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Recent advances in self-healing polyurethane based on dynamic covalent bonds combined with other self-healing methods

This review summarizes recent advances in self-healing PU by the “dynamic covalent bonding + X” method, where X represents dynamic covalent bonds, hydrogen bonding, metal coordination bonding, nanofillers and others.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in self-healing polyurethane based on dynamic covalent bonds combined with other self-healing methods
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Minireview

3D printed electronics with nanomaterials

This review focuses on the recent advances in the application of nanomaterials for 3D printed electronics, demonstrating conductive paths, electronic and photonic components, energy devices or sensors with perspectives for future developments.

Graphical abstract: 3D printed electronics with nanomaterials
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Minireview

Copper and silver nanowires for CO2 electroreduction

Copper and silver nanowires as novel electrocatalysts for the electroreduction of CO2.

Graphical abstract: Copper and silver nanowires for CO2 electroreduction
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Assessment of biomass-derived carbon dots as highly sensitive and selective templates for the sensing of hazardous ions

Green synthesis route, basic structure, fluorescent nature and sensing mechanism of biomass-derived carbon dots.

Graphical abstract: Assessment of biomass-derived carbon dots as highly sensitive and selective templates for the sensing of hazardous ions
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

In vivo applications of micro/nanorobots

This review discusses the current status of micro/nanorobotic applications by focusing on preclinical studies conducted with animal models.

Graphical abstract: In vivo applications of micro/nanorobots
From the themed collection: Nanoscale and Nanoscale Horizons: Nanodevices
Review Article

Toward a new generation of permeable skin electronics

This article provides a comprehensive and systematic review of permeable skin-mountable electronics, with a focus on representative porous materials and structures, device properties, and latest applications.

Graphical abstract: Toward a new generation of permeable skin electronics
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Communication

A comparative investigation of the chemical reduction of graphene oxide for electrical engineering applications

Various reducing agents and reaction times are systematically investigated to enhance the performance of chemically reduced GO (CrGO) in electronics and electrochemical applications.

Graphical abstract: A comparative investigation of the chemical reduction of graphene oxide for electrical engineering applications
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
Open Access Communication

Photon pairs bi-directionally emitted from a resonant metasurface

SPDC in a metasurface with the signal and idler photons emitted in opposite directions.

Graphical abstract: Photon pairs bi-directionally emitted from a resonant metasurface
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
Open Access Paper

Support-facet-dependent morphology of small Pt particles on ceria

Time-resolved scanning transmission electron microscopy reveals a support-facet-dependence in the dimensionality of small Pt nanoparticles supported on CeO2(111) and CeO2(100).

Graphical abstract: Support-facet-dependent morphology of small Pt particles on ceria
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
Open Access Paper

Nanostructured graphene oxide enriched with metallic nanoparticles as a biointerface to enhance cell adhesion through mechanosensory modifications

A graphene oxide nanofilm decorated with gold nanoparticles accelerated adhesion of cells by altering mechanotransduction and upregulating the expression of integrin α5β1, thus making it suitable for nanostructured coating for biomaterials.

Graphical abstract: Nanostructured graphene oxide enriched with metallic nanoparticles as a biointerface to enhance cell adhesion through mechanosensory modifications
From the themed collection: Graphene and 2D Materials in Healthcare
Open Access Paper

Differential labelling of human sub-cellular compartments with fluorescent dye esters and expansion microscopy

14 fluorescent NHS esters of different hydrophobicity and charges were shown to differentially label a range of subcellular compartments in HeLa cells using the super-resolution imaging technique expansion microscopy.

Graphical abstract: Differential labelling of human sub-cellular compartments with fluorescent dye esters and expansion microscopy
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
Open Access Paper

Crystalline restacking of 2D-materials from their nanosheets suspensions

We report a highly ordered restacking of the 2D phosphatoantimonic materials H3(1−x)M3xSb3P2O14, (where M = Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs and 0 ≤ x ≤ 1), from their nanosheets dispersed in colloidal suspension, induced by a simple pH change using alkaline bases.

Graphical abstract: Crystalline restacking of 2D-materials from their nanosheets suspensions
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
Open Access Paper

Efficient and reliable encapsulation for perovskite/silicon tandem solar modules

Vacuum lamination is currently the best encapsulation for perovskite/silicon tandems. Here, we study the lamination process with two different thermoplastic encapsulants, comparing tandem performance and stability, according to IEC standards of certification.

Graphical abstract: Efficient and reliable encapsulation for perovskite/silicon tandem solar modules
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
Open Access Paper

Nanozymes with versatile redox capabilities inspired in metalloenzymes

Engineered artificial metalloenzymes based on protein-templated Pt nanoclusters yield highly efficient nanozymes serving as redox catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Nanozymes with versatile redox capabilities inspired in metalloenzymes
From the themed collection: Nanozymes
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Reliable, standardized measurements for cell mechanical properties

The standardized approach in nanoindentation measurements provides a reproducible mechanical characterization of cancer cells.

Graphical abstract: Reliable, standardized measurements for cell mechanical properties
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
Open Access Paper

Engineering endosomolytic nanocarriers of diverse morphologies using confined impingement jet mixing

Confined impingement jet (CIJ) mixing was utilized to fabricate pH-responsive endosomolytic polymeric nanocarriers. Manipulation of polymer and formulation properties facilitated the production of multiple nanocarriers with distinct characteristics.

Graphical abstract: Engineering endosomolytic nanocarriers of diverse morphologies using confined impingement jet mixing
Open Access Paper

First principles insights into stability of defected MXenes in water

First principles molecular dynamics reveals how different types of defects on the Ti3C2Tx MXene surface influence its interaction with water.

Graphical abstract: First principles insights into stability of defected MXenes in water
Open Access Paper

Bubble-propelled micromotors for ammonia generation

Here, we introduce self-propelled biocatalytic micromotors for simultaneous organic pollutant removal and green energy generation. The study demonstrates remarkable results, showcasing the potential to generate ammonia from wastewater in short time.

Graphical abstract: Bubble-propelled micromotors for ammonia generation
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Light-gated specific oxidase-like activity of a self-assembled Pt(II) nanozyme for environmental remediation

A synthetic Pt(II) complex self-assembles in water, exhibiting photo-induced specific oxidase enzyme-like properties. We demonstrate robust environmental remediation using the artificial enzyme equivalent under visible light and sunlight.

Graphical abstract: Light-gated specific oxidase-like activity of a self-assembled Pt(ii) nanozyme for environmental remediation
From the themed collection: Nanozymes
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All-inorganic Mn2+-doped metal halide perovskite crystals for the late-time detection of X-ray afterglow imaging

We prepared Mn2+-doped cadmium-based perovskite crystals with scintillation and afterglow properties towards high-resolution real-time and time-lapse X-ray imaging.

Graphical abstract: All-inorganic Mn2+-doped metal halide perovskite crystals for the late-time detection of X-ray afterglow imaging
From the themed collection: 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
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Origin and regulation of triaxial magnetic anisotropy in the ferromagnetic semiconductor CrSBr monolayer

Magnetic anisotropy plays a vital role in stabilizing the long-range magnetic order of two-dimensional ferromagnetic systems.

Graphical abstract: Origin and regulation of triaxial magnetic anisotropy in the ferromagnetic semiconductor CrSBr monolayer
From the themed collection: 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
Open Access Paper

Three-dimensional ordering of water molecules reflecting hydroxyl groups on sapphire (001) and α-quartz (100) surfaces

Atomic-scale hydration structures affected by the surface OH groups on sapphire (001) and α-quartz (100) were visualized using three-dimensional atomic force microscopy (3D-AFM).

Graphical abstract: Three-dimensional ordering of water molecules reflecting hydroxyl groups on sapphire (001) and α-quartz (100) surfaces
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
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Organic compound-based nanozymes for agricultural herbicide detection

Illustrated summary of the OC nanozyme and glyphosate detection with it.

Graphical abstract: Organic compound-based nanozymes for agricultural herbicide detection
From the themed collection: Nanozymes
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Bioinspired magnetism-responsive hybrid microstructures with dynamic switching toward liquid droplet rolling states

A magnetism-switchable isotropic/anisotropic droplet rolling platform composed of bio-inspired micropillar/microplate structures is proposed, which shows potential for applications such as liquid mixing and microchemical reactions.

Graphical abstract: Bioinspired magnetism-responsive hybrid microstructures with dynamic switching toward liquid droplet rolling states
From the themed collection: 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
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Enhanced water transportation on a superhydrophilic serial cycloid-shaped pattern

Superhydrophilic serial cycloid-shaped pattern (SSCP) is inspired by the micro-cavity shape of the Nepenthes, which is transported fastest in the spontaneous and directional water transportation field.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced water transportation on a superhydrophilic serial cycloid-shaped pattern
From the themed collection: 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
Open Access Paper

Chitosan-gated organic transistors printed on ethyl cellulose as a versatile platform for edible electronics and bioelectronics

A platform for edible transistors is presented, comprising a chitosan-based gating medium, an ethylcellulose substrate, and printed gold electrodes.

Graphical abstract: Chitosan-gated organic transistors printed on ethyl cellulose as a versatile platform for edible electronics and bioelectronics
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
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Can magnetotransport properties provide insight into the functional groups in semiconducting MXenes?

Hall scattering factors of Sc2CF2, Sc2CO2 and Sc2C(OH)2 are calculated using Rode's iterative approach by solving the Boltzmann transport equation.

Graphical abstract: Can magnetotransport properties provide insight into the functional groups in semiconducting MXenes?
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
Open Access Paper

Inkjet-printed h-BN memristors for hardware security

Inkjet-printed h-BN memristors exhibit multiple stochastic phenomena that are very attractive for use as entropy sources in electronic circuits for data encryption. The high variability can be exploited to create unique and unpredictable patterns.

Graphical abstract: Inkjet-printed h-BN memristors for hardware security
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
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Stabilizing a zinc anode via a tunable covalent organic framework-based solid electrolyte interphase

Zinc anode with artificial solid electrolyte interphase made of covalent organic frameworks shows enhanced cyclability.

Graphical abstract: Stabilizing a zinc anode via a tunable covalent organic framework-based solid electrolyte interphase
From the themed collection: 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
Open Access Paper

Pt17 nanocluster electrocatalysts: preparation and origin of high oxygen reduction reaction activity

This work succeeded in fabricating the platinum 17-atom nanocluster-supported carbon black catalyst with high oxygen reduction reaction activity.

Graphical abstract: Pt17 nanocluster electrocatalysts: preparation and origin of high oxygen reduction reaction activity
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
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Strain-tunable skyrmions in two-dimensional monolayer Janus magnets

The Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction (DMI), which only exists in noncentrosymmetric systems, plays an important role in the formation of exotic chiral magnetic states.

Graphical abstract: Strain-tunable skyrmions in two-dimensional monolayer Janus magnets
From the themed collection: 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
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Photonic spin-selective perfect absorptance on planar metasurfaces driven by chiral quasi-bound states in the continuum

Photonic spin-selective perfect absorptance is realized on planar metasurfaces empowered by the physics of chiral quasi-bound states in the continuum.

Graphical abstract: Photonic spin-selective perfect absorptance on planar metasurfaces driven by chiral quasi-bound states in the continuum
From the themed collection: 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
Open Access Paper

Structure and mechanics of the human nuclear pore complex basket using correlative AFM-fluorescence superresolution microscopy

Correlated fluorescence super-resolution and atomic force microscopy reveal the multiple conformations of human nuclear pore baskets.

Graphical abstract: Structure and mechanics of the human nuclear pore complex basket using correlative AFM-fluorescence superresolution microscopy
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
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Room-temperature spin-valve devices based on Fe3GaTe2/MoS2/Fe3GaTe2 2D van der Waals heterojunctions

A room-temperature spin-valve effect was observed in Fe3GaTe2/MoS2/Fe3GaTe2 2D van der Waals (vdW) heterojunction devices.

Graphical abstract: Room-temperature spin-valve devices based on Fe3GaTe2/MoS2/Fe3GaTe2 2D van der Waals heterojunctions
From the themed collection: Nanoscale and Nanoscale Horizons: Nanodevices
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Atomically dispersed Mn atoms coordinated with N and O within an N-doped porous carbon framework for boosted oxygen reduction catalysis

Developing efficient and robust catalysts to replace Pt group metals for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is conducive to achieving highly efficient energy conversion.

Graphical abstract: Atomically dispersed Mn atoms coordinated with N and O within an N-doped porous carbon framework for boosted oxygen reduction catalysis
From the themed collection: 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
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Atomic layer deposition of SnO2 using hydrogen peroxide improves the efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells

Perovskite solar cell with a H2O2-derived SnO2 film formed by atomic layer deposition (ALD) shows better stability than that with the H2O-derived one due to the reduced surface hydroxyl defect.

Graphical abstract: Atomic layer deposition of SnO2 using hydrogen peroxide improves the efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells
From the themed collection: 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
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Phosphorus-modified cobalt single-atom catalysts loaded on crosslinked carbon nanosheets for efficient alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction

A phosphorus-modified cobalt single atom catalyst supported on crosslinked carbon nanosheets was developed, which showed a superb catalytic activity for alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction.

Graphical abstract: Phosphorus-modified cobalt single-atom catalysts loaded on crosslinked carbon nanosheets for efficient alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction
From the themed collection: 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
Open Access Paper

A sprayed graphene transistor platform for rapid and low-cost chemical sensing

Lab-on-printed circuit board platform for scalable electrochemically-gated graphene field effect transistors test strips, measuring pH and Na+ ion concentration.

Graphical abstract: A sprayed graphene transistor platform for rapid and low-cost chemical sensing
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
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All-printed and stretchable organic electrochemical transistors using a hydrogel electrolyte

All-printed organic electrochemical transistors based on a hydrogel electrolyte show high stretchability and long term stability.

Graphical abstract: All-printed and stretchable organic electrochemical transistors using a hydrogel electrolyte
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
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A high Q-factor dual-band terahertz metamaterial absorber and its sensing characteristics

In this work, dual-band perfect absorption performance with high Q-factors is achieved in terahertz frequencies by the proposed metamaterial absorber.

Graphical abstract: A high Q-factor dual-band terahertz metamaterial absorber and its sensing characteristics
From the themed collection: 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
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Anode-free Na metal batteries developed by nearly fully reversible Na plating on the Zn surface

Na plating and stripping on Zn surfaces exhibits >99.9% faradaic efficiency for a range of current densities with a 1.0 M NaPF6 in a diglyme-based electrolyte. This enabled anode-free Na metal batteries with ∼90% capacity retention over 100 cycles.

Graphical abstract: Anode-free Na metal batteries developed by nearly fully reversible Na plating on the Zn surface
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
Open Access Paper

Interplay of the mechanical and structural properties of DNA nanostructures determines their electrostatic interactions with lipid membranes

Nucleic acids and lipids function in close proximity in biological processes, as well as in nanoengineered constructs for therapeutic applications.

Graphical abstract: Interplay of the mechanical and structural properties of DNA nanostructures determines their electrostatic interactions with lipid membranes
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
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Fabrication of nanosheet-assembled hollow copper–nickel phosphide spheres embedded in reduced graphene oxide texture for hybrid supercapacitors

Nanosheet-assembled hollow copper–nickel phosphide spheres encapsulated in reduced graphene oxide were synthesized for hybrid supercapacitor.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of nanosheet-assembled hollow copper–nickel phosphide spheres embedded in reduced graphene oxide texture for hybrid supercapacitors
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
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The bio-inspired heterogeneous single-cluster catalyst Ni100–Fe4S4 for enhanced electrochemical CO2 reduction to CH4

A heterogeneous single-cluster catalyst Ni100-Fe4S4via bio-inspired design strategy exhibits excellent theoretical CO2 electroreduction performance.

Graphical abstract: The bio-inspired heterogeneous single-cluster catalyst Ni100–Fe4S4 for enhanced electrochemical CO2 reduction to CH4
From the themed collection: 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
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Eco-friendly screen printing of silver nanowires for flexible and stretchable electronics

This paper reports an eco-friendly method for screen printing of silver nanowires on a diverse range of substrates with high resolution and high electric conductivity. A low annealing temperature makes the method compatible with plastic substrates.

Graphical abstract: Eco-friendly screen printing of silver nanowires for flexible and stretchable electronics
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular 2023 Articles
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Indocyanine green derived carbon dots with significantly enhanced properties for efficient photothermal therapy

A simple yet effective strategy to enhance the thermal stability, anti-photobleaching and photothermal efficiency of indocyanine green via carbonization has been developed, which is likely to have broad applications in other systems.

Graphical abstract: Indocyanine green derived carbon dots with significantly enhanced properties for efficient photothermal therapy
From the themed collection: 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
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Simple and robust phenoxazine phosphonic acid molecules as self-assembled hole selective contacts for high-performance inverted perovskite solar cells

A new self-assembled hole selective material 2BrPXZPA-based inverted perovskite solar cell achieved a PCE of 22.93%, and further enhanced the PCE up to 23.66% by modify NiOx with 2BrPXZPA.

Graphical abstract: Simple and robust phenoxazine phosphonic acid molecules as self-assembled hole selective contacts for high-performance inverted perovskite solar cells
From the themed collection: 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
Open Access Paper

Regulating the thermal conductivity of monolayer MnPS3 by a magnetic phase transition

In this study, based on ab initio calculations and the phonon Boltzmann transport equation, we found that magnetic phase transitions can lead to a significant change in the thermal conductivity of monolayer MnPS3.

Graphical abstract: Regulating the thermal conductivity of monolayer MnPS3 by a magnetic phase transition
From the themed collection: 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
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An antioxidant and antibacterial polydopamine-modified thermo-sensitive hydrogel dressing for Staphylococcus aureus-infected wound healing

An antioxidant and antibacterial polydopamine-modified thermo-sensitive hydrogel dressing was developed for Staphylococcus aureus-infected wound healing.

Graphical abstract: An antioxidant and antibacterial polydopamine-modified thermo-sensitive hydrogel dressing for Staphylococcus aureus-infected wound healing
From the themed collection: 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
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Mo doping and Se vacancy engineering for boosting electrocatalytic water oxidation by regulating the electronic structure of self-supported Co9Se8@NiSe

Mo doping and Se vacancy engineering synergistically boost electrocatalytic water oxidation.

Graphical abstract: Mo doping and Se vacancy engineering for boosting electrocatalytic water oxidation by regulating the electronic structure of self-supported Co9Se8@NiSe
From the themed collection: 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
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