Themed collection Nanoscale Horizons 2022 Lunar New Year Collection
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 PP bonds, P(2)–P(4) with two lone pairs on one P atom and that with all P atoms having three sp3 bonds.
Engineering a photosensitizer nanoplatform for amplified photodynamic immunotherapy via tumor microenvironment modulation
A photosensitizer-based nanoplatform demonstrated amplified photodynamic immunotherapy by tumor microenvironment modulation.
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.
About this collection
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.
Congratulations to all of the authors whose articles have been featured!