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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.

Graphical abstract: MXene and MXene-based composites: synthesis, properties and environment-related applications
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Focus

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.

Graphical abstract: Ultrasmall Au nanoclusters for bioanalytical and biomedical applications: the undisclosed and neglected roles of ligands in determining the nanoclusters' catalytic activities
From the themed collection: Focus article collection
Focus

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”.

Graphical abstract: Single atom catalysts: a surface heterocompound perspective
From the themed collection: Focus article collection
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Porous graphitic carbon nitride for solar photocatalytic applications
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Plasmonic hole ejection involved in plasmon-induced charge separation
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

State-of-the-art iron-based nanozymes for biocatalytic tumor therapy

Iron-based artificial enzyme nanomimics show promise for biocatalytic tumor therapy.

Graphical abstract: State-of-the-art iron-based nanozymes for biocatalytic tumor therapy
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes as an anode for a highly robust potassium-ion hybrid capacitor
Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: Prediction of two-dimensional antiferromagnetic ferroelasticity in an AgF2 monolayer
Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: A brain tumor-homing tetra-peptide delivers a nano-therapeutic for more effective treatment of a mouse model of glioblastoma
Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: MBenes: emerging 2D materials as efficient electrocatalysts for the nitrogen reduction reaction
Open Access Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: Reconfigurable all-dielectric Fano metasurfaces for strong full-space intensity modulation of visible light
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

Refractive index of nanoconfined water reveals its anomalous physical properties

Anomalously low refractive index of nanoconfined water.

Graphical abstract: Refractive index of nanoconfined water reveals its anomalous physical properties
Communication

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).

Graphical abstract: Post-synthetic oriented attachment of CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystal building blocks: from first principle calculation to experimental demonstration of size and dimensionality (0D/1D/2D)
Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: High-yield electrochemical hydrogen peroxide production from an enhanced two-electron oxygen reduction pathway by mesoporous nitrogen-doped carbon and manganese hybrid electrocatalysts
Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: A multiple negative differential resistance heterojunction device and its circuit application to ternary static random access memory
Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: A mixed-dimensional 1D Se–2D InSe van der Waals heterojunction for high responsivity self-powered photodetectors
Communication

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%.

Graphical abstract: Lead-free, stable, high-efficiency (52%) blue luminescent FA3Bi2Br9 perovskite quantum dots
From the themed collection: 2020 Horizons Outstanding Paper Award Winners
Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: A 3D porous FeP/rGO modulated separator as a dual-function polysulfide barrier for high-performance lithium sulfur batteries
Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: Remote-controlled multi-enzyme system for enhanced tumor therapy via dark/light relay catalysis
Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: Complete determination of the crystallographic orientation of ReX2 (X = S, Se) by polarized Raman spectroscopy
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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.

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