Themed collection Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular 2021 Articles
Radiative heat transfer at the nanoscale: experimental trends and challenges
Beyond the usual surface-to-surface Planck's law of thermal radiation, nanoscale radiative heat transfer is experiencing a revolution.
Switching to the brighter lane: pathways to boost the absorption of lanthanide-doped nanoparticles
The use of organic dyes, semiconductors, and plasmonic nanostructures are three of the most promising strategies to make lanthanide-doped nanoparticles brighter by means of increasing their absorption capabilities.
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.
Chitin and chitosan on the nanoscale
Nanochitin and nanochitosan are nanowhiskers combining the structural strength of nanocellulose with the versatile chemistry of chitin/chitosan. We review their fabrication, properties and uses, with a focus on recent progress.
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.
Targeted liposomal drug delivery: a nanoscience and biophysical perspective
By varying biophysical properties of drug-loaded liposomes such as size, head-group chemistry and polarity, fluidity, rigidity, and PEGylation, their effects on both passive and active targeting are reviewed with cancer therapy as the main example.
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.
Covalent modification of franckeite with maleimides: connecting molecules and van der Waals heterostructures
We show that thiol–ene-like “click” chemistry can be used to decorate franckeite, a naturally occurring van der Waals heterostructure with maleimide reagents. In this way, we provide a pathway towards 2D–2D–0D mixed-dimensional heterostructures.
A plasmon-based nanoruler to probe the mechanical properties of synthetic and biogenic nanosized lipid vesicles
A plasmon-based “stiffness nanoruler” paves the way for a cost-effective and high-throughput determination of the mechanical properties of synthetic and biogenic nanometric vesicles at a collective level.
Enhancing subcutaneous injection and target tissue accumulation of nanoparticles via co-administration with macropinocytosis inhibitory nanoparticles (MiNP)
Macropinocytosis inhibitory nanoparticles reduce non-specific uptake of an “effector” nanoparticle by cells of the mononuclear phagocyte system thereby, allowing for greater accumulation and uptake of targeted nanoparticles in tissues of interest.
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.
Tumor-targeted gene therapy with lipid nanoparticles inhibits tumor-associated adipocytes and remodels the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment in triple-negative breast cancer
In breast cancer model, we identified C–C Motif Chemokine Ligand 2 (CCL2) as the key mediator which is secreted by tumor associated adipocytes, and developed targeted lipid-protamine-DNA (LPD) nanoparticles to locally “trap” CCL2 to ameliorate the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment.
Synthesis of monodisperse high entropy alloy nanocatalysts from core@shell nanoparticles
Annealing core@shell nanoparticles (NPs) yields high-entropy alloy NPs. Owing to their dispersed Pt/Pd content and low elemental diffusivity, they exhibit enhanced electrocatalytic performance and durability for the oxygen reduction reaction.
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.
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.
Immunostimulatory silica nanoparticle boosts innate immunity in brain tumors
An immunostimulatory nanoparticle was specifically designed to boost the local innate immune compartment of brain tumors leading to a robust antitumor immune response.
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.
Real-time insight into nanostructure evolution during the rapid formation of ultra-thin gold layers on polymers
At the nascence of a metal–polymer hybrid material primarily vertical Au dimers and free adatoms diffuse on and into the polymer matrix revealed in situ by sub-millisecond time-resolved surface-sensitive X-ray scattering (GISAXS).
Engineering a photosensitizer nanoplatform for amplified photodynamic immunotherapy via tumor microenvironment modulation
A photosensitizer-based nanoplatform demonstrated amplified photodynamic immunotherapy by tumor microenvironment modulation.
Prediction of room-temperature ferromagnetism and large perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in a planar hypercoordinate FeB3 monolayer
Predicted ferromagnetic FeB3 monolayer simultaneously possesses the high transition temperature and large perpendicular anisotropy, leading to great potentials in highly efficient spintronic applications.
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