Recent advances in plasmonic nanocavities for single-molecule spectroscopy
This mini-review reports the most recent results on plasmonic nanocavities applied to enhanced single-molecule detection and spectroscopy.
Peptide-based nanomaterials for gene therapy
We review several recent advancements of peptide-based nanomaterials and highlight their important roles in the application of gene therapy.
Photoresponsive porous materials
Integration of molecular photoswitches in porous materials i.e. MOFs, COFs, PAFs provides responsive materials with a variety of functions ranging from switchable gas adsorption to macroscopic actuation.
Agricultural nanodiagnostics for plant diseases: recent advances and challenges
Engineered nanomaterials integrated with molecular assays or miniature sensing devices formed a promising nanodiagnostic tool box for plant diseases.
Liquid metal nanocomposites
This is a progress report on liquid metal (LM) nanocomposites with focus on synthesis of LM nanodroplets, suspension of nanodroplets within various matrix materials, and methods for incorporating metallic nanoparticles within an LM matrix.
From shaping to functionalization of micro-droplets and particles
From shaping to functionalization of micro-droplets and particles in passive and active methods, and their applications.
Ligand exchange reactions on thiolate-protected gold nanoclusters
Ligand exchange reaction in monolayer-protected metal clusters is a versatile post-synthesis method to modify the surface properties of the clusters and to introduce functionality to them. Here we summarize the more recent knowledge in the field.
A wafer-scale synthesis of monolayer MoS2 and their field-effect transistors toward practical applications
We focus on recent advances in wafer-scale monolayer MoS2 synthesis and 2D MoS2-FET for applications in logic gate circuits, memory devices and photodetectors, from fundamental MoS2 research to MoS2 devices development for next-generation electronics and optoelectronics.
Folding and self-assembly of short intrinsically disordered peptides and protein regions
Proteins and peptide fragments are highly relevant building blocks in self-assembly for nanostructures with plenty of applications.
Recent progress in two-dimensional materials for terahertz protection
Latest advances in THz protection metamaterials and intrinsic materials based on two-dimensional materials are reviewed, and their future developments are prospected.
Emerging field of few-layered intercalated 2D materials
The chemistry and physics of intercalated layered 2D materials (2DMs) are the focus of this review article.
Progress in polymers and polymer composites used as efficient materials for EMI shielding
The work provides a detailed overview of the newest research of polymers and polymer composites being used as efficient EMI shields.
Recent progress of Ni–Fe layered double hydroxide and beyond towards electrochemical water splitting
Ni–Fe compounds are used in water electrolysis due to low cost, modulated structure, and simple syntheses. We summarize developments in Ni–Fe based electrocatalysts with focus on hollow structures, interface engineering, phase control and carbon coating.
Overview of transition metal-based composite materials for supercapacitor electrodes
Illustration of transition metal-based electrode materials (oxides, sulfides, and phosphides) for supercapacitors. Recent researches, current challenges, and next generation materials design will be discussed.
Photonics in nature and bioinspired designs: sustainable approaches for a colourful world
Biological systems possess photonic nanoarchitectures that can modulate the flow of light. They inspire new approaches to incorporate structural colour into innovative devices with many applications, namely in health, and safety fields.
Synthesis, characterisation and applications of core–shell carbon–hexagonal boron nitride nanotubes
This review explores the rapidly emerging field of hetero-nanotubes consisting of a carbon core and hexagonal boron nitride shell.
The role of oxygen defects in metal oxides for CO2 reduction
The formation and characterization of oxygen defects and their structure–activity relationship with CO2 reduction are reviewed in this article.
Micro- and nanoplastics – current state of knowledge with the focus on oral uptake and toxicity
This review focuses on micro- and nanoplastic particles with the main focus on oral uptake and transport at the intestinal epithelium and potential toxic consequences.
Development of biological metal–organic frameworks designed for biomedical applications: from bio-sensing/bio-imaging to disease treatment
This review introduces biological metal–organic frameworks (bio-MOFs) designed and prepared using biological ligands for bio-sensing, bio-imaging, and drug delivery.
Role of gold nanoparticles in advanced biomedical applications
Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) have generated keen interest among researchers in recent years due to their excellent physicochemical properties.
Progress in lead-free piezoelectric nanofiller materials and related composite nanogenerator devices
This report is a representative review article which deeply describes lead-free piezoelectric nanofillers and related composite nanogenerator devices.
The function of metal–organic frameworks in the application of MOF-based composites
In this review, recent progress in MOF-based composites was summarized with an effort to clarify the structure–performance relationship of MOF-based composites, with particular emphasis on the functions of MOF components for practical applications.
Porous hydrogen-bonded organic framework membranes for high-performance molecular separation
Hydrogen-bonded organic framework (HOF) membranes with excellent separation performance have been successfully fabricated via thin-film nanocomposite (TFN) method.
Core@shell Sb@Sb2O3 nanoparticles anchored on 3D nitrogen-doped carbon nanosheets as advanced anode materials for Li-ion batteries
A nanocomposite of core@shell Sb@Sb2O3 particles anchored on 3D porous nitrogen-doped carbon nanosheets is synthesized and employed as a anode for Li-ion battery, demonstrating excellent rate capability and cycle performance.
High power Na3V2(PO4)3 symmetric full cell for sodium-ion batteries
The study details the electrochemical characterization of NVP anodes and symmetric NVP cells in a DME electrolyte for the first time.
Disulfide exchange assisted self-healing epoxy/PDMS/graphene oxide nanocomposites
Catalyst free disulfide exchange promoted epoxy/PDMS/GO-based self-healing vitrimeric material is reported, where efficiency of healing is extended through the presence of graphene, whereas PDMS is useful to enhance the toughness of the vitrimers.
A nano interlayer spacing and rich defect 1T-MoS2 as cathode for superior performance aqueous zinc-ion batteries
A simple hydrothermal method is used to synthesize molybdenum disulfide with nano-level interlayer spacing, which effectively improves the zinc storage performance as a cathode electrode in aqueous zinc-ion batteries.
Synthesis of two-dimensional phenylethylamine tin–lead halide perovskites with bandgap bending behavior
Recently, two-dimensional (2D) metal halide perovskite materials with wide application in perovskite-based solar cells have attracted significant attention.
Nickel–cobalt oxalate as an efficient non-precious electrocatalyst for an improved alkaline oxygen evolution reaction
Nickel–cobalt oxalate (Ni2.5Co5C2O4–nH2O) based block-like nanostructure has been introduced as superior electrocatalyst compared to nickel–cobalt oxide (NiCo2O4) for alkaline water oxidation.
PEDOT:PSS-glued MoO3 nanowire network for all-solid-state flexible transparent supercapacitors
PEDOT:PSS-glued MoO3 nanowires were anchored on AgNFs network to build all-solid-state flexible transparent supercapacitors with high performances.
Sub-micron moulding topological mass transport regimes in angled vortex fluidic flow
A rapidly rotating tube in the vortex fluidic device imparts submicron topological mass transport regimes, as moulded through crystallisation, polymerisation, and ‘molecular drilling’.
Flexible and transparent memristive synapse based on polyvinylpyrrolidone/N-doped carbon quantum dot nanocomposites for neuromorphic computing
A flexible and transparent memristive synapse is fabricated by inserting NCQDs into the PVP, which the biorealistic realization of several essential synaptic functions.
Nano-manganese oxide and reduced graphene oxide-incorporated polyacrylonitrile fiber mats as an electrode material for capacitive deionization (CDI) technology
Capacitive deionization (CDI) is a trending water desalination method during which the impurity ions in water can be removed by electrosorption.
Trafficking of JC virus-like particles across the blood–brain barrier
John Cunningham virus-like particles (JC VLPs) are able to cross the blood-brain barrier in vitro and in vivo.
Surface passivation of organometal halide perovskites by atomic layer deposition: an investigation of the mechanism of efficient inverted planar solar cells
Interface passivation plays a pivotal role in achieving high-efficiency organic metal halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs).
Interconnected NiCo2O4 nanosheet arrays grown on carbon cloth as a host, adsorber and catalyst for sulfur species enabling high-performance Li–S batteries
Interconnected NiCo2O4 nanosheet arrays grown on carbon cloth as an efficient host and catalyst for sulfur species enabling high-performance Li–S batteries.
The rapid diagnosis and effective inhibition of coronavirus using spike antibody attached gold nanoparticles
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the cause of the coronavirus disease that began in 2019 (COVID-19), has been responsible for 1.4 million deaths worldwide as of 13 November 2020.
Three-dimensional porous SERS powder for sensitive liquid and gas detections fabricated by engineering dense “hot spots” on silica aerogel
A 3D porous SERS powder was developed in this study. Highly sensitive and homogeneous SERS detections on liquid and gas have been achieved, demonstrating potential application for an artificial “nose”.
Phosphorescent MoS2 quantum dots as a temperature sensor and security ink
The embedding of MoS2 quantum dots in polyvinyl alcohol matrices produces long afterglow phosphorescent materials.
Boosting hydrogen generation by anodic oxidation of iodide over Ni–Co(OH)2 nanosheet arrays
Prominent iodide oxidation performance is achieved over Ni doped Co(OH)2 nanosheet arrays obtained by a substrate oxidation strategy at room temperature.
Synthesis of high quality 2D carbide MXene flakes using a highly purified MAX precursor for ink applications
A method of pelletizing raw materials was used to tackle unwarranted variations in MXene products depending on the parent MAX phases, manufacturing techniques, and preparation parameters, enabling a direct painting process on various surfaces for ink applications.
Second-harmonic generation enhancement in monolayer transition-metal dichalcogenides by using an epsilon-near-zero substrate
The scheme illustrates a monolayer transition-metal dichalcogenide on an epsilon-near-zero substrate. The substrate near-zero dielectric constant is used as the enhancement mechanism to maximize the SHG nonlinear effect on monolayer 2D materials.
pH-regulated thermo-driven nanofluidics for nanoconfined mass transport and energy conversion
A thermo-driven nanofluidic system was developed to extract waste heat based on directed ionic transport.
Optical and electrochemical tuning of hydrothermally synthesized nitrogen-doped carbon dots
Using a novel hydrothermal synthesis, nitrogen-doped carbon dots were synthesized and shown to exhibit tunable optical and electrochemical properties.
Facile hydrothermal synthesis of porous MgCo2O4 nanoflakes as an electrode material for high-performance asymmetric supercapacitors
A simple hydrothermal route with a post annealing treatment was used to prepare MgCo2O4 porous nanoflakes with excellent electrochemical performances.
Hollow double-layer carbon nanocage confined Si nanoparticles for high performance lithium-ion batteries
The huge volume variation and the unstable solid electrolyte interface (SEI) of silicon (Si) during the lithiation and delithiation process severely obstruct its practical application as lithium-ion battery anodes.
Thermally induced intra-molecular transformation and metalation of free-base porphyrin on Au(111) surface steered by surface confinement and ad-atoms
We investigated chemical transformations of a fluorinated free-base porphyrin, 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-fluorophenyl)-21,23H-porphyrin under a Au(111) surface confinement and including gold adatoms by using an experiment and DFT calculations.
‘Template-free’ hierarchical MoS2 foam as a sustainable ‘green’ scavenger of heavy metals and bacteria in point of use water purification
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), with its unique optical and electrical properties, has been explored for a variety of applications in the recent past.
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