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ISSN: 2589-9651
CN: 50-1217/TB
p-ISSN: 2096-6482

First principles study of field effect device through van der Waals and lateral heterostructures of graphene, phosphorene and graphane

Chemical modification and vertical stacking of two-dimensional materials are promising techniques for new nanoelectronic devices. We present Density Functional Tight Binding (DFTB) calculations of a...

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Biaxial versus uniaxial strain tuning of single-layer MoS2

Strain engineering has arisen as a powerful technique to tune the electronic and optical properties of two-dimensional semiconductors like molybdenum disulfide (MoS2). Although several theoretical works...

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Recent advances in graphene and other 2D materials

The isolation of the first two-dimensional material, graphene – a monolayer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice - opened new exciting opportunities in the field of condensed matter physics...

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The incorporation of cocatalyst cobalt sulfide into graphitic carbon nitride: Boosted photocatalytic hydrogen evolution performance and mechanism exploration

2D-layered graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) is regarded as a great prospect as a photocatalyst for H2 generation. However, g-C3N4's photocatalytic hydrogen evolution (HER) activity is significantly...

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Recent advances in hard carbon anodes with high initial Coulombic efficiency for sodium-ion batteries

Initial Coulombic efficiency (ICE) has been widely adopted in battery research as a quantifiable indicator for the lifespan, energy density and rate performance of batteries. Hard carbon materials have...

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Lignin-based materials for electrochemical energy storage devices

Lignin is the most abundant aromatic polymer in nature, which is rich in a large number of benzene ring structures and active functional groups. The molecular structure of lignin has unique designability...

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Cathode host engineering for non-lithium (Na, K and Mg) sulfur/selenium batteries: A state-of-the-art review

Sulfur and selenium have been paid more and more attention in energy storage systems because of their high theoretical specific gravimetric and volumetric capacities. With the increasing scarcity of...

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Developing high photocatalytic antibacterial Zn electrodeposited coatings through Schottky junction with Fe3+-doped alkalized g-C3N4 photocatalysts

Pure Zn coatings easily lose their protective performance after biofouling because they have no antibacterial effect under visible light. In this study, we fabricate a new antibacterial Zn composite...

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Integrated electrocatalysts derived from metal organic frameworks for gas-involved reactions

Integrated electrocatalysts (IECs) containing well-defined functional materials directly grown on the current collector have sparked increasing interest in the fields of electrocatalysis owing to efficient...

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Recent advances in the synthesis of nanoscale hierarchically porous metal–organic frameworks

Nanoscale hierarchically porous metal–organic frameworks (NHP-MOFs) have received unprecedented attention in many fields owing to their integration of the strengths of nanoscale size (<1 ​μm) and hierarchical...

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Recent progress in flexible capacitive sensors: Structures and properties

The future intelligent era that will be brought about by 5G technology can be well predicted. For example, the connection between humans and smart wearable devices will become increasingly more intimate....

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Recent progress in graphene-based wearable piezoresistive sensors: From 1D to 3D device geometries

Electronic skin and flexible wearable devices have attracted tremendous attention in the fields of human-machine interaction, energy storage, and intelligent robots. As a prevailing flexible pressure...

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Advancing the pressure sensing performance of conductive CNT/PDMS composite film by constructing a hierarchical-structured surface

Flexible pressure sensors have attracted wide attention due to their applications to electronic skin, health monitoring, and human-machine interaction. However, the tradeoff between their high sensitivity...

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New Horizon in stabilization of single atoms on metal-oxide supports for CO2 reduction

Electrochemical CO2 reduction is a promising route to convert CO2 into the value added chemicals, and to control the increasing accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere. The CO2 molecule is stable and...

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Gas sensors based on TiO2 nanostructured materials for the detection of hazardous gases: A review

Hazardous gases have been strongly associated with being a detriment to human life within the environment. The development of a reliable gas sensor with high response and selectivity is of great significance...

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Compulsive malposition of birnessite slab in 2D-Parallel birnessite on β-MnO2 networks for enhanced pseudocapacitance performances

High electrochemically active birnessite is always desirable pseudocapacitive material for supercapacitor. Here, two-dimensional (2D) compulsive malposition parallel birnessite standing on β-MnO2 interconnected...

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Facile synthesis of zinc-based organic framework for aqueous Hg (II) removal: Adsorption performance and mechanism

Mercury (Hg) ions can lead to a serious impact on the environment; therefore, it was necessary to find an effective method for absorbing these toxic Hg ions. Here, the adsorbent (Zn-AHMT) was synthesized...

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In the interests of science: Jointly promoting research integrity is the cornerstone

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Advances on ultra-sensitive electrospun nanostructured electrochemical and colorimetric sensors for diabetes mellitus detection

Recent developments in the biochemical and medicinal industries have been heavily focused on producing affordable glucose biosensors due to the continuous annual increase of diabetic patients worldwide....

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High-performance Fe–N–C electrocatalysts with a “chain mail” protective shield

Nitrogen-coordinated iron atoms on carbon supports (Fe–N–C) are among the most promising noble-metal-free electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). However, their unsatisfactory stability...

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Photoelectrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction: Fundamental, advances and challenges

With the rising global population, increasing energy demand and rapid climate change, great concerns have been raised for environment and energy security in future. Solar-driven CO2 reduction provides...

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Selected gas response measurements using reduced graphene oxide decorated with nickel nanoparticles

The work reports the synthesis of nickel nanoparticles supported on thermally reduced graphene oxides (rGO) in the ionic liquid [BMIm][NTf2] through microwave decomposition reaction. Ni@rGO with the...

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Engineering polymer nanoparticles using cell membrane coating technology and their application in cancer treatments: Opportunities and challenges

Nanotechnology has revolutionized cancer drug delivery, and recent research continues to focus on the development of “one-size- fits-all,” i.e., “all-in-one” delivery nanovehicles. Although nanomedicines...

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