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Graphene-based chemiresistive gas sensors

This review describes critical aspects and perspectives in data-analysis when using graphene-composite nanomaterials as substrates for chemiresistive gas sensors.

Graphical abstract: Graphene-based chemiresistive gas sensors
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Nanocomposites of Cu2O with plasmonic metals (Au, Ag): design, synthesis, and photocatalytic applications

This review features the design and synthesis of the nanocomposites of Cu2O with plasmonic metals (Au, Ag). The tunable properties of the nanocomposites in the context of photocatalysis are thoroughly discussed.

Graphical abstract: Nanocomposites of Cu2O with plasmonic metals (Au, Ag): design, synthesis, and photocatalytic applications
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Recent advances in nanoflowers: compositional and structural diversification for potential applications

In recent years, nanoscience and nanotechnology have emerged as promising fields in materials science.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in nanoflowers: compositional and structural diversification for potential applications
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Fluorescent nano- and microparticles for sensing cellular microenvironment: past, present and future applications

Summary of advances in synthesis and application of optical ratiometric nano- and microparticle sensors for in vitro and in vivo detection of pH, oxygen, ROS, ions, and biomarkers in cell microenvironment.

Graphical abstract: Fluorescent nano- and microparticles for sensing cellular microenvironment: past, present and future applications
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Growth mechanisms of monolayer hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) on metal surfaces: theoretical perspectives

The atomic-scale growth mechanisms, which are prerequisites for rationally optimizing growth circumstances, of recent cutting-edge theoretical research on two dimensional h-BN on different metal substrates have been summarized.

Graphical abstract: Growth mechanisms of monolayer hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) on metal surfaces: theoretical perspectives
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Strategies for targeted gene delivery using lipid nanoparticles and cell-derived nanovesicles

This review article discusses the latest formulation methodologies and strategies for the targeted delivery of lipid nanoparticles and cell-derived nanovesicles to achieve efficient gene transfection with minimized side effects.

Graphical abstract: Strategies for targeted gene delivery using lipid nanoparticles and cell-derived nanovesicles
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Structural design and preparation of Ti3C2Tx MXene/polymer composites for absorption-dominated electromagnetic interference shielding

Summary of advances in structural design and fabrication of homogeneous, multilayer, porous, hybrid, and magnetic Ti3C2Tx/polymer composites, regulating the electromagnetic parameters for green absorption electromagnetic interference shielding.

Graphical abstract: Structural design and preparation of Ti3C2Tx MXene/polymer composites for absorption-dominated electromagnetic interference shielding
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Recent advancements in zero- to three-dimensional carbon networks with a two-dimensional electrode material for high-performance supercapacitors

Supercapacitors have gained significant attention owing to their exceptional performance in various applications, such as mobile devices, electric vehicles, and renewable energy storage systems.

Graphical abstract: Recent advancements in zero- to three-dimensional carbon networks with a two-dimensional electrode material for high-performance supercapacitors
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Recent progress in flexible micro-pressure sensors for wearable health monitoring

Flexible micro-pressure sensors for wearable health monitoring.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in flexible micro-pressure sensors for wearable health monitoring
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The toxicity of nanoparticles and their interaction with cells: an in vitro metabolomic perspective

The interaction of nanoparticles (NPs) with cells depends on their physicochemical properties and can lead to cytotoxic events. Metabolomics reveals the molecular mechanisms of this nanotoxicity and avoids the misleading interferences with NPs.

Graphical abstract: The toxicity of nanoparticles and their interaction with cells: an in vitro metabolomic perspective
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Recent advances in lab-on-a-chip systems for breast cancer metastasis research

This review highlights recent advances and emerging applications of lab-on-a-chip (LOC)-based in vitro models to study breast cancer metastasis, diagnosis and treatment.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in lab-on-a-chip systems for breast cancer metastasis research
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Challenges and opportunities for SERS in the infrared: materials and methods

NIR-SERS and the concomitant tailoring of the detection setup, as well as the tuning of shape, material, and architecture of the enhancing substrates, allow for bioanalytical studies, including cell and through-tissue measurements.

Graphical abstract: Challenges and opportunities for SERS in the infrared: materials and methods
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Self-assembled supramolecular artificial light-harvesting nanosystems: construction, modulation, and applications

The recent progress in construction, modulation and applications of nanoscale self-assembled supramolecular light-harvesting systems is briefly reviewed and discussed.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembled supramolecular artificial light-harvesting nanosystems: construction, modulation, and applications
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Research progress in architecture and application of RRAM with computing-in-memory

The development of new technologies has led to an explosion of data, while the computation ability of traditional computers is approaching its upper limit.

Graphical abstract: Research progress in architecture and application of RRAM with computing-in-memory
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Recent advances in carbon-based materials for high-performance perovskite solar cells: gaps, challenges and fulfillment

Recent advances on the carbon-based materials for efficient and stable perovskite solar cells (PSCs) is deeply analysed. Present review discussed about gaps, challenges, and potential fulfilment towards the possible commercialization of carbon-PSCs.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in carbon-based materials for high-performance perovskite solar cells: gaps, challenges and fulfillment
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Advances in micro and nanoengineered surfaces for enhancing boiling and condensation heat transfer: a review

This review highlights recent developments in improving thermal-hydraulic performance through two phase heat transfer facilitated by microstructured and nanostructured surfaces.

Graphical abstract: Advances in micro and nanoengineered surfaces for enhancing boiling and condensation heat transfer: a review
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Machine learning-augmented surface-enhanced spectroscopy toward next-generation molecular diagnostics

This review summarizes the integration of machine learning with surface-enhanced Raman scattering and infrared absorption in terms of concepts, processes, and applications, and provides an outlook on the future development of this technology.

Graphical abstract: Machine learning-augmented surface-enhanced spectroscopy toward next-generation molecular diagnostics
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Dual-color core–shell silica nanosystems for advanced super-resolution biomedical imaging

Tailored synthesis and biotin-functionalization of dual-colored SiO2 nanoparticles as tools for advanced super-resolution microscopy imagining in biomedical approaches.

Graphical abstract: Dual-color core–shell silica nanosystems for advanced super-resolution biomedical imaging
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Hyperspectral mapping of nanoscale photophysics and degradation processes in hybrid perovskite at the single grain level

Cathodoluminescence microscopy coupled with unsupervised machine learning is employed to quantify how nanoscale heterogeneity builds up globally in large morphological grains of hybrid perovskite.

Graphical abstract: Hyperspectral mapping of nanoscale photophysics and degradation processes in hybrid perovskite at the single grain level
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SARS-CoV-2 suppression depending on the pH of graphene oxide nanosheets

Suppression of SARS-COV-2 based on the pH of a GO dispersion is reported. At higher pH of GO, the overall surface charge of the GO dispersion is more negative and with a large number of OH functional groups shows better SARS-CoV-2 inactivation.

Graphical abstract: SARS-CoV-2 suppression depending on the pH of graphene oxide nanosheets
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Direct observation of surface charge and stiffness of human metaphase chromosomes

The biophysical properties of human metaphase chromosomes were directly measured by Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM) and PeakForce-quantitative nanomechanics (PF-QNM) with high resolution.

Graphical abstract: Direct observation of surface charge and stiffness of human metaphase chromosomes
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A dual-color plasmonic immunosensor for salivary cortisol measurement

A dual-color plasmonic device for the colorimetric detection of salivary cortisol.

Graphical abstract: A dual-color plasmonic immunosensor for salivary cortisol measurement
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Chiraltube, rolling 2D materials into chiral nanotubes

Chiraltube, an accessible Python code, generates atomic coordinates of chiral nanotubes derived from the unit cell of any 2D material. These structures can then be used for further study using other visualization, simulation or calculation software.

Graphical abstract: Chiraltube, rolling 2D materials into chiral nanotubes
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Real-time detection of acetone gas molecules at ppt levels in an air atmosphere using a partially suspended graphene surface acoustic wave skin gas sensor

To improve the quality of modern life in the current society, low-power, highly sensitive, and reliable healthcare technology is necessary to monitor human health in real-time.

Graphical abstract: Real-time detection of acetone gas molecules at ppt levels in an air atmosphere using a partially suspended graphene surface acoustic wave skin gas sensor
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Plasmon assisted Ti3C2Tx grafting and surface termination tuning for enhancement of flake stability and humidity sensing performance

Covalent surface modification of MXenes allows enhancement of their humidity-sensor performance.

Graphical abstract: Plasmon assisted Ti3C2Tx grafting and surface termination tuning for enhancement of flake stability and humidity sensing performance
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On the role of polymeric hydrogels in the thermal response of gold nanorods under NIR laser irradiation

Hydrogels are 3D cross-linked networks of polymeric chains designed to be used in the human body.

Graphical abstract: On the role of polymeric hydrogels in the thermal response of gold nanorods under NIR laser irradiation
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Enhancing the antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles against ESKAPE bacteria and emerging fungal pathogens by using tea extracts

The sale of antibiotics and antifungals has skyrocketed since 2020.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing the antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles against ESKAPE bacteria and emerging fungal pathogens by using tea extracts
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Direct characterization of intrinsic defects in monolayer ReSe2 on graphene

By establishing a close collaboration between high-resolution STM/STS experiments and advanced STM models, we elucidate how intrinsic defects influence the electronic properties of monolayer ReSe2 on graphene.

Graphical abstract: Direct characterization of intrinsic defects in monolayer ReSe2 on graphene
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Molecular insights into the temperature and pressure dependence of mechanical behavior and dynamics of Na-montmorillonite clay

This study explores the tensile behavior and dynamical heterogeneity of sodium montmorillonite under extreme conditions using molecular dynamics simulations, providing insights to advance the development of clay minerals for engineering applications.

Graphical abstract: Molecular insights into the temperature and pressure dependence of mechanical behavior and dynamics of Na-montmorillonite clay
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Electrocatalytic study of the hydrogen evolution reaction on MoS2/BP and MoSSe/BP in acidic media

Molecular hydrogen (H2) production by the electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) on van der Waals heterostructure.

Graphical abstract: Electrocatalytic study of the hydrogen evolution reaction on MoS2/BP and MoSSe/BP in acidic media
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Observation of magnetic vortex configuration in non-stoichiometric Fe3O4 nanospheres

Observation of topological magnetic vortex configuration in sub-micron sphere.

Graphical abstract: Observation of magnetic vortex configuration in non-stoichiometric Fe3O4 nanospheres
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ALD-grown two-dimensional TiSx metal contacts for MoS2 field-effect transistors

2D metallic TiSx can be grown at low temperatures using atomic layer deposition (ALD). Herein, we show that ultrathin films of 2D TiSx (∼1.2 nm) prepared by ALD can be used as contacts to 2D MoS2 in field-effect transistors (FETs) and improve the overall device metrics.

Graphical abstract: ALD-grown two-dimensional TiSx metal contacts for MoS2 field-effect transistors
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Surface functionalization of extracellular vesicle nanoparticles with antibodies: a first study on the protein corona “variable”

Comparison between two edge cases of EVs modified with Cetuximab by chemisorption and physisorption methods: a first exploration of the protein corona “variable”.

Graphical abstract: Surface functionalization of extracellular vesicle nanoparticles with antibodies: a first study on the protein corona “variable”
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New application of a periodic mesoporous nanocrystal silicon–silica composite for hyperlipidemia

The integration of the properties of silicon nano crystallinity with silica mesoporosity provides a wealth of new opportunities for emerging biomedicine.

Graphical abstract: New application of a periodic mesoporous nanocrystal silicon–silica composite for hyperlipidemia
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Non-volatile resistive switching mechanism in single-layer MoS2 memristors: insights from ab initio modelling of Au and MoS2 interfaces

The migration of Au atoms to fill the S vacancies in MoS2 memristors increases the electron injection rate and reduces the contact resistance at the metal–semiconductor interface, thus causing the resistive switch.

Graphical abstract: Non-volatile resistive switching mechanism in single-layer MoS2 memristors: insights from ab initio modelling of Au and MoS2 interfaces
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Development of fluorescent carbon nanoparticles from Madhuca longifolia flower for the sensitive and selective detection of Cr6+: a collective experimental–computational approach

Herein, blue-emitting carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) were synthesized using the Madhuca longifolia flower for the highly selective and sensitive detection of Cr6+ ions in aqueous media using a simple, green, and cost-effective approach.

Graphical abstract: Development of fluorescent carbon nanoparticles from Madhuca longifolia flower for the sensitive and selective detection of Cr6+: a collective experimental–computational approach
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Tuning the charge carrier polarity of roll-to-roll gravure printed carbon nanotube-based thin film transistors by an atomic layer deposited alumina nanolayer

Charge carrier polarity tuning in printed thin film transistors (TFTs) is a crucial step in order to obtain complementary printed devices.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the charge carrier polarity of roll-to-roll gravure printed carbon nanotube-based thin film transistors by an atomic layer deposited alumina nanolayer
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An extended model for chirality selection in single-walled carbon nanotubes

In this work the role of catalysts in SWCNT chirality selection is considered via optimization of chemisorption strength between the carbon species and the catalyst surface needed to achieve stable nucleation and fast growth rates.

Graphical abstract: An extended model for chirality selection in single-walled carbon nanotubes
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Nanotubes from bacteriophage tail sheath proteins: internalisation by cancer cells and macrophages

Our nanocarriers can deliver enzymatic cargo to cancer cells and are cleared by macrophages in an age dependent manner.

Graphical abstract: Nanotubes from bacteriophage tail sheath proteins: internalisation by cancer cells and macrophages
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Superior cyclability of high surface area vanadium nitride in salt electrolytes

High surface area vanadium nitride based supercapacitors using aqueous Mg salt electrolytes.

Graphical abstract: Superior cyclability of high surface area vanadium nitride in salt electrolytes
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High p doped and robust band structure in Mg-doped hexagonal boron nitride

In two dimensional materials, substitutional doping during growth can be used to alter the electronic properties.

Graphical abstract: High p doped and robust band structure in Mg-doped hexagonal boron nitride
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Synergism of Co/Na in BiVO4 microstructures for visible-light driven degradation of toxic dyes in water

In this work, we report a synergism of Co/Na in Co@Na–BiVO4 microstructures to boost the photocatalytic performance of bismuth vanadate (BiVO4) catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Synergism of Co/Na in BiVO4 microstructures for visible-light driven degradation of toxic dyes in water
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Enhanced and stabilized photoluminescence of perovskite cesium lead bromide nanocubes through ordered assemblies

The quantum yield of photoluminescence and the photostability of perovskite cesium lead bromide nanocubes were improved by the formation of two-dimensional ordered arrays on a substrate.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced and stabilized photoluminescence of perovskite cesium lead bromide nanocubes through ordered assemblies
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Controlling simonkolleite crystallisation via metallic Zn oxidation in a betaine hydrochloride solution

Zinc oxide nanoparticles, with a hexagonal flake structure, are of significant interest across a range of applications including photocatalysis and biomedicine.

Graphical abstract: Controlling simonkolleite crystallisation via metallic Zn oxidation in a betaine hydrochloride solution
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Chelating silica nanoparticles for efficient antibiotic delivery and particle imaging in Gram-negative bacteria

Silica nanoparticles decorated with aminocarboxylate ligands are novel vehicles to deliver antibiotics which are otherwise not able to penetrate the bacteria membrane and can also include agents for tracking and imaging.

Graphical abstract: Chelating silica nanoparticles for efficient antibiotic delivery and particle imaging in Gram-negative bacteria
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Planar aromatic anchors control the electrical conductance of gold|molecule|graphene junctions

Alkanethiol molecules with planar aromatic head groups were synthesised and assembled on gold surfaces. The conductance properties of the resulting monolayers were measured using conductive atomic force microscopy with Pt and graphene coated tips.

Graphical abstract: Planar aromatic anchors control the electrical conductance of gold|molecule|graphene junctions
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Polymorphism mediated by electric fields: a first principles study on organic/inorganic interfaces

This work investigates how external electric fields can manipulate interface polymorphism. We find it has strong impact and that it can be used to alter p-T phase diagrams.

Graphical abstract: Polymorphism mediated by electric fields: a first principles study on organic/inorganic interfaces
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Ibuprofen-loaded electrospun poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) nanofibers for wound dressing applications

This work presents the production of poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) nanofibers by electrospinning and the capacity of the fibers to act as a patch loaded with ibuprofen for wound healing applications is evaluated.

Graphical abstract: Ibuprofen-loaded electrospun poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) nanofibers for wound dressing applications
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Generation of sub-5 nm AuNPs in the special space of the loop-cluster corona of a polymer vesicle: preparation and its unique catalytic performance in the reduction of 4-nitrophenol

Gold nanoparticles smaller than 5 nm were encapsulated in the special space of the loop-cluster corona on a polymer vesicle. They exhibited high catalytic activity in the reduction of nitrophenols, but with remarkable oxygen-induced induction times.

Graphical abstract: Generation of sub-5 nm AuNPs in the special space of the loop-cluster corona of a polymer vesicle: preparation and its unique catalytic performance in the reduction of 4-nitrophenol
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A humidity-resistant and room temperature carbon soot@ZIF-67 composite sensor for acetone vapour detection

Zeolitic imidazolate framework-67 (ZIF-67), carbon nanoparticles (CNPs), and the CNPs@ZIF-67 composite were prepared and used to fabricate sensors for the detection of acetone vapour.

Graphical abstract: A humidity-resistant and room temperature carbon soot@ZIF-67 composite sensor for acetone vapour detection
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A versatile platform for graphene nanoribbon synthesis, electronic decoupling, and spin polarized measurements

Decoupling oxide layers, magnetic cobalt islands, and on-surface synthesis of nano-graphenes, paired with easy spin-polarization.

Graphical abstract: A versatile platform for graphene nanoribbon synthesis, electronic decoupling, and spin polarized measurements
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In situ silver nanoparticle development for molecular-specific biological imaging via highly accessible microscopies

A new imaging techniques, named Decoration Microscopy (DecoM) and Deco-Expansion Microscopy (Deco-ExM), facilitate molecular bioimaging through SEM and BF.

Graphical abstract: In situ silver nanoparticle development for molecular-specific biological imaging via highly accessible microscopies
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Magnetoresponsive fluorescent core–shell nanoclusters for biomedical applications

Clustered superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles with a fluorophore-doped silica shell for hyperthermia treatment and bioimaging.

Graphical abstract: Magnetoresponsive fluorescent core–shell nanoclusters for biomedical applications
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Scavenging neurotoxic aldehydes using lysine carbon dots

Reactive neurotoxic aldheyde DOPAL, enzymatically produced from dopamine in cells and tissues, is associated with adverse physiological effects. Lysine-C-dots inhibit DOPAL-induced α-synuclein oligomerization and cytotoxicity.

Graphical abstract: Scavenging neurotoxic aldehydes using lysine carbon dots
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Demonstration of programmable light intensity of a micro-LED with a Hf-based ferroelectric ITZO TFT for Mura-free displays

We demonstrate the programmable light intensity of a micro-LED by compensating threshold voltage variability of thin-film transistors by introducing a non-volatile programmable ferroelectric material, HfZrO2 into the gate stack of the TFT.

Graphical abstract: Demonstration of programmable light intensity of a micro-LED with a Hf-based ferroelectric ITZO TFT for Mura-free displays
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Frictional behaviour of plant proteins in soft contacts: unveiling nanoscale mechanisms

Nanoscale friction of protein involves a subtle interplay between adhesion to the surface, protein hydration, load and affinity towards the surface.

Graphical abstract: Frictional behaviour of plant proteins in soft contacts: unveiling nanoscale mechanisms
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Hyper crosslinked polymer supported NHC stabilized gold nanoparticles with excellent catalytic performance in flow processes

Gold nanoparticles stabilized in a HCP·NHC network showing excellent catalytic activity in flow application.

Graphical abstract: Hyper crosslinked polymer supported NHC stabilized gold nanoparticles with excellent catalytic performance in flow processes
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Capturing charge and size effects of ions at the graphene–electrolyte interface using polarizable force field simulations

Different modes of interactions for K+ ions observed from additive and Drude polarizable force field simulations.

Graphical abstract: Capturing charge and size effects of ions at the graphene–electrolyte interface using polarizable force field simulations
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Plasmonic Ag/Cu/PEG nanofluids prepared when solids meet liquids in the gas phase

Yellow, green, and blue plasmonic nanofluids were produced without wet chemistry by direct deposition of Ag, Cu, and simultaneous co-deposition of Ag + Cu nanoparticles from sputter-based gas aggregation cluster sources in liquid polyethylene glycol.

Graphical abstract: Plasmonic Ag/Cu/PEG nanofluids prepared when solids meet liquids in the gas phase
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