Top Papers Award

The annual Top Papers Award has been established since 2015 by the editorial board of Nano Research and the Tsinghua University Press (TUP). This award is open to any scientists worldwide who have published papers in Nano Research during the two preceding years. After the JCR is released in each year, the winner will be determined by the Award Committee (Editors-in-Chief, Associate Editors, representatives from TUP) according to the citation in the latest year and the contribution of the papers.
We are pleased to announce that the sixth Top Papers Awards are presented to the following papers.

Xinyuan Li1,2, Hongpan Rong1 (*), Jiatao Zhang1, Dingsheng Wang2 (*), and Yadong Li2

The local coordination environment of single-atom catalysts exhibits significant effects on their catalytic performance. In this review, we will focus on the characterization of coordination environment, tailoring of the local coordination environment, and their related adjustable catalytic performance.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-020-2755-3
2020, 13(7): 1842–1855
Published: 30 March 2020

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.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1874-y
2018, 11(6): 3294–3305
Published: 22 May 2018

Xiaoxia Wang1, Jianmei Wang3, Xuping Sun2 (*), Shuang Wei1, Liang Cui1, Wenrong Yang3, and Jingquan Liu1 (*)

Hierarchical coral-like Ni-Mo sulfides on Ti mesh (HC-NiMoS/Ti) were prepared and utilized as effective bifunctional electrodes for highly efficient hydrogen generation from overall urea electrolysis.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1711-3
2018, 11(2): 988–996

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.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1941-4
2018, 11(6): 3371–3384
Published: 22 May 2018

Bo Ma1, Zhengchun Yang2, Yantao Chen1 (*), and Zhihao Yuan1 (*)

A facile synthesis method for fabricating nickel cobalt phosphide electrocatalyst with three-dimensional nanostructure (3D-NiCoP) on the nickel foam was successfully developed via hydrothermal and phosphorization reaction. The as-prepared electrocatalyst exhibits a remarkable performance on hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) in both acidic and alkaline electrolytes.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2226-2
2019, 12(2): 375–380
Published: 8 November 2018

Chao Zhou1, Run Shi1,2, Lu Shang1, Li-Zhu Wu1, Chen-Ho Tung1, and Tierui Zhang1,2 (*)

A facile and template-free hydrothermal-assisted thermal polymerization method has been developed for the large-scale synthesis of one-dimensional (1D) graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) microtubes, which show enhanced photocatalytic H2 production activity under visible light irradiation compared with bulk g-C3N4.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-018-2003-2
2018, 11(6): 3462–3468
Published: 22 May 2018

Kailun Xia, Chunya Wang, Muqiang Jian, Qi Wang, and Yingying Zhang (*)

A bionic flexible pressure sensor is fabricated based on fingerprint-like patterned 3D graphene films and hierarchical structured PDMS films molded from natural leaves. The sensor simultaneously possesses a high sensitivity (up to 110 (kPa)−1), large workable pressure range (up to 75 kPa), low detection limit (0.2 Pa), and fast response (< 30 ms), showing great potential for health monitoring and human/machine interaction.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-017-1731-z
2018, 11(2): 1124–1134