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Atomic layer deposition for membrane interface engineering

Atomic layer deposition represents a burgeoning and appealing technique for membrane interface engineering.

Graphical abstract: Atomic layer deposition for membrane interface engineering
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Oxygen plasmas: a sharp chisel and handy trowel for nanofabrication

Oxygen plasmas feature certain properties that make them attractive not only for material removal via etching and sputtering, but also for driving and sustaining nucleation and growth of various nanostructures in plasma bulk and on plasma-exposed surfaces.

Graphical abstract: Oxygen plasmas: a sharp chisel and handy trowel for nanofabrication
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New opportunities for efficient N2 fixation by nanosheet photocatalysts

Catalytic ammonia synthesis from dinitrogen (N2) under mild conditions has been considered to be the “holy grail” of N2 fixation, which is one of the most important chemical processes in the agriculture, biological and industrial fields.

Graphical abstract: New opportunities for efficient N2 fixation by nanosheet photocatalysts
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The aerolysin nanopore: from peptidomic to genomic applications

The aerolysin pore (ARP) is a newly emerging nanopore that is richly charged, extensively used for peptide and protein sensing, as well as DNA sensing by different mechanisms.

Graphical abstract: The aerolysin nanopore: from peptidomic to genomic applications
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Plasmonics with two-dimensional semiconductors: from basic research to technological applications

Herein, we discuss the features, applications, open challenges and prospects of plasmonics with various classes of two-dimensional semiconductors “beyond graphene”.

Graphical abstract: Plasmonics with two-dimensional semiconductors: from basic research to technological applications
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Photodynamic therapy in 3D cancer models and the utilisation of nanodelivery systems

Testing Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) using nanoparticles on cells embedded in a 3-dimensional scaffold.

Graphical abstract: Photodynamic therapy in 3D cancer models and the utilisation of nanodelivery systems
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Current progress in black phosphorus materials and their applications in electrochemical energy storage

Recently, a new two-dimensional material, single- or few-layered black phosphorus (BP), has attracted considerable attention for applications in electrochemical energy storage, due to its ultrahigh theoretical capacity, and can hopefully become commercialized in the near future.

Graphical abstract: Current progress in black phosphorus materials and their applications in electrochemical energy storage
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Silicon-based nanotheranostics

The unique properties of mesoporous silicon, silica and organosilica nanoparticles allow designing multifunctional nanoarchitectures for imaging and targeted therapy.

Graphical abstract: Silicon-based nanotheranostics
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Multifrequency AFM: from origins to convergence

Since the inception of the atomic force microscope (AFM) in 1986, influential papers have been presented by the community and tremendous advances have been reported.

Graphical abstract: Multifrequency AFM: from origins to convergence
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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
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Nanoscale tailor-made membranes for precise and rapid molecular sieve separation

The latest advances and future perspectives in nanoscale tailor-made membranes for precise and rapid molecule sieving.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscale tailor-made membranes for precise and rapid molecular sieve separation
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Emerging materials for the fabrication of micro/nanomotors

This review highlights the emerging material classes that have demonstrated great potential in opening new horizons for future research in micro/nanomotors.

Graphical abstract: Emerging materials for the fabrication of micro/nanomotors
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Stabilization of noble metal nanostructures for catalysis and sensing

This feature article reviews our recent advances in the stabilization of noble metal nanocrystals for catalysis and sensing applications.

Graphical abstract: Stabilization of noble metal nanostructures for catalysis and sensing
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Chiral metamaterials via Moiré stacking

With their highly tunable chiroptical responses in combination with cost-effective and scalable fabrication, chiral metamaterials via moiré stacking are promising for a wide range of applications.

Graphical abstract: Chiral metamaterials via Moiré stacking
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Impact of nanoparticles on amyloid peptide and protein aggregation: a review with a focus on gold nanoparticles

The accelerating and inhibiting effects of nanoparticles on amyloid peptide aggregation are discussed for varying nanoparticle and peptide properties in the context of recent studies.

Graphical abstract: Impact of nanoparticles on amyloid peptide and protein aggregation: a review with a focus on gold nanoparticles
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Towards structural biology with super-resolution microscopy

The combination of DNA nanotechnology and single-molecule biochemistry allows the first step towards the investigation of the structural organization of a protein via SR microscopy.

Graphical abstract: Towards structural biology with super-resolution microscopy
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Native DNA electronics: is it a matter of nanoscale assembly?

Polyamines and phosphates interact in the cell nucleus to form cyclic modules (the nuclear aggregates of polyamines) that wrap the entire DNA. The resulting nanotubes have semiconducting features, and potentially, both shuttle the binding proteins and twist the histones.

Graphical abstract: Native DNA electronics: is it a matter of nanoscale assembly?
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Physical stimuli-responsive liposomes and polymersomes as drug delivery vehicles based on phase transitions in the membrane

Crystalline and liquid crystalline phases in the membrane lead to intriguing morphologies of vesicles for drug release upon physical stimulation.

Graphical abstract: Physical stimuli-responsive liposomes and polymersomes as drug delivery vehicles based on phase transitions in the membrane
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Evaluation of mesoporous silica nanoparticles for oral drug delivery – current status and perspective of MSNs drug carriers

Mesoporous silica nanocarriers are discussed as potential oral drug delivery systems, focusing on their advantages and limitations, and future perspectives.

Graphical abstract: Evaluation of mesoporous silica nanoparticles for oral drug delivery – current status and perspective of MSNs drug carriers
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The particle in the spider's web: transport through biological hydrogels

Transport through biological hydrogels is an important biological process and of fundamental importance for drug delivery.

Graphical abstract: The particle in the spider's web: transport through biological hydrogels
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Exploring oxygen in graphene chemical vapor deposition synthesis

The role of oxygen in graphene nucleation, growth, bilayer and multilayer formation, and etching is elucidated and reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Exploring oxygen in graphene chemical vapor deposition synthesis
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Recent advances in one-dimensional halide perovskites for optoelectronic applications

This article reviews the achievements in synthesis techniques and nanoscale optoelectronic applications based on one-dimensional metal–halide perovskite nanocrystals.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in one-dimensional halide perovskites for optoelectronic applications
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Design of smart targeted and responsive drug delivery systems with enhanced antibacterial properties

The use of antibiotics has been an epoch-making invention in the past few decades for the treatment of infectious diseases.

Graphical abstract: Design of smart targeted and responsive drug delivery systems with enhanced antibacterial properties
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AFM assessing of nanomechanical fingerprints for cancer early diagnosis and classification: from single cell to tissue level

AFM measurements could be employed to complement standard biopsy procedures, offering an objective, novel and quantitative diagnostic approach with the properties of a blind assay, allowing unbiased evaluation of the sample.

Graphical abstract: AFM assessing of nanomechanical fingerprints for cancer early diagnosis and classification: from single cell to tissue level
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Metal enhanced fluorescence biosensing: from ultra-violet towards second near-infrared window

To increase disease survival rates, there is a vital need for diagnosis at very preliminary stages.

Graphical abstract: Metal enhanced fluorescence biosensing: from ultra-violet towards second near-infrared window
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Fabrication and application of BN nanoparticles, nanosheets and their nanohybrids

Fabrication, properties and potentials of BN nanoparticles, nanosheets and their metallic, ceramic and polymeric composites are reviewed in terms of catalytic, medical, antibacterial, structural and tribological applications based on the most recent literature.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication and application of BN nanoparticles, nanosheets and their nanohybrids
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One-dimensional nanostructures of II–VI ternary alloys: synthesis, optical properties, and applications

One-dimensional (1D) nanostructures of II–VI ternary alloys are of prime interest due to their compatible features of both 1D nanostructures and semiconducting alloys.

Graphical abstract: One-dimensional nanostructures of II–VI ternary alloys: synthesis, optical properties, and applications
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Crystal structural design of exposed planes: express channels, high-rate capability cathodes for lithium-ion batteries

The rational design of crystal planes with express channels is an effective approach to develop the high-performance cathodes for lithium ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Crystal structural design of exposed planes: express channels, high-rate capability cathodes for lithium-ion batteries
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Treatment of neurodegenerative disorders through the blood–brain barrier using nanocarriers

This review highlights the recent advancements in the preparations and applications of nanocarriers in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders through the blood–brain barrier.

Graphical abstract: Treatment of neurodegenerative disorders through the blood–brain barrier using nanocarriers
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Multifunctional and self-propelled spherical Janus nano/micromotors: recent advances

Autonomous self-propelled multifunctional Janus nano/micromotors, which are able to convert different energies into mechanical motion.

Graphical abstract: Multifunctional and self-propelled spherical Janus nano/micromotors: recent advances
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Recent advances in the field of transition metal dichalcogenides for biomedical applications

Nanosheets of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDs), the graphene-like two-dimensional (2D) materials, exhibit a unique combination of properties and have attracted enormous research interest for a wide range of applications including catalysis, functional electronics, solid lubrication, photovoltaics, energy materials and most recently in biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the field of transition metal dichalcogenides for biomedical applications
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Occupational exposure to graphene based nanomaterials: risk assessment

The most significant routes associated with occupational exposure to graphene-based materials (GBMs) are the inhalation, cutaneous, ocular and oral ones. The manuscript presents a review of the in vivo toxicity data of GBMs after these exposure routes.

Graphical abstract: Occupational exposure to graphene based nanomaterials: risk assessment
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Nanostructured binary copper chalcogenides: synthesis strategies and common applications

Nanostructured binary copper chalcogenides (NBCCs) have been the subject of extensive research as promising candidates in energy-related and biological applications due to their advantageous properties, environmental compatibility, and abundance.

Graphical abstract: Nanostructured binary copper chalcogenides: synthesis strategies and common applications
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Three-dimensional graphene-based polymer nanocomposites: preparation, properties and applications

A schematic illustration of the fabrication strategies and applications of 3D-GPNCs is shown.

Graphical abstract: Three-dimensional graphene-based polymer nanocomposites: preparation, properties and applications
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Optical bio-chemical sensors based on whispering gallery mode resonators

Whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonators have attracted extensive attention and their unique characteristics have led to some remarkable achievements.

Graphical abstract: Optical bio-chemical sensors based on whispering gallery mode resonators
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Spontaneous directional transportations of water droplets on surfaces driven by gradient structures

Surfaces with gradient structures supply actuation for water droplets to attain spontaneous directional transportation. In this review, three typical gradient structures (wedge corners with an opening angle gradient, wedge-shaped surfaces, conical substrates) have been summarized based on recent studies. The detailed process of this spontaneous directional transportation and its influence factors and applications are also discussed in the following sections.

Graphical abstract: Spontaneous directional transportations of water droplets on surfaces driven by gradient structures
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Characterization techniques for nanoparticles: comparison and complementarity upon studying nanoparticle properties

Combined and carefully selected use of experimental techniques – understanding nanoparticle properties and optimizing performance in applications.

Graphical abstract: Characterization techniques for nanoparticles: comparison and complementarity upon studying nanoparticle properties
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Core–shell rare-earth-doped nanostructures in biomedicine

The current status of the use of core–shell rare-earth-doped nanoparticles in biomedical applications is reviewed highlighting the most relevant advances.

Graphical abstract: Core–shell rare-earth-doped nanostructures in biomedicine
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Nucleation of protein crystals – a nanoscopic perspective

A historical overview and state-of-the-art analysis of the mechanism of protein crystal nucleation from an experimentalist's perspective.

Graphical abstract: Nucleation of protein crystals – a nanoscopic perspective
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Nanofibrous scaffolds for biomedical applications

Tissue engineering is an emergent and very interesting research field, providing potential solutions for a myriad of challenges in healthcare.

Graphical abstract: Nanofibrous scaffolds for biomedical applications
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Rare-earth-free high energy product manganese-based magnetic materials

The constant drive to replace rare-earth metal magnets has initiated great interest in an alternative.

Graphical abstract: Rare-earth-free high energy product manganese-based magnetic materials
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How can nanotechnology help the fight against breast cancer?

Different nanomaterials have been developed to fight against breast cancer.

Graphical abstract: How can nanotechnology help the fight against breast cancer?
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Multifunctional nanostructured electrocatalysts for energy conversion and storage: current status and perspectives

Multifunctional electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), oxygen evolution reaction (OER) and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) have attracted widespread attention because of their important role in the application of various energy storage and conversion devices, such as fuel cells, metal–air, batteries and water splitting devices.

Graphical abstract: Multifunctional nanostructured electrocatalysts for energy conversion and storage: current status and perspectives
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Au25(SR)18: the captain of the great nanocluster ship

Au25(SR)18, as the captain of the great nanocluster ship, is capable of reviewing the history and guiding the future of the nanoclusters.

Graphical abstract: Au25(SR)18: the captain of the great nanocluster ship
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Quo vadis, unimolecular electronics?

This paper reviews the present status of unimolecular electronics (UME).

Graphical abstract: Quo vadis, unimolecular electronics?
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Recent progress of metal–graphene nanostructures in photocatalysis

This review summarizes the recent and advanced progress for the easy fabrication and design of metal–graphene-based nanostructures as photocatalysts using a range of approaches, including green and biogenic approaches.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress of metal–graphene nanostructures in photocatalysis
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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) based advanced dermal therapeutics: current trends and future potential

The search for effective and non-invasive delivery modules to transport therapeutic molecules across skin has led to the discovery of a number of nanocarriers (viz.: liposomes, ethosomes, dendrimers, etc.) in the last few decades.

Graphical abstract: Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) based advanced dermal therapeutics: current trends and future potential
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Predicting the impact of structural diversity on the performance of nanodiamond drug carriers

Diamond nanoparticles (nanodiamonds) are unique among carbon nanomaterials, and are quickly establishing a niché in the biomedical application domain.

Graphical abstract: Predicting the impact of structural diversity on the performance of nanodiamond drug carriers
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Polymer platforms for micro- and nanomotor fabrication

Artificial, self-propelled micro- and nanomotors are small devices capable of autonomous movement, which are a powerful scientific innovation for solving various medical and environmental issues.

Graphical abstract: Polymer platforms for micro- and nanomotor fabrication
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Recent advances in the nanoengineering of electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction

Go nano, go active: the performance of catalysts for electrocatalytic CO2 reduction can be improved by a range of nanoengineering strategies. Through these strategies, the catalyst's morphology, electronic structures and surrounding environment are finely tuned on a nanoscale.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the nanoengineering of electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction
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Swollen hexagonal liquid crystals as smart nanoreactors: implementation in materials chemistry for energy applications

Swollen hexagonal liquid crystals are versatile temples to synthesize nanomaterials for energy harvesting applications.

Graphical abstract: Swollen hexagonal liquid crystals as smart nanoreactors: implementation in materials chemistry for energy applications
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Recent developments of truly stretchable thin film electronic and optoelectronic devices

A panoramic review of the latest progress regarding truly stretchable electronic devices with all components themselves permitting elastic deformation.

Graphical abstract: Recent developments of truly stretchable thin film electronic and optoelectronic devices
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Recent advances in anti-angiogenic nanomedicines for cancer therapy

The controlled delivery of nanomedicine-based antiangiogenic inhibitors or chemotherapeutics can revitalize therapeutic success by vessel normalization.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in anti-angiogenic nanomedicines for cancer therapy
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Nanoarchitectures in dye-sensitized solar cells: metal oxides, oxide perovskites and carbon-based materials

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have aroused great interest as a potential renewable energy resource to fulfill the 21st century global energy demand.

Graphical abstract: Nanoarchitectures in dye-sensitized solar cells: metal oxides, oxide perovskites and carbon-based materials
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Optical sensing at the nanobiointerface of metal ion–optically-active nanocrystals

Optically-active nanocrystals (such as quantum dots and plasmonic noble metal nanoparticles) have received great attention due to their size-tunable optical properties.

Graphical abstract: Optical sensing at the nanobiointerface of metal ion–optically-active nanocrystals
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Programmable DNA switches and their applications

DNA switches are ideally suited for numerous nanotechnological applications, and increasing efforts are being directed toward their engineering.

Graphical abstract: Programmable DNA switches and their applications
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Light–matter interaction in the strong coupling regime: configurations, conditions, and applications

Resonance interaction between a molecular transition and a confined electromagnetic field can reach the coupling regime where coherent exchange of energy between light and matter becomes reversible.

Graphical abstract: Light–matter interaction in the strong coupling regime: configurations, conditions, and applications
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Recent advances in spectroelectrochemistry

The typical structures, types, principle, application, and prospects of different kinds of spectroelectrochemistry.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in spectroelectrochemistry
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Single cells in nanoshells for the functionalization of living cells

Inspired by nature, the different building blocks and special functions from nanoshells further optimize nanocoated single-cells, which have great potential in many applications.

Graphical abstract: Single cells in nanoshells for the functionalization of living cells
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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
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Technical challenges of working with extracellular vesicles

Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) are gaining interest as central players in liquid biopsies, with potential applications in diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic guidance in most pathological conditions.

Graphical abstract: Technical challenges of working with extracellular vesicles
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Gold nanoparticle-based colorimetric biosensors

Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) provide excellent platforms for the development of colorimetric biosensors as they can be easily functionalised, displaying different colours depending on their size, shape and state of aggregation.

Graphical abstract: Gold nanoparticle-based colorimetric biosensors
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Preparation of MoS2/TiO2 based nanocomposites for photocatalysis and rechargeable batteries: progress, challenges, and perspective

In this review, we first summarize the recent progress in MoS2/TiO2-based nanomaterials for applications in photocatalysis and rechargeable batteries.

Graphical abstract: Preparation of MoS2/TiO2 based nanocomposites for photocatalysis and rechargeable batteries: progress, challenges, and perspective
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In situ/operando characterization techniques for rechargeable lithium–sulfur batteries: a review

This review summarizes and classifies the recent progress of in situ/operando characterization techniques for Li–S batteries.

Graphical abstract: In situ/operando characterization techniques for rechargeable lithium–sulfur batteries: a review
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Nanotopography-based strategy for the precise manipulation of osteoimmunomodulation in bone regeneration

A nanotopography-based strategy to precisely manipulate the osteoimmune environment for bone regeneration.

Graphical abstract: Nanotopography-based strategy for the precise manipulation of osteoimmunomodulation in bone regeneration
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Advanced sensing, imaging, and therapy nanoplatforms based on Nd3+-doped nanoparticle composites exhibiting upconversion induced by 808 nm near-infrared light

Nd3+-Doped upconversion nanoparticles achieve the finest near-infrared window of tissue and can be applied to biosensing, bioimaging, and therapy.

Graphical abstract: Advanced sensing, imaging, and therapy nanoplatforms based on Nd3+-doped nanoparticle composites exhibiting upconversion induced by 808 nm near-infrared light
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Nanomaterials for the optical detection of fluoride

Recent advances in different nanomaterials-based approaches for optical F detection via colorimetric, fluorescent and chemiluminescent response are presented.

Graphical abstract: Nanomaterials for the optical detection of fluoride
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Nanoscale imaging and force probing of biomolecular systems using atomic force microscopy: from single molecules to living cells

Atomic force microscopy is a powerful tool for investigating nanoscale native molecular behaviors from single molecules to living cells.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscale imaging and force probing of biomolecular systems using atomic force microscopy: from single molecules to living cells
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Nanofabrication of mechano-bactericidal surfaces

The search for alternatives to standard methods of preventing bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on biotic and abiotic surfaces alike has led to the use of biomimetics to reinvent, through nanofabrication methods, surfaces whereby the nanostructured topography is directly responsible for bacterial inactivation through physico-mechanical means.

Graphical abstract: Nanofabrication of mechano-bactericidal surfaces
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Nanoparticle-based optical sensor arrays

Recent progress in nanoparticle-based optical sensor arrays toward the detection and discrimination of a wide range of analytes.

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