Jiannian Yao

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Organic nanoparticles of 1,3-diphenyl-5-(2-anthryl)-2- pyrazoline (DAP) ranging in average diameters from 40 to 160 nm were prepared through the reprecipitation method. The average diameters of the particles were controlled by variation of the aging time. We found that DAP nanoparticles exhibit the size-dependent optical properties. The absorption(More)
Inspired by opening soft drink cans, a one-pot method to prepare ZnO hollow spheres with double-yolk egg (DEH) architectures is developed. The bubble-assisted Ostwald ripening is proposed for the formation of these novel structures. Uniqueness of DEHs morphology led to greatly enhanced photocatalytic activity and photodetector performance. The newly(More)
Nd3+-sensitized quenching-shield sandwich-structured upconversion nanoparticles are reported, which exhibit highly efficient upconversion photoluminescence under excitation by an 800 nm continuous-wave laser. The transition-layer structure is essential to bridge energy transfer from the sensitizer to the activator and simultaneously block energy(More)
Gold-substrate interaction is essential in gold-catalyzed organic transformations. This study uses high-level coupled cluster calculations with core-valence correlation and complete basis set (CBS) limit extrapolation as a reference, for assessing the performance of popular density functional theory (DFT) approximations for a variety of Au(I)/Au(III)(More)
The synthesis of high-quality In2Se3 nanowire arrays via thermal evaporation method and the photoconductive characteristics of In2Se3 individual nanowires are first investigated. The electrical characterization of a single In2Se3 nanowire verifies an intrinsic n-type semiconductor behavior. These single-crystalline In2Se3 nanowires are then assembled in(More)
Coherent light signals generated at the nanoscale are crucial to the realization of photonic integrated circuits. Self-assembled nanowires from organic dyes can provide both a gain medium and an effective resonant cavity, which have been utilized for fulfilling miniaturized lasers. Excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT), a classical molecular(More)
Using the recently proposed corrective LCCSD(T) method as a reference, we systematically assess the widely used approximate density functionals to reproduce C-H bond activation barriers by pincer complexes of the late platinum group transition metals (TMs) (TM = Rh, Pd, Ir, Pt). The pincer ligands explored here cover a wide range of PNP, PCP, POCOP, NCN,(More)
The aggregates of 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzoxazole (HBO), a typical molecule exhibiting excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT), were prepared and the photophysical properties of the aqueous dispersion of aggregates were investigated. It is found that the aggregates and the solvated enols coexist in the aqueous dispersion system. Furthermore,(More)
In the last 10 years, nanomaterials based on small organic molecules have attracted increasing attention. Such materials have unique optical and electronic properties, which could lead to new applications in nanoscale devices. Zero-dimensional (0D) organic nanoparticles with amorphous structures have been widely studied; however, the systematic(More)