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.
Seeing atomic-scale structural origins and foreseeing new pathways to improved thermoelectric materials
Thermoelectricity enables the direct inter-conversion between electrical energy and thermal energy, promising for scavenging electric power from sources of waste heat and protecting solid-state refridgerating electronic devices from overheating.
Self-assembled nanomaterials: design principles, the nanostructural effect, and their functional mechanisms as antimicrobial or detection agents
Self-assembled nanomaterials have been endowed with designable biofunctions based on non-covalent interactions forming well-ordered nanostructures.
Stimuli-responsive polymers for sensing and actuation
Stimuli-responsive polymers uniquely undergo physical/chemical changes in response to changes in their environment. Here, there use for sensing and actuation is reviewed.
Stimuli-responsive cyclodextrin-based nanoplatforms for cancer treatment and theranostics
Stimuli-responsive cyclodextrin-based nanoplatforms, which can be triggered by different stimuli, such as pH, temperature, redox, enzymes, light and magnetic fields, are summarized for cancer treatment and theranostics.
Sur-/interfacial regulation in all-solid-state rechargeable Li-ion batteries based on inorganic solid-state electrolytes: advances and perspectives
Advances in sur-/interfacial regulation in all-solid-state rechargeable Li-ion batteries based on inorganic solid-state electrolytes are reviewed and promising perspectives are proposed.
Design Strategy of Non-precious Metal Based Bi-functional Catalysts for the Alkaline based Zinc-Air Battery
Chemistries and capabilities of photo-formable and photoreversible crosslinked polymer networks
We investigate how the application of photocuring has addressed unique challenges through inherent benefits of the methodology or inventive chemistries.
Hemocompatibility of super-repellent surfaces: current and future
In this review, we critically examine the progress made in characterizing the hemocompatibility of super-repellent surfaces and identify the potential challenges and opportunities for future research.
Iodine capture in porous organic polymers and metal–organic frameworks materials
This review focuses on the research progress of the efficient iodine capture in porous POP and MOF materials.
Unpacking the toolbox of two-dimensional nanostructures derived from nanosphere templates
This review summarizes the advances in 2D nanostructures derived from nanosphere templates, from fabrication and properties to applications.
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.
Metal–organic frameworks-based catalysts for electrochemical oxygen evolution
An overview and insights toward the advancement and intrinsic mechanisms of MOF-based OER electrocatalysts.
Assembly and applications of 3D conformal electronics on curvilinear surfaces
Assembling multifunctional thin devices onto arbitrary curvilinear surfaces allows widespread and innovative applications in artificial intelligence and advanced healthcare industries.
Enzyme-modified electrodes for biosensors and biofuel cells
The use of protein engineering, designer polymers, and the introduction of nanomaterials are key strategies for the design of next-generation bioelectrodes.
Label-free manipulation via the magneto-Archimedes effect: fundamentals, methodology and applications
This review focuses on the fundamentals and state-of-the-art label-free manipulation techniques based on the magneto-Archimedes effect.
Recent advances in hybrid sodium–air batteries
Hybrid sodium–air battery (HSAB) principles are introduced, and the synthesis and rational designs of electrocatalysts based on the oxygen reduction reaction/oxygen evolution reaction are comprehensively reviewed for the purpose of providing insight into the development of efficient air electrodes. Furthermore, research directions of anodes, electrolytes, and air electrodes toward high-performance HSABs are proposed.
Immunomodulation and cellular response to biomaterials: the overriding role of neutrophils in healing
Neutrophils at the center of biomaterial design for optimal tissue regeneration.
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.
Advances in designs and mechanisms of semiconducting metal oxide nanostructures for high-precision gas sensors operated at room temperature
A comprehensive review on designs and mechanisms of semiconducting metal oxides with various nanostructures for room-temperature gas sensor applications.
Non-spherical micro- and nanoparticles in nanomedicine
This review provides insights into the role of particle geometry in biomedical applications.
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.
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.
On the advancement of polymeric bicontinuous nanospheres toward biomedical applications
Recent advancements in bicontinuous nanosphere research have demonstrated the key design considerations and preliminary work necessary for in vivo applications.
Wrinkling of two-dimensional materials: methods, properties and applications
This review addresses the formation, fabrication methods, properties and applications of wrinkled patterns in 2D materials.
Graphene oxide touches blood: in vivo interactions of bio-coronated 2D materials
The impact of graphene oxide biomolecular corona on blood components.
Textile strain sensors: a review of the fabrication technologies, performance evaluation and applications
Strain sensors that are made of textiles offer wearability and large strain sensing range. Recent exciting developments in material, structure, fabrication, performance, and application of textile strain sensors are evaluated and guidelines are provided to overcome the current challenges.
High-performance composite phase change materials for energy conversion based on macroscopically three-dimensional structural materials
Macroscopically three-dimensional structural materials endow composite phase change materials with enhanced comprehensive performance, including excellent shape stability, high thermal conductivity and efficient energy conversion.
Advanced cell culture platforms: a growing quest for emulating natural tissues
Topographical substrates, controlling cell adhesion in two and three dimensions, are reviewed and compared with two- and three-dimensional models.
Supramolecular fluorescent hydrogelators as bio-imaging probes
Supramolecular fluorescent hydrogelators (SFH) have emerged as a promising system for bio-imaging applications, such as detecting molecules/signals and sensing markers of diseases with the highest specificity, mapping molecular events, in vivo tracking and understanding cell behavior, in the past few years.
Transition metal (Fe, Co, Ni) fluoride-based materials for electrochemical energy storage
The improvement of advanced battery performance has always been a key issue in energy research.
Recent advances of bioinspired functional materials with specific wettability: from nature and beyond nature
Bioinspired functional materials with specific wettability: from nature and beyond nature.
Harnessing the unique properties of 2D materials for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries
Exploring application 2D materials to enhance the electrochemical performance of lithium–sulfur batteries became an important strategy in the past decade.
NIR light-activated upconversion semiconductor photocatalysts
The latest developments of NIR light-activated upconversion photocatalysts, and the in-depth mechanisms, prospects and remaining challenges with respect to fundamental investigations and solar energy conversion applications are discussed comprehensively.
Doping engineering and functionalization of two-dimensional metal chalcogenides
In this review, we present an in-depth discussion of the state-of-the-art doping engineering and functionalization of 2D metal chalcogenides for finely tuned material properties and functions in numerous application fields.
Liquid catalysts: an innovative solution to 2D materials in CVD processes
The progress in the development of liquid catalysts for producing 2D materials in CVD processes has been comprehensively presented. A complete engineering of the 2D materials on liquid catalysts is a huge step forward in the growth of novel materials and realization of next-generation technologies.
Novel properties and applications of carbon nanodots
Overview of the optical properties and versatile applications of carbon dots.
Improved pharmaceutical research and development with AIE-based nanostructures
AIE-based nanostructures may “lighten” drug research and development in the “dark”.
From nanometre to millimetre: a range of capabilities for plasma-enabled surface functionalization and nanostructuring
Millimetre-scale patterns formed by plasmas above a surface can drive the formation of and at the same time be directly affected by nano- and micro-scale patterns on that surface.
Review on nanoscale Bi-based photocatalysts
Recent studies on nanoscale Bi-based photocatalysts including component adjustment, morphology control, heterojunction construction and surface modification are reviewed.
NMR spectroscopy: a potent tool for studying monolayer-protected metal nanoclusters
NMR spectroscopy is a powerful tool to study the structure, dynamics and interactions of monolayer protected metal clusters.
Donor–anion interactions in quarter-filled low-dimensional organic conductors
In contrast to currently accepted ideas anions play an essential role in directing the structural and transport properties of many molecular conductors.
Electron transfer and exciplex chemistry of functionalized nanocarbons: effects of electronic coupling and donor dimerization
In the past few decades, research on the construction of donor–bridge–acceptor linked systems capable of efficient photoinduced charge separation has fundamentally contributed to the fields of artificial photosynthesis and solar energy conversion.
Patterned superhydrophobic surfaces to process and characterize biomaterials and 3D cell culture
Microarrays are a technological breakthrough for high-throughput screening of large numbers of assays.
General aspects in the use of graphenes in catalysis
This perspective is aimed at presenting some issues that, in our opinion, have still to be better addressed in the field of graphenes as catalysts.
Nanoscale delivery systems for cancer immunotherapy
Antigens and adjuvants are loaded onto various types of nanocarriers and presented to APCs for activation of an immune response.
Solar-driven photothermal nanostructured materials designs and prerequisites for evaporation and catalysis applications
Solar-driven photothermal conversion by nanostructured materials is a direct solar energy conversion process that has been used as a novel strategy to augment vaporization and catalysis performance.
Self-supported one-dimensional materials for enhanced electrochromism
This review describes recent advances of strategies for the design and morphology control of self-supported 1D nanostructured materials for electrochromism.
Rational design of materials interface at nanoscale towards intelligent oil–water separation
Oil–water separation is critical for the water treatment of oily wastewater or oil-spill accidents. In this review, we present the state-of-the-art developments in the rational design of materials at the nanoscale with special wettability for separation of immiscible/emulsified oil–water mixtures.
The progress and prospects of non-fullerene acceptors in ternary blend organic solar cells
This review summarizes the advantages of non-fullerene acceptors and their applications in ternary blend organic solar cells.
Tumor-specific disintegratable nanohybrids containing ultrasmall inorganic nanoparticles: from design and improved properties to cancer applications
Tumor-specific disintegratable nanohybrids can penetrate into tumor deep tissue and be eliminated, exhibiting high efficacy for cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Untapped potential for debonding on demand: the wonderful world of azo-compounds
We highlight and explore recent advances in the design of debonding on demand soft matter materials based on the azo-motif.
Tuning of chiral construction, structural diversity, scale transformation and chiroptical applications
Dissymmetry is crucial for chiral geometries that utilize either intrinsic anisotropy forces around nanoparticles (NPs) or external organization associated with templates or applied fields and alignment.
Group 6 transition metal dichalcogenide nanomaterials: synthesis, applications and future perspectives
Looking at the science and production methods of group 6 transition metal dichalcogenide (MoS2, WSe2, etc.) nanomaterials from the viewpoint of technological applications.
2D transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets for photo/thermo-based tumor imaging and therapy
TMD nanosheets exhibit promising applications for both photo/thermo-based tumor bioimaging and therapy.
Photocatalytic fixation of nitrogen to ammonia: state-of-the-art advancements and future prospects
The state-of-the-art developments in the photocatalytic reduction of N2 to NH3 are presented by classifying the photocatalysts based on chemical composition. Additionally, the correlation between the modification of catalysts and their photocatalytic activity is highlighted.