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Jianbo Cheng

Bio: Jianbo Cheng is an academic researcher from Yantai University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Hydrogen bond & Halogen bond. The author has an hindex of 33, co-authored 180 publications receiving 3684 citations.


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TL;DR: The study widens the application of monolayer Ti2CO2 not only as the battery material, but also as the potential gas sensor or capturer of NH3 with high sensitivity and selectivity.
Abstract: Ti2C is one of the thinnest layers in MXene family with high potential for applications. In the present study, the adsorption of NH3, H2, CH4, CO, CO2, N2, NO2, and O2 on monolayer Ti2CO2 was investigated by using first-principles simulations to exploit its potential applications as gas sensor or capturer. Among all the gas molecules, only NH3 could be chemisorbed on Ti2CO2 with apparent charge transfer of 0.174 e. We further calculated the current–voltage (I–V) relation using the nonequilibrium Green’s function (NEGF) method. The transport feature exhibits distinct responses with a dramatic change of I–V relation before and after NH3 adsorption on Ti2CO2. Thus, we predict that Ti2CO2 could be a promising candidate for the NH3 sensor with high selectivity and sensitivity. On the other hand, the adsorption of NH3 on Ti2CO2 could be further strengthened with the increase of applied strain on Ti2CO2, while the adsorption of other gases on Ti2CO2 is still weak under the same strain, indicating that the captur...

472 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the interaction between NH 3 and O-terminated semiconducting MXenes with different charge states is considered by using first-principles simulations, and it is shown that NH 3 could be strongly adsorbed on M 2 CO 2 with apparent charge transfer, which renders them the potential candidates as the NH 3 sensor or capturer.
Abstract: NH 3 is one of the most common resources in chemical industry, which is very harmful to the human body. Thus, it becomes highly desirable to design advanced materials for efficient NH 3 sensor or capturer. However, one of the main challenge is the facile release of NH 3 gas from substrates due to the tendency of NH 3 strong interaction with many substrates. In this work, the interaction between NH 3 and O-terminated semiconducting MXenes (M 2 CO 2 , M = Sc, Ti, Zr, and Hf) with different charge states is considered by using first-principles simulations. Our results reveal that the NH 3 could be strongly adsorbed on M 2 CO 2 with apparent charge transfer, which renders them the potential candidates as the NH 3 sensor or capturer. In particular, the process of NH 3 release could be simply realized by tuning the electrons injected into M 2 CO 2 . Taking Zr 2 CO 2 as an example, it is highly selective towards NH 3 against other common gas molecules, and the adsorption energy dramatically increases from −0.81 eV to −0.20 eV when extra two electrons are injected into the 3 × 3 Zr 2 CO 2 sheet. Our study demonstrates that O-terminated semiconducting MXenes are excellent materials for NH 3 sensor or capturer, with highly reversible release and capture by controlling the charge states on the system.

195 citations

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TL;DR: The light weight and unique atomic arrangement of penta-graphene are found to be mainly responsible for the high Li/Na ions storage capacity and fast diffusivity.
Abstract: Recently, a new two-dimensional (2D) carbon allotrope named penta-graphene was theoretically proposed (Zhang, S.; et al. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2015, 112, 2372) and has been predicted to be the promising candidate for broad applications due to its intriguing properties. In this work, by using first-principles simulation, we have further extended the potential application of penta-graphene as the anode material for a Li/Na-ion battery. Our results show that the theoretical capacity of Li/Na ions on penta-graphene reaches up to 1489 mAh·g–1, which is much higher than that of most of the previously reported 2D anode materials. Meanwhile, the calculated low open-circuit voltages (from 0.24 to 0.60 V), in combination with the low diffusion barriers (≤0.33 eV) and the high electronic conductivity during the whole Li/Na ions intercalation processes, further show the advantages of penta-graphene as the anode material. Particularly, molecular dynamics simulation (300 K) reveals that Li ion could freely diff...

152 citations

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Qingzhong Li1, Qingquan Lin1, Wenzuo Li1, Jianbo Cheng1, Baoan Gong1, Jiazhong Sun1 
TL;DR: Results indicate significant cooperativity between the halogen and hydrogen bonds in these complexes, much greater than that between hydrogen bonds.
Abstract: Ab initio calculations are used to provide information on H(3)N...XY...HF triads (X, Y=F, Cl, Br) each having a halogen bond and a hydrogen bond. The investigated triads include H(3)N...Br(2)-HF, H(3)N...Cl(2)...HF, H(3)N...BrCl...HF, H(3)N...BrF...HF, and H(3)N...ClF...HF. To understand the properties of the systems better, the corresponding dyads are also investigated. Molecular geometries, binding energies, and infrared spectra of monomers, dyads, and triads are studied at the MP2 level of theory with the 6-311++G(d,p) basis set. Because the primary aim of this study is to examine cooperative effects, particular attention is given to parameters such as cooperative energies, many-body interaction energies, and cooperativity factors. The cooperative energy ranges from -1.45 to -4.64 kcal mol(-1), the three-body interaction energy from -2.17 to -6.71 kcal mol(-1), and the cooperativity factor from 1.27 to 4.35. These results indicate significant cooperativity between the halogen and hydrogen bonds in these complexes. This cooperativity is much greater than that between hydrogen bonds. The effect of a halogen bond on a hydrogen bond is more pronounced than that of a hydrogen bond on a halogen bond.

151 citations

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Qingzhong Li1, Ran Li1, Xiao-Feng Liu1, Wenzuo Li1, Jianbo Cheng1 
TL;DR: The present study examines how pnicogen-bonding and halogen bonds mutually influence each other in the XCl-FH(2)P-NH(3) complex at the MP2/aug-cc-pVTZ level.
Abstract: We analyze the interplay between pnicogen-bonding and halogen-bonding interactions in the XCl-FH(2)P-NH(3) (X=F, OH, CN, NC, and FCC) complex at the MP2/aug-cc-pVTZ level. Synergetic effects are observed when pnicogen and halogen bonds coexist in the same complex. These effects are studied in terms of geometric and energetic features of the complexes. Natural bond orbital theory and Bader's theory of "atoms in molecules" are used to characterize the interactions and analyze their enhancement with varying electron density at critical points and orbital interactions. The physical nature of the interactions and the mechanism of the synergetic effects are studied using symmetry-adapted perturbation theory. By taking advantage of all the aforementioned computational methods, the present study examines how both interactions mutually influence each other.

120 citations


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TL;DR: More than twenty 2D carbides, nitrides and carbonitrides of transition metals (MXenes) have been synthesized and studied, and dozens more predicted to exist.
Abstract: The family of 2D transition metal carbides, carbonitrides and nitrides (collectively referred to as MXenes) has expanded rapidly since the discovery of Ti3C2 in 2011. The materials reported so far always have surface terminations, such as hydroxyl, oxygen or fluorine, which impart hydrophilicity to their surfaces. About 20 different MXenes have been synthesized, and the structures and properties of dozens more have been theoretically predicted. The availability of solid solutions, the control of surface terminations and a recent discovery of multi-transition-metal layered MXenes offer the potential for synthesis of many new structures. The versatile chemistry of MXenes allows the tuning of properties for applications including energy storage, electromagnetic interference shielding, reinforcement for composites, water purification, gas- and biosensors, lubrication, and photo-, electro- and chemical catalysis. Attractive electronic, optical, plasmonic and thermoelectric properties have also been shown. In this Review, we present the synthesis, structure and properties of MXenes, as well as their energy storage and related applications, and an outlook for future research. More than twenty 2D carbides, nitrides and carbonitrides of transition metals (MXenes) have been synthesized and studied, and dozens more predicted to exist. Highly electrically conductive MXenes show promise in electrical energy storage, electromagnetic interference shielding, electrocatalysis, plasmonics and other applications.

4,745 citations

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TL;DR: The specific advantages brought up by a design based on the use of the halogen bond will be demonstrated in quite different fields spanning from material sciences to biomolecular recognition and drug design.
Abstract: The halogen bond occurs when there is evidence of a net attractive interaction between an electrophilic region associated with a halogen atom in a molecular entity and a nucleophilic region in another, or the same, molecular entity. In this fairly extensive review, after a brief history of the interaction, we will provide the reader with a snapshot of where the research on the halogen bond is now, and, perhaps, where it is going. The specific advantages brought up by a design based on the use of the halogen bond will be demonstrated in quite different fields spanning from material sciences to biomolecular recognition and drug design.

2,582 citations

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TL;DR: A σ-hole bond is a noncovalent interaction between a covalently-bonded atom of Groups IV-VII and a negative site, e.g. a lone pair of a Lewis base or an anion.
Abstract: A σ-hole bond is a noncovalent interaction between a covalently-bonded atom of Groups IV–VII and a negative site, e.g. a lone pair of a Lewis base or an anion. It involves a region of positive electrostatic potential, labeled a σ-hole, on the extension of one of the covalent bonds to the atom. The σ-hole is due to the anisotropy of the atom's charge distribution. Halogen bonding is a subset of σ-hole interactions. Their features and properties can be fully explained in terms of electrostatics and polarization plus dispersion. The strengths of the interactions generally correlate well with the magnitudes of the positive and negative electrostatic potentials of the σ-hole and the negative site. In certain instances, however, polarizabilities must be taken into account explicitly, as the polarization of the negative site reaches a level that can be viewed as a degree of dative sharing (coordinate covalence). In the gas phase, σ-hole interactions with neutral bases are often thermodynamically unfavorable due to the relatively large entropy loss upon complex formation.

1,294 citations

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TL;DR: The potential of MXenes for the photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants in water, such as dye waste, is addressed, along with their promise as catalysts for ammonium synthesis from nitrogen.
Abstract: Transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXenes), a family of two-dimensional (2D) inorganic compounds, are materials composed of a few atomic layers of transition metal carbides, nitrides, or carbonitrides. Ti3C2, the first 2D layered MXene, was isolated in 2011. This material, which is a layered bulk material analogous to graphite, was derived from its 3D phase, Ti3AlC2 MAX. Since then, material scientists have either determined or predicted the stable phases of >200 different MXenes based on combinations of various transition metals such as Ti, Mo, V, Cr, and their alloys with C and N. Extensive experimental and theoretical studies have shown their exciting potential for energy conversion and electrochemical storage. To this end, we comprehensively summarize the current advances in MXene research. We begin by reviewing the structure types and morphologies and their fabrication routes. The review then discusses the mechanical, electrical, optical, and electrochemical properties of MXenes. The focus then turns to their exciting potential in energy storage and conversion. Energy storage applications include electrodes in rechargeable lithium- and sodium-ion batteries, lithium-sulfur batteries, and supercapacitors. In terms of energy conversion, photocatalytic fuel production, such as hydrogen evolution from water splitting, and carbon dioxide reduction are presented. The potential of MXenes for the photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants in water, such as dye waste, is also addressed, along with their promise as catalysts for ammonium synthesis from nitrogen. Finally, their application potential is summarized.

1,201 citations