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Agricultural nanodiagnostics for plant diseases: recent advances and challenges

Engineered nanomaterials integrated with molecular assays or miniature sensing devices formed a promising nanodiagnostic tool box for plant diseases.

Graphical abstract: Agricultural nanodiagnostics for plant diseases: recent advances and challenges
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Deep learning: a new tool for photonic nanostructure design

We review recent progress in the application of Deep Learning (DL) techniques for photonic nanostructure design and provide a perspective on current limitations and fruitful directions for further development.

Graphical abstract: Deep learning: a new tool for photonic nanostructure design
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Graphene nanocrystals in CO2 photoreduction with H2O for fuel production

Graphene nanocrystals can utilize solar light and are valuable in cases where electricity is lacking due to their chemical stability during the photocatalytic process, low cost and non-toxicity.

Graphical abstract: Graphene nanocrystals in CO2 photoreduction with H2O for fuel production
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Magnetic biomaterials and nano-instructive tools as mediators of tendon mechanotransduction

This review identifies the latest advances and potential of magnetically actuated biomaterials within the scope of tendon tissue engineering.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic biomaterials and nano-instructive tools as mediators of tendon mechanotransduction
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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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The molecular mechanisms underlying mussel adhesion

Marine mussels are able to firmly affix on various wet surfaces by the overproduction of special mussel foot proteins (mfps).

Graphical abstract: The molecular mechanisms underlying mussel adhesion
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Overall water splitting and hydrogen peroxide synthesis by gold nanoparticle-based plasmonic photocatalysts

“Solar hydrogen and oxygen cycles” involving hydrogen (H2) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as the key compounds, respectively, can be driven by gold nanoparticle-based plasmonic photocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Overall water splitting and hydrogen peroxide synthesis by gold nanoparticle-based plasmonic photocatalysts
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Photoactive organic material discovery with combinatorial supramolecular assembly

Organic semiconductors have received substantial attention as active components in optoelectronic devices because of their processability and customizable properties.

Graphical abstract: Photoactive organic material discovery with combinatorial supramolecular assembly
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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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Multiscale atomistic simulation of metal nanoparticles under working conditions

Recent theoretical advances in simulating the structural evolution of metal/alloy nanoparticles under working conditions are reviewed, coupled with the qualitative comparison to the experiments and a brief introduction of MOSP software.

Graphical abstract: Multiscale atomistic simulation of metal nanoparticles under working conditions
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Self-assembled colloidal arrays for structural color

This review focuses on the structural color induced by colloidal assembly at the generation, modulation, and application stages, along with the authors' perspectives on the challenges and future opportunities.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembled colloidal arrays for structural color
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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
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Design of plasmonic nanomaterials for diagnostic spectrometry

Development of plasmonics for diagnostic spectrometry encompassing the interface, mechanism, and application of nanomaterials.

Graphical abstract: Design of plasmonic nanomaterials for diagnostic spectrometry
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Metal/semiconductor interfaces in nanoscale objects: synthesis, emerging properties and applications of hybrid nanostructures

Multi-component crystals of various shapes, sizes and compositions (hybrid nanostructures) are much sought-after functional materials. Herein, the synthesis and emerging properties of nanomaterials with metal/semiconductor interface(s) are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Metal/semiconductor interfaces in nanoscale objects: synthesis, emerging properties and applications of hybrid nanostructures
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Observation of critical magnetic behavior in 2D carbon based composites

This review article discusses the magnetic interactions attained by 2D carbon related materials.

Graphical abstract: Observation of critical magnetic behavior in 2D carbon based composites
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Metasurfaces-based imaging and applications: from miniaturized optical components to functional imaging platforms

This review focuses on the imaging applications of metasurfaces.

Graphical abstract: Metasurfaces-based imaging and applications: from miniaturized optical components to functional imaging platforms
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Isolation methods for particle protein corona complexes from protein-rich matrices

This review compares and critically discusses the most widely used analysis techniques for protein corona investigations: centrifugation, magnetism and chromatography.

Graphical abstract: Isolation methods for particle protein corona complexes from protein-rich matrices
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Two-dimensional metal–organic frameworks and their derivatives for electrochemical energy storage and electrocatalysis

The recent progress on the fabrication of two-dimensional metal–organic frameworks and their derivatives as well as their applications in electrochemical energy storage and electrocatalysis are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional metal–organic frameworks and their derivatives for electrochemical energy storage and electrocatalysis
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In-plane anisotropic electronics based on low-symmetry 2D materials: progress and prospects

Low-symmetry layered materials such as black phosphorus (BP) have been revived recently due to their high intrinsic mobility and in-plane anisotropic properties, which can be used in anisotropic electronic and optoelectronic devices.

Graphical abstract: In-plane anisotropic electronics based on low-symmetry 2D materials: progress and prospects
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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.

Graphical abstract: Activation of atom-precise clusters for catalysis
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Advances HOT Article Collection
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Progress in supercapacitors: roles of two dimensional nanotubular materials

Overcoming the global energy crisis due to vast economic expansion with the advent of human reliance on energy-consuming labor-saving devices necessitates the demand for next-generation technologies in the form of cleaner energy storage devices.

Graphical abstract: Progress in supercapacitors: roles of two dimensional nanotubular materials
From the themed collection: Supercapacitors
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Photo/electrocatalysis and photosensitization using metal nanoclusters for green energy and medical applications

This review summarizes recent developments in the photo/electro catalytic and photosensitizing characteristics of metal and alloy NCs for green energy and medical applications.

Graphical abstract: Photo/electrocatalysis and photosensitization using metal nanoclusters for green energy and medical applications
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Birnessite based nanostructures for supercapacitors: challenges, strategies and prospects

In the past few years, intensive attention has been focused on birnessite based electrodes for supercapacitors.

Graphical abstract: Birnessite based nanostructures for supercapacitors: challenges, strategies and prospects
From the themed collection: Supercapacitors
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All-dielectric concentration of electromagnetic fields at the nanoscale: the role of photonic nanojets

This article gives a thorough and unprecedented review that presents new perspectives, unusual physics, and exciting trends for photonic nanojets.

Graphical abstract: All-dielectric concentration of electromagnetic fields at the nanoscale: the role of photonic nanojets
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Advances in nanomaterial application in enzyme-based electrochemical biosensors: a review

Application of nanomaterials greatly improves performance of electrochemical enzyme-based biosensors.

Graphical abstract: Advances in nanomaterial application in enzyme-based electrochemical biosensors: a review
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Surface modification of plasmonic noble metal–metal oxide core–shell nanoparticles

A comprehensive survey on methods for surface modification of noble metal–metal oxide core–shell nanoparticles is presented and highlights various strategies for binding of molecules and molecular ions to core–shell nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Surface modification of plasmonic noble metal–metal oxide core–shell nanoparticles
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Carbon nanotube and graphene fiber artificial muscles

Recent advances in artificial muscles based on twisted and coiled carbon nanotube yarns and graphene fibers.

Graphical abstract: Carbon nanotube and graphene fiber artificial muscles
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Facile growth of carbon nanotubes using microwave ovens: the emerging application of highly efficient domestic plasma reactors

Carbon nanotubes are obtained using a domestic microwave oven in a few seconds at room temperature and atmospheric pressure.

Graphical abstract: Facile growth of carbon nanotubes using microwave ovens: the emerging application of highly efficient domestic plasma reactors
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Hydrophobic ion pairing: encapsulating small molecules, peptides, and proteins into nanocarriers

Hydrophobic ion pairing has emerged as a method to modulate the solubility of charged hydrophilic molecules ranging in class from small molecules to large enzymes. Here we review the application of hydrophobic ion pairing for encapsulating charged hydrophilic molecules into nanocarriers.

Graphical abstract: Hydrophobic ion pairing: encapsulating small molecules, peptides, and proteins into nanocarriers
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Fiber all-optical light control with low-dimensional materials (LDMs): thermo-optic effect and saturable absorption

In this paper, we review the recent studies on all-optical light control based on two main nonlinear mechanisms in LDMs: the thermo-optic effect and saturable absorption.

Graphical abstract: Fiber all-optical light control with low-dimensional materials (LDMs): thermo-optic effect and saturable absorption
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Phase change thin films for non-volatile memory applications

The paper reviews materials science aspects of chalcogenide-based phase change thin films relevant for non-volatile memory applications.

Graphical abstract: Phase change thin films for non-volatile memory applications
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Controlling the degrees of freedom in metasurface designs for multi-functional optical devices

This review discusses the control over the degrees of freedom (DOF) in the design space to develop multi-functional metasurfaces.

Graphical abstract: Controlling the degrees of freedom in metasurface designs for multi-functional optical devices
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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
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Preparation and applications of electrochemical chemosensors based on carbon-nanomaterial-modified molecularly imprinted polymers

This review summarizes recent advances in carbon nanomaterials-modified molecularly imprinted polymers as electrochemical chemosensors. Preparations and applications are reviewed. Current status, challenges and perspectives are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Preparation and applications of electrochemical chemosensors based on carbon-nanomaterial-modified molecularly imprinted polymers
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Aqueous two-polymer phase extraction of single-wall carbon nanotubes using surfactants

Aqueous two-polymer phase extraction is described for its best-practice use to isolate single-wall carbon nanotube species.

Graphical abstract: Aqueous two-polymer phase extraction of single-wall carbon nanotubes using surfactants
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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
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Nanomaterial based aptasensors for clinical and environmental diagnostic applications

Exploring nanomaterials for the fabrication of aptamer based biosensors and their application in clinical diagnostics and contaminant monitoring in food & environment.

Graphical abstract: Nanomaterial based aptasensors for clinical and environmental diagnostic applications
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A binder-free electrode architecture design for lithium–sulfur batteries: a review

Binder-free structures offering structural and kinetic advantages for constructing high performance sulfur cathodes and dendrite-free Li metal anodes are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: A binder-free electrode architecture design for lithium–sulfur batteries: a review
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Raman spectroscopy to unravel the magnetic properties of iron oxide nanocrystals for bio-related applications

Raman spectroscopy is a very valuable and fast-performance tool to gain insight first into the different iron oxide phases present in nanoparticles, to correlate then the magnetic properties with potential bio-related applications.

Graphical abstract: Raman spectroscopy to unravel the magnetic properties of iron oxide nanocrystals for bio-related applications
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Zinc oxide ultraviolet photodetectors: rapid progress from conventional to self-powered photodetectors

This review article focuses on the current developments of UV photodetectors from conventional to self-powered device designs based on energy efficient ZnO nanomaterials.

Graphical abstract: Zinc oxide ultraviolet photodetectors: rapid progress from conventional to self-powered photodetectors
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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
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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
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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?
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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
From the themed collection: Quantum and carbon dots
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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
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Advances HOT Article Collection
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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
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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