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Themed collection 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China

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Open Access Review Article

Graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, and their heterostructures: properties and applications

In recent years, two-dimensional atomic-level thickness crystal materials have attracted widespread interest such as graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), silicene, germanium, black phosphorus (BP), transition metal sulfides and so on.

Graphical abstract: Graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, and their heterostructures: properties and applications
From the themed collection: Editors’ collection: Graphene
Open Access Review Article

A mini review of the synthesis of poly-1,2,3-triazole-based functional materials

Most recent advances of the synthesis of poly-1,2,3-triazole-based functional materials.

Graphical abstract: A mini review of the synthesis of poly-1,2,3-triazole-based functional materials
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
Open Access Paper

Flexible inorganic membranes used as a high thermal safety separator for the lithium-ion battery

A flexible SiO2 porous fiber membrane (SF) is prepared by electrospinning followed by calcination in this work.

Graphical abstract: Flexible inorganic membranes used as a high thermal safety separator for the lithium-ion battery
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Paper

Carbon nanotube/polyurethane films with high transparency, low sheet resistance and strong adhesion for antistatic application

Carbon nanotube/poly(urethane) films for antistatic application with high transparency, low sheet resistance and strong adhesion were obtained by optimizing the ratio of SWCNT to WPU.

Graphical abstract: Carbon nanotube/polyurethane films with high transparency, low sheet resistance and strong adhesion for antistatic application
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
Open Access Paper

Fluorescence properties of heterotrinuclear Zn(II)–M(II) (M = Ca, Sr and Ba) bis(salamo)-type complexes

Three Zn(II)–M(II) (M = Ca, Sr and Ba) complexes have been synthesized and characterized structurally. Ion competitive experiments show that the coordinating capability in the central O6 site is in the order of Ca(II) > Sr(II) > Ba(II).

Graphical abstract: Fluorescence properties of heterotrinuclear Zn(ii)–M(ii) (M = Ca, Sr and Ba) bis(salamo)-type complexes
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
Open Access Paper

Tri- and hexanuclear heterometallic Ni(II)–M(II) (M = Ca, Sr and Ba) bis(salamo)-type complexes: synthesis, structure and fluorescence properties

Tri- and hexanuclear Ni(II)–M(II) (M = Ca, Sr and Ba) complexes have been synthesized and characterized structurally. Fluorescence titration experiments show that the coordinating capabilities in the central O6 site are in the order of Ca(II) > Sr(II) > Ba(II).

Graphical abstract: Tri- and hexanuclear heterometallic Ni(ii)–M(ii) (M = Ca, Sr and Ba) bis(salamo)-type complexes: synthesis, structure and fluorescence properties
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
Open Access Paper

A luminescent metal–organic framework as an ideal chemosensor for nitroaromatic compounds

A 2D luminescent MOF serves as an ideal chemosensor for nitroaromatic compounds, especially for TNP, via luminescent quenching.

Graphical abstract: A luminescent metal–organic framework as an ideal chemosensor for nitroaromatic compounds
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
Open Access Paper

Syntheses, crystal structures and catalytic activities of two solvent-induced homotrinuclear Co(II) complexes with a naphthalenediol-based bis(Salamo)-type tetraoxime ligand

Two homotrinuclear cobalt(II) complexes with different solvent molecules that coordinate to the central Co(II) ion, show different supramolecular interactions and exhibit catalytic activities in relation to catechol oxidase.

Graphical abstract: Syntheses, crystal structures and catalytic activities of two solvent-induced homotrinuclear Co(ii) complexes with a naphthalenediol-based bis(Salamo)-type tetraoxime ligand
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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Photoluminescence properties of a novel red fluoride K2LiGaF6:Mn4+ nanophosphor

The novel red phosphor K2LiGaF6:Mn4+, which exhibits a broadband excitation extending from 300 to 500 nm and an ideal narrow band emission centered at 630 nm, is a promising red phosphor candidate for application in WLEDs.

Graphical abstract: Photoluminescence properties of a novel red fluoride K2LiGaF6:Mn4+ nanophosphor
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
Open Access Paper

N,N′-di-caboxy methyl perylene diimide (PDI) functionalized CuO nanocomposites with enhanced peroxidase-like activity and their application in visual biosensing of H2O2 and glucose

Perylene diimide functionalized CuO nanobelts were demonstrated to possess higher intrinsic peroxidase-like activity than that of pure CuO nanobelts.

Graphical abstract: N,N′-di-caboxy methyl perylene diimide (PDI) functionalized CuO nanocomposites with enhanced peroxidase-like activity and their application in visual biosensing of H2O2 and glucose
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
Open Access Paper

Co9S8@N,P-doped porous carbon electrocatalyst using biomass-derived carbon nanodots as a precursor for overall water splitting in alkaline media

Using biomass-derived carbon nanodots as a precursor, Co9S8@N,P-doped porous carbon was fabricated by a molten-salt calcination and post-phosphorization method, and exhibits HER and OER bifunctional catalytic activity.

Graphical abstract: Co9S8@N,P-doped porous carbon electrocatalyst using biomass-derived carbon nanodots as a precursor for overall water splitting in alkaline media
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
Open Access Paper

Rapid, stable and self-powered perovskite detectors via a fast chemical vapor deposition process

Organometal halide perovskite materials are outstanding candidates not only for solar cells but also for photo-detection.

Graphical abstract: Rapid, stable and self-powered perovskite detectors via a fast chemical vapor deposition process
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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Enhancement of thermal stability for perovskite solar cells through cesium doping

Organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells are found to be sensitive to moisture, oxygen, UV light, light soaking, heat, electric field, etc.

Graphical abstract: Enhancement of thermal stability for perovskite solar cells through cesium doping
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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Different-sized black phosphorus nanosheets with good cytocompatibility and high photothermal performance

As a new kind of two-dimensional (2D) material, black phosphorus (BP) has attracted explosive interest in biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Different-sized black phosphorus nanosheets with good cytocompatibility and high photothermal performance
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
Open Access Paper

A critical analysis of the α, β and γ phases in poly(vinylidene fluoride) using FTIR

A universal but simple procedure for identifying the α, β and γ phases in PVDF using FTIR is proposed and validated. An integrated quantification methodology for individual β and γ phase in mixed systems is also proposed.

Graphical abstract: A critical analysis of the α, β and γ phases in poly(vinylidene fluoride) using FTIR
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
Open Access Paper

Tunable luminescence and energy transfer properties of Bi3+ and Mn4+ co-doped Ca14Al10Zn6O35 phosphors for agricultural applications

A novel blue phosphor CAZO:Bi3+ and a color tunable phosphor CAZO:Bi3+,Mn4+ have been synthesized, characterized, and studied. The internal QY of CAZO:Bi3+,Mn4+ is as high as 89.1% due to the energy transfer efficiency from Bi3+ to Mn4+.

Graphical abstract: Tunable luminescence and energy transfer properties of Bi3+ and Mn4+ co-doped Ca14Al10Zn6O35 phosphors for agricultural applications
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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Enhancement of nitrogen and sulfur co-doping on the electrocatalytic properties of carbon nanotubes for VO2+/VO2+ redox reaction

Heteroatom doping on the surface of an electrode and catalyst can impact the surface and electronic properties.

Graphical abstract: Enhancement of nitrogen and sulfur co-doping on the electrocatalytic properties of carbon nanotubes for VO2+/VO2+ redox reaction
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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Comparative study of the photocatalytic performance for the degradation of different dyes by ZnIn2S4: adsorption, active species, and pathways

Comparative study of the photocatalytic performance for the degradation of different by ZnIn2S4 based on the adsorption of dyes, the active species and the degradation pathway.

Graphical abstract: Comparative study of the photocatalytic performance for the degradation of different dyes by ZnIn2S4: adsorption, active species, and pathways
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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Free-standing Ti3C2Tx electrode with ultrahigh volumetric capacitance

The flexible and free-standing paper electrode with ultrahigh volumetric performance and outstanding stability was prepared based on the layered 2D Ti3C2Tx, which demonstrates the potential applications in small-sized electronic devices.

Graphical abstract: Free-standing Ti3C2Tx electrode with ultrahigh volumetric capacitance
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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Biomimetic surfaces with anisotropic sliding wetting by energy-modulation femtosecond laser irradiation for enhanced water collection

Inspired by natural rice leaf surfaces, we report a simple method to prepare three-level macrogrooves and micro/nanostructures on PDMS films by using energy-modulation femtosecond laser scanning for potential applications in water collection.

Graphical abstract: Biomimetic surfaces with anisotropic sliding wetting by energy-modulation femtosecond laser irradiation for enhanced water collection
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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High-quality CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals for quantum dot light-emitting diodes

We synthesized luminescent CsPbBr3 nanocrystals with a high quantum yield and realized patterning and color-purity light-emitting diode applications.

Graphical abstract: High-quality CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals for quantum dot light-emitting diodes
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
Open Access Paper

Dielectric metasurface based high-efficiency polarization splitters

In this paper, a novel polarization splitter has been designed based on the dielectric metasurface consisted of silicon nanobricks array, which can generate two different wavefronts for two orthogonal input polarizations with over 90% transmitted efficiency.

Graphical abstract: Dielectric metasurface based high-efficiency polarization splitters
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
Open Access Paper

pH-Sensitive N-doped carbon dots–heparin and doxorubicin drug delivery system: preparation and anticancer research

In this study, doxorubicin (DOX) hydrochloride as a model drug, N-doped carbon dots as a drug carrier, and heparin as an auxiliary medicine were selected to design and prepare a multi-functional drug delivery system with pH-triggered drug release.

Graphical abstract: pH-Sensitive N-doped carbon dots–heparin and doxorubicin drug delivery system: preparation and anticancer research
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
Open Access Paper

Facile design of a ZnO nanorod–Ni core–shell composite with dual peaks to tune its microwave absorption properties

The Ni/ZnO composites show two wide attractive absorption bands, which could broaden the effective absorption bandwidth.

Graphical abstract: Facile design of a ZnO nanorod–Ni core–shell composite with dual peaks to tune its microwave absorption properties
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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Synthesis and characterization of a core–shell BiVO4@g-C3N4 photo-catalyst with enhanced photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation

Novel core–shell structured ellipsoid-like BiVO4@g-C3N4 composites, with different amounts of g-C3N4, have been successfully prepared by a simple hydrothermal-chemisorption method.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and characterization of a core–shell BiVO4@g-C3N4 photo-catalyst with enhanced photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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Graphene/polyaniline@carbon cloth composite as a high-performance flexible supercapacitor electrode prepared by a one-step electrochemical co-deposition method

A one-step electrochemical co-deposition method was used to prepare a graphene/polyaniline composite on carbon cloth for high-performance flexible supercapacitors.

Graphical abstract: Graphene/polyaniline@carbon cloth composite as a high-performance flexible supercapacitor electrode prepared by a one-step electrochemical co-deposition method
From the themed collection: Editors’ collection: Graphene
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Highly efficient removal of uranium(VI) from wastewater by polyacrylic acid hydrogels

Polyacrylic acid (PAA) hydrogel prepared by radical polymerization in a clean and extremely simple way was used to adsorb U(VI) ions from aqueous solutions.

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient removal of uranium(vi) from wastewater by polyacrylic acid hydrogels
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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A sensitive, uniform, reproducible and stable SERS substrate has been presented based on MoS2@Ag nanoparticles@pyramidal silicon

By combine the Ag nanoparticles, pyramidal silicon and molybdenum disulfide, the MoS2@AgNPs@PSi substrate shows high performance in terms of sensitivity, uniformity, reproducibility and stability.

Graphical abstract: A sensitive, uniform, reproducible and stable SERS substrate has been presented based on MoS2@Ag nanoparticles@pyramidal silicon
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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Mille-feuille shaped hard carbons derived from polyvinylpyrrolidone via environmentally friendly electrostatic spinning for sodium ion battery anodes

Mille-feuille shaped hard carbons derived from polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) nanofibrous via simple electrostatic spinning achieve excellent electrochemical performances as anode materials for sodium ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Mille-feuille shaped hard carbons derived from polyvinylpyrrolidone via environmentally friendly electrostatic spinning for sodium ion battery anodes
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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Diameter effect of gold nanoparticles on photothermal conversion for solar steam generation

The diameter effect of Au NPs on photothermal conversion was explored for generating solar steam.

Graphical abstract: Diameter effect of gold nanoparticles on photothermal conversion for solar steam generation
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
Open Access Paper

Efficient esterification of n-butanol with acetic acid catalyzed by the Brönsted acidic ionic liquids: influence of acidity

BAILs having different structures and their related acidities have been investigated for their role in the esterification of n-butanol with acetic acid, and it was found that IL-5 containing double –SO3H groups exhibits excellent catalytic activity.

Graphical abstract: Efficient esterification of n-butanol with acetic acid catalyzed by the Brönsted acidic ionic liquids: influence of acidity
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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Superhydrophobic silica aerogels reinforced with polyacrylonitrile fibers for adsorbing oil from water and oil mixtures

Aerogels are modified by a simple method of hydrophobicity and mechanical properties simultaneously.

Graphical abstract: Superhydrophobic silica aerogels reinforced with polyacrylonitrile fibers for adsorbing oil from water and oil mixtures
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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Solvothermal synthesis of magnetic CoFe2O4/rGO nanocomposites for highly efficient dye removal in wastewater

Magnetic CoFe2O4/rGO nanocomposites were fabricated via a solvothermal process and used as environmentally-friendly adsorbents for the adsorption of organic dyes.

Graphical abstract: Solvothermal synthesis of magnetic CoFe2O4/rGO nanocomposites for highly efficient dye removal in wastewater
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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MOF-derived RuO2/Co3O4 heterojunctions as highly efficient bifunctional electrocatalysts for HER and OER in alkaline solutions

A RuO2/Co3O4 heterojunction catalyst with a perfect OER and HER overpotential in 1 M KOH solution was synthesized. It contains only a small amount of precious metal oxides but demonstrates a better performance than most reported Co3O4-based electrocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: MOF-derived RuO2/Co3O4 heterojunctions as highly efficient bifunctional electrocatalysts for HER and OER in alkaline solutions
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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Synthesis of graphene oxide/polyimide mixed matrix membranes for desalination

Graphene oxide (GO) was incorporated into polyimide (PI) to fabricate GO/PI mixed matrix membranes (MMMs), which show a high water flux (36.1 kg m−2 h−1) and a high salt rejection (99.9%) for desalination of 3.5 wt% seawater at 90 °C.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of graphene oxide/polyimide mixed matrix membranes for desalination
From the themed collection: Editors’ collection: Graphene
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Novel β-Ag2MoO4/g-C3N4 heterojunction catalysts with highly enhanced visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity

The kernel of photocatalysis research is the development of catalysts with remarkable photocatalytic activity.

Graphical abstract: Novel β-Ag2MoO4/g-C3N4 heterojunction catalysts with highly enhanced visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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Synthesis and structure–activity relationship studies of teixobactin analogues

A new series of teixobactin analogues were prepared using a convenient synthetic strategy and their antibacterial activities were evaluated.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and structure–activity relationship studies of teixobactin analogues
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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A self-template synthesis of porous ZnCo2O4 microspheres for high-performance quasi-solid-state asymmetric supercapacitors

Porous ZnCo2O4 microspheres with excellent electrochemical performance were prepared via a facial self-template solvothermal method for application in supercapacitors.

Graphical abstract: A self-template synthesis of porous ZnCo2O4 microspheres for high-performance quasi-solid-state asymmetric supercapacitors
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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Highly enhanced photocatalytic activity of WO3 thin films loaded with Pt–Ag bimetallic alloy nanoparticles

This study provides a novel approach to design efficient WO3 photocatalysts decorated by bimetallic Pt–Ag alloy nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Highly enhanced photocatalytic activity of WO3 thin films loaded with Pt–Ag bimetallic alloy nanoparticles
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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High-performance all-solid-state flexible carbon/TiO2 micro-supercapacitors with photo-rechargeable capability

A high-performance all-solid-state flexible carbon/TiO2 micro-supercapacitor with photo-rechargeable capability was prepared by combining a laser direct writing technique with electrophoretic deposition.

Graphical abstract: High-performance all-solid-state flexible carbon/TiO2 micro-supercapacitors with photo-rechargeable capability
From the themed collection: 2017-2018 Top Cited Research from China
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