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Material strategies for function enhancement in plasmonic architectures

Plasmonic materials are promising for applications in enhanced sensing, energy, and advanced optical communications.

Graphical abstract: Material strategies for function enhancement in plasmonic architectures
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Amplifying inorganic chirality using liquid crystals

We summarize the current progress of amplifying inorganic chirality using liquid crystals. Chiral interactions between inorganic components and liquid crystals, representative applications, and the perspectives of this field are presented.

Graphical abstract: Amplifying inorganic chirality using liquid crystals
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Recent progress in polydiacetylene mechanochromism

This mini review summarizes recent progress in polydiacetylene (PDA) mechanochromism, with a special focus on the quantitative and nanoscopic data that have emerged in recent years.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in polydiacetylene mechanochromism
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Recent advances in flexible and wearable sensors for monitoring chemical molecules

This review focuses on the wearability of chemical sensors and analyzes pros and cons relating to practical wearable applications. We also discuss the current challenges and outlook relating to flexible and wearable chemical sensors.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in flexible and wearable sensors for monitoring chemical molecules
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Photocatalytic polymer nanomaterials for the production of high value compounds

Nanotechnology has provided a platform for producing new photocatalytic materials, where the reduction in length scales has been used to amplify the efficiency of these light active materials.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic polymer nanomaterials for the production of high value compounds
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RNA Cancer Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology-mediated RNA Therapy

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Circularly polarized luminescent porous crystalline nanomaterials

An overview of generation, regulation and amplification of circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) in porous crystalline nanomaterials by direct synthesis, chirality induction or adaption, and symmetry breaking pathways.

Graphical abstract: Circularly polarized luminescent porous crystalline nanomaterials
From the themed collection: Nanoscale 2022 Emerging Investigators
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Pulmonary delivery of mucosal nanovaccines

Mucosal vaccines can elicit both systemic and mucosal immunity to treat/prevent local mucosal or distant or systemic immune diseases and infection.

Graphical abstract: Pulmonary delivery of mucosal nanovaccines
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Enrichment of high-purity large-diameter semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes

Recent progress on the enrichment of high-purity large-diameter semiconducting SWNTs and their application in optoelectronic devices are summarized.

Graphical abstract: Enrichment of high-purity large-diameter semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Emerging dynamic memristors for neuromorphic reservoir computing

This work reviews the state-of-the-art physical reservoir computing systems based on dynamic memristors integrating with unique nonlinear dynamics and short-term memory behavior. The key characteristics, challenges and perspectives are also discussed.

Graphical abstract: Emerging dynamic memristors for neuromorphic reservoir computing
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Conductive metal and covalent organic frameworks for electrocatalysis: design principles, recent progress and perspective

A minireview covering the design principles, recent progress and perspective of conductive MOF/COF based electrocatalysts is made.

Graphical abstract: Conductive metal and covalent organic frameworks for electrocatalysis: design principles, recent progress and perspective
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Effect of light intensity on solar-driven interfacial steam generation

We reviewed the recent progress on solar-driven interfacial steam generation under different optical intensities and provided energy and water management strategies to improve evaporation performance.

Graphical abstract: Effect of light intensity on solar-driven interfacial steam generation
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Molecular design of heterogeneous electrocatalysts using tannic acid-derived metal–phenolic networks

Recently emerged metal phenolic networks (MPNs) show promise as molecularly designable heterogeneous electrocatalysts for various electrochemical reactions owing to their unique features.

Graphical abstract: Molecular design of heterogeneous electrocatalysts using tannic acid-derived metal–phenolic networks
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Artificial interphase engineering to stabilize aqueous zinc metal anodes

In this mini-review, the state-of-the-art knowledge on the rational artificial interphase engineering of zinc metal anodes for high performance aqueous zinc ion batteries are presented.

Graphical abstract: Artificial interphase engineering to stabilize aqueous zinc metal anodes
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Recent advances in the heteroatom doping of perovskite oxides for efficient electrocatalytic reactions

The minireview summarizes the advances in the heteroatom doping of perovskite oxides towards efficient electrocatalytic reactions, based on the classification of different doping sites, A site, B site, O site and dual sites in ABO3 perovskite oxides.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the heteroatom doping of perovskite oxides for efficient electrocatalytic reactions
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Artificial intelligence-powered microfluidics for nanomedicine and materials synthesis

Artificial intelligence-powered microfluidics has greatly promoted the development of nanomedicine and material synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Artificial intelligence-powered microfluidics for nanomedicine and materials synthesis
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Encapsulation of lead halide perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) at the single-particle level: strategies and properties

In this minireview, single-particle-level coated APbX3 NCs are introduced, mainly including their preparations and properties.

Graphical abstract: Encapsulation of lead halide perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) at the single-particle level: strategies and properties
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Three-dimensional artificial chirality towards low-cost and ultra-sensitive enantioselective sensing

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Spin selectivity in chiral metal–halide semiconductors

This minireview elaborately presents the spin selectivity of chiral metal–halide semiconductors in photonic/electronic processes, and their applications in optoelectronic/spintronic devices, with the structure–property relationship highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Spin selectivity in chiral metal–halide semiconductors
From the themed collection: Nanoscale 2022 Emerging Investigators
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Virus-inspired nanosystems for drug delivery

Schematic illustration of virus-inspired nanosystems to overcome physiological barriers in drug delivery.

Graphical abstract: Virus-inspired nanosystems for drug delivery
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Nanomaterial catalysts for organic photoredox catalysis-mechanistic perspective

Photoredox organic transformation have been growing, and this perspective highlights recent advances in mechanistic understanding, providing strategies to construct high efficiency and low-cost photocatalytic systems.

Graphical abstract: Nanomaterial catalysts for organic photoredox catalysis-mechanistic perspective
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Droplet-based nanogenerators for energy harvesting and self-powered sensing

An overview of the development of droplet-based nanogenerators: from droplet properties towards energy harvesting and self-powered sensors.

Graphical abstract: Droplet-based nanogenerators for energy harvesting and self-powered sensing
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Emerging 2D materials for antimicrobial applications in the pre- and post-pandemic era

Infectious diseases caused by viral or bacterial pathogens are one of the most serious threats to humanity. 2D materials can efficiently favor antimicrobial activity and maintain a safer environment to protect people against these pathogens.

Graphical abstract: Emerging 2D materials for antimicrobial applications in the pre- and post-pandemic era
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Rational design of metal oxide catalysts for electrocatalytic water splitting

The review introduces the mechanisms of heterogeneous hydrogen evolution (HER) and oxygen evolution reactions (OER), summarizes in-situ characterization techniques and surveys strategies to boost the activities of metal oxide electrocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Rational design of metal oxide catalysts for electrocatalytic water splitting
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Two-dimensional materials for electrochemical CO2 reduction: materials, in situ/operando characterizations, and perspective

2D materials and in situ and operando characterization techniques for the development of next-generation CO2 conversion systems.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional materials for electrochemical CO2 reduction: materials, in situ/operando characterizations, and perspective
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Review Article

Two-dimensional multiferroics

2D multiferroics achieve multiple functions and new mechanisms through magnetoelectric, piezoelectric, and magnetoelastic coupling phenomena, opening up new research avenues.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional multiferroics
From the themed collection: Nanoscale 2022 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Review Article

Precursor chemistry of metal nitride nanocrystals

We review the chemistry that leads or could lead to colloidal metal nitride nanocrystals, via solution-based methods.

Graphical abstract: Precursor chemistry of metal nitride nanocrystals
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Open Access Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Magnetogenetics: remote activation of cellular functions triggered by magnetic switches

From the themed collection: Nanoscale 2022 Emerging Investigators
Review Article

Vacancy defect engineering of BiVO4 photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting

Vacancy defect engineering of BiVO4 photoanodes including the generation of oxygen vacancies, vanadium vacancies, and bismuth vacancies can tune the electronic structure, promote charge separation, and increase surface photoreaction kinetics.

Graphical abstract: Vacancy defect engineering of BiVO4 photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting
From the themed collection: Nanoscale 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Deep X-ray lithography on “sol–gel” processed noble metal mesoarchitectured films

Noble metal coordination xerogel exhibit solubility switch when exposed to X-rays. The films can be used as recyclable negative tone resists for deep X-ray lithography that can be converted into metallic nanoarchitectured films.

Graphical abstract: Deep X-ray lithography on “sol–gel” processed noble metal mesoarchitectured films
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Communication

Tuning the magnetic properties of NiPS3 through organic-ion intercalation

The intercalation of different organic cations in the layered antiferromagnet NiPS3 yields ferrimagnetic ordering with a molecule-dependent transition temperature. A successful intercalation is demonstrated for bulk crystals and exfoliated flakes.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the magnetic properties of NiPS3 through organic-ion intercalation
From the themed collection: Nanoscale 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Real-time imaging of metallic supraparticle assembly during nanoparticle synthesis

Liquid phase transmission electron microscopy reveals the interparticle interactions and growth mechanism for rapid supraparticle assembly during nanoparticle synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Real-time imaging of metallic supraparticle assembly during nanoparticle synthesis
From the themed collection: Nanoscale 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Templated synthesis enhances the cobalt adsorption capacity of a porous organic polymer

A templated synthetic approach to porous organic polymers, in which branched, rigid monomers are pre-assembled around a target ion before polymerization, can significantly enhance the ion adsorption capacity of the resulting polymer.

Graphical abstract: Templated synthesis enhances the cobalt adsorption capacity of a porous organic polymer
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Communication

Red-emissive nanocrystals of Cs4MnxCd1−xSb2Cl12 layered perovskites

Cs4MnxCd1−xSb2Cl12 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) has been prepared in the form of nanocrystals (NCs). The NCs showed a red emission with a photoluminescence quantum yield of 3.9% obtained after a post-synthesis treatment.

Graphical abstract: Red-emissive nanocrystals of Cs4MnxCd1−xSb2Cl12 layered perovskites
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Communication

Green-to-UV photon upconversion enabled by new perovskite nanocrystal-transmitter-emitter combination

The first example of green (λ > 500 nm)-to-ultraviolet (λ < 400 nm) triplet–triplet annihilation-based photon upconversion sensitized by lead halide perovskite nanocrystals is achieved.

Graphical abstract: Green-to-UV photon upconversion enabled by new perovskite nanocrystal-transmitter-emitter combination
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Communication

Morphological transitions in chemically fueled self-assembly

This work demonstrates the importance of considering the disassembly pathway when designing new chemically fueled self-assembling systems.

Graphical abstract: Morphological transitions in chemically fueled self-assembly
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Communication

Well-defined Co9S8 cages enable the separation of photoexcited charges to promote visible-light CO2 reduction

Well-defined Co9S8 cages with high performance for boosting photo-induced charge separation and transfer are first exploited to promote visible-light CO2 reduction.

Graphical abstract: Well-defined Co9S8 cages enable the separation of photoexcited charges to promote visible-light CO2 reduction
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Communication

Unprecedented neptunyl(V) cation-directed structural variations in Np2Ox compounds

Global minimum searching on Np2Ox (x = 1–7) clusters and computational studies on their chemical bonding, suggests that the Np(V) could act as structural directing role, leading to a mixed-valent Np(III/V) in Np2O4 accessible.

Graphical abstract: Unprecedented neptunyl(v) cation-directed structural variations in Np2Ox compounds
From the themed collection: Nanoscale 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Thermally induced silane dehydrocoupling on porous silicon nanoparticles for ultra-long-acting drug release

An ultra-long-acting drug-releasable (>2 weeks) nano-formulation based on porous silicon nanoparticles (pSiNPs) that are prepared using the thermally induced silane dehydrocoupling, an amphiphilic lipid-coating, and is disclosed for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Thermally induced silane dehydrocoupling on porous silicon nanoparticles for ultra-long-acting drug release
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Tuning the local electronic structure of a single-site Ni catalyst by co-doping a 3D graphene framework with B/N atoms toward enhanced CO2 electroreduction

This work reveals how the local electronic structures of single-site catalysts are tuned to enhance the performance for CO2 electroreduction.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the local electronic structure of a single-site Ni catalyst by co-doping a 3D graphene framework with B/N atoms toward enhanced CO2 electroreduction
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Bulk and surface exsolution produces a variety of Fe-rich and Fe-depleted ellipsoidal nanostructures in La0.6Sr0.4FeO3 thin films

Bulk & surface exsolution of Fe produces various nanostructures in Lanthanum Strontium Ferrite (LSF) thin films.

Graphical abstract: Bulk and surface exsolution produces a variety of Fe-rich and Fe-depleted ellipsoidal nanostructures in La0.6Sr0.4FeO3 thin films
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Green ammonia synthesis using CeO2/RuO2 nanolayers on vertical graphene catalyst via electrochemical route in alkaline electrolyte

The electrochemical synthesis of ammonia using nanolayered catalyst of RuO2 and CeO2 on a 3D-Graphene support at an ambient condition, demonstrates excellent NRR activity with long-term stability.

Graphical abstract: Green ammonia synthesis using CeO2/RuO2 nanolayers on vertical graphene catalyst via electrochemical route in alkaline electrolyte
From the themed collection: Nanoscale 2022 Emerging Investigators
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Transient reshaping of intraband transitions by hot electrons

Hot electrons transiently redshift intraband transitions of colloidal quantum wells when electrons are excited above the band edge.

Graphical abstract: Transient reshaping of intraband transitions by hot electrons
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Dialysis-derived urchin-like supramolecular assembly of tannic acid and paclitaxel with high porosity

We report an unprecedented urchin-like microstructure of paclitaxel and tannic acid that showed high porosity derived by dialysis. The porosity was essential for rapid remodeling with serum proteins for high therapeutic efficacy.

Graphical abstract: Dialysis-derived urchin-like supramolecular assembly of tannic acid and paclitaxel with high porosity
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Open Access Accepted Manuscript - Paper

Noninvasive Near-Infrared Light Triggers Remote Activation of Thermo-Responsive TRPV1 Channels in Neurons Based on Biodegradable/Photothermal Polymer Micelles

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Accepted Manuscript - Paper

Cerium oxide nanozyme attenuates periodontal bone destruction by inhibiting ROS-NFκB pathway

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Accepted Manuscript - Paper

Binder-Free mechanochemical metal-organic framework nanocrystal coatings

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Improved zT in Nb5Ge3–GeTe thermoelectric nanocomposite

Doping high electrical conductivity Nb5Ge3 precipitates into GeTe results in nanoprecipitates phonon scattering, while retaining electrical mobility. As a result, thermoelectric zT of GeTe is drastically enhanced to 2.0 at 723 K.

Graphical abstract: Improved zT in Nb5Ge3–GeTe thermoelectric nanocomposite
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Carrier dynamics at trench defects in InGaN/GaN quantum wells revealed by time-resolved cathodoluminescence

Time-resolved cathodoluminescence is an emerging tool to investigate carrier recombination mechanisms at defects in semiconductors – here applied to trench defects in InGaN quantum wells.

Graphical abstract: Carrier dynamics at trench defects in InGaN/GaN quantum wells revealed by time-resolved cathodoluminescence
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Enhanced air filtration performances by coating aramid nanofibres on a melt-blown nonwoven

The preparation cycle of ANF/DMSO is shortened by simply increasing the preparation temperature. The composite filter fabricated by coating ANFs on a melt-blown nonwoven shows excellent air filtration performances.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced air filtration performances by coating aramid nanofibres on a melt-blown nonwoven
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Rational design of walnut-like ZnO/Co3O4 porous nanospheres with substantially enhanced lithium storage performance

Rational fabrication and smart design of multi-component anode materials to achieve desirable reversible capacities and exceptional cyclability are significant for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs).

Graphical abstract: Rational design of walnut-like ZnO/Co3O4 porous nanospheres with substantially enhanced lithium storage performance
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Alkyl selenol reactivity with common solvents and ligands: influences on phase control in nanocrystal synthesis

In a synthesis to Cu2−xSe, the selenium reagent undergoes complex chemistries with common ligands and solvents, which influences nanocrystal phase.

Graphical abstract: Alkyl selenol reactivity with common solvents and ligands: influences on phase control in nanocrystal synthesis
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1D alignment of Co(II) metalated porphyrin–napthalimide based self-assembled nanowires for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution

Cobalt(II) metalated porphyrin–napthalimide acts as donor–acceptor motif, which undergoes self-assembly leading to well-aligned one-dimensional nanowires promotes as an efficient photocatalyst for hydrogen evolution.

Graphical abstract: 1D alignment of Co(ii) metalated porphyrin–napthalimide based self-assembled nanowires for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution
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Oxygen-induced degradation in AgBiS2 nanocrystal solar cells

The degradation of AgBiS2 nanocrystal solar cells upon exposure to oxygen is strongly impacted by the choice of extraction layers and proceeds via a decomposition of AgBiS2 into Ag2S and Bi2O3.

Graphical abstract: Oxygen-induced degradation in AgBiS2 nanocrystal solar cells
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Electrochemical gelation of quantum dots using non-noble metal electrodes at high oxidation potentials

Relative to conventional chemical approaches, electrochemical assembly of metal chalcogenide nanoparticles enables the use of two additional levers for tuning the assembly process: electrode material and potential.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical gelation of quantum dots using non-noble metal electrodes at high oxidation potentials
From the themed collection: Nanoscale 2022 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Paper

Improving the stability of plasmonic magnesium nanoparticles in aqueous media

Plasmonic Mg nanoparticles can be stabilised up to a few hours in aqueous suspensions by protecting them inside core–shell architectures, which are prepared by condensation of either polydopamine or sol–gel silica.

Graphical abstract: Improving the stability of plasmonic magnesium nanoparticles in aqueous media
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One stone two birds: a sinter-resistant TiO2 nanofiber-based unbroken mat enables PM capture and in situ elimination

Fragile TiO2 nanofibers was functionalized with good structural integrity, flexibility, and foldability, by depressing the sintering of nanocrystallites, enabling PM capture and in situ elimination via a “one-stone-two-birds” approach.

Graphical abstract: One stone two birds: a sinter-resistant TiO2 nanofiber-based unbroken mat enables PM capture and in situ elimination
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Construction of a hetero-epitaxial nanostructure at the interface of Li-rich cathode materials to boost their rate capability and cycling performances

A facile coating strategy is proposed to construct a hetero-epitaxial nanostructure at the interface of Li-rich cathode materials, and it effectively improves the rate capability and cycling performance of the cathode materials.

Graphical abstract: Construction of a hetero-epitaxial nanostructure at the interface of Li-rich cathode materials to boost their rate capability and cycling performances
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Minimized thermal expansion mismatch of cobalt-based perovskite air electrodes for solid oxide cells

The as-obtained R-BZCY-Cox air electrode shows a 7-fold enhancement in electrochemical performance with a negligible TEC mismatch of only ∼11.4%.

Graphical abstract: Minimized thermal expansion mismatch of cobalt-based perovskite air electrodes for solid oxide cells
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Surface engineered CoP/Co3O4 heterojunction for high-performance bi-functional water splitting electro-catalysis

The s-CoP/Co3O4 is employed as bi-functional catalysts towards HER and OER. A current density of 10 mA cm−2 can be achieved at an overpotential of 211 mV vs. RHE in OER and the overpotential is only 106 mV vs. RHE at a current density of −10 mA cm−2 in HER.

Graphical abstract: Surface engineered CoP/Co3O4 heterojunction for high-performance bi-functional water splitting electro-catalysis
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Janus silver/ternary silver halide nanostructures as plasmonic photocatalysts boost the conversion of CO2 to acetaldehyde

Janus Ag/AgClBr nanostructures were constructed using a facile method for the boosting conversion of CO2 to 10-electron reduction product CH3CHO.

Graphical abstract: Janus silver/ternary silver halide nanostructures as plasmonic photocatalysts boost the conversion of CO2 to acetaldehyde
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First-principles calculations of strain engineering in NaYF4-based nanocrystals with hydroxyl impurities

The concentration of hydroxyl impurities in fluoride-based core-shell nanocrystals can be minimized by epitaxial growth of spatially compressed shells under fluoride-rich conditions.

Graphical abstract: First-principles calculations of strain engineering in NaYF4-based nanocrystals with hydroxyl impurities
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pH-Dependent interaction mechanism of lignin nanofilms

The molecular interaction mechanism of lignin was demonstrated by measuring the adhesion forces using an SFA and monitoring adsorbed mass of lignin with QCM-D. Herein, five different types of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) were utilized.

Graphical abstract: pH-Dependent interaction mechanism of lignin nanofilms
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A buried glutamate in the cross-β core renders β-endorphin fibrils reversible

The pH-responsive disaggregation of β-endorphin amyloids. The experimentally determined β-endorphin fibril structure is stable at pH 5.5 or lower. At neutral pH, the fibril structure is destabilized by the progressive deprotonation of buried Glu8.

Graphical abstract: A buried glutamate in the cross-β core renders β-endorphin fibrils reversible
From the themed collection: Nanoscale 2022 Emerging Investigators
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Effect of single electrons on the excited state dynamics of rod-shaped Au25 nanoclusters

A single electron can have a significant influence on the excited state dynamics of rod-shaped Au25 nanoclusters.

Graphical abstract: Effect of single electrons on the excited state dynamics of rod-shaped Au25 nanoclusters
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Coordination environment engineering on nickel single-atom catalysts for CO2 electroreduction

The correlation between the coordination environment and the activity/selectivity of B/C/N co-coordinated Ni single atom catalysts towards CO2 electroreduction was systematically studied by theory.

Graphical abstract: Coordination environment engineering on nickel single-atom catalysts for CO2 electroreduction
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Marrying luminescent Au nanoclusters to TiO2 for visible-light-driven antibacterial application

Marrying highly luminescent Au nanoclusters (NCs) to TiO2 achieves long-lasting yet visible-light-driven antibacterial activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.

Graphical abstract: Marrying luminescent Au nanoclusters to TiO2 for visible-light-driven antibacterial application
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Inversion symmetry broken in 2H phase vanadium-doped molybdenum disulfide

Mono-/bi-layer V-doped MoS2 were synthesized via CVD growth. The second harmonic generation (SHG) response in bilayer 2H and 3R phase V-doped MoS2 indicated the broken inversion symmetry regardless of stacking order and layer numbers.

Graphical abstract: Inversion symmetry broken in 2H phase vanadium-doped molybdenum disulfide
From the themed collection: Nanoscale 2022 Emerging Investigators
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Uncovering the encapsulation effect of reduced graphene oxide sheets on the hydrogen storage properties of palladium nanocubes

Pd nanocubes are constrained by rGO sheets to significantly change the hydrogen sorption behaviour, while showing a size dependence.

Graphical abstract: Uncovering the encapsulation effect of reduced graphene oxide sheets on the hydrogen storage properties of palladium nanocubes
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Observation of quantum-confined exciton states in monolayer WS2 quantum dots by ultrafast spectroscopy

Quantum-confined exciton states and corresponding depolarization processes in monolayer WS2 quantum dots are investigated, compared with those of WS2 nanosheets.

Graphical abstract: Observation of quantum-confined exciton states in monolayer WS2 quantum dots by ultrafast spectroscopy
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