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.
Nanoscopy for endosomal escape quantification
How nanoscopy can be applied towards the study and quantification of endosomal escape of nanoparticles.
Transparent thermal insulation silica aerogels
This review explores the synthesis and properties of transparent thermal insulation silica aerogels.
Therapeutic nanodendrites: current applications and prospects
This minireview highlights recent advances in the synthesis and applications of metallic nanodendrites for bio-imaging, drug delivery, photothermal therapy, and radiotherapy.
Multinary copper-based chalcogenide nanocrystal systems from the perspective of device applications
Multinary Cu-based chalcogenide nanocrystals are unique as they consist of earth-abundant materials and offer composition-controlled optoelectronic properties for various energy applications.
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.
Research progress on solutions to the sneak path issue in memristor crossbar arrays
This review timely surveyed recent progress on solutions to the sneak path issue in memristor crossbar arrays.
Understanding intracellular nanoparticle trafficking fates through spatiotemporally resolved magnetic nanoparticle recovery
We describe how magnetic nanoparticles can be used to study intracellular nanoparticle trafficking, and how magnetic extraction may be integrated with downstream analyses to investigate nanoscale decision-making events.
Interface-assisted synthesis: a gateway to effective nanostructure tuning of conducting polymers
The illustration of the different types of interfaces arising from the binary combinations of the three states of matter, acting as removal templates for the morphological tuning of conducting polymers.
Critical challenges and advances in the carbon nanotube–metal interface for next-generation electronics
In this paper the major challenges of CNT–metal systems and a few of their potential applications in future electronics are reviewed.
The use of amino-based functional molecules for the controllable synthesis of noble-metal nanocrystals: a minireview
This review summarizes recent progress relating to the use of amino-based functional molecules in the controllable synthesis of noble-metal electrocatalysts.
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.
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.
Biomarker sensing platforms based on fluorescent metal nanoclusters
Metal nanoclusters and their unique properties are increasing in importance. In this review we acknowledge their application as sensors for biomarkers and the current state in preclinical and clinical uses.
Nanoparticles and bioorthogonal chemistry joining forces for improved biomedical applications
Herein, we summarise the recent efforts to bring together the unique properties of nanoparticles and the remarkable features of bioorthogonal reactions for creating a toolbox of new or improved biomedical applications.
Sonochemical catalysis as a unique strategy for the fabrication of nano-/micro-structured inorganics
Sonochemical catalysis serving as a facile and short-time strategy is widely used in the fabrication of nano-/micro-structured inorganics via ultrasound-assisted approaches.
Soft-template-assisted synthesis: a promising approach for the fabrication of transition metal oxides
The review focuses on the importance of soft-templates in the micro/nanostructure tuning of transition metal oxides.
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.
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.
Single-nanostructure bandgap engineering enabled by magnetic-pulling thermal evaporation growth
This review provides an overview of recent advances in single-nanostructure bandgap engineering by magnetic-pulling thermal evaporation.
Nanoscale covalent organic frameworks as theranostic platforms for oncotherapy: synthesis, functionalization, and applications
We outline the latest developments in COF-based nanomedicines for use in oncotherapy, including material synthesis, nanocrystallization, and functionalization strategies, as well as their therapeutics applications.
Cancer treatment by magneto-mechanical effect of particles, a review
Cancer treatment by magneto-mechanical effect of particles (TMMEP), using low frequency magnetic stimulation, is a growing research field. This review reports the main in vitro and in vivo results, summarizing the various approaches and perspectives.
Machine learning-driven new material discovery
This paper summarizes the ideas, operations and workflows of how machine learning has driven the discovery of new materials.
Activation of atom-precise clusters for catalysis
This review details methods used to activate Au and Ag clusters for catalysis and routes that have been effective in mitigating sintering.
π-Conjugated nanostructured materials: preparation, properties and photonic applications
The preparation, properties, and photonic applications of π-conjugated nanostructured-materials are reviewed.
Synthesis of monodisperse Pd nanoparticles using a binary surfactant combination and sodium oleate as reductant
Pillararene-based supramolecular polymeric materials constructed via electrostatic interactions for rapid and efficient organic dye removal from water
Pillararene-based polymeric materials were constructed from electrostatic interactions efficiently, and can further be applied in removing organic dyes from water.
Detection of sub-atomic movement in nanostructures
Nanoscale objects move fast and oscillate billions of times per second. We introduce a methodology for detecting such movements, which is sensitive to displacements of sub-atomic amplitude.
Theoretical study of the influence of doped niobium on the electronic properties of CsPbBr3
Optical simulation of ultimate performance enhancement in ultrathin Si solar cells by semiconductor nanocrystal energy transfer sensitization
A theoretical framework combining transfer matrix method simulation and energy transfer (ET) calculation reveals critical device design guidelines for developing efficient ultrathin Si solar cells sensitized by semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs).
Sequential growth and twisted stacking of chemical-vapor-deposited graphene
Adlayers have been one of the main concerns for controlled synthesis of graphene by the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method.
Accessing local electron-beam induced temperature changes during in situ liquid-phase transmission electron microscopy
Cell-imprinted substrates: in search of nanotopographical fingerprints that guide stem cell differentiation
Cell-imprinted substrates direct stem cell differentiation into various lineages, suggesting lineage-specific nanotopography that is studied herein by an extensive AFM roughness analysis.
Noble metal nanowire arrays as an ethanol oxidation electrocatalyst
Vertically aligned noble metal nanowire arrays exhibited much enhanced electrocatalytic activity owing to their morphological effects, achieving a 38.0 fold increase over that of commercial catalysts for ethanol electrooxidation.
Adaptive molecular quaternary clips made with pyrene functionalized polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane
A novel adaptive Q-clip was developed to overcome the difficulties in bulk self-assembly of unimolecular multi-clips. By pinching exclusively 4 eq. of allosteric activators, the Q-clip carries out rapid host–guest assembly in bulk.
Using pyrene to probe the effects of poloxamer stabilisers on internal lipid microenvironments in solid lipid nanoparticles
Pyrene can be used to investigate the internal polarity inside solid lipid nanoparticles; small changes in the structure of the poloxamer surfactants can influence the polarity inside the core.
Mechanophotonics: precise selection, assembly and disassembly of polymer optical microcavities via mechanical manipulation for spectral engineering
A combination of atomic force and confocal microscopy techniques seamlessly assembles and disassembles polymer optical microcavities.
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.
Formation of gadolinium–ferritin from clinical magnetic resonance contrast agents
We show that clinical gadolinium-based contrast agents can form Gd3+-ferritin nanoparticles under physiological conditions. We suggest they can contribute to the T1 intensity changes in ferritin-rich brain areas observed in patients examined by MRI.
Bacterial elimination via the photodynamic activity of a fullerene/light-harvesting antenna molecule assembled system integrated into liposome membranes
Bacterial elimination was attained by singlet oxygen (1O2) generated from fullerene derivatives via efficient energy transfer from photo-activated light-harvesting antenna molecules.
Quenching of nonlinear photoacoustic signal generation in gold nanoparticles through coating
The nonlinear photoacoustic signal behavior from gold nanospheres is suppressed through particle coating, which can be used for biochemical sensing.
In situ modulation of gold nanorod's surface charge drives the growth of end-to-end assemblies from dimers to large networks that enhance single-molecule fluorescence by 10 000-fold
End-to-end assemblies of anisotropic plasmonic nanostructures with small nanogaps are of great interest as they create strong hot spots for enhancing weak fluorescence and/or scattering of molecules.
Au nano-urchins enabled localized surface plasmon resonance sensing of beta amyloid fibrillation
LSPR sensing of structural changes of beta amyloid fibrillation at the nano-molar concentration level using Au nano-urchins.
Aluminium metal–insulator–metal structure fabricated by the bottom-up approach
Wide Al MIM nanostructures can be fabricated by bottom-up process.
Oriented attachment mechanism of triangular Ag nanoplates: a molecular dynamics study
Molecular dynamics simulations predict that PVP-capped silver nanoplates exhibit lateral oriented attachment.
Spin filtering with Mn-doped Ge-core/Si-shell nanowires
Incorporating spin functionality into a semiconductor core–shell nanowire that offers immunity from the substrate effect is a highly desirable step for its application in next generation spintronics.
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.
All lignin converted graphene quantum dots / graphene nanosheet hetero-junction for high-rate and boosted specific capacitance supercapacitor
Effect of pomelo seed-derived carbon on the performance of supercapacitors
Electrochemical ultracapacitors derived from green and sustainable materials could demonstrate superior energy output and an ultra-long cycle life, which could contribute to next-generation applications.
Response of G protein-coupled receptor CED-1 in germline to polystyrene nanoparticles in Caenorhabditis elegans
A GPCR CED-1-mediated signaling cascade in the germline was identified for the control of the response to nanoplastic exposure.
Non-Volatile Conductive Gels Made From Deep Eutectic Solvents and Oxidised Cellulose Nanofibrils
Dual-regulating Strategy Fabrication of Porous NiFeP/Ni Electrode for Highly Efficient Hydrazine Oxidation Boost H2 Evolution
Relating X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Data to Chemical Bonding in MXenes
Luminescence Mechanism in hydrogenated Silicon Quantum Dots with single Oxygen ligand
Surface Modification for Improving Photoredox Activity of CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals
Synthesis of naked vanadium pentoxide nanoparticles
Vanadium pentoxide α-phase and β-phase synthesized by Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquids, exhibiting a 2.50 eV and 3.65 eV energy bandgap.
Carbon-coated Fe3O4 core–shell super-paramagnetic nanoparticle-based ferrofluid for heat transfer applications
Ferrofluids prepared by dispersing superparamagnetic Fe3O4@C core–shell nanoparticles in water exhibited exceptional enhancement in thermal conductivity without an external magnetic field.
Hydrous cobalt–iridium oxide two-dimensional nanoframes: insights into activity and stability of bimetallic acidic oxygen evolution electrocatalysts
Hydrous cobalt–iridium oxide two-dimensional nanoframes consist of interconnected Co–Ir alloy domains within an unsupported, carbon-free, porous nanostructure and exhibit a higher oxygen evolution activity and similar stability compared to IrO2.
Tunable magnetothermal properties of cobalt-doped magnetite–carboxymethylcellulose ferrofluids: smart nanoplatforms for potential magnetic hyperthermia applications in cancer therapy
Cobalt-doped magnetite–carboxymethylcellulose ferrofluids for magnetic hyperthermia in anti-cancer therapy – smart nanoheaters.
Solution processed transparent anatase TiO2 nanoparticles/MoO3 nanostructures heterojunction: high performance self-powered UV detector for low-power and low-light applications
A TiO2/MoO3 transparent bilayer based UV photodetector self-powered by the built-in potential at the interface.
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”.
Nanoscale growth of a Sn-guided SiGeSn alloy on Si (111) substrates by molecular beam epitaxy
Lateral and vertical growth modes of defect-free SiGeSn nanostructures are observed and systematically investigated both experimentally and theoretically.
Chromatin hierarchical branching visualized at the nanoscale by electron microscopy
Interphase chromatin in mammalian cells is spatially organized in a hierarchical branching manner allowing easy genomic transition from lower order nucleosomal arrays to higher order heterochromatin.
Kinetic and mechanistic analysis of NH3 decomposition on Ru(0001), Ru(111) and Ir(111) surfaces
The NH3 decomposition mechanisms on Ru, hcp and fcc, and Ir were unraveled by DFT and implemented in microkinetic simulations resulting in good agreement with experiments.
Impact of CO2 activation on the structure, composition, and performance of Sb/C nanohybrid lithium/sodium-ion battery anodes
The rate performance of Sb/C nanohybrid anodes for LIBs and SIBs is effectively improved by facile CO2 activation.
Chiral Plasmonic Liquid Crystal Gold Nanoparticles: Self-Assembly into Circular Dichroism Responsive Helical Lamellar Superstructure
First principles study of the stability of MXenes under an electron beam
Interactions between two-dimensional MXene sheets and electron beams of a (scanning) transmission electron microscope are studied by first-principles calculations.
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.
Controllable self-patterning behaviours of flexible self-assembling peptide nanofibers
Extremely long flexible self-assembling peptide nanofibers can be manipulated to form various two-dimensional patterns.
On the synthesis of bi-magnetic manganese ferrite-based core–shell nanoparticles
Dissolution phenomena in seed-mediated growth approaches of MnFe2O4-based bi-magnetic core–shell nanoheterostructures with a cobalt ferrite or spinel iron oxide shell.