Themed collection Design and function of materials nanoarchitectonics

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Editorial

Introduction to the Nanoscale & Nanoscale Advances joint themed collection: design and function of materials nanoarchitectonics

Katsuhiko Ariga and Omar Azzaroni introduce the Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances themed collection on the design and function of materials nanoarchitectonics.

Graphical abstract: Introduction to the Nanoscale & Nanoscale Advances joint themed collection: design and function of materials nanoarchitectonics
Open Access Minireview

Nanoarchitectonics for conductive polymers using solid and vapor phases

New nanoarchitectonics for conductive polymers using solid and vapor phases facilitates formation of homogenous coating, hierarchical morphologies, composites, and copolymers.

Graphical abstract: Nanoarchitectonics for conductive polymers using solid and vapor phases
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Nanoarchitectonics beyond perfect order – not quite perfect but quite useful

Nanoarchitectonics, like architectonics, allows the design and building of structures, but at the nanoscale.

Graphical abstract: Nanoarchitectonics beyond perfect order – not quite perfect but quite useful
Review Article

Nanoarchitectonics horizons: materials for life sciences

Engineering materials at atomic/molecular level to develop functional nanoscale systems define nanoarchitectonics.

Graphical abstract: Nanoarchitectonics horizons: materials for life sciences
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Materials nanoarchitectonics in a two-dimensional world within a nanoscale distance from the liquid phase

This short review article describes recent approaches to materials nanoarchitectonics in a liquid-based two-dimensional world, i.e., interfacial regions within a nanoscale distance from the liquid phase.

Graphical abstract: Materials nanoarchitectonics in a two-dimensional world within a nanoscale distance from the liquid phase
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Nucleic acid isothermal amplification-based soft nanoarchitectonics as an emerging electrochemical biosensing platform

We provide an overview of recent efforts in obtaining signal-amplified sensing systems along with their biological applications, current challenges and prospects in this promising new area.

Graphical abstract: Nucleic acid isothermal amplification-based soft nanoarchitectonics as an emerging electrochemical biosensing platform
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Communication

Thiol-ene polymer beads via liquid–liquid printing: armored interfaces and photopolymerization via graphitic carbon nitride

Inspired by artificial caviar formation from molecular cuisine, we can form macroscale thiol-ene polymer beads via carbon nitride under static conditions. Carbonization of the so-formed beads yields N-doped gradient carbon spheres.

Graphical abstract: Thiol-ene polymer beads via liquid–liquid printing: armored interfaces and photopolymerization via graphitic carbon nitride
Communication

Controlled formation of carbon nanotubes incorporated ceramic composite granules by electrostatic integrated nano-assembly

Controlled formation of CNT–Al2O3–ZrO2 composite granules by an electrostatic integrated nano-assembly method.

Graphical abstract: Controlled formation of carbon nanotubes incorporated ceramic composite granules by electrostatic integrated nano-assembly
Open Access Communication

Two-dimensional assembled PVP-modified silver nanoprisms guided by butanol for surface-enhanced Raman scattering-based invisible printing platforms

This study proposes a methodology for the fabrication of two-dimensional assemblies of asymmetric Ag nanoprisms based on the classical theory for the surface excess of butanol in an aqueous mixture and Rayleigh–Bénard–Marangoni convection.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional assembled PVP-modified silver nanoprisms guided by butanol for surface-enhanced Raman scattering-based invisible printing platforms
Communication

Electrochemical atomic force microscopy of two-dimensional trinuclear ruthenium clusters molecular assembly and dynamics under redox state control

Mixed-valence ruthenium trinuclear clusters containing dichloroacetates were synthesized, and the self-assembly of a single molecular adlayer composed of these clusters on a graphite surface was investigated by atomic force microscopy.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical atomic force microscopy of two-dimensional trinuclear ruthenium clusters molecular assembly and dynamics under redox state control
Communication

A six-fold difference in structure results in a six-order difference in conductivity: silica shell nanoarchitectonics on carbon black particles

The conductivity of the film was affected by the thickness of the silica shell on carbon black.

Graphical abstract: A six-fold difference in structure results in a six-order difference in conductivity: silica shell nanoarchitectonics on carbon black particles
Open Access Paper

A lipid membrane supported on an artificial extracellular matrix made of polyelectrolyte multilayers: towards nanoarchitectonics at the cellular interface

This study reports assembly of tailor-made nanostructured biomaterial – artificial 3D cellular microenvironment via deposition of a lipid bilayer (as the cellular membrane) on the top of a biopolymer multilayer cushion (as the extracellular matrix).

Graphical abstract: A lipid membrane supported on an artificial extracellular matrix made of polyelectrolyte multilayers: towards nanoarchitectonics at the cellular interface
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Fabrication of silk sericin–anthocyanin nanocoating for chelating and saturation-visualization detection of metal ions

The nanocoating consisting of co-assembled silk sericin protein and anthocyanin nanoparticles is designed, constructed, and characterized to chelate metal ions with a saturation-visualization detection behavior.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of silk sericin–anthocyanin nanocoating for chelating and saturation-visualization detection of metal ions
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An assembly-inducing PDC enabling the efficient nuclear delivery of nucleic acid for cancer stem-like cell suppression

Nucleic acid therapy is attracting great attention in diverse clinical translations because of its therapeutic advantages.

Graphical abstract: An assembly-inducing PDC enabling the efficient nuclear delivery of nucleic acid for cancer stem-like cell suppression
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Achieving regioselective materials binding using multidomain peptides

The ability to integrate two disparate materials-binding domains into a single ligand to achieve regiospecific binding would be powerful to direct material assembly; however, this has proven challenging to achieve due to cross-materials binding.

Graphical abstract: Achieving regioselective materials binding using multidomain peptides
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A nanoarchitecture of a gold cluster conjugated gold nanorod hybrid system and its application in fluorescence imaging and plasmonic photothermal therapy

Engineering different nanomaterials into a single functional material can impart unique properties of the parental nanoparticles, especially in the field of bio imaging and therapy.

Graphical abstract: A nanoarchitecture of a gold cluster conjugated gold nanorod hybrid system and its application in fluorescence imaging and plasmonic photothermal therapy
Open Access Paper

Capillary-force-driven self-assembly of carbon nanotubes: from ab initio calculations to modeling of self-assembly

In this paper, density functional theory and theory of contacts and adhesion of fibrillar interfaces (Gecko’s effect) are combined to investigate elasto-capillary-driven self-assembly of carbon nanotubes arrays.

Graphical abstract: Capillary-force-driven self-assembly of carbon nanotubes: from ab initio calculations to modeling of self-assembly
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Fabrication of diverse multicompartment micelles by redispersion of triblock terpolymer bulk morphologies

In this work, we provide guidelines for the formation of multicompartment micelles with defined shapes and inner structure through direct redispersion of terpolymer bulk morphologies in selective, plasticizing solvents.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of diverse multicompartment micelles by redispersion of triblock terpolymer bulk morphologies
Open Access Paper

A combined experimental and computational study of the effect of electron irradiation on the transport properties of aromatic and aliphatic molecular self-assemblies

Intermolecular cross-linking through electron irradiation is proven to be an effective tool to improve the mechanical and electronic properties of molecular self-assembled monolayers, which is known to be a key player for material nanoarchitectonics.

Graphical abstract: A combined experimental and computational study of the effect of electron irradiation on the transport properties of aromatic and aliphatic molecular self-assemblies
Open Access Paper

Interaction between glyphosate pesticide and amphiphilic peptides for colorimetric analysis

Self-assembled lipopeptides act function like the active site of acetylcholinesterase to detect organophosphorus pesticides.

Graphical abstract: Interaction between glyphosate pesticide and amphiphilic peptides for colorimetric analysis
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Tailored synthesis of molecularly thin platinum nanosheets using designed 2D surfactant solids

We found solid-state surfactants as designable crystals suitable for nanostructural control and proposed a novel synthetic route for molecularly-thin Pt metal nanosheets using solid surfactant crystals as a precursor.

Graphical abstract: Tailored synthesis of molecularly thin platinum nanosheets using designed 2D surfactant solids
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Interfacial tension driven adsorption of MnO2 nanoparticles at the liquid/liquid interface to tailor ultra-thin polypyrrole sheets

A water/chloroform interface-assisted one-pot synthesis of ultra-thin PPy/MnO2 sheets enriched with ∼6 nm MnO2 NPs. The decrease in the dynamic interfacial tension (γ) of the L/L interface proved the adsorption of MnO2 attached PPy oligomers.

Graphical abstract: Interfacial tension driven adsorption of MnO2 nanoparticles at the liquid/liquid interface to tailor ultra-thin polypyrrole sheets
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Effects of hydrophilic fullerene nanoarchitectured structures on the behaviour of neural stem cells

Three hydrophilic fullerene structures are fabricated. FNTs induce neural stem cell differentiation in the culture dish or in the composite hydrogel.

Graphical abstract: Effects of hydrophilic fullerene nanoarchitectured structures on the behaviour of neural stem cells
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Flexible 1.3 μm photodetector fabricated with InN nanowires and graphene on overhead projector transparency sheet

The first demonstration of flexible 1.3 μm photodetectors fabricated with InN nanowires (NWs) and graphene on an overhead projector transparency (OHP) sheet.

Graphical abstract: Flexible 1.3 μm photodetector fabricated with InN nanowires and graphene on overhead projector transparency sheet
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Low-dose exposure to phytosynthesized gold nanoparticles combined with glutamine deprivation enhances cell death in the cancer cell line HeLa via oxidative stress-mediated mitochondrial dysfunction and G0/G1 cell cycle arrest

Glutamine deprivation sensitizes cancer cells HeLa to mitochondrial inactivity and cell cycle arrest mediated cell death induction by low-dose phytosynthesized gold nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Low-dose exposure to phytosynthesized gold nanoparticles combined with glutamine deprivation enhances cell death in the cancer cell line HeLa via oxidative stress-mediated mitochondrial dysfunction and G0/G1 cell cycle arrest
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Coordinated regulation of phosphorus/nitrogen doping in fullerene-derived hollow carbon spheres and their synergistic effect for the oxygen reduction reaction

The co-doping of phosphorous/nitrogen in fullerene-derived hollow carbon spheres by the chemical modification and assembly of C60s, leads to a superior catalytic performance of the ORR.

Graphical abstract: Coordinated regulation of phosphorus/nitrogen doping in fullerene-derived hollow carbon spheres and their synergistic effect for the oxygen reduction reaction
Open Access Paper

Impact of bismuth-doping on enhanced radiative recombination in lead-free double-perovskite nanocrystals

We synthesized the Pb-free perovskite NCs doped with bismuth ions and investigated their photophysical properties to reveal the role of the dopant on the enhanced photoemission properties.

Graphical abstract: Impact of bismuth-doping on enhanced radiative recombination in lead-free double-perovskite nanocrystals
Open Access Paper

Superprotonic conduction of intrinsically zwitterionic microporous polymers based on easy-to-make squaraine, croconaine and rhodizaine dyes

Porous organic polymers (POPs) have been prepared via a novel metal-free polycondensation between a tritopic indole-based monomer and squaric, croconic and rhodizonic acids.

Graphical abstract: Superprotonic conduction of intrinsically zwitterionic microporous polymers based on easy-to-make squaraine, croconaine and rhodizaine dyes
Open Access Paper

Architectural design of core–shell nanotube systems based on aluminosilicate clay

An architectural approach for design of functional materials based on natural tubule nanoclay with functional elements placed selectively inside or outside these aluminosilicate tubes.

Graphical abstract: Architectural design of core–shell nanotube systems based on aluminosilicate clay
Open Access Paper

De novo designed peptides form a highly catalytic ordered nanoarchitecture on a graphite surface

De novo designed peptides self-assembled on a graphite surface to produce highly robust and active electrocatalysts and promote peroxidation reactions with activities that rival those of natural enzymes in both single and multi-substrate reactions.

Graphical abstract: De novo designed peptides form a highly catalytic ordered nanoarchitecture on a graphite surface
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Enhanced photocatalytic and antimicrobial performance of a multifunctional Cu-loaded nanocomposite under UV light: theoretical and experimental study

CNFST/Cu quaternary nanocomposite was developed for the photodegradation of three different kinds of pollutants and disinfection of pathogenic micro-organisms in water.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced photocatalytic and antimicrobial performance of a multifunctional Cu-loaded nanocomposite under UV light: theoretical and experimental study
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In-materio reservoir working at low frequencies in a Ag2S-island network

A reservoir that is more sensitive to lower frequencies is developed by a Ag2S-island network, where Ag filament growth/shrinkage achieves non-linear transformation of input signals. Six logic operations are achieved with accuracy higher than 99%.

Graphical abstract: In-materio reservoir working at low frequencies in a Ag2S-island network
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An X-state solid–liquid mixture with unusual mechanical properties formed by water and coordination polymer nanosheet nanoarchitectonics

We demonstrate an unusual state, the X state, by naturally drying up a dough which is composed of Ni(H2O)2[(Ni(CN)4]·H2O nanosheets and water. This X-state mixture shows mechanical characteristics different from both liquids and brittle solids.

Graphical abstract: An X-state solid–liquid mixture with unusual mechanical properties formed by water and coordination polymer nanosheet nanoarchitectonics
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Egg-yolk core–shell mesoporous silica nanoparticles for high doxorubicin loading and delivery to prostate cancer cells

A simple synthesis strategy for constructing yolk–shell mesoporous silica nanoparticles is reported for enhanced drug delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs.

Graphical abstract: Egg-yolk core–shell mesoporous silica nanoparticles for high doxorubicin loading and delivery to prostate cancer cells
Open Access Paper

Differential copper-guided architectures of amyloid β peptidomimetics modulate oxidation states and catalysis

The fibrillar assembly of AkdNMCPy peptidomimetics with cyclic dipeptide and pyrene units was engineered into Cu-guided differential architectures that stabilize CuII and CuI states and exhibit distinct catalytic activities.

Graphical abstract: Differential copper-guided architectures of amyloid β peptidomimetics modulate oxidation states and catalysis
From the themed collection: Popular Advances
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Co-assembly of a multicomponent network of nanofiber-wrapped nanotubes

In this work, we report a strategy to construct a two-component nanostructure comprised of two building blocks that undergo self-sorting assembly at the monomer level followed by a supramolecular association to form a nanofiber-wrapped nanotube.

Graphical abstract: Co-assembly of a multicomponent network of nanofiber-wrapped nanotubes
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Nanoscale probing and imaging of HIV-1 RNA in cells with a chimeric LNA–DNA sensor

A chimeric locked nucleic acid (LNA)–DNA sensor enables hybridization chain reaction (HCR) for the efficient detection and nanoscale imaging of HIV-1 RNA transcripts in cell lysates, and fixed and live cells.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscale probing and imaging of HIV-1 RNA in cells with a chimeric LNA–DNA sensor
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Dissymmetrical tails-regulated helical nanoarchitectonics of amphiphilic ornithines: nanotubes, bundles and twists

A strategy of designing Fmoc-protected ornithine lipids with dissymmetrical alkyl tails was employed to hierarchically tune the self-assembled lipid nanostructures from nanotubes to bundles and nanotwists.

Graphical abstract: Dissymmetrical tails-regulated helical nanoarchitectonics of amphiphilic ornithines: nanotubes, bundles and twists
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About this collection

Guest Edited by Professor Katsuhiko Ariga (National Institute of Materials Science & University of Tokyo, Japan) and Professor Omar Azzaroni (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina).

Nanoarchitectonics refers to the creation of functional materials using nanoscale component units through including many fields such as nanostructured materials synthesis, supramolecular assembly, nanoscale structural fabrications, and materials hybridizations. Its design and function has been utilized for developments of materials and structures for energy and environmental sciences, device and physical application, and bio and medical applications. This collection features works published in Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances on many different applications of nanoarchitectonics. We hope you enjoy reading them.


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