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Toward greener methods of producing branched metal nanostructures

This review highlights the use of biogenic resources (i.e., plant extracts, microorganisms, and biomolecules) as green reagents for the production of technologically promising branched metal nanomaterials.

Graphical abstract: Toward greener methods of producing branched metal nanostructures
From the themed collection: 2020 Highlight article collection
Communication

Reducing the shuttle effect with the interactions of polar TiN and non-polar graphene for lithium–sulfur batteries

Chemical anchoring and facilitated transformation of polysulfides by polar titanium nitride nanoparticles and uniform distribution of sulfur by non-polar graphene showed efficient cooperative interactions for lithium–sulfur batteries.

Graphical abstract: Reducing the shuttle effect with the interactions of polar TiN and non-polar graphene for lithium–sulfur batteries
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
Communication

Concave PtCo nanooctahedra with high-energy {110} facets for the oxygen reduction reaction

For the first time, iminodiacetic acid serves as a morphology control agent for the synthesis of concave PtCo nanooctahedra.

Graphical abstract: Concave PtCo nanooctahedra with high-energy {110} facets for the oxygen reduction reaction
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
Open Access Communication

SnS/N-Doped carbon composites with enhanced Li+ storage and lifetime by controlled hierarchical submicron- and nano-structuring

Hollow and dense hierarchical SnS microspheres coated with a nitrogen doped carbon layer were synthesised, tested and compared as anodes in lithium ion battery half cells.

Graphical abstract: SnS/N-Doped carbon composites with enhanced Li+ storage and lifetime by controlled hierarchical submicron- and nano-structuring
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
Communication

Polarization screening-induced epitaxial growth and interfacial magnetism of BiFeO3/PbTiO3 nanoplates

Single-crystal BiFeO3/PbTiO3 nanoplates have been synthesized via a hydrothermal method, where BFO films selectively grew on the negative polar surface of PTO with a saturation thickness of about 18–20 nm and a room-temperature ferromagnetism.

Graphical abstract: Polarization screening-induced epitaxial growth and interfacial magnetism of BiFeO3/PbTiO3 nanoplates
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
Communication

A microwave-assisted template-free route for large-scale synthesis of photoluminescent single crystal CsPbI3 nanotubes

High-quality single crystalline CsPbI3 nanotubes featuring highly uniform sizes and stable and bright photoluminescence were synthesized through a microwave-assisted synthetic approach.

Graphical abstract: A microwave-assisted template-free route for large-scale synthesis of photoluminescent single crystal CsPbI3 nanotubes
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
Communication

Seeded growth of silver nanoplates with rough edges and their applications for SERS

Silver nanoplates with rough edges have been successfully fabricated via seeded growth by manipulating surface diffusion and kinetics-controlled growth.

Graphical abstract: Seeded growth of silver nanoplates with rough edges and their applications for SERS
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
Communication

One-pot synthesis of monodisperse Cu2O nanoparticle aggregates through an in situ seed generation process

One-pot synthesis of monodisperse nanoparticle aggregates (NPAs) remains challenging due to the difficulty of the separation of the nucleation and growth processes. Herein, uniform spherical Cu2O NPAs were synthesized using a simple one-pot strategy.

Graphical abstract: One-pot synthesis of monodisperse Cu2O nanoparticle aggregates through an in situ seed generation process
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
Communication

Template-free fabrication of single-crystalline calcite nanorings during crystal growth in water

Formation of a calcite nanoring with a single cavity was confirmed during its crystal growth in an aqueous system.

Graphical abstract: Template-free fabrication of single-crystalline calcite nanorings during crystal growth in water
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Synthesis of corrugated surface AgNWs and their applications in surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Among metals, AgNWs are considered to be excellent materials for use in surface enhancement Raman spectroscopic (SERS) sensing due to their superior electrical properties, strong electromagnetic field generation and strong enhancement intensity.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of corrugated surface AgNWs and their applications in surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Tailoring the electroluminescence of a single microwire based heterojunction diode using Ag nanowires deposition

A single Ga-doped ZnO microwire covered by Ag nanowires (AgNWs@ZnO:Ga MW) was utilized to construct a promising ultraviolet light source, with p-GaN serving as a hole injection layer.

Graphical abstract: Tailoring the electroluminescence of a single microwire based heterojunction diode using Ag nanowires deposition
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Tunable thickness and band structure of SnO sheets for improved photocatalytic activity

SnO sheets with tunable thickness were prepared via a hydrothermal method by employing PEG as a structure-directing agent and the thickness of SnO exhibited a significant influence on the photocatalytic efficiency.

Graphical abstract: Tunable thickness and band structure of SnO sheets for improved photocatalytic activity
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Engineering MoS2 nanostructures from various MoO3 precursors towards hydrogen evolution reaction

MoS2, MoO2–MoS2-B and MoO2–MoS2-R nanoflowers were prepared using α-MoO3 particles, α-MoO3 nanobelts and h-MoO3 microrods, respectively; larger exposure of Mo–S and lower amounts of Mo–O were responsible for the higher HER performance.

Graphical abstract: Engineering MoS2 nanostructures from various MoO3 precursors towards hydrogen evolution reaction
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Facile synthesis of CuS/MXene nanocomposites for efficient photocatalytic hydrogen generation

Deposition of covellite CuS nanocrystals on the multilayered MXene and few-layered MXene by a facile reaction of S2− with Cu2+ precursors to obtain 0D/2D nanocomposites.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of CuS/MXene nanocomposites for efficient photocatalytic hydrogen generation
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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A soft chemistry approach to preparing (de)sodiated transition-metal hydroxy molybdates

Polymorphic transformations were investigated for (de)sodiated Ni and Zn hydroxy molybdates prepared under mild hydrothermal conditions.

Graphical abstract: A soft chemistry approach to preparing (de)sodiated transition-metal hydroxy molybdates
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Facile synthesis, structure, and tunable luminescence properties of novel one-dimensional Bi4Si3O12 fibers

A series of novel one-dimensional Bi4Si3O12 fibers with tunable luminescence have been synthesized via the electrospinning method for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis, structure, and tunable luminescence properties of novel one-dimensional Bi4Si3O12 fibers
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Bandgap engineering of TiO2 nanotube photonic crystals for enhancement of photocatalytic capability

TiO2 nanotube photonic crystals with a tunable photonic band gap were constructed by the anodization technique and used as efficient photocatalytic devices.

Graphical abstract: Bandgap engineering of TiO2 nanotube photonic crystals for enhancement of photocatalytic capability
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Bacitracin-assisted synthesis of spherical BiVO4 nanoparticles with C doping for remarkable photocatalytic performance under visible light

The spherical BiVO4 nanoparticles with C doping were fabricated by using bacitracin as a biological template through hydrothermal-calcination method. And the prepared photocatalysts have excellent photocatalytic performance under visible light.

Graphical abstract: Bacitracin-assisted synthesis of spherical BiVO4 nanoparticles with C doping for remarkable photocatalytic performance under visible light
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Designed single-phase ZrO2 nanocrystals obtained by solvothermal syntheses

Crystal growth pathways controlled by the acidity, type and concentration of the capping agent lead to different nanostructures and crystalline phases.

Graphical abstract: Designed single-phase ZrO2 nanocrystals obtained by solvothermal syntheses
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Controllable synthesis of CoFe2O4 electrospun nanofibers

Controllable synthesis of CoFe2O4 nanofibers has been realized by controlling the electrospinning process parameters.

Graphical abstract: Controllable synthesis of CoFe2O4 electrospun nanofibers
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Efficient water-mediated synthesis of bismuth oxyiodide with several distinct morphologies

Water mediates the crystal growth and self-assembly of BiOI nanostructures with several distinct morphologies for the preparation of functional photoactive materials.

Graphical abstract: Efficient water-mediated synthesis of bismuth oxyiodide with several distinct morphologies
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Synthesis routes of CeO2 nanoparticles dedicated to organophosphorus degradation: a benchmark

Exposure to nerve agents, in military conflicts or terrorist acts, requires efficient decontamination systems. CeO2 nanoparticles appear efficient against organophosphorus compounds, thus we performed a benchmark on the available synthesis routes.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis routes of CeO2 nanoparticles dedicated to organophosphorus degradation: a benchmark
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Synthesis of cobalt-doped V2O3 with a hierarchical yolk–shell structure for high-performance lithium-ion batteries

Co-V2O3-24 yolk–shell nanospheres were synthesized via a solvothermal treatment and subsequent calcination. The electrochemical performance of Co-V2O3-24 is greatly improved because of Co-doping and the novel hierarchical yolk–shell structure.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of cobalt-doped V2O3 with a hierarchical yolk–shell structure for high-performance lithium-ion batteries
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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Switching-on superparamagnetism in diluted magnetic Fe(III) doped CdSe quantum dots

Chemically prepared, 0.5% Fe(III)-doped CdSe QDs exhibit superparamagnetism with weak ferromagnetic exchange interaction.

Graphical abstract: Switching-on superparamagnetism in diluted magnetic Fe(iii) doped CdSe quantum dots
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Electron transfer in a semiconductor heterostructure interface through electrophoretic deposition and a linker-assisted method

Modulating the heterostructured interface of semiconductor nanocrystals is being widely explored to enhance the charge transfer rate in photoelectrochemical cells.

Graphical abstract: Electron transfer in a semiconductor heterostructure interface through electrophoretic deposition and a linker-assisted method
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Investigating the effects of activating agent morphology on the porosity and related capacitance of nanoporous carbons

We compare the microstructure of a lignin-based powdered activated carbon with a lignin-based electrospun mat and show how the reduction in size of the activating agent domains promotes the formation of microporosity and increases the resulting double layer capacitance.

Graphical abstract: Investigating the effects of activating agent morphology on the porosity and related capacitance of nanoporous carbons
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Crystalline Al2O3 modified porous poly(aryl ether ketone) (PAEK) composite separators for high performance lithium-ion batteries via an electrospinning technique

The thermostability and wettability of a separator play key roles in improving the safety and electrochemical properties of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs).

Graphical abstract: Crystalline Al2O3 modified porous poly(aryl ether ketone) (PAEK) composite separators for high performance lithium-ion batteries via an electrospinning technique
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Aligned ZnO nanorod@Ni–Co layered double hydroxide composite nanosheet arrays with a core–shell structure as high-performance supercapacitor electrode materials

Electrode materials are important components of supercapacitors and have a significant influence on the electrochemical properties.

Graphical abstract: Aligned ZnO nanorod@Ni–Co layered double hydroxide composite nanosheet arrays with a core–shell structure as high-performance supercapacitor electrode materials
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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High-performance spinel NiMn2O4 microspheres self-assembled with nanosheets by microwave-assisted synthesis for supercapacitors

Spinel NiMn2O4 microspheres self-assembled with nanosheets directly grown on a 3D nickel foam were successfully prepared by a facile microwave-assisted hydrothermal process.

Graphical abstract: High-performance spinel NiMn2O4 microspheres self-assembled with nanosheets by microwave-assisted synthesis for supercapacitors
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Ionic liquid-mediated low-temperature formation of hexagonal titanium-oxyhydroxyfluoride particles

We present a low-temperature synthesis of Ti(OH)OF in ionic liquids, and its structure and electrochemical properties were elucidated.

Graphical abstract: Ionic liquid-mediated low-temperature formation of hexagonal titanium-oxyhydroxyfluoride particles
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
Paper

NiS nanosheets with novel structure anchored on coal-based carbon fibers prepared by electrospinning for flexible supercapacitors

Elm seed-like NiS/coal-based carbon fibers were rationally designed and synthesized via a multistep transformation approach for flexible supercapacitors.

Graphical abstract: NiS nanosheets with novel structure anchored on coal-based carbon fibers prepared by electrospinning for flexible supercapacitors
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Hollow nanostructures of metal oxides as emerging electrode materials for high performance supercapacitors

Comparative study of TMO based hollow and solid nanostructures for supercapacitor applications.

Graphical abstract: Hollow nanostructures of metal oxides as emerging electrode materials for high performance supercapacitors
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Synthesis of self-assembled spindle-like CePO4 with electrochemical sensing performance

Three different morphologies of CePO4 nanocrystals (rods, columns, and spindle-like assembled nanosheets), spindle-like LaPO4, spindle-like PrPO4, and TbPO4 microspheres were successfully synthesized using a hydrothermal method.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of self-assembled spindle-like CePO4 with electrochemical sensing performance
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Rapid synthesis of hollow PtPdCu trimetallic octahedrons at room temperature for oxygen reduction reactions in acid media

Hollow PtPdCu trimetallic octahedrons were prepared under mild conditions, exhibiting enhanced activity toward the oxygen reduction reaction in acid media.

Graphical abstract: Rapid synthesis of hollow PtPdCu trimetallic octahedrons at room temperature for oxygen reduction reactions in acid media
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Controllable crystal growth of a NiCo-LDH nanostructure anchored onto KCu7S4 nanowires via a facile solvothermal method for supercapacitor application

The application of NiCo-LDHs as electrode materials for supercapacitors has attracted widespread attention.

Graphical abstract: Controllable crystal growth of a NiCo-LDH nanostructure anchored onto KCu7S4 nanowires via a facile solvothermal method for supercapacitor application
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Electro-deposition of nickel–iron nanoparticles on flower-like MnCo2O4 nanowires as an efficient bifunctional electrocatalyst for overall water splitting

The obtained NiFe–MnCo2O4/NFF electrode exhibited superior electrocatalytic performance and extraordinary durability for the OER, HER, and overall water splitting.

Graphical abstract: Electro-deposition of nickel–iron nanoparticles on flower-like MnCo2O4 nanowires as an efficient bifunctional electrocatalyst for overall water splitting
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Formamide-assisted one-step synthesis of BiOCOOH and Bi/BiOCOOH micro-/nanostructures with tunable morphologies and composition and their photocatalytic activities

A series of BiOCOOH and Bi/BiOCOOH heterojunction photocatalysts have been facilely synthesized by a one-step reaction with the assistance of formamide.

Graphical abstract: Formamide-assisted one-step synthesis of BiOCOOH and Bi/BiOCOOH micro-/nanostructures with tunable morphologies and composition and their photocatalytic activities
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Hydrothermal synthesis of ZnO nanostructures with controllable morphology change

Optimal synthesis parameters for hydrothermal growth of nine ZnO nanostructure morphologies as a durable, homogeneous coating have been determined.

Graphical abstract: Hydrothermal synthesis of ZnO nanostructures with controllable morphology change
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Comparison of the structure and methanol electrooxidation ability from irregular PtNi nanocrystals to PtNiRu nanodendrites

The introduction of RuCl3 in the synthesis of PtNi nanocrystals led to the formation of PtNiRu nanosphere and nanodendrite, which displayed a higher activity and durability for the methanol electrooxidation due to the porous structure and synergetic effects.

Graphical abstract: Comparison of the structure and methanol electrooxidation ability from irregular PtNi nanocrystals to PtNiRu nanodendrites
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Core-mediated synthesis, growth mechanism and near-infrared luminescence enhancement of α-NaGdF4@β-NaLuF4:Nd3+ core–shell nanocrystals

High-performance α-NaGdF4@β-NaLuF4:Nd3+ nanocrystals have been constructed based on a core-mediated method. Their near-infrared emission intensity was eventually enhanced by more than 2 times.

Graphical abstract: Core-mediated synthesis, growth mechanism and near-infrared luminescence enhancement of α-NaGdF4@β-NaLuF4:Nd3+ core–shell nanocrystals
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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2D organ-like molybdenum carbide (MXene) coupled with MoS2 nanoflowers enhances the catalytic activity in the hydrogen evolution reaction

Our work introduces an emerging route for the synthesis of MoS2 nanoflowers decorating organ-like Mo2CTx MXene. This effective synthesis strategy of MoS2@Mo2CTx nanohybrid structure can shed some light on energy-related applications.

Graphical abstract: 2D organ-like molybdenum carbide (MXene) coupled with MoS2 nanoflowers enhances the catalytic activity in the hydrogen evolution reaction
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Dielectric properties of solution-processed BaTiO3–styrene butadiene styrene nanocomposite films

Polymer–ceramic nanocomposite films comprising ceramic nanoparticles dispersed in a polymer matrix (0–3 composites) have garnered increasing interest due to their superior performance characteristics, and can be used in flexible modern electronics and energy storage systems.

Graphical abstract: Dielectric properties of solution-processed BaTiO3–styrene butadiene styrene nanocomposite films
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
Paper

The contributions of distinct Pd surface sites in palladium–ceria catalysts to low-temperature CO oxidation

The low-temperature CO oxidation properties of Pd/CeO2 catalysts can be correlated with the distribution of PdOx/Pd–O–Ce species.

Graphical abstract: The contributions of distinct Pd surface sites in palladium–ceria catalysts to low-temperature CO oxidation
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Nickel/iron-based bimetallic MOF-derived nickel ferrite materials for triethylamine sensing

The sensors based on the different sized MOF derived NiFe2O4 polyhedrons exhibit fast TEA response speed and distinguishing sensitivity.

Graphical abstract: Nickel/iron-based bimetallic MOF-derived nickel ferrite materials for triethylamine sensing
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
Paper

Mg0.8Zn0.2O microspheres: preparation, characterization and application for degrading organic dyes

Photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants in wastewater is one of the most promising strategies for environmental remediation, and photocatalysts as the prerequisite have received considerable attention.

Graphical abstract: Mg0.8Zn0.2O microspheres: preparation, characterization and application for degrading organic dyes
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Double-shell SnO2@Fe2O3 hollow spheres as a high-performance anode material for lithium-ion batteries

Construction of novel electrode materials is an effective way to enhance the electrochemical performance of lithium ion batteries (LIBs).

Graphical abstract: Double-shell SnO2@Fe2O3 hollow spheres as a high-performance anode material for lithium-ion batteries
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Coordination polymer templated engineering of YVO4:Eu submicron crystals and photoluminescence

Cuboidal and octahedral (Y0.95Eu0.05)VO4 crystals were selectively converted from a tartrate coordination polymer, and the mechanisms of phase/morphology evolution were revealed via a series of controlled experiments.

Graphical abstract: Coordination polymer templated engineering of YVO4:Eu submicron crystals and photoluminescence
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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Morphology-preserved transformation of CdS hollow structures toward photocatalytic H2 evolution

Hollow-structured nanomaterials with complex interiors have drawn a great deal of attention due to their unique properties in various fields.

Graphical abstract: Morphology-preserved transformation of CdS hollow structures toward photocatalytic H2 evolution
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Magnetic and electrical properties of LuFe2O4 epitaxial thin films with a self-assembled interface structure

Thin film of LuFe2O4, one of multiferroics, deposited on an yttria-stabilized zirconia substrate shows a unique interface structure, leading to an exchange bias effect. The thin film itself undergoes spin glass or cluster glass transition.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic and electrical properties of LuFe2O4 epitaxial thin films with a self-assembled interface structure
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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The role of ultramicropores in the CO2 adsorption capacity of Fe–BTC crystallites synthesized with a perturbation-assisted nanofusion synthesis strategy

This study provides experimental proof of the remarkable effect of ultramicropores on the CO2 adsorption capacity of Fe–BTC.

Graphical abstract: The role of ultramicropores in the CO2 adsorption capacity of Fe–BTC crystallites synthesized with a perturbation-assisted nanofusion synthesis strategy
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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ZnSe/CdSe core–shell nanoribbon arrays for photocatalytic applications

Core–shell structures can improve the properties of materials due to their special structure and have attracted considerable attention for their applications in many fields.

Graphical abstract: ZnSe/CdSe core–shell nanoribbon arrays for photocatalytic applications
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Controllable fabrication of Ag-NP-decorated porous ZnO nanosheet arrays with superhydrophobic properties for high performance SERS detection of explosives

An efficient hydrophobic condensation surface was developed and used as an ultrasensitive and stable SERS sensor based on ZnO–Ag hybrid mesoporous nanosheet (MNS) arrays for natural explosive sample detection.

Graphical abstract: Controllable fabrication of Ag-NP-decorated porous ZnO nanosheet arrays with superhydrophobic properties for high performance SERS detection of explosives
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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A facile non-injection phosphorus-free synthesis of semiconductor nanoparticles using new selenium precursors

New Se-precursors enable the phosphorus-free non-injection synthesis of luminescent quantum dots and nanotetrapods as well as the injection-based synthesis of quantum rods.

Graphical abstract: A facile non-injection phosphorus-free synthesis of semiconductor nanoparticles using new selenium precursors
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Optical performance and growth mechanism of a 2D WS2–MoWS2 hybrid heterostructure fabricated by a one-step CVD strategy

A large-scale 2D WS2-Mo1−xWxS2 hybrid heterostructure can be realized by the reaction of S powder and sputtered Mo/W films through the chemical vapor deposition method.

Graphical abstract: Optical performance and growth mechanism of a 2D WS2–MoWS2 hybrid heterostructure fabricated by a one-step CVD strategy
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Cu-Deficient plasmonic Cu2−xS nanocrystals induced tunable photocatalytic activities

Cu-Deficient plasmonic Cu2−xS nanocrystals with tunable photocatalytic activities were synthesized and investigated.

Graphical abstract: Cu-Deficient plasmonic Cu2−xS nanocrystals induced tunable photocatalytic activities
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Upconversion luminescence modulated by alkali metal (Li, Na, and K) induced crystallization in Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped β-PbF2 oxyfluoride glass ceramics

Upconversion luminescence of Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped β-PbF2 oxyfluoride glass ceramics modulated by alkali metals (Li, Na, and K).

Graphical abstract: Upconversion luminescence modulated by alkali metal (Li, Na, and K) induced crystallization in Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped β-PbF2 oxyfluoride glass ceramics
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Microfluidics-enabled rational design for Ag–ZnO nanocomposite films for enhanced photoelectrochemical performance

A facile and rapid synthetic method to fabricate the Ag–ZnO nanocomposite films with controlled morphology is developed by using microreactor-assisted solution deposition (MASD) process for enhanced photoelectrochemical performance.

Graphical abstract: Microfluidics-enabled rational design for Ag–ZnO nanocomposite films for enhanced photoelectrochemical performance
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Solvent influenced synthesis of single-phase SnS2 nanosheets for solution-processed photodiode fabrication

The effect of variant high boiling point solvent combinations in the synthesis and photo-sensing characteristics of tin disulfide (SnS2) thin nanosheets were investigated.

Graphical abstract: Solvent influenced synthesis of single-phase SnS2 nanosheets for solution-processed photodiode fabrication
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Correlation between microstructure, cation distribution and magnetism in Ni1−xZnxFe2O4 nanocrystallites

A reliable crystallographic model of Ni1−xZnxFe2O4 is presented using a combination of different methods; TEM, STEM-HAADF, and powder diffraction data from different sources (in-house, synchrotron and neutron).

Graphical abstract: Correlation between microstructure, cation distribution and magnetism in Ni1−xZnxFe2O4 nanocrystallites
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Morphology evolution, energy transfer and multicolor luminescence of lanthanide-doped Ba2LaF7 nanocrystals via a one-step hydrothermal synthesis

Lanthanide-doped Ba2LaF7 nanocrystals were successfully synthesized via a one-step hydrothermal method.

Graphical abstract: Morphology evolution, energy transfer and multicolor luminescence of lanthanide-doped Ba2LaF7 nanocrystals via a one-step hydrothermal synthesis
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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In situ synthesis of bifunctional TiO2–CsxWO3 composite particles with transparent heat shielding and photocatalytic activity

Mesoporous TiO2–CsxWO3 particles with NIR shielding and photocatalytic properties were prepared in situ by a template-free method.

Graphical abstract: In situ synthesis of bifunctional TiO2–CsxWO3 composite particles with transparent heat shielding and photocatalytic activity
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Synthesis of superhydrophobic flower-like ZnO on nickel foam

Superhydrophobic ZnO flower-like nanostructures with good thermal stability were synthesized on the nickel foam by a combination of hydrothermal and single dip-coating methods.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of superhydrophobic flower-like ZnO on nickel foam
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
Open Access Paper

Unraveling the origin of the “Turn-On” effect of Al-MIL-53-NO2 during H2S detection

Real fluorophores were found in nitro-functionalized metal–organic frameworks for H2S detection using a representative MOF, Al-MIL-53-NO2.

Graphical abstract: Unraveling the origin of the “Turn-On” effect of Al-MIL-53-NO2 during H2S detection
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Crystallization of zinc oxide quantum dots on graphene sheets as an anode material for lithium ion batteries

A zinc oxide quantum dot/reduced graphene oxide (ZnO/RGO) composite is prepared for the first time by a stepped graphene oxide (GO) reduction strategy.

Graphical abstract: Crystallization of zinc oxide quantum dots on graphene sheets as an anode material for lithium ion batteries
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Synergistically optimizing the thermoelectric properties of polycrystalline Ag8SnSe6 by introducing additional Sn

Introducing additional Sn into polycrystalline Ag8SnSe6 could manipulate self-defects and improve the crystallinity, and the peak ZT value is significantly improved.

Graphical abstract: Synergistically optimizing the thermoelectric properties of polycrystalline Ag8SnSe6 by introducing additional Sn
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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In situ synthesis of crystalline Ag–WO3 nanosheets with enhanced solar photo-electrochemical performance for splitting water

The evolution mechanisms of morphology and crystal structure were studied in the synthesis process of WO3 nanosheets preferentially exposing the (100) facet. And their photocatalytic performance after doping Ag was evaluated by splitting water.

Graphical abstract: In situ synthesis of crystalline Ag–WO3 nanosheets with enhanced solar photo-electrochemical performance for splitting water
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Investigation on temperature-dependent electrical properties of La1−xAxCoO3 (A – La, Li, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba)

Surface of the sintered pellet of LaCoO3 and Cole–Cole plot revealing the contribution from grain and grain boundary on its electrical properties.

Graphical abstract: Investigation on temperature-dependent electrical properties of La1−xAxCoO3 (A – La, Li, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba)
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Porous Co3O4 nanoplates as an efficient electromaterial for non-enzymatic glucose sensing

Porous Co3O4 nanoplates constructed by loosely interconnected nanoparticles were synthesized via an L-lysine assisted hydrothermal treatment and subsequent thermal annealing.

Graphical abstract: Porous Co3O4 nanoplates as an efficient electromaterial for non-enzymatic glucose sensing
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Solution-synthesis of Sb2Se3 nanorods using KSeCN as a molecular selenium source

Potassium selenocyanate (KSeCN) is used as a molecular selenium source to prepare Sb2Se3 nanorods, in which selenocyanate (SeCN) anions are thermally decomposed to elemental Se(0) and then reduced to Se2− anions in the organic amine medium.

Graphical abstract: Solution-synthesis of Sb2Se3 nanorods using KSeCN as a molecular selenium source
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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Synthesis of novel mesoporous sulfated zirconia nanosheets derived from Zr-based metal–organic frameworks

Flower-like mesoporous sulfated zirconia nanosheets (SZNs) were developed by pyrolysis of in situ sulfated Zr-MOFs for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of novel mesoporous sulfated zirconia nanosheets derived from Zr-based metal–organic frameworks
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials
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