Recent progress on kinetic control of chemical vapor deposition growth of high-quality wafer-scale transition metal dichalcogenides
Recent progress in sensing application of metal nanoarchitecture-enhanced fluorescence
Studies and research advances of integrated plasmon metal nanoarchitectures in fluorescence sensing applications were reviewed.
Gold nanomaterials for optical biosensing and bioimaging
In this minireview, we discuss the emerging optical biosensing and bioimaging techniques that leverage the unique optical properties of gold nanoparticles.
Nanomaterials responding to microwaves an emerging field for imaging and therapy
Recent advances in cathode engineering to enable reversible room-temperature aluminium–sulfur batteries
The electrochemical reversibility of the aluminum–sulfur (Al–S) battery critically depends on the physical and chemical properties of the sulfur cathode.
Bimetallic nanocatalysts supported on graphitic carbon nitride for sustainable energy development: the shape-structure–activity relation
The catalytic performance of metal nanoparticles (NPs), including activity, selectivity, and durability, depends on their chemical composition, shape and structure at the molecular level, where reaction rates are determined by the facet exposed.
Hybrid magnetic nanoparticles as efficient nanoheaters in biomedical applications
In this minireview we discuss and provide a perspective on the novel systems, the synthesis routes and the interface-mediated properties that determine the heating efficiency of hybrid magnetic nanoparticles.
Recent advances in plasmonic nanocavities for single-molecule spectroscopy
This mini-review reports the most recent results on plasmonic nanocavities applied to enhanced single-molecule detection and spectroscopy.
Peptide-based nanomaterials for gene therapy
We review several recent advancements of peptide-based nanomaterials and highlight their important roles in the application of gene therapy.
Photoresponsive porous materials
Integration of molecular photoswitches in porous materials i.e. MOFs, COFs, PAFs provides responsive materials with a variety of functions ranging from switchable gas adsorption to macroscopic actuation.
Advanced pillared designs for two-dimensional materials in electrochemical energy storage
2D materials with pillared designs have shown great enhancement in specific capacity/capacitance and rate performance. In this study, we highlight the recent progress in 2D materials with pillared designs in lithium-ion storage and beyond.
This review summarizes recent developments in microneedle-based bioassays.
A perspective on oxide-supported single-atom catalysts
To explore oxide-supported single-atom catalysts (SACs) at the atomic level, a recently developed surface free energy approach may help fabricate well-defined SACs to tackle some key issues in the future.
Building heterogeneous nanostructures for photocatalytic ammonia decomposition
In this review, we summarize the recent advantages of heterogeneous nanostructures for photocatalytic ammonia decomposition.
Biologically interfaced nanoplasmonic sensors
This Minireview highlights and discusses the critical role of biological interfacing in constructing nanoplasmonic sensing platforms for biointerfacial science applications.
Multinary copper-based chalcogenide nanocrystal systems from the perspective of device applications
Multinary Cu-based chalcogenide nanocrystals are unique as they consist of earth-abundant materials and offer composition-controlled optoelectronic properties for various energy applications.
Bioinspired flexible electronics for seamless neural interfacing and chronic recording
This review summarizes recent developments in bioinspired flexible electronics for seamless neural interfacing and chronic recording.
Single-unit-cell-thick layered electrocatalysts: from synthesis to application
This minireview summarizes the latest progresses on the synthesis and application of single-unit-cell-thick layered electrocatalysts, which have exhibited excellent performances.
Toward safer solid-state lithium metal batteries: a review
This minireview summarizes several potential safety issues for solid-state lithium batteries, and the general conclusion and perspective on the research of solid-state lithium batteries with ultra-high safety are presented.
Thermo-responsive plasmonic systems: old materials with new applications
Thermo-sensitive plasmonic system made of Au and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) are exploited for various applications from optical tuning and chemical sensing to microfluidics and nanoactuation.
Nanomaterials for the regulation of the tumor microenvironment and theranostics
This review introduces the latest progress in the design of multi-functional nanomedicines for the regulation of the TME and their theranostics.
Therapeutic response differences between 2D and 3D tumor models of magnetic hyperthermia.
Tailoring silver nanoclusters via doping: advances and opportunities
This review highlights the recent advances in tailoring silver NC structures and properties via doping with hetero metal atoms.
A review based on bismuth oxyhalides materials for photocatalysis
Biomolecular interactions of ultrasmall metallic nanoparticles and nanoclusters
Experimental and computational methods for the study of ultrasmall nanoparticle–protein interactions.
Mechanical properties of aerospace epoxy composites reinforced with 2D nano-fillers: current status and road to industrialization
This review offers a comprehensive literature survey and a perspective into the possible ways of bridging the gaps between the laboratory research and industrialization of 2D nanosheet-filled epoxy composites.
Kinetics of nanoparticle uptake into and distribution in human cells
Kinetic models describing nanoparticle uptake by cells and the subsequent intracellular distribution help us understand the processes and allow us to predict how rapidly they occur.
Understanding nano-engineered particle–cell interactions: biological insights from mathematical models
We review mathematical models and experimental reporting standards for quantification of interactions between nano-engineered particles and biological systems.
A wafer-scale synthesis of monolayer MoS2 and their field-effect transistors toward practical applications
We focus on recent advances in wafer-scale monolayer MoS2 synthesis and 2D MoS2-FET for applications in logic gate circuits, memory devices and photodetectors, from fundamental MoS2 research to MoS2 devices development for next-generation electronics and optoelectronics.
The evolution of nucleosidic analogues: self-assembly of prodrugs into nanoparticles for cancer drug delivery
Nucleoside and nucleotide analogs are essential tools in our limited arsenal in the fight against cancer.
Microfluidic synthesis of quantum dots and their applications in bio-sensing and bio-imaging
Biosensing and bioimaging of organisms or molecules allows for the study of physiological processes or the diagnosis of diseases. QDs are promising optical detectors and microfluidic technology is one promising path for their industrial production.
Recent progress and future prospects of atomic layer deposition to prepare/modify solid-state electrolytes and interfaces between electrodes for next-generation lithium batteries
Comparison of ionic conductivity (at room temperature) of different solid-state electrolytes (SSEs) prepared by the atomic layer deposition (ALD) for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs).
Emerging Indocyanine Green Formulated Nanocarriers for Multimodal Cancer Therapy: A Review
Ligand exchange reactions on thiolate-protected gold nanoclusters
Ligand exchange reaction in monolayer-protected metal clusters is a versatile post-synthesis method to modify the surface properties of the clusters and to introduce functionality to them. Here we summarize the more recent knowledge in the field.
Protein-, polymer-, and silica-based luminescent nanomaterial probes for super resolution microscopy: a review
Super resolution microscopy was developed to overcome the Abbe diffraction limit, which effects conventional optical microscopy, in order to study the smaller components of biological systems.
Isolation and characterization of extracellular vesicles for clinical applications in cancer – time for standardization?
Clinical applications for extracellular vesicles (EVs): tumor derived EVs represent a non-invasive testing platform for cancer detection and engineered EVs represent a therapeutic strategy for cancer treatment.
Controlled growth of ultrafine metal nanoparticles mediated by solid supports
This article reviews the controlled growth of UMNPs mediated by different types of solid supports and their catalytic properties. The importance of certain structural features of the supports is also discussed.
Recent advances in the biomedical applications of black phosphorus quantum dots
Zero-dimensional (0D) black phosphorus quantum dots (BPQDs), the new derivatives of black phosphorus (BP) nanomaterials, have attracted considerable attention since they were first prepared in 2015.
Magnetic gas sensing: working principles and recent developments
In magnetic gas sensors, the change in the magnetic properties of the active materials is measured. In this review article, the working principles, fundamentals, recent developments, and future perspectives in magnetic gas sensors are reviewed.
Stabilization and activation of molecular oxygen at biomimetic tetrapyrroles on surfaces: from UHV to near-ambient pressure
Bridging the pressure gap in surface science has recently allowed the investigation in situ of the fundamental properties of biomimetic 2D metallorganic networks, relevant for the adsorption and activation of small strategic ligands like dioxygen.
Atomically precise vanadium-oxide clusters
Polyoxovanadate (POV) clusters are an important subclass of polyoxometalates with a broad range of molecular compositions and physicochemical properties.
Structure and luminescence of DNA-templated silver clusters
DNA can stabilize silver clusters with sequence-tuned fluorescence. We review recent advances in understanding of the structures and properties of DNA-templated silver clusters, their rational design and ordered arrangement, and emerging challenges.
In vivo protein corona on nanoparticles: does the control of all material parameters orient the biological behavior?
Recent advances in understanding and controlling the in vivo protein corona on nanoparticles to optimize the biological response.
Recent advances in 3D printing of nanocellulose: structure, preparation, and application prospects
Emerging cellulose nanomaterials extracted from agricultural biomasses have recently received extensive attention due to diminishing fossil resources, with optimistic 3D printing applications in biomedical, electronics, and environmental fields.
Emerging field of few-layered intercalated 2D materials
The chemistry and physics of intercalated layered 2D materials (2DMs) are the focus of this review article.
Critical challenges and advances in the carbon nanotube–metal interface for next-generation electronics
In this paper the major challenges of CNT–metal systems and a few of their potential applications in future electronics are reviewed.
A review on the cytotoxicity of graphene quantum dots: from experiment to simulation
Schemetic diagram of the mechanism of GQD-induced cytotoxicity.
Optical visualization and imaging of nanomaterials
Direct visualization and imaging of nanomaterials under ambient conditions is of great significance for their characterization and application.
Advances in the electron diffraction characterization of atomic clusters and nanoparticles
Nanoparticles and metallic clusters continue to make a remarkable impact on novel and emerging technologies.
Recent advances in phase change material based nanoplatforms for cancer therapy
The enhanced synergistic effect of cancer combination therapy could be realized with the support of controllable thermal-responsive PCM-based nanoplatforms.
Progress in polymers and polymer composites used as efficient materials for EMI shielding
The work provides a detailed overview of the newest research of polymers and polymer composites being used as efficient EMI shields.
Recent advances in formic acid electro-oxidation: from the fundamental mechanism to electrocatalysts
This review summarizes the recent advances of studies on formic acid electro-oxidation, including the reaction mechanism and the electrocatalysts used.
Micro/nanostructured gas sensors: the physics behind the nanostructure growth, sensing and selectivity mechanisms
Research focus on control growth of nanostructures, understanding of sensing mechanism through band model, LUMO energy, defect state density. Further, role of electrode for sensing and substrate for devices reliability has been discussed.
Recent advances in environmentally benign hierarchical inorganic nano-adsorbents for the removal of poisonous metal ions in water: a review with mechanistic insight into toxicity and adsorption
Water contaminated with heavy metal ions, As3+, Pb2+, Cr6+, Cd2+, and Hg2 is known to be toxic or carcinogenic. We review the mechanistic toxicity and carcinogenicity of these ions and hierarchically architectured inorganic nano-adsorbents for their removal are explored.
Overview of transition metal-based composite materials for supercapacitor electrodes
Illustration of transition metal-based electrode materials (oxides, sulfides, and phosphides) for supercapacitors. Recent researches, current challenges, and next generation materials design will be discussed.
Photonics in nature and bioinspired designs: sustainable approaches for a colourful world
Biological systems possess photonic nanoarchitectures that can modulate the flow of light. They inspire new approaches to incorporate structural colour into innovative devices with many applications, namely in health, and safety fields.
Carbon-based nanomaterials: in the quest of alternative metal-free photocatalysts for solar water splitting
Carbon-based nanomaterials act as an alternative class of metal-free photocatalysts for solar light-induced water splitting.
Biomedical nanomaterials for immunological applications: ongoing research and clinical trials
This review discusses the main nanomaterial-induced immunomodulatory mechanisms and how insights into these mechanisms lead to new therapeutic applications.
Inorganic–organic core/shell nanoparticles: progress and applications
In recent decades a great deal of research has been dedicated to the development of core–shell nanoparticles (NPs).
Micro- and nanoplastics – current state of knowledge with the focus on oral uptake and toxicity
This review focuses on micro- and nanoplastic particles with the main focus on oral uptake and transport at the intestinal epithelium and potential toxic consequences.
Critical barriers to the large scale commercialization of silicon-containing batteries
The progress towards the integration of silicon into commercial batteries is critically assessed. Improving the quality of the silicon nanostructures is identified as one of the key areas requiring further attention.
Rare-earth-free magnetically hard ferrous materials
Iron-based rare-earth-free hard magnets achieved by the combination of iron and another element.
The highly-efficient light-emitting diodes based on transition metal dichalcogenides: from architecture to performance
Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) with layered architecture and excellent optoelectronic properties have been a hot spot for light-emitting diodes (LED).
Development of biological metal–organic frameworks designed for biomedical applications: from bio-sensing/bio-imaging to disease treatment
This review introduces biological metal–organic frameworks (bio-MOFs) designed and prepared using biological ligands for bio-sensing, bio-imaging, and drug delivery.
Role of gold nanoparticles in advanced biomedical applications
Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) have generated keen interest among researchers in recent years due to their excellent physicochemical properties.
Nanoscale covalent organic frameworks as theranostic platforms for oncotherapy: synthesis, functionalization, and applications
We outline the latest developments in COF-based nanomedicines for use in oncotherapy, including material synthesis, nanocrystallization, and functionalization strategies, as well as their therapeutics applications.
Machine learning-driven new material discovery
This paper summarizes the ideas, operations and workflows of how machine learning has driven the discovery of new materials.
Progress in lead-free piezoelectric nanofiller materials and related composite nanogenerator devices
This report is a representative review article which deeply describes lead-free piezoelectric nanofillers and related composite nanogenerator devices.
Electro-thermal transport in disordered nanostructures: a modeling perspective
We review here how molecular dynamics and quantum transport can be combined to shed light on the performance of, for example, conductive bridging random access memories, and we show that electro-thermal effects play a critical role.
The function of metal–organic frameworks in the application of MOF-based composites
In this review, recent progress in MOF-based composites was summarized with an effort to clarify the structure–performance relationship of MOF-based composites, with particular emphasis on the functions of MOF components for practical applications.
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