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.
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.
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.
Functional carbon nitride materials for water oxidation: From heteroatom doping to interface engineering
Fog-collecting surface mimicking the Namib beetle: water collection efficiency and its influencing factors
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.
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.
Recent Progress in Indoor Organic Photovoltaics
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3D printing of bioinspired textured surfaces with superamphiphobicity
The advances in 3D printing of bioinspired textured surfaces with superamphiphobicity are summarized.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Atomic-level separation of thiolate-protected metal clusters
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.
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.
Recent advances of catalysts, electrolytes and electrode engineering for Nitrogen reduction reaction at ambient conditions
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.
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.
Ultrathin Pd-based nanosheets: syntheses, properties and applications
Research advances on the syntheses, properties and applications of ultrathin Pd-based nanosheets are summarized.
Nanoparticle Formulated Vaccine: Opportunities and Challenges
Bridge engineering in photocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis
Interfacial and structural modifications in perovskite solar cells
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.
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.
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.
Advanced nanotechnology for hypoxia-associated antitumor therapy
Two major strategies of using and overcoming hypoxia in advanced nanotechnology.
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.
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.