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Themed collection National Nanotechnology Day

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Review Article

Nanotechnology and nanomaterial-based no-wash electrochemical biosensors: from design to application

Versatile design strategies for fabricating no-wash electrochemical biosensors are deeply summarized and the challenges and future prospects are presented.

Graphical abstract: Nanotechnology and nanomaterial-based no-wash electrochemical biosensors: from design to application
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Monodisperse nanoparticles for catalysis and nanomedicine

Monodisperse nanoparticles are successful model systems for understanding structure–property relationships at the nanoscale and applications like catalysis and nanomedicine.

Graphical abstract: Monodisperse nanoparticles for catalysis and nanomedicine
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Review Article

The application of nanotechnology in enhancing immunotherapy for cancer treatment: current effects and perspective

Cancer immunotherapy is emerging as a promising treatment modality that suppresses and eliminates tumors by re-activating and maintaining the tumor-immune cycle, and further enhancing the body's anti-tumor immune response.

Graphical abstract: The application of nanotechnology in enhancing immunotherapy for cancer treatment: current effects and perspective
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Laser additive nano-manufacturing under ambient conditions

A review of state-of-the-art additive nano-manufacturing with lasers under ambient conditions.

Graphical abstract: Laser additive nano-manufacturing under ambient conditions
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Recent development of carbon quantum dots regarding their optical properties, photoluminescence mechanism, and core structure

Carbon quantum dots (CDs) are a relatively new class of carbon nanomaterials which have been studied very much in the last fifteen years to improve their already favorable properties.

Graphical abstract: Recent development of carbon quantum dots regarding their optical properties, photoluminescence mechanism, and core structure
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Recent advances in functionalized MnO2 nanosheets for biosensing and biomedicine applications

Schematic illustration of MnO2 nanosheets for applications in biosensing, bioimaging, drug delivery and cancer therapy.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in functionalized MnO2 nanosheets for biosensing and biomedicine applications
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Plasmonic metal–semiconductor photocatalysts and photoelectrochemical cells: a review

This article gives a comprehensive review of plasmonic metal–semiconductor photocatalysts and photoelectrochemical cells with an emphasis on materials design.

Graphical abstract: Plasmonic metal–semiconductor photocatalysts and photoelectrochemical cells: a review
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Communication

Enhanced electrochemical biosensor and supercapacitor with 3D porous architectured graphene via salt impregnated inkjet maskless lithography

Advances in solution-phase graphene patterning has provided a facile route for rapid, low-cost and scalable manufacturing of electrochemical devices, even on flexible substrates.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced electrochemical biosensor and supercapacitor with 3D porous architectured graphene via salt impregnated inkjet maskless lithography
Communication

Tumour microenvironment-responsive semiconducting polymer-based self-assembling nanotheranostics

The nanoparticles exhibit excellent tumor accumulation and lead to complete tumor eradication with low power NIR laser irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Tumour microenvironment-responsive semiconducting polymer-based self-assembling nanotheranostics
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Urchin-like NiO–NiCo2O4 heterostructure microsphere catalysts for enhanced rechargeable non-aqueous Li–O2 batteries

Benefiting from the synergetic effect between NiO and NiCo2O4 and the heterostructure, urchin-like NiO–NiCo2O4 microspheres exhibited favorable electrocatalytic performance for Li–O2 batteries.

Graphical abstract: Urchin-like NiO–NiCo2O4 heterostructure microsphere catalysts for enhanced rechargeable non-aqueous Li–O2 batteries
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular Articles
Communication

Electrohydrodynamic printing of silver nanowires for flexible and stretchable electronics

High-resolution, large-scale printing of highly conductive AgNWs for flexible and stretchable electronics using EHD printing is presented. The printed patterns show the smallest line width of 45 μm and electrical conductivity as high as ∼5.6 × 106 S m−1. AgNW-based wearable heaters and ECG electrodes are fabricated.

Graphical abstract: Electrohydrodynamic printing of silver nanowires for flexible and stretchable electronics
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day
Communication

Type-I van der Waals heterostructure formed by MoS2 and ReS2 monolayers

Monolayers of ReS2 and MoS2 form a type-I van der Waals heterostructure with both the electrons and the holes confined in the ReS2 layer.

Graphical abstract: Type-I van der Waals heterostructure formed by MoS2 and ReS2 monolayers
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day
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Brilliant blue, green, yellow, and red fluorescent diamond particles: synthesis, characterization, and multiplex imaging demonstrations

Rapid thermal annealing of electron irradiated nanoscale type Ib diamond particles facilitates formation of various nitrogen-related fluorescent color centers, providing either red, yellow, green, or blue fluorescence for downstream multiplex imaging applications.

Graphical abstract: Brilliant blue, green, yellow, and red fluorescent diamond particles: synthesis, characterization, and multiplex imaging demonstrations
From the themed collection: Nanocarbons
Open Access Paper

A highly sensitive printed humidity sensor based on a functionalized MWCNT/HEC composite for flexible electronics application

Fully printed, functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube (FMWCNT)/hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) composite-based humidity sensor.

Graphical abstract: A highly sensitive printed humidity sensor based on a functionalized MWCNT/HEC composite for flexible electronics application
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day
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Lysosome-targeted carbon dots for ratiometric imaging of formaldehyde in living cells

CDs based ratiometric fluorescent probe for formaldehyde was developed and successfully employed in bioimaging of formaldehyde in lysosome.

Graphical abstract: Lysosome-targeted carbon dots for ratiometric imaging of formaldehyde in living cells
From the themed collection: Nanocarbons
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2D/2D heterojunction of Ti3C2/g-C3N4 nanosheets for enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution

The separation of photogenerated carriers and photocatalytic hydrogen production efficiency was greatly enhanced by the 2D/2D heterojunction of Ti3C2/g-C3N4.

Graphical abstract: 2D/2D heterojunction of Ti3C2/g-C3N4 nanosheets for enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular Articles
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Controlling the 3-D morphology of Ni–Fe-based nanocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction

The 3-D morphology plays a key role in the optimization of the electrocatalytic activity and stability of nanocatalysts for the OER.

Graphical abstract: Controlling the 3-D morphology of Ni–Fe-based nanocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day
Open Access Paper

Hybrid plasmonic Au–TiN vertically aligned nanocomposites: a nanoscale platform towards tunable optical sensing

A tailorable Au–TiN hybrid plasmonic nanocomposite with tunable optical functionality has been demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Hybrid plasmonic Au–TiN vertically aligned nanocomposites: a nanoscale platform towards tunable optical sensing
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day
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Ultrasensitive, flexible, and low-cost nanoporous piezoresistive composites for tactile pressure sensing

We report a facile sacrificial casting–etching method to synthesize nanoporous carbon nanotube/polymer composites for ultra-sensitive and low-cost piezoresistive pressure sensors.

Graphical abstract: Ultrasensitive, flexible, and low-cost nanoporous piezoresistive composites for tactile pressure sensing
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day
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Motion recognition by a liquid filled tubular triboelectric nanogenerator

A liquid-polymer tubular triboelectric nanogenerator constructed by combing conductive liquid and a stretchable elastomer tube to achieve multifunctional sensing.

Graphical abstract: Motion recognition by a liquid filled tubular triboelectric nanogenerator
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day
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In situ grown nickel selenide on graphene nanohybrid electrodes for high energy density asymmetric supercapacitors

A NiSe–G∥AC asymmetric supercapacitor with both pseudocapacitance and EDLC mechanisms provides an energy density of 50.1 W h kg−1 and a power density of 816 W kg−1.

Graphical abstract: In situ grown nickel selenide on graphene nanohybrid electrodes for high energy density asymmetric supercapacitors
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day
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Robust N-doped carbon aerogels strongly coupled with iron–cobalt particles as efficient bifunctional catalysts for rechargeable Zn–air batteries

Porous “dual-network” N–carbon aerogel anchored FeCo particles are developed as an effective bifunctional electrocatalyst through a novel composite hydrogel strategy.

Graphical abstract: Robust N-doped carbon aerogels strongly coupled with iron–cobalt particles as efficient bifunctional catalysts for rechargeable Zn–air batteries
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day
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Spray coating of the PCBM electron transport layer significantly improves the efficiency of p-i-n planar perovskite solar cells

The p-i-n structure for perovskite solar cells has recently shown significant advantages in minimal hysteresis effects, and scalable manufacturing potential using low-temperature solution processing.

Graphical abstract: Spray coating of the PCBM electron transport layer significantly improves the efficiency of p-i-n planar perovskite solar cells
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day
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Layer-by-layer assembly of MXene and carbon nanotubes on electrospun polymer films for flexible energy storage

Highly flexible and foldable supercapacitor electrodes were fabricated by the layer-by-layer assembly of Ti3C2Tx (MXene) nanoflakes with carbon nanotubes on electrospun polymer fiber networks.

Graphical abstract: Layer-by-layer assembly of MXene and carbon nanotubes on electrospun polymer films for flexible energy storage
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day
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Unexpected insights into antibacterial activity of zinc oxide nanoparticles against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Zinc oxide nanoparticles cause marked up-regulation of pyrimidine biosynthesis and sugar metabolism but consistent down-regulation of amino acid synthesis in MRSA, suggesting a previously unrecognized mechanism of action.

Graphical abstract: Unexpected insights into antibacterial activity of zinc oxide nanoparticles against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day
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Mechanisms of the oxygen reduction reaction on B- and/or N-doped carbon nanomaterials with curvature and edge effects

The curvature and edge effects on ORR activities of both isolated B/N doped and BN codoped carbon nanomaterials are investigated.

Graphical abstract: Mechanisms of the oxygen reduction reaction on B- and/or N-doped carbon nanomaterials with curvature and edge effects
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day
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Composite CD-MOF nanocrystals-containing microspheres for sustained drug delivery

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), which are typically embedded in polymer matrices as composites, are emerging as a new class of carriers for sustained drug delivery.

Graphical abstract: Composite CD-MOF nanocrystals-containing microspheres for sustained drug delivery
From the themed collection: National Nanotechnology Day
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About this collection

National Nanotechnology Day is an annual celebration in the US featuring a series of community-led events and activities on or around October 9 to help raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10–9 meters. More information is available here: https://www.nano.gov/node/2553

Now in its fourth year, the theme for this year's National nanotechnology Day is: "Building the Future with Nano."

To celebrate we have put together a series of top articles by US researchers published recently across the nanoscale journal family. We hope that you enjoy reading them!

Articles free to access until the end of October 2019.

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