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Emergence of cationic polyamine dendrimersomes: design, stimuli sensitivity and potential biomedical applications

Emergence of surface-modified polyamine dendrimer-based vesicles (or dendrimersomes) as promising alternatives to lipid vesicles for biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Emergence of cationic polyamine dendrimersomes: design, stimuli sensitivity and potential biomedical applications
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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.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in plasmonic nanocavities for single-molecule spectroscopy
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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.

Graphical abstract: Peptide-based nanomaterials for gene therapy
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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.

Graphical abstract: Photoresponsive porous materials
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Agricultural nanodiagnostics for plant diseases: recent advances and challenges

Engineered nanomaterials integrated with molecular assays or miniature sensing devices formed a promising nanodiagnostic tool box for plant diseases.

Graphical abstract: Agricultural nanodiagnostics for plant diseases: recent advances and challenges
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Liquid metal nanocomposites

This is a progress report on liquid metal (LM) nanocomposites with focus on synthesis of LM nanodroplets, suspension of nanodroplets within various matrix materials, and methods for incorporating metallic nanoparticles within an LM matrix.

Graphical abstract: Liquid metal nanocomposites
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Tailor made magnetic nanolights: fabrication to cancer theranostics applications

This review covers the recent progress of magnetic nanolights, fabrication strategies, and application in cancer theranostics.

Graphical abstract: Tailor made magnetic nanolights: fabrication to cancer theranostics applications
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Recent trends in gas sensing via carbon nanomaterials: outlook and challenges

Advances and challenges of CNM nanocomposite-based sensors from the period 2011–2021 are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Recent trends in gas sensing via carbon nanomaterials: outlook and challenges
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Synthesis and applications of WO3 nanosheets: the importance of phase, stoichiometry, and aspect ratio

WO3 nanosheets, which can be synthesized through a wide variety of both bottom-up and top-down methods, can achieve better performance than bulk WO3 in many catalytic, sensing, electrochromic, and charge storage applications.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and applications of WO3 nanosheets: the importance of phase, stoichiometry, and aspect ratio
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Plasmonic metal nanostructures with extremely small features: new effects, fabrication and applications

The schematic illustration of the new effects, advanced fabrication and crucial applications of plasmonic metal nanostructures with extremely small features.

Graphical abstract: Plasmonic metal nanostructures with extremely small features: new effects, fabrication and applications
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Recent progress of ultra-narrow-bandgap polymer donors for NIR-absorbing organic solar cells

This review provides a comprehensive understanding of the chemical structure and overall development trend for solution-processable NIR-absorbing ultra-narrow-bandgap (UNBG; below 1.5 eV) polymer donors used in organic solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress of ultra-narrow-bandgap polymer donors for NIR-absorbing organic solar cells
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From shaping to functionalization of micro-droplets and particles

From shaping to functionalization of micro-droplets and particles in passive and active methods, and their applications.

Graphical abstract: From shaping to functionalization of micro-droplets and particles
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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.

Graphical abstract: Ligand exchange reactions on thiolate-protected gold nanoclusters
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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.

Graphical abstract: A wafer-scale synthesis of monolayer MoS2 and their field-effect transistors toward practical applications
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Folding and self-assembly of short intrinsically disordered peptides and protein regions

Proteins and peptide fragments are highly relevant building blocks in self-assembly for nanostructures with plenty of applications.

Graphical abstract: Folding and self-assembly of short intrinsically disordered peptides and protein regions
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Recent progress in two-dimensional materials for terahertz protection

Latest advances in THz protection metamaterials and intrinsic materials based on two-dimensional materials are reviewed, and their future developments are prospected.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in two-dimensional materials for terahertz protection
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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.

Graphical abstract: Emerging field of few-layered intercalated 2D materials
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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.

Graphical abstract: Progress in polymers and polymer composites used as efficient materials for EMI shielding
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Recent progress of Ni–Fe layered double hydroxide and beyond towards electrochemical water splitting

Ni–Fe compounds are used in water electrolysis due to low cost, modulated structure, and simple syntheses. We summarize developments in Ni–Fe based electrocatalysts with focus on hollow structures, interface engineering, phase control and carbon coating.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress of Ni–Fe layered double hydroxide and beyond towards electrochemical water splitting
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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.

Graphical abstract: Overview of transition metal-based composite materials for supercapacitor electrodes
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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.

Graphical abstract: Photonics in nature and bioinspired designs: sustainable approaches for a colourful world
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Synthesis, characterisation and applications of core–shell carbon–hexagonal boron nitride nanotubes

This review explores the rapidly emerging field of hetero-nanotubes consisting of a carbon core and hexagonal boron nitride shell.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, characterisation and applications of core–shell carbon–hexagonal boron nitride nanotubes
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The role of oxygen defects in metal oxides for CO2 reduction

The formation and characterization of oxygen defects and their structure–activity relationship with CO2 reduction are reviewed in this article.

Graphical abstract: The role of oxygen defects in metal oxides for CO2 reduction
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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.

Graphical abstract: Micro- and nanoplastics – current state of knowledge with the focus on oral uptake and toxicity
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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.

Graphical abstract: Development of biological metal–organic frameworks designed for biomedical applications: from bio-sensing/bio-imaging to disease treatment
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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.

Graphical abstract: Role of gold nanoparticles in advanced biomedical applications
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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.

Graphical abstract: Progress in lead-free piezoelectric nanofiller materials and related composite nanogenerator devices
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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.

Graphical abstract: The function of metal–organic frameworks in the application of MOF-based composites
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Quantifying the effect of PEG architecture on nanoparticle ligand availability using DNA-PAINT

The importance of PEG architecture on nanoparticle (NP) functionality is known but still difficult to investigate. Here, DNA-PAINT and qPAINT are used to quantify this phenomenon at a single particle and molecular level.

Graphical abstract: Quantifying the effect of PEG architecture on nanoparticle ligand availability using DNA-PAINT
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Self-assembly of copper nanoclusters: isomeric ligand effect on morphological evolution

Uncovering the chemistry behind the self-assembly of copper nanoclusters: cuprophilic, π–π stacking, and agostic interactions are elicited to arrange into ordered rods, platelets, and ribbon-like structures.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of copper nanoclusters: isomeric ligand effect on morphological evolution
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Controlled growth of 2D ultrathin Ga2O3 crystals on liquid metal

2D metal oxides (2DMOs) have drawn intensive interest in the past few years owing to their rich surface chemistry and unique electronic structures.

Graphical abstract: Controlled growth of 2D ultrathin Ga2O3 crystals on liquid metal
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Immobilization of PETase enzymes on magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for the decomposition of microplastic PET

The enzyme PETase can be attached to superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles through a His-tag facilitating a high enzymatic activity for the degradation of PET microplastic particles.

Graphical abstract: Immobilization of PETase enzymes on magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for the decomposition of microplastic PET
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Porous hydrogen-bonded organic framework membranes for high-performance molecular separation

Hydrogen-bonded organic framework (HOF) membranes with excellent separation performance have been successfully fabricated via thin-film nanocomposite (TFN) method.

Graphical abstract: Porous hydrogen-bonded organic framework membranes for high-performance molecular separation
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Core@shell Sb@Sb2O3 nanoparticles anchored on 3D nitrogen-doped carbon nanosheets as advanced anode materials for Li-ion batteries

A nanocomposite of core@shell Sb@Sb2O3 particles anchored on 3D porous nitrogen-doped carbon nanosheets is synthesized and employed as a anode for Li-ion battery, demonstrating excellent rate capability and cycle performance.

Graphical abstract: Core@shell Sb@Sb2O3 nanoparticles anchored on 3D nitrogen-doped carbon nanosheets as advanced anode materials for Li-ion batteries
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High power Na3V2(PO4)3 symmetric full cell for sodium-ion batteries

The study details the electrochemical characterization of NVP anodes and symmetric NVP cells in a DME electrolyte for the first time.

Graphical abstract: High power Na3V2(PO4)3 symmetric full cell for sodium-ion batteries
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Disulfide exchange assisted self-healing epoxy/PDMS/graphene oxide nanocomposites

Catalyst free disulfide exchange promoted epoxy/PDMS/GO-based self-healing vitrimeric material is reported, where efficiency of healing is extended through the presence of graphene, whereas PDMS is useful to enhance the toughness of the vitrimers.

Graphical abstract: Disulfide exchange assisted self-healing epoxy/PDMS/graphene oxide nanocomposites
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Multiplexed structured illumination super-resolution imaging with lifetime-engineered upconversion nanoparticles

We report a tailor-made multiplexed super-resolution imaging method using the lifetime fingerprints from luminescent nanoparticles, which can resolve the particles within the diffraction-limited spots and enable higher multiplexing capacity in space.

Graphical abstract: Multiplexed structured illumination super-resolution imaging with lifetime-engineered upconversion nanoparticles
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Facile fabrication of conductive MoS2 thin films by sonication in hot water and evaluation of their electrocatalytic performance in the hydrogen evolution reaction

Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) has long been used in catalysis and is a promising material for energy conversion devices.

Graphical abstract: Facile fabrication of conductive MoS2 thin films by sonication in hot water and evaluation of their electrocatalytic performance in the hydrogen evolution reaction
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Boron nitride nanotubes enhance mechanical properties of fibers from nanotube/polyvinyl alcohol dispersions

BNNTs/PVA fibers with improved mechanical properties are produced from the wet spinning of dispersions containing as low as 0.1 mass% of nanotube concentration.

Graphical abstract: Boron nitride nanotubes enhance mechanical properties of fibers from nanotube/polyvinyl alcohol dispersions
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Ultrasensitive two-dimensional material-based MCF-7 cancer cell sensor driven by perturbation processes

A direct current (DC) resistance sensor based on two-dimensional (2D) molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) was developed to enable cancer cell-specific detection via micro-changes in the cancer cell membrane.

Graphical abstract: Ultrasensitive two-dimensional material-based MCF-7 cancer cell sensor driven by perturbation processes
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Molecular trace detection in liquids using refocusing optical feedback by a silver-coated capillary

Due to the refocusing optical feedback in the silver-coated capillary, the uniform SERS sensitivity across the end face of large-size liquid channel is realized.

Graphical abstract: Molecular trace detection in liquids using refocusing optical feedback by a silver-coated capillary
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Gold labelling of a green fluorescent protein (GFP)-tag inside cells using recombinant nanobodies conjugated to 2.4 nm thiolate-coated gold nanoparticles

A specific and non-covalent approach is reported to associate the targeting ability of nanobodies with the detectability of 2.4 nm gold nanoparticles for immunolabelling of cellular effectors using light and high-resolution electron microscopy.

Graphical abstract: Gold labelling of a green fluorescent protein (GFP)-tag inside cells using recombinant nanobodies conjugated to 2.4 nm thiolate-coated gold nanoparticles
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Quantitative epitope analysis reveals drastic 63% reduced immuno-affinity and 60% enhanced transmissibility for SARS-CoV-2 variants

Quantitative analysis of SARS-CoV-2 variant-specific immunization from finger prick blood sample within minutes.

Graphical abstract: Quantitative epitope analysis reveals drastic 63% reduced immuno-affinity and 60% enhanced transmissibility for SARS-CoV-2 variants
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Metal–organic framework combined with CaO2 nanoparticles for enhanced and targeted photodynamic therapy

A self-supplying O2 nanosystem based on MOF combined with hyaluronate-modified CaO2 (PCN-224-CaO2-HA) was constructed. This nanosystem can be used for targeted and enhanced photodynamic therapy in vitro and in vivo.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic framework combined with CaO2 nanoparticles for enhanced and targeted photodynamic therapy
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An amino acid-based supramolecular nanozyme by coordination self-assembly for cascade catalysis and enhanced chemodynamic therapy towards biomedical applications

We developed a supramolecular nanozyme through the strategy of multicomponent coordination self-assembly using a bio-derived amino acid, glucose oxidase and Fe2+ as building blocks, which exhibited great potential towards biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: An amino acid-based supramolecular nanozyme by coordination self-assembly for cascade catalysis and enhanced chemodynamic therapy towards biomedical applications
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Vapor–solid–solid growth dynamics in GaAs nanowires

The dynamics of layer growth in nanowires with a solid catalyst is compared to that with a liquid catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Vapor–solid–solid growth dynamics in GaAs nanowires
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A novel rose-with-thorn ternary MoS2@carbon@polyaniline nanocomposite as a rechargeable magnesium battery cathode displaying stable capacity and low-temperature performance

A novel rose-with-thorn ternary MoS2@C@polyaniline nanocomposite composed of carbon and polyaniline nanoneedles co-coated on rose-like MoS2 is developed, displaying a high energy-storage performance for Mg batteries.

Graphical abstract: A novel rose-with-thorn ternary MoS2@carbon@polyaniline nanocomposite as a rechargeable magnesium battery cathode displaying stable capacity and low-temperature performance
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Flame-retardant MXene/polyimide film with outstanding thermal and mechanical properties based on the secondary orientation strategy

A three-dimensional foam is fabricated to enhance the interfacial interaction between adjacent MXene sheets and polyimide (PI) macromolecules; then a composite film with a dense and well-ordered layer-by-layer structure, good flexibility and flame retardancy is produced.

Graphical abstract: Flame-retardant MXene/polyimide film with outstanding thermal and mechanical properties based on the secondary orientation strategy
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Visible-light-stimulated synaptic InGaZnO phototransistors enabled by wavelength-tunable perovskite quantum dots

The detected wavelength of perovskite quantum dots embedded in IGZO TFT can be tuned by replacing the quantum dot halogen ions. It is expected that a color-distinguishable artificial human vision system can be developed.

Graphical abstract: Visible-light-stimulated synaptic InGaZnO phototransistors enabled by wavelength-tunable perovskite quantum dots
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A facile co-crystallization approach to fabricate two-component carbon dot composites showing time-dependent evolutive room temperature phosphorescence colors

Time-dependent evolutive RTP from N,S-doped carbon dots-based co-crystallizations.

Graphical abstract: A facile co-crystallization approach to fabricate two-component carbon dot composites showing time-dependent evolutive room temperature phosphorescence colors
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Chiral 3D DNA origami structures for ordered heterologous arrays

Chiral DNA structures can tile snugly together to form regular structures that alternate between left-and right-handed forms.

Graphical abstract: Chiral 3D DNA origami structures for ordered heterologous arrays
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Emerging oxidized and defective phases in low-dimensional CrCl3

Emerging defect- and oxidation-induced extrinsic phases are discovered in low-dimensional CrCl3.

Graphical abstract: Emerging oxidized and defective phases in low-dimensional CrCl3
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A green-synthesized phosphorescent carbon dot composite for multilevel anti-counterfeiting

A green-synthesized nanocarbon phosphorescent material was applied to multilevel anti-counterfeiting fields, with ultra-long phosphorescence lifetime and humidity sensitivity.

Graphical abstract: A green-synthesized phosphorescent carbon dot composite for multilevel anti-counterfeiting
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On the myth of “red/near-IR carbon quantum dots” from thermal processing of specific colorless organic precursors

The thermal processing of specific precursor mixtures under relatively mild conditions does not result in “red/near-IR carbon dots” as previously claimed, but instead chemical reactions for molecular chromophores of red/near-IR absorptions.

Graphical abstract: On the myth of “red/near-IR carbon quantum dots” from thermal processing of specific colorless organic precursors
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A thermally insulating vermiculite nanosheet–epoxy nanocomposite paint as a fire-resistant wood coating

A nanocomposite made of exfoliated vermiculite nanosheets and epoxy is developed for extinguishing fire and protecting wood from fire degradation.

Graphical abstract: A thermally insulating vermiculite nanosheet–epoxy nanocomposite paint as a fire-resistant wood coating
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A nano interlayer spacing and rich defect 1T-MoS2 as cathode for superior performance aqueous zinc-ion batteries

A simple hydrothermal method is used to synthesize molybdenum disulfide with nano-level interlayer spacing, which effectively improves the zinc storage performance as a cathode electrode in aqueous zinc-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: A nano interlayer spacing and rich defect 1T-MoS2 as cathode for superior performance aqueous zinc-ion batteries
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Synthesis of two-dimensional phenylethylamine tin–lead halide perovskites with bandgap bending behavior

Recently, two-dimensional (2D) metal halide perovskite materials with wide application in perovskite-based solar cells have attracted significant attention.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of two-dimensional phenylethylamine tin–lead halide perovskites with bandgap bending behavior
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Nickel–cobalt oxalate as an efficient non-precious electrocatalyst for an improved alkaline oxygen evolution reaction

Nickel–cobalt oxalate (Ni2.5Co5C2O4nH2O) based block-like nanostructure has been introduced as superior electrocatalyst compared to nickel–cobalt oxide (NiCo2O4) for alkaline water oxidation.

Graphical abstract: Nickel–cobalt oxalate as an efficient non-precious electrocatalyst for an improved alkaline oxygen evolution reaction
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PEDOT:PSS-glued MoO3 nanowire network for all-solid-state flexible transparent supercapacitors

PEDOT:PSS-glued MoO3 nanowires were anchored on AgNFs network to build all-solid-state flexible transparent supercapacitors with high performances.

Graphical abstract: PEDOT:PSS-glued MoO3 nanowire network for all-solid-state flexible transparent supercapacitors
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Sub-micron moulding topological mass transport regimes in angled vortex fluidic flow

A rapidly rotating tube in the vortex fluidic device imparts submicron topological mass transport regimes, as moulded through crystallisation, polymerisation, and ‘molecular drilling’.

Graphical abstract: Sub-micron moulding topological mass transport regimes in angled vortex fluidic flow
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Flexible and transparent memristive synapse based on polyvinylpyrrolidone/N-doped carbon quantum dot nanocomposites for neuromorphic computing

A flexible and transparent memristive synapse is fabricated by inserting NCQDs into the PVP, which the biorealistic realization of several essential synaptic functions.

Graphical abstract: Flexible and transparent memristive synapse based on polyvinylpyrrolidone/N-doped carbon quantum dot nanocomposites for neuromorphic computing
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Nano-manganese oxide and reduced graphene oxide-incorporated polyacrylonitrile fiber mats as an electrode material for capacitive deionization (CDI) technology

Capacitive deionization (CDI) is a trending water desalination method during which the impurity ions in water can be removed by electrosorption.

Graphical abstract: Nano-manganese oxide and reduced graphene oxide-incorporated polyacrylonitrile fiber mats as an electrode material for capacitive deionization (CDI) technology
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Trafficking of JC virus-like particles across the blood–brain barrier

John Cunningham virus-like particles (JC VLPs) are able to cross the blood-brain barrier in vitro and in vivo.

Graphical abstract: Trafficking of JC virus-like particles across the blood–brain barrier
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Surface passivation of organometal halide perovskites by atomic layer deposition: an investigation of the mechanism of efficient inverted planar solar cells

Interface passivation plays a pivotal role in achieving high-efficiency organic metal halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs).

Graphical abstract: Surface passivation of organometal halide perovskites by atomic layer deposition: an investigation of the mechanism of efficient inverted planar solar cells
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Interconnected NiCo2O4 nanosheet arrays grown on carbon cloth as a host, adsorber and catalyst for sulfur species enabling high-performance Li–S batteries

Interconnected NiCo2O4 nanosheet arrays grown on carbon cloth as an efficient host and catalyst for sulfur species enabling high-performance Li–S batteries.

Graphical abstract: Interconnected NiCo2O4 nanosheet arrays grown on carbon cloth as a host, adsorber and catalyst for sulfur species enabling high-performance Li–S batteries
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The rapid diagnosis and effective inhibition of coronavirus using spike antibody attached gold nanoparticles

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the cause of the coronavirus disease that began in 2019 (COVID-19), has been responsible for 1.4 million deaths worldwide as of 13 November 2020.

Graphical abstract: The rapid diagnosis and effective inhibition of coronavirus using spike antibody attached gold nanoparticles
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Three-dimensional porous SERS powder for sensitive liquid and gas detections fabricated by engineering dense “hot spots” on silica aerogel

A 3D porous SERS powder was developed in this study. Highly sensitive and homogeneous SERS detections on liquid and gas have been achieved, demonstrating potential application for an artificial “nose”.

Graphical abstract: Three-dimensional porous SERS powder for sensitive liquid and gas detections fabricated by engineering dense “hot spots” on silica aerogel
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Phosphorescent MoS2 quantum dots as a temperature sensor and security ink

The embedding of MoS2 quantum dots in polyvinyl alcohol matrices produces long afterglow phosphorescent materials.

Graphical abstract: Phosphorescent MoS2 quantum dots as a temperature sensor and security ink
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Boosting hydrogen generation by anodic oxidation of iodide over Ni–Co(OH)2 nanosheet arrays

Prominent iodide oxidation performance is achieved over Ni doped Co(OH)2 nanosheet arrays obtained by a substrate oxidation strategy at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: Boosting hydrogen generation by anodic oxidation of iodide over Ni–Co(OH)2 nanosheet arrays
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Synthesis of high quality 2D carbide MXene flakes using a highly purified MAX precursor for ink applications

A method of pelletizing raw materials was used to tackle unwarranted variations in MXene products depending on the parent MAX phases, manufacturing techniques, and preparation parameters, enabling a direct painting process on various surfaces for ink applications.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of high quality 2D carbide MXene flakes using a highly purified MAX precursor for ink applications
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