Themed collection Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular 2021 Articles

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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.

Graphical abstract: Radiative heat transfer at the nanoscale: experimental trends and challenges
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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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.

Graphical abstract: Switching to the brighter lane: pathways to boost the absorption of lanthanide-doped nanoparticles
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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

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.

Graphical abstract: Chitin and chitosan on the nanoscale
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

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.

Graphical abstract: Targeted liposomal drug delivery: a nanoscience and biophysical perspective
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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

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.

Graphical abstract: Covalent modification of franckeite with maleimides: connecting molecules and van der Waals heterostructures
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular 2021 Articles
Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: A plasmon-based nanoruler to probe the mechanical properties of synthetic and biogenic nanosized lipid vesicles
From the themed collection: A collection of 2021 articles
Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing subcutaneous injection and target tissue accumulation of nanoparticles via co-administration with macropinocytosis inhibitory nanoparticles (MiNP)
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

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.

Graphical abstract: Tumor-targeted gene therapy with lipid nanoparticles inhibits tumor-associated adipocytes and remodels the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment in triple-negative breast cancer
From the themed collection: A collection of 2021 articles
Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of monodisperse high entropy alloy nanocatalysts from core@shell nanoparticles
From the themed collection: 2021 Horizons Outstanding Paper Award Winners
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

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

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.

Graphical abstract: Immunostimulatory silica nanoparticle boosts innate immunity in brain tumors
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular 2021 Articles
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

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).

Graphical abstract: Real-time insight into nanostructure evolution during the rapid formation of ultra-thin gold layers on polymers
From the themed collection: A collection of 2021 articles
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

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.

Graphical abstract: Prediction of room-temperature ferromagnetism and large perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in a planar hypercoordinate FeB3 monolayer
From the themed collection: A collection of 2021 articles
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