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Metal oxide-based supercapacitors: progress and prospectives

We investigate the principal elements affecting the properties of bimetallic oxide electrodes to reveal the relevant energy storage mechanisms.

Graphical abstract: Metal oxide-based supercapacitors: progress and prospectives
From the themed collection: Supercapacitors
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Current progress achieved in novel materials for supercapacitor electrodes: mini review

This mini-review presents a summary of recent developments in supercapacitor research and technology, including all kinds of supercapacitor design techniques using various electrode materials and production methods for addressing energy storage and harvesting issues.

Graphical abstract: Current progress achieved in novel materials for supercapacitor electrodes: mini review
From the themed collection: Supercapacitors
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Ball milling: a green technology for the preparation and functionalisation of nanocellulose derivatives

Ball milling, an efficient method to obtain cellulose nanofibers and nanocrystals.

Graphical abstract: Ball milling: a green technology for the preparation and functionalisation of nanocellulose derivatives
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Electrolyte selection for supercapacitive devices: a critical review

The supercapacitive charge storage as a function of electrolyte factors are critically reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Electrolyte selection for supercapacitive devices: a critical review
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Review Article

Recent advances in the use of TiO2 nanotube powder in biological, environmental, and energy applications

The use of titanium dioxide nanotubes in the powder form (TNTP) has been a hot topic for the past few decades in many applications.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the use of TiO2 nanotube powder in biological, environmental, and energy applications
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Review Article

Review of electromagnetic interference shielding materials fabricated by iron ingredients

Iron with carbonaceous materials, conducting polymers, dielectric materials or insulating polymers is reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Review of electromagnetic interference shielding materials fabricated by iron ingredients
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Review Article

Gas sensors using ordered macroporous oxide nanostructures

Summary and perspective on gas-sensing applications of ordered macroporous oxide nanostructures have been outlined in this review.

Graphical abstract: Gas sensors using ordered macroporous oxide nanostructures
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Review Article

Will organic–inorganic hybrid halide lead perovskites be eliminated from optoelectronic applications?

In the development of perovskite solar cells, a new version of Don Quixote is needed if scientists are to keep on seeking the most celebrated works of literature, according to the evaluation criterion of ‘THE FIRST’ and ‘THE BEST’.

Graphical abstract: Will organic–inorganic hybrid halide lead perovskites be eliminated from optoelectronic applications?
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Communication

Borohydride stabilized gold–silver bimetallic nanocatalysts for highly efficient 4-nitrophenol reduction

Bimetallic AuxAg1−x nanoparticles, prepared using sodium borohydride as the sole reducing and capping agent for various NaBH4:metal molar ratios, were investigated as catalysts for 4-nitrophenol reduction.

Graphical abstract: Borohydride stabilized gold–silver bimetallic nanocatalysts for highly efficient 4-nitrophenol reduction
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Advances HOT Article Collection
Open Access Communication

Hydrochromic carbon dots as smart sensors for water sensing in organic solvents

The present study highlights the potential of using hydrochromic carbon dots as probes for sensing water contamination in organic solvents.

Graphical abstract: Hydrochromic carbon dots as smart sensors for water sensing in organic solvents
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Advances Most Popular Articles
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Phage-mimicking antibacterial core–shell nanoparticles

We present a broad-spectrum antibacterial nanoparticle that works by structurally mimicking bacteria-killing viruses (phages) at the nanoscale to combat the increasing frequency of nosocomial infections caused by antibiotic-resistant microorganisms.

Graphical abstract: Phage-mimicking antibacterial core–shell nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Advances Most Popular Articles
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Lightweight, mechanically flexible and thermally superinsulating rGO/polyimide nanocomposite foam with an anisotropic microstructure

Anisotropic rGO/PI thermally insulating nanocomposite foam with highly ordered structures.

Graphical abstract: Lightweight, mechanically flexible and thermally superinsulating rGO/polyimide nanocomposite foam with an anisotropic microstructure
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Advances Most Popular Articles
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Green solvent assisted synthesis of cesium bismuth halide perovskite nanocrystals and the influences of slow and fast anion exchange rates

Halide perovskite nanocrystals of cesium bismuth iodide (Cs3Bi2I9) were prepared by a facile sonication-assisted method using a green solvent. The photoluminescence properties were tuned by anion exchange with tetraalkylammonium halides.

Graphical abstract: Green solvent assisted synthesis of cesium bismuth halide perovskite nanocrystals and the influences of slow and fast anion exchange rates
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Advances Most Popular Articles
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A long-lifespan, flexible zinc-ion secondary battery using a paper-like cathode from single-atomic layer MnO2 nanosheets

Aqueous zinc ion secondary batteries (ZIBs) have recently attracted considerable attention and global interest due to their low cost, aqueous-based nature and great safety.

Graphical abstract: A long-lifespan, flexible zinc-ion secondary battery using a paper-like cathode from single-atomic layer MnO2 nanosheets
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Tuning the cationic interface of simple polydiacetylene micelles to improve siRNA delivery at the cellular level

Polydiacetylene micelles, bearing different cationic head groups, were systematically investigated for their ability to efficiently deliver functional siRNAs to cells.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the cationic interface of simple polydiacetylene micelles to improve siRNA delivery at the cellular level
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Advances Most Popular Articles
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The role of nanoparticle size and ligand coverage in size focusing of colloidal metal nanoparticles

In situ SAXS and population balance modeling (PBM) are used to discover the mechanism(s) of size focusing during Pd nanoparticle synthesis.

Graphical abstract: The role of nanoparticle size and ligand coverage in size focusing of colloidal metal nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Advances Most Popular Articles
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Quantum dot cellular uptake and toxicity in the developing brain: implications for use as imaging probes

Nanometer-sized luminescent semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) have been utilized as imaging and therapeutic agents in a variety of disease settings, including diseases of the central nervous system.

Graphical abstract: Quantum dot cellular uptake and toxicity in the developing brain: implications for use as imaging probes
From the themed collection: Quantum and carbon dots
Open Access Paper

Mesoporous silica-based hybrid materials for bone-specific drug delivery

A mesoporous silica-based drug delivery device potentially useful for bone-specific drug delivery has been designed, developed and characterized starting from MSU-type mesoporous silica.

Graphical abstract: Mesoporous silica-based hybrid materials for bone-specific drug delivery
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Advances Most Popular Articles
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Site-selective functionalization of plasmonic nanopores for enhanced fluorescence emission rate and Förster resonance energy transfer

A site-selective functionalization method in a plasmonic nanopore demonstrates how it is possible to modulate FRET at the nanoscale level.

Graphical abstract: Site-selective functionalization of plasmonic nanopores for enhanced fluorescence emission rate and Förster resonance energy transfer
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Advances Most Popular Articles
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Enhanced charge separation in g-C3N4–BiOI heterostructures for visible light driven photoelectrochemical water splitting

Heterojunctions of the low bandgap semiconductor bismuth oxyiodide (BiOI) with bulk multilayered graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) and few layered graphitic carbon nitride sheets (g-C3N4-S) are synthesized and investigated as an active photoanode material for sunlight driven water splitting.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced charge separation in g-C3N4–BiOI heterostructures for visible light driven photoelectrochemical water splitting
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Green biomimetic preparation of efficient Ag–ZnO heterojunctions with excellent photocatalytic performance under solar light irradiation: a novel biogenic-deposition-precipitation approach

A novel biogenic-deposition-precipitation (BDP) approach has been presented for the preparation of stable binary composites using fennel seed extract.

Graphical abstract: Green biomimetic preparation of efficient Ag–ZnO heterojunctions with excellent photocatalytic performance under solar light irradiation: a novel biogenic-deposition-precipitation approach
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Photoluminescence enhancement of monolayer MoS2 using plasmonic gallium nanoparticles

2D monolayer molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) has been the focus of intense research due to its direct bandgap compared with the indirect bandgap of its bulk counterpart; however its photoluminescence (PL) intensity is limited due to its low absorption efficiency.

Graphical abstract: Photoluminescence enhancement of monolayer MoS2 using plasmonic gallium nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Advances Most Popular Articles
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