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Recent advances in white light-emitting diodes of carbon quantum dots

In this mini review, we update the latest research in the design of high-performance WLEDs with different correlated color temperatures by tuning the red component using red emissive CQDs and single-component white emissive CQDs.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in white light-emitting diodes of carbon quantum dots
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Recent advances in pristine tri-metallic metal–organic frameworks toward the oxygen evolution reaction

This minireview summarizes the synthesis strategies to access trimetallic MOFs and their catalytic performances toward the oxygen evolution reaction.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in pristine tri-metallic metal–organic frameworks toward the oxygen evolution reaction
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Controlled polymer crystal/two-dimensional material heterostructures for high-performance photoelectronic applications

The recent development of thin polymer films fabricated on the surfaces of various 2D nanomaterials for high-performance photoelectronic devices is reviewed, with control of the molecular and crystalline structures of the polymers on the 2D surface.

Graphical abstract: Controlled polymer crystal/two-dimensional material heterostructures for high-performance photoelectronic applications
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Functional carbon nitride materials for water oxidation: From heteroatom doping to interface engineering

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Fog-collecting surface mimicking the Namib beetle: water collection efficiency and its influencing factors

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Plasmonically enabled two-dimensional material-based optoelectronic devices

The recent progress in the use of surface plasmons to improve the performance of two-dimensional material-based optoelectronic devices is discussed.

Graphical abstract: Plasmonically enabled two-dimensional material-based optoelectronic devices
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Spatially controlled lateral heterostructures of graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides toward atomically thin and multi-functional electronics

This review demonstrates growth and electronic applications of lateral heterostructures of graphene and TMDs, highlighting key technologies controlling wafer-scale growth of continuous films for practical applications.

Graphical abstract: Spatially controlled lateral heterostructures of graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides toward atomically thin and multi-functional electronics
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Recent Progress in Indoor Organic Photovoltaics

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Defect engineering in two-dimensional electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution

Defect engineering could provide rich active sites, optimized electronic structure and intimate anchoring of active species, displaying multiple roles in promoting the electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction.

Graphical abstract: Defect engineering in two-dimensional electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution
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Recent advances of novel ultrathin two-dimensional silicon carbides from a theoretical perspective

Compared to graphene with semimetallic features, two-dimensional (2D) silicon carbide (Si–C) materials constitute another highly promising family for opto-electronic applications owing to their intrinsic electronic gaps.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances of novel ultrathin two-dimensional silicon carbides from a theoretical perspective
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Nanoscale boron carbonitride semiconductors for photoredox catalysis

Ceramic boron carbon nitrides are utilized as semiconductor for solar energy conversion. The photocatalyst provides a low-cost, robust, metal-free, and ambient method for sustainable photosynthesis.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscale boron carbonitride semiconductors for photoredox catalysis
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A mini-review: emerging all-solid-state energy storage electrode materials for flexible devices

New technologies for future electronics such as personal healthcare devices and foldable smartphones require emerging developments in flexible energy storage devices as power sources.

Graphical abstract: A mini-review: emerging all-solid-state energy storage electrode materials for flexible devices
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Copper chalcogenide materials as photothermal agents for cancer treatment

This work for the first time reviews the recent research progress of copper-based chalcogenide photothermal materials.

Graphical abstract: Copper chalcogenide materials as photothermal agents for cancer treatment
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Light-activated nanozymes: catalytic mechanisms and applications

Introducing light to nanomaterial-based enzyme mimics, nanozymes, allowed a diverse range of applications from biosensor development, environmental remediation to therapeutics.

Graphical abstract: Light-activated nanozymes: catalytic mechanisms and applications
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3D printing of bioinspired textured surfaces with superamphiphobicity

The advances in 3D printing of bioinspired textured surfaces with superamphiphobicity are summarized.

Graphical abstract: 3D printing of bioinspired textured surfaces with superamphiphobicity
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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
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Transforming lanthanide and actinide chemistry with nanoparticles

This minireview summarizes and discusses recent progress on the use of nanoparticles in lanthanide and actinide chemistry. We examine different types of nanoparticles and critically analyze their performance in a comparative mode.

Graphical abstract: Transforming lanthanide and actinide chemistry with nanoparticles
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Polyoxometalate-based composite materials in electrochemistry: state-of-the-art progress and future outlook

This review summarizes some representative advances in PCMs with electrochemical applications in the past ten years, expecting to provide some useful guidance for future research.

Graphical abstract: Polyoxometalate-based composite materials in electrochemistry: state-of-the-art progress and future outlook
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Rational design, synthesis, adsorption principles and applications of metal oxide adsorbents: a review

An understanding of the adsorption process and mechanisms is beneficial for the rational design and applications of metal oxide adsorbents.

Graphical abstract: Rational design, synthesis, adsorption principles and applications of metal oxide adsorbents: a review
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Semiconducting crystalline inorganic–organic hybrid metal halide nanochains

One-dimensional (1D) inorganic–organic metal halide hybrids at the molecular level, which can be considered as arrays of nanochains isolated by organic components, have shown remarkable optical and electric properties.

Graphical abstract: Semiconducting crystalline inorganic–organic hybrid metal halide nanochains
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Atomic-level separation of thiolate-protected metal clusters

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Functional nanoarrays for investigating stem cell fate and function

An overview of the recent progress of nanoarray synthesis and applications for controlling stem cell fate and monitoring live cell functions.

Graphical abstract: Functional nanoarrays for investigating stem cell fate and function
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Flexible 3D carbon cloth as a high-performing electrode for energy storage and conversion

The wide ranging and critical roles of flexible 3D carbon cloth in current energy storage and conversion are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Flexible 3D carbon cloth as a high-performing electrode for energy storage and conversion
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Recent advances of catalysts, electrolytes and electrode engineering for Nitrogen reduction reaction at ambient conditions

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From metal–organic frameworks to porous carbon materials: recent progress and prospects from energy and environmental perspectives

Transforming MOFs into metal-free carbons is bringing the novel potential for MOFs to achieve industrialization owing to their with highly crystalline porous structures, showing great potential on the energy storage and environmental applications.

Graphical abstract: From metal–organic frameworks to porous carbon materials: recent progress and prospects from energy and environmental perspectives
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Copper-based homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts for electrochemical water oxidation

The recent progress in the development of homogeneous and heterogeneous Cu-based WOCs for electrochemical catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Copper-based homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts for electrochemical water oxidation
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Ultrathin Pd-based nanosheets: syntheses, properties and applications

Research advances on the syntheses, properties and applications of ultrathin Pd-based nanosheets are summarized.

Graphical abstract: Ultrathin Pd-based nanosheets: syntheses, properties and applications
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Nanoparticle Formulated Vaccine: Opportunities and Challenges

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Bridge engineering in photocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis

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Interfacial and structural modifications in perovskite solar cells

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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
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An overview of the optical properties and applications of black phosphorus

Since the year 2014, when scientists first obtained black phosphorus using a sticky tape to peel the layers off, it has attracted tremendous interest as a novel two-dimensional material.

Graphical abstract: An overview of the optical properties and applications of black phosphorus
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Peculiar piezoelectricity of atomically thin planar structures

The real realm and recent advances of piezoelectricity after thinning down to two-dimensional materials have been introduced.

Graphical abstract: Peculiar piezoelectricity of atomically thin planar structures
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Advanced nanotechnology for hypoxia-associated antitumor therapy

Two major strategies of using and overcoming hypoxia in advanced nanotechnology.

Graphical abstract: Advanced nanotechnology for hypoxia-associated antitumor therapy
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Recent progress in synthesis and application of mussel-inspired adhesives

This review article gives an overview of the molecular adhesion mechanisms and recent development of mussel inspired functional adhesives.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in synthesis and application of mussel-inspired adhesives
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Photocorrosion inhibition of CdS-based catalysts for photocatalytic overall water splitting

The urgent need for clean and renewable energy drives the exploration of effective strategies to produce hydrogen.

Graphical abstract: Photocorrosion inhibition of CdS-based catalysts for photocatalytic overall water splitting
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