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Advances in Mn-Based Electrode Materials for Aqueous Sodium-Ion Batteries
Changsheng Ding, Zhang Chen, Chuanxiang Cao, Yu Liu, and Yanfeng Gao
Aqueous sodium-ion batteries have attracted extensive attention for large-scale energy storage applications, due to abundant sodium resources, low cost, intrinsic safety of aqueous electrolytes and eco-friendliness. The electrochemical performance of aqueous sodium-ion batteries is affected by the properties of electro
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Aug. 09, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 192 (2023)
Highly Selective Electrocatalytic CuEDTA Reduction by MoS2 Nanosheets for Efficient Pollutant Removal and Simultaneous Electric Power Output
Hehe Qin, Xinru Liu, Xiangyun Liu, Hongying Zhao, and Shun Mao
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Aug. 09, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 193 (2023)
Multifunctional MXene/C Aerogels for Enhanced Microwave Absorption and Thermal Insulation
Fushuo Wu, Peiying Hu, Feiyue Hu, Zhihua Tian, Jingwen Tang, Peigen Zhang, Long Pan, Michel W. Barsoum, Longzhu Cai, and ZhengMing Sun
Two-dimensional transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXene) have emerged as promising candidates for microwave absorption (MA) materials. However, they also have some drawbacks, such as poor impedance matching, high self-stacking tendency, and high density. To tackle these challenges, MXene nanosheets were incorpora
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Aug. 09, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 194 (2023)
Competitive Redox Chemistries in Vanadium Niobium Oxide for Ultrafast and Durable Lithium Storage
Xiaobo Ding, Jianhao Lin, Huiying Huang, Bote Zhao, and Xunhui Xiong
Niobium pentoxide (Nb2O5) anodes have gained increasing attentions for high-power lithium-ion batteries owing to the outstanding rate capability and high safety. However, Nb2O5 anode suffers poor cycle stability even after modified and the unrevealed mechanisms have restricted the practical applications. Herein, the ov
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Aug. 10, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 195 (2023)
Swift Assembly of Adaptive Thermocell Arrays for Device-Level Healable and Energy-Autonomous Motion Sensors
Xin Lu, Daibin Xie, Kaihua Zhu, Shouhao Wei, Ziwei Mo, Chunyu Du, Lirong Liang, Guangming Chen, and Zhuoxin Liu
The evolution of wearable technology has prompted the need for adaptive, self-healable, and energy-autonomous energy devices. This study innovatively addresses this challenge by introducing an MXene-boosted hydrogel electrolyte, which expedites the assembly process of flexible thermocell (TEC) arrays and thus circumven
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Aug. 11, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 196 (2023)
Bioorthogonal Engineered Virus-Like Nanoparticles for Efficient Gene Therapy
Chun-Jie Bao, Jia-Lun Duan, Ying Xie, Xin-Ping Feng, Wei Cui, Song-Yue Chen, Pei-Shan Li, Yi-Xuan Liu, Jin-Ling Wang, Gui-Ling Wang, and Wan-Liang Lu
Gene therapy offers potentially transformative strategies for major human diseases. However, one of the key challenges in gene therapy is developing an effective strategy that could deliver genes into the specific tissue. Here, we report a novel virus-like nanoparticle, the bioorthgonal engineered virus-like recombinan
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Aug. 12, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 197 (2023)
Conformal Human–Machine Integration Using Highly Bending-Insensitive, Unpixelated, and Waterproof Epidermal Electronics Toward Metaverse
Chao Wei, Wansheng Lin, Liang Wang, Zhicheng Cao, Zijian Huang, Qingliang Liao, Ziquan Guo, Yuhan Su, Yuanjin Zheng, Xinqin Liao, and Zhong Chen
Efficient and flexible interactions require precisely converting human intentions into computer-recognizable signals, which is critical to the breakthrough development of metaverse. Interactive electronics face common dilemmas, which realize high-precision and stable touch detection but are rigid, bulky, and thick or a
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Aug. 16, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 199 (2023)
Trimming the Degrees of Freedom via a K+ Flux Rectifier for Safe and Long-Life Potassium-Ion Batteries
Xianhui Yi, Apparao M. Rao, Jiang Zhou, and Bingan Lu
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Aug. 18, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 200 (2023)
Cerium Methacrylate Assisted Preparation of Highly Thermally Conductive and Anticorrosive Multifunctional Coatings for Heat Conduction Metals Protection
Fei Xu, Peng Ye, Jianwen Peng, Haolei Geng, Yexiang Cui, Di Bao, Renjie Lu, Hongyu Zhu, Yanji Zhu, and Huaiyuan Wang
Preparing polymeric coatings with well corrosion resistance and high thermal conductivity (TC) to prolong operational life and ensure service reliability of heat conductive metallic materials has long been a substantive and urgent need while a difficult task. Here we report a multifunctional epoxy composite coating (F-
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Aug. 18, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 201 (2023)
High-Quality Epitaxial N Doped Graphene on SiC with Tunable Interfacial Interactions via Electron/Ion Bridges for Stable Lithium-Ion Storage
Changlong Sun, Xin Xu, Cenlin Gui, Fuzhou Chen, Yian Wang, Shengzhou Chen, Minhua Shao, and Jiahai Wang
Tailoring the interfacial interaction in SiC-based anode materials is crucial to the accomplishment of higher energy capacities and longer cycle lives for lithium-ion storage. In this paper, atomic-scale tunable interfacial interaction is achieved by epitaxial growth of high-quality N doped graphene (NG) on SiC (NG@SiC
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Aug. 18, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 202 (2023)
Nanoengineering Metal–Organic Frameworks and Derivatives for Electrosynthesis of Ammonia
Daming Feng, Lixue Zhou, Timothy J. White, Anthony K. Cheetham, Tianyi Ma, and Fengxia Wei
Electrocatalytic synthesis under mild conditions has become increasingly important as one of the practical alternatives for industrial applications, especially for the green ammonia (NH3) industry. A properly engineered electrocatalyst plays a vital role in the realization of superior catalytic performance. Among vario
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Aug. 24, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 203 (2023)
Integration of Multiple Heterointerfaces in a Hierarchical 0D@2D@1D Structure for Lightweight, Flexible, and Hydrophobic Multifunctional Electromagnetic Protective Fabrics
Shuo Zhang, Xuehua Liu, Chenyu Jia, Zhengshuo Sun, Haowen Jiang, Zirui Jia, and Guanglei Wu
The development of wearable multifunctional electromagnetic protective fabrics with multifunctional, low cost, and high efficiency remains a challenge. Here, inspired by the unique flower branch shape of “Thunberg’s meadowsweet” in nature, a nanofibrous composite membrane with hierarchical structure was constructed. In
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Aug. 25, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 204 (2023)
Synergistic “Anchor-Capture” Enabled by Amino and Carboxyl for Constructing Robust Interface of Zn Anode
Zhen Luo, Yufan Xia, Shuang Chen, Xingxing Wu, Ran Zeng, Xuan Zhang, Hongge Pan, Mi Yan, Tingting Shi, Kai Tao, Ben Bin Xu, and Yinzhu Jiang
While the rechargeable aqueous zinc-ion batteries (AZIBs) have been recognized as one of the most viable batteries for scale-up application, the instability on Zn anode–electrolyte interface bottleneck the further development dramatically. Herein, we utilize the amino acid glycine (Gly) as an electrolyte additive to st
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Aug. 28, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 205 (2023)
Progress and Challenges Toward Effective Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells
Xiongjie Li, Haixuan Yu, Zhirong Liu, Junyi Huang, Xiaoting Ma, Yuping Liu, Qiang Sun, Letian Dai, Shahzada Ahmad, Yan Shen, and Mingkui Wang
The demand for building-integrated photovoltaics and portable energy systems based on flexible photovoltaic technology such as perovskite embedded with exceptional flexibility and a superior power-to-mass ratio is enormous. The photoactive layer, i.e., the perovskite thin film, as a critical component of flexible perov
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Aug. 31, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 206 (2023)
Achieving Tunable Cold/Warm White-Light Emission in a Single Perovskite Material with Near-Unity Photoluminescence Quantum Yield
Bo Zhou, Aixuan Du, Dong Ding, Zexiang Liu, Ye Wang, Haizhe Zhong, Henan Li, Hanlin Hu, and Yumeng Shi
Single materials that exhibit efficient and stable white-light emission are highly desirable for lighting applications. This paper reports a novel zero-dimensional perovskite, Rb4CdCl6:Sn2+, Mn2+, which demonstrates exceptional white-light properties including adjustable correlated color temperature, high color renderi
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Aug. 31, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 207 (2023)
Recent Advances in Structural Optimization and Surface Modification on Current Collectors for High-Performance Zinc Anode: Principles, Strategies, and Challenges
Yuxin Gong, Bo Wang, Huaizheng Ren, Deyu Li, Dianlong Wang, Huakun Liu, and Shixue Dou
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Aug. 31, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 208 (2023)
Zinc–Bromine Rechargeable Batteries: From Device Configuration, Electrochemistry, Material to Performance Evaluation
Norah S. Alghamdi, Masud Rana, Xiyue Peng, Yongxin Huang, Jaeho Lee, Jingwei Hou, Ian R. Gentle, Lianzhou Wang, and Bin Luo
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Aug. 31, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 209 (2023)
Dual-Doped Nickel Sulfide for Electro-Upgrading Polyethylene Terephthalate into Valuable Chemicals and Hydrogen Fuel
Zhijie Chen, Renji Zheng, Teng Bao, Tianyi Ma, Wei Wei, Yansong Shen, and Bing-Jie Ni
Electro-upcycling of plastic waste into value-added chemicals/fuels is an attractive and sustainable way for plastic waste management. Recently, electrocatalytically converting polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into formate and hydrogen has aroused great interest, while developing low-cost catalysts with high efficiency
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Sep. 11, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 210 (2023)
Precise Detection, Control and Synthesis of Chiral Compounds at Single-Molecule Resolution
Chen Yang, Weilin Hu, and Xuefeng Guo
Chirality, as the symmetric breaking of molecules, plays an essential role in physical, chemical and especially biological processes, which highlights the accurate distinction among heterochiralities as well as the precise preparation for homochirality. To this end, the well-designed structure-specific recognizer and c
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Sep. 12, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 211 (2023)
Adsorption Site Regulations of [W–O]-Doped CoP Boosting the Hydrazine Oxidation-Coupled Hydrogen Evolution at Elevated Current Density
Ge Meng, Ziwei Chang, Libo Zhu, Chang Chen, Yafeng Chen, Han Tian, Wenshu Luo, Wenping Sun, Xiangzhi Cui, and Jianlin Shi
Hydrazine oxidation reaction (HzOR) assisted hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) offers a feasible path for low power consumption to hydrogen production. Unfortunately however, the total electrooxidation of hydrazine in anode and the dissociation kinetics of water in cathode are critically depend on the interaction betwe
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Sep. 14, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 212 (2023)
Recent Advances in Multifunctional Reticular Framework Nanoparticles: A Paradigm Shift in Materials Science Road to a Structured Future
Maryam Chafiq, Abdelkarim Chaouiki, and Young Gun Ko
Porous organic frameworks (POFs) have become a highly sought-after research domain that offers a promising avenue for developing cutting-edge nanostructured materials, both in their pristine state and when subjected to various chemical and structural modifications. Metal–organic frameworks, covalent organic frameworks,
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Sep. 22, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 213 (2023)
Micro–Nano Water Film Enabled High-Performance Interfacial Solar Evaporation
Zhen Yu, Yuqing Su, Ruonan Gu, Wei Wu, Yangxi Li, and Shaoan Cheng
Interfacial solar evaporation holds great promise to address the freshwater shortage. However, most interfacial solar evaporators are always filled with water throughout the evaporation process, thus bringing unavoidable heat loss. Herein, we propose a novel interfacial evaporation structure based on the micro–nano wat
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Sep. 22, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 214 (2023)
Kinetic Limits of Graphite Anode for Fast-Charging Lithium-Ion Batteries
Suting Weng, Gaojing Yang, Simeng Zhang, Xiaozhi Liu, Xiao Zhang, Zepeng Liu, Mengyan Cao, Mehmet Nurullah Ateş, Yejing Li, Liquan Chen, Zhaoxiang Wang, and Xuefeng Wang
Fast-charging lithium-ion batteries are highly required, especially in reducing the mileage anxiety of the widespread electric vehicles. One of the biggest bottlenecks lies in the sluggish kinetics of the Li+ intercalation into the graphite anode; slow intercalation will lead to lithium metal plating, severe side react
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Sep. 22, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 215 (2023)
Artificial Macrophage with Hierarchical Nanostructure for Biomimetic Reconstruction of Antitumor Immunity
Henan Zhao, Renyu Liu, Liqiang Wang, Feiying Tang, Wansong Chen, and You-Nian Liu
Artificial cells are constructed from synthetic materials to imitate the biological functions of natural cells. By virtue of nanoengineering techniques, artificial cells with designed biomimetic functions provide alternatives to natural cells, showing vast potential for biomedical applications. Especially in cancer tre
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Sep. 22, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 216 (2023)
Graphene Quantum Dot-Mediated Atom-Layer Semiconductor Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution
Bingjie Hu, Kai Huang, Bijun Tang, Zhendong Lei, Zeming Wang, Huazhang Guo, Cheng Lian, Zheng Liu, and Liang Wang
The hydrogen evolution reaction performance of semiconducting 2H-phase molybdenum disulfide (2H-MoS2) presents a significant hurdle in realizing its full potential applications. Here, we utilize theoretical calculations to predict possible functionalized graphene quantum dots (GQDs), which can enhance HER activity of b
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Sep. 28, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 217 (2023)
MXene Lubricated Tribovoltaic Nanogenerator with High Current Output and Long Lifetime
Wenyan Qiao, Linglin Zhou, Zhihao Zhao, Peiyuan Yang, Di Liu, Xiaoru Liu, Jiaqi Liu, Dongyang Liu, Zhong Lin Wang, and Jie Wang
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 07, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 218 (2023)
Effectively Modulating Oxygen Vacancies in Flower-Like δ-MnO2 Nanostructures for Large Capacity and High-Rate Zinc-Ion Storage
Yiwei Wang, Yuxiao Zhang, Ge Gao, Yawen Fan, Ruoxin Wang, Jie Feng, Lina Yang, Alan Meng, Jian Zhao, and Zhenjiang Li
In recent years, manganese-based oxides as an advanced class of cathode materials for zinc-ion batteries (ZIBs) have attracted a great deal of attentions from numerous researchers. However, their slow reaction kinetics, limited active sites and poor electrical conductivity inevitably give rise to the severe performance
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 07, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 219 (2023)
Initiating Binary Metal Oxides Microcubes Electromagnetic Wave Absorber Toward Ultrabroad Absorption Bandwidth Through Interfacial and Defects Modulation
Fushan Li, Nannan Wu, Hideo Kimura, Yuan Wang, Ben Bin Xu, Ding Wang, Yifan Li, Hassan Algadi, Zhanhu Guo, Wei Du, and Chuanxin Hou
Cobalt nickel bimetallic oxides (NiCo2O4) have received numerous attentions in terms of their controllable morphology, high temperature, corrosion resistance and strong electromagnetic wave (EMW) absorption capability. However, broadening the absorption bandwidth is still a huge challenge for NiCo2O4-based absorbers. H
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 09, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 220 (2023)
Humanoid Intelligent Display Platform for Audiovisual Interaction and Sound Identification
Yang Wang, Wenli Gao, Shuo Yang, Qiaolin Chen, Chao Ye, Hao Wang, Qiang Zhang, Jing Ren, Zhijun Ning, Xin Chen, Zhengzhong Shao, Jian Li, Yifan Liu, and Shengjie Ling
This study proposes a rational strategy for the design, fabrication and system integration of the humanoid intelligent display platform (HIDP) to meet the requirements of highly humanized mechanical properties and intelligence for human–machine interfaces. The platform's sandwich structure comprises a middle light-
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 09, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 221 (2023)
High-Performance Silicon-Rich Microparticle Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries Enabled by Internal Stress Mitigation
Yao Gao, Lei Fan, Rui Zhou, Xiaoqiong Du, Zengbao Jiao, and Biao Zhang
Si is a promising anode material for Li ion batteries because of its high specific capacity, abundant reserve, and low cost. However, its rate performance and cycling stability are poor due to the severe particle pulverization during the lithiation/delithiation process. The high stress induced by the Li concentration g
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 09, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 222 (2023)
Green Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers Based on InGaN Quantum Dots and Short Cavity
Tao Yang, Yan-Hui Chen, Ya-Chao Wang, Wei Ou, Lei-Ying Ying, Yang Mei, Ai-Qin Tian, Jian-Ping Liu, Hao-Chung Guo, and Bao-Ping Zhang
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 09, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 223 (2023)
Correction: Monodomain Liquid Crystals of Two-Dimensional Sheets by Boundary-Free Sheargraphy
Min Cao, Senping Liu, Qingli Zhu, Ya Wang, Jingyu Ma, Zeshen Li, Dan Chang, Enhui Zhu, Xin Ming, Florian Puchtler, Josef Breu, Ziliang Wu, Yingjun Liu, Yanqiu Jiang, Zhen Xu, and Chao Gao
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 13, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 224 (2023)
Built-In Electric Field-Driven Ultrahigh-Rate K-Ion Storage via Heterostructure Engineering of Dual Tellurides Integrated with Ti3C2Tx MXene
Long Pan, Rongxiang Hu, Yuan Zhang, Dawei Sha, Xin Cao, Zhuoran Li, Yonggui Zhao, Jiangxiang Ding, Yaping Wang, and ZhengMing Sun
Exploiting high-rate anode materials with fast K+ diffusion is intriguing for the development of advanced potassium-ion batteries (KIBs) but remains unrealized. Here, heterostructure engineering is proposed to construct the dual transition metal tellurides (CoTe2/ZnTe), which are anchored onto two-dimensional (2D) Ti3C
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 13, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 225 (2023)
Temperature-Arousing Self-Powered Fire Warning E-Textile Based on p–n Segment Coaxial Aerogel Fibers for Active Fire Protection in Firefighting Clothing
Hualing He, Yi Qin, Zhenyu Zhu, Qing Jiang, Shengnan Ouyang, Yuhang Wan, Xueru Qu, Jie Xu, and Zhicai Yu
Firefighting protective clothing is a crucial protective equipment for firefighters to minimize skin burn and ensure safety firefighting operation and rescue mission. A recent increasing concern is to develop self-powered fire warning materials that can be incorporated into the firefighting clothing to achieve active f
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 13, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 226 (2023)
Machine Learning-Assisted Low-Dimensional Electrocatalysts Design for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction
Jin Li, Naiteng Wu, Jian Zhang, Hong-Hui Wu, Kunming Pan, Yingxue Wang, Guilong Liu, Xianming Liu, Zhenpeng Yao, and Qiaobao Zhang
Efficient electrocatalysts are crucial for hydrogen generation from electrolyzing water. Nevertheless, the conventional "trial and error" method for producing advanced electrocatalysts is not only cost-ineffective but also time-consuming and labor-intensive. Fortunately, the advancement of machine learning br
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 13, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 227 (2023)
Advances on Axial Coordination Design of Single-Atom Catalysts for Energy Electrocatalysis: A Review
Linjie Zhang, Na Jin, Yibing Yang, Xiao-Yong Miao, Hua Wang, Jun Luo, and Lili Han
Single-atom catalysts (SACs) have garnered increasingly growing attention in renewable energy scenarios, especially in electrocatalysis due to their unique high efficiency of atom utilization and flexible electronic structure adjustability. The intensive efforts towards the rational design and synthesis of SACs with ve
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 13, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 228 (2023)
Fast and Stable Zinc Anode-Based Electrochromic Displays Enabled by Bimetallically Doped Vanadate and Aqueous Zn2+/Na+ Hybrid Electrolytes
Zhaoyang Song, Bin Wang, Wu Zhang, Qianqian Zhu, Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi, Linhua Liu, William W. Yu, and Haizeng Li
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 17, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 229 (2023)
p-Type Two-Dimensional Semiconductors: From Materials Preparation to Electronic Applications
Lei Tang, and Jingyun Zou
Two-dimensional (2D) materials are regarded as promising candidates in many applications, including electronics and optoelectronics, because of their superior properties, including atomic-level thickness, tunable bandgaps, large specific surface area, and high carrier mobility. In order to bring 2D materials from the l
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 18, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 230 (2023)
NH3-Induced In Situ Etching Strategy Derived 3D-Interconnected Porous MXene/Carbon Dots Films for High Performance Flexible Supercapacitors
Yongbin Wang, Ningjun Chen, Bin Zhou, Xuefeng Zhou, Ben Pu, Jia Bai, Qi Tang, Yan Liu, and Weiqing Yang
2D MXene (Ti3CNTx) has been considered as the most promising electrode material for flexible supercapacitors owing to its metallic conductivity, ultra-high capacitance, and excellent flexibility. However, it suffers from a severe restacking problem during the electrode fabrication process, limiting the ion transport ki
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 18, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 231 (2023)
Engineering Fe-N4 Electronic Structure with Adjacent Co-N2C2 and Co Nanoclusters on Carbon Nanotubes for Efficient Oxygen Electrocatalysis
Mingjie Wu, Xiaohua Yang, Xun Cui, Ning Chen, Lei Du, Mohamed Cherif, Fu-Kuo Chiang, Yuren Wen, Amir Hassanpour, François Vidal, Sasha Omanovic, Yingkui Yang, Shuhui Sun, and Gaixia Zhang
Regulating the local configuration of atomically dispersed transition-metal atom catalysts is the key to oxygen electrocatalysis performance enhancement. Unlike the previously reported single-atom or dual-atom configurations, we designed a new type of binary-atom catalyst, through engineering Fe-N4 electronic structure
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 20, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 232 (2023)
A Broad Range Triboelectric Stiffness Sensor for Variable Inclusions Recognition
Ziyi Zhao, Zhentan Quan, Huaze Tang, Qinghao Xu, Hongfa Zhao, Zihan Wang, Ziwu Song, Shoujie Li, Ishara Dharmasena, Changsheng Wu, and Wenbo Ding
With the development of artificial intelligence, stiffness sensors are extensively utilized in various fields, and their integration with robots for automated palpation has gained significant attention. This study presents a broad range self-powered stiffness sensor based on the triboelectric nanogenerator (Stiff-TENG)
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 20, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 233 (2023)
Demystifying the Salt-Induced Li Loss: A Universal Procedure for the Electrolyte Design of Lithium-Metal Batteries
Zhenglu Zhu, Xiaohui Li, Xiaoqun Qi, Jie Ji, Yongsheng Ji, Ruining Jiang, Chaofan Liang, Dan Yang, Ze Yang, Long Qie, and Yunhui Huang
Lithium (Li) metal electrodes show significantly different reversibility in the electrolytes with different salts. However, the understanding on how the salts impact on the Li loss remains unclear. Herein, using the electrolytes with different salts (e.g., lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6), lithium difluoro(oxalato)b
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 24, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 234 (2023)
In Situ Formed Tribofilms as Efficient Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Interlayers for Stabilizing Lithium Metal Anodes
Shaozhen Huang, Kecheng Long, Yuejiao Chen, Tuoya Naren, Piao Qing, Xiaobo Ji, Weifeng Wei, Zhibin Wu, and Libao Chen
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 24, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 235 (2023)
Biocatalytic Buoyancy-Driven Nanobots for Autonomous Cell Recognition and Enrichment
Ziyi Guo, Chenchen Zhuang, Yihang Song, Joel Yong, Yi Li, Zhong Guo, Biao Kong, John M. Whitelock, Joseph Wang, and Kang Liang
Autonomously self-propelled nanoswimmers represent the next-generation nano-devices for bio- and environmental technology. However, current nanoswimmers generate limited energy output and can only move in short distances and duration, thus are struggling to be applied in practical challenges, such as living cell transp
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 24, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 236 (2023)
Hetero Nucleus Growth Stabilizing Zinc Anode for High-Biosecurity Zinc-Ion Batteries
Jingjing Li, Zhexuan Liu, Shaohua Han, Peng Zhou, Bingan Lu, Jianda Zhou, Zhiyuan Zeng, Zhizhao Chen, and Jiang Zhou
Biocompatible devices are widely employed in modernized lives and medical fields in the forms of wearable and implantable devices, raising higher requirements on the battery biocompatibility, high safety, low cost, and excellent electrochemical performance, which become the evaluation criteria toward developing feasibl
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 26, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 237 (2023)
Atomic Cu Sites Engineering Enables Efficient CO2 Electroreduction to Methane with High CH4/C2H4 Ratio
Minhan Li, Fangzhou Zhang, Min Kuang, Yuanyuan Ma, Ting Liao, Ziqi Sun, Wei Luo, Wan Jiang, and Jianping Yang
Electrochemical reduction of CO2 into high-value hydrocarbons and alcohols by using Cu-based catalysts is a promising and attractive technology for CO2 capture and utilization, resulting from their high catalytic activity and selectivity. The mobility and accessibility of active sites in Cu-based catalysts significantl
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 26, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 238 (2023)
Intelligent Vascularized 3D/4D/5D/6D-Printed Tissue Scaffolds
Xiaoyu Han, Qimanguli Saiding, Xiaolu Cai, Yi Xiao, Peng Wang, Zhengwei Cai, Xuan Gong, Weiming Gong, Xingcai Zhang, and Wenguo Cui
Blood vessels are essential for nutrient and oxygen delivery and waste removal. Scaffold-repairing materials with functional vascular networks are widely used in bone tissue engineering. Additive manufacturing is a manufacturing technology that creates three-dimensional solids by stacking substances layer by layer, mai
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Oct. 31, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 239 (2023)
Diverse Structural Design Strategies of MXene-Based Macrostructure for High-Performance Electromagnetic Interference Shielding
Yue Liu, Yadi Wang, Na Wu, Mingrui Han, Wei Liu, Jiurong Liu, and Zhihui Zeng
There is an urgent demand for flexible, lightweight, mechanically robust, excellent electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding materials. Two-dimensional (2D) transition metal carbides/nitrides (MXenes) have been potential candidates for the construction of excellent EMI shielding materials due to their great electri
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Nov. 02, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 240 (2023)
Green-Solvent Processed Blade-Coating Organic Solar Cells with an Efficiency Approaching 19% Enabled by Alkyl-Tailored Acceptors
Hairui Bai, Ruijie Ma, Wenyan Su, Top Archie Dela Peña, Tengfei Li, Lingxiao Tang, Jie Yang, Bin Hu, Yilin Wang, Zhaozhao Bi, Yueling Su, Qi Wei, Qiang Wu, Yuwei Duan, Yuxiang Li, Jiaying Wu, Zicheng Ding, Xunfan Liao, Yinjuan Huang, Chao Gao, Guanghao Lu, Mingjie Li, Weiguo Zhu, Gang Li, Qunping Fan, and Wei Ma
Power-conversion-efficiencies (PCEs) of organic solar cells (OSCs) in laboratory, normally processed by spin-coating technology with toxic halogenated solvents, have reached over 19%. However, there is usually a marked PCE drop when the blade-coating and/or green-solvents toward large-scale printing are used instead, w
Nano-Micro Letters
  • Publication Date: Nov. 02, 2023
  • Vol. 15, Issue 1, 241 (2023)