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- 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
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.
- 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
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.
- 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
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.
- 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
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.
- 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
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.