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  1. Copper-Based Nanomaterials for High-Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Jing Xu, Peng Gu, Jian Zhang, Huaiguo Xue and Huan Pang

    Version of Record online: 19 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201600150

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    Copper-based nanomaterials represent one kind of promising power materials for lithium batteries. Synthesis strategies, tailored material properties, and different electrochemical performances are prominent features of good lithium batteries. Three major types of copper-based nanomaterials are selectively introduced and the comprehensive summaries and evaluations are given in this review.

  2. Facile Fabrication of Anisotropic Colloidal Particles with Controlled Shapes and Shape Dependence of Their Elastic Properties

    Lu Zheng, Peng Huang, Lijing Zhang, Dan Guo and Qingfeng Yan

    Version of Record online: 5 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201600119

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    Anisotropic colloidal particles with controlled shapes and sizes are fabricated at the air/water interface simply by tuning the incubation time in solvent vapor at room temperature. The elastic properties of anisotropic colloidal particles exhibit prominent changes with different shapes. This demonstration of the relationship between particle shape and elastic property provides information for further studies on particle-based drug delivery processes.

  3. A New Generation of Primary Luminescent Thermometers Based on Silicon Nanoparticles and Operating in Different Media

    Alexandre M. P. Botas, Carlos D. S. Brites, Jeslin Wu, Uwe Kortshagen, Rui N. Pereira, Luís D. Carlos and Rute A. S. Ferreira

    Version of Record online: 5 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201600198

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    The thermal dependence of the emission peak position of silicon nanoparticles, used as the thermometric parameter, is well-described by the Varshni's law, enabling the development of a self-calibrated luminescent nanothermometer with a calibration curve predicted by such a well-established state equation, avoiding new calibration procedures whenever the thermometer operates in different media.

  4. Magnetic Anisotropic Particles: Toward Remotely Actuated Applications

    Boon Mian Teo, David James Young and Xian Jun Loh

    Version of Record online: 2 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201600060

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    Anisotropic Janus particles are able to endow diverse chemical and physical characteristics with directionality within a single particle. This review focuses on JPs with a magnetic component, with emphasis on their fabrication, unique characteristics and recent applications.

  5. Single-Layered and Single-Crystalline Graphene Quantum Dots from 2D Polycyclic Compounds

    Biao Yuan, Zheng Xie, Xingming Sun, Jun Yan, Ping Chen and Shuyun Zhou

    Version of Record online: 1 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201600118

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    Single-layered and single-crystalline graphene quantum dots (GQDs) are exfoliated from 2D conjugated polycycle compounds. The fluorescence properties of the GQDs are determined by the size of the precursors and are responsive to the pH of the GQDs solution. The synthesis method is novel and simple, and can be a general route to exfoliate 2D polycyclic compounds, including macrocyclic compounds, fused ring compounds, heterocyclic compounds and block molecules of 2D planar nanomaterials and polymers into single-layered or single-crystalline GQDs.

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