Zengfeng Di

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Graphene has attracted increasing attention for potential applications in biotechnology due to its excellent electronic property and biocompatibility. Here we use both Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and Gram-negative Escherichia coli (E. coli) to investigate the antibacterial actions of large-area monolayer graphene film on conductor Cu,(More)
Graphene has been predicted to play a role in post-silicon electronics due to the extraordinary carrier mobility. Chemical vapor deposition of graphene on transition metals has been considered as a major step towards commercial realization of graphene. However, fabrication based on transition metals involves an inevitable transfer step which can be as(More)
Surface tension of self-assembled metal nanodroplets can be applied to overcome the deformation barriers of strain-engineered nanomembranes and produce extremely nanoscale tubes. Aggregated nanoparticles stress nanomembranes and subsequently integrate on the walls of rolled-up nanotubes, which can speed up the tubular engines owing to the enhanced(More)
A facile method to produce very hydrophobic surface was developed simply using the mixture of TiO(2) nanoparticles and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA). When the volume ratio of TiO(2) to PMMA is between 35 vol.% and 50 vol.%, the mixture of two hydrophilic materials became very hydrophobic. Analysis of the molecular structure by infrared spectroscopy shows(More)
Carbide films exhibit many unique properties. The development of a versatile and simple technique for the deposition of carbide films will enable a wide range of technological applications. Here we report a cost-effective chemical solution deposition or polymer-assisted deposition method for growing epitaxial carbide (including TiC, VC, and TaC) films.(More)
The unidirectional alignment of graphene islands is essential to the synthesis of wafer-scale single-crystal graphene on Ge(110) surface, but the underlying mechanism is not well-understood. Here we report that the necessary coalignment of the nucleating graphene islands on Ge(110) surface is caused by the presence of step-pattern; we show that on the(More)
Germanium (Ge), as an elemental semiconductor material, has been an attractive candidate for manufacturing semiconductor microelectronic device. In the present investigation, to improve the biocompatibility of Ge-based device, graphene film is directly deposited on the Ge surface with different coverage area by controlling the growth time. Compared to bare(More)
As the promising building blocks for flexible electronics and photonics, inorganic semiconductor nanomembranes have attracted considerable attention owing to their excellent mechanical flexibility and electrical/optical properties. To functionalize these building blocks with complex components, transfer and printing methods in a convenient and precise way(More)
Graphene derivatives (such as graphene oxide and hydrogenated graphene) have been widely investigated because of their excellent properties. Here, we report large-scale (kilogram scale) synthesis of a new unique graphene derivative: hydroxylated graphene (G-OH). The exclusive existence form of oxygen-containing groups in G-OH is hydroxyl, which was verified(More)
From the perspective of surface modification of biomaterials, graphene is very promising because of its unique physical and chemical properties. Herein, we report direct in situ fabrication of graphene on nitinol (NiTi) shape memory alloy by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and investigate both the growth mechanism as well as surface bioactivity of the(More)