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Advanced technologies for the fabrication of MOF thin films

In this Minireview, we discuss several appealing approaches that have been developed in the last few years for the fabrication of MOF thin films, highlighting their assets and the challenges still faced.

Graphical abstract: Advanced technologies for the fabrication of MOF thin films
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Evolution of self-healing elastomers, from extrinsic to combined intrinsic mechanisms: a review

We propose a timeline classifying self-healing polymers in generations based on the healing mechanism, and correlated with historical development.

Graphical abstract: Evolution of self-healing elastomers, from extrinsic to combined intrinsic mechanisms: a review
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Twenty-five years of polymersomes: lost in translation?

In this minireview, we discuss the progress of polymersome formulations towards clinical translation and highlight key opportunities and challenges.

Graphical abstract: Twenty-five years of polymersomes: lost in translation?
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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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Technology progress on quantum dot light-emitting diodes for next-generation displays

This article focuses on state-of-the-art technologies used in the research on materials, devices and processes to achieve high-performance QD-LEDs.

Graphical abstract: Technology progress on quantum dot light-emitting diodes for next-generation displays
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Materials science based on synthetic polysaccharides

Automated Glycan Assembly produces well-defined oligosaccharides for detailed structural characterization. These glycans can assemble into supramolecular materials with different morphologies.

Graphical abstract: Materials science based on synthetic polysaccharides
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Physical magnification of objects

For hundreds of years, scientists have magnified images of objects to reveal their detailed composition and structure. Now, scientists are beginning to physically magnify objects themselves.

Graphical abstract: Physical magnification of objects
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Non-flammable liquid electrolytes for safe batteries

This review summarizes eight different strategies to formulate non-flammable liquid electrolytes to improve safety of alkali-metal-ion batteries such as lithium-ion, sodium-ion and potassium-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Non-flammable liquid electrolytes for safe batteries
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Heparanized chitosans: towards the third generation of chitinous biomaterials

Sulfation of chitosan makes this polymer a closer mimic of heparins and heparan sulfates, giving rise to the so called heparanized chitosan, that exert their biological activities through their capacity to interact with a range of biological targets.

Graphical abstract: Heparanized chitosans: towards the third generation of chitinous biomaterials
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Artificial intelligence and machine learning in design of mechanical materials

This review revisits the state of the art of research efforts on the design of mechanical materials using machine learning.

Graphical abstract: Artificial intelligence and machine learning in design of mechanical materials
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Highly selective gas sensing enabled by filters

Sorption, size-selective & catalytic film or particle-bed filters dramatically enhance gas sensor selectivity. We critically review 300+ articles and tutorially give guidelines for systematic filter design in air quality, health & food applications.

Graphical abstract: Highly selective gas sensing enabled by filters
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Dual emission in purely organic materials for optoelectronic applications

In this review, types and mechanisms of dual emission, as well as recent new insights for the design and applications of efficient novel dual emissive organic materials are presented.

Graphical abstract: Dual emission in purely organic materials for optoelectronic applications
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Recombination junctions for efficient monolithic perovskite-based tandem solar cells: physical principles, properties, processing and prospects

Here, we review the physics and the technology of the recombination junction in perovskite-based tandem solar cells, with a summary of the most successful works.

Graphical abstract: Recombination junctions for efficient monolithic perovskite-based tandem solar cells: physical principles, properties, processing and prospects
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Defects in complex oxide thin films for electronics and energy applications: challenges and opportunities

This review focuses on recent progress in defect-engineered novel functionalities of complex oxide thin films for electronics and energy applications, and current challenges and perspectives.

Graphical abstract: Defects in complex oxide thin films for electronics and energy applications: challenges and opportunities
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Advances in design engineering and merits of electron transporting layers in perovskite solar cells

The electron transport layer plays an essential part for high-performing perovskite solar cells, on which successful extraction of charges from light harvester and the transfer to the electrode are critically dependent.

Graphical abstract: Advances in design engineering and merits of electron transporting layers in perovskite solar cells
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Lignin-based smart materials: a roadmap to processing and synthesis for current and future applications

Lignin-based smart materials are emerging into advanced material applications as stimuli-responsive actuators, sensors, controlled release systems, and more.

Graphical abstract: Lignin-based smart materials: a roadmap to processing and synthesis for current and future applications
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The damaging effects of the acidity in PEDOT:PSS on semiconductor device performance and solutions based on non-acidic alternatives

Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate), PEDOT:PSS, has been widely used as an effective hole transporting material in many different organic semiconductor devices for well over a decade.

Graphical abstract: The damaging effects of the acidity in PEDOT:PSS on semiconductor device performance and solutions based on non-acidic alternatives
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Erbium complexes as pioneers for implementing linear light-upconversion in molecules

Trivalent erbium, Er3+, with its 4f11 electronic configuration, was the first lanthanide cation for which linear upconversion could be induced in a molecular complex. The reasons for this success and its perspectives are discussed in this review.

Graphical abstract: Erbium complexes as pioneers for implementing linear light-upconversion in molecules
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About the amplification factors in organic bioelectronic sensors

A systematic comparison between electrochemical and organic bioelectronic sensors reveals a unified rational description for a transistor amplified detection.

Graphical abstract: About the amplification factors in organic bioelectronic sensors
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Graphitic carbon nitride and polymers: a mutual combination for advanced properties

The present review highlights the combination of graphitic carbon nitride and polymers for materials with outstanding properties.

Graphical abstract: Graphitic carbon nitride and polymers: a mutual combination for advanced properties
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It's a trap! On the nature of localised states and charge trapping in lead halide perovskites

The recent surge of scientific interest for lead halide perovskite semiconductors and optoelectronic devices has seen a mix of materials science sub-fields converge on the same “magical” crystal structure.

Graphical abstract: It's a trap! On the nature of localised states and charge trapping in lead halide perovskites
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Designing conjugated porous polymers for visible light-driven photocatalytic chemical transformations

A review on the recent developments in controlling the structural, photophysical and electronic properties of conjugated porous polymer (CPP) photocatalysts is presented.

Graphical abstract: Designing conjugated porous polymers for visible light-driven photocatalytic chemical transformations
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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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The progress and prospects of non-fullerene acceptors in ternary blend organic solar cells

This review summarizes the advantages of non-fullerene acceptors and their applications in ternary blend organic solar cells.

Graphical abstract: The progress and prospects of non-fullerene acceptors in ternary blend organic solar cells
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Colossal expansion and fast motion in spin-crossover@polymer actuators

Bilayer spin-crossover nanocomposites show robust and controllable actuation cycles upon an electrical stimulus. The anisotropic shape of the particle and the mechanical coupling with the matrix can intensify the work output of the actuators.

Graphical abstract: Colossal expansion and fast motion in spin-crossover@polymer actuators
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Charge trapping with α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles accompanied by human hair towards an enriched triboelectric series and a sustainable circular bioeconomy

The PDMS@α-Fe2O3 NP film and human hair-based high performance TENG harvests mechanical energy while expanding waste hair utilization, initiating a rising approach toward the circular bio economy that will play a key role in avoiding climate crisis.

Graphical abstract: Charge trapping with α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles accompanied by human hair towards an enriched triboelectric series and a sustainable circular bioeconomy
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Light-controlled versatile manipulation of liquid metal droplets: a gateway to future liquid robots

A light-controlled method for the versatile manipulation of liquid metal droplets is introduced. This approach shows the ability of inducing concurrent motion of multiple liquid metal droplets using infrared light without complex and bulky systems.

Graphical abstract: Light-controlled versatile manipulation of liquid metal droplets: a gateway to future liquid robots
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Aged layered double hydroxide nanosheet–polyvinyl alcohol dispersions for enhanced gas barrier coating performance

The oxygen transmission rate of a PET coated film showed a 37-fold decrease using a dispersion of LDH nanosheets in polyvinyl alcohol that was prior aged for 8 weeks compared to the film coated with the equivalent freshly prepared LDH/PVA dispersion.

Graphical abstract: Aged layered double hydroxide nanosheet–polyvinyl alcohol dispersions for enhanced gas barrier coating performance
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Boosting nanomedicine performance by conditioning macrophages with methyl palmitate nanoparticles

Methyl Palmitate Nanoparticles (MPN) boost the tumor accumulation and chemotherapeutic efficacy of nanomedicines by transiently and reversibly inhibiting the phagocytic properties of tissue-resident macrophages.

Graphical abstract: Boosting nanomedicine performance by conditioning macrophages with methyl palmitate nanoparticles
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Hidden spontaneous polarisation in the chalcohalide photovoltaic absorber Sn2SbS2I3

We reveal spontaneous symmetry breaking in an emerging class of mixed-metal chalcohalides, yielding strong lattice polarisation which could aid electron–hole separation in solar photovoltaics.

Graphical abstract: Hidden spontaneous polarisation in the chalcohalide photovoltaic absorber Sn2SbS2I3
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Scalable nanoporous carbon films allow line-of-sight 3D atomic layer deposition of Pt: towards a new generation catalyst layer for PEM fuel cells

A self-supported, binder-free and scalable nanoporous carbon scaffold serves as an excellent host for the efficient and uniform atomic layer deposition of Pt nanoparticles, showing exemplary performance as a cathode catalyst layer in a PEM fuel cell.

Graphical abstract: Scalable nanoporous carbon films allow line-of-sight 3D atomic layer deposition of Pt: towards a new generation catalyst layer for PEM fuel cells
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Self-powered ultrasensitive and highly stretchable temperature–strain sensing composite yarns

A step towards functionally-integrated and autonomous systems, where functions such as sensing and energy storage/harvesting should ideally be carried out by a single material, while retaining its ability to withstand large elastic deformations.

Graphical abstract: Self-powered ultrasensitive and highly stretchable temperature–strain sensing composite yarns
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Tilt and shift polymorphism in molecular perovskites

Tilt and shift polymorphism in molecular perovskites is introduced, categorising irreversible perovskite-to-perovskite phase transitions in a concise concept.

Graphical abstract: Tilt and shift polymorphism in molecular perovskites
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Are the rates of dexter transfer in TADF hyperfluorescence systems optically accessible?

Dexter quenching is a likely loss mechanism in hyperfluorescent OLEDS, but changes in delayed emission kinetics in analogous optical experiments come from something else.

Graphical abstract: Are the rates of dexter transfer in TADF hyperfluorescence systems optically accessible?
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Metastable Ta2N3 with highly tunable electrical conductivity via oxygen incorporation

Metastable Ta2N3 with bixbyite structure is directly deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering. Concerted experimental and computational efforts reveal the crucial role of oxygen impurity in both the synthesis and in tuning the electronic structure.

Graphical abstract: Metastable Ta2N3 with highly tunable electrical conductivity via oxygen incorporation
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Dislocation-toughened ceramics

Dislocations are mobile at low temperatures in surprisingly many ceramics but sintering minimizes their densities. Enabling local plasticity by engineering a high dislocation density is a way to combat short cracks and toughen ceramics.

Graphical abstract: Dislocation-toughened ceramics
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The pursuit of stability in halide perovskites: the monovalent cation and the key for surface and bulk self-healing

The fine equilibrium between photodamage and self-healing determines the defect density in halide perovskites. Here we analyze the chemistry of the processes on the surface and in the bulk of APbBr3 single crystals. (A = MA, FA, Cs).

Graphical abstract: The pursuit of stability in halide perovskites: the monovalent cation and the key for surface and bulk self-healing
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Metal- and halide-free, solid-state polymeric water vapor sorbents for efficient water-sorption-driven cooling and atmospheric water harvesting

Metal- and halide-free, solid-state polymeric water vapor sorbents are developed with improved water sorption capacity, reduced corrosivity, and solid state, leading to efficient water-sorption-driven cooling and atmospheric water harvesting.

Graphical abstract: Metal- and halide-free, solid-state polymeric water vapor sorbents for efficient water-sorption-driven cooling and atmospheric water harvesting
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Negative X-ray expansion in cadmium cyanide

X-ray radiation induced unit-cell contraction and phase transition selection in the negative thermal expansion material cadmium cyanide.

Graphical abstract: Negative X-ray expansion in cadmium cyanide
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Cancer-microenvironment triggered self-assembling therapy with molecular blocks

Molecular blocks (4-MB) were designed to circulate as a single molecule or as a few molecules in blood vessels and self-assemble in response to a tumor specific conditions, as a cancer therapeutic agent.

Graphical abstract: Cancer-microenvironment triggered self-assembling therapy with molecular blocks
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Ultratough and ultrastrong graphene oxide hybrid films via a polycationitrile approach

The newly established polycationitrile chemistry was used as a powerful molecular crosslinking strategy to engineer ultratough and ultrastrong GO/polymer hybrid films.

Graphical abstract: Ultratough and ultrastrong graphene oxide hybrid films via a polycationitrile approach
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Induced pluripotent stem cell-derived vascular networks to screen nano–bio interactions

The vascular bioactivity/safety of nanomaterials is typically evaluated by animal testing, which is of low throughput and does not account for biological differences between animals and humans such as ageing, metabolism and disease profiles.

Graphical abstract: Induced pluripotent stem cell-derived vascular networks to screen nano–bio interactions
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Patterning and control of the nanostructure in plasma thin films with acoustic waves: mechanical vs. electrical polarization effects

Plasma thin film deposition assisted with acoustic waves renders a patterned structure due to sheath ions local bombardment effects.

Graphical abstract: Patterning and control of the nanostructure in plasma thin films with acoustic waves: mechanical vs. electrical polarization effects
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A highly selective electron affinity facilitated H2S sensor: the marriage of tris(keto-hydrazone) and an organic field-effect transistor

The proposed H2S gas sensor is a novel heterojunction combination that can readily absorb toxic gases, changing the channel resistance of the device. The OFET device is a highly stable and selective tool that can help in taking preventive measures.

Graphical abstract: A highly selective electron affinity facilitated H2S sensor: the marriage of tris(keto-hydrazone) and an organic field-effect transistor
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Direct-writing microporous polymer architectures – print, capture and release

Direct-writing of droplets onto fluid surfaces by inkjet printing to dial-in a required pattern, structure and function into a polymer film.

Graphical abstract: Direct-writing microporous polymer architectures – print, capture and release
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Gallium chiral nanoshaping for circular polarization handling

Core/shell nanohelices with VIS-CD are grown using FIBID, with the Ga+ source shaping the metallic core and the gas precursor the dielectric shell

Graphical abstract: Gallium chiral nanoshaping for circular polarization handling
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All-graphene-based open fluidics for pumpless, small-scale fluid transport via laser-controlled wettability patterning

We present an all-graphene based open microfluidic manufacturing technique by manipulating the surface wettability of spin-coated graphene ink films via laser-controlled patterning. The approach is rapid, flexible, and opens diverse applications in fluid transport.

Graphical abstract: All-graphene-based open fluidics for pumpless, small-scale fluid transport via laser-controlled wettability patterning
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Great chiral fluorescence from the optical duality of silver nanostructures enabled by 3D laser printing

A 3D laser printing technique for realizing unprecedented stereo-chiral-luminescent silver nanostructures was developed to achieve a record-high fluorescent anisotropic factor.

Graphical abstract: Great chiral fluorescence from the optical duality of silver nanostructures enabled by 3D laser printing
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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
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Bandgap determination from individual orthorhombic thin cesium lead bromide nanosheets by electron energy-loss spectroscopy

Bandgap from individual orthorhombic thin CsPbBr3 nanosheets, measured with electron energy-loss spectroscopy as a function of thickness.

Graphical abstract: Bandgap determination from individual orthorhombic thin cesium lead bromide nanosheets by electron energy-loss spectroscopy
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Chirality enhancement in macro-chiral liquid crystal nanoparticles

Chirality amplification in mesomorphic gold nanoparticles (NPs) functionalized with chiral ligands and liquid crystal (LC) groups in LC matrices is detected. Attaching LC groups to NPs leads to a significant increase of the helical twisting power.

Graphical abstract: Chirality enhancement in macro-chiral liquid crystal nanoparticles
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Charge transfer excitons in a donor–acceptor amphidynamic crystal: the role of dipole orientational order

Large amplitude motions in molecular solids are responsible for anomalous electrical characteristics in amphidynamic crystals. Here we explore the implications for charge transfer excitons photophysics.

Graphical abstract: Charge transfer excitons in a donor–acceptor amphidynamic crystal: the role of dipole orientational order
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Tough sheets of nanowires produced floating in the gas phase

SiNWs are continuously grown in the gas phase and directly collected as tough, macroscopic sheets that are flexible and free-standing.

Graphical abstract: Tough sheets of nanowires produced floating in the gas phase
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Dynamic intermolecular interactions through hydrogen bonding of water promote heat conduction in hydrogels

Dynamic intermolecular forces through hydrogen bonding between water and polymer chains are shown to enhance thermal transport in soft materials.

Graphical abstract: Dynamic intermolecular interactions through hydrogen bonding of water promote heat conduction in hydrogels
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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
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Polarization-dependent asymmetric transmission using a bifacial metasurface

Using linearly birefringent structure and induced transmission, asymmetric transmission with arbitrary polarization pair has been realized through metasurfaces, with impartment of two different phases into transmission and reflection space.

Graphical abstract: Polarization-dependent asymmetric transmission using a bifacial metasurface
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The biomolecule corona of lipid nanoparticles contains circulating cell-free DNA

The biomolecule corona spontaneously adsorbed onto lipid-based nanoparticles (NPs), upon incubation with human plasma, contains circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA).

Graphical abstract: The biomolecule corona of lipid nanoparticles contains circulating cell-free DNA
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Giant magnetoelectric effect in perpendicularly magnetized Pt/Co/Ta ultrathin films on a ferroelectric substrate

We demonstrate a giant magnetoelectric effect in perpendicularly magnetized Pt/Co/Ta ultrathin films on a ferroelectric substrate.

Graphical abstract: Giant magnetoelectric effect in perpendicularly magnetized Pt/Co/Ta ultrathin films on a ferroelectric substrate
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Monitoring supported lipid bilayers with n-type organic electrochemical transistors

An n-type, accumulation mode, microscale organic electrochemical transistor monitors the activity of a pore-forming protein integrated into a lipid bilayer.

Graphical abstract: Monitoring supported lipid bilayers with n-type organic electrochemical transistors
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Self-stratification of amphiphilic Janus particles at coating surfaces

Durable hydrophobic coatings are created by adding amphiphilic Janus particles to binder polymers through the unique self-stratification behaviours, which offer a novel and cost-effective solution to challenges in waterborne emulsion coatings.

Graphical abstract: Self-stratification of amphiphilic Janus particles at coating surfaces
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Cost-effective materials discovery: Bayesian optimization across multiple information sources

Multi-information source Bayesian optimization and how it can be used to capture relevant information from cheap approximations to accelerate research in the materials sciences.

Graphical abstract: Cost-effective materials discovery: Bayesian optimization across multiple information sources
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Local manipulation of metamagnetism by strain nanopatterning

Our work demonstrates the local enhancement of antiferromagnetic phase stability in FeRh films by strain nanopatterning.

Graphical abstract: Local manipulation of metamagnetism by strain nanopatterning
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Graphene oxide nanosheets modulate spinal glutamatergic transmission and modify locomotor behaviour in an in vivo zebrafish model

The article reports that graphene oxide nanosheets (s-GO), by interfering with synapses, have the potential to be used as behavioural modulators.

Graphical abstract: Graphene oxide nanosheets modulate spinal glutamatergic transmission and modify locomotor behaviour in an in vivo zebrafish model
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Finally, inkjet-printed metal halide perovskite LEDs – utilizing seed crystal templating of salty PEDOT:PSS

Light-emitting diodes with an inkjet-printed active layer based on MAPbBr3 perovskite are produced for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Finally, inkjet-printed metal halide perovskite LEDs – utilizing seed crystal templating of salty PEDOT:PSS
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Biogenic fluorescent protein–silk fibroin phosphors for high performing light-emitting diodes

This work presents a new family of bio-hybrid light-emitting diodes (Bio-HLEDs) using all-bio color down-converting coatings that combine silk fibroin (SF) as a packaging matrix and fluorescent proteins (FPs) as emitters.

Graphical abstract: Biogenic fluorescent protein–silk fibroin phosphors for high performing light-emitting diodes
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Temperature dependence of the spectral line-width of charge-transfer state emission in organic solar cells; static vs. dynamic disorder

The origin of line-widths of electro-luminescent charge-transfer states in photovoltaic blends is evaluated and discussed in terms of vibrational theory.

Graphical abstract: Temperature dependence of the spectral line-width of charge-transfer state emission in organic solar cells; static vs. dynamic disorder
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Ice recrystallisation inhibiting polymer nano-objects via saline-tolerant polymerisation-induced self-assembly

Saline-tolerant PISA synthesis is developed, to generate poly(vinyl alcohol) based nanoparticles, which are potent ice recrystallisation inhibitors.

Graphical abstract: Ice recrystallisation inhibiting polymer nano-objects via saline-tolerant polymerisation-induced self-assembly
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Optical microresonator arrays of fluorescence-switchable diarylethenes with unreplicable spectral fingerprints

Photochromic microresonator arrays with whispering gallery mode fingerprints are successfully prepared, which function as high-security optical authentication microdevices.

Graphical abstract: Optical microresonator arrays of fluorescence-switchable diarylethenes with unreplicable spectral fingerprints
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Strong size selectivity in the self-assembly of rounded nanocubes into 3D mesocrystals

Depth-resolved structural analysis reveals strong size selectivity of self-assembled iron oxide nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Strong size selectivity in the self-assembly of rounded nanocubes into 3D mesocrystals
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Molecular-scale thermoelectricity: a worst-case scenario

Molecules with silent orbitals deliver high thermoelectric performance.

Graphical abstract: Molecular-scale thermoelectricity: a worst-case scenario
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