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Communication

Repeated appearance and disappearance of localized surface plasmon resonance in 1.2 nm gold clusters induced by adsorption and desorption of hydrogen atoms

The electronic structures of poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone)-stabilized gold clusters with a diameter of ∼1.2 nm can be modulated repeatedly by the adsorption and desorption of hydrogen atoms derived from NaBH4.

Graphical abstract: Repeated appearance and disappearance of localized surface plasmon resonance in 1.2 nm gold clusters induced by adsorption and desorption of hydrogen atoms
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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A smart multifunctional drug delivery nanoplatform for targeting cancer cells

Nanomachines incorporating stimuli-responsive chitosan hydrogels are engineered as a platform for multifunctional and wirelessly guided drug delivery to cancer cells.

Graphical abstract: A smart multifunctional drug delivery nanoplatform for targeting cancer cells
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Hollow porous carbon nitride immobilized on carbonized nanofibers for highly efficient visible light photocatalytic removal of NO

A hollow porous carbon nitride nanosphere coupled with reduced graphene oxide (HCNS/rGO) was exploited as a visible-light photocatalyst to remove nitrogen monoxide in air at a low concentration (600 ppb level) under irradiation of an energy saving lamp.

Graphical abstract: Hollow porous carbon nitride immobilized on carbonized nanofibers for highly efficient visible light photocatalytic removal of NO
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Nanotube-terminated zigzag edges of phosphorene formed by self-rolling reconstruction

The edge atomic configuration often plays an important role in dictating the properties of finite-sized two-dimensional (2D) materials.

Graphical abstract: Nanotube-terminated zigzag edges of phosphorene formed by self-rolling reconstruction
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Distinguishing uniform switching from filamentary switching in resistance memory using a fracture test

A fracture test can determine whether RRAM switching is uniform or filamentary.

Graphical abstract: Distinguishing uniform switching from filamentary switching in resistance memory using a fracture test
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Phonon transport at the interfaces of vertically stacked graphene and hexagonal boron nitride heterostructures

h-BN/graphene/h-BN sandwiched systems exhibit distinct stacking-dependent phonon transport features. We provide a new analysis method to understand the physical mechanism of phonon–phonon coupling and the phonon modes’ contributions to the thermal boundary conductance at SLG/h-BN interfaces.

Graphical abstract: Phonon transport at the interfaces of vertically stacked graphene and hexagonal boron nitride heterostructures
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Functionalized graphene oxide serves as a novel vaccine nano-adjuvant for robust stimulation of cellular immunity

Graphene oxide engineered with appropriate surface chemistry can serve as vaccine adjuvant to induce robust cellular immunity through intradermal injection.

Graphical abstract: Functionalized graphene oxide serves as a novel vaccine nano-adjuvant for robust stimulation of cellular immunity
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Inkjet-printed all solid-state electrochromic devices based on NiO/WO3 nanoparticle complementary electrodes

An all solid-state complementary electrochromic device with large optical modulation was assembled by inkjet-printed NiO and WO3 electrodes.

Graphical abstract: Inkjet-printed all solid-state electrochromic devices based on NiO/WO3 nanoparticle complementary electrodes
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Polytypism and unexpected strong interlayer coupling in two-dimensional layered ReS2

Two stable stacking orders (namely isotropic-like and anisotropic-like stacking orders) and unexpected strong interlayer coupling are revealed in two-dimensional layered ReS2 by Raman spectroscopy, photoluminescence and first-principle calculation.

Graphical abstract: Polytypism and unexpected strong interlayer coupling in two-dimensional layered ReS2
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Communication

Photoluminescence through in-gap states in phenylacetylene functionalized silicon nanocrystals

An in-gap state was detected by scanning tunneling spectroscopy for phenylacetylene functionalized SiNCs, which can account for the PL shift to lower energy by reducing the apparent band gap for recombination.

Graphical abstract: Photoluminescence through in-gap states in phenylacetylene functionalized silicon nanocrystals
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

iPAINT: a general approach tailored to image the topology of interfaces with nanometer resolution

iPAINT enables three-dimensional super-resolution imaging of soft and deformable interfaces in nanomaterials without the need of covalent labelling.

Graphical abstract: iPAINT: a general approach tailored to image the topology of interfaces with nanometer resolution
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Nanoplasmonics tuned “click chemistry”

We demonstrate that the thiol–ene “click” reaction is locally induced at the surface of gold nanoparticles by exploiting their nanoplasmonic properties.

Graphical abstract: Nanoplasmonics tuned “click chemistry”
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Organic ferroelectric/semiconducting nanowire hybrid layer for memory storage

Laterally-accumulated charges at the interface between ferroelectric and semiconductor nanowires enable the design of a new configuration of memory device.

Graphical abstract: Organic ferroelectric/semiconducting nanowire hybrid layer for memory storage
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Review Article

Nanoscale electrochemistry using dielectric thin films as solid electrolytes

Materials with dielectric properties at the macroscopic level can behave as solid electrolytes at the nanoscale, opening new perspectives for fundamental understanding and applications.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscale electrochemistry using dielectric thin films as solid electrolytes
Communication

Black phosphorus nonvolatile transistor memory

We demonstrated nanofloating gate transistor memory devices (NFGTMs) using mechanically-exfoliated few-layered black phosphorus (BP) channels and gold nanoparticle (AuNPs) charge trapping layers.

Graphical abstract: Black phosphorus nonvolatile transistor memory
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Strain-induced restructuring of the surface in core@shell nanoalloys

Stress-driven surface reconstructions in core@shell nanoalloys cause the disappearance of open facets to the advantage of closed-packed facets.

Graphical abstract: Strain-induced restructuring of the surface in core@shell nanoalloys
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

A quasi-cyclic RNA nano-scale molecular object constructed using kink turns

The k-turn is a powerful building block in the construction of nano-scale molecular objects, exemplified by a quasi-circular six-k-turn object.

Graphical abstract: A quasi-cyclic RNA nano-scale molecular object constructed using kink turns
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Cellulose conjugated FITC-labelled mesoporous silica nanoparticles: intracellular accumulation and stimuli responsive doxorubicin release

Novel cellulose conjugated mesoporous silica nanoparticles (CLS-MSPs) for stimuli responsive intracellular doxorubicin (DOX) delivery were designed.

Graphical abstract: Cellulose conjugated FITC-labelled mesoporous silica nanoparticles: intracellular accumulation and stimuli responsive doxorubicin release
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Electron and phonon properties and gas storage in carbon honeycombs

Carbon honeycombs have two separated electron transport channels: along the straight lines of atoms and along the zigzag chains.

Graphical abstract: Electron and phonon properties and gas storage in carbon honeycombs
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

A fluorescent ELISA based on the enzyme-triggered synthesis of poly(thymine)-templated copper nanoparticles

We developed an unconventional fluorescent ELISA using spectrometry and a naked-eye readout based on an original ALP-enabled in situ synthesis of polyT–CuNPs.

Graphical abstract: A fluorescent ELISA based on the enzyme-triggered synthesis of poly(thymine)-templated copper nanoparticles
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Seed-mediated growth of Au nanorings with size control on Pd ultrathin nanosheets and their tunable surface plasmonic properties

Au nanorings with size control were generated by seeded growth on Pd nanosheets, which showed tunable surface plasmonic properties.

Graphical abstract: Seed-mediated growth of Au nanorings with size control on Pd ultrathin nanosheets and their tunable surface plasmonic properties
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Towards three-dimensional Weyl-surface semimetals in graphene networks

Three families of graphene networks are topological semimetals with Weyl-surfaces, and their 2D and 1D structures are also Weyl semimetals.

Graphical abstract: Towards three-dimensional Weyl-surface semimetals in graphene networks
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Mesoscopic perovskite solar cells with an admixture of nanocrystalline TiO2 and Al2O3: role of interconnectivity of TiO2 in charge collection

Perovskite solar cells with an admixture of nanocrystalline TiO2 and Al2O3 are prepared to explore the role of the mesoporous TiO2 layer: interconnection of TiO2 particles plays an important role in charge collection.

Graphical abstract: Mesoscopic perovskite solar cells with an admixture of nanocrystalline TiO2 and Al2O3: role of interconnectivity of TiO2 in charge collection
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Hierarchical organization and molecular diffusion in gold nanorod/silica supercrystal nanocomposites

The internal organization of gold nanorod supercrystals is fully described as well as infiltration with silica and SERS performance.

Graphical abstract: Hierarchical organization and molecular diffusion in gold nanorod/silica supercrystal nanocomposites
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Review Article

Synthesis, properties and applications of 2D layered MIIIXVI (M = Ga, In; X = S, Se, Te) materials

We provide a summary of the state-of-the-art of research activities on 2D layered MIIIXVI materials.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, properties and applications of 2D layered MIIIXVI (M = Ga, In; X = S, Se, Te) materials
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Feature Article

The use of azide–alkyne click chemistry in recent syntheses and applications of polytriazole-based nanostructured polymers

This article highlights recent advances in the use of efficient azide–alkyne cycloaddition reactions in the construction of branched polymers with sophisticated nanostructures.

Graphical abstract: The use of azide–alkyne click chemistry in recent syntheses and applications of polytriazole-based nanostructured polymers
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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High quality reduced graphene oxide flakes by fast kinetically controlled and clean indirect UV-induced radical reduction

A highly efficient and clean method for the production of reduced graphene oxide via UV irradiation of aqueous dispersions of graphene oxide (GO) containing small quantities of acetone and isopropanol is developed.

Graphical abstract: High quality reduced graphene oxide flakes by fast kinetically controlled and clean indirect UV-induced radical reduction
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Ultrathin Cu2O as an efficient inorganic hole transporting material for perovskite solar cells

Ultrathin Cu2O prepared by a thermal oxidation method was investigated as an efficient hole transporting material for perovskite solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Ultrathin Cu2O as an efficient inorganic hole transporting material for perovskite solar cells
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Scaled down glass transition temperature in confined polymer nanofibers

T g of nanoconfined polymers loses dependence on molar mass, suggesting that nanofabrication may affect the long-term stability of polymer nanostructures.

Graphical abstract: Scaled down glass transition temperature in confined polymer nanofibers
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Green and facile synthesis of a theranostic nanoprobe with intrinsic biosafety and targeting abilities

A green and facile strategy was developed to fabricate theranostic transferrin–indocyanine nanoparticles with intrinsic biosafety and active targeting abilities.

Graphical abstract: Green and facile synthesis of a theranostic nanoprobe with intrinsic biosafety and targeting abilities
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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2D quasi-ordered nitrogen-enriched porous carbon nanohybrids for high energy density supercapacitors

2D quasi-ordered nitrogen-enriched porous carbon (QNPC) nanohybrids have been synthesized by an in situ polymerization assembly method. The QNPC nanohybrids offer high specific capacitance, excellent rate-capability, long-term stability and high energy density.

Graphical abstract: 2D quasi-ordered nitrogen-enriched porous carbon nanohybrids for high energy density supercapacitors
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Review Article

Fabrication of zero to three dimensional nanostructured molybdenum sulfides and their electrochemical and photocatalytic applications

A comprehensive review of nanostructured MoS2 with zero to three dimensional morphologies, exploring their electrocatalysis and photocatalysis potentials.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of zero to three dimensional nanostructured molybdenum sulfides and their electrochemical and photocatalytic applications
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Guided folding takes a start from the molecular imprinting of structured epitopes

Molecularly imprinted nanoparticles addressed at a structured epitope displayed structural recognition and promoted the structuration of the linear epitope-precursor.

Graphical abstract: Guided folding takes a start from the molecular imprinting of structured epitopes
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Structural evolution of concave trimetallic nanocubes with tunable ultra-thin shells for oxygen reduction reaction

For the large-scale commercial application of Pt-based catalysts, minimizing the usage of Pt while retaining the high catalytic activity is crucial.

Graphical abstract: Structural evolution of concave trimetallic nanocubes with tunable ultra-thin shells for oxygen reduction reaction
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Bottom-up electrochemical preparation of solid-state carbon nanodots directly from nitriles/ionic liquids using carbon-free electrodes and the applications in specific ferric ion detection and cell imaging

Solid-state carbon nanodots were generated from nitriles/ionic liquids via a bottom-up electrochemical strategy and successfully used in specific Fe3+ detection and bioimaging.

Graphical abstract: Bottom-up electrochemical preparation of solid-state carbon nanodots directly from nitriles/ionic liquids using carbon-free electrodes and the applications in specific ferric ion detection and cell imaging
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Effect of temperature on the viscoelastic properties of nano-confined liquid mixtures

Atomic force microscopy provides nanoscale insights into the molecular organisation and dynamics of confined liquids as a function of temperature.

Graphical abstract: Effect of temperature on the viscoelastic properties of nano-confined liquid mixtures
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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An effective way to increase the high-frequency permeability of Fe3O4 nanorods

The oriented Fe3O4 magnetic nanorods (NRs) were successfully synthesized with a high-frequecy permeability.

Graphical abstract: An effective way to increase the high-frequency permeability of Fe3O4 nanorods
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Hollow mesoporous raspberry-like colloids with removable caps as photoresponsive nanocontainers

The fabrication, characterisation and controlled cargo release of hollow mesoporous raspberry-like colloids (HMRCs), which are assembled by utilising host–guest complexation of cucurbit[8]uril (CB[8]) are described.

Graphical abstract: Hollow mesoporous raspberry-like colloids with removable caps as photoresponsive nanocontainers
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Generalized colloidal synthesis of high-quality, two-dimensional cesium lead halide perovskite nanosheets and their applications in photodetectors

A generalized colloidal approach has been developed to directly synthesize high-quality CsPbX3 (X = Cl, Br, and I) perovskite nanosheets.

Graphical abstract: Generalized colloidal synthesis of high-quality, two-dimensional cesium lead halide perovskite nanosheets and their applications in photodetectors
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Review Article

Nanopatterned polymer brushes: conformation, fabrication and applications

Nanopatterned polymer brushes provide versatile platforms for investigation of nanoscale phenomena at biointerfaces and for a wide range of applications in biotechnology and electronics.

Graphical abstract: Nanopatterned polymer brushes: conformation, fabrication and applications
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Review Article

Ratiometric fluorescence, electrochemiluminescence, and photoelectrochemical chemo/biosensing based on semiconductor quantum dots

Ratiometric fluorescent sensors, which can provide built-in self-calibration for the correction of a variety of analyte-independent factors, have attracted particular attention for analytical sensing and optical imaging with the potential to provide a precise and quantitative analysis.

Graphical abstract: Ratiometric fluorescence, electrochemiluminescence, and photoelectrochemical chemo/biosensing based on semiconductor quantum dots
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Feature Article

The Mendeleev–Meyer force project

Here we present the Mendeleev–Meyer Force Project which aims at tabulating all materials and substances in a fashion similar to the periodic table.

Graphical abstract: The Mendeleev–Meyer force project
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Self-assembly of carbon nanotubes in polymer melts: simulation of structural and electrical behaviour by hybrid particle-field molecular dynamics

Self-Assembly of bundle CNTs having different aspect ratios (ARs) in a polymer matrix.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of carbon nanotubes in polymer melts: simulation of structural and electrical behaviour by hybrid particle-field molecular dynamics
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Quantitatively analyzing the mechanism of giant circular dichroism in extrinsic plasmonic chiral nanostructures by tracking the interplay of electric and magnetic dipoles

We quantitatively analyzed the extrinsic plasmonic chirality by tracking the interplay of electric and magnetic modes which causes mixed electric and magnetic polarizability and responses for the CD.

Graphical abstract: Quantitatively analyzing the mechanism of giant circular dichroism in extrinsic plasmonic chiral nanostructures by tracking the interplay of electric and magnetic dipoles
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Shape-controlled continuous synthesis of metal nanostructures

A gas-liquid segmented flow is used in a microreactor for the continuous production of faceted nanocrystals.

Graphical abstract: Shape-controlled continuous synthesis of metal nanostructures
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Super-resolution imaging-based single particle tracking reveals dynamics of nanoparticle internalization by live cells

We combine super-resolution photoactivation localization microscopy (PALM) with single particle tracking (SPT) to explore the fast dynamics of nanoparticle-cell interactions with high spatial resolution.

Graphical abstract: Super-resolution imaging-based single particle tracking reveals dynamics of nanoparticle internalization by live cells
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

The formation of the smallest fullerene-like carbon cages on metal surfaces

It is shown by in situ electron microscopy that fullerene-like spherical clusters with diameters down to 0.4 nm and thus much smaller than C60 grow in a polymerized state on Co, Fe, or Ru surfaces.

Graphical abstract: The formation of the smallest fullerene-like carbon cages on metal surfaces
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Graphene homojunction: closed-edge bilayer graphene by pseudospin interaction

Depending on the sublattices they are propagated in, low-energy electrons or holes are labeled with pseudospin.

Graphical abstract: Graphene homojunction: closed-edge bilayer graphene by pseudospin interaction
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Structural evolution and mechanical behaviour of Pt nanoparticle superlattices at high pressure

High-pressure synchrotron SAXS experiments on Pt nanocrystal superlattices reveal four stages in the structural and mechanical property evolution upon compression.

Graphical abstract: Structural evolution and mechanical behaviour of Pt nanoparticle superlattices at high pressure
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Catching a virus in a molecular net

A metal–organic molecular net composed of tannic acid (TA) and iron(III) was constructed around the brome mosaic virus (BMV) particle to determine whether the added net could act as a transport barrier for water, and if the net could stabilize the virus in physically or chemically challenging environments.

Graphical abstract: Catching a virus in a molecular net
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Two-dimensional self-assembly of benzotriazole on an inert substrate

Fine tuning of experimental conditions allows dimensional control of benzotriazole species adsorbed on Au(111), revealing a subtle interplay between H-bonding, vdW inter-adsorbate and surface-adsorbate interactions, as highlighted both experimentally and theoretically.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional self-assembly of benzotriazole on an inert substrate
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Superior oxygen reduction electrocatalysis enabled by integrating hierarchical pores, Fe3C nanoparticles and bamboo-like carbon nanotubes

More active Fe3C nanoparticles in the channels of bamboo-like carbon nanotubes with 3D hierarchical micro-, meso- and macropores for oxygen reduction.

Graphical abstract: Superior oxygen reduction electrocatalysis enabled by integrating hierarchical pores, Fe3C nanoparticles and bamboo-like carbon nanotubes
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Communication

Direct fabrication of complex 3D hierarchical nanostructures by reactive ion etching of hollow sphere colloidal crystals

A straightforward hollow sphere colloidal lithography was developed to directly produce complex 3D hierarchical nanostructures.

Graphical abstract: Direct fabrication of complex 3D hierarchical nanostructures by reactive ion etching of hollow sphere colloidal crystals
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Epitaxial patterning of nanometer-thick Y3Fe5O12 films with low magnetic damping

Magnetic insulators such as yttrium iron garnet, Y3Fe5O12, with extremely low magnetic damping have opened the door for low power spin–orbitronics due to their low energy dissipation and efficient spin current generation and transmission.

Graphical abstract: Epitaxial patterning of nanometer-thick Y3Fe5O12 films with low magnetic damping
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Impurity effects on solid–solid transitions in atomic clusters

We use the harmonic superposition approach to examine how a single atom substitution affects low-temperature anomalies in the vibrational heat capacity (CV) of model nanoclusters.

Graphical abstract: Impurity effects on solid–solid transitions in atomic clusters
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Nanoscale orbital excitations and the infrared spectrum of a molecular Mott insulator: A15-Cs3C60

The quantum physics of ions and electrons of strongly correlated molecular conductors, superconductors and Mott insulators is fascinating especially in orbitally degenerate cases such as caesium fulleride, where nanoscale sized orbital excitations play an important role, also reflected by infrared spectra.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscale orbital excitations and the infrared spectrum of a molecular Mott insulator: A15-Cs3C60
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Ultra-efficient, widely tunable gold nanoparticle-based fiducial markers for X-ray imaging

We show the development of a new class of highly efficient, biocompatible fiducial markers for X-ray imaging and radiosurgery, based on polymer shells encapsulating engineered gold nanoparticle (AuNP) suspensions.

Graphical abstract: Ultra-efficient, widely tunable gold nanoparticle-based fiducial markers for X-ray imaging
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Feature Article

The Atomic scale structure of liquid metal–electrolyte interfaces

Electrochemical interfaces between immiscible liquids have lately received renewed interest, both for gaining fundamental insight as well as for applications in nanomaterial synthesis.

Graphical abstract: The Atomic scale structure of liquid metal–electrolyte interfaces
Open Access Communication

Unraveling a generic growth pattern in structure evolution of thiolate-protected gold nanoclusters

We bring to bear a new series of thiolate-protected gold nanoclusters with a unique growth pattern.

Graphical abstract: Unraveling a generic growth pattern in structure evolution of thiolate-protected gold nanoclusters
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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3D nanochannel electroporation for high-throughput cell transfection with high uniformity and dosage control

The “3D NEP Chip” with SEM images of critical components and high-throughput cell transfection with a fluorescent dye.

Graphical abstract: 3D nanochannel electroporation for high-throughput cell transfection with high uniformity and dosage control
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Direct in situ observation of ZnO nucleation and growth via transmission X-ray microscopy

The nucleation and growth of a nanostructure controls its size and morphology, and ultimately its functional properties.

Graphical abstract: Direct in situ observation of ZnO nucleation and growth via transmission X-ray microscopy
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Feature Article

Solid-state electrochemistry on the nanometer and atomic scales: the scanning probe microscopy approach

This brief review provides an overview of existing advanced scanning probe microscopy techniques used to probe nanoscale electrochemistry in solid state materials.

Graphical abstract: Solid-state electrochemistry on the nanometer and atomic scales: the scanning probe microscopy approach
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Ultra-small lipid–polymer hybrid nanoparticles for tumor-penetrating drug delivery

Ultra-small lipid–polymer hybrid nanoparticles are fabricated by a charge-based stabilization method. The treatment efficacy of a cancer drug-loaded, tumor-targeted formulation is evaluated in a mouse xenograft model and compared with a commonly used clinical drug formulation.

Graphical abstract: Ultra-small lipid–polymer hybrid nanoparticles for tumor-penetrating drug delivery
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

SiC7 siligraphene: a novel donor material with extraordinary sunlight absorption

The g-SiC7 siligraphene shows superior sunlight optical absorbance and is promising as a donor material in photovoltaics applications.

Graphical abstract: SiC7 siligraphene: a novel donor material with extraordinary sunlight absorption
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Pressure-driven opening of carbon nanotubes

The closing and opening of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is essential for their applications in nanoscale chemistry and biology.

Graphical abstract: Pressure-driven opening of carbon nanotubes
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Minireview

Multi-component superstructures self-assembled from nanocrystal building blocks

Synthetic strategies, superstructures, properties and applications of multi-component metamaterials self-assembled from nanocrystals have been highlighted in this minireview article.

Graphical abstract: Multi-component superstructures self-assembled from nanocrystal building blocks
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Understanding properties of engineered catalyst supports using contact angle measurements and X-Ray reflectivity

Using a combination of contact angle measurements and X-ray reflectivity, new correlations between the physicochemical properties of pristine and engineered catalyst substrates and carbon nanotube growth behavior have been established. This study advances the use of a non-thermochemical approach for catalyst substrate engineering.

Graphical abstract: Understanding properties of engineered catalyst supports using contact angle measurements and X-Ray reflectivity
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Realizing omnidirectional light harvesting by employing hierarchical architecture for dye sensitized solar cells

To improve the omnidirectional light-harvesting in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), here we present a dandelion-like structure composed of ZnO hemispherical shells and nanorods.

Graphical abstract: Realizing omnidirectional light harvesting by employing hierarchical architecture for dye sensitized solar cells
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Gold-doped silver nanocluster [Au3Ag38(SCH2Ph)24X5]2− (X = Cl or Br)

A novel 41-metal atom Au–Ag alloy nanocluster cocapped by thiolate and halogen atoms featuring an all-metallic face-fused biicosahedral Au2@AuAg20 rod-like kernel enwrapped by the outermost Ag18(SCH2Ph)24X3 shell was isolated and structurally characterized.

Graphical abstract: Gold-doped silver nanocluster [Au3Ag38(SCH2Ph)24X5]2− (X = Cl or Br)
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Review Article

Strain engineering of graphene: a review

Strain engineering is widely considered as an effective way of tuning the properties of graphene and has opened a new field called “straintronics”.

Graphical abstract: Strain engineering of graphene: a review
From the themed collection: 2016 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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This on-going web collection showcases all of the HOT Nanoscale articles published in 2016, as recommended by referees. Congratulations to all of the authors whose articles are featured.

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