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A facile hydrothermal approach has been developed to prepare defective TiO2-x nanocrystals using Ti(III)-salt as a precursor and L-ascorbic acid as reductant and structure direction agent. The prepared TiO2-x nanocrystals are composed of a highly crystallized TiO2 core and a disordered TiO2-x outer layer, possessing high surface area, controlled oxygen(More)
Mineralization in UMR 106-01 osteoblastic cultures occurs within extracellular biomineralization foci (BMF) within 12 h after addition of beta-glycerol phosphate to cells at 64 h after plating. BMF are identified by their enrichment with an 85-kDa glycoprotein reactive with Maackia amurensis lectin. Laser Raman microspectroscopic scans were made on(More)
Methods, Morphologies, and Applications Shuai Chen,†,‡ Paul Slattum, Chuanyi Wang,*,† and Ling Zang* †Laboratory of Environmental Sciences and Technology, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry, Key Laboratory of Functional Materials and Devices for Special Environments, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, China ‡The Graduate School of(More)
In this work, Pt nanoflowers deposited on highly ordered TiO2 nanotube arrays (TNTs) by modification of reduced graphene oxide (RGO) nanostructures have been synthesized. The ternary complex (Pt-TNTs/RGO) displays efficient electrocatalytic performance toward methanol oxidation in alkaline medium. The electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and(More)
As a representative natural polymer with abundant functionalities, humic acid was creatively explored as an anode material for lithium ion batteries and sodium ion batteries with high storage capacities, and satisfactory cycling stabilities. Most impressively, this work provides a promising and effective strategy for developing organic energy storage(More)
Pine needle-like Pd micro/nano-leaves have been synthesized by a facile, template-free electrochemical method. As-synthesized Pd micro/nano-leaves were directly electrodeposited on an indium tin oxide substrate in the presence of 1.0 mM H2PdCl4 + 0.33 M H3PO4. The formation processes of Pd micro/nano-leaves were revealed by scanning electron microscope, and(More)
The organic-inorganic hybrid lead trihalide perovskites have been emerging as the most attractive photovoltaic materials. As regulated by Shockley-Queisser theory, a formidable materials science challenge for improvement to the next level requires further band-gap narrowing for broader absorption in solar spectrum, while retaining or even synergistically(More)
Anatase TiO(2) nanocuboids wholly exposed with high-energy {001} and {100} facets were successfully synthesized by a novel, environmentally benign synthetic strategy using acid-delaminated vermiculite (DVMT) and tetramethylammonium hydroxide as synergistic morphology-controlling reagents, where the DVMT layers act as effective hard template selectively(More)