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Review Article

How can nanotechnology help the fight against breast cancer?

Different nanomaterials have been developed to fight against breast cancer.

Graphical abstract: How can nanotechnology help the fight against breast cancer?
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Rational design of materials interface at nanoscale towards intelligent oil–water separation

Oil–water separation is critical for the water treatment of oily wastewater or oil-spill accidents. In this review, we present the state-of-the-art developments in the rational design of materials at the nanoscale with special wettability for separation of immiscible/emulsified oil–water mixtures.

Graphical abstract: Rational design of materials interface at nanoscale towards intelligent oil–water separation
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Review of recent research on flexible multifunctional nanopapers

Traditional paper and papermaking have struggled with a declining market during the last few decades.

Graphical abstract: Review of recent research on flexible multifunctional nanopapers
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Fabrication of bulk nanostructured permanent magnets with high energy density: challenges and approaches

Nanostructured permanent magnetic materials, including exchange-coupled nanocomposite permanent magnets, are considered as the next generation of high-strength magnets for future applications in energy-saving and renewable energy technologies.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of bulk nanostructured permanent magnets with high energy density: challenges and approaches
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Communication

Directly drawing high-performance capacitive sensors on copying tissues

Capacitive pressure sensors enabling detection of finger touch, motion and proximity were fabricated by drawing electrode arrays on copying tissues.

Graphical abstract: Directly drawing high-performance capacitive sensors on copying tissues
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Communication

Self-assembled gold nanorime mesh conductors for invisible stretchable supercapacitors

Supercapacitors with high areal capacitance, high mechanical stretchability, and high optical transparency are achieved simultaneously using novel self-assembled gold nanorime mesh structures.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembled gold nanorime mesh conductors for invisible stretchable supercapacitors
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Open Access Communication

Polystyrene enhanced crystallization of perovskites towards high performance solar cells

Perovskite solar cells have attracted significant attention due to their high efficiency and low cost.

Graphical abstract: Polystyrene enhanced crystallization of perovskites towards high performance solar cells
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Open Access Communication

Visible light active nanofibrous membrane for antibacterial wound dressing

Hydrogel nanofibrous membranes that show visible light-induced disinfection are developed for wound dressing application.

Graphical abstract: Visible light active nanofibrous membrane for antibacterial wound dressing
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Communication

Sliced graphene foam films for dual-functional wearable strain sensors and switches

We report dual-functional wearable strain sensors and switches with tunable sensitivities and switching capabilities for wearable wireless health monitoring.

Graphical abstract: Sliced graphene foam films for dual-functional wearable strain sensors and switches
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Communication

A roll-to-roll process for multi-responsive soft-matter composite films containing CsxWO3 nanorods for energy-efficient smart window applications

This work provides a roll-to-roll processed flexible multi-responsive smart film containing tungsten bronze nanorods and a liquid crystal–polymer composite.

Graphical abstract: A roll-to-roll process for multi-responsive soft-matter composite films containing CsxWO3 nanorods for energy-efficient smart window applications
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Communication

Smart textiles of MOF/g-C3N4 nanospheres for the rapid detection/detoxification of chemical warfare agents

Impregnated cotton textiles with a MOF based nanocomposite revealed a supreme multi-functionality to adsorb/degrade/sense vapors of a nerve agent surrogate.

Graphical abstract: Smart textiles of MOF/g-C3N4 nanospheres for the rapid detection/detoxification of chemical warfare agents
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Communication

Highly fluorescent nitrogen-doped carbon dots with excellent thermal and photo stability applied as invisible ink for loading important information and anti-counterfeiting

Highly photo/thermal stable nitrogen-doped carbon dots with a QY of 75% are promising for loading important information and anti-counterfeiting.

Graphical abstract: Highly fluorescent nitrogen-doped carbon dots with excellent thermal and photo stability applied as invisible ink for loading important information and anti-counterfeiting
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Paper

Delivery of thrombolytic therapy using rod-shaped plant viral nanoparticles decreases the risk of hemorrhage

Tobacco mosaic viral delivery of thrombolytics increases safety profile of the therapy.

Graphical abstract: Delivery of thrombolytic therapy using rod-shaped plant viral nanoparticles decreases the risk of hemorrhage
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Paper

A blister-like soft nano-textured thermo-pneumatic actuator as an artificial muscle

A blister-like thermo-pneumatic soft actuator (BTSA) is developed as a bio-inspired device (the artificial muscle deflecting scales, spines and fur fibers). It holds great promise for biomedical applications where artificially grown skin patches should be removed from an underlying substrate without being damaged. The fabrication process of the BTSA is simple, and inexpensive.

Graphical abstract: A blister-like soft nano-textured thermo-pneumatic actuator as an artificial muscle
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Open Access Paper

Electrochemically assisted flexible lanthanide upconversion luminescence sensing of heavy metal contamination with high sensitivity and selectivity

A flexible lanthanide upconversion luminescent composite probe demonstrated high sensing performance for heavy metal ions under an electrochemical effect.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemically assisted flexible lanthanide upconversion luminescence sensing of heavy metal contamination with high sensitivity and selectivity
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Paper

The anti-soiling performance of highly reflective superhydrophobic nanoparticle-textured mirrors

Highly transparent, superhydrophobic nanoparticle-textured coatings with engineered surface roughness significantly decrease the adhesion force of dust particles on the surface, resulting in soil and dust repellent performance.

Graphical abstract: The anti-soiling performance of highly reflective superhydrophobic nanoparticle-textured mirrors
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Paper

Prewetting dichloromethane induced aqueous solution adhered on Cassie superhydrophobic substrates to fabricate efficient fog-harvesting materials inspired by Namib Desert beetles and mussels

Inspired by Namib Desert beetles and mussels, highly-efficient fog-harvesting materials were fabricated.

Graphical abstract: Prewetting dichloromethane induced aqueous solution adhered on Cassie superhydrophobic substrates to fabricate efficient fog-harvesting materials inspired by Namib Desert beetles and mussels
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Paper

Visible light driven catalytic gold decorated soft-oxometalate (SOM) based nanomotors for organic pollutant remediation

A new class of soft-oxometalate (SOM) based visible light propelled nanomotors for remediation of organic pollutants – methylene blue and benzyl bromide.

Graphical abstract: Visible light driven catalytic gold decorated soft-oxometalate (SOM) based nanomotors for organic pollutant remediation
From the themed collection: 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Surfactant-free one-pot synthesis of CeO2, TiO2 and Ti@Ce oxide nanoparticles for the ultrafast removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous media

Cerium oxide (CeO2), titanium oxide (TiO2) and titanium oxide impregnated with cerium oxide (Ti@Ce oxide) nanoparticles were synthesized using a simple one-pot surfactant-free method.

Graphical abstract: Surfactant-free one-pot synthesis of CeO2, TiO2 and Ti@Ce oxide nanoparticles for the ultrafast removal of Cr(vi) from aqueous media
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Open Access Paper

In vitro and environmental toxicity of reduced graphene oxide as an additive in automotive lubricants

A workflow for evaluation of human and environmental toxicity of nanosized bare graphene material intended as a motorcar lubricant nanoadditive.

Graphical abstract: In vitro and environmental toxicity of reduced graphene oxide as an additive in automotive lubricants
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Paper

Phenyl-doped graphitic carbon nitride: photoluminescence mechanism and latent fingerprint imaging

Green-photoluminescent phenyl-doped graphitic carbon nitride (PDCN) powders were prepared and applied for the visualization of latent fingerprints.

Graphical abstract: Phenyl-doped graphitic carbon nitride: photoluminescence mechanism and latent fingerprint imaging
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Paper

Multi-responsive actuators based on a graphene oxide composite: intelligent robot and bioinspired applications

We report multi-responsive actuators based on a graphene oxide composite. An intelligent robot and a bioinspired robot arm are fabricated to demonstrate potential applications.

Graphical abstract: Multi-responsive actuators based on a graphene oxide composite: intelligent robot and bioinspired applications
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Paper

High-performance hybrid carbon nanotube fibers for wearable energy storage

A high-performance hybrid carbon nanotube fiber-based supercapacitor has been developed for the first time using conventional wet-spinning processes.

Graphical abstract: High-performance hybrid carbon nanotube fibers for wearable energy storage
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Paper

Double rare-earth nanothermometer in aqueous media: opening the third optical transparency window to temperature sensing

Near-infrared nanothermometry in the wavelength range of 1100–1650 nm is realized via an aqueous colloidal dispersion of rare-earth doped nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Double rare-earth nanothermometer in aqueous media: opening the third optical transparency window to temperature sensing
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Paper

Comparison of reduction products from graphite oxide and graphene oxide for anode applications in lithium-ion batteries and sodium-ion batteries

A detailed comparison of the reduction products of graphite oxide and those of graphene oxide for Li+/Na+ storage has been discussed.

Graphical abstract: Comparison of reduction products from graphite oxide and graphene oxide for anode applications in lithium-ion batteries and sodium-ion batteries
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Paper

Chitosan-based water-propelled micromotors with strong antibacterial activity

A rapid and efficient micromotor-based bacteria killing strategy is described.

Graphical abstract: Chitosan-based water-propelled micromotors with strong antibacterial activity
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Paper

Excitation wavelength independent visible color emission of carbon dots

The same carbon dots emit strong long-wavelength multiple colors under one single excitation wavelength when dispersed in different solvents or polymers.

Graphical abstract: Excitation wavelength independent visible color emission of carbon dots
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Paper

Co-immobilization of glucose oxidase and catalase for enhancing the performance of a membraneless glucose biofuel cell operated under physiological conditions

Catalytic activity and enzymatic biofuel cell performance are improved by using glucose oxidase (GOx)-catalase co-immobilized catalyst (CNT/PEI/(GOx-Cat)).

Graphical abstract: Co-immobilization of glucose oxidase and catalase for enhancing the performance of a membraneless glucose biofuel cell operated under physiological conditions
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Open Access Paper

Dry writing of highly conductive electrodes on papers by using silver nanoparticle–graphene hybrid pencils

The development of paper electronics would enable realization of extremely cheap devices for portable, disposable, and environmentally-benign electronics.

Graphical abstract: Dry writing of highly conductive electrodes on papers by using silver nanoparticle–graphene hybrid pencils
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
Paper

Superhydrophobic meshes that can repel hot water and strong corrosive liquids used for efficient gravity-driven oil/water separation

The superhydrophobic meshes that repel hot water and strong corrosive liquids were used for the separation of oil from harsh water conditions.

Graphical abstract: Superhydrophobic meshes that can repel hot water and strong corrosive liquids used for efficient gravity-driven oil/water separation
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day USA
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About this collection

A collection showcasing the variety of facets of nanotechnology, with applications including smart windows, fingerprint imaging, invisible ink, and even dust-repellent mirrors. New concepts in Nanoscale Horizons, high impact articles in Nanoscale, and important advances in Nanoscale Advances all exemplify the rapidly evolving field of nanotechnology. For National Nanotechnology Day 2018 we are celebrating how nanotechnology might touch our daily lives and where it might be headed in the future.


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