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Recent advances in micro-supercapacitors

Micro-supercapacitors (MSCs) possessing the remarkable features of high electrochemical performance and relatively small volume are promising candidates for energy storage in micro-devices.

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Bionicomposites

Incorporating nanomaterials in living systems could force the latter to produce “bionicomposites”.

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Blue perovskite light-emitting diodes: progress, challenges and future directions

We report on the progress, challenges and future directions of blue perovskite light-emitting diodes to facilitate their further development.

Graphical abstract: Blue perovskite light-emitting diodes: progress, challenges and future directions
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On the role of driving force in water transport through nanochannels within graphene oxide laminates

The comprehensive understanding of water transport in GO membranes is of great interest.

Graphical abstract: On the role of driving force in water transport through nanochannels within graphene oxide laminates
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Recent progress in transition metal phosphides with enhanced electrocatalysis for hydrogen evolution

The latest advances and perspectives in the development of TMP-based catalysts with enhanced electrocatalysis for hydrogen evolution.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in transition metal phosphides with enhanced electrocatalysis for hydrogen evolution
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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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The wettability of gas bubbles: from macro behavior to nano structures to applications

At the center of the image are two models of bubble wettability underwater, superaerophobicity and superaerophilicity. Around the image are the macroscopic behavior and microstructures of organisms in nature related to bubble wettability.

Graphical abstract: The wettability of gas bubbles: from macro behavior to nano structures to applications
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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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Exploring T-carbon for energy applications

T-carbon is a theoretically predicted but also a recently experimentally synthesized carbon allotrope, which is a promising material for next-generation energy applications. Due to its unique and fantastic properties, T-carbon can be potentially used in thermoelectrics, hydrogen storage, lithium ion batteries, etc.

Graphical abstract: Exploring T-carbon for energy applications
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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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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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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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Strategies to Improve the Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2: 3D Nanostructuring and Heterostructuring with Graphitic Carbon Nanomaterials

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Recent advances in nanomaterial-enabled acoustic devices for audible sound generation and detection

Acoustic devices are widely applied in telephone communication, human–computer voice interaction systems, medical ultrasound examination, and other applications.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in nanomaterial-enabled acoustic devices for audible sound generation and detection
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Liposome-based probes for molecular imaging: from basic research to the bedside

Molecular imaging is very important in disease diagnosis and prognosis.

Graphical abstract: Liposome-based probes for molecular imaging: from basic research to the bedside
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Ag-based Nanocomposites: Synthesis and Applications in Catalysis

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Towards fiber-, paper- and foam-like flexible solid-state supercapacitors: Electrode materials and device design

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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
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Polymer nanocomposites having a high filler content: synthesis, structures, properties, and applications

Approaches for the synthesis of high filler content polymer composites.

Graphical abstract: Polymer nanocomposites having a high filler content: synthesis, structures, properties, and applications
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Structural nanotechnology: three-dimensional cryo-EM and its use in the development of nanoplatforms for in vitro catalysis

Three-dimensional cryo-EM analysis of protein-based nanoreactors to improve in vitro catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Structural nanotechnology: three-dimensional cryo-EM and its use in the development of nanoplatforms for in vitro catalysis
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Hierarchical nanomaterials via biomolecular self-assembly and bioinspiration for energy and environmental applications

Self-assembled biomolecular nanostructure-inspired hierarchical hybrid nanomaterials present promising applications in energy and environmental fields.

Graphical abstract: Hierarchical nanomaterials via biomolecular self-assembly and bioinspiration for energy and environmental applications
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Nanolubricants dispersed with graphene and its derivatives: an assessment and review of the tribological performance

The potential applications of graphene and its derivatives dispersed nanolubricants for efficient lubrication of mating components is evident from ever-increasing research trend.

Graphical abstract: Nanolubricants dispersed with graphene and its derivatives: an assessment and review of the tribological performance
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Biological applications of terahertz technology based on nanomaterials and nanostructures

Nanomaterials and nanostructures improve THz biological sensing capabilities by enhancing THz generation and detection performance and offering outstanding detection quality.

Graphical abstract: Biological applications of terahertz technology based on nanomaterials and nanostructures
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The formation and detection techniques of oxygen vacancies in titanium oxide-based nanostructures

This review highlights different strategies and techniques for introducing and detecting oxygen vacancies in titanium oxide-based nanomaterials.

Graphical abstract: The formation and detection techniques of oxygen vacancies in titanium oxide-based nanostructures
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Hybrid carbon nanostructured fibers: stepping stone for intelligent textile-based electronics

The journey of smart textile-based wearable technologies first started with the attachment of sensors to fabrics, followed by embedding sensors in apparels.

Graphical abstract: Hybrid carbon nanostructured fibers: stepping stone for intelligent textile-based electronics
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Emerging 2D materials beyond graphene for ultrashort pulse generation in fiber lasers

The latest progress of emerging 2D materials applied in ultrafast fiber lasers is summarized, and perspectives and challenges are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Emerging 2D materials beyond graphene for ultrashort pulse generation in fiber lasers
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Na3V2(PO4)3: an advanced cathode for sodium-ion batteries

Sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) are considered to be the most promising electrochemical energy storage devices for large-scale grid and electric vehicle applications due to the advantages of resource abundance and cost-effectiveness.

Graphical abstract: Na3V2(PO4)3: an advanced cathode for sodium-ion batteries
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Effect of perovskite film morphology on device performance of perovskite light-emitting diodes

The device performance and long-term stability of perovskite light-emitting diodes (PeLEDs) can be improved by morphological control of perovskite films such as film modification, interface engineering, and quasi 2D.

Graphical abstract: Effect of perovskite film morphology on device performance of perovskite light-emitting diodes
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Function-driven engineering of 1D carbon nanotubes and 0D carbon dots: mechanism, properties and applications

Metal-free carbonaceous nanomaterials have witnessed a renaissance of interest due to the surge in the realm of nanotechnology.

Graphical abstract: Function-driven engineering of 1D carbon nanotubes and 0D carbon dots: mechanism, properties and applications
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Applications of nanoparticles in biomedical imaging

An urgent need for early detection and diagnosis of diseases continuously pushes the advancements of imaging modalities and contrast agents. Nanoparticles as imaging contrast agents demonstrate more advantages and have promise to greatly benefit clinical practice.

Graphical abstract: Applications of nanoparticles in biomedical imaging
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Micro/nanomachines: what is needed for them to become a real force in cancer therapy?

A biomedical perspective is used to assess micro/nanomotor-based anticancer drug delivery systems with recommendations for their effective future development.

Graphical abstract: Micro/nanomachines: what is needed for them to become a real force in cancer therapy?
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Nanoparticle heterogeneity: an emerging structural parameter influencing particle fate in biological media?

Intra- and inter-nanoparticle heterogeneities are underappreciated parameters in the evaluation of nanoparticles’ biomedical performance.

Graphical abstract: Nanoparticle heterogeneity: an emerging structural parameter influencing particle fate in biological media?
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Electrochemical exfoliation of graphene-like two-dimensional nanomaterials

Electrochemical exfoliation of graphene-like two-dimensional nanomaterials such as monoelemental Xenes, TMDs, MOFs, and MXene is introduced in detail.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical exfoliation of graphene-like two-dimensional nanomaterials
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Polymer nanoparticles for the intravenous delivery of anticancer drugs: the checkpoints on the road from the synthesis to clinical translation

The checkpoints for polymer nanoformulations from synthesis to clinic application are proposed as guidelines to develop safe and effective therapeutics.

Graphical abstract: Polymer nanoparticles for the intravenous delivery of anticancer drugs: the checkpoints on the road from the synthesis to clinical translation
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Recent advances in nanomaterials for enhanced photothermal therapy of tumors

Recent advances in nanomaterials for enhanced therapeutic efficacy of photothermal therapy in tumor treatment were highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in nanomaterials for enhanced photothermal therapy of tumors
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Self-assembly on optical fibers: a powerful nanofabrication tool for next generation “lab-on-fiber” optrodes

A comprehensive review of the self-assembly techniques applied to the development of nanostructured sensing devices based on optical fibers.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly on optical fibers: a powerful nanofabrication tool for next generation “lab-on-fiber” optrodes
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Synthesis, purification, properties and characterization of sorted single-walled carbon nanotubes

Various preferential growth and post-synthesis purification techniques have been developed for sorting SWCNTs with high purity and yield.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, purification, properties and characterization of sorted single-walled carbon nanotubes
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Tailoring porous carbon spheres for supercapacitors

In this review, we provide a comprehensive summarization of the syntheses of porous carbon spheres with tailored structures for supercapacitors. Five categories of synthetic methodologies are generally discussed.

Graphical abstract: Tailoring porous carbon spheres for supercapacitors
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Materials and design of nanostructured broadband light absorbers for advanced light-to-heat conversion

Recent progress in light-to-heat conversion materials and their structural design for light-driven applications are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Materials and design of nanostructured broadband light absorbers for advanced light-to-heat conversion
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Two-dimensional black phosphorus: its fabrication, functionalization and applications

Phosphorus, one of the most abundant elements in the Earth (∼0.1%), has attracted much attention in the last five years since the rediscovery of two-dimensional (2D) black phosphorus (BP) in 2014.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional black phosphorus: its fabrication, functionalization and 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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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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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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Recent advances in electrocatalysts toward the oxygen reduction reaction: the case of PtNi octahedra

This review addresses the recent important developments in PtNi-based octahedral electrocatalysts as potential electrode candidates for the oxygen reduction reaction.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in electrocatalysts toward the oxygen reduction reaction: the case of PtNi octahedra
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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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