A mini-review: emerging all-solid-state energy storage electrode materials for flexible devices
New technologies for future electronics such as personal healthcare devices and foldable smartphones require emerging developments in flexible energy storage devices as power sources.
Photocorrosion inhibition of CdS-based catalysts for photocatalytic overall water splitting
The urgent need for clean and renewable energy drives the exploration of effective strategies to produce hydrogen.
Optomechanical resonating probe for very high frequency sensing of atomic forces
An optomechanical probe is introduced that operates at very high frequency, opening up a pathway to the measurement of atomic forces at shorter timescale.
Penetration of the blood–brain barrier and the anti-tumour effect of a novel PLGA-lysoGM1/DOX micelle drug delivery system
a) Diagram depicting the preparation of drug delivery system of PLGA-lysoGM1/DOX micelles. b) Schematic illustration of micelles elicited antitumor. c) Micelles cross BBB via micropinocytosis and autophagy/lysosomal pathways.
Ligand-assisted capping growth of self-supporting ultrathin FeNi-LDH nanosheet arrays with atomically dispersed chromium atoms for efficient electrocatalytic water oxidation
Hybrid polymer/porous silicon nanofibers for loading and sustained release of synthetic DNA-based responsive devices
Synthetic DNA-based oligonucleotides are loaded into porous silicon nanoparticles and incorporated into polymer nanofibers. The functionality of these input-responsive nanodevices is retained following release from the hybrid nanofibers.
AIE nanodots scaffolded by mini-ferritin protein for cellular imaging and photodynamic therapy
A new type of AIE nanodots has been fabricated for both cell imaging and photodynamic therapy via a simple method using a highly negatively charged mini-ferritin protein as the scaffold.
Effect of aspect ratios of rutile TiO2 nanorods on overall photocatalytic water splitting performance
The spatial separation of reduction and oxidation reaction sites on the different facets of a semiconductor is an ideal and promising route for the overall photocatalytic water splitting due to efficient charge carrier separation.
Simulated revelation of the adsorption behaviours of acetylcholinesterase on charged self-assembled monolayers
Electrostatically driven enzyme orientation leads to different enzyme activities and electron transfer rates on different charged surfaces.
Quinone/ester-based oxygen functional group-incorporated full carbon Li-ion capacitor for enhanced performance
Lithium ion capacitors (LICs) are regarded as one of the most promising energy storage devices since they can bridge the gap between lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors.
Highly efficient inverted perovskite solar cells incorporating P3CT-Rb as a hole transport layer to achieve a large open circuit voltage of 1.144 V
Alkali metal ion doped P3CT has been studied systematically to be used as a hole transport layer in perovskite solar cells.
Zn doped MAPbBr3 single crystal with advanced structural and optical stability achieved by strain compensation
Strain compensation in a Zn doped MAPbBr3 single crystal under light illumination gives rise to improved photostability in terms of temperature and time to the benefit of photodetector.
Facile in situ fabrication of biomorphic Co2P-Co3O4/rGO/C as an efficient electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction
Biomorphic Co2P-Co3O4/rGO/C, consisting of Co2P-Co3O4 heterogeneous particles and rGO sheets on a C substrate, is in situ fabricated using G+ bacteria as both a P source and template, which leads to good electrocatalytic performances for the ORR.
Crystal reconstruction of binary oxide hexagonal nanoplates: monocrystalline formation mechanism and high rate lithium-ion battery applications
A crystal reconstruction strategy towards monocrystalline binary oxide hexagonal nanoplates with graphitized carbon is presented for high rate lithium-ion batteries.
Regulating the pro- and anti-oxidant capabilities of bimetallic nanozymes for the detection of Fe2+ and protection of Monascus pigments
Bimetallic PtRu nanozymes exhibited enhanced multiple enzyme-like activities, and pro-oxidant and antioxidant capabilities, and have shown applications in biological detection and protection.
Tunable low-dimensional self-assembly of H-shaped bichromophoric perylenediimide Gemini in solution
An H-shaped bichromophoric PDI Gemini was prepared, which can self-assemble into 1D helices, 2D rectangular nanocrystals and pyramid-shaped parallelograms. The 2D nanostructures represent the first finding in the self-assembly of PDI-based molecules.
A UV damage-sensing nociceptive device for bionic applications
Azobenzene-functionalized gold nanoparticles are embedded in poly (methyl methacrylate) to construct a nociceptive system.
Black arsenic: a new synthetic method by catalytic crystallization of arsenic glass
Arsenic analogue of black phosphorus was synthesized by crystallization of arsenic glass in presence of mercury catalyst.