Themed collection Recent Review Articles
Acoustic microfluidics for colloidal materials and interface engineering
The advent of microfluidic and microfabrication technologies provides vast opportunities for the rational design of colloidal materials and interfaces.
A Review on Fine-Tuning of Energy Storage Characteristics of Conducting Polymers
Rational fabrication strategies of freestanding/binder-free electrodes for efficient capacitive deionization
This review summarizes and discusses the representative fabrication methods and related CDI performance metrics for fabricating freestanding/binder-free CDI electrodes. The remaining challenges and future outlooks are also discussed and emphasized.
2D nanomaterial aerogels integrated with phase change materials: a comprehensive review
This review showcases how 2D nanomaterial-based aerogels can be integrated with PCMs, marking a milestone in interdisciplinary research. It covers the latest breakthroughs in aerogel fabrication and their potential applications in composite PCMs.
Bioadhesives for clinical applications – a mini review
Bioadhesives are highly biocompatible and biodegradable polymers, which are used to join two surfaces where at least one of them is a living tissue.
Recent advancement in nanomaterial-encapsulated drug delivery vehicles for combating cancer, COVID-19, and HIV-like chronic diseases
Multidimensional therapeutic applications of nanotechnology for combating of chronic diseases such as cancer, COVID-19, and HIV/AIDS.
Exploring anodes for calcium-ion batteries
Calcium ion batteries have been increasingly explored as an alternative energy storage system as industry begins to manoeuvre towards an age of ‘Beyond lithium’ research and development.
Nanotechnology based therapeutic approaches: an advanced strategy to target the biofilm of ESKAPE pathogens
Nanotechnology based therapeutic approaches are a promising strategy to target biofilm-related infections caused by ESKAPE pathogens.
Recent advancements in 3D porous graphene-based electrode materials for electrochemical energy storage applications
Graphene, being a two-dimensional all-aromatic sheet bonded with sp2 carbon atoms, has attracted much attention due to its excellent physicochemical properties like a large surface area, good electrical conductivity, and high thermal and chemical stability.
Rational and key strategies toward enhancing the performance of graphene/silicon solar cells
Several strategies are presented to enhance the performance of graphene-based solar cells. These strategies include chemical doping, incorporation of an interlayer, and controlling the reflectivity with an antireflection layer.
Enhancing memristor fundamentals through instrumental characterization and understanding reliability issues
A memristor is a promising synaptic device for neuromorphic computing. This review article encompasses various instrumental characterization methods which enhance a fundamental understanding of the switching and reliability mechanisms of memristors.
Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles: methods, biological applications, delivery and toxicity
Schematic representation of the green synthesized silver nanoparticles, its types, mode of delivery and several biological applications.
Advanced metal oxide-based nanocatalysts for the oxidative synthesis of fine chemicals
The present review article sheds light on the fabrication of heterogeneous metal oxide-supported nanostructure-based catalysts for boosting industrially significant oxidation processes.
Bubble-propelled micro/nanomotors: a robust platform for the detection of environmental pollutants and biosensing
Recently, bubble-propelled micro/nanomotors have been considered as the cutting-edge micro/nano-sensing tools that use their unique features for fast detection of various hazardous environmental pollutants and biosensing.
Biofilm-mediated wastewater treatment: a comprehensive review
Biofilm-mediated wastewater remediation has been developed as one of the most promising, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly technology as it breaks down contaminants via biotransformation, bioaccumulation, biomineralization, and biosorption.
Wearable strain sensors: state-of-the-art and future applications
Wearable strain sensors have drawn massive awareness in various studies and industrial fields.
Silicon quantum dots: surface matter, what next?
Silicon quantum dots (SiQDs) are of great interest because they are believed to be harmless to living organisms, mainly due to their low toxicity.
Photo-responsive metal–organic frameworks – design strategies and emerging applications in photocatalysis and adsorption
The emergence of light-responsive metal–organic frameworks represents an opportunity for stimuli responsive platform design for environmental applications.
Engineering extracellular vesicles derived from macrophages for tumor therapy: a review
Compared to cellular immunotherapy, engineering macrophage-derived EVs which carry nanoparticles, drugs, proteins, nucleic acids etc. can target tumor cells to improve biosafety and treatment efficacy.
Advancements in bacteriophage therapies and delivery for bacterial infection
Graphical representation of phage natural replication, molecular modification applications including CRISPR/Cas9, and delivery applications including hydrogels and liposome encapsulation for treatment of bacterial infections.
Heteroatom-doped transition metal hydroxides in energy storage and conversion: a review
There are four functions of heteroatom doping on TMHs: (1) form a multi-component TMHs to adjust metal valence ratio; (2) increase active metal sites; (3) tune electronic states; (4) increase the interlayer spacing.
Recent progress in organic-based radiative cooling materials: fabrication methods and thermal management properties
A comprehensive review about the state-of-the-art polymer-based radiative coolers, and our insights are outlined to advance their commercial progress.
Homoconjugation effects in triptycene based organic optoelectronic materials
Homoconjugation occurs when two aromatic rings are separated by a single non-conjugated atom. This is demonstrated in triptycene by the through-space overlap of the π-clouds of the aryl fins and can be used to enhance optoelectronic properties.
Binary solvent engineering for small-molecular organic semiconductor crystallization
This article reviews the synergistic effects of engineering binary solvents on the crystallization, morphology and charge transport of organic semiconductors.
Defect engineering in carbon materials for electrochemical energy storage and catalytic conversion
This review covers recent advances in understanding, designing, and exploring the defect in carbon toward energy-related applications, with the aim of referencing and guiding the large-scale and diverse applications of defect-rich carbon materials.
A review on polymers and their composites for flexible electronics
The non-functional materials such as substrate materials and adhesive materials, and functional materials (piezoelectric composites, conductive composites and dielectric composites) used for flexible electronics are summarized in detail.
Recent advances in doped Ge2Sb2Te5 thin film based phase change memories
Nowadays, chalcogenide-based phase change materials (PCMs) are proving themselves superior in the category of memory devices due to a combination of their unique set of properties.
Covalent conjugation of proteins onto fluorescent single-walled carbon nanotubes for biological and medical applications
Recent advances enable new chemical strategies for covalent protein linking to single-walled carbon nanotubes.
Bio-based stimuli-responsive materials for biomedical applications
Bio-based stimuli responsive materials have been widely studied as highly versatile materials in biomedical applications.
A focused review on structures and ionic conduction mechanisms in inorganic solid-state proton and hydride anion conductors
This review provides a focused discussion on the structures and ionic conduction mechanisms of inorganic solid-state proton and hydride anion conductors.
Prospects of nanostructure-based electrochemical sensors for drug detection: a review
The present study represents the advancements achieved over the past ten years towards the development of electrochemical sensors based on nanomaterials.
Electrochemical fabrication of mesoporous metal-alloy films
Electrochemical fabrication integrating templating strategies have paved the way for creating mesoporous metal alloy films with distinctive pores and functionalities for electrocatalysis, fuel cells, and sensor (bio) development.
Recent advances in green thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters towards high colour purity and good electroluminescence performance
Green conventional TADF emitters show good device performance, but MR-TADF emitters reveal high colour purity while retaining better device properties. Substituting various donors, acceptors or both on boron central core bring an interesting strategy toward green emissions.
Factors influencing self-trapped exciton emission of low-dimensional metal halides
In this review, we mainly summarized the structure distortion, molecular engineering, electron–phonon coupling effect, external temperature and pressure, and metal ion doping that influence the self-trapped exciton emission of low-dimensional metal halides (LDMHs).
A review on 2D-ZnO nanostructure based biosensors: from materials to devices
2D ZnO nanostructure-based biosensors: synthesis, classification, types and applications.
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