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Themed collection 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection

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Review Article

Predicting the impact of structural diversity on the performance of nanodiamond drug carriers

Diamond nanoparticles (nanodiamonds) are unique among carbon nanomaterials, and are quickly establishing a niché in the biomedical application domain.

Graphical abstract: Predicting the impact of structural diversity on the performance of nanodiamond drug carriers
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Accepted Manuscript - Communication

Interfacial Coupling between Noble Metal Nanoparticles and Metal-Organic Frameworks for Enhanced Catalytic Activity

From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

In situ synthesis and macroscale alignment of CsPbBr3 perovskite nanorods in a polymer matrix

Stretch-alignment of CsPbBr3 perovskite nanorods synthesized in situ in a polymer matrix leads to polarized emission.

Graphical abstract: In situ synthesis and macroscale alignment of CsPbBr3 perovskite nanorods in a polymer matrix
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Variable segment roles: modulation of the packing modes, nanocrystal morphologies and optical emissions

With variable segment roles, three isomers exhibited different packing modes, nanocrystal morphologies and photoluminescence properties.

Graphical abstract: Variable segment roles: modulation of the packing modes, nanocrystal morphologies and optical emissions
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

A guard to reduce the accidental oxidation of PbTe nanocrystals

Benzene derivatives can reduce unexpected PbTe NCs oxidation even with the introduction of leaked air or moisture during the synthesis procedure.

Graphical abstract: A guard to reduce the accidental oxidation of PbTe nanocrystals
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Ferromagnetic nanoparticle-embedded hybrid nanogenerator for harvesting omnidirectional vibration energy

A ferromagnetic nanoparticle-embedded hybrid nanogenerator (FHNG) which combines triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) and electromagnetic generator (EMG) was is proposed. Through a simple treatment, high-triboelectric monolayers of nanoscale thicknesses are formed.

Graphical abstract: Ferromagnetic nanoparticle-embedded hybrid nanogenerator for harvesting omnidirectional vibration energy
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Spin-state dependent conductance switching in single molecule-graphene junctions

Spin-crossover (SCO) switching of individual molecules connected to graphene electrodes is detected in the electrical current.

Graphical abstract: Spin-state dependent conductance switching in single molecule-graphene junctions
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Doping-stabilized two-dimensional black phosphorus

Two-dimensional (2D) black phosphorus has nearly the same stability as 2D blue phosphorus and now can be exclusively stabilized over all other 2D allotropes by nitrogen and hole carrier doping.

Graphical abstract: Doping-stabilized two-dimensional black phosphorus
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Shape-dependent thermo-plasmonic effect of nanoporous gold at the nanoscale for ultrasensitive heat-mediated remote actuation

Nanoscale shaping of NPG's thermo-plasmonic effect is investigated to optimize localized light-to-heat conversion and its application in ultrasensitive heat-mediated actuation.

Graphical abstract: Shape-dependent thermo-plasmonic effect of nanoporous gold at the nanoscale for ultrasensitive heat-mediated remote actuation
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Atomic layer oxidation on graphene sheets for tuning their oxidation levels, electrical conductivities, and band gaps

This work adopts an efficient atomic layer oxidation technique to cyclically increase the oxidation level of graphene sheets, thus, tuning their electrical conductance, band-gap structure, and photoluminescence response.

Graphical abstract: Atomic layer oxidation on graphene sheets for tuning their oxidation levels, electrical conductivities, and band gaps
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Accepted Manuscript - Paper

Activation of Defective Nickel Molybdate Nanowires for Enhanced Alkaline Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution

From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Accepted Manuscript - Paper

Hetero-biicosahedral [Au24Pd(PPh3)10(SC2H4Ph)5Cl2]+ nanocluster: selective synthesis and optical and electrochemical properties

From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Visible light induced electron transfer from a semiconductor to an insulator enables efficient photocatalytic activity on insulator-based heterojunctions

Visible light induced electron transfer from a BiOI semiconductor to a BaCO3 insulator enables efficient photocatalytic activity on insulator-based heterojunctions.

Graphical abstract: Visible light induced electron transfer from a semiconductor to an insulator enables efficient photocatalytic activity on insulator-based heterojunctions
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Performance-improved Li-O2 batteries by tailoring the phases of MoxC porous nanorods as an efficient cathode

By tailoring the phases of MoxC, α-MoC1−x exhibits better Li-O2 battery performance than β-Mo2C with a lower charge-transfer resistance and better O2 adsorption.

Graphical abstract: Performance-improved Li-O2 batteries by tailoring the phases of MoxC porous nanorods as an efficient cathode
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Accepted Manuscript - Paper

Rational inert-basal-plane activating design of ultrathin 1T′ phase MoS2 with MoO3 heterstructure for enhancing hydrogen evolution performances

From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Assembly of thiacalix[4]arene-supported high-nuclearity Cd24 cluster with enhanced photocatalytic activity

A high-nuclearity Cd24 cluster built from Cd4-thiacalix[4]arene SBUs and in situ generated peroxyphosphate PO53− exhibited significant photocatalytic water splitting activity in absence of a co-catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Assembly of thiacalix[4]arene-supported high-nuclearity Cd24 cluster with enhanced photocatalytic activity
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Development of a thermosensitive protein conjugated nanogel for enhanced radio-chemotherapy of cancer

We develop chemically cross-linked poly-N,N′-dimethyl aminoethyl methacrylate (PDMAEMA) smart nanogel as an excellent thermosensitive nanocarrier to load both anticancer drug, doxorubicine (DOX), and radioisotope 131I-labeled albumin for enhanced chemo-radioisotope therapy.

Graphical abstract: Development of a thermosensitive protein conjugated nanogel for enhanced radio-chemotherapy of cancer
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Red phosphorus in its two-dimensional limit: novel clathrates with varying band gaps and superior chemical stabilities

First-principles calculations within density functional theory reveal the preferred structures of red phosphorus in the two-dimensional (2D) limit to be porous with intriguing structural, electronic, and chemical properties.

Graphical abstract: Red phosphorus in its two-dimensional limit: novel clathrates with varying band gaps and superior chemical stabilities
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Highly improved photoelectrocatalytic efficiency and stability of WO3 photoanodes by the facile in situ growth of TiO2 branch overlayers

A novel TiO2 branch decorated WO3 nanoplate (TWNP) photoanode was prepared by a simple and facile in situ wet chemical growth method and used as a highly efficient and stable photoelectrode for photoelectrocatalytic applications.

Graphical abstract: Highly improved photoelectrocatalytic efficiency and stability of WO3 photoanodes by the facile in situ growth of TiO2 branch overlayers
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

An efficient dye-sensitized NIR emissive lanthanide nanomaterial and its application in fluorescence-guided peritumoral lymph node dissection

Through combining Cy7 and NaYbF4@NaYF4:60%Nd together to form a dye-sensitized system, the near-infrared emission intensity of Yb was significantly enhanced.

Graphical abstract: An efficient dye-sensitized NIR emissive lanthanide nanomaterial and its application in fluorescence-guided peritumoral lymph node dissection
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Synergistic combination chemotherapy using carrier-free celastrol and doxorubicin nanocrystals for overcoming drug resistance

Celastrol and doxorubicin are self-assembled into carrier-free and biocompatible nanoparticles via a green method, which enhance synergistic combination chemotherapy and overcome drug resistance.

Graphical abstract: Synergistic combination chemotherapy using carrier-free celastrol and doxorubicin nanocrystals for overcoming drug resistance
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Visible light driven catalytic gold decorated soft-oxometalate (SOM) based nanomotors for organic pollutant remediation

A new class of soft-oxometalate (SOM) based visible light propelled nanomotors for remediation of organic pollutants – methylene blue and benzyl bromide.

Graphical abstract: Visible light driven catalytic gold decorated soft-oxometalate (SOM) based nanomotors for organic pollutant remediation
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Lubricating properties of single metal ions at interfaces

Molecular-level shear experiments quantify how single ions lubricate nano-confined water by locally remodelling the hydrogen bond network.

Graphical abstract: Lubricating properties of single metal ions at interfaces
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Graphene and graphene oxide induce ROS production in human HaCaT skin keratinocytes: the role of xanthine oxidase and NADH dehydrogenase

Graphene based nanomaterials induce a reactive oxygen species-mediated mitochondrial depolarization, caused by the activation of NADH dehydrogenase and xanthine oxidase.

Graphical abstract: Graphene and graphene oxide induce ROS production in human HaCaT skin keratinocytes: the role of xanthine oxidase and NADH dehydrogenase
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Green synthesis of catalytic gold/bismuth oxyiodide nanocomposites with oxygen vacancies for treatment of bacterial infections

Treatment using Au/BiOI nanocomposites for S. aureus-infected bacterial keratitis revealed that the nanocomposites are an effective agent for ocular infections.

Graphical abstract: Green synthesis of catalytic gold/bismuth oxyiodide nanocomposites with oxygen vacancies for treatment of bacterial infections
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Differential effects of graphene materials on the metabolism and function of human skin cells

Low doses of GO or FLG produce a metabolic remodeling that differentially affects human skin cell death and motility.

Graphical abstract: Differential effects of graphene materials on the metabolism and function of human skin cells
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

An easy-to-fabricate clearable CuS-superstructure-based multifunctional theranostic platform for efficient imaging guided chemo-photothermal therapy

A CuS-superstructure-based clearable drug delivery and cancer theranostic platform was constructed.

Graphical abstract: An easy-to-fabricate clearable CuS-superstructure-based multifunctional theranostic platform for efficient imaging guided chemo-photothermal therapy
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

An autonomous tumor-targeted nanoprodrug for reactive oxygen species-activatable dual-cytochrome c/doxorubicin antitumor therapy

Cytochrome c/doxorubicin dual therapy triggered by the high level of reactive oxygen species in tumor tissues.

Graphical abstract: An autonomous tumor-targeted nanoprodrug for reactive oxygen species-activatable dual-cytochrome c/doxorubicin antitumor therapy
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

On the stabilization of ferroelectric negative capacitance in nanoscale devices

Stabilization criteria for ferroelectric negative capacitance are more restrictive than previously thought, but downscaling of lateral device dimensions improves stability.

Graphical abstract: On the stabilization of ferroelectric negative capacitance in nanoscale devices
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Proteins as supramolecular hosts for C60: a true solution of C60 in water

Lysozyme is used as a host molecule to disperse monomolecularly C60 in water preserving the C60 properties.

Graphical abstract: Proteins as supramolecular hosts for C60: a true solution of C60 in water
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

The size-selective interaction of key and lock nanocrystals driven by depletion attraction at the nanoscale

In this article, we study the size-dependent interactions of quasi-spherical nanocrystals with voids of concave nanoparticles of complementary sizes and shapes.

Graphical abstract: The size-selective interaction of key and lock nanocrystals driven by depletion attraction at the nanoscale
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Sulfonate-ended carbosilane dendrimers with a flexible scaffold cause inactivation of HIV-1 virions and gp120 shedding

Sulfonate-ended carbosilane dendrimers with a polyphenolic core cause destabilization of virions by gp120 shedding, p24 release and RNA degradation.

Graphical abstract: Sulfonate-ended carbosilane dendrimers with a flexible scaffold cause inactivation of HIV-1 virions and gp120 shedding
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Robust ferroelectricity in two-dimensional SbN and BiP

We discovered two types of monolayer ferroelectric materials, one of them has the highest spontaneous polarization among 2D ferroelectric materials.

Graphical abstract: Robust ferroelectricity in two-dimensional SbN and BiP
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Simultaneous assembly of van der Waals heterostructures into multiple nanodevices

We present a fast and scalable method for the simultaneous fabrication of multiple nanodevices based on liquid-phase exfoliated van der Waals heterostructures.

Graphical abstract: Simultaneous assembly of van der Waals heterostructures into multiple nanodevices
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Application of 3D hierarchical monoclinic-type structural Sb-doped WO3 towards NO2 gas detection at low temperature

Currently, the development of semiconducting metal oxide (SMO)-based gas sensors with innovative modification and three-dimensional (3D) structural designs has become a significant scientific interest due to their potential for addressing key technological challenges.

Graphical abstract: Application of 3D hierarchical monoclinic-type structural Sb-doped WO3 towards NO2 gas detection at low temperature
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Mimicking plasmonic nanolaser emission by selective extraction of electromagnetic near-field from photonic microcavity

3D localized laser-like emission with deep subwavelength mode volume is demonstrated in individual metallic nanoparticle based on a hybrid semiconductor waveguide-insulator-silver nanorod system.

Graphical abstract: Mimicking plasmonic nanolaser emission by selective extraction of electromagnetic near-field from photonic microcavity
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Exploring the structure evolution and core/ligand structure patterns of a series of large sized thiolate-protected gold clusters Au145-3N(SR)60-2N (N = 1–8): a first principles study

The atomic structures of many atomically precise nanosized ligand protected gold clusters have been resolved recently.

Graphical abstract: Exploring the structure evolution and core/ligand structure patterns of a series of large sized thiolate-protected gold clusters Au145-3N(SR)60-2N (N = 1–8): a first principles study
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Large diffusion anisotropy and orientation sorting of phosphorene nanoflakes under a temperature gradient

We perform molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the motion of phosphorene nanoflakes on a large graphene substrate under a thermal gradient.

Graphical abstract: Large diffusion anisotropy and orientation sorting of phosphorene nanoflakes under a temperature gradient
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Charge transport in a single molecule transistor probed by scanning tunneling microscopy

Using scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, we investigate the impact of the gate voltage on the electronic levels of CoPc molecules deposited on top of a graphene/SiO2/Si device.

Graphical abstract: Charge transport in a single molecule transistor probed by scanning tunneling microscopy
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Aluminum nanostructures with strong visible-range SERS activity for versatile micropatterning of molecular security labels

A ciphertext-embedded machine-readable micro-QR code is constructed using structurally uniform visible-range SERS-active Al nanostructures with an average SERS enhancement factor of >104.

Graphical abstract: Aluminum nanostructures with strong visible-range SERS activity for versatile micropatterning of molecular security labels
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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This on-going web collection showcases all of the HOT Nanoscale articles published in 2018, as recommended by referees. Congratulations to all of the authors whose articles are featured.

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