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Recent advances in functional nanomaterials for photoacoustic imaging of glioma

Recent advances in functional nanomaterials for photoacoustic imaging of glioma are summarized, and the current challenges and perspectives are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in functional nanomaterials for photoacoustic imaging of glioma
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Recent trends in transition metal dichalcogenide based supercapacitor electrodes

The synthesis routes and the electrochemical performance evaluation of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) based supercapacitor electrodes are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Recent trends in transition metal dichalcogenide based supercapacitor electrodes
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Are lanthanide-doped upconversion materials good candidates for photocatalysis?

The most recent progress in high-quality upconversion particle synthesis, rational composite material design, and the combination with plasmonic metals renders upconversion-enhanced NIR photocatalysis increasingly more attractive than ever before.

Graphical abstract: Are lanthanide-doped upconversion materials good candidates for photocatalysis?
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DePEGylation strategies to increase cancer nanomedicine efficacy

PEGylation of nanoparticles prolongs circulation lifetimes and maximizes nanoparticle accumulation in target tumors. However, PEGylation comes at the cost of reduced cellular uptake of nanoparticles and concomitant drug delivery. This review discusses the various stimuli-responsive dePEGylation strategies that have been employed to overcome this “PEG dilemma”.

Graphical abstract: DePEGylation strategies to increase cancer nanomedicine efficacy
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Artificial intelligence in nanomedicine

Artificial intelligence is poised to substantially enhance the efficacy and safety of nanomedicine.

Graphical abstract: Artificial intelligence in nanomedicine
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Graphene oxide and carbon dots as broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents – a minireview

Complex antibacterial mechanisms of graphene oxide and carbon dots.

Graphical abstract: Graphene oxide and carbon dots as broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents – a minireview
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Toward non-volatile photonic memory: concept, material and design

This review presents the development of photonic memory, with a view towards inspiring more intriguing ideas on the elegant selection of materials and design of novel device structures that may finally induce major progress in the fabrication and application of photonic memory.

Graphical abstract: Toward non-volatile photonic memory: concept, material and design
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Multifunctional nanozymes: enzyme-like catalytic activity combined with magnetism and surface plasmon resonance

Combining the intrinsic enzyme-mimicking properties of nanomaterials with their unique characteristics enables the design of multifunctional nanozymes for new biomedical applications and beyond.

Graphical abstract: Multifunctional nanozymes: enzyme-like catalytic activity combined with magnetism and surface plasmon resonance
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Metal–organic framework-derived one-dimensional porous or hollow carbon-based nanofibers for energy storage and conversion

This review summarizes the advances in the derivation of one-dimensional porous and hollow carbon nanofibers from metal–organic frameworks for energy storage and conversion.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic framework-derived one-dimensional porous or hollow carbon-based nanofibers for energy storage and conversion
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Advances in transferring chemical vapour deposition graphene: a review

This review highlights recent developments in CVD graphene transfer methods from the perspective of mechanism, cleanness, quality, reliability, and cost.

Graphical abstract: Advances in transferring chemical vapour deposition graphene: a review
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Metallic nanoislands on graphene: a metamaterial for chemical, mechanical, optical, and biological applications

Two current applications of metal nanoisland–graphene composites are shown.

Graphical abstract: Metallic nanoislands on graphene: a metamaterial for chemical, mechanical, optical, and biological applications
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Beyond “decorative” 2D supramolecular self-assembly: strategies towards functional surfaces for nanotechnology

Designing new molecular building blocks for functional supramolecular self-assembly at surfaces.

Graphical abstract: Beyond “decorative” 2D supramolecular self-assembly: strategies towards functional surfaces for nanotechnology
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Towards a classification strategy for complex nanostructures

The range of possible nanostructures is so large and continuously growing, that collating and unifying the knowledge connected to them, including their biological activity, is a major challenge.

Graphical abstract: Towards a classification strategy for complex nanostructures
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The same and not the same: molecular perovskites and their solid-state analogues

We review the crystal chemistry and physics of molecular perovskites, drawing on topical examples of the recent literature.

Graphical abstract: The same and not the same: molecular perovskites and their solid-state analogues
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Iron carbide nanoparticles: an innovative nanoplatform for biomedical applications

This review summarize the biomedical applications of iron carbide nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Iron carbide nanoparticles: an innovative nanoplatform for biomedical applications
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Metal–organic frameworks: a novel host platform for enzymatic catalysis and detection

This minireview deals with the recent advances on the synthetic strategies for the immobilization of enzymes in metal–organic frameworks.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic frameworks: a novel host platform for enzymatic catalysis and detection
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Advanced Functional Surfaces through Controlled Damage and Instabilities

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Engineering surface states of hematite based photoanodes for boosting photoelectrochemical water splitting

A critical review on how engineering surface states of hematite-based photoanodes can enhance the photoelectrochemical water splitting performance.

Graphical abstract: Engineering surface states of hematite based photoanodes for boosting photoelectrochemical water splitting
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Stimuli-responsive polymers for sensing and actuation

Stimuli-responsive polymers uniquely undergo physical/chemical changes in response to changes in their environment. Here, there use for sensing and actuation is reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Stimuli-responsive polymers for sensing and actuation
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Design strategies for developing non-precious metal based bi-functional catalysts for alkaline electrolyte based zinc–air batteries

Strategies that could be used to develop non-precious-metal based catalysts towards the OER/ORR in alkaline electrolyte based zinc–air systems are briefly reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Design strategies for developing non-precious metal based bi-functional catalysts for alkaline electrolyte based zinc–air batteries
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Chemistries and capabilities of photo-formable and photoreversible crosslinked polymer networks

We investigate how the application of photocuring has addressed unique challenges through inherent benefits of the methodology or inventive chemistries.

Graphical abstract: Chemistries and capabilities of photo-formable and photoreversible crosslinked polymer networks
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Self-assembled nanomaterials: design principles, the nanostructural effect, and their functional mechanisms as antimicrobial or detection agents

Self-assembled nanomaterials have been endowed with designable biofunctions based on non-covalent interactions forming well-ordered nanostructures.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembled nanomaterials: design principles, the nanostructural effect, and their functional mechanisms as antimicrobial or detection agents
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Recent development of covalent organic frameworks (COFs): synthesis and catalytic (organic-electro-photo) applications

The review focuses on recent developments in the synthetic methodologies of COFs and their applications in the field of organocatalysis, electrocatalysis and photocatalysis. Future scope of COFs in the field are also described.

Graphical abstract: Recent development of covalent organic frameworks (COFs): synthesis and catalytic (organic-electro-photo) applications
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Recent advances in ruthenium-based electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction

Exploration of electrocatalysts for clean and sustainable hydrogen generation from water splitting has received huge attention due to the depletion of fossil fuels and environmental pollution.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in ruthenium-based electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction
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Recent advances in manipulation of micro- and nano-objects with magnetic fields at small scales

Magnetic manipulation is very promising for the motion control of micro- and nano-objects, which has wide applications in the mixing, trapping, colloidal assembly and object transport, and the recent progress in these areas is reviewed in this work.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in manipulation of micro- and nano-objects with magnetic fields at small scales
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Seeing atomic-scale structural origins and foreseeing new pathways to improved thermoelectric materials

Thermoelectricity enables the direct inter-conversion between electrical energy and thermal energy, promising for scavenging electric power from sources of waste heat and protecting solid-state refridgerating electronic devices from overheating.

Graphical abstract: Seeing atomic-scale structural origins and foreseeing new pathways to improved thermoelectric materials
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Hemocompatibility of super-repellent surfaces: current and future

In this review, we critically examine the progress made in characterizing the hemocompatibility of super-repellent surfaces and identify the potential challenges and opportunities for future research.

Graphical abstract: Hemocompatibility of super-repellent surfaces: current and future
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Iodine capture in porous organic polymers and metal–organic frameworks materials

This review focuses on the research progress of the efficient iodine capture in porous POP and MOF materials.

Graphical abstract: Iodine capture in porous organic polymers and metal–organic frameworks materials
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Unpacking the toolbox of two-dimensional nanostructures derived from nanosphere templates

This review summarizes the advances in 2D nanostructures derived from nanosphere templates, from fabrication and properties to applications.

Graphical abstract: Unpacking the toolbox of two-dimensional nanostructures derived from nanosphere templates
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Enzyme-modified electrodes for biosensors and biofuel cells

The use of protein engineering, designer polymers, and the introduction of nanomaterials are key strategies for the design of next-generation bioelectrodes.

Graphical abstract: Enzyme-modified electrodes for biosensors and biofuel cells
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Label-free manipulation via the magneto-Archimedes effect: fundamentals, methodology and applications

This review focuses on the fundamentals and state-of-the-art label-free manipulation techniques based on the magneto-Archimedes effect.

Graphical abstract: Label-free manipulation via the magneto-Archimedes effect: fundamentals, methodology and applications
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Recent advances in hybrid sodium–air batteries

Hybrid sodium–air battery (HSAB) principles are introduced, and the synthesis and rational designs of electrocatalysts based on the oxygen reduction reaction/oxygen evolution reaction are comprehensively reviewed for the purpose of providing insight into the development of efficient air electrodes. Furthermore, research directions of anodes, electrolytes, and air electrodes toward high-performance HSABs are proposed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in hybrid sodium–air batteries
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Biomimetic nanoparticle technology for cardiovascular disease detection and treatment

Biomimetic nanoparticle technology has the potential to significantly improve the clinical management of cardiovascular disease.

Graphical abstract: Biomimetic nanoparticle technology for cardiovascular disease detection and treatment
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Immunomodulation and cellular response to biomaterials: the overriding role of neutrophils in healing

Neutrophils at the center of biomaterial design for optimal tissue regeneration.

Graphical abstract: Immunomodulation and cellular response to biomaterials: the overriding role of neutrophils in healing
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Non-spherical micro- and nanoparticles in nanomedicine

This review provides insights into the role of particle geometry in biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Non-spherical micro- and nanoparticles in nanomedicine
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Functionalized branched polymers: promising immunomodulatory tools for the treatment of cancer and immune disorders

The review focus on branched polymers as promising delivery systems with immunomodulatory properties against cancer and infectious diseases. It covers their physicochemical properties and on how those can be tailored to modulate the immune system.

Graphical abstract: Functionalized branched polymers: promising immunomodulatory tools for the treatment of cancer and immune disorders
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Nanotrapping memories

Nanotrapping memories are suggested as an enabler for a nano-empowered, data-centric future.

Graphical abstract: Nanotrapping memories
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Theory-guided materials design: two-dimensional MXenes in electro- and photocatalysis

A critical review on how theory-guided materials design can enhance MXene based catalyst discovery and development process.

Graphical abstract: Theory-guided materials design: two-dimensional MXenes in electro- and photocatalysis
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Recent advances in developing high-performance nanostructured electrocatalysts based on 3d transition metal elements

Versitle strategies for devoloping high-performance nanostructured electrocatalysts based on 3d transition metal elements have been reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in developing high-performance nanostructured electrocatalysts based on 3d transition metal elements
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Stimuli-responsive cyclodextrin-based nanoplatforms for cancer treatment and theranostics

Stimuli-responsive cyclodextrin-based nanoplatforms, which can be triggered by different stimuli, such as pH, temperature, redox, enzymes, light and magnetic fields, are summarized for cancer treatment and theranostics.

Graphical abstract: Stimuli-responsive cyclodextrin-based nanoplatforms for cancer treatment and theranostics
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Sur-/interfacial regulation in all-solid-state rechargeable Li-ion batteries based on inorganic solid-state electrolytes: advances and perspectives

Advances in sur-/interfacial regulation in all-solid-state rechargeable Li-ion batteries based on inorganic solid-state electrolytes are reviewed and promising perspectives are proposed.

Graphical abstract: Sur-/interfacial regulation in all-solid-state rechargeable Li-ion batteries based on inorganic solid-state electrolytes: advances and perspectives
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Advances in controlled gas-releasing nanomaterials for therapeutic applications

The use of gases as therapeutic tools for various disease conditions is a hot topic under exploration in the nanomedicine field.

Graphical abstract: Advances in controlled gas-releasing nanomaterials for therapeutic applications
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Metal–organic frameworks-based catalysts for electrochemical oxygen evolution

An overview and insights toward the advancement and intrinsic mechanisms of MOF-based OER electrocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic frameworks-based catalysts for electrochemical oxygen evolution
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Assembly and applications of 3D conformal electronics on curvilinear surfaces

Assembling multifunctional thin devices onto arbitrary curvilinear surfaces allows widespread and innovative applications in artificial intelligence and advanced healthcare industries.

Graphical abstract: Assembly and applications of 3D conformal electronics on curvilinear surfaces
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Carbon-based nanomaterials as an emerging platform for theranostics

Carbon-based nanomaterials emerge as promising platforms for theranostic applications in disease treatment and tissue repair.

Graphical abstract: Carbon-based nanomaterials as an emerging platform for theranostics
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Advances in designs and mechanisms of semiconducting metal oxide nanostructures for high-precision gas sensors operated at room temperature

A comprehensive review on designs and mechanisms of semiconducting metal oxides with various nanostructures for room-temperature gas sensor applications.

Graphical abstract: Advances in designs and mechanisms of semiconducting metal oxide nanostructures for high-precision gas sensors operated at room temperature
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Wettability of graphene: from influencing factors and reversible conversions to potential applications

A comprehensive insight into the wettability of graphene with respect to water droplets, specifically including the influencing factors and reversible transformation, is presented in this review.

Graphical abstract: Wettability of graphene: from influencing factors and reversible conversions to potential applications
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Recent advances in functionalized MnO2 nanosheets for biosensing and biomedicine applications

Schematic illustration of MnO2 nanosheets for applications in biosensing, bioimaging, drug delivery and cancer therapy.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in functionalized MnO2 nanosheets for biosensing and biomedicine applications
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On the advancement of polymeric bicontinuous nanospheres toward biomedical applications

Recent advancements in bicontinuous nanosphere research have demonstrated the key design considerations and preliminary work necessary for in vivo applications.

Graphical abstract: On the advancement of polymeric bicontinuous nanospheres toward biomedical applications
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Wrinkling of two-dimensional materials: methods, properties and applications

This review addresses the formation, fabrication methods, properties and applications of wrinkled patterns in 2D materials.

Graphical abstract: Wrinkling of two-dimensional materials: methods, properties and applications
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Graphene oxide touches blood: in vivo interactions of bio-coronated 2D materials

The impact of graphene oxide biomolecular corona on blood components.

Graphical abstract: Graphene oxide touches blood: in vivo interactions of bio-coronated 2D materials
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Textile strain sensors: a review of the fabrication technologies, performance evaluation and applications

Strain sensors that are made of textiles offer wearability and large strain sensing range. Recent exciting developments in material, structure, fabrication, performance, and application of textile strain sensors are evaluated and guidelines are provided to overcome the current challenges.

Graphical abstract: Textile strain sensors: a review of the fabrication technologies, performance evaluation and applications
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High-performance composite phase change materials for energy conversion based on macroscopically three-dimensional structural materials

Macroscopically three-dimensional structural materials endow composite phase change materials with enhanced comprehensive performance, including excellent shape stability, high thermal conductivity and efficient energy conversion.

Graphical abstract: High-performance composite phase change materials for energy conversion based on macroscopically three-dimensional structural materials
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Advanced cell culture platforms: a growing quest for emulating natural tissues

Topographical substrates, controlling cell adhesion in two and three dimensions, are reviewed and compared with two- and three-dimensional models.

Graphical abstract: Advanced cell culture platforms: a growing quest for emulating natural tissues
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Supramolecular fluorescent hydrogelators as bio-imaging probes

Supramolecular fluorescent hydrogelators (SFH) have emerged as a promising system for bio-imaging applications, such as detecting molecules/signals and sensing markers of diseases with the highest specificity, mapping molecular events, in vivo tracking and understanding cell behavior, in the past few years.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular fluorescent hydrogelators as bio-imaging probes
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Transition metal (Fe, Co, Ni) fluoride-based materials for electrochemical energy storage

The improvement of advanced battery performance has always been a key issue in energy research.

Graphical abstract: Transition metal (Fe, Co, Ni) fluoride-based materials for electrochemical energy storage
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Recent advances of bioinspired functional materials with specific wettability: from nature and beyond nature

Bioinspired functional materials with specific wettability: from nature and beyond nature.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances of bioinspired functional materials with specific wettability: from nature and beyond nature
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Harnessing the unique properties of 2D materials for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries

Exploring application 2D materials to enhance the electrochemical performance of lithium–sulfur batteries became an important strategy in the past decade.

Graphical abstract: Harnessing the unique properties of 2D materials for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries
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NIR light-activated upconversion semiconductor photocatalysts

The latest developments of NIR light-activated upconversion photocatalysts, and the in-depth mechanisms, prospects and remaining challenges with respect to fundamental investigations and solar energy conversion applications are discussed comprehensively.

Graphical abstract: NIR light-activated upconversion semiconductor photocatalysts
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Doping engineering and functionalization of two-dimensional metal chalcogenides

In this review, we present an in-depth discussion of the state-of-the-art doping engineering and functionalization of 2D metal chalcogenides for finely tuned material properties and functions in numerous application fields.

Graphical abstract: Doping engineering and functionalization of two-dimensional metal chalcogenides
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Liquid catalysts: an innovative solution to 2D materials in CVD processes

The progress in the development of liquid catalysts for producing 2D materials in CVD processes has been comprehensively presented. A complete engineering of the 2D materials on liquid catalysts is a huge step forward in the growth of novel materials and realization of next-generation technologies.

Graphical abstract: Liquid catalysts: an innovative solution to 2D materials in CVD processes
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Novel properties and applications of carbon nanodots

Overview of the optical properties and versatile applications of carbon dots.

Graphical abstract: Novel properties and applications of carbon nanodots
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Improved pharmaceutical research and development with AIE-based nanostructures

AIE-based nanostructures may “lighten” drug research and development in the “dark”.

Graphical abstract: Improved pharmaceutical research and development with AIE-based nanostructures
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From nanometre to millimetre: a range of capabilities for plasma-enabled surface functionalization and nanostructuring

Millimetre-scale patterns formed by plasmas above a surface can drive the formation of and at the same time be directly affected by nano- and micro-scale patterns on that surface.

Graphical abstract: From nanometre to millimetre: a range of capabilities for plasma-enabled surface functionalization and nanostructuring
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Review on nanoscale Bi-based photocatalysts

Recent studies on nanoscale Bi-based photocatalysts including component adjustment, morphology control, heterojunction construction and surface modification are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Review on nanoscale Bi-based photocatalysts
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NMR spectroscopy: a potent tool for studying monolayer-protected metal nanoclusters

NMR spectroscopy is a powerful tool to study the structure, dynamics and interactions of monolayer protected metal clusters.

Graphical abstract: NMR spectroscopy: a potent tool for studying monolayer-protected metal nanoclusters
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Donor–anion interactions in quarter-filled low-dimensional organic conductors

In contrast to currently accepted ideas anions play an essential role in directing the structural and transport properties of many molecular conductors.

Graphical abstract: Donor–anion interactions in quarter-filled low-dimensional organic conductors
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Electron transfer and exciplex chemistry of functionalized nanocarbons: effects of electronic coupling and donor dimerization

In the past few decades, research on the construction of donor–bridge–acceptor linked systems capable of efficient photoinduced charge separation has fundamentally contributed to the fields of artificial photosynthesis and solar energy conversion.

Graphical abstract: Electron transfer and exciplex chemistry of functionalized nanocarbons: effects of electronic coupling and donor dimerization
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Patterned superhydrophobic surfaces to process and characterize biomaterials and 3D cell culture

Microarrays are a technological breakthrough for high-throughput screening of large numbers of assays.

Graphical abstract: Patterned superhydrophobic surfaces to process and characterize biomaterials and 3D cell culture
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General aspects in the use of graphenes in catalysis

This perspective is aimed at presenting some issues that, in our opinion, have still to be better addressed in the field of graphenes as catalysts.

Graphical abstract: General aspects in the use of graphenes in catalysis
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