Themed collection Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021

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Materials engineering, processing, and device application of hydrogel nanocomposites

The integration of patterning technologies and functional hydrogel nanocomposites enables their advanced device applications such as sensors, actuators, energy devices, and tissue engineering scaffolds.

Graphical abstract: Materials engineering, processing, and device application of hydrogel nanocomposites
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Recent progress in indoor organic photovoltaics

Organic photovoltaics are a promising candidate for indoor applications. Recent progresses in optimization of indoor photovoltaic materials and devices, and the key strategies to optimize the indoor photovoltaic characteristics will be discussed.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in indoor organic photovoltaics
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Recent progress and advances in the environmental applications of MXene related materials

MXenes are a new type of two-dimensional (2D) transition metal carbide or carbonitride material with a 2D structure similar to graphene.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress and advances in the environmental applications of MXene related materials
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Recent advances in two-dimensional ferromagnetism: materials synthesis, physical properties and device applications

The recent advances in 2D ferromagnets are reviewed, including materials synthesis, ferromagnetism modulation, physical properties, and potential device applications.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in two-dimensional ferromagnetism: materials synthesis, physical properties and device applications
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Integrated nano-architectured photocatalysts for photochemical CO2 reduction

Recent advances in nanotechnology, especially the development of integrated nanostructured materials, have offered unprecedented opportunities for photocatalytic CO2 reduction.

Graphical abstract: Integrated nano-architectured photocatalysts for photochemical CO2 reduction
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Conductive-bridging random-access memories for emerging neuromorphic computing

This review covers CBRAM-based artificial synapses and neurons towards emerging computing applications from the operation principles of CBRAMs to state-of-the-art experimental demonstrations.

Graphical abstract: Conductive-bridging random-access memories for emerging neuromorphic computing
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Fundamental understanding of the acidic oxygen evolution reaction: mechanism study and state-of-the-art catalysts

A systematic summary of the acidic OER catalytic mechanism and catalysts is given, and some experimental phenomena are explained.

Graphical abstract: Fundamental understanding of the acidic oxygen evolution reaction: mechanism study and state-of-the-art catalysts
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Functionalized mesoporous SBA-15 silica: recent trends and catalytic applications

Various strategies to functionalize SBA-15 mesoporous silica have been reviewed with a view to evaluating its efficacy in different catalytic transformation reactions.

Graphical abstract: Functionalized mesoporous SBA-15 silica: recent trends and catalytic applications
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Recent advances in two-dimensional-material-based sensing technology toward health and environmental monitoring applications

Low dimensional materials based sensors have improved the detection strategy for sensing complex substances present in environment and human body.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in two-dimensional-material-based sensing technology toward health and environmental monitoring applications
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Self-healing conductive hydrogels: preparation, properties and applications

The self-healing mechanism and applications of conductive self-healing hydrogels are summarized and their future development direction is presented.

Graphical abstract: Self-healing conductive hydrogels: preparation, properties and applications
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
Communication

FRACTAL: Signal amplification of immunofluorescence via cyclic staining of target molecules

We demonstrate a novel signal amplification technique that can amplify the signal intensity of immunofluorescence staining via simple cyclic staining of secondary antibodies.

Graphical abstract: FRACTAL: Signal amplification of immunofluorescence via cyclic staining of target molecules
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
Communication

Efficient growth and characterization of one-dimensional transition metal tellurides inside carbon nanotubes

Confinement of van der Waals materials inside 1D carbon nanotubes leads to properties not observed in the bulk.

Graphical abstract: Efficient growth and characterization of one-dimensional transition metal tellurides inside carbon nanotubes
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
Communication

Assembling well-arranged covalent organic frameworks on MOF-derived graphitic carbon for remarkable formaldehyde sensing

A novel core–shell structured MOF-GC@COF heterostructure was synthesized with high sensing performance toward formaldehyde is presented.

Graphical abstract: Assembling well-arranged covalent organic frameworks on MOF-derived graphitic carbon for remarkable formaldehyde sensing
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
Communication

Mesoporous carbon host material for stable lithium metal anode

Lithium metal is promising anode material for next-generation battery system. Here, mesoporous carbon material is applied as a host material and it extends Li metal's cycle life.

Graphical abstract: Mesoporous carbon host material for stable lithium metal anode
Communication

A two-dimensional Ru@MXene catalyst for highly selective ambient electrocatalytic nitrogen reduction

Compared with the traditional Haber–Bosch process, electrochemical ammonia synthesis has attracted much attention owing to its low energy consumption, low pollution potential, and sustainability.

Graphical abstract: A two-dimensional Ru@MXene catalyst for highly selective ambient electrocatalytic nitrogen reduction
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
Communication

Hierarchical CuO@ZnCo LDH heterostructured nanowire arrays toward enhanced water oxidation electrocatalysis

As a durable electrocatalyst for water oxidation, a hierarchical heterostructured CuO@ZnCo layered double hydroxide nanowire array on a copper foil requires a low overpotential of 270 mV to attain 10 mA cm−2 in 1.0 M KOH.

Graphical abstract: Hierarchical CuO@ZnCo LDH heterostructured nanowire arrays toward enhanced water oxidation electrocatalysis
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
Communication

Water-induced fluorescence enhancement of lead-free cesium bismuth halide quantum dots by 130% for stable white light-emitting devices

We proposed a strategy of employing water-induced Cs3Bi2Br9/BiOBr nanocomposites to achieve a substantial enhancement in photoluminescence quantum yield by ∼130%.

Graphical abstract: Water-induced fluorescence enhancement of lead-free cesium bismuth halide quantum dots by 130% for stable white light-emitting devices
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Plasmon-driven protodeboronation reactions in nanogaps

Hot charge carriers created by plasmons break the C–B bond of 4-mercaptophenylboronic acid, transforming it into benzenethiol in nanogaps.

Graphical abstract: Plasmon-driven protodeboronation reactions in nanogaps
From the themed collection: Advances in Plasmonics and Its Applications
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An all-in-one theranostic nanoplatform based on upconversion dendritic mesoporous silica nanocomposites for synergistic chemodynamic/photodynamic/gas therapy

A NO-release platform based on upconversion dendritic mesoporous silica nanocomposites was invented for combined imaging-guided synergistic chemodynamic/photodynamic/gas therapy.

Graphical abstract: An all-in-one theranostic nanoplatform based on upconversion dendritic mesoporous silica nanocomposites for synergistic chemodynamic/photodynamic/gas therapy
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Broadband polarization-insensitive and wide-angle solar energy absorber based on tungsten ring-disc array

We find that the solar energy absorption efficiency is high under a solar spectrum at AM 1.5, and it also has polarization-independence and incidence insensitivity. Our absorber has the widest operating band compared with similar absorbers reported previously.

Graphical abstract: Broadband polarization-insensitive and wide-angle solar energy absorber based on tungsten ring-disc array
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Security use of the chiral photonic film made of helical liquid crystal structures

We designed a security-enhanced anti-counterfeiting tag using chiral photonic crystal films, which has polarization-dependent transmission color changes.

Graphical abstract: Security use of the chiral photonic film made of helical liquid crystal structures
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Preparation of periodic mesoporous organosilica with large mesopores using silica colloidal crystals as templates

Periodic mesoporous organosilicas with precisely controlled pore sizes (>10 nm) were prepared using silica colloidal crystals as a template.

Graphical abstract: Preparation of periodic mesoporous organosilica with large mesopores using silica colloidal crystals as templates
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Nanocomposite desalination membranes made of aromatic polyamide with cellulose nanofibers: synthesis, performance, and water diffusion study

Reverse osmosis membranes of aromatic polyamide (PA) reinforced with a crystalline cellulose nanofiber (CNF) were synthesized and their desalination performance was studied.

Graphical abstract: Nanocomposite desalination membranes made of aromatic polyamide with cellulose nanofibers: synthesis, performance, and water diffusion study
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Two-dimensional electronic devices modulated by the activation of donor-like states in boron nitride

A two-dimensional (2D) layered material-based p–n diode is an essential element in the modern semiconductor industry for facilitating the miniaturization and structural flexibility of devices with high efficiency for future optoelectronic and electronic applications.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional electronic devices modulated by the activation of donor-like states in boron nitride
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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A direct Z-scheme PtS2/arsenene van der Waals heterostructure with high photocatalytic water splitting efficiency

To overcome current serious energy and environmental issues, photocatalytic water splitting holds great promise because it requires only solar energy as an energy input to produce hydrogen.

Graphical abstract: A direct Z-scheme PtS2/arsenene van der Waals heterostructure with high photocatalytic water splitting efficiency
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Dual-sensitized upconversion-assisted, triple-band absorbing luminescent solar concentrators

Luminescent solar concentrator-photovoltaic systems (LSC-PV) harvest solar light by using transparent photoluminescent plates, which is expected to be particularly useful for building-integrated PV applications.

Graphical abstract: Dual-sensitized upconversion-assisted, triple-band absorbing luminescent solar concentrators
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Enhanced carrier transport by transition metal doping in WS2 field effect transistors

Both generalized atomic doping and localized contact decoration using transition metal, Cu, can significantly improve the contact condition and enhance the carrier transport of two-dimensional semiconductors.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced carrier transport by transition metal doping in WS2 field effect transistors
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Bi-MOF derived micro/meso-porous Bi@C nanoplates for high performance lithium-ion batteries

Micro/meso-porous Bi@C nanoplates are synthesized by pyrolyzing Bi-based MOFs prepared by a microwave-assisted hydrothermal method to overcome huge volume expansion and pulverization of anode materials during battery operation.

Graphical abstract: Bi-MOF derived micro/meso-porous Bi@C nanoplates for high performance lithium-ion batteries
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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In situ semi-transformation from heterometallic MOFs to Fe–Ni LDH/MOF hierarchical architectures for boosted oxygen evolution reaction

Design an in-situ semi-transformation strategy for the development of Fe-Ni LDH/MOF hierarchical architecture exhibiting large accessible surface, open electron transport channel and multiple active sites to promote the electrocatalytic capacity.

Graphical abstract: In situ semi-transformation from heterometallic MOFs to Fe–Ni LDH/MOF hierarchical architectures for boosted oxygen evolution reaction
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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The coexistence of threshold and memory switching characteristics of ALD HfO2 memristor synaptic arrays for energy-efficient neuromorphic computing

Coexistence of threshold and memory switching characteristics of ALD HfO2 memristor synaptic arrays for energy-efficient neuromorphic computing.

Graphical abstract: The coexistence of threshold and memory switching characteristics of ALD HfO2 memristor synaptic arrays for energy-efficient neuromorphic computing
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Implementation of an electrically modifiable artificial synapse based on ferroelectric field-effect transistors using Al-doped HfO2 thin films

Biological synaptic behaviors such as short-/long-term plasticity were implemented by ferroelectric polarization switching dynamics of Al-doped HfO2 ferroelectric gate insulators.

Graphical abstract: Implementation of an electrically modifiable artificial synapse based on ferroelectric field-effect transistors using Al-doped HfO2 thin films
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Origin of ferromagnetism and the effect of doping on Fe3GeTe2

Fe3GeTe2 is found to have antiferromagnetic ground state spin order in its stoichiometric phase. It is a defect and doping that make this material ferromagnetic.

Graphical abstract: Origin of ferromagnetism and the effect of doping on Fe3GeTe2
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Size- and temperature-dependent photoluminescence spectra of strongly confined CsPbBr3 quantum dots

Lead-halide perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) are receiving much attention as a potential high-quality source of photons due to their superior luminescence properties in comparison to other semiconductor NCs.

Graphical abstract: Size- and temperature-dependent photoluminescence spectra of strongly confined CsPbBr3 quantum dots
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Ni/Co bimetallic organic framework nanosheet assemblies for high-performance electrochemical energy storage

Multilayer NiCo-MOF nanosheet assemblies hold great potential as an electrode material for EES equipment. A facile one-pot synthesis procedure, high capacity and stable performance are prominent features of multilayer NiCo-MOF materials.

Graphical abstract: Ni/Co bimetallic organic framework nanosheet assemblies for high-performance electrochemical energy storage
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Engineering macrophage-derived exosomes for targeted chemotherapy of triple-negative breast cancer

A macrophage exosome coated nanoplatform for targeted chemotherapy of triple-negative breast cancer.

Graphical abstract: Engineering macrophage-derived exosomes for targeted chemotherapy of triple-negative breast cancer
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Gold nanoclusters as electrocatalysts: size, ligands, heteroatom doping, and charge dependences

Results of this study provide clear design guidelines for developing highly active electrocatalysts using thiolate-protected gold and alloy clusters.

Graphical abstract: Gold nanoclusters as electrocatalysts: size, ligands, heteroatom doping, and charge dependences
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Oxygen vacancy control as a strategy to achieve highly reliable hafnia ferroelectrics using oxide electrode

Recently, hafnia ferroelectrics with two spontaneous polarization states have attracted marked attention for non-volatile, super-steep switching devices, and neuromorphic application due to their fast switching, scalability, and CMOS compatibility.

Graphical abstract: Oxygen vacancy control as a strategy to achieve highly reliable hafnia ferroelectrics using oxide electrode
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Utilization of metal–organic frameworks for the adsorptive removal of an aliphatic aldehyde mixture in the gas phase

Considerable efforts have been undertaken in the domain of air quality management for the removal of hazardous volatile organic compounds, particularly carbonyl compounds (CCs).

Graphical abstract: Utilization of metal–organic frameworks for the adsorptive removal of an aliphatic aldehyde mixture in the gas phase
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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In vivo photothermal inhibition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection by in situ templated formulation of pathogen-targeting phototheranostics

Herein, pathogen-targeting phototheranostic nanoparticles, Van-OA@PPy, are in situ developed for efficient elimination of MRSA infection, which is reflected by dual-modality magnetic resonance and photoacoustic imaging.

Graphical abstract: In vivo photothermal inhibition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection by in situ templated formulation of pathogen-targeting phototheranostics
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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A robust Mn@FeNi-S/graphene oxide nanocomposite as a high-efficiency catalyst for the non-enzymatic electrochemical detection of hydrogen peroxide

Synthesis procedure of a Mn@FeNi-S/GO nanocomposite and its characterization and electrocatalytic performance.

Graphical abstract: A robust Mn@FeNi-S/graphene oxide nanocomposite as a high-efficiency catalyst for the non-enzymatic electrochemical detection of hydrogen peroxide
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Naturally derived honeycomb-like N,S-codoped hierarchical porous carbon with MS2 (M = Co, Ni) decoration for high-performance Li–S battery

A 3D electrocatalyst designed by ginkgo-nut derived porous carbon with CoS2 nanoparticles decoration exhibits a high Li–S battery performance. This is ascribed to a high binding energy towards LiPSs and a low Li+ diffusion energy barrier of CoS2.

Graphical abstract: Naturally derived honeycomb-like N,S-codoped hierarchical porous carbon with MS2 (M = Co, Ni) decoration for high-performance Li–S battery
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Facile in situ fabrication of biomorphic Co2P-Co3O4/rGO/C as an efficient electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction

Biomorphic Co2P-Co3O4/rGO/C, consisting of Co2P-Co3O4 heterogeneous particles and rGO sheets on a C substrate, is in situ fabricated using G+ bacteria as both a P source and template, which leads to good electrocatalytic performances for the ORR.

Graphical abstract: Facile in situ fabrication of biomorphic Co2P-Co3O4/rGO/C as an efficient electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Enhanced sodium storage kinetics by volume regulation and surface engineering via rationally designed hierarchical porous FeP@C/rGO

The kinetics and dynamic studies demonstrate that the superior sodium storage capability of FeP@C/rGO is attributed to the rational designed hierarchical porous nanoarchitecture with a high capacitive contribution and a small volume expansion.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced sodium storage kinetics by volume regulation and surface engineering via rationally designed hierarchical porous FeP@C/rGO
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Under-oil self-driven and directional transport of water on a femtosecond laser-processed superhydrophilic geometry-gradient structure

We report a simple, flexible and substrate-independent method for pumpless under-oil directional transport of water.

Graphical abstract: Under-oil self-driven and directional transport of water on a femtosecond laser-processed superhydrophilic geometry-gradient structure
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Enhanced activity of vancomycin by encapsulation in hybrid magnetic nanoparticles conjugated to a cell-penetrating peptide

We describe a novel antibiotic delivery system based on magnetic nanoparticles (NPs) conjugated to a cell-penetrating peptide (CPP).

Graphical abstract: Enhanced activity of vancomycin by encapsulation in hybrid magnetic nanoparticles conjugated to a cell-penetrating peptide
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Quinone/ester-based oxygen functional group-incorporated full carbon Li-ion capacitor for enhanced performance

Lithium ion capacitors (LICs) are regarded as one of the most promising energy storage devices since they can bridge the gap between lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors.

Graphical abstract: Quinone/ester-based oxygen functional group-incorporated full carbon Li-ion capacitor for enhanced performance
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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A simple fluorescence aptasensor for gastric cancer exosome detection based on branched rolling circle amplification

Exosomes are membrane nanovesicles carrying molecular information that may reflect the biological and genetic characteristics of their parent cells.

Graphical abstract: A simple fluorescence aptasensor for gastric cancer exosome detection based on branched rolling circle amplification
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Inkjet printed uniform quantum dots as color conversion layers for full-color OLED displays

We proposed a new full-color display framework QD-OLEDs, where blue OLEDs are used as pump light, and red and green QDs are printed on color filters as color conversion layers.

Graphical abstract: Inkjet printed uniform quantum dots as color conversion layers for full-color OLED displays
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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Photomultiplication type organic photodetectors based on electron tunneling injection

PM type OPDs are firstly achieved based on electron tunneling injection with electron-only transport properties.

Graphical abstract: Photomultiplication type organic photodetectors based on electron tunneling injection
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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An aqueous synthesis of porous PtPd nanoparticles with reversed bimetallic structures for highly efficient hydrogen generation from ammonia borane hydrolysis

Porous PtPd NPs with reversed bimetallic structures from Pd-on-Pt to Pt-on-Pd can be one-pot prepared in aqueous solution under the modulation of [C16mim]Cl and glycine and show superior catalytic activities for AB hydrolysis to produce hydrogen.

Graphical abstract: An aqueous synthesis of porous PtPd nanoparticles with reversed bimetallic structures for highly efficient hydrogen generation from ammonia borane hydrolysis
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Lunar New Year Collection 2021
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To mark the Lunar New Year, this web collection features some of the most popular articles published in Nanoscale in 2020 by corresponding authors based in Asia.

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