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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
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

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
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

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
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

Group 6 transition metal dichalcogenide nanomaterials: synthesis, applications and future perspectives

Looking at the science and production methods of group 6 transition metal dichalcogenide (MoS2, WSe2, etc.) nanomaterials from the viewpoint of technological applications.

Graphical abstract: Group 6 transition metal dichalcogenide nanomaterials: synthesis, applications and future perspectives
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

2D transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets for photo/thermo-based tumor imaging and therapy

TMD nanosheets exhibit promising applications for both photo/thermo-based tumor bioimaging and therapy.

Graphical abstract: 2D transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets for photo/thermo-based tumor imaging and therapy
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Communication

A location- and sharpness-specific tactile electronic skin based on staircase-like nanowire patches

A new stretchable tactile electronic skin sensor that could sense touch, location and sharpness is presented.

Graphical abstract: A location- and sharpness-specific tactile electronic skin based on staircase-like nanowire patches
From the themed collection: Winners of the Outstanding Paper prize 2018
Communication

A tumor treatment strategy based on biodegradable BSA@ZIF-8 for simultaneously ablating tumors and inhibiting infection

Biodegradable BSA@ZIF-8 can treat cancer by tumor microwave ablation, while simultaneously inhibiting bacteria and resisting infection.

Graphical abstract: A tumor treatment strategy based on biodegradable BSA@ZIF-8 for simultaneously ablating tumors and inhibiting infection
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Au3Cu tetrapod nanocrystals: highly efficient and metabolizable multimodality imaging-guided NIR-II photothermal agents

Au3Cu tetrapod nanocrystals were synthesized. After surface modification, the obtained monodisperse Au3Cu@PEG-Cy5,FA showed great potential as a fluorescence imaging and MSOT imaging-guided photothermal agent in the NIR-II region, which could be metabolized in vitro after treatment.

Graphical abstract: Au3Cu tetrapod nanocrystals: highly efficient and metabolizable multimodality imaging-guided NIR-II photothermal agents
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Separating and enhancing the green and red emissions of NaYF4:Yb3+/Er3+ by sandwiching them into photonic crystals with different bandgaps

Rational control of the multiple emission outputs and achieving single-band and strong luminescence of Ln3+ doped upconversion nanoparticles is highly desirable for their applications in sensor and display fields.

Graphical abstract: Separating and enhancing the green and red emissions of NaYF4:Yb3+/Er3+ by sandwiching them into photonic crystals with different bandgaps
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

High-temperature driven inter-valley carrier transfer and significant fluorescence enhancement in multilayer WS2

A high-temperature driven carrier transfer process of multilayer WS2 is proposed and demonstrated for significant fluorescence emission enhancement.

Graphical abstract: High-temperature driven inter-valley carrier transfer and significant fluorescence enhancement in multilayer WS2
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Activating basal plane in NiFe layered double hydroxide by Mn2+ doping for efficient and durable oxygen evolution reaction

Reducing Mn2+ ions were doped to tailor the electronic structure of Ni and Fe sites in NiFe-layered double hydroxides.

Graphical abstract: Activating basal plane in NiFe layered double hydroxide by Mn2+ doping for efficient and durable oxygen evolution reaction
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Percolation in networks of 1-dimensional objects: comparison between Monte Carlo simulations and experimental observations

This work directly compares the percolation threshold of silver nanowire networks to predictions from Monte Carlo simulations, focusing particularly on incorporating the impact of real world imperfections. This SEM image of silver nanowire networks compared to MATLAB simulation based on the physical characteristics of the sample.

Graphical abstract: Percolation in networks of 1-dimensional objects: comparison between Monte Carlo simulations and experimental observations
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Zinc oxide–black phosphorus composites for ultrasensitive nitrogen dioxide sensing

ZnO–BP composites exhibit high sensitivity, fast response behavior, outstanding selectivity, and ultralow detection limit towards nitrogen dioxide due the large surface area, excellent carrier mobility, and enhanced charge transfer of ZnO–BP in the presence of BP. Moreover, the introduction of ZnO significantly enhances BP environmental stability.

Graphical abstract: Zinc oxide–black phosphorus composites for ultrasensitive nitrogen dioxide sensing
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

None of us is the same as all of us: resolving the heterogeneity of extracellular vesicles using single-vesicle, nanoscale characterization with resonance enhanced atomic force microscope infrared spectroscopy (AFM-IR)

An innovative high-resolution nano-bio-spectroscopy approach to identify nanoscale differences in the structural composition of individual stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles.

Graphical abstract: None of us is the same as all of us: resolving the heterogeneity of extracellular vesicles using single-vesicle, nanoscale characterization with resonance enhanced atomic force microscope infrared spectroscopy (AFM-IR)
From the themed collection: Winners of the Outstanding Paper prize 2018
Communication

pH-Triggered self-assembly and hydrogelation of cyclic peptide nanotubes confined in water micro-droplets

The controlled one-dimensional supramolecular polymerization of synthetic building blocks in confined spaces constitutes a key challenge to simplify the understanding of the fundamental physical principles behind the behavior of more complex encapsulated polymer networks.

Graphical abstract: pH-Triggered self-assembly and hydrogelation of cyclic peptide nanotubes confined in water micro-droplets
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Understanding charge transfer and recombination by interface engineering for improving the efficiency of PbS quantum dot solar cells

In Mg-doped ZnO/PbS QDHSCs, a spike structure is formed between the QDs and the “electron acceptor”, which improved charge collection efficiency.

Graphical abstract: Understanding charge transfer and recombination by interface engineering for improving the efficiency of PbS quantum dot solar cells
Open Access Communication

Improving analyte selectivity by post-assembly modification of metal–organic framework based photonic crystal sensors

The porous nature and tailorable host–guest interactions of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), cast into a 1D photonic crystal architecture, provide a versatile platform for specific and selective sorption, which can be exploited for chemo-optical sensing.

Graphical abstract: Improving analyte selectivity by post-assembly modification of metal–organic framework based photonic crystal sensors
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

Graphdiyne: a superior carbon additive to boost the activity of water oxidation catalysts

Graphdiyne with a highly π-conjugated structure of sp- and sp2-hybridized carbon networks serves as a superior carbon additive to boost the activity of water oxidation catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Graphdiyne: a superior carbon additive to boost the activity of water oxidation catalysts
Communication

Nanoscale membrane architecture of healthy and pathological red blood cells

Red blood cells present a complex cell plasma membrane architecture with submicrometric organization leading to nanomechanical heterogeneities.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscale membrane architecture of healthy and pathological red blood cells
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
Open Access Communication

MBene (MnB): a new type of 2D metallic ferromagnet with high Curie temperature

Inspired by 3D MAB, we propose a new concept of 2D MBenes, among which MnB metal exhibits stable ferromagnetism (FM) and high Curie temperature.

Graphical abstract: MBene (MnB): a new type of 2D metallic ferromagnet with high Curie temperature
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

Growth of high-quality covalent organic framework nanosheets at the interface of two miscible organic solvents

A facile approach for growth of COF nanosheets at the interface of two miscible organic solvents is designed and employed.

Graphical abstract: Growth of high-quality covalent organic framework nanosheets at the interface of two miscible organic solvents
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Chemical induced fragmentation of MOFs for highly efficient Ni-based hydrogen evolution catalysts

NH3 induces chemical fragmentation of the ligands in MOFs below their carbonization temperature and effectively removes the ligands.

Graphical abstract: Chemical induced fragmentation of MOFs for highly efficient Ni-based hydrogen evolution catalysts
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Size dependent surface reconstruction in detonation nanodiamonds

Sub 3 nm diamond particles show size- and shape-dependent surface reconstructions, which have significant impact to their functionality and performance.

Graphical abstract: Size dependent surface reconstruction in detonation nanodiamonds
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
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: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Nematic structuring of transparent and multifunctional nanocellulose papers

Nematic structuring of nanocellulose fibers is proposed as a strategy for exploiting the full potential of the multifunctional transparent papers of nanocellulose.

Graphical abstract: Nematic structuring of transparent and multifunctional nanocellulose papers
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
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