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Themed collection Celebrating 60 years of the Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter

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Celebrating 60 years of the Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter

Qingdong Zheng, Xueyuan Chen, Maochun Hong, Rong Cao, and Zhang Lin introduce this Nanoscale themed collection to celebrate the 60 year anniversary of the Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Graphical abstract: Celebrating 60 years of the Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter
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CO direct esterification to dimethyl oxalate and dimethyl carbonate: the key functional motifs for catalytic selectivity

The key functional motifs for the selectivity have been discussed in detail in this review. The isolated Pd is conducive for dimethyl carbonate (DMC), while the aggregated Pd is beneficial for dimethyl oxalate (DMO).

Graphical abstract: CO direct esterification to dimethyl oxalate and dimethyl carbonate: the key functional motifs for catalytic selectivity
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Structure and performance of the LiFePO4 cathode material: from the bulk to the surface

An overview of Li-ion transfer from the electrolyte to the solid–solution interface and then to the bulk.

Graphical abstract: Structure and performance of the LiFePO4 cathode material: from the bulk to the surface
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Luminescent lanthanide metal–organic framework nanoprobes: from fundamentals to bioapplications

This minireview summarizes the recent advances in the emerging field of luminescent Ln-MOF nanoprobes, covering from fundamental insights to bioapplications.

Graphical abstract: Luminescent lanthanide metal–organic framework nanoprobes: from fundamentals to bioapplications
Review Article

Surface-coordinated metal–organic framework thin films (SURMOFs) for electrocatalytic applications

This review first summarizes surface-coordinated metal–organic framework thin films (SURMOFs) for electrocatalytic applications.

Graphical abstract: Surface-coordinated metal–organic framework thin films (SURMOFs) for electrocatalytic applications
Review Article

Cation-doping matters in caesium lead halide perovskite nanocrystals: from physicochemical fundamentals to optoelectronic applications

The most recent advances in cation-doped all-inorganic cesium lead halide perovskite nanocrystals are comprehensively reviewed in this review.

Graphical abstract: Cation-doping matters in caesium lead halide perovskite nanocrystals: from physicochemical fundamentals to optoelectronic applications
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Communication

Homoleptic alkynyl-protected gold nanoclusters with unusual compositions and structures

Two homoleptic alkynyl-protected gold nanoclusters with a metal-to-ligand ratio different from known Aun(SR)m or Aux(C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CR)y clusters are reported.

Graphical abstract: Homoleptic alkynyl-protected gold nanoclusters with unusual compositions and structures
Communication

Coordination tailoring of water-labile 3D MOFs to fabricate ultrathin 2D MOF nanosheets

A coordination tailoring top-down delamination strategy involving the controllable partial disassembly of a water-labile 3D MOF has been explored to fabricate ultrathin 2D MOF nanosheets.

Graphical abstract: Coordination tailoring of water-labile 3D MOFs to fabricate ultrathin 2D MOF nanosheets
Communication

Synthesis and characterization of a nanocluster-based silver(I) tert-butylethynide compound with a large second-harmonic generation response

A new nanocluster-based silver(I) tert-butylethynide compound, namely, (tBuC[triple bond, length as m-dash]CAg)2(Ag4SiW12O40)(DMSO)6, was obtained and found to exhibit a large second-harmonic generation response.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and characterization of a nanocluster-based silver(i) tert-butylethynide compound with a large second-harmonic generation response
Communication

A high-performance silicon photoanode enabled by oxygen vacancy modulation on NiOOH electrocatalyst for water oxidation

NiFe nanoparticles which are deposited onto the n-Si/Ni/NiOOH photoanode surface lead to high OER performance by acting as a co-catalyst and creating oxygen vacancies.

Graphical abstract: A high-performance silicon photoanode enabled by oxygen vacancy modulation on NiOOH electrocatalyst for water oxidation
Communication

Single-photon upconversion in 6-pentaceneone crystal from bulk to ultrathin flakes

Phonon-assisted single-photon upconversion was first discovered in a new 6-pentaceneone crystal, which can be mechanically exfoliated layer by layer.

Graphical abstract: Single-photon upconversion in 6-pentaceneone crystal from bulk to ultrathin flakes
Communication

Ligand-assisted capping growth of self-supporting ultrathin FeNi-LDH nanosheet arrays with atomically dispersed chromium atoms for efficient electrocatalytic water oxidation

Ligand-assisted capping grown ultrathin FeNi-LDH nanosheet arrays with atomically dispersed Cr atoms afford an exceptional activity for the oxygen evolution reaction.

Graphical abstract: Ligand-assisted capping growth of self-supporting ultrathin FeNi-LDH nanosheet arrays with atomically dispersed chromium atoms for efficient electrocatalytic water oxidation
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Effect of Rh valence state and doping concentration on the structure and photocatalytic H2 evolution in (Nb,Rh) codoped TiO2 nanorods

(Nb,Rh) codoped TiO2 nanorods exhibit strong visible light absorption and efficient photocatalytic performance for hydrogen production.

Graphical abstract: Effect of Rh valence state and doping concentration on the structure and photocatalytic H2 evolution in (Nb,Rh) codoped TiO2 nanorods
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Defected vanadium bronzes as superb cathodes in aqueous zinc-ion batteries

Defect-engineered vanadium bronzes with ultra-fast zinc-ion diffusion kinetics and excellent stability were created by a two-pronged strategy as cathode materials in aqueous zinc-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Defected vanadium bronzes as superb cathodes in aqueous zinc-ion batteries
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MoIV3⋯[O8Mo4]3 Lewis acid–base cluster pairs: highly efficient and stable Lewis catalysis fields frustrated in crystalline nanoclusters

A new concept of a Lewis catalysis field built of frustrated Lewis acid⋯base cluster pairs has been proposed.

Graphical abstract: MoIV3⋯[O8Mo4]3 Lewis acid–base cluster pairs: highly efficient and stable Lewis catalysis fields frustrated in crystalline nanoclusters
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A thieno-isoindigo derivative-based conjugated polymer nanoparticle for photothermal therapy in the NIR-II bio-window

Here, a thieno-isoindigo derivative-based Donor–Acceptor (D–A) polymer, which exhibited excellent absorption characteristics from the NIR-I to NIR-II window, was prepared for photothermal therapy.

Graphical abstract: A thieno-isoindigo derivative-based conjugated polymer nanoparticle for photothermal therapy in the NIR-II bio-window
Open Access Paper

Indirect-to-direct band gap transition and optical properties of metal alloys of Cs2Te1−xTixI6: a theoretical study

In recent years, double perovskites have attracted considerable attention as potential candidates for photovoltaic applications.

Graphical abstract: Indirect-to-direct band gap transition and optical properties of metal alloys of Cs2Te1−xTixI6: a theoretical study
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High-performance amorphous organic semiconductor-based vertical field-effect transistors and light-emitting transistors

Two kinds of vertical organic optoelectronic devices were constructed based on amorphous organic semiconductors and high device performances were achieved.

Graphical abstract: High-performance amorphous organic semiconductor-based vertical field-effect transistors and light-emitting transistors
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Three ring-shaped Zr(IV)-substituted silicotungstates: syntheses, structures and their properties

Three ring-shaped Zr(IV)-substituted silicotungstates built by the different cluster units of {α-/β-SiW10}/{Zr2}, {β-SiW10}/{Zr2}/{Zr2B}, and {β-SiW10}/{Zr2B}/{Zr2B2} respectively, been made and their related properties have been investigated.

Graphical abstract: Three ring-shaped Zr(iv)-substituted silicotungstates: syntheses, structures and their properties
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The partition principles for atomic-scale structures and their physical properties: application to the nonlinear optical crystal material KBe2BO3F2

The contribution of F ions to the SHG process must be partitioned among 4 metal-centered groups.

Graphical abstract: The partition principles for atomic-scale structures and their physical properties: application to the nonlinear optical crystal material KBe2BO3F2
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Controllable growth of carbon nanosheets in the montmorillonite interlayers for high-rate and stable anode in lithium ion battery

A novel insertable and pseudocapacitive Li+ ion material of highly ordered layered montmorillonite/carbon is explored.

Graphical abstract: Controllable growth of carbon nanosheets in the montmorillonite interlayers for high-rate and stable anode in lithium ion battery
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Tuning the pore structures and photocatalytic properties of a 2D covalent organic framework with multi-branched photoactive moieties

An effective strategy to incorporate accessible metalloporphyrin photoactive sites into 2D COFs by establishing a 3D local connection for highly efficient photocatalysis was developed.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the pore structures and photocatalytic properties of a 2D covalent organic framework with multi-branched photoactive moieties
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Strong influence of strain gradient on lithium diffusion: flexo-diffusion effect

Strain gradient provides a new approach to tune and optimize the lithium diffusion in Lithium ion battery applications.

Graphical abstract: Strong influence of strain gradient on lithium diffusion: flexo-diffusion effect
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Localized surface plasmon resonance enhanced visible-light-driven CO2 photoreduction in Cu nanoparticle loaded ZnInS solid solutions

Cu nanoparticle loaded ZnInS solid solutions were designed and applied as visible-light-driven photocatalysts for efficient CO2 photoreduction.

Graphical abstract: Localized surface plasmon resonance enhanced visible-light-driven CO2 photoreduction in Cu nanoparticle loaded ZnInS solid solutions
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Ni or FeO nanocrystal-integrated hollow (solid) N-doped carbon nanospheres: preparation, characterization and electrochemical properties

N-Doped carbon nano(micro)spheres have been rationally designed, successfully synthesized and used as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries, showing excellent lithium storage properties and superior reversibility.

Graphical abstract: Ni or FeO nanocrystal-integrated hollow (solid) N-doped carbon nanospheres: preparation, characterization and electrochemical properties
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Topological transformation of LDH nanosheets to highly dispersed PtNiFe nanoalloys enhancing CO oxidation performance

Highly dispersed nanoalloys with a tailored metal–oxide interface are pivotal in developing advanced catalysts with superior performance for applications.

Graphical abstract: Topological transformation of LDH nanosheets to highly dispersed PtNiFe nanoalloys enhancing CO oxidation performance
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Nonlinear optical ASnX (A = Na, H; X = N, P) nanosheets with divalent tin lone electron pair effect by first-principles design

Divalent tin Sn2+ lone electron pairs can induce strong second harmonic generation density in 2D NaSnP and HSnN structures.

Graphical abstract: Nonlinear optical ASnX (A = Na, H; X = N, P) nanosheets with divalent tin lone electron pair effect by first-principles design
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Zn2+ stabilized Pd clusters with enhanced covalent metal–support interaction via the formation of Pd–Zn bonds to promote catalytic thermal stability

Zn2+-Modified MgAl-LDH with ultra-low Pd cluster loading was synthesized. The higher adsorption energy and strong covalent metal–support interaction via forming Pd–Zn bonds over Pd/ZnMgAl-LDH account for the robust catalytic performance.

Graphical abstract: Zn2+ stabilized Pd clusters with enhanced covalent metal–support interaction via the formation of Pd–Zn bonds to promote catalytic thermal stability
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Synthesis and optical properties of a Y3(Al/Ga)5O12:Ce3+,Cr3+,Nd3+ persistent luminescence nanophosphor: a promising near-infrared-II nanoprobe for biological applications

Y3(Al/Ga)5O12:Ce3+,Cr3+,Nd3+ nanocrystals with strong persistent luminescence in the NIR-II spectral region, which are highly desired for bioimaging, have been synthesized by a salt microemulsion method.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and optical properties of a Y3(Al/Ga)5O12:Ce3+,Cr3+,Nd3+ persistent luminescence nanophosphor: a promising near-infrared-II nanoprobe for biological applications
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Near-infrared-excited upconversion photodynamic therapy of extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii based on lanthanide nanoparticles

This work reports a novel strategy to combat extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii via NIR-responsive UCNPs-based PDT.

Graphical abstract: Near-infrared-excited upconversion photodynamic therapy of extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii based on lanthanide nanoparticles
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Construction of heterostructured NiFe2O4-C nanorods by transition metal recycling from simulated electroplating sludge leaching solution for high performance lithium ion batteries

This work provides a potential direction for high performance lithium ion battery anodes by recycling metals from electroplating sludge.

Graphical abstract: Construction of heterostructured NiFe2O4-C nanorods by transition metal recycling from simulated electroplating sludge leaching solution for high performance lithium ion batteries
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Lewis-base containing spiro type hole transporting materials for high-performance perovskite solar cells with efficiency approaching 20%

Lewis base group containing spiro-type hole conductors (spiro-CN-OMeTAD and spiro-PS-OMeTAD) have been synthesized to be HTMs. This study provides an alternative strategy for the molecular design of better HTMs in high-performance Perovskite solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Lewis-base containing spiro type hole transporting materials for high-performance perovskite solar cells with efficiency approaching 20%
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Enhancing photocatalytic H2 evolution on In2S3/mesoporous TiO2 nanocomposites via one-pot microwave-assisted synthesis using an ionic liquid

Presented are In2S3/mesoporous TiO2 nanocomposites showing a high H2 generation activity prepared by a one-pot microwave-assisted method using an ionic liquid.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing photocatalytic H2 evolution on In2S3/mesoporous TiO2 nanocomposites via one-pot microwave-assisted synthesis using an ionic liquid
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Pt–Co truncated octahedral nanocrystals: a class of highly active and durable catalysts toward oxygen reduction

Pt–Co truncated octahedral nanocrystals were synthesized and evaluated as a class of highly active and durable catalysts toward oxygen reduction.

Graphical abstract: Pt–Co truncated octahedral nanocrystals: a class of highly active and durable catalysts toward oxygen reduction
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Multi-praseodymium-and-tungsten bridging octameric tellurotungstate and its 2D honeycomb composite film for detecting estrogen

A novel multi-praseodymium-and-tungsten bridging octameric tellurotungstate was prepared and successfully utilized to construct Au-modified aptamer biosensors toward the detection of 17β-estradiol.

Graphical abstract: Multi-praseodymium-and-tungsten bridging octameric tellurotungstate and its 2D honeycomb composite film for detecting estrogen
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Uniform Pt nanoparticles supported on urchin-like mesoporous TiO2 hollow spheres as stable electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction

Pt/UMTHS exhibited better ORR stability than the commercial Pt/C due to the strong metal support interaction and the effect of spatial restriction from the unique structure.

Graphical abstract: Uniform Pt nanoparticles supported on urchin-like mesoporous TiO2 hollow spheres as stable electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction
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In-MOF-derived ultrathin heteroatom-doped carbon nanosheets for improving oxygen reduction

Two types of discrete complexes have been encapsulated in InOF-24 by impregnation method, and are then subjected to pyrolysis with a conversion to the porous carbon material (InFeCo@CNS900).

Graphical abstract: In-MOF-derived ultrathin heteroatom-doped carbon nanosheets for improving oxygen reduction
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Plasmonic nanopapers: flexible, stable and sensitive multiplex PUF tags for unclonable anti-counterfeiting applications

Highly flexible and stable plasmonic nanopaper comprised of silver nanocubes and cellulose nanofibres was fabricated through a self-assembly-assisted vacuum filtration method.

Graphical abstract: Plasmonic nanopapers: flexible, stable and sensitive multiplex PUF tags for unclonable anti-counterfeiting applications
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A solid-state colorimetric fluorescence Pb2+-sensing scheme: mechanically-driven CsPbBr3 nanocrystallization in glass

Herein, it is proposed a brand-new solid-state Pb2+-sensing strategy based on mechanically-driven glass crystallization in a Pb2+-responsive borate glass system.

Graphical abstract: A solid-state colorimetric fluorescence Pb2+-sensing scheme: mechanically-driven CsPbBr3 nanocrystallization in glass
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Effectively modulating vertical tunneling transport by mechanically twisting bilayer graphene within the all-metallic architecture

Modulation of vertical tunneling by twisting BLG within the all-metallic architecture, which regulates the Fermi level and VHSs simultaneously.

Graphical abstract: Effectively modulating vertical tunneling transport by mechanically twisting bilayer graphene within the all-metallic architecture
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Bottom-up preparation of hierarchically porous MOF-modified carbon sphere derivatives for efficient oxygen reduction

Herein, Co nanoparticles on N-doped carbon spheres were prepared by means of a bimetallic ZIF-functionalized carbon sphere precursor. By tuning the Zn dopant content in CoZn-ZIF/CS, CoZn-ZIF/CS-1000 can be conveniently obtained.

Graphical abstract: Bottom-up preparation of hierarchically porous MOF-modified carbon sphere derivatives for efficient oxygen reduction
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Nucleobase derived boron and nitrogen co-doped carbon nanosheets as efficient catalysts for selective oxidation and reduction reactions

Nucleobase derived boron and nitrogen co-doped carbon nanosheets were synthesized. The obtained material is highly active and selective in the liquid phase oxidation of ethyl lactate to ethyl pyruvate and the reduction of nitrobenzene to aniline.

Graphical abstract: Nucleobase derived boron and nitrogen co-doped carbon nanosheets as efficient catalysts for selective oxidation and reduction reactions
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Accurate detection of β-hCG in women's serum and cervical secretions for predicting early pregnancy viability based on time-resolved luminescent lanthanide nanoprobes

A strategy based on a LiLuF4:Ce,Tb time-resolved photoluminescence nanoprobe was developed for β-hCG detection in women's serum and cervical secretions for predicting early pregnancy viability.

Graphical abstract: Accurate detection of β-hCG in women's serum and cervical secretions for predicting early pregnancy viability based on time-resolved luminescent lanthanide nanoprobes
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About this collection

Guest Edited by Professor Qingdong Zheng, Professor Xueyuan Chen, Professor Maochun Hong, and Professor Rong Cao, who are all affiliated with Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM), Chinese Academy of Sciences and Professor Zhang Lin previously affiliated with FJIRSM of CAS and now based at South China University of Technology.

To celebrate the 60 year anniversary of the FJIRSM of CAS and to highlight the breadth of high quality work in the institute, this collection covers fundamental research in all branches of nanoscience and nanotechnology. We hope you enjoy reading this collection.

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