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  1. A Composite Polymeric Carbon Nitride with In Situ Formed Isotype Heterojunctions for Highly Improved Photocatalysis under Visible Light

    Qinghua Liang, Zhi Li, Yu Bai, Zheng-Hong Huang, Feiyu Kang and Quan-Hong Yang

    Version of Record online: 9 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.201603182

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    A heterostructural composite polymeric carbon nitride that contains both melon-based graphitic carbon nitride and triazine-based crystalline carbon nitride exhibits a significantly improved photocatalytic performance under visible light irradiation.

  2. Shape Controlled Plasmonic Sn Doped CdO Colloidal Nanocrystals: A Synthetic Route to Maximize the Figure of Merit of Transparent Conducting Oxide

    Sirshendu Ghosh, Manas Saha, Sumana Paul and S. K. De

    Version of Record online: 9 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.201602469

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    Different anisotropic shaped Sn4+ doped CdO colloidal nanocrystals have been synthesized by precise tuning of precursor reactivity and proper choice of capping agent. Multimodal NIR plasmonic absorbance has been found for the anisotropic nanocrystals. High quality crack-free uniform dense thin film has been deposited on glass substrate to make high quality transparent conducting oxide coatings with as-synthesized nanocrystals.

  3. Bioinspired Special Wettability Surfaces: From Fundamental Research to Water Harvesting Applications

    Songnan Zhang, Jianying Huang, Zhong Chen and Yuekun Lai

    Version of Record online: 9 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.201602992

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    Bioinspired from creatures possessing water-harvesting abilities, a detailed account of the innovative fabrication technologies and bionic water-harvesting materials with special wetting have emerged. Based on the corresponding water-harvesting mechanisms of creatures in dry or arid regions, scientists find key factors that affect the amount of water-harvesting, which is significant for future development of the water-harvesting technology.

  4. A Novel Mild Phase-Transition to Prepare Black Phosphorus Nanosheets with Excellent Energy Applications

    Gang Zhao, Tailin Wang, Yongliang Shao, Yongzhong Wu, Baibiao Huang and Xiaopeng Hao

    Version of Record online: 8 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.201602243

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    Based on the phase transformation of phosphorus and Gibbs free energy theory, a new mild method to fabricate black phosphorus nanosheets from their red phosphorus microsphere counterparts is proposed. Interestingly, the as-prepared black phosphorus nanosheets, as a kind of novel metal-free photocatalyst, exhibit excellent photocatalytic H2 production performance owing to their intrinsic layered polycrystalline structure. Besides, the nanosheet is also a kind of potential anode material in lithium-ion batteries and shows good electrochemical performance.

  5. Long-Term Real-Time In Vivo Drug Release Monitoring with AIE Thermogelling Polymer

    Sing Shy Liow, Qingqing Dou, Dan Kai, Zibiao Li, Sigit Sugiarto, Chris Yee Yung Yu, Ryan Tsz Kin Kwok, Xiaohong Chen, Yun-Long Wu, Seow Theng Ong, Atish Kizhakeyil, Navin K. Verma, Ben Zhong Tang and Xian Jun Loh

    Version of Record online: 8 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.201603404

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    A new drug concentration meter is developed. In vivo drug release can be monitored precisely via a self-indicating drug delivery system consisting of a new aggregation-induced emission thermoresponsive hydrogel. By taking the advantage of a self-indicating system, one can easily detect the depletion of drugs, and reinject to maintain a dosage in the optimal therapeutic window.

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