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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
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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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
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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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
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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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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Open Access Review Article

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
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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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
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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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
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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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
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Review Article

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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Open Access Review Article

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
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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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
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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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
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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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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Open Access Communication

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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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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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
Open Access Paper

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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Second-harmonic generation enhancement in monolayer transition-metal dichalcogenides by using an epsilon-near-zero substrate

The scheme illustrates a monolayer transition-metal dichalcogenide on an epsilon-near-zero substrate. The substrate near-zero dielectric constant is used as the enhancement mechanism to maximize the SHG nonlinear effect on monolayer 2D materials.

Graphical abstract: Second-harmonic generation enhancement in monolayer transition-metal dichalcogenides by using an epsilon-near-zero substrate
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pH-regulated thermo-driven nanofluidics for nanoconfined mass transport and energy conversion

A thermo-driven nanofluidic system was developed to extract waste heat based on directed ionic transport.

Graphical abstract: pH-regulated thermo-driven nanofluidics for nanoconfined mass transport and energy conversion
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Optical and electrochemical tuning of hydrothermally synthesized nitrogen-doped carbon dots

Using a novel hydrothermal synthesis, nitrogen-doped carbon dots were synthesized and shown to exhibit tunable optical and electrochemical properties.

Graphical abstract: Optical and electrochemical tuning of hydrothermally synthesized nitrogen-doped carbon dots
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Facile hydrothermal synthesis of porous MgCo2O4 nanoflakes as an electrode material for high-performance asymmetric supercapacitors

A simple hydrothermal route with a post annealing treatment was used to prepare MgCo2O4 porous nanoflakes with excellent electrochemical performances.

Graphical abstract: Facile hydrothermal synthesis of porous MgCo2O4 nanoflakes as an electrode material for high-performance asymmetric supercapacitors
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Hollow double-layer carbon nanocage confined Si nanoparticles for high performance lithium-ion batteries

The huge volume variation and the unstable solid electrolyte interface (SEI) of silicon (Si) during the lithiation and delithiation process severely obstruct its practical application as lithium-ion battery anodes.

Graphical abstract: Hollow double-layer carbon nanocage confined Si nanoparticles for high performance lithium-ion batteries
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Thermally induced intra-molecular transformation and metalation of free-base porphyrin on Au(111) surface steered by surface confinement and ad-atoms

We investigated chemical transformations of a fluorinated free-base porphyrin, 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-fluorophenyl)-21,23H-porphyrin under a Au(111) surface confinement and including gold adatoms by using an experiment and DFT calculations.

Graphical abstract: Thermally induced intra-molecular transformation and metalation of free-base porphyrin on Au(111) surface steered by surface confinement and ad-atoms
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‘Template-free’ hierarchical MoS2 foam as a sustainable ‘green’ scavenger of heavy metals and bacteria in point of use water purification

Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), with its unique optical and electrical properties, has been explored for a variety of applications in the recent past.

Graphical abstract: ‘Template-free’ hierarchical MoS2 foam as a sustainable ‘green’ scavenger of heavy metals and bacteria in point of use water purification
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