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Plasmonics with two-dimensional semiconductors: from basic research to technological applications
Herein, we discuss the features, applications, open challenges and prospects of plasmonics with various classes of two-dimensional semiconductors “beyond graphene”.
Recent advances in the nanoengineering of electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction
Go nano, go active: the performance of catalysts for electrocatalytic CO2 reduction can be improved by a range of nanoengineering strategies. Through these strategies, the catalyst's morphology, electronic structures and surrounding environment are finely tuned on a nanoscale.
Plasmonic metal–semiconductor photocatalysts and photoelectrochemical cells: a review
This article gives a comprehensive review of plasmonic metal–semiconductor photocatalysts and photoelectrochemical cells with an emphasis on materials design.
Technical challenges of working with extracellular vesicles
Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) are gaining interest as central players in liquid biopsies, with potential applications in diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic guidance in most pathological conditions.
Gold nanoparticle-based colorimetric biosensors
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) provide excellent platforms for the development of colorimetric biosensors as they can be easily functionalised, displaying different colours depending on their size, shape and state of aggregation.
Preparation of MoS2/TiO2 based nanocomposites for photocatalysis and rechargeable batteries: progress, challenges, and perspective
In this review, we first summarize the recent progress in MoS2/TiO2-based nanomaterials for applications in photocatalysis and rechargeable batteries.
Fabrication of hierarchical CoP nanosheet@microwire arrays via space-confined phosphidation toward high-efficiency water oxidation electrocatalysis under alkaline conditions
Hierarchical CoP nanosheet@microwire array on nickel foam (CoP NS@MW/NF) was developed as water oxidation electrocatalyst, with overpotential of 296 mV to drive 100 mA cm−2 in 1.0 M KOH.
Electrohydrodynamic printing of silver nanowires for flexible and stretchable electronics
High-resolution, large-scale printing of highly conductive AgNWs for flexible and stretchable electronics using EHD printing is presented. The printed patterns show the smallest line width of 45 μm and electrical conductivity as high as ∼5.6 × 106 S m−1. AgNW-based wearable heaters and ECG electrodes are fabricated.
An ultra-small NiFe2O4 hollow particle/graphene hybrid: fabrication and electromagnetic wave absorption property
Ultra-small NiFe2O4 hollow particles, with the diameter and wall thickness of only 6 and 1.8 nm, respectively, were anchored on a graphene surface, showing an excellent electromagnetic wave absorption property.
Functional liquid structures by emulsification of graphene and other two-dimensional nanomaterials
Pickering emulsions stabilised with nanomaterials provide routes to a range of functional macroscopic assemblies.
Graphitic and oxidised high pressure high temperature (HPHT) nanodiamonds induce differential biological responses in breast cancer cell lines
We show here that oxidised nanodiamonds show improved biocompatibility compared to graphitic nanodiamonds when applied in living cells.
Nanoscale synchrotron X-ray speciation of iron and calcium compounds in amyloid plaque cores from Alzheimer's disease subjects
Synchrotron soft X-ray nano-imaging and spectromicroscopy reveals iron and calcium biomineralization in Alzheimer's disease amyloid plaques.
Spray coating of the PCBM electron transport layer significantly improves the efficiency of p-i-n planar perovskite solar cells
The p-i-n structure for perovskite solar cells has recently shown significant advantages in minimal hysteresis effects, and scalable manufacturing potential using low-temperature solution processing.
Highly efficient charge transfer through a double Z-scheme mechanism by a Cu-promoted MoO3/g-C3N4 hybrid nanocomposite with superior electrochemical and photocatalytic performance
A visible light-induced double Z-scheme charge transfer mechanism for H2 generation and Cr(VI) reduction over the Cu-MoO3/g-C3N4 composite.
Monolayer and bilayer polyaniline C3N: two-dimensional semiconductors with high thermal conductivity
Lateral and flexural thermal transport processes in monolayer and bilayer C3N are systematically investigated using MD simulation.
Complete amplitude and phase control of light using broadband holographic metasurfaces
An X-shaped metasurface is proposed to achieve full, continuous, and broadband control of both the amplitude and phase of visible light.
Co2P quantum dot embedded N, P dual-doped carbon self-supported electrodes with flexible and binder-free properties for efficient hydrogen evolution reactions
Co2P quantum dots embedded in N, P dual-doped carbon on carbon cloth, as hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) electrode, present superb activity and stability.
Design of a porous cobalt sulfide nanosheet array on Ni foam from zeolitic imidazolate frameworks as an advanced electrode for supercapacitors
A porous Co9S8 nanosheet array on Ni foam can be realized via a facile 2D ZIF templated method.
Synthesis of garlic skin-derived 3D hierarchical porous carbon for high-performance supercapacitors
A three-dimensional hierarchical porous carbon is synthesized via a facile chemical activation route with garlic skin as the precursor and KOH as the activating agent.
Low-force spectroscopy on graphene membranes by scanning tunneling microscopy
The subtle interaction between a tip and an atomically thin graphene membrane in tunneling contact can be used for nonindenting force spectroscopy. This was applied to a freestanding single layer of graphene and permitted the detection of Young's modulus.
Synergetic effects of Fe3+ doped spinel Li4Ti5O12 nanoparticles on reduced graphene oxide for high surface electrode hybrid supercapacitors
High capacitance (13.2 μA h cm−2) double layer hybrid supercapacitor consisting of reduced graphene oxide/Fe doped Li4Ti5O12 (rGO/LTO) and graphite.
White light emission in Bi3+/Mn2+ ion co-doped CsPbCl3 perovskite nanocrystals
Taking advantage of the cooperation between the excitonic transition of the CsPbCl3 perovskite NC host and the intrinsic emissions from Bi3+ and Mn2+ ions, white light emission was developed in the codoped CsPbCl3 NCs.
Mechanisms of the oxygen reduction reaction on B- and/or N-doped carbon nanomaterials with curvature and edge effects
The curvature and edge effects on ORR activities of both isolated B/N doped and BN codoped carbon nanomaterials are investigated.
In vivo formation of protein corona on gold nanoparticles. The effect of their size and shape
A detailed study is presented of in vivo protein corona formation on anisotropic gold nanoparticles, after blood circulation in mice.
3D interconnected porous carbon nanosheets/carbon nanotubes as a polysulfide reservoir for high performance lithium–sulfur batteries
3D interconnected porous carbon nanosheets/carbon nanotubes as the host for lithium–sulfur batteries are synthesized via a simple one-pot pyrolysis strategy.
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