Twenty-five years of polymersomes: lost in translation?
In this minireview, we discuss the progress of polymersome formulations towards clinical translation and highlight key opportunities and challenges.
Catalytic reduction of nitrogen to produce ammonia by bismuth-based catalysts: state of the art and future prospects
This review provides an up-to-date review on Bi-based nitrogen-fixation materials and future directions for the development of new Bi-based nitrogen-fixation materials under ambient conditions.
MXene and MXene-based composites: synthesis, properties and environment-related applications
This review highlights recent advances of MXenes and their composites in the environment-related applications including catalysis, water purification and sensors.
Recent advances in integration of 2D materials with soft matter for multifunctional robotic materials
This Minireview highlights the pioneering advances in integration of 2D materials with soft matter for multifunctional robotic materials.
Recent advances in functional nanomaterials for photoacoustic imaging of glioma
Recent advances in functional nanomaterials for photoacoustic imaging of glioma are summarized, and the current challenges and perspectives are discussed.
Recent trends in transition metal dichalcogenide based supercapacitor electrodes
The synthesis routes and the electrochemical performance evaluation of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) based supercapacitor electrodes are discussed.
Are lanthanide-doped upconversion materials good candidates for photocatalysis?
The most recent progress in high-quality upconversion particle synthesis, rational composite material design, and the combination with plasmonic metals renders upconversion-enhanced NIR photocatalysis increasingly more attractive than ever before.
DePEGylation strategies to increase cancer nanomedicine efficacy
PEGylation of nanoparticles prolongs circulation lifetimes and maximizes nanoparticle accumulation in target tumors. However, PEGylation comes at the cost of reduced cellular uptake of nanoparticles and concomitant drug delivery. This review discusses the various stimuli-responsive dePEGylation strategies that have been employed to overcome this “PEG dilemma”.
Artificial intelligence in nanomedicine
Artificial intelligence is poised to substantially enhance the efficacy and safety of nanomedicine.
Graphene oxide and carbon dots as broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents – a minireview
Complex antibacterial mechanisms of graphene oxide and carbon dots.
Toward non-volatile photonic memory: concept, material and design
This review presents the development of photonic memory, with a view towards inspiring more intriguing ideas on the elegant selection of materials and design of novel device structures that may finally induce major progress in the fabrication and application of photonic memory.
Multifunctional nanozymes: enzyme-like catalytic activity combined with magnetism and surface plasmon resonance
Combining the intrinsic enzyme-mimicking properties of nanomaterials with their unique characteristics enables the design of multifunctional nanozymes for new biomedical applications and beyond.
Metal–organic framework-derived one-dimensional porous or hollow carbon-based nanofibers for energy storage and conversion
This review summarizes the advances in the derivation of one-dimensional porous and hollow carbon nanofibers from metal–organic frameworks for energy storage and conversion.
Advances in transferring chemical vapour deposition graphene: a review
This review highlights recent developments in CVD graphene transfer methods from the perspective of mechanism, cleanness, quality, reliability, and cost.
Metallic nanoislands on graphene: a metamaterial for chemical, mechanical, optical, and biological applications
Two current applications of metal nanoisland–graphene composites are shown.
Beyond “decorative” 2D supramolecular self-assembly: strategies towards functional surfaces for nanotechnology
Designing new molecular building blocks for functional supramolecular self-assembly at surfaces.
Towards a classification strategy for complex nanostructures
The range of possible nanostructures is so large and continuously growing, that collating and unifying the knowledge connected to them, including their biological activity, is a major challenge.
The same and not the same: molecular perovskites and their solid-state analogues
We review the crystal chemistry and physics of molecular perovskites, drawing on topical examples of the recent literature.
Iron carbide nanoparticles: an innovative nanoplatform for biomedical applications
This review summarize the biomedical applications of iron carbide nanoparticles.
Metal–organic frameworks: a novel host platform for enzymatic catalysis and detection
This minireview deals with the recent advances on the synthetic strategies for the immobilization of enzymes in metal–organic frameworks.
Single atom catalysts: a surface heterocompound perspective
Evolution of heterogeneous catalysts with steady down-sizing: from small particles, clusters, dots to single atoms, and now the “surface heterocompound”.
Harnessing the self-assembly of peptides for the targeted delivery of anti-cancer agents
Crystal regulation towards rechargeable magnesium battery cathode materials
Crystal regulation as the “key” powerfully unlocks the “crystal house” for fast and stable Mg ion migration and storage.
Additive Manufacturing of Natural Biopolymers and Composites for Bone Tissue Engineering
Applications of nano-porous graphene materials – critical review on performance and challenges
A critical review on the potential of nano-porous graphene materials, their key structural and physicochemical properties for applications in the areas of separation and sensing and energy storage.
Recent advances in the interface design of solid-state electrolytes for solid-state energy storage devices
High-ionic-conductivity solid-state electrolytes (SSEs) have been extensively explored for electrochemical energy storage technologies because these materials can enhance the safety of solid-state energy storage devices (SSESDs).
Erbium complexes as pioneers for implementing linear light-upconversion in molecules
Trivalent erbium, Er3+, with its 4f11 electronic configuration, was the first lanthanide cation for which linear upconversion could be induced in a molecular complex. The reasons for this success and its perspectives are discussed in this review.
Organostannane-free polycondensation and eco-friendly processing strategy for the design of semiconducting polymers in transistors
We introduce green synthetic methods and environmentally benign processing strategies that provide some ideas for total green fabrication of electronic devices.
Basic knowledge in battery research bridging the gap between academia and industry
The basic knowledge in battery research bridging the gap between academia and industry was reviewed by the authors from both fields.
Lipid-based mesophases as matrices for nanoscale reactions
Review of nonlamellar lipidic mesophases as matrices for organic and enzymatic reactions, and synthesis of polymeric, metallic and mesoporous materials.
About the amplification factors in organic bioelectronic sensors
A systematic comparison between electrochemical and organic bioelectronic sensors reveals a unified rational description for a transistor amplified detection.
Recent advances in tuning the electronic structures of atomically dispersed M–N–C materials for efficient gas-involving electrocatalysis
A focused review is presented to comprehensively summarize the reported electronic structure modulation strategies for achieving highly active M–N–C electrocatalysts.
Polymerization-induced emission: a chemical route for uniting nonluminescent monomers into luminescent polymers.
The damaging effects of the acidity in PEDOT:PSS on semiconductor device performance and solutions based on non-acidic alternatives
Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate), PEDOT:PSS, has been widely used as an effective hole transporting material in many different organic semiconductor devices for well over a decade.
Plasmonic hole ejection involved in plasmon-induced charge separation
Hot hole ejection from the resonance sites of plasmonic nanoparticles on a semiconductor or an electrode enables oxidation at more positive potentials, output of higher voltage, and site-selective photo-oxidation beyond the diffraction limit.
Surface modified cellulose nanomaterials: a source of non-spherical nanoparticles for drug delivery
Cellulose nanomaterials, often called nanocellulose, have created a lot of buzz as a renewable building block for new materials. In this review, the steps necessary to generate soluble nanocellulose-based drug carriers are discussed, which includes surface modifications and toxicity.
What are the design principles, from the choice of lubricants and structures to the preparation method, for a stable slippery lubricant-infused porous surface?
In this review, we provide a comprehensive discussion of how to design a stable slippery lubricant-infused porous surface. The design principles and preparation methods for enhancing the stability of the lubricant layer are illustrated.
Recent advances in anodic interface engineering for solid-state lithium-metal batteries
In this review, we summarize the anodic interface problems, advanced strategies, in situ characterization technologies and future perspectives of SSLMBs.
Mechanochemical synthesis of highly porous materials
Mechanochemistry became a powerful and popular method for the preparation of various porous materials.
Graphitic carbon nitride and polymers: a mutual combination for advanced properties
The present review highlights the combination of graphitic carbon nitride and polymers for materials with outstanding properties.
Functionalized layered double hydroxides for innovative applications
Functionalization strategies are powerful for generating new or enhanced properties of LDHs, offering unique perspectives and advantages for preparing novel materials.
Recent developments in polydopamine fluorescent nanomaterials
Polydopamine (PDA) fluorescent materials have recently gained much attention due to their unique physicochemical and biological properties.
Bulk network polymers with dynamic B–O bonds: healable and reprocessable materials
The recent progress in healable and reprocessable bulk network polymers with dynamic B–O bonds is reviewed.
Torsional artificial muscles
Torsional actuators are of potential application in areas that include smart textiles, exoskeletons, microfluidic mixing, microsensors, photonic displays, and energy-harvesting devices.
Recent advances in manipulation of micro- and nano-objects with magnetic fields at small scales
Magnetic manipulation is very promising for the motion control of micro- and nano-objects, which has wide applications in the mixing, trapping, colloidal assembly and object transport, and the recent progress in these areas is reviewed in this work.
Current status and prospects of memristors based on novel 2D materials
A summary of the characteristics and switching mechanisms of memristors based on novel 2D materials.
Roles of interfaces in the ideality of organic field-effect transistors
The roles of interfaces in determining the ideality of organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) are comprehensively summarized.
3D cultures for modeling nanomaterial-based photothermal therapy
3D culture integrates key characteristics to advance and challenge Nanomedicine, supporting cancer diagnosis, imaging and treatment as photothermal therapy.
Rational design of semiconducting polymer brushes as cancer theranostics
In this review, recent progress in the development of semiconducting polymer brushes for advanced cancer theranostics has been presented.
Bio-inspired photonic crystal patterns
In this review, the recent research progress in bio-inspired PC patterns is presented including preparation strategies, functionality evolution and various applications.
Catalytic chemistry of iron-free Fenton nanocatalysts for versatile radical nanotherapeutics
This review summarizes and discusses the construction of iron-free Fenton nanocatalysts for versatile biomedical applications. The facing challenges and future developments of these iron-free Fenton nanocatalysts for clinical translation are also outlooked.
Advanced functional surfaces through controlled damage and instabilities
Functional surfaces are of paramount engineering importance for various applications. The purpose of this review is to present counter-intuitive methods of fabrication based upon damage or instabilities for creating value-added surface functions.
Engineered functionalized 2D nanoarchitectures for stimuli-responsive drug delivery
Functionalized 2D nanoarchitectures work as intelligent “host-conjugator” combined platforms for exogenous and endogenous stimuli-responsive drug delivery.
It's a trap! On the nature of localised states and charge trapping in lead halide perovskites
The recent surge of scientific interest for lead halide perovskite semiconductors and optoelectronic devices has seen a mix of materials science sub-fields converge on the same “magical” crystal structure.
Recent development of covalent organic frameworks (COFs): synthesis and catalytic (organic-electro-photo) applications
The review focuses on recent developments in the synthetic methodologies of COFs and their applications in the field of organocatalysis, electrocatalysis and photocatalysis. Future scope of COFs in the field are also described.
State-of-the-art iron-based nanozymes for biocatalytic tumor therapy
Iron-based artificial enzyme nanomimics show promise for biocatalytic tumor therapy.
Recent advances in carbon dots for bioimaging applications
This review summarized recent advances in CDs-based bioimaging including in vitro imaging in delivering CDs into different types of cells and in vivo applications in distribution and uptake of CDs, imaging-guild drug delivery and tumor therapeutics.
Dynamic DNA nanotechnology: toward functional nanoscale devices
This review presents recent advances and continuing challenges in the design, characterization, and modelling of dynamic DNA nanodevices.
Interface engineering in transition metal carbides for electrocatalytic hydrogen generation and nitrogen fixation
This review focuses on tuning nanostructures and interfaces to enhance the electrocatalytic activity of TMC-based materials for hydrogen production and nitrogen fixation. Mechanisms and interface engineering are discussed, including synergy effects, facet binding energy, active defects and low coordinated sites.
Designing conjugated porous polymers for visible light-driven photocatalytic chemical transformations
A review on the recent developments in controlling the structural, photophysical and electronic properties of conjugated porous polymer (CPP) photocatalysts is presented.
Recent advances in ruthenium-based electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction
Exploration of electrocatalysts for clean and sustainable hydrogen generation from water splitting has received huge attention due to the depletion of fossil fuels and environmental pollution.
Biomimetic nanoparticle technology for cardiovascular disease detection and treatment
Biomimetic nanoparticle technology has the potential to significantly improve the clinical management of cardiovascular disease.
Engineering surface states of hematite based photoanodes for boosting photoelectrochemical water splitting
A critical review on how engineering surface states of hematite-based photoanodes can enhance the photoelectrochemical water splitting performance.
Nanotrapping memories are suggested as an enabler for a nano-empowered, data-centric future.
Theory-guided materials design: two-dimensional MXenes in electro- and photocatalysis
A critical review on how theory-guided materials design can enhance MXene based catalyst discovery and development process.
Recent advances in developing high-performance nanostructured electrocatalysts based on 3d transition metal elements
Versitle strategies for devoloping high-performance nanostructured electrocatalysts based on 3d transition metal elements have been reviewed.
Advances in controlled gas-releasing nanomaterials for therapeutic applications
The use of gases as therapeutic tools for various disease conditions is a hot topic under exploration in the nanomedicine field.
Carbon-based nanomaterials as an emerging platform for theranostics
Carbon-based nanomaterials emerge as promising platforms for theranostic applications in disease treatment and tissue repair.
Wettability of graphene: from influencing factors and reversible conversions to potential applications
A comprehensive insight into the wettability of graphene with respect to water droplets, specifically including the influencing factors and reversible transformation, is presented in this review.
Recent advances in functionalized MnO2 nanosheets for biosensing and biomedicine applications
Schematic illustration of MnO2 nanosheets for applications in biosensing, bioimaging, drug delivery and cancer therapy.