviewed the synthesis of graphitic carbon nitride with different micro-nano structures and the applications in various energy and environmental areas.


A scalable bio-inspired polydopamine-Cu ion interfacial layer for high-performance lithium metal anode

Qianqian Meng1,2, Huimin Zhang1, Yue Liu1,2, Shaobo Huang1,2, Tianzhu Zhou1, Xiaofei Yang1,3, Biyan Wang2, Wenfeng Zhang1, Hai Ming1, Yu Xiang1, Meng Li1, Gaoping Cao1, Yaqin Huang1, Li-zhen Fan2, Hao Zhang1 (*), Yuepeng Guan3 (*)

 1 Beijing Key Laboratory of Advanced Chemical Energy Storage Technologies and Materials, Research Institute of Chemical Defense, Beijing 100191, China 2 Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Materials Genome Engineering, Institute of Advanced Materials and Technology, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China 3 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, The Key Laboratory of Beijing City on Preparation and Processing of Novel Polymer Materials, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China

2019, 12(12): 2919每2924

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Schematic diagram of the PDA-Cu2+ interfacial layer composed by adhesive nanoparticles and Cu ions, which can guide and facilitate uniform Li ion diffusion and Li metal deposition, resulting in a highly stable performance during plating/striping process.


Cyclodextrin conjugated ferritin nanocages reduce intracellular cholesterol level in foam cells

Samyukta Ravishankar1 and Sierin Lim1,2 (*)

1 School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 70 Nanyang Drive, Blk N1.3, Singapore 637457, Singapore
2 NTU-Northwestern Institute for Nanomedicine, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Drive, Blk N3.1, Singapore 637553, Singapore

2019, 12(12): 2925每2932

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Ferritin protein nanocages were modified with cyclodextrin and examined for its passive localization and cholesterol sequestration properties from lipid-laden macrophages (foam cells).


Resolution and contrast enhancement of laser-scanning multiphoton microscopy using thulium-doped upconversion nanoparticles

Alexey B. Kostyuk1, Artem D. Vorotnov1, Andrey V. Ivanov2, Arthur B. Volovetskiy1, Aleksandr V. Kruglov1, Lyudmila M. Sencha1, Liuen Liang3, Evgenii L. Guryev1, Vladimir A. Vodeneev1, Sergey M. Deyev4, Yiqing Lu3, and Andrei V. Zvyagin1,2,3 (*)

1 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod 603950, Russia
2 Center of Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Sechenov University, Moscow 119991, Russia
3 ARC Centre of Excellence ※Nanoscale BioPhotonics§, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University, Sydney 2109, Australia
4 Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 117997, Russia

2019, 12(12): 2933每2940

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Upconversion nanoparticles co-doped with 8% Tm in combination with a commercial laser-scanning multiphoton microscopy appeared uniquely suited for labeling biological systems to acquire high-resolution images with the enhanced contrast. Discrete nanoparticles became clearly observable in cells and freshly excised animal tissue of laboratory animals, which represented challenging environment of intense autofluorescence, exogenous staining, and turbidity, as typically occur in intravital imaging.


Co0.85Se hollow spheres constructed of ultrathin 2D mesoporous nanosheets as a novel bifunctional-electrode for supercapacitor and water splitting

Nadeem Hussain1,3, Fangfang Wu4, Liqiang Xu1,2 (*), and Yitai Qian1

1 Key Laboratory of Colloid & Interface Chemistry, Ministry of Education and School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
2 Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education), Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
3 Shenzhen Research Institute of Shandong University, Rm A301, Virtual University Park, Nanshan, Shenzhen 518057, China
4 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, 18 Chaowang Road, Hangzhou 310014, China

2019, 12(12): 2941每2946

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Co0.85Se hollow spheres constructed by two-dimensional (2D) mesoporous ultrathin nanosheets with high specific surface area (93.2 m2﹞g−1) were synthesized first time via a one-step and cost effective solvothermal process. Their bifunctional electrocatalytic-supercapacitive properties were obtained simultaneously due to synergistic effects between macroscopic morphological features and microscopic atomic/electronic structure of Co0.85Se.


Polydopamine and ammonium bicarbonate coated and doxorubicin loaded hollow cerium oxide nanoparticles for synergistic tumor therapy

Keqiang Xu1,2, Yan Cheng1 (*), Jiao Yan1, Yanlin Feng1,2, Runxiao Zheng1,2, Xiaqing Wu1,2, Yanjing Wang1,2, Panpan Song1,2, and Haiyuan Zhang1,2 (*)
1 Laboratory of Chemical Biology, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China
2 University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China

2019, 12(12): 2947每2953

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Polydopamine and ammonium bicarbonate coated and doxorubicin loaded hollow cerium oxide nanoparticles were fabricated to fight against cancer through synergistic effect among photothermal therapy, chemotherapy and chemodynamic therapy.


Ordered two-dimensional porous Co3O4 nanosheets as electrocatalysts for rechargeable Li-O2 batteries

Yu Zhang1,∫, Mingzhen Hu2,3,∫, Mengwei Yuan1, Genban Sun1, Yufeng Li1, Kebin Zhou2, Chen Chen3, Caiyun Nan1 (*), and Yadong Li3

1 College of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
2 School of Chemical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Yu Zhang and Mingzhen Hu contributed equally to this work.

2019, 12(2): 299每302

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Ordered two-dimensional Co3O4 nanosheets have been designed as cathode catalysts for Li-O2 batteries, and it presented high initial discharge capacity and good cycling stability due to the superiority of structure.


Direct synthesis of L10-FePt nanoparticles from single-source bimetallic complex and their electrocatalytic applications in oxygen reduction and hydrogen evolution reactions

Zhengong Meng1,∫, Fei Xiao2,∫, Zhuoxun Wei1, Xuyun Guo4, Ye Zhu4, Yurong Liu1, Guijun Li5, Zhen-Qiang Yu1 (*), Minhua Shao2 (*), and Wai-Yeung Wong3,6 (*)

1 College of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering and Institute of Low-dimensional Materials Genome Initiative, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
2 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon 999077, Hong Kong, China
3 Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, China
4 Department of Applied Physics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, China
5 State Key Laboratory of Ultra-precision Machining Technology, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, China
6 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Shenzhen Research Institute, Shenzhen 518057, China
Zhengong Meng and Fei Xiao contributed equally to this work.

2019, 12(12): 2954每2959

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Highly ordered L10-FePt nanoparticles were prepared and well-controlled by a molecular strategy, and they were used as the bifunctional electrocatalysts in oxygen reduction and hydrogen evolution reactions with much better performances than the commercial Pt/C catalysts.


Rational design of phosphorus-doped cobalt sulfides electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution

Guoxing Qu1, Tianli Wu2, Yanan Yu1, Zekang Wang1, Yang Zhou1, Zhendong Tang3, and Qin Yue1 (*)
1 Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China
2 Henan Key Laboratory of Photovoltaic Materials, Henan University, Kaifeng 475004, China
3 Ordnance NCO Academy, Army Engineering University of PLA, Wuhan 430075, China

2019, 12(12): 2960每2965

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For the first time, P doped Co1−xS is found a promising electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution. With narrow band gap and optimal hydrogen adsorption sites, P doped Co1−xS shows significantly enhanced HER activity.


Immobilizing palladium nanoparticles on boron-oxygen-functionalized carbon nanospheres towards efficient hydrogen generation from formic acid

Shan Zhong1,2, Nobuko Tsumori3, Mitsunori Kitta1, and Qiang Xu1,2,4 (*)

1 Research Institute of Electrochemical Energy, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577, Japan
2 Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, Kobe, Hyogo 657-8501, Japan
3 Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Toyama National College of Technology, 13 Hongo-machi, Toyama 939-8630, Japan
4 AIST-Kyoto University Chemical Energy Materials Open Innovation Laboratory (ChEM-OIL), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Kyoto 606-8501, Japan

2019, 12(12): 2966每2970

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Highly dispersed palladium nanoparticles (Pd NPs) were immobilized on boron-oxygen (B-O)-functionalized carbon nanospheres (Pd/OB-C), exhibiting significantly improved activity for formic acid dehydrogenation. By adding melamine precursor, OB-C-N product displays a high B content. Pd/OB-C-N shows a superb activity, with a turnover frequency as high as 5,354 h每1 at 323 K.


All-in-one theranostic nanoplatform with controlled drug release and activated MRI tracking functions for synergistic NIR-II hyperthermiachemotherapy of tumors

Xianguang Ding1,†, Haitao Zhao2, Chunyan Li1,3, Qiangbin Wang1,3, and Jiang Jiang1,3 (*)
1 i-Lab and Division of Nanobiomedicine, CAS Key Laboratory of Nano-Bio Interface, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123, China
2 Institute for Health Innovation and Technology, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117599, Singapore
3 School of Nano Technology and Nano Bionics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
Present address: Institute for Health Innovation and Technology, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117599, Singapore

2019, 12(12): 2971每2981

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A novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) agent for drug release tracking is developed, integrating photothermal core and paramagnetic ion/drug loading shell with a thermal valve. Co-loaded phase change materials act as both gatekeeper and heat buffer, enabling near-infrared (NIR) stimulated drug release, and synergistic chemo-mild hyperthermia therapy.


Unravelling a solution-based formation of single-crystalline kinked wurtzite nanowires: The case of MnSe

Xinyi Yang1, Bo Zhou1, Chuang Liu1, Yongming Sui1, Guanjun Xiao1, Yingjin Wei2, Xin Wang3, and Bo Zou1 (*)

1 State Key Laboratory of Superhard Materials, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
2 Laboratory of Physics and Technology for Advanced Batteries (Ministry of Education), Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
3 College of Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1424-7

Nano Research 2017, 10(7): 2311每2320

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A rational strategy for nonpolar axial-oriented growth and switching was developed to sculpt single-crystalline kinked wurtzite MnSe nanowires in a facile solution-based procedure. The ability to continuously switch the nonpolar axial-growth orientation allowed us to craft the multiply kinking landscape.


Photo-thermoelectric effect induced electricity in stretchable graphenepolymer nanocomposites for ultrasensitive strain sensing

Ding Zhang1,4, Yiding Song1,4, Lu Ping1,4, Suwen Xu1,4, De Yang2 (*), Yuanhao Wang3 (*), and Ya Yang1,4,5 (*)
1 CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, Beijing Key Laboratory of Micro-nano Energy and Sensor, Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
2 Department of Neurology, Fuling Center Hospital of Chongqing City, Chongqing 408000, China
3 Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, China
4 School of Nanoscience and Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
5 Center on Nanoenergy Research, School of Physical Science and Technology, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, China

2019, 12(12): 2982每2987

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A self-powered stretchable graphene-ecoflex composite strain sensor based on photo-thermoelectric effect has been fabricated to monitor human activities by detecting current variations. The self-powered strain sensor was implanted in pork for effective strain detection, demonstrating the feasibility of the implantable strain sensing in vivo.


Single and multi domain buckled germanene phases on Al(111) surface

Dmitriy A. Muzychenko1 (*), Sergey I. Oreshkin2, Vladimir I. Panov1, Chris Van Haesendonck3, and Andrey I. Oreshkin1

1 Faculty of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119991 Moscow, Russia
2 Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119234 Moscow, Russia
3 Solid-State Physics and Magnetism Section, KU Leuven, BE-3001 Leuven, Belgium

2019, 12(12): 2988每2996

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We report on the simultaneous nucleation and growth of single domain (3℅3) and multi domain (﹟7℅﹟7)R(19.1∼) germanene phases on Al(111) surface regardless of Al substrate temperature with a range Ts = 27每200 ∼C. Our scanning tunneling microscopy experiments combined with the density functional theory based simulations are consistent with atomic model structures with strongly buckled germanene (2℅2)/Al(111)(3℅3) and (﹟3℅﹟3)R30∼/Al(111)(﹟7℅﹟7)R(㊣19.1∼) with one Ge atom protruding upward, which properly describe the experimentally observed single and multi domain surface phases.


Unexpected intercalation-dominated potassium storage in WS2 as a potassium-ion battery anode

Yuhan Wu1, Yang Xu2 (*), Yueliang Li3, Pengbo Lyu4, Jin Wen5, Chenglin Zhang1, Min Zhou1, Yaoguo Fang1, Huaping Zhao1, Ute Kaiser3, and Yong Lei1 (*)

1 Fachgebiet Angewandte Nanophysik, Institut f邦r Physik & ZMN MacroNano (ZIK), Technische Universität Ilmenau, Ilmenau 98693, Germany
2 Department of Chemistry, University College London, London WC1H 0AJ, UK
3 Central Facility for Electron Microscopy, Electron Microscopy Group of Materials Science, Ulm University, Ulm 89081, Germany
4 Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University, 12843 Prague 2, Czech Republic
5 Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 16610 Prague 6, Czech Republic

2019, 12(12): 2997每3002

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WS2 is reported as a two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide that serves as an intercalation-type anode even at deep discharge condition in K-ion batteries. Investigation of the charge/discharge process reveals an intercalation dominated mechanism to store K-ions, which results in highly stable cyclability and great rate capability of the anode.


Co-delivery of PARP and PI3K inhibitors by nanoscale metal-organic frameworks for enhanced tumor chemoradiation

Megan J. Neufeld1 (*), Allison N. DuRoss1, Madeleine R. Landry1, Hayden Winter2, Andrea M. Goforth2, and Conroy Sun1,3 (*)
1 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University, Portland, Oregon 97201, USA
2 Department of Chemistry, Portland State University, 1719 SW 10th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97201, USA
3 Department of Radiation Medicine, 3181 S. W. Sam Jackson Park Rd, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA

2019, 12(12): 3003每3017

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Nanoscale metal-organic frameworks display synergistic activity in a breast cancer model by both augmenting radiation therapy and preventing DNA damage repair, thus demonstrating their potential as a unique chemoradiation platform.


A flutter-effect-based triboelectric nanogenerator for breeze energy collection from arbitrary directions and self-powered wind speed sensor

Jie Hu, Xianjie Pu, Hongmei Yang, Qixuan Zeng, Qian Tang, Dazhi Zhang, Chenguo Hu, and Yi Xi (*)

Department of Applied Physics, State Key Laboratory of Power Transmission Equipment & System Security and New Technology, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China

2019, 12(12): 3018每3023

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The flutter-effect-based triboelectric nanogenerator (FE-TENG) is designed for the first time to avoid the friction wear and greatly reduce the energy loss, converting breeze energy from arbitrary direction in the environment into electricity. In addition, a self-powered wind speed sensor can be achieved rely on the excellent linear relationship between wind speed and electrical output signal.


A novel chitosan nanocapsule for enhanced skin penetration of cyclosporin A and effective hair growth in vivo

Jin Sil Lee1,2,∫, Youngmin Hwang2,∫, Hyeryeon Oh1,2, Sunghyun Kim1, Jin-Hwa Kim3, Jeung-Hoon Lee3, Yong Chul Shin3,4, Giyoong Tae2 (*), and Won Il Choi1 (*)

1 Center for Convergence Bioceramic Materials, Convergence R&D Division, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology, 202, Osongsaengmyeong 1-ro, Osong-eup, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju, Chungbuk 28160, Republic of Korea
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, 123 Cheomdan-gwagiro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61005, Republic of Korea
3 SKINMED Co., Ltd., Daejeon 34028, Republic of Korea
4 Amicogen, Inc., 64 Dongburo 1259, Jinsung, Jinju 52621, Republic of Korea
Jin Sil Lee and Youngmin Hwang contributed equally to this work.

2019, 12(12): 3024每3030

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The cyclosporin A loaded chitosan nanocapsules (CsA@ChiNCs) were developed as a new potential platform for enhanced transdermal drug delivery and effective hair regeneration.


One-step synthesis of thermally stable artificial multienzyme cascade system for efficient enzymatic electrochemical detection

Xiqing Cheng1, Jinhong Zhou1, Jiayu Chen1, Zhaoxiong Xie1,2, Qin Kuang1 (*), and Lansun Zheng1
1 State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, and Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
2 Pen-Tung Sah Institute of Micro-Nano Science and Technology, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China

2019, 12(12): 3031每3036

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An artificial multienzyme cascade system with glucose oxidase (GOx) immobilized within Cu-based metal-organic framework (MOF) layer grown on the three-dimensional (3D) porous copper foam was successfully constructed via a facile electrochemical assisted biomimetic mineralization process. Such a well-designed GOx@Cu-MOF/copper foam architecture exhibited superior sensitivity and thermal stability in the efficient enzymatic electrochemical detection of glucose.


Radioiodinated tyrosine based carbon dots with efficient renal clearance for single photon emission computed tomography of tumor

Nian Liu1,2,3,∫, Yiyue Shi1,∫, Jingru Guo1, Hai Li4, Qiang Wang5, Menglin Song3, Zhiyuan Shi3, Le He4, Xinhui Su5, Jin Xie6, and Xiaolian Sun1 (*)
1 State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, Key Laboratory of Drug Quality Control and Pharmacovigilance, Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009, China
2 Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging, Helmholtz Zentrum M邦nchen and Technische Universität M邦nchen, Neuherberg 85764, Germany
3 State Key Laboratory of Molecular Vaccinology and Molecular Diagnostics & Center for Molecular Imaging and Translational Medicine, School of Public Health, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
4 Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based Functional Materials & Devices, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
5 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Zhongshan Hospital Xiamen University, Xiamen 361004, China
6 Department of Chemistry, Bio-Imaging Research Center, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
Nian Liu and Yiyue Shi contributed equally to this work.

2019, 12(12): 3037每3043

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A 2.5 nm tyrosine based carbon dots (TCDs) with phenolic hydroxyl groups on the surface have been synthesized for directly 125I labeling. The 125I labeled TCDs are proved to be effective single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging agents for tumors with effective renal clearance.


Development of a homogenous assay based on fluorescent imprinted nanoparticles for analysis of nitroaromatic compounds

Asma Elbelazi1,2, Francesco Canfarotta3 (*), Joanna Czulak3, Michael J. Whitcombe1, Sergey Piletsky1, and Elena Piletska1
1 Chemistry Department, University of Leicester, LE1 7RH, Leicester, UK
2 Chemistry Department, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya
3 MIP Diagnostics Ltd., Colworth Science Park, Sharnbrook, Bedford, MK44 1LQ, UK

2019, 12(12): 3044每3050

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Herein we describe the development of a homogeneous assay for the detection of two nitroaromatic compounds. This assay relies on fluorescent molecularly imprinted nanoparticles (nanoMIPs) which, upon interaction with the target analytes, generate a reduction in fluorescence emission intensity (quenching).


Confining MOF-derived SnSe nanoplatelets in nitrogen-doped graphene cages via direct CVD for durable sodium ion storage

Chen Lu1,∫, Zhenzhu Li1,∫, Zhou Xia1, Haina Ci1,2, Jingsheng Cai1, Yingze Song1, Lianghao Yu1, Wanjian Yin1, Shixue Dou3, Jingyu Sun1,2 (*), and Zhongfan Liu1,2,4 (*)

1 College of Energy, Soochow Institute for Energy and Materials Innovations (SIEMIS), Key Laboratory of Advanced Carbon Materials and Wearable Energy Technologies of Jiangsu Province, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China
2 Beijing Graphene Institute (BGI), Beijing 100095, China
3 Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
4 Center for Nanochemistry (CNC), Beijing Science and Engineering Center for Nanocarbons, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Chen Lu and Zhenzhu Li contributed equally to this work.

2019, 12(12): 3051每3058

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Metal-organic framework (MOF)-derived SnSe/C wrapped within nitrogendoped graphene (NG@SnSe/C) hybrid is designed targeting durable sodium-ion storage. Thus derived Na-ion capacitors harvest a high energy and power density, holding promise for next-generation energy storages.


In vivo and in situ real-time fluorescence imaging of peripheral nerves in the NIR-II window

Zhujun Feng1,∫, Yimeng Yang2,∫, Jian Zhang2,∫, Kan Wang3, Yunxia Li2, Heng Xu4, Zhen Wang5, Ewelina Biskup6, Shixian Dong1, Xing Yang7, Yuefeng Hao7 (*), Jun Chen2 (*), and Yan Wo1 (*)
1 Department of Anatomy and Physiology, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200025, China
2 Sports Medicine Institute of Fudan University, Department of Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
3 Department of Instrument Science and Engineering, School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Engineering Research Center for Intelligent diagnosis and treatment instrument, Key Laboratory of Thin Film and Microfabrication (Ministry of Education), Shanghai 200240, China
4 Department of Plastic Surgery, Ninth People*s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China
5 Department of physical education, Fudan University, Shanghai 200040, China
6 University Hospital of Basel, Department of Internal Medicine, Petersgraben 4, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
7 Department of orthopedics, Affiliated Suzhou Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Suzhou 215500, China
Zhujun Feng, Yimeng Yang, and Jian Zhang contributed equally to this work.

2019, 12(12): 3059每3068

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A novel in vivo and in situ real-time imaging of peripheral nerves based on the second near-infrared window (NIR-II) QDs fluorescence facilitates an earlier, more precise and better prognosis of clinical peripheral neuropathy by direct imaging of peripheral nerves in vivo.


Angular dependence of nanoparticle generation in the matrix assembly cluster source

Maria Chiara Spadaro1,†, Junlei Zhao2, William D. Terry3, Jian Liu3,4, Feng Yin5, Flyura Djurabekova2, and Richard E. Palmer1 (*)

1 College of Engineering, Swansea University, Bay Campus, Fabian Way, Swansea SA1 8EN, UK
2 Department of Physics and Helsinki Institute of Physics, University of Helsinki, P. O. Box43, FIN-00014, Helsinki, Finland
3 Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B152TT, UK
4 National Center for Electron Microscopy in Beijing, Key Laboratory of Advanced Materials (MOE), The State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
5 School of Physics and Information Technology, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi*an 710062, China
Present address: Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC and BIST, Campus UAB, Bellaterra, 08193 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

2019, 12(12): 3069每3074

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The matrix assembly cluster source (MACS) is suitable for the scale-up of cluster deposition: The flux and direction of the clusters obtained are strongly influenced by the spatial distribution of the deposited ion beam energy and shock wave formation.


Biocompatible carbon dots with low-saturation-intensity and highphotobleaching-resistance for STED nanoscopy imaging of the nucleolus and tunneling nanotubes in living cells

Hao Li1,∫, Shuai Ye1,∫, Jiaqing Guo1, Huibo Wang2, Wei Yan1 (*), Jun Song1 (*), and Junle Qu1 (*)
1 Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province, College of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
2 Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-based Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
Hao Li and Shuai Ye contributed equally to this work.


2019, 12(12): 3075每3084

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Fluorescence carbon dots (FNCDs) with high fluorescence quantum yield and strong anti-photobleaching can stain the nucleolus and tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) in the living cell. For the living cell, the lateral resolution of single FNCDs and TNTs diameter are up to 19.7 and 75 nm under the stimulated emission depletion (STED) nanoscopy.


Magnetically recyclable Sm2Co17/Cu catalyst to chemoselectively reduce the 3-nitrostyrene into 3-vinylaniline under room temperature

Zhenhui Ma1, Hu Liu2, and Ming Yue1 (*)

1 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Advanced Functional Materials, Ministry of Education of China, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
2 MIIT Key Laboratory of Critical Materials Technology for New Energy Conversion and Storage, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China

2019, 12(12): 3085每3088

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A magnetically recyclable Sm2Co17/Cu catalyst exhibits high selectivity (99%) and conversion (98%) to reduce 3-nitrostyrene into 3-vinylaniline by catalytic hydrogenation, which can be simply recycled by self-separation method due to magnetically feature of Sm2Co17 single crystal particles.


Controlled oxidation of Ni for stress-free hole transport layer of large-scale perovskite solar cells

Seongha Lee1, Hee-Suk Roh1, Gill Sang Han2 (*), and Jung-Kun Lee1 (*)

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
2 School of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Republic of Korea

2019, 12(12): 3089每3094

Address correspondence to Gill Sang Han,; Jung-Kun Lee,

Stress-free NiO film by thermally oxidation is a key factor to improve structural and electrical qualities of NiO film as a hole-transport layer, leading to enhance the power conversion efficiency of scalable perovskite solar cells.


Electronic structure of exfoliated millimeter-sized monolayer WSe2 on silicon wafer

Wenjuan Zhao1,2, Yuan Huang1,2 (*), Cheng Shen1,2, Cong Li1,2, Yongqing Cai1,2, Yu Xu1,2, Hongtao Rong1,2, Qiang Gao1,2, Yang Wang1,2, Lin Zhao1, Lihong Bao1, Qingyan Wang1, Guangyu Zhang1, Hongjun Gao1,2, Zuyan Xu3, Xingjiang Zhou1,2,4,5 (*), and Guodong Liu1,4 (*)

1 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
4 Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, Dongguan 523808, China
5 Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences, Beijing 100193, China

2019, 12(12): 3095每3100

Address correspondence to Yuan Huang,; Xingjiang Zhou,; Guodong Liu,

The monolayer WSe2 is interesting and important for future application in nanoelectronics, spintronics and valleytronics devices. We have successfully fabricated a few millimeter-sized monolayer WSe2 single crystals and carried out comprehensive electronic band structure study on such high quality samples, using standard high resolution angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy.


Water-induced hydrogenation of graphene/metal interfaces at room temperature: Insights on water intercalation and identification of sites for water splitting

Guangyu He1, Qi Wang1, Hak Ki Yu2, Daniel Far赤as3,4, Yingchun Liu1 (*), and Antonio Politano5,6 (*)
1 Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Energy Systems Research, Ajou University, Suwon 16499, Republic of Korea
3 Departamento de F赤sica de la Materia Condensada, Universidad Aut車noma de Madrid, Madrid 28049, Spain
4 Instituto ※Nicol芍s Cabrera§ and Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC), Universidad Aut車noma de Madrid, Madrid 28049, Spain
5 Department of Physical and Chemical Sciences, University of L*Aquila, Via Vetoio 10, L*Aquila I-67100, Italy
6 CNR-IMM Istituto per la Microelettronica e Microsistemi, VIII strada 5, Catania I-95121, Italy

2019, 12(12): 3101每3108

Address correspondence to Yingchun Liu,; Antonio Politano,

H2O saturates the edge of graphene by H and migrates in the subsurface region from the decoupled edge, where H2O decomposes at room temperature.


Bottom-up fabrication of graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets modified with porphyrin via covalent bonding for photocatalytic H2 evolution

Shufang Tian, Sudi Chen, Xitong Ren, Ronghui Cao, Haiyan Hu, and Feng Bai (*)

Key Laboratory for Special Functional Materials of Ministry of Education, National & Local Joint Engineering Research Center for High-efficiency Display and Lighting Technology, School of Materials Science and Engineering, and Collaborative Innovation Center of Nano Functional Materials and Applications, Henan University, Kaifeng 475004, China

2019, 12(12): 3109每3115

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Porphyrin connected with graphitic carbon nitride by covalent bonding were fabricated for the first time via one-pot thermal copolymerization, the enlarged specific surface area, expanded visible light absorption range and the intramolecular heterojunction all contributed to the optimized photocatalytic performance for H2 evolution.


Amorphous MoS2 confined in nitrogen-doped porous carbon for improved electrocatalytic stability toward hydrogen evolution reaction

Shaojie Lu1, Wenjing Wang1, Shengshuang Yang1, Wei Chen1 (*), Zhongbin Zhuang3, Wenjing Tang1, Caihong He1, Jiajing Qian1, Dekun Ma1, Yun Yang1, and Shaoming Huang1,2 (*)

1 Key Laboratory of Carbon Materials of Zhejiang Province, College of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou 325035, China
2 School of Materials and Energy, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China
3 State Key Lab of Organic−Inorganic Composites and Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering,Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China

2019, 12(12): 3116每3122

Address correspondence to Wei Chen,; Shaoming Huang,

N-doped CMK-3 was utilized to confine the growth of MoS2 with a small size and an amorphous structure to form MoS2@N-CMK-3 which shows good electrocatalytic activity toward HER in acids with a quite small Tafel slope of 32 mV﹞dec−1. And more importantly, compared to MoS2@CMK-3, its electrocatalytic stability has been greatly improved resulted from N-doping.


Vapor growth of WSe2/WS2 heterostructures with stacking dependent optical properties

Xueping Wu, Xiao Wang, Honglai Li, Zhouxiaosong Zeng, Biyuan Zheng, Danliang Zhang, Fang Li, Xiaoli Zhu, Ying Jiang (*), and Anlian Pan (*)
Key Laboratory for Micro-Nano Physics and Technology of Hunan Province, School of Physics and Electronics, College of Materials and Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
Xueping Wu and Xiao Wang contributed equally to this work.

2019, 12(12): 3123每3128

Address correspondence to Ying Jiang,; Anlian Pan,

The WSe2/WS2 vertically stacked bilayer heterostructures with controllable commensurate crystallographic alignments are successfully synthesized by vapor growth route and confirmed by the stacking dependent optical properties.


Near-infrared light activated persistent luminescence nanoparticles via upconversion

Zhanjun Li1,2, Ling Huang1, Yuanwei Zhang1, Yang Zhao1, Hong Yang1, and Gang Han1 (*)

1 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
2 School of Environment, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510630, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1548-9

Nano Research 2017, 10(5): 1840每1846

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Efficient upconverted persistent luminescence imaging is realized by combining the unique features of upconversion nanoparticles and persistent luminescence nanoparticles into polymethyl methacrylate.


Probing the seeded protocol for high-concentration preparation of silver nanowires

Cheng Wang, Baisong Cheng, Haichuan Zhang, Pengbo Wan, Liang Luo (*), Yun Kuang (*), and Xiaoming Sun

State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, P.O. Box 98, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China


Nano Research 2016, 9(5): 1532每1542

Address correspondence to Liang Luo,; Yun Kuang,

The mass synthesis of high-quality silver nanowires with high concentration can be realized based on the concentration law of [Ag+] and [Cl] with a linear relationship.


Freestanding hierarchical porous carbon film derived from hybrid nanocellulose for high-power supercapacitors

Zhi Li1(*), Kaveh Ahadi1, Keren Jiang1, Behzad Ahvazi2, Peng Li3, Anthony O. Anyia2,4, Ken Cadien1, and Thomas Thundat1 (*)

1 Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2V4, Canada
2 Biomass Conversion & Processing Technologies InnoTech, Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures, Edmonton, Alberta T6N 1E4, Canada
3 nanoFAB, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2V4, Canada
4 National Research Council of Canada, 100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6, Canada

DOI 10.1007/s12274-017-1573-8

Nano Research 2017, 10(5): 1847每1860

Address correspondence to Zhi Li,; Thomas Thundat,

The structural advantages of two types of nanocellulose were utilized to fabricate freestanding carbonized hybrid nanocellulose films with a specific surface area over 1,200 m2﹞g-1 as electrode materials for supercapacitors.


Blue emitting CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dot inks obtained from sustained release tablets

Hewei Yang1,2, Yaqing Feng1,2, Zhiyu Tu1, Kuo Su1,2, Xiaozhi Fan3, Bingjie Liu1, Zhiping Shi1,2, Yuzhe Zhang1,2, Chenyang Zhao1, and Bao Zhang1 (*)
1 School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300350, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin), Tianjin 300072, China
3 School of Life Sciences, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China

2019, 12(12): 3129每3134

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Synthesis of blue emitting CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots via a sustained-release-tablet strategy was proposed. Thanks to the limitation of the sustained release tablet on solvent releasing and optimized surface passivation, the resulting CsPbBr3 quantum dots have the average size of 1.1㊣ 0.2 nm with high quality blue emission and excellent stability.


Erratum to: Serum-induced degradation of 3D DNA box origami observed with high-speed atomic force microscopy

Zaixing Jiang1,2,∫, Shuai Zhang2,∫, Chuanxu Yang2, Reza M. Zadegan2, Jørgen Kjems2, Yudong Huang1 (*),
Flemming Besenbacher2, and Mingdong Dong2 (*)

1 Department of Polymer Science and Technology, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
2 Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, DK-8000, Aarhus C, Denmark

DOI 10.1007/s12274-015-0848-1

Nano Research 2015, 8(10): 3446-3446

Address correspondence to Yudong Huang,; Mingdong Dong,


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