Themed collection Nanoscale Horizons 2022 Lunar New Year Collection

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Toward printable solar cells based on PbX colloidal quantum dot inks

This review summarizes the advances in solar cells based on PbX CQD inks, including both lab-scale and large-area photovoltaic devices.

Graphical abstract: Toward printable solar cells based on PbX colloidal quantum dot inks
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Focus

Nanoarchitectonics: what's coming next after nanotechnology?

The nanoarchitectonics concept has the ability to bridge nanoscale science and visual size materials. The final goal of nanoarchitectonics approaches is the creation of living-creature-like functional material systems from simple nanoscale objects.

Graphical abstract: Nanoarchitectonics: what's coming next after nanotechnology?
From the themed collection: 2021 Horizons Outstanding Paper Award Winners
Review Article

Lanthanide upconversion and downshifting luminescence for biomolecules detection

In this review article, we focus on recent advances in the detection of biomolecule activities based on lanthanide luminescent systems, including UCNPs, Ln-MOFs, and lanthanide organic complexes.

Graphical abstract: Lanthanide upconversion and downshifting luminescence for biomolecules detection
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Review Article

Toward the creation of high-performance heterogeneous catalysts by controlled ligand desorption from atomically precise metal nanoclusters

This review describes state-of-art techniques and knowledge on the creation of high-performance heterogeneous catalysts using atomically precise metal nanoclusters.

Graphical abstract: Toward the creation of high-performance heterogeneous catalysts by controlled ligand desorption from atomically precise metal nanoclusters
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Boolean logic gate based on DNA strand displacement for biosensing: current and emerging strategies

The integration of various materials and technologies enables the intelligent SDLG biosensor to detect the different types of targets with high sensitivity and generate diversified output signals.

Graphical abstract: Boolean logic gate based on DNA strand displacement for biosensing: current and emerging strategies
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Communication

A double helical 4H assembly pattern with secondary hierarchical complexity in an Ag70 nanocluster crystal

A new Ag70(TBBT)42(TPP)5 nanocluster with a decahedral Ag23 core is reported which show the complex secondary structure of a double helical 4H (DH4H) close packing pattern in its crystal lattice.

Graphical abstract: A double helical 4H assembly pattern with secondary hierarchical complexity in an Ag70 nanocluster crystal
Communication

Prominent nonequilibrium effects beyond the standard first-principles approach in nanoscale electronic devices

With steady-state density functional theory (SS-DFT), we predict a novel type of nonequilibrium effect that is beyond the DFT based method, which explains ‘puzzling’ transport properties of silane molecules observed in experiments.

Graphical abstract: Prominent nonequilibrium effects beyond the standard first-principles approach in nanoscale electronic devices
Communication

Gene-editing by CRISPR–Cas9 in combination with anthracycline therapy via tumor microenvironment-switchable, EGFR-targeted, and nucleus-directed nanoparticles for head and neck cancer suppression

The smart nanoparticles may provide a combinatorial spatiotemporal platform against tumors for chemotherapy and the CRISPR/Cas gene-editing system with the advantages of a tumor pH response, active EGFR targeting, and nuclear localization.

Graphical abstract: Gene-editing by CRISPR–Cas9 in combination with anthracycline therapy via tumor microenvironment-switchable, EGFR-targeted, and nucleus-directed nanoparticles for head and neck cancer suppression
Communication

Selective visible-light driven highly efficient photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to C2H5OH by two-dimensional Cu2S monolayers

Low limiting potential, high product selectivity, strong visible light absorbance and satisfactory band edge positions make Cu2S monolayers a very compelling photocatalyst for CO2 reduction.

Graphical abstract: Selective visible-light driven highly efficient photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to C2H5OH by two-dimensional Cu2S monolayers
Communication

Twisted light induced magnetic anisotropy changes in an interlayer exchange coupling system

All-optical switching of magnetic materials, particularly done by the laser beam with orbital angular momentum, is a potential method for realizing high-efficiency and high-speed data writing in spintronics devices.

Graphical abstract: Twisted light induced magnetic anisotropy changes in an interlayer exchange coupling system
Communication

Selective photocatalytic production of CH4 using Zn-based polyoxometalate as a nonconventional CO2 reduction catalyst

We report the synthesis of Zn-based polyoxometalate (ZnPOM) and its application in photocatalytic CO2 reduction to CH4.

Graphical abstract: Selective photocatalytic production of CH4 using Zn-based polyoxometalate as a nonconventional CO2 reduction catalyst
From the themed collection: A collection of 2021 articles
Communication

Ferroptosis/pyroptosis dual-inductive combinational anti-cancer therapy achieved by transferrin decorated nanoMOF

Novel nanoMof (Tf-LipoMof@PL) can induce both ferroptosis and pyroptosis by iron and ROS enrichment, which provides new choices for anti-cancer therapy.

Graphical abstract: Ferroptosis/pyroptosis dual-inductive combinational anti-cancer therapy achieved by transferrin decorated nanoMOF
Communication

Highly stable Pd/HNb3O8-based flexible humidity sensor for perdurable wireless wearable applications

A Pd/HNb3O8 flexible humidity sensor is developed with long-term stability at a high humidity level (∼90% RH). Using the sensor, wireless monitoring of human respirations and finger moisture variation under exercise is successfully demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Highly stable Pd/HNb3O8-based flexible humidity sensor for perdurable wireless wearable applications
From the themed collection: A collection of 2021 articles
Communication

Origin of layer-dependent SERS tunability in 2D transition metal dichalcogenides

Exploring the influence of interlayer interaction on SERS performance by using 2D PtSe2 and ReS2 with different numbers of layers as the research objects.

Graphical abstract: Origin of layer-dependent SERS tunability in 2D transition metal dichalcogenides
Communication

High-performance tricolored white lighting electroluminescent devices integrated with environmentally benign quantum dots

Tricolored white lighting quantum dot-light-emitting diodes comprising three environmentally benign primary color emitters of II–VI blue and green ZnSeTe and I–III–VI red Zn–Cu–In–S QDs are demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: High-performance tricolored white lighting electroluminescent devices integrated with environmentally benign quantum dots
Communication

Ferroelectric polymer-based artificial synapse for neuromorphic computing

Recently, various efforts have been made to implement synaptic characteristics with a ferroelectric field-effect transistor (FeFET), but in-depth physical analyses have not been reported thus far.

Graphical abstract: Ferroelectric polymer-based artificial synapse for neuromorphic computing
From the themed collection: 2021 Horizons Outstanding Paper Award Winners
Communication

Near-infrared small molecule coupled with rigidness and flexibility for high-performance multimodal imaging-guided photodynamic and photothermal synergistic therapy

A simple π-conjugated oligomer nanotheranostic with intrinsic multifunctionality was developed for 808 nm laser-triggered effective NIR-II fluorescence/photoacoustic imaging and photodynamic/photothermal synergistic therapy.

Graphical abstract: Near-infrared small molecule coupled with rigidness and flexibility for high-performance multimodal imaging-guided photodynamic and photothermal synergistic therapy
Communication

Self-passivation leads to semiconducting edges of black phosphorene

Freshly cleaved BPNR edges are reconstructed into highly stable ones dominated by three bond configurations: double P[double bond, length as m-dash]P bonds, P(2)–P(4) with two lone pairs on one P atom and that with all P atoms having three sp3 bonds.

Graphical abstract: Self-passivation leads to semiconducting edges of black phosphorene
Communication

Engineering a photosensitizer nanoplatform for amplified photodynamic immunotherapy via tumor microenvironment modulation

A photosensitizer-based nanoplatform demonstrated amplified photodynamic immunotherapy by tumor microenvironment modulation.

Graphical abstract: Engineering a photosensitizer nanoplatform for amplified photodynamic immunotherapy via tumor microenvironment modulation
From the themed collection: A collection of 2021 articles
Communication

Self-assembling a natural small molecular inhibitor that shows aggregation-induced emission and potentiates antitumor efficacy

Self-assembled dasatinib nanoparticles exhibited aggregation-induced emission with high antitumor activity.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembling a natural small molecular inhibitor that shows aggregation-induced emission and potentiates antitumor efficacy
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To mark the Lunar New Year, this web collection features some of the most popular articles published in Nanoscale Horizons in 2021 by corresponding authors based in Asia.

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