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Themed collection Most popular 2018-2019 nanoscience articles

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Spin states, vibrations and spin relaxation in molecular nanomagnets and spin qubits: a critical perspective

Spin–vibration coupling has been proven to be crucial for spin dynamics; theoretical studies are now addressing this experimental challenge.

Graphical abstract: Spin states, vibrations and spin relaxation in molecular nanomagnets and spin qubits: a critical perspective
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 review articles
Open Access Minireview

Solution and on-surface synthesis of structurally defined graphene nanoribbons as a new family of semiconductors

Graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) with various structures and properties can be synthesized in solution or on surface.

Graphical abstract: Solution and on-surface synthesis of structurally defined graphene nanoribbons as a new family of semiconductors
From the themed collection: Celebrating our 2020 Prize and Award winners
Open Access Minireview

Synthesis and applications of nanoporous perovskite metal oxides

Perovskite-type metal oxides have been widely investigated and applied in various fields in the past several decades due to their extraordinary variability of compositions and structures with targeted physical and chemical properties (e.g., redox behaviour, oxygen mobility, electronic and ionic conductivity).

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and applications of nanoporous perovskite metal oxides
From the themed collection: Perovskites march on
Open Access Edge Article

Pore-tuning to boost the electrocatalytic activity of polymeric micelle-templated mesoporous Pd nanoparticles

Understanding how mesoporous noble metal architectures affect electrocatalytic performance is very important for the rational design and preparation of high-performance electrocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Pore-tuning to boost the electrocatalytic activity of polymeric micelle-templated mesoporous Pd nanoparticles
From the themed collection: In celebration of Chinese New Year
Open Access Edge Article

Synthesis and structural features of thiophene-fused analogues of warped nanographene and quintuple helicene

Thiophene-fused analogues of warped nanographene (WNG) and quintuple helicene (QH) were synthesized via a three-step π-extension of corannulene.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and structural features of thiophene-fused analogues of warped nanographene and quintuple helicene
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 nanoscience articles
Open Access Edge Article

Carbon-supported Ni nanoparticles for efficient CO2 electroreduction

Carbon-coated Ni nanoparticles supported on N-doped carbon enable efficient electroreduction of CO2 to CO comparable to single Ni sites.

Graphical abstract: Carbon-supported Ni nanoparticles for efficient CO2 electroreduction
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 catalysis articles
Open Access Edge Article

From an Fe2P3 complex to FeP nanoparticles as efficient electrocatalysts for water-splitting

The first β-diketiminato triphosphido diiron complex was synthesized as a versatile molecular single-source precursor for the production of functional FeP that acts as a powerful and durable bifunctional electrocatalyst for water splitting.

Graphical abstract: From an Fe2P3 complex to FeP nanoparticles as efficient electrocatalysts for water-splitting
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

Covalent organic nanosheets for bioimaging

Non-toxic covalent organic nanosheet-based fluorescent nuclear stains.

Graphical abstract: Covalent organic nanosheets for bioimaging
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 nanoscience articles
Open Access Edge Article

Simulation-guided engineering of an enzyme-powered three dimensional DNA nanomachine for discriminating single nucleotide variants

Development of an enzyme-powered three dimensional DNA nanomachine for discriminating single nucleotide variants through simulation-guided engineering and noncovalent DNA catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Simulation-guided engineering of an enzyme-powered three dimensional DNA nanomachine for discriminating single nucleotide variants
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 nanoscience articles
Open Access Edge Article

A high performance catalyst of shape-specific ruthenium nanoparticles for production of primary amines by reductive amination of carbonyl compounds

The creation of metal catalysts with highly active surfaces is pivotal to meeting the strong economic demand of the chemical industry.

Graphical abstract: A high performance catalyst of shape-specific ruthenium nanoparticles for production of primary amines by reductive amination of carbonyl compounds
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 nanoscience articles
Open Access Edge Article

Efficient cleavage of aryl ether C–O linkages by Rh–Ni and Ru–Ni nanoscale catalysts operating in water

Rh–Ni and Ru–Ni nanocatalysts efficiently catalyze the hydrogenolysis of C–O bonds under mild operating conditions in water.

Graphical abstract: Efficient cleavage of aryl ether C–O linkages by Rh–Ni and Ru–Ni nanoscale catalysts operating in water
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 nanoscience articles
Open Access Edge Article

Molecularly precise self-assembly of theranostic nanoprobes within a single-molecular framework for in vivo tracking of tumor-specific chemotherapy

The strategy of molecularly precise self-assembly of theranostic nanoprobes within a single-molecular framework is used to avoid batch-to-batch variability, and concurrently achieving real-time tracking of the in vivo behaviour of prodrugs for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Molecularly precise self-assembly of theranostic nanoprobes within a single-molecular framework for in vivo tracking of tumor-specific chemotherapy
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 nanoscience articles
Open Access Edge Article

Transition metal atom doping of the basal plane of MoS2 monolayer nanosheets for electrochemical hydrogen evolution

A Co atom enhances the HER activity of monolayer MoS2 whereas a Ni atom exhibits the opposite effect on the same basal site.

Graphical abstract: Transition metal atom doping of the basal plane of MoS2 monolayer nanosheets for electrochemical hydrogen evolution
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

Intense near-infrared-II luminescence from NaCeF4:Er/Yb nanoprobes for in vitro bioassay and in vivo bioimaging

We report the controlled synthesis of monodisperse NaCeF4:Er/Yb nanoprobes that exhibit intense NIR-II emission for in vitro bioassay and in vivo bioimaging.

Graphical abstract: Intense near-infrared-II luminescence from NaCeF4:Er/Yb nanoprobes for in vitro bioassay and in vivo bioimaging
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 nanoscience articles
Open Access Edge Article

Highly active nano-sized iridium catalysts: synthesis and operando spectroscopy in a proton exchange membrane electrolyzer

Ultra-high purity nano-sized iridium enclosed in a monolayer of IrIII/IrIV oxides/hydroxides leads to an enhancement in OER activity.

Graphical abstract: Highly active nano-sized iridium catalysts: synthesis and operando spectroscopy in a proton exchange membrane electrolyzer
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 nanoscience articles
Open Access Edge Article

A highly integrated DNA nanomachine operating in living cells powered by an endogenous stimulus

An elegant, highly integrated DNA nanomachine powered by endogenous ATP molecules was developed for specific microRNA imaging in living cells.

Graphical abstract: A highly integrated DNA nanomachine operating in living cells powered by an endogenous stimulus
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 nanoscience articles
Open Access Edge Article

Nanobubble-embedded inorganic 808 nm excited upconversion nanocomposites for tumor multiple imaging and treatment

Upconversion nanocomposites embedded in nanobubbles can be a new technique to achieve imaging and therapy under 808 nm irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Nanobubble-embedded inorganic 808 nm excited upconversion nanocomposites for tumor multiple imaging and treatment
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 nanoscience articles
Open Access Edge Article

Bioresponsive and near infrared photon co-enhanced cancer theranostic based on upconversion nanocapsules

A yolk-like nanocapsule with responsiveness to tumor microenvironment and NIR photons was invented by integrating a tumor-responsive photothermal agent on Mn-doped UCNPs@mSiO2 nanospheres for multiple imaging guided thermo-chemotherapy.

Graphical abstract: Bioresponsive and near infrared photon co-enhanced cancer theranostic based on upconversion nanocapsules
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 nanoscience articles
Open Access Edge Article

Diketopyrrolopyrrole-based semiconducting polymer nanoparticles for in vivo second near-infrared window imaging and image-guided tumor surgery

PDFT1032, a new semiconducting polymer possessing a favorable absorption peak (1032 nm) and outstanding biocompatibility, may be widely applicable in clinical imaging and the surgical treatment of malignancy.

Graphical abstract: Diketopyrrolopyrrole-based semiconducting polymer nanoparticles for in vivo second near-infrared window imaging and image-guided tumor surgery
Open Access Edge Article

Observation of a new type of aggregation-induced emission in nanoclusters

A novel mechanism of aggregation-induced emission defined as the restriction of the ligand dissociation–aggregation process in the nanocluster range is proposed.

Graphical abstract: Observation of a new type of aggregation-induced emission in nanoclusters
Open Access Edge Article

The kinetics of chirality assignment in catalytic single-walled carbon nanotube growth and the routes towards selective growth

The routes towards carbon nanotube's chirality control during growth was revealed by kinetic modelling.

Graphical abstract: The kinetics of chirality assignment in catalytic single-walled carbon nanotube growth and the routes towards selective growth
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 nanoscience articles
Open Access Edge Article

ROS scavenging Mn3O4 nanozymes for in vivo anti-inflammation

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging Mn3O4 nanozymes effectively protected live mice from ROS-induced ear-inflammation in vivo.

Graphical abstract: ROS scavenging Mn3O4 nanozymes for in vivo anti-inflammation
Open Access Edge Article

Single quantum dot-based nanosensor for sensitive detection of 5-methylcytosine at both CpG and non-CpG sites

We develop a single quantum dot (QD)-based nanosensor for sensitive detection of DNA methylation at both CpG and non-CpG sites.

Graphical abstract: Single quantum dot-based nanosensor for sensitive detection of 5-methylcytosine at both CpG and non-CpG sites
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 nanoscience articles
Open Access Edge Article

Design of DNA nanostructure-based interfacial probes for the electrochemical detection of nucleic acids directly in whole blood

A novel DNA nanostructure-based electrochemical (E-nanoDNA) sensor is proposed for one-step reagentless detection of biomolecules in flowing samples.

Graphical abstract: Design of DNA nanostructure-based interfacial probes for the electrochemical detection of nucleic acids directly in whole blood
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 nanoscience articles
Open Access Edge Article

Cage-templated synthesis of highly stable palladium nanoparticles and their catalytic activities in Suzuki–Miyaura coupling

Cage-templated synthesis of narrowly distributed palladium nanoparticles (1.8 ± 0.2 nm) and their high catalytic activity in Suzuki–Miyaura coupling reactions are reported.

Graphical abstract: Cage-templated synthesis of highly stable palladium nanoparticles and their catalytic activities in Suzuki–Miyaura coupling
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Synthesis of ultrathin platinum nanoplates for enhanced oxygen reduction activity

Ultrathin Pt nanoplates exposing {111} facets are synthesized by galvanic-replacement-free templating of conveniently available Ag nanoplates, showing enhanced oxygen reduction activity.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of ultrathin platinum nanoplates for enhanced oxygen reduction activity
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

Unveiling hole trapping and surface dynamics of NiO nanoparticles

Mesoporous NiO is used as p-type material in photoelectrochemical energy conversion devices. The presence of two kinds of hole traps can affect device performance. Here, after band-gap excitation, the relaxation of the hole into two different traps was observed and characterized.

Graphical abstract: Unveiling hole trapping and surface dynamics of NiO nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 nanoscience articles
Open Access Edge Article

One-dimensional diamondoid polyaniline-like nanothreads from compressed crystal aniline

One-dimensional diamondoid polyaniline-like nanothreads combine the outstanding mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes with the versatility of NH2 groups.

Graphical abstract: One-dimensional diamondoid polyaniline-like nanothreads from compressed crystal aniline
Open Access Edge Article

Small molecular organic nanocrystals resemble carbon nanodots in terms of their properties

We show that hydrothermal treatment of citric acid produces methylenesuccinic acid, which gives rise to hydrogen-bonded nano-assemblies with CND-like properties.

Graphical abstract: Small molecular organic nanocrystals resemble carbon nanodots in terms of their properties
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Forming next-generation antibody–nanoparticle conjugates through the oriented installation of non-engineered antibody fragments

Enabling oriented installation of non-engineered antibody fragments on nanoparticle surfaces to create next-generation antibody–nanoparticle conjugates.

Graphical abstract: Forming next-generation antibody–nanoparticle conjugates through the oriented installation of non-engineered antibody fragments
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About this collection

This specially curated collection pulls together some of the most popular articles from 2018 and 2019 in the field of nanoscience. The collection presents some outstanding contributions to the field, ranging from the design of a DNA nanomachine for discriminating single nucleotide variants to a critical perspective of recent advances in molecular nanomagnetism, and as with all Chemical Science articles – they are all completely free to access and read. We hope you enjoy browsing through this collection.

See also:

Most popular 2018-2019 organic chemistry articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 catalysis articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 analytical chemistry articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 materials chemistry articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 main group, inorganic and organometallic chemistry articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 chemical biology articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 physical and theoretical chemistry articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 supramolecular chemistry articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 review articles, 2020

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