Themed collection Nanoscale Horizons 2021 Lunar New Year Collection
MXene and MXene-based composites: synthesis, properties and environment-related applications
This review highlights recent advances of MXenes and their composites in the environment-related applications including catalysis, water purification and sensors.
Ultrasmall Au nanoclusters for bioanalytical and biomedical applications: the undisclosed and neglected roles of ligands in determining the nanoclusters' catalytic activities
The structure and biocatalytic activities of Au NCs are discussed from the perspective of the ligands, with particular emphasis on the exploration of the undisclosed and neglected roles of shell ligands in the biocatalytic activities of Au NCs.
Single atom catalysts: a surface heterocompound perspective
Evolution of heterogeneous catalysts with steady down-sizing: from small particles, clusters, dots to single atoms, and now the “surface heterocompound”.
Porous graphitic carbon nitride for solar photocatalytic applications
This review summarizes the development of PCN, i.e., synthesis, morphology, modification, and application in recent years. This review can provide a comprehensive view of PCN and lay a foundation for the design of ideal photocatalysts in the future.
Plasmonic hole ejection involved in plasmon-induced charge separation
Hot hole ejection from the resonance sites of plasmonic nanoparticles on a semiconductor or an electrode enables oxidation at more positive potentials, output of higher voltage, and site-selective photo-oxidation beyond the diffraction limit.
State-of-the-art iron-based nanozymes for biocatalytic tumor therapy
Iron-based artificial enzyme nanomimics show promise for biocatalytic tumor therapy.
Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes as an anode for a highly robust potassium-ion hybrid capacitor
Novel N-doped carbon nanotubes (NCNTs) were synthesized as an anode for high energy density and power density potassium-ion hybrid capacitors.
Prediction of two-dimensional antiferromagnetic ferroelasticity in an AgF2 monolayer
Single-layer AgF2 is investigated as a multiferroic material with ferroelasticity and magnetism. A strain-driven 120° variant switching is achieved in AgF2 monolayer.
A brain tumor-homing tetra-peptide delivers a nano-therapeutic for more effective treatment of a mouse model of glioblastoma
A new glioblastoma (GBM) targeting peptide is developed and successfully demonstrated the delivery of a nano-therapeutic.
MBenes: emerging 2D materials as efficient electrocatalysts for the nitrogen reduction reaction
MBenes hold many merits for electrocatalysis of the nitrogen reduction reaction, including outstanding stability in aqueous environments, excellent electrical conductivity, an inhibited hydrogen evolution reaction, and highly active boron and metal surfaces.
Reconfigurable all-dielectric Fano metasurfaces for strong full-space intensity modulation of visible light
We demonstrated strong full-space modulation of visible intensities based on Fano resonances in all-dielectric VO2 metasurface gratings.
Refractive index of nanoconfined water reveals its anomalous physical properties
Anomalously low refractive index of nanoconfined water.
Post-synthetic oriented attachment of CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystal building blocks: from first principle calculation to experimental demonstration of size and dimensionality (0D/1D/2D)
Immiscible solvent treatment induced oriented attachment of perovskite nanocrystal, resulting in change of size and dimensionality (0D/1D/2D).
High-yield electrochemical hydrogen peroxide production from an enhanced two-electron oxygen reduction pathway by mesoporous nitrogen-doped carbon and manganese hybrid electrocatalysts
A selective and efficient electrocatalyst composed of MnO and Mn–Nx co-doped carbon nanostructures is developed for electrochemical hydrogen peroxide generation.
A multiple negative differential resistance heterojunction device and its circuit application to ternary static random access memory
For increasing the bit-density in the conventional binary logic system, various efforts have been made toward implementing single devices with two threshold voltage (VTH) via the negative differential resistance (NDR) phenomenon.
A mixed-dimensional 1D Se–2D InSe van der Waals heterojunction for high responsivity self-powered photodetectors
Mixed-dimension van der Waals (vdW) p–n heterojunction photodiodes have inspired worldwide efforts to combine the excellent properties of 2D materials and traditional semiconductors without consideration of lattice mismatch.
Lead-free, stable, high-efficiency (52%) blue luminescent FA3Bi2Br9 perovskite quantum dots
Lead-free Bi-based perovskite FA3Bi2X9 (X = Cl, Br, and I) quantum dots (QDs) are synthesized for the first time at room temperature. The ligand-passivated FA3Bi2Br9 QDs exhibit blue emission at 437 nm with photoluminescence quantum yield (PLQY) up to 52%.
A 3D porous FeP/rGO modulated separator as a dual-function polysulfide barrier for high-performance lithium sulfur batteries
A strong physical and chemical synergistic adsorption-catalysis-functional effect from FPG was confirmed via comprehensive experiments and theoretical analysis within LSBs.
Remote-controlled multi-enzyme system for enhanced tumor therapy via dark/light relay catalysis
A dark/light relay strategy based on a remote-controllable multi-enzyme system was proposed to kill tumor cells upon light irradiation.
Complete determination of the crystallographic orientation of ReX2 (X = S, Se) by polarized Raman spectroscopy
Polarized Raman spectroscopy on few-layer ReS2 and ReSe2 was carried out to determine the crystallographic orientations.
About this collection
To mark the Lunar New Year, this web collection features some of the most popular articles published in Nanoscale Horizons in 2020 by corresponding authors based in Asia.
Congratulations to all of the authors whose articles have been featured!