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Themed collection 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection

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Nanomaterials-modified cellulose paper as a platform for biosensing applications

The latest advances in modification of nanomaterials on paper cellulose were summed up.

Graphical abstract: Nanomaterials-modified cellulose paper as a platform for biosensing applications
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Graphene and its derivatives as versatile templates for materials synthesis and functional applications

Recent progress in the use of graphene and its derivatives as versatile templates for materials synthesis and functional applications has been elaborately demonstrated, and perspectives on potential future challenges and opportunities in this research area are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Graphene and its derivatives as versatile templates for materials synthesis and functional applications
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Communication

Nanoscale, conformal films of graphitic carbon nitride deposited at room temperature: a method for construction of heterojunction devices

Graphitic carbon nitride was deposited as a conformal thin film on substrates at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscale, conformal films of graphitic carbon nitride deposited at room temperature: a method for construction of heterojunction devices
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

A novel double-helical-kernel evolution pattern of gold nanoclusters: alternate single-stranded growth at both ends

Two novel gold nanoclusters were synthesized and structurally resolved, and a novel double-helical-kernel evolution pattern of gold nanoclusters was observed.

Graphical abstract: A novel double-helical-kernel evolution pattern of gold nanoclusters: alternate single-stranded growth at both ends
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Monodispersed sub-5.0 nm PtCu nanoalloys as enhanced bifunctional electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction and ethanol oxidation reaction

Monodispersed, uniform sub-5.0 nm PtCu alloy polyhedra have been obtained through a one-pot route. These PtCu polyhedra show enhanced catalytic properties toward ORR and EOR.

Graphical abstract: Monodispersed sub-5.0 nm PtCu nanoalloys as enhanced bifunctional electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction and ethanol oxidation reaction
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Mesoporous carbon nanoshells for high hydrophobic drug loading, multimodal optical imaging, controlled drug release, and synergistic therapy

A fluorescent and mesoporous carbon nanoshell loaded with the hydrophobic drug paclitaxel (PTX) could remarkably suppress tumor growth in mice bearing rat C6 glioblastoma after administration with a single intratumoral injection.

Graphical abstract: Mesoporous carbon nanoshells for high hydrophobic drug loading, multimodal optical imaging, controlled drug release, and synergistic therapy
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Two-dimensional hydrogenated molybdenum and tungsten dinitrides MN2H2 (M = Mo, W) as novel quantum spin hall insulators with high stability

Hydrogenation enhances the structural stability and brings about the intrinsic quantum spin Hall effect in MoS2-like MoN2 and WN2 sheets.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional hydrogenated molybdenum and tungsten dinitrides MN2H2 (M = Mo, W) as novel quantum spin hall insulators with high stability
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Bacterial species-identifiable magnetic nanosystems for early sepsis diagnosis and extracorporeal photodynamic blood disinfection

A bacterial species-identifiable magnetic nanosystem (Fe3O4-Ce6-Apt) has been reported for sensitive early sepsis diagnosis and extracorporeal photodynamic blood disinfection.

Graphical abstract: Bacterial species-identifiable magnetic nanosystems for early sepsis diagnosis and extracorporeal photodynamic blood disinfection
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Brownian dynamics simulations of analytical ultracentrifugation experiments exhibiting hydrodynamic and thermodynamic non-ideality

An extended Brownian Dynamics based algorithm incorporating hydrodynamic and thermodynamic non-ideality is presented.

Graphical abstract: Brownian dynamics simulations of analytical ultracentrifugation experiments exhibiting hydrodynamic and thermodynamic non-ideality
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Synthesis of ultrasmall CsPbBr3 nanoclusters and their transformation to highly deep-blue-emitting nanoribbons at room temperature

Ultrasmall CsPbBr3 nanoclusters can be converted to highly deep-blue-emitting CsPbBr3 nanoribbons at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of ultrasmall CsPbBr3 nanoclusters and their transformation to highly deep-blue-emitting nanoribbons at room temperature
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

An apolipoprotein-enriched biomolecular corona switches the cellular uptake mechanism and trafficking pathway of lipid nanoparticles

The biomolecular corona promotes a switch of both the cell entry mechanism and the intracellular dynamics of liposomes.

Graphical abstract: An apolipoprotein-enriched biomolecular corona switches the cellular uptake mechanism and trafficking pathway of lipid nanoparticles
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Relativistic DFT investigation of electronic structure effects arising from doping the Au25 nanocluster with transition metals

Relative energetics of the dopant d levels and super-atomic orbitals influence the isomers and states available in monolayer-protected clusters.

Graphical abstract: Relativistic DFT investigation of electronic structure effects arising from doping the Au25 nanocluster with transition metals
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Mitochondrial-targeted multifunctional mesoporous Au@Pt nanoparticles for dual-mode photodynamic and photothermal therapy of cancers

Multifunctional mesoporous Au@Pt nanoparticles has been developed and used as a dual-mode phototherapeutic agent for substantially improved cancer therapy efficiency.

Graphical abstract: Mitochondrial-targeted multifunctional mesoporous Au@Pt nanoparticles for dual-mode photodynamic and photothermal therapy of cancers
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Interlayer bond polarizability model for stacking-dependent low-frequency Raman scattering in layered materials

A simple model is developed to reveal the stacking dependence of Raman intensities of interlayer vibrations in 2D materials.

Graphical abstract: Interlayer bond polarizability model for stacking-dependent low-frequency Raman scattering in layered materials
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

One-step detonation-assisted synthesis of Fe3O4-Fe@BCNT composite towards high performance lithium-ion batteries

An Fe3O4-Fe@BCNT composite was successfully synthesized via detonation of a mixture of hexogen (C3H6N6O6) and ferrocene (C10H10Fe), in which bamboo-like carbon nanotubes encapsulating iron nanoparticles attached to Fe3O4 flakes (up to 58.1%) were formed.

Graphical abstract: One-step detonation-assisted synthesis of Fe3O4-Fe@BCNT composite towards high performance lithium-ion batteries
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Black phosphorus transistors with van der Waals-type electrical contacts

A 2D metal contact is a better electrode choice compared with a 2D material/bulk metal hybrid contact for sub-10 nm BP transistors.

Graphical abstract: Black phosphorus transistors with van der Waals-type electrical contacts
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Nanoparticle-encapsulated baicalein markedly modulates pro-inflammatory response in gingival epithelial cells

Nano-BE down-regulates the IL-1β-induced expression of IL-6 and IL-8 in human gingival epithelial cells through effective delivery and cellular internalization approaches.

Graphical abstract: Nanoparticle-encapsulated baicalein markedly modulates pro-inflammatory response in gingival epithelial cells
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Au33-S)(0e) elementary block: new insights into ligated gold clusters with μ3-sulfido motifs

An understanding of the structural stability and formation mechanism of ligated gold nanoclusters with triply coordinated μ3-sulfido (μ3-S) motifs is important not only for gold chemistry but also for the design of more effective catalysts or drug carriers for various applications.

Graphical abstract: Au3(μ3-S)(0e) elementary block: new insights into ligated gold clusters with μ3-sulfido motifs
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Lightweight and efficient microwave absorbing materials based on walnut shell-derived nano-porous carbon

Lightweight microwave absorbing materials have drawn tremendous attention.

Graphical abstract: Lightweight and efficient microwave absorbing materials based on walnut shell-derived nano-porous carbon
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

A smart surface with switchable wettability by an ionic liquid

A temperature-responsive surface exhibiting switchable wettability between ILphilicity and ILphobicity by an ionic liquid has been developed.

Graphical abstract: A smart surface with switchable wettability by an ionic liquid
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Composition- and phase-controlled synthesis and applications of alloyed phase heterostructures of transition metal disulphides

1T/2H Mo1−xWxS2 phase-heterostructures were prepared via a one-step liquid-phase method, and showed composition- and phase-dependent electrochemical and electronic properties.

Graphical abstract: Composition- and phase-controlled synthesis and applications of alloyed phase heterostructures of transition metal disulphides
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A stretchable crumpled graphene photodetector with plasmonically enhanced photoresponsivity

We demonstrate a stretchable photodetector based on crumpled graphene–AuNP hybrid structures with ∼1200% plasmonically enhanced photoresponsivity and a stretchability up to εtensile = 200%.

Graphical abstract: A stretchable crumpled graphene photodetector with plasmonically enhanced photoresponsivity
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Facilitated embedding of silver nanowires into conformally-coated iCVD polymer films deposited on cloth for robust wearable electronics

A robust silver nanowire network is achieved on cloth by a spontaneous embedding process in an initiated vapor chemical deposition copolymer.

Graphical abstract: Facilitated embedding of silver nanowires into conformally-coated iCVD polymer films deposited on cloth for robust wearable electronics
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Polymer hybrid magnetic nanocapsules encapsulating IR820 and PTX for external magnetic field-guided tumor targeting and multifunctional theranostics

Polymer hybrid magnetic nanocapsules encapsulating IR820 and PTX for external magnetic field-guided tumor targeting and multifunctional theranostics.

Graphical abstract: Polymer hybrid magnetic nanocapsules encapsulating IR820 and PTX for external magnetic field-guided tumor targeting and multifunctional theranostics
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Chitosan-based water-propelled micromotors with strong antibacterial activity

A rapid and efficient micromotor-based bacteria killing strategy is described.

Graphical abstract: Chitosan-based water-propelled micromotors with strong antibacterial activity
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Shaping the third-harmonic radiation from silicon nanodimers

We study third-harmonic generation from silicon dimer nanoantennas. We demonstrate enhanced nonlinear conversion efficiency combined with highly directional harmonic generation.

Graphical abstract: Shaping the third-harmonic radiation from silicon nanodimers
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Supercapacitor electrode materials with hierarchically structured pores from carbonization of MWCNTs and ZIF-8 composites

The combination of highly N-doped porous carbon structures and a conductive skeleton greatly improved supercapacitance performance.

Graphical abstract: Supercapacitor electrode materials with hierarchically structured pores from carbonization of MWCNTs and ZIF-8 composites
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Valley splitting in the transition-metal dichalcogenide monolayer via atom adsorption

We study the valley degeneracy splitting of the transition-metal dichalcogenide monolayer via atom adsorption by first-principles calculations.

Graphical abstract: Valley splitting in the transition-metal dichalcogenide monolayer via atom adsorption
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

Phase angle encoded upconversion luminescent nanocrystals for multiplexing applications

A phase angle optical encoding dimension is developed by exploiting the luminescence kinetics of upconversion nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Phase angle encoded upconversion luminescent nanocrystals for multiplexing applications
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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A new method for developing defect-rich graphene nanoribbons/onion-like carbon@Co nanoparticles hybrid materials as an excellent catalyst for oxygen reactions

Defect-rich graphene nanoribbons were used to load stable onion-like carbon@Co nanoparticles for developing extremely active and stable non-noble metal hybrid nanocatalysts as an efficient catalyst for oxygen reactions.

Graphical abstract: A new method for developing defect-rich graphene nanoribbons/onion-like carbon@Co nanoparticles hybrid materials as an excellent catalyst for oxygen reactions
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Paper

One-pot synthesis of PtRu nanodendrites as efficient catalysts for methanol oxidation reaction

A facile method for one-pot synthesis of PtRu nanodendrites in H2 gas is developed. The as-made catalyst shows superior catalytic activity and durability towards the methanol oxidation reaction.

Graphical abstract: One-pot synthesis of PtRu nanodendrites as efficient catalysts for methanol oxidation reaction
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Dry writing of highly conductive electrodes on papers by using silver nanoparticle–graphene hybrid pencils

The development of paper electronics would enable realization of extremely cheap devices for portable, disposable, and environmentally-benign electronics.

Graphical abstract: Dry writing of highly conductive electrodes on papers by using silver nanoparticle–graphene hybrid pencils
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Paper

Electrically controlled release of insulin using polypyrrole nanoparticles

Electroresponsive polymeric nanoparticles are successfully used for externally controlled release of insulin, while maintaining the bioactivity of the released drug.

Graphical abstract: Electrically controlled release of insulin using polypyrrole nanoparticles
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Investigation and intervention of autophagy to guide cancer treatment with nanogels

The intracellular transport network and crosstalk of nanogels in micropinocytosis, endocytosis, exocytosis and autophagy pathways using Rab and LC3 proteins as markers.

Graphical abstract: Investigation and intervention of autophagy to guide cancer treatment with nanogels
From the themed collection: 2017 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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This on-going web collection showcases all of the HOT Nanoscale articles published in 2017, as recommended by referees. Congratulations to all of the authors whose articles are featured.

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