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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.

Graphical abstract: Twenty-five years of polymersomes: lost in translation?
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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.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic reduction of nitrogen to produce ammonia by bismuth-based catalysts: state of the art and future prospects
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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.

Graphical abstract: MXene and MXene-based composites: synthesis, properties and environment-related applications
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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.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in integration of 2D materials with soft matter for multifunctional robotic materials
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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.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in functional nanomaterials for photoacoustic imaging of glioma
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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.

Graphical abstract: Recent trends in transition metal dichalcogenide based supercapacitor electrodes
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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.

Graphical abstract: Are lanthanide-doped upconversion materials good candidates for photocatalysis?
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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”.

Graphical abstract: DePEGylation strategies to increase cancer nanomedicine efficacy
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Artificial intelligence in nanomedicine

Artificial intelligence is poised to substantially enhance the efficacy and safety of nanomedicine.

Graphical abstract: Artificial intelligence in nanomedicine
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Graphene oxide and carbon dots as broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents – a minireview

Complex antibacterial mechanisms of graphene oxide and carbon dots.

Graphical abstract: Graphene oxide and carbon dots as broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents – a minireview
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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.

Graphical abstract: Toward non-volatile photonic memory: concept, material and design
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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.

Graphical abstract: Multifunctional nanozymes: enzyme-like catalytic activity combined with magnetism and surface plasmon resonance
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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.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic framework-derived one-dimensional porous or hollow carbon-based nanofibers for energy storage and conversion
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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.

Graphical abstract: Advances in transferring chemical vapour deposition graphene: a review
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Metallic nanoislands on graphene: a metamaterial for chemical, mechanical, optical, and biological applications

Two current applications of metal nanoisland–graphene composites are shown.

Graphical abstract: Metallic nanoislands on graphene: a metamaterial for chemical, mechanical, optical, and biological applications
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Beyond “decorative” 2D supramolecular self-assembly: strategies towards functional surfaces for nanotechnology

Designing new molecular building blocks for functional supramolecular self-assembly at surfaces.

Graphical abstract: Beyond “decorative” 2D supramolecular self-assembly: strategies towards functional surfaces for nanotechnology
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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.

Graphical abstract: Towards a classification strategy for complex nanostructures
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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.

Graphical abstract: The same and not the same: molecular perovskites and their solid-state analogues
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Iron carbide nanoparticles: an innovative nanoplatform for biomedical applications

This review summarize the biomedical applications of iron carbide nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Iron carbide nanoparticles: an innovative nanoplatform for biomedical applications
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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.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic frameworks: a novel host platform for enzymatic catalysis and detection
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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”.

Graphical abstract: Single atom catalysts: a surface heterocompound perspective
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Harnessing the self-assembly of peptides for the targeted delivery of anti-cancer agents

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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.

Graphical abstract: Crystal regulation towards rechargeable magnesium battery cathode materials
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Additive Manufacturing of Natural Biopolymers and Composites for Bone Tissue Engineering

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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.

Graphical abstract: Applications of nano-porous graphene materials – critical review on performance and challenges
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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).

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the interface design of solid-state electrolytes for solid-state energy storage devices
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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.

Graphical abstract: Erbium complexes as pioneers for implementing linear light-upconversion in molecules
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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.

Graphical abstract: Organostannane-free polycondensation and eco-friendly processing strategy for the design of semiconducting polymers in transistors
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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.

Graphical abstract: Basic knowledge in battery research bridging the gap between academia and industry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Lipid-based mesophases as matrices for nanoscale reactions
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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.

Graphical abstract: About the amplification factors in organic bioelectronic sensors
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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.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in tuning the electronic structures of atomically dispersed M–N–C materials for efficient gas-involving electrocatalysis
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Polymerization-induced emission

Polymerization-induced emission: a chemical route for uniting nonluminescent monomers into luminescent polymers.

Graphical abstract: Polymerization-induced emission
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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.

Graphical abstract: The damaging effects of the acidity in PEDOT:PSS on semiconductor device performance and solutions based on non-acidic alternatives
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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.

Graphical abstract: Plasmonic hole ejection involved in plasmon-induced charge separation
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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.

Graphical abstract: Surface modified cellulose nanomaterials: a source of non-spherical nanoparticles for drug delivery
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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.

Graphical abstract: What are the design principles, from the choice of lubricants and structures to the preparation method, for a stable slippery lubricant-infused porous surface?
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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.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in anodic interface engineering for solid-state lithium-metal batteries
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Mechanochemical synthesis of highly porous materials

Mechanochemistry became a powerful and popular method for the preparation of various porous materials.

Graphical abstract: Mechanochemical synthesis of highly porous materials
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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.

Graphical abstract: Graphitic carbon nitride and polymers: a mutual combination for advanced properties
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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.

Graphical abstract: Functionalized layered double hydroxides for innovative applications
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Recent developments in polydopamine fluorescent nanomaterials

Polydopamine (PDA) fluorescent materials have recently gained much attention due to their unique physicochemical and biological properties.

Graphical abstract: Recent developments in polydopamine fluorescent nanomaterials
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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.

Graphical abstract: Bulk network polymers with dynamic B–O bonds: healable and reprocessable materials
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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.

Graphical abstract: Torsional artificial muscles
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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.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in manipulation of micro- and nano-objects with magnetic fields at small scales
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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.

Graphical abstract: Current status and prospects of memristors based on novel 2D materials
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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.

Graphical abstract: Roles of interfaces in the ideality of organic field-effect transistors
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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.

Graphical abstract: 3D cultures for modeling nanomaterial-based photothermal therapy
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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.

Graphical abstract: Rational design of semiconducting polymer brushes as cancer theranostics
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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.

Graphical abstract: Bio-inspired photonic crystal patterns
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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.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic chemistry of iron-free Fenton nanocatalysts for versatile radical nanotherapeutics
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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.

Graphical abstract: Advanced functional surfaces through controlled damage and instabilities
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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.

Graphical abstract: Engineered functionalized 2D nanoarchitectures for stimuli-responsive drug delivery
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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.

Graphical abstract: It's a trap! On the nature of localised states and charge trapping in lead halide perovskites
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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.

Graphical abstract: Recent development of covalent organic frameworks (COFs): synthesis and catalytic (organic-electro-photo) applications
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State-of-the-art iron-based nanozymes for biocatalytic tumor therapy

Iron-based artificial enzyme nanomimics show promise for biocatalytic tumor therapy.

Graphical abstract: State-of-the-art iron-based nanozymes for biocatalytic tumor therapy
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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.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in carbon dots for bioimaging applications
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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.

Graphical abstract: Dynamic DNA nanotechnology: toward functional nanoscale devices
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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.

Graphical abstract: Interface engineering in transition metal carbides for electrocatalytic hydrogen generation and nitrogen fixation
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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.

Graphical abstract: Designing conjugated porous polymers for visible light-driven photocatalytic chemical transformations
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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.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in ruthenium-based electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction
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Biomimetic nanoparticle technology for cardiovascular disease detection and treatment

Biomimetic nanoparticle technology has the potential to significantly improve the clinical management of cardiovascular disease.

Graphical abstract: Biomimetic nanoparticle technology for cardiovascular disease detection and treatment
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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.

Graphical abstract: Engineering surface states of hematite based photoanodes for boosting photoelectrochemical water splitting
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Nanotrapping memories

Nanotrapping memories are suggested as an enabler for a nano-empowered, data-centric future.

Graphical abstract: Nanotrapping memories
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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.

Graphical abstract: Theory-guided materials design: two-dimensional MXenes in electro- and photocatalysis
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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.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in developing high-performance nanostructured electrocatalysts based on 3d transition metal elements
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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.

Graphical abstract: Advances in controlled gas-releasing nanomaterials for therapeutic applications
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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.

Graphical abstract: Carbon-based nanomaterials as an emerging platform for theranostics
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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.

Graphical abstract: Wettability of graphene: from influencing factors and reversible conversions to potential applications
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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.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in functionalized MnO2 nanosheets for biosensing and biomedicine applications
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