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Open Access Review Article

Biomolecule-derived quantum dots for sustainable optoelectronics

The recent advances in sustainable optoelectronics applications of quantum dots derived from different biomolecules are documented in this review.

Graphical abstract: Biomolecule-derived quantum dots for sustainable optoelectronics
Open Access Review Article

π-Conjugated nanostructured materials: preparation, properties and photonic applications

The preparation, properties, and photonic applications of π-conjugated nanostructured-materials are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: π-Conjugated nanostructured materials: preparation, properties and photonic applications
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Open Access Review Article

Mesocrystals for photocatalysis: a comprehensive review on synthesis engineering and functional modifications

In this review, we mainly summarize the important progresses made in the development of photocatalysis-oriented mesocrystals, including synthesis engineering, functional modifications (hybridization and doping), and typical structure-related photocatalytic mechanisms. Some urgent issues and perspectives have also been discussed.

Graphical abstract: Mesocrystals for photocatalysis: a comprehensive review on synthesis engineering and functional modifications
Open Access Communication

Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Fagonia cretica and their antimicrobial activities

Silver nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized using an efficient bioreducing agent from Fagonia cretica extract having the advantage of eco-friendliness over chemical and physical methods.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Fagonia cretica and their antimicrobial activities
Open Access Communication

Bioinspired carbon dots: from rose petals to tunable emissive nanodots

The present study addresses the limitation of versatility in green precursors by exploring the formation of carbon dots with respect to the contents of green precursor, i.e. Rosa indica. The synthesis mechanism is elucidated by analysing the precursors and intermediates at different intervals.

Graphical abstract: Bioinspired carbon dots: from rose petals to tunable emissive nanodots
Open Access Communication

Detection of microRNA biomarkers via inhibition of DNA-mediated liposome fusion

We report the specific and sensitive detection of microRNA using an inverse DNA-mediated liposome fusion assay.

Graphical abstract: Detection of microRNA biomarkers via inhibition of DNA-mediated liposome fusion
Open Access Communication

An atom efficient, single-source precursor route to plasmonic CuS nanocrystals

The synthesis of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs) from single-source precursors offers simplified manufacturing processes at the cost of reduced atom efficiency.

Graphical abstract: An atom efficient, single-source precursor route to plasmonic CuS nanocrystals
Open Access Communication

A self-assembling peptide hydrogel for ultrarapid 3D bioassays

A peptide soft hydrogel is used as a 3D matrix for flash microarray bioassays.

Graphical abstract: A self-assembling peptide hydrogel for ultrarapid 3D bioassays
Open Access Communication

Are octahedral clusters missing on the carbon energy landscape?

A computational discovery of a new structural form of carbon competitive with fullerenes at the small size end of the nanoscale.

Graphical abstract: Are octahedral clusters missing on the carbon energy landscape?
Open Access Communication

Polystyrene enhanced crystallization of perovskites towards high performance solar cells

Perovskite solar cells have attracted significant attention due to their high efficiency and low cost.

Graphical abstract: Polystyrene enhanced crystallization of perovskites towards high performance solar cells
Open Access Communication

MAPbI3 microneedle-arrays for perovskite photovoltaic application

Highly crystalline perovskite micro-needles are grown by a hydrothermal method and used in perovskite solar cells to yield 17.98% efficiency with no hysteresis.

Graphical abstract: MAPbI3 microneedle-arrays for perovskite photovoltaic application
Open Access Paper

Chemically reactive protein nanoparticles for synthesis of a durable and deformable superhydrophobic material

A naturally derived approach is introduced for the synthesis of a nature-inspired, highly compressible and extremely water repellent material. The BSA protein derived highly tolerant superhydrophobic cotton was successfully applied in eco-friendly remediation of various oil contaminants selectively from aqueous phases.

Graphical abstract: Chemically reactive protein nanoparticles for synthesis of a durable and deformable superhydrophobic material
Open Access Paper

Tetradic phosphor white light with variable CCT and superlative CRI through organolead halide perovskite nanocrystals

Exceptional CRI and variable CCT via fourfold phosphors to create a high-quality broadband white-emission with a controllable hue.

Graphical abstract: Tetradic phosphor white light with variable CCT and superlative CRI through organolead halide perovskite nanocrystals
Open Access Paper

High surface-area carbon microcantilevers

Fully-porous carbon resonators were formed with precise microscale dimension and characterized for sensitive detection of vapors.

Graphical abstract: High surface-area carbon microcantilevers
Open Access Paper

Atomic layer deposition of Co3O4 nanocrystals on N-doped electrospun carbon nanofibers for oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution reactions

We demonstrated atomic layer deposition of highly monodisperse Co3O4 nanocrystals on N-doped electrospun carbon nanofibers (Co@nCNFs) as bifunctional electrocatalysts for the ORR and OER.

Graphical abstract: Atomic layer deposition of Co3O4 nanocrystals on N-doped electrospun carbon nanofibers for oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution reactions
Open Access Paper

Surfactant-assisted individualization and dispersion of boron nitride nanotubes

Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) are novel material building blocks with useful thermal, electronic, and optical properties; their stable dispersion in water would enable fundamental studies as well as novel applications. Here we address the dispersion of BNNTs in aqueous solution using surfactants with varying properties.

Graphical abstract: Surfactant-assisted individualization and dispersion of boron nitride nanotubes
Open Access Paper

Nanoplastics formed during the mechanical breakdown of daily-use polystyrene products

Limited mechanical force produces plastic nanoparticles from commonly used plastic objects.

Graphical abstract: Nanoplastics formed during the mechanical breakdown of daily-use polystyrene products
Open Access Paper

Rh-doped MoSe2 as a toxic gas scavenger: a first-principles study

Using first-principles theory, we investigated the most stable configuration for the Rh dopant on a MoSe2 monolayer, and the interaction of the Rh-doped MoSe2 (Rh-MoSe2) monolayer with four toxic gases (CO, NO, NO2 and SO2) to exploit the potential application of the Rh-MoS2 monolayer as a gas sensor or adsorbent.

Graphical abstract: Rh-doped MoSe2 as a toxic gas scavenger: a first-principles study
Open Access Paper

Carboxymethyl cellulose coated magnetic nanoparticles transport across a human lung microvascular endothelial cell model of the blood–brain barrier

CMC coated magnetic nanoparticles cross through a densely packed Human Lung Microvascular Endothelial (HLMVE) cell barrier BBB model.

Graphical abstract: Carboxymethyl cellulose coated magnetic nanoparticles transport across a human lung microvascular endothelial cell model of the blood–brain barrier
Open Access Paper

Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticle-loaded amorphous calcium phosphate microspheres for dental applications

Synthesis of composite nanostructures of amorphous calcium phosphate loaded with silver nanoparticles has been achieved using a spray pyrolysis method. Upon incorporation into a commercial dental adhesive resin, these nanostructures provide sustained release of silver, calcium, and phosphate ions.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticle-loaded amorphous calcium phosphate microspheres for dental applications
Open Access Paper

Phase evolution in calcium molybdate nanoparticles as a function of synthesis temperature and its electrochemical effect on energy storage

A thin layer of amorphous carbon on the surface of CaMoO4 synthesized at a lower temperature suitable for sodium devices storing energy.

Graphical abstract: Phase evolution in calcium molybdate nanoparticles as a function of synthesis temperature and its electrochemical effect on energy storage
Open Access Paper

Porous tal palm carbon nanosheets: preparation, characterization and application for the simultaneous determination of dopamine and uric acid

Porous tal palm carbon nanosheets were prepared, characterized and utilized for DA and UA sensing.

Graphical abstract: Porous tal palm carbon nanosheets: preparation, characterization and application for the simultaneous determination of dopamine and uric acid
Open Access Paper

Intracellular ratiometric temperature sensing using fluorescent carbon dots

A self-referencing dual fluorescing carbon dot-based nanothermometer can ratiometrically sense thermal events in HeLa cells with very high sensitivity.

Graphical abstract: Intracellular ratiometric temperature sensing using fluorescent carbon dots
Open Access Paper

Modular assembly of plasmonic core–satellite structures as highly brilliant SERS-encoded nanoparticles

Herein, we present a fabrication approach that produces homogeneous core–satellite SERS encoded particles with minimal interparticle gaps (<2–3 nm) and maximum particle loading, while positioning the encoding agents at the gaps.

Graphical abstract: Modular assembly of plasmonic core–satellite structures as highly brilliant SERS-encoded nanoparticles
Open Access Paper

Jolly green MOF: confinement and photoactivation of photosystem I in a metal–organic framework

Photosystem I (PSI) is a ∼1000 kDa transmembrane protein that enables photoactivated charge separation with ∼1 V driving potential and ∼100% quantum efficiency during the photosynthetic process.

Graphical abstract: Jolly green MOF: confinement and photoactivation of photosystem I in a metal–organic framework
Open Access Paper

Characterization of aqueous cellulose nanofiber dispersions from microscopy movie data of Brownian particles by trajectory analysis

Cellulose nanofibers (CNFs) are not directly visible by microscopes when dispersed in water, but the dynamical characteristics of suspended colloidal particles tells us the texture as well as the rheological properties of CNF dispersions beyond the viscosity.

Graphical abstract: Characterization of aqueous cellulose nanofiber dispersions from microscopy movie data of Brownian particles by trajectory analysis
Open Access Paper

In vivo fate of free and encapsulated iron oxide nanoparticles after injection of labelled stem cells

Free and encapsulated iron oxide nanoparticles after intracardiac injection of labelled stem cells have similar in vivo fate.

Graphical abstract: In vivo fate of free and encapsulated iron oxide nanoparticles after injection of labelled stem cells
Open Access Paper

Polycrystalline to preferred-(100) single crystal texture phase transformation of yttrium iron garnet nanoparticles

Nanocrystalline Ce-substituted yttrium iron garnet (YIG) powders of different compositions, Y3−xCexFe5O12 (0 ≤ x ≤ 2.0), were synthesized by a combination of sol–gel auto-combustion and solid-state synthesis techniques.

Graphical abstract: Polycrystalline to preferred-(100) single crystal texture phase transformation of yttrium iron garnet nanoparticles
Open Access Paper

2D MXene-containing polymer electrolytes for all-solid-state lithium metal batteries

2D MXenes in solid polymer electrolytes show high efficiency in ionic conductivity enhancement and lithium metal battery performance improvement.

Graphical abstract: 2D MXene-containing polymer electrolytes for all-solid-state lithium metal batteries
Open Access Paper

Flower-like 3-dimensional hierarchical Co3O4/NiO microspheres for 4-nitrophenol reduction reaction

We present flower-like 3D hierarchical Co3O4/NiO microspheres, prepared by a chemical precipitation method.

Graphical abstract: Flower-like 3-dimensional hierarchical Co3O4/NiO microspheres for 4-nitrophenol reduction reaction
Open Access Paper

Cell refinement of CsPbBr3 perovskite nanoparticles and thin films

In this work, we performed a detailed study of the phase transformations and structural unit cell parameters of CsPbBr3 nanoparticles (NPs) and thin films.

Graphical abstract: Cell refinement of CsPbBr3 perovskite nanoparticles and thin films
Open Access Paper

Chemisorption of metallic radionuclides on a monolayer MoS2 nanosheet

Due to the charge transfer between metalic radionuclides and MoS2 nanosheet, the metalic radionuclides can be chemisorbed on the monolayer MoS2 nanosheet stably.

Graphical abstract: Chemisorption of metallic radionuclides on a monolayer MoS2 nanosheet
Open Access Paper

On the solution structure of kraft lignin in ethylene glycol and its implication for nanoparticle preparation

Ethylene glycol (EG) starts to attract attention as a robust solvent for lignin processing.

Graphical abstract: On the solution structure of kraft lignin in ethylene glycol and its implication for nanoparticle preparation
Open Access Paper

Enzymatic self-wiring in nanopores and its application in direct electron transfer biofuel cells

Direct electron transfer bioelectrocatalysis through synthesized metal nanoclusters in confined pores.

Graphical abstract: Enzymatic self-wiring in nanopores and its application in direct electron transfer biofuel cells
Open Access Paper

Silver nanowire/nickel hydroxide nanosheet composite for a transparent electrode and all-solid-state supercapacitor

Silver nanowire (Ag NW) based composites have shown a great potential not just in transparent electrodes but in diverse functional applications.

Graphical abstract: Silver nanowire/nickel hydroxide nanosheet composite for a transparent electrode and all-solid-state supercapacitor
Open Access Paper

Multi-directional electrodeposited gold nanospikes for antibacterial surface applications

Bactericidal interactions of Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells with multi-directional gold nanospikes.

Graphical abstract: Multi-directional electrodeposited gold nanospikes for antibacterial surface applications
Open Access Paper

Transformation of engineered nanomaterials through the prism of silver sulfidation

Silver sulfidation under environmentally relevant conditions follows a first-order reaction kinetics without aggregation or dissolution. Rate and extent of sulfidation demonstrates strong dependence on the crystallographic orientation of the facets.

Graphical abstract: Transformation of engineered nanomaterials through the prism of silver sulfidation
Open Access Paper

Interfacial complexation driven three-dimensional assembly of cationic phosphorus dendrimers and graphene oxide sheets

Interfacial complexation of cationic dendrimers and graphene oxide provides novel three-dimensional heteroatom-enriched graphene nanostructures.

Graphical abstract: Interfacial complexation driven three-dimensional assembly of cationic phosphorus dendrimers and graphene oxide sheets
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