Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Themed collection Research selection from the NCNST

49 items
Open Access Minireview

Bioinspired flexible electronics for seamless neural interfacing and chronic recording

This review summarizes recent developments in bioinspired flexible electronics for seamless neural interfacing and chronic recording.

Graphical abstract: Bioinspired flexible electronics for seamless neural interfacing and chronic recording
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Review Article

The pharmaceutical multi-activity of metallofullerenol invigorates cancer therapy

Multi-targeting Gd@C82(OH)22 as a ‘particulate medicine’ against tumours.

Graphical abstract: The pharmaceutical multi-activity of metallofullerenol invigorates cancer therapy
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Open Access Communication

Small molecule-decorated gold nanoparticles for preparing antibiofilm fabrics

By using ultrasound-assisted coating technology, we modified fabrics with N_Au NPs to fabricate antibiofilm fabrics.

Graphical abstract: Small molecule-decorated gold nanoparticles for preparing antibiofilm fabrics
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Communication

Photoluminescence enhancement of MoS2/CdSe quantum rod heterostructures induced by energy transfer and exciton–exciton annihilation suppression

The exciton dynamics of the acceptor are revealed and enhanced photoluminescence of the heterostructure is achieved by energy transfer and exciton–exciton annihilation suppression.

Graphical abstract: Photoluminescence enhancement of MoS2/CdSe quantum rod heterostructures induced by energy transfer and exciton–exciton annihilation suppression
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Communication

A photo-triggerable aptamer nanoswitch for spatiotemporal controllable siRNA delivery

Spatiotemporal controllable siRNA delivery and gene modulation by light-triggerable aptamer nanoswitcher was reported in this study, which achieved on-demand siRNA internalization by cancer cells at desired site and time in vitro and in vivo.

Graphical abstract: A photo-triggerable aptamer nanoswitch for spatiotemporal controllable siRNA delivery
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Communication

Fe3O4–Pd Janus nanoparticles with amplified dual-mode hyperthermia and enhanced ROS generation for breast cancer treatment

Biocompatible Fe3O4-Pd Janus nanoparticles were designed to achieve significantly high magnetic-photo heating efficiency accompanied by enhanced ROS generation for efficient cancer therapy.

Graphical abstract: Fe3O4–Pd Janus nanoparticles with amplified dual-mode hyperthermia and enhanced ROS generation for breast cancer treatment
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Open Access Communication

Minute/instant-MOFs: versatile, high quality, ultrafast, scalable production at room temperature

The material demand for metal organic framework (MOF) production necessitates advances in their expedient and scalable synthesis at room temperature, which is pivotal for the chemical industry.

Graphical abstract: Minute/instant-MOFs: versatile, high quality, ultrafast, scalable production at room temperature
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Communication

High-efficiency transfer of fingerprints from various surfaces using nanofibrillated cellulose

Fingerprint transfer and detection by fluorescent NFC/CDs paper. Compared with cyanoacrylate fuming and dusting with black powder, we can transfer clear fingerprint patterns from rubber substrate onto NFC/CDs paper. The results of feature points extraction and similarity assessment show that 80% of the feature can transfer from smooth substrates and 60% from rough substrates.

Graphical abstract: High-efficiency transfer of fingerprints from various surfaces using nanofibrillated cellulose
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Communication

Superaerophilic copper nanowires for efficient and switchable CO2 electroreduction

A facile polytetrafluoroethylene treated strategy is used to modify Cu nanowire electrocatalyst to achieve high CO2 reduction selectivity and suppress H2 evolution simultaneously.

Graphical abstract: Superaerophilic copper nanowires for efficient and switchable CO2 electroreduction
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Communication

Unveiling lasing mechanism in CsPbBr3 microsphere cavities

The mechanism of single-mode lasing in CsPbBr3 microsphere shifts from exciton–exciton scattering to exciton–phonon scattering with the increase in temperature from 77 to 300 K, and two different phonon modes were involved in the exciton–phonon scattering process.

Graphical abstract: Unveiling lasing mechanism in CsPbBr3 microsphere cavities
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Open Access Communication

Optically active quantum dots with induced circularly polarized luminescence in amphiphilic peptide dendron hydrogel

Semiconductor quantum dots showing controlled circularly polarized luminescence were achieved through co-assembling with chiral peptide dendron gelator in water.

Graphical abstract: Optically active quantum dots with induced circularly polarized luminescence in amphiphilic peptide dendron hydrogel
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Communication

High-temperature driven inter-valley carrier transfer and significant fluorescence enhancement in multilayer WS2

A high-temperature driven carrier transfer process of multilayer WS2 is proposed and demonstrated for significant fluorescence emission enhancement.

Graphical abstract: High-temperature driven inter-valley carrier transfer and significant fluorescence enhancement in multilayer WS2
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Communication

Interfacial coupling between noble metal nanoparticles and metal–organic frameworks for enhanced catalytic activity

Interfacial coupling between ZIFs and noble metal NPs plays a significant role in enhancing catalytic efficiency.

Graphical abstract: Interfacial coupling between noble metal nanoparticles and metal–organic frameworks for enhanced catalytic activity
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Communication

Realization of near-perfect absorption in the whole reststrahlen band of SiC

By constructing a pillar–cone double-structure surface on SiC, a near-perfect absorption is realized in the whole reststrahlen band of SiC.

Graphical abstract: Realization of near-perfect absorption in the whole reststrahlen band of SiC
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Communication

A bumpy gold nanostructure exhibiting DNA-engineered stimuli-responsive SERS signals

A DNA-modified bumpy gold nanostructure with built-in electromagnetic hotspots was synthesized, and the DNA conformational changes that were triggered by the external stimuli (K+/kryptofix or H+/OH) induced reversible on/off switching of SERS signals.

Graphical abstract: A bumpy gold nanostructure exhibiting DNA-engineered stimuli-responsive SERS signals
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Communication

A lead-free two-dimensional perovskite for a high-performance flexible photoconductor and a light-stimulated synaptic device

A high-performance flexible photoconductor based on a lead-free perovskite was made and it can be used as a light-stimulated synaptic device.

Graphical abstract: A lead-free two-dimensional perovskite for a high-performance flexible photoconductor and a light-stimulated synaptic device
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Communication

Bimetal–organic frameworks for functionality optimization: MnFe-MOF-74 as a stable and efficient catalyst for the epoxidation of alkenes with H2O2

In this work, we synthesized a series of microcrystalline MnxN100−x-MOF-74 (N = Fe, Co and Ni) materials by a one-pot reaction.

Graphical abstract: Bimetal–organic frameworks for functionality optimization: MnFe-MOF-74 as a stable and efficient catalyst for the epoxidation of alkenes with H2O2
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

A ratiometric photoacoustic imaging approach for semi-quantitative determination of aggregation efficiency in vivo

We first proposed a ratiometric photoacoustic (PA) imaging approach for real-time semi-quantitative calculated aggregation efficiency in vivo. The designed probe with high contrast will used for pancreatic tumor bioimaging or operation navigation.

Graphical abstract: A ratiometric photoacoustic imaging approach for semi-quantitative determination of aggregation efficiency in vivo
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Open Access Paper

Design and circuit simulation of nanoscale vacuum channel transistors

Nanoscale vacuum channel transistors (NVCTs) are promising candidates in electronics due to their high frequency, fast response and high reliability, and have attracted considerable attention for structural design and optimization.

Graphical abstract: Design and circuit simulation of nanoscale vacuum channel transistors
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Open Access Paper

A high-performance and flexible thermoelectric generator based on the solution-processed composites of reduced graphene oxide nanosheets and bismuth telluride nanoplates

The 1% rGO/Bi2Te3 composite-based flexible six-element planar thermoelectric generator devices possess both high power output and significant flexibility, which will greatly promote the application of functional inorganic materials into flexible electronics.

Graphical abstract: A high-performance and flexible thermoelectric generator based on the solution-processed composites of reduced graphene oxide nanosheets and bismuth telluride nanoplates
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Drug-internalized bacterial swimmers for magnetically manipulable tumor-targeted drug delivery

Tumor-targeted drug carriers are becoming attractive for precise drug delivery in anti-tumor therapy.

Graphical abstract: Drug-internalized bacterial swimmers for magnetically manipulable tumor-targeted drug delivery
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

A self-assembled nanohelix for white circularly polarized luminescence via chirality and energy transfer

Chiral nanostructures and their optical activity have been attracting great interest.

Graphical abstract: A self-assembled nanohelix for white circularly polarized luminescence via chirality and energy transfer
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Initiation of protective autophagy in hepatocytes by gold nanorod core/silver shell nanostructures

At sub-lethal doses, Au@Ag NRs induce oxidative stress that activates the protective autophagy of human hepatocytes.

Graphical abstract: Initiation of protective autophagy in hepatocytes by gold nanorod core/silver shell nanostructures
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Suppressed phase transition of a Rb/K incorporated inorganic perovskite with a water-repelling surface

We revealed the mechanism of improved phase stability of the Rb/K incorporation into inorganic perovskite CsPbI3. Doped Rb/K will segregate in the surface layer, which displayed alleviated lattice distortion and higher water diffusion barrier.

Graphical abstract: Suppressed phase transition of a Rb/K incorporated inorganic perovskite with a water-repelling surface
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Effect of aspect ratios of rutile TiO2 nanorods on overall photocatalytic water splitting performance

The spatial separation of reduction and oxidation reaction sites on the different facets of a semiconductor is an ideal and promising route for the overall photocatalytic water splitting due to efficient charge carrier separation.

Graphical abstract: Effect of aspect ratios of rutile TiO2 nanorods on overall photocatalytic water splitting performance
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Antenna-coupled vacuum channel nano-diode with high quantum efficiency

Vacuum channel diodes have the potential to serve as a platform for converting free-space electromagnetic radiation into electronic signals within ultrafast timescales.

Graphical abstract: Antenna-coupled vacuum channel nano-diode with high quantum efficiency
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Buckled AgNW/MXene hybrid hierarchical sponges for high-performance electromagnetic interference shielding

The development of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding materials is moving forward towards being lightweight and showing high-performance.

Graphical abstract: Buckled AgNW/MXene hybrid hierarchical sponges for high-performance electromagnetic interference shielding
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Detecting electronic structure evolution of semiconductor nanocrystals by magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy

Magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy is a high-resolution method to monitor the evolution of nanocrystals’ electronic states under shape variation.

Graphical abstract: Detecting electronic structure evolution of semiconductor nanocrystals by magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Acceptor-free photomultiplication-type organic photodetectors

Acceptor-free photomultiplication-type organic photodetectors were fabricated with a blend of one polymer donor and one small molecule donor as the active layer.

Graphical abstract: Acceptor-free photomultiplication-type organic photodetectors
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Simultaneous enzyme mimicking and chemical reduction mechanisms for nanoceria as a bio-antioxidant: a catalytic model bridging computations and experiments for nanozymes

The newly created surface defect states in the electronic band structures of the shortly-lived intermediate species, called transient surface defect states, bridge between computations and experiments at the atomistic level for nanozymes.

Graphical abstract: Simultaneous enzyme mimicking and chemical reduction mechanisms for nanoceria as a bio-antioxidant: a catalytic model bridging computations and experiments for nanozymes
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Open Access Paper

A new nanowire-based lithium hexaoxotungstate anode for lithium-ion batteries

This study reports one dimensional lithium hexaoxotungstate (Li6WO6), with a diameter in the range of 200–500 nm, as a novel anode material for lithium-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: A new nanowire-based lithium hexaoxotungstate anode for lithium-ion batteries
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Open Access Paper

Cupredoxin engineered upconversion nanoparticles for ratiometric luminescence sensing of Cu2+

The integration of zwitterion-coated UCNPs with azurin, a member of a family of redox-active copper proteins, can serve as an ideal platform for the label-free upconversion luminescence sensing of Cu2+ with a ratiometric response.

Graphical abstract: Cupredoxin engineered upconversion nanoparticles for ratiometric luminescence sensing of Cu2+
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Free-standing 2D nanorafts by assembly of 1D nanorods for biomolecule sensing

Novel materials from self-assembled nanocrystals hold great promise for applications ranging from inorganic catalysis to bio-imaging.

Graphical abstract: Free-standing 2D nanorafts by assembly of 1D nanorods for biomolecule sensing
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

A graphene-based smart thermal conductive system regulated by a reversible pressure-induced mechanism

An rGO foam is designed as a smart thermal-management device with the dual functions of thermal dissipation and thermal insulation.

Graphical abstract: A graphene-based smart thermal conductive system regulated by a reversible pressure-induced mechanism
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Enhanced anti-tumor efficacy of hyaluronic acid modified nanocomposites combined with sonochemotherapy against subcutaneous and metastatic breast tumors

Schematic illustration of sonochemotherapy using HA-modified nanocomposites.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced anti-tumor efficacy of hyaluronic acid modified nanocomposites combined with sonochemotherapy against subcutaneous and metastatic breast tumors
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Hierarchically heterostructured metal hydr(oxy)oxides for efficient overall water splitting

The design of highly efficient electrocatalysts containing non-precious metals is crucial for promoting overall water splitting in alkaline media.

Graphical abstract: Hierarchically heterostructured metal hydr(oxy)oxides for efficient overall water splitting
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

MOF-derived nitrogen-doped nanoporous carbon for electroreduction of CO2 to CO: the calcining temperature effect and the mechanism

Higher pyrolysis temperature results in a better CO2 electroreduction activity of ZIF-8 derived nitrogen-doped carbon.

Graphical abstract: MOF-derived nitrogen-doped nanoporous carbon for electroreduction of CO2 to CO: the calcining temperature effect and the mechanism
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Gd-Metallofullerenol nanoparticles cause intracellular accumulation of PDGFR-α and morphology alteration of fibroblasts

Gd@C82(OH)22 nanoparticles can attenuate the PDGF-stimulated phosphorylation of PDGFR-α in fibroblasts and suppress the fibroblast activation by interrupting endosomal recycling.

Graphical abstract: Gd-Metallofullerenol nanoparticles cause intracellular accumulation of PDGFR-α and morphology alteration of fibroblasts
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Positive magnetic resonance angiography using ultrafine ferritin-based iron oxide nanoparticles

Magnetic resonance angiography can be enhanced up to 2 hours by single injection of ferritin-based nanoparticles with hematite/maghemite inner core.

Graphical abstract: Positive magnetic resonance angiography using ultrafine ferritin-based iron oxide nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

A carbon foam-supported high sulfur loading composite as a self-supported cathode for flexible lithium–sulfur batteries

This work reports the assembly of a carbon nanotube hybrid 3D flexible multifunctional film, which further adsorbs sulfur nanoparticles to form a flexible electrode. This electrode offers considerable potential for practical application in flexible Li–S batteries.

Graphical abstract: A carbon foam-supported high sulfur loading composite as a self-supported cathode for flexible lithium–sulfur batteries
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Dynamic interfacial mechanical–thermal characteristics of atomically thin two-dimensional crystals

The in-plane mechanical anisotropy of 2D-materials is probed via the coupling of the puckering effect and interfacial thermal resistance.

Graphical abstract: Dynamic interfacial mechanical–thermal characteristics of atomically thin two-dimensional crystals
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Synergistic combination chemotherapy using carrier-free celastrol and doxorubicin nanocrystals for overcoming drug resistance

Celastrol and doxorubicin are self-assembled into carrier-free and biocompatible nanoparticles via a green method, which enhance synergistic combination chemotherapy and overcome drug resistance.

Graphical abstract: Synergistic combination chemotherapy using carrier-free celastrol and doxorubicin nanocrystals for overcoming drug resistance
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Light-weight 3D Co–N-doped hollow carbon spheres as efficient electrocatalysts for rechargeable zinc–air batteries

Facile synthesis of Co–N-doped hollow carbon spheres for rechargeable zinc–air batteries and the effect of their Co doping contents on ORR performance.

Graphical abstract: Light-weight 3D Co–N-doped hollow carbon spheres as efficient electrocatalysts for rechargeable zinc–air batteries
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Magnetorheological elastomers enabled high-sensitive self-powered tribo-sensor for magnetic field detection

The monitoring of the magnetic field is the most significant process for academic or industrial applications.

Graphical abstract: Magnetorheological elastomers enabled high-sensitive self-powered tribo-sensor for magnetic field detection
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Determination of the packing model of a supramolecular nanofiber via mass-per-length measurement and de novo simulation

The combination of mass-per-length measurement and de novo simulation facilitates the molecular packing determination along nanofibers.

Graphical abstract: Determination of the packing model of a supramolecular nanofiber via mass-per-length measurement and de novo simulation
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Efficient perovskite/organic integrated solar cells with extended photoresponse to 930 nm and enhanced near-infrared external quantum efficiency of over 50%

Efficient perovskite/organic integrated solar cells with enhanced near-infrared light utilization were demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Efficient perovskite/organic integrated solar cells with extended photoresponse to 930 nm and enhanced near-infrared external quantum efficiency of over 50%
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Enhanced green upconversion luminescence in tetrahedral LiYF4:Yb/Er nanoparticles by manganese(II)-doping: the key role of the host lattice

We highlight enhanced green upconversion luminescence in tetrahedral LiYF4:Yb/Er nanoparticles by manganese(II)-doping and the key role of the host lattice.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced green upconversion luminescence in tetrahedral LiYF4:Yb/Er nanoparticles by manganese(ii)-doping: the key role of the host lattice
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Mono-fullerenols modulating cell stiffness by perturbing actin bundling

The first evidence of how mono-fullerenols modulate the cell stiffness: direct adhesion to f-actin and consequent perturbation of actin bundling.

Graphical abstract: Mono-fullerenols modulating cell stiffness by perturbing actin bundling
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
Paper

Biodegradable MoOx nanoparticles with efficient near-infrared photothermal and photodynamic synergetic cancer therapy at the second biological window

Biodegradable MoOx nanoparticles not only can convert light into heat but also generate ROS which realized synergic mild PTT and PDT under NIR-II laser (1064 nm) irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Biodegradable MoOx nanoparticles with efficient near-infrared photothermal and photodynamic synergetic cancer therapy at the second biological window
From the themed collection: Research selection from the NCNST
49 items

About this collection

This online article collection features some of the fantastic recent research published in the Nanoscale journal family by scientists based at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) in China. Celebrating the ongoing partnership between the NCNST and the Nanoscale journal family, this collection aims to highlight the quality and variety of nanoscience research being carried out by our community in China.

Spotlight

Advertisements