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Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm) grafted dextran nanogels with dodecyl and thiol end groups have been synthesized by RAFT process. Dodecyl-terminated polymers (DexPNI) can be readily dissolved in water and further self assemble into ordered stable nanostructures through direct noncovalent interactions at room temperature. SEM, AFM and DLS measurements(More)
ZnO nanomaterials with their unique semiconducting and piezoelectric coupled properties have become promising materials for applications in piezotronic devices including nanogenerators, piezoelectric field effect transistors, and diodes. This article will mainly introduce the research progress on piezotronic properties of ZnO nanomaterials investigated by(More)
Recently, self-powered devices based on a p-n heterojunction have been widely reported, but there are few reports about self-powered UV detectors based on a single ZnO microwire/p-Si film with double heterojunctions. Compared with the common p-n heterojunction type devices, the fabricated devices with double heterojunctions based on a single n-type ZnO(More)
High-performance piezoelectricity in monolayer semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenides is highly desirable for the development of nanosensors, piezotronics and photo-piezotransistors. Here we report the experimental study of the theoretically predicted piezoelectric effect in triangle monolayer MoS2 devices under isotropic mechanical deformation.(More)
We report a piezoelectric gated diode that is composed of a single ZnO nanobelt with +/- (0001) polar surfaces being connected to an indium tin oxide (ITO) electrode and an atomic force microscopy (AFM) tip, respectively. The electrical transport is controlled by both the Schottky barrier and the piezoelectric barrier modulated by the applied forces. The(More)
Exploiting piezoelectric effect to engineer material interface has been confirmed as a promising way to optimize the performance of optoelectronic devices. Here, by using this effect, we have greatly improved the photoresponse of the fabricated ZnO/Au Schottky junction based self-powered UV detector. A 440% augment of photocurrent, together with 5×(More)
The cationic conjugated poly[3-(3'-N,N,N-triethylamino-1'-propyloxy)-4-methyl-2,5-thiophene hydrochloride] (PMNT) has been developed for high-throughput screening of photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy photosensitizers (PSs). The bacterial number can be detected quantitatively by PMNT via various fluorescence quenching efficiencies. The photosensitized(More)
A quadruple-responsive nanocomposite that responds to temperature, pH, magnetic field, and NIR is obtained by incorporating superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) and gold nanorods (AuNRs) into a dextran-based smart copolymer network. The dual-sensitive copolymer is prepared by sequential RAFT polymerization of methacrylic acid and(More)
A transverse piezoelectric field-effect transistor (TP-FET) based on single ZnO nanobelts has been fabricated on a metallic graphite substrate in an atomic force microscope (AFM). The source-to-drain current of the TP-FET was found to decrease with increasing loading force under a positive bias due to the carrier-trapping effect and the creation of a(More)