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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

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

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
Review Article

Recent advances in carbon dots for bioimaging applications

This review summarized recent advances in CDs-based bioimaging including in vitro imaging in delivering CDs into different types of cells and in vivo applications in distribution and uptake of CDs, imaging-guild drug delivery and tumor therapeutics.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in carbon dots for bioimaging applications
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Dynamic DNA nanotechnology: toward functional nanoscale devices

This review presents recent advances and continuing challenges in the design, characterization, and modelling of dynamic DNA nanodevices.

Graphical abstract: Dynamic DNA nanotechnology: toward functional nanoscale devices
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Communication

Evidence of a magnetic transition in atomically thin Cr2TiC2Tx MXene

Evidence for a magnetic transition in atomically thin chromium titanium carbide MXene (Cr2TiC2Tx) has been shown experimentally using a combination of magnetometry, spectroscopy, and magnetotransport measurements.

Graphical abstract: Evidence of a magnetic transition in atomically thin Cr2TiC2Tx MXene
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
Open Access Communication

Directional ultrafast charge transfer in a WSe2/MoSe2 heterostructure selectively probed by time-resolved SHG imaging microscopy

Directional interlayer charge transfer in TMD heterostructure probed by time- and polarization-resolved second-harmonic imaging microscopy.

Graphical abstract: Directional ultrafast charge transfer in a WSe2/MoSe2 heterostructure selectively probed by time-resolved SHG imaging microscopy
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Communication

Nanostructured amorphous gallium phosphide on silica for nonlinear and ultrafast nanophotonics

A system of amorphous gallium phosphide nanopatches is shown to be a flexible, cheap and efficient platform for ultrafast and nonlinear nanophotonics.

Graphical abstract: Nanostructured amorphous gallium phosphide on silica for nonlinear and ultrafast nanophotonics
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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

Tuning the electronic energy level of covalent organic frameworks for crafting high-rate Na-ion battery anode

Lowering the LUMO levels of an anodic COF through the incorporation of N-rich modules favors electron accumulation on it, which sets up an electronic drive for the Na+ ions to enter the anode from the electrolyte. The optimal framework⋯Na+ interactions delivers excellent rate-performance.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the electronic energy level of covalent organic frameworks for crafting high-rate Na-ion battery anode
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Controlled functionalization of carbon nanodots for targeted intracellular production of reactive oxygen species

Multifunctional carbon nanodots with deep-red emission were prepared. These carbon nanodots are suitable for targeted intracellular production of reactive oxygen species by laser irradiation leading to efficient cancer cell death.

Graphical abstract: Controlled functionalization of carbon nanodots for targeted intracellular production of reactive oxygen species
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
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
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)
Open Access Communication

Metal assisted chemical etching of silicon in the gas phase: a nanofabrication platform for X-ray optics

Gas-MacEtch of Si with a Pt catalyst allows vertical etching nanostructures with an extreme aspect ratio up to 10 000 : 1.

Graphical abstract: Metal assisted chemical etching of silicon in the gas phase: a nanofabrication platform for X-ray optics
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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

Simultaneously enabling dynamic transparency control and electrical energy storage via electrochromism

The newly established Zn anode-based aqueous electrochromic device enables dynamic transparency control and electrical energy storage in a single platform.

Graphical abstract: Simultaneously enabling dynamic transparency control and electrical energy storage via electrochromism
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
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
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