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In this article, the very recent progress of various functional inorganic nanomaterials is reviewed including their unique properties, surface functionalization strategies, and applications in biosensing and imaging-guided therapeutics. The proper surface functionalization renders them with stability, biocompatibility and functionality in physiological(More)
Carbon lights up: A facile chemical method yields multicolor photoluminescent carbon dots derived from polymer/silica nanocomposites, which were prepared using surfactant-modified silica spheres as carriers and resols (phenol/formaldehyde resins) as carbon precursor (see picture). The surface-passivated carbon dots show good biocompatibility as potential(More)
The first use of non-centrosymmetric Janus Au-TiO(2) photocatalysts in efficient, plasmon-enhanced visible-light hydrogen generation is demonstrated. The intense localization of plasmonic near-fields close to the Au-TiO(2) interface, coupled with optical transitions involving localized electronic states in amorphous TiO(2) brings about enhanced optical(More)
Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition "click" reaction with functional quantum dots and magnetic nanoparticles in water is presented. The introduction of "click" enabling groups on the surface of the nanoparticles is combined into one step with a transfer into water process. Reaction between acetylene and azide groups is used for the fabrication of covalent(More)
This paper proposed a pursuit-evasion algorithm based on the Option method from hierarchical reinforcement learning and applied it into multi-robot pursuit-evasion game in 2D-Dynamic environment. The algorithm efficiency is studied by comparing it with Q-learning. We decompose the complex task with option method, and divide the learning process into two(More)
Genetic Algorithm has implicit parallelism and global optimization, however its computation speed constrains its on-line application. This paper attempts to apply improved genetic algorithm to multi mobile robot path planning. By using based-knowledge genetic operators, the performance of genetic algorithm is improved greatly. Simulation results showed that(More)
A direct silica-coating method has been developed for the gram-scale synthesis of well-dispersed Ag@SiO(2) nanoparticles. Subsequent surface functionalization via the well-established silica surface chemistry provided arching points for straightforward bioconjugation with amino-terminated oligonucleotides. Fast hybridization kinetics of the resulting robust(More)