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Traps in metal halide perovskites: characterization and passivation

Understanding and passivating the traps in metal halide perovskites for the fabrication of more stable and efficient devices.

Graphical abstract: Traps in metal halide perovskites: characterization and passivation
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Topochemical synthesis of low-dimensional nanomaterials

Over the past several decades, nanomaterials have been extensively studied owing to having a series of unique physical and chemical properties that exceed those of conventional bulk materials.

Graphical abstract: Topochemical synthesis of low-dimensional nanomaterials
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Interfacial control and design of conductive nanomaterials for transparent nanocomposite electrodes

Facile charge transfer-modulated interfacial control and design for the development of high-performance transparent nanocomposite electrodes.

Graphical abstract: Interfacial control and design of conductive nanomaterials for transparent nanocomposite electrodes
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Luminescent lanthanide metal–organic framework nanoprobes: from fundamentals to bioapplications

This minireview summarizes the recent advances in the emerging field of luminescent Ln-MOF nanoprobes, covering from fundamental insights to bioapplications.

Graphical abstract: Luminescent lanthanide metal–organic framework nanoprobes: from fundamentals to bioapplications
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A mini-review: emerging all-solid-state energy storage electrode materials for flexible devices

New technologies for future electronics such as personal healthcare devices and foldable smartphones require emerging developments in flexible energy storage devices as power sources.

Graphical abstract: A mini-review: emerging all-solid-state energy storage electrode materials for flexible devices
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Plant celluloses, hemicelluloses, lignins, and volatile oils for the synthesis of nanoparticles and nanostructured materials

A huge variety of plants are harvested worldwide and their different constituents can be converted into a broad range of bionanomaterials.

Graphical abstract: Plant celluloses, hemicelluloses, lignins, and volatile oils for the synthesis of nanoparticles and nanostructured materials
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Advanced electrocatalysts based on two-dimensional transition metal hydroxides and their composites for alkaline oxygen reduction reaction

The progress in developing advanced electrocatalysts mainly based on two-dimensional hydroxides and their composites for alkaline oxygen reduction reaction is reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Advanced electrocatalysts based on two-dimensional transition metal hydroxides and their composites for alkaline oxygen reduction reaction
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Key considerations in designing CRISPR/Cas9-carrying nanoparticles for therapeutic genome editing

CRISPR-Cas9, the breakthrough genome-editing technology, has emerged as a promising tool to prevent and cure various diseases.

Graphical abstract: Key considerations in designing CRISPR/Cas9-carrying nanoparticles for therapeutic genome editing
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Review Article

Self-assembled nitride–metal nanocomposites: recent progress and future prospects

Self-assembled nitride–metal nanocomposites offering flexible geometrical control and tunable functionalities towards metamaterial design and nanophotonic devices.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembled nitride–metal nanocomposites: recent progress and future prospects
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Review Article

Circularly polarized luminescence of nanoassemblies via multi-dimensional chiral architecture control

Circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) is currently an important chiroptical properties among chiral systems. By tuning the dimensional architectures of nanoassemblies, the CPL properties could be effectively tuned and boosted.

Graphical abstract: Circularly polarized luminescence of nanoassemblies via multi-dimensional chiral architecture control
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Recent advances in research on anodes for safe and efficient lithium–metal batteries

Recent study results on lithium metal anodes are systematically analyzed to sort out hints for the battery research community to tackle the key challenges facing the practical commercialization of lithium–metal batteries.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in research on anodes for safe and efficient lithium–metal batteries
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Ice-assisted synthesis of functional nanomaterials: the use of quasi-liquid layers as nanoreactors and reaction accelerators

Ice-assisted synthesis for the development of tailor-made materials with desired morphology and properties.

Graphical abstract: Ice-assisted synthesis of functional nanomaterials: the use of quasi-liquid layers as nanoreactors and reaction accelerators
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Recent advances in engineering active sites for photocatalytic CO2 reduction

This review highlights recent advances in the strategies for engineering active sites on surfaces and in open frameworks toward photocatalytic CO2 reduction.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in engineering active sites for photocatalytic CO2 reduction
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Recent advances in solution-processed photodetectors based on inorganic and hybrid photo-active materials

In this review, the progress in photodetector devices focusing on inorganic and hybrid photo-active materials by low cost wet-chemistry methods, which will bring about the prospect of a new era, has been carefully summarized.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in solution-processed photodetectors based on inorganic and hybrid photo-active materials
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Review Article

Functional supramolecular gels based on pillar[n]arene macrocycles

Recent developments of functional supramolecular gel materials constructed from pillararenes have been overviewed.

Graphical abstract: Functional supramolecular gels based on pillar[n]arene macrocycles
From the themed collection: 2019 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Review Article

Photocorrosion inhibition of CdS-based catalysts for photocatalytic overall water splitting

The urgent need for clean and renewable energy drives the exploration of effective strategies to produce hydrogen.

Graphical abstract: Photocorrosion inhibition of CdS-based catalysts for photocatalytic overall water splitting
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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An in situ and real time study of the formation of CdSe NCs

In situ studies are crucial to demonstrate that magic-size clusters are always intermediates in the formation of regular NCs.

Graphical abstract: An in situ and real time study of the formation of CdSe NCs
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

High broadband photoconductivity of few-layered MoS2 field-effect transistors measured using multi-terminal methods: effects of contact resistance

Among layered 2D semiconductors, MoS2 is an excellent candidate for applications in optoelectronics and integrated circuits due to its layer-dependent tunable bandgap, high ON/OFF current ratio in FETs and strong light–matter interaction.

Graphical abstract: High broadband photoconductivity of few-layered MoS2 field-effect transistors measured using multi-terminal methods: effects of contact resistance
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

An energy efficient bi-functional electrode for continuous cation-selective capacitive deionization

A high desalination rate with low energy consumption was enabled using a bi-functional Na2VTi(PO4)3@C electrode in symmetrical cation-selective CDI.

Graphical abstract: An energy efficient bi-functional electrode for continuous cation-selective capacitive deionization
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Salient features of medical nanoparticles in biological fluids from an analytical ultracentrifuge

Deciphering the behavior of degradable nanoparticles in biological fluids is demonstrated by interference-free assessment. The resultant vastly different erosion characteristics provide a necessary stepping stone for their design toward translation.

Graphical abstract: Salient features of medical nanoparticles in biological fluids from an analytical ultracentrifuge
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Molecular hot spots in surface-enhanced Raman scattering

This work reports that aromatic molecules adsorbed on the Au surface can create “molecular hot spots” for electromagnetic enhancement of surface-enhanced Raman scattering.

Graphical abstract: Molecular hot spots in surface-enhanced Raman scattering
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Communication

On the identification of twinning in body-centred cubic nanoparticles

This Communication describes diagnostic approaches to identify BCC twinning based on shape as well as electron microscopy and diffraction signatures.

Graphical abstract: On the identification of twinning in body-centred cubic nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

A defective g-C3N4/RGO/TiO2 composite from hydrogen treatment for enhanced visible-light photocatalytic H2 production

g-C3N4/RGO/TiO2 with nitrogen and oxygen vacancies possesses an efficient H2 evolution rate, which exceeds that of g-C3N4/RGO/TiO2 without vacancy defects.

Graphical abstract: A defective g-C3N4/RGO/TiO2 composite from hydrogen treatment for enhanced visible-light photocatalytic H2 production
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

In vivo live imaging of bone using shortwave infrared fluorescent quantum dots

Bone plays an increasingly critical role in human health and disease.

Graphical abstract: In vivo live imaging of bone using shortwave infrared fluorescent quantum dots
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Communication

Supramolecular assembly of DNA-constructed vesicles

The self-assembly of DNA hybrids with tetraphenylethylene sticky ends into vesicular architectures is demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular assembly of DNA-constructed vesicles
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

The formation and shape transformation mechanism of a triangular Au nanoplate revealed by liquid-cell TEM

Direct liquid-cell TEM investigations highlight the significance of thermodynamics and kinetics during the formation and growth of a Au triangular nanoplate.

Graphical abstract: The formation and shape transformation mechanism of a triangular Au nanoplate revealed by liquid-cell TEM
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Communication

Elucidating the mechanism of the surface functionalization dependent neurotoxicity of graphene family nanomaterials

Differentially functionalized graphene caused different neurotoxicities. G-COOH, G-OH, and RGO induced more severe acute toxicity than G-NH2, while G-NH2 caused more persistent toxicity and more disturbance of the cellular metabolism.

Graphical abstract: Elucidating the mechanism of the surface functionalization dependent neurotoxicity of graphene family nanomaterials
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

Exciplex emissive supramolecular polymer formed by tuning molecular conformation

The strong exciplex emission of the supramolecular polymer I with yellow emission was a consequence of the intramolecular charge transfer interactions in a mixed DMSO/H2O (60 : 40–1 : 99 v/v) solution.

Graphical abstract: Exciplex emissive supramolecular polymer formed by tuning molecular conformation
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Rational design of MXene@TiO2 nanoarray enabling dual lithium polysulfide chemisorption towards high-performance lithium–sulfur batteries

A novel heterostructure consisting of highly ordered TiO2 nanoarrays grown on the MXene nanosheets displays formidable dual chemisorption capability to trap polysulfides and superior electrochemical performance for Li–S batteries.

Graphical abstract: Rational design of MXene@TiO2 nanoarray enabling dual lithium polysulfide chemisorption towards high-performance lithium–sulfur batteries
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Quantitative determination of mechanical stability in the novel coronavirus spike protein

Unveiling the nanomechanical stability of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein

Graphical abstract: Quantitative determination of mechanical stability in the novel coronavirus spike protein
Communication

A combination of an organic alloy and a heterojunction towards a rod–tail helix architecture with dual-color-emitting properties

An unprecedented core–shell structure was constructed by a co-assembly process. The organic alloy BA0.72BN0.28 can deposit on the BA rod via a solution-epitaxy first and then spread out at the tip by turning it into its original helical morphology.

Graphical abstract: A combination of an organic alloy and a heterojunction towards a rod–tail helix architecture with dual-color-emitting properties
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

A stimulated liquid–gas phase transition nanoprobe dedicated to enhance the microwave thermoacoustic imaging contrast of breast tumors

Microwave-induced thermoacoustic imaging (MTAI), combining the advantages of the high contrast of microwave imaging and the high resolution of ultrasonic imaging, is a potential candidate for breast tumor detection.

Graphical abstract: A stimulated liquid–gas phase transition nanoprobe dedicated to enhance the microwave thermoacoustic imaging contrast of breast tumors
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Bimetallic MOF-derived hollow ZnNiC nano-boxes for efficient microwave absorption

A hollow bimetallic metal organic framework was pyrolyzed to fabricate hollow ZnNiC nanocomposites for efficient microwave absorption.

Graphical abstract: Bimetallic MOF-derived hollow ZnNiC nano-boxes for efficient microwave absorption
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

In situ construction of a self-assembled AIE probe for tumor hypoxia imaging

A novel hypoxia-responsive fluorescent probe of a hydrophilic azobenzene containing copolymer combined with a carbamate linkage and anionic water-soluble tetraphenylethene by using the in situ self-assembly concept for tumor hypoxia imaging is reported.

Graphical abstract: In situ construction of a self-assembled AIE probe for tumor hypoxia imaging
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

A novel αvβ3 integrin-targeted NIR-II nanoprobe for multimodal imaging-guided photothermal therapy of tumors in vivo

A novel NIR-II probe QT-RGD consisting of a NIR-II fluorophore and two tumor-targeting cyclic-RGD peptides was reported. In vitro and in vivo studies show that it could be successfully used for multimodal NIR-II/PA/SPECT imaging and photothermal therapy of malignant tumor.

Graphical abstract: A novel αvβ3 integrin-targeted NIR-II nanoprobe for multimodal imaging-guided photothermal therapy of tumors in vivo
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Ligand-assisted capping growth of self-supporting ultrathin FeNi-LDH nanosheet arrays with atomically dispersed chromium atoms for efficient electrocatalytic water oxidation

Ligand-assisted capping grown ultrathin FeNi-LDH nanosheet arrays with atomically dispersed Cr atoms afford an exceptional activity for the oxygen evolution reaction.

Graphical abstract: Ligand-assisted capping growth of self-supporting ultrathin FeNi-LDH nanosheet arrays with atomically dispersed chromium atoms for efficient electrocatalytic water oxidation
Communication

Optomechanical resonating probe for very high frequency sensing of atomic forces

An optomechanical probe is introduced that operates at very high frequency, opening up a pathway to the measurement of atomic forces at shorter timescale.

Graphical abstract: Optomechanical resonating probe for very high frequency sensing of atomic forces
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Penetration of the blood–brain barrier and the anti-tumour effect of a novel PLGA-lysoGM1/DOX micelle drug delivery system

a) Diagram depicting the preparation of drug delivery system of PLGA-lysoGM1/DOX micelles. b) Schematic illustration of micelles elicited antitumor. c) Micelles cross BBB via micropinocytosis and autophagy/lysosomal pathways.

Graphical abstract: Penetration of the blood–brain barrier and the anti-tumour effect of a novel PLGA-lysoGM1/DOX micelle drug delivery system
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

Hybrid polymer/porous silicon nanofibers for loading and sustained release of synthetic DNA-based responsive devices

Synthetic DNA-based oligonucleotides are loaded into porous silicon nanoparticles and incorporated into polymer nanofibers. The functionality of these input-responsive nanodevices is retained following release from the hybrid nanofibers.

Graphical abstract: Hybrid polymer/porous silicon nanofibers for loading and sustained release of synthetic DNA-based responsive devices
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

AIE nanodots scaffolded by mini-ferritin protein for cellular imaging and photodynamic therapy

A new type of AIE nanodots has been fabricated for both cell imaging and photodynamic therapy via a simple method using a highly negatively charged mini-ferritin protein as the scaffold.

Graphical abstract: AIE nanodots scaffolded by mini-ferritin protein for cellular imaging and photodynamic therapy
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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A single microwire near-infrared exciton–polariton light-emitting diode

Exciton-polariton LED composed of a ZnO:Ga MW and p-GaAs template serving hole supplier is demonstrated, and its working characteristics in the near-infrared spectrum.

Graphical abstract: A single microwire near-infrared exciton–polariton light-emitting diode
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Ultra-broadband photon harvesting in large-area few-layer MoS2 nanostripe gratings

Flat optics photon harvesting, based on cm-scale MoS2 nanostripe arrays, induces an ultra-broadband enhancement (≈400%) of optical absorption.

Graphical abstract: Ultra-broadband photon harvesting in large-area few-layer MoS2 nanostripe gratings
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Boosting potassium-storage performance via the functional design of a heterostructured Bi2S3@RGO composite

The potassium storage performance is boosted by virtue of the fabrication of a heterostructure Bi2S3@RGO composite via the visible-light-assisted reaction.

Graphical abstract: Boosting potassium-storage performance via the functional design of a heterostructured Bi2S3@RGO composite
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Construction of covalent organic framework with unique double-ring pore for size-matching adsorption of uranium

A new type of COF with a double-ring pore shows a size-matching adsorption effect for uranium with removal rate up to 99.8%.

Graphical abstract: Construction of covalent organic framework with unique double-ring pore for size-matching adsorption of uranium
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Enhanced structural and magnetic properties of fcc colloidal crystals of cobalt nanoparticles

We report the elaboration of supercrystals made up of dodecanoic acid-coated 8.1 nm-Co nanocrystals with controlled supercrystallinity, morphology and magnetic properties.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced structural and magnetic properties of fcc colloidal crystals of cobalt nanoparticles
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Selective extracellular arginine deprivation by a single injection of cellular non-uptake arginine deiminase nanocapsules for sustained tumor inhibition

Arginine deiminase nanocapsules possessing extremely weak cellular interaction could selectively deprive extracellular arginine to treat argininosuccinate synthetase-deficient tumors efficiently.

Graphical abstract: Selective extracellular arginine deprivation by a single injection of cellular non-uptake arginine deiminase nanocapsules for sustained tumor inhibition
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Dendritic polyglycerol-conjugated gold nanostars with different densities of functional groups to regulate osteogenesis in human mesenchymal stem cells

dPG@GNS nanocomposites exhibit functional group density-dependent influence on the osteogenesis of MSCs.

Graphical abstract: Dendritic polyglycerol-conjugated gold nanostars with different densities of functional groups to regulate osteogenesis in human mesenchymal stem cells
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Sputter deposition of highly active complex solid solution electrocatalysts into an ionic liquid library: effect of structure and composition on oxygen reduction activity

Complex solid solution electrocatalysts (often called high-entropy alloys) present a new catalyst class with highly promising features due to the interplay of multi-element active sites.

Graphical abstract: Sputter deposition of highly active complex solid solution electrocatalysts into an ionic liquid library: effect of structure and composition on oxygen reduction activity
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Coenzyme-dependent nanozymes playing dual roles in oxidase and reductase mimics with enhanced electron transport

PEI/ZIF-FMN mediated the electron transfer from NADH to cytochrome c.

Graphical abstract: Coenzyme-dependent nanozymes playing dual roles in oxidase and reductase mimics with enhanced electron transport
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Hyperbranched DNA clusters

Intracluster bonds in hyperbranched DNA polymers prevent percolation transition.

Graphical abstract: Hyperbranched DNA clusters
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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The role of ligands in electron transport in nanocrystal solids

Theoretical modeling of wavefunction overlap in nanocrystal solids elucidates the important role played by ligands in electron transport.

Graphical abstract: The role of ligands in electron transport in nanocrystal solids
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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A biopolymer-based and inflammation-responsive nanodrug for rheumatoid arthritis treatment via inhibiting JAK-STAT and JNK signalling pathways

An inflammation-responsive nanodrug has been developed for RA therapy through releasing two inhibitors for regulating JAK-STAT and JNK pathways.

Graphical abstract: A biopolymer-based and inflammation-responsive nanodrug for rheumatoid arthritis treatment via inhibiting JAK-STAT and JNK signalling pathways
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Addressable surface engineering for N-doped WS2 nanosheet arrays with abundant active sites and the optimal local electronic structure for enhanced hydrogen evolution reaction

Engineering an addressable surface endows N doped WS2 nanosheet arrays with abundant active sites and an optimal local electronic structure for enhanced hydrogen evolution reaction.

Graphical abstract: Addressable surface engineering for N-doped WS2 nanosheet arrays with abundant active sites and the optimal local electronic structure for enhanced hydrogen evolution reaction
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Isolation of DNA aptamers targeting N-cadherin and high-efficiency capture of circulating tumor cells by using dual aptamers

Isolation of anti-N-cadherin DNA aptamers and high-efficiency capture of circulating tumor cells using dual aptamers targeting EpCAM and N-cadherin.

Graphical abstract: Isolation of DNA aptamers targeting N-cadherin and high-efficiency capture of circulating tumor cells by using dual aptamers
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Single molecule force spectroscopy reveals that a two-coordinate ferric site is critical for the folding of holo-rubredoxin

The folding pathway of holo-rubredoxin was elucidated by using optical tweezers-based single molecule force spectroscopy technique. The results revealed the critical importance of the two-coordinate ferric site for the folding of holo-rubredoxin.

Graphical abstract: Single molecule force spectroscopy reveals that a two-coordinate ferric site is critical for the folding of holo-rubredoxin
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Investigation of strain behavior and carrier mobility of organic–inorganic hybrid perovskites: (C4H9NH3)2GeI4 and (C4H9NH3)2SnI4

Two dimensional (2D) organic–inorganic hybrid perovskites have attracted great interest due to their tunable band gap and structural stability.

Graphical abstract: Investigation of strain behavior and carrier mobility of organic–inorganic hybrid perovskites: (C4H9NH3)2GeI4 and (C4H9NH3)2SnI4
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Understanding metal organic chemical vapour deposition of monolayer WS2: the enhancing role of Au substrate for simple organosulfur precursors

A deconstructed MOCVD model process allows in-operando fingerprinting of the chemical reactions that underpin WS2 monolayer crystal growth, and highlights the enhancing role of Au support in conjunction with simple organosulfide precursors.

Graphical abstract: Understanding metal organic chemical vapour deposition of monolayer WS2: the enhancing role of Au substrate for simple organosulfur precursors
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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In situ fabrication of MS@MnO2 hybrid as nanozymes for enhancing ROS-mediated breast cancer therapy

The reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated anti-cancer therapy that shows the advantages of tumor specificity, high curative effect, and less toxic side-effects has powerful potential for cancer treatment.

Graphical abstract: In situ fabrication of MS@MnO2 hybrid as nanozymes for enhancing ROS-mediated breast cancer therapy
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Ultra-high rate capability of the synergistically built dual nanostructure of NiCo2S4/nickel foam as an electrode in supercapacitors

A dual nanostructure of NiCo2S4/nickel foam is built to achieve an electrode with structure-synergistical contribution from materials and current collectors.

Graphical abstract: Ultra-high rate capability of the synergistically built dual nanostructure of NiCo2S4/nickel foam as an electrode in supercapacitors
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Jahn–Teller distortions boost the ultrahigh areal capacity and cycling robustness of holey NiMn-hydroxide nanosheets for flexible energy storage devices

Holey-NiMn-OH sheets with lattice disorder vertically grown on carbon cloth are synthesized via a solvothermal method for high-performance energy storage.

Graphical abstract: Jahn–Teller distortions boost the ultrahigh areal capacity and cycling robustness of holey NiMn-hydroxide nanosheets for flexible energy storage devices
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Carbon nanocage-based nanozyme as an endogenous H2O2-activated oxygenerator for real-time bimodal imaging and enhanced phototherapy of esophageal cancer

The BSA-MnO2/IR820@OCNC nanosystem is a “one for all” system that allows highly efficacious real-time imaging-guided phototherapy of esophageal cancer.

Graphical abstract: Carbon nanocage-based nanozyme as an endogenous H2O2-activated oxygenerator for real-time bimodal imaging and enhanced phototherapy of esophageal cancer
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

On-surface synthesis of size- and shape-controlled two-dimensional Aun nanoclusters using a flexible fullerene molecular template

Formation of gold nanoclusters within a C60 matrix.

Graphical abstract: On-surface synthesis of size- and shape-controlled two-dimensional Aun nanoclusters using a flexible fullerene molecular template
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Silver assisted stereo-directed assembly of branched peptide nucleic acids into four-point nanostars

Branched chiral peptide nucleic acids br(4S/R)-PNA with three arms of PNA-C4 strands were constructed on a central chiral core of 4(R/S)-aminoproline as the branching center.

Graphical abstract: Silver assisted stereo-directed assembly of branched peptide nucleic acids into four-point nanostars
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Methanol-derived high-performance Na3V2(PO4)3/C: from kilogram-scale synthesis to pouch cell safety detection

The sodium-ion pouch cells with Na3V2(PO4)3 cathode and hard carbon anode exhibited excellent power capability with a long lifespan.

Graphical abstract: Methanol-derived high-performance Na3V2(PO4)3/C: from kilogram-scale synthesis to pouch cell safety detection
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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Preparation of periodic mesoporous organosilica with large mesopores using silica colloidal crystals as templates

Periodic mesoporous organosilicas with precisely controlled pore sizes (>10 nm) were prepared using silica colloidal crystals as a template.

Graphical abstract: Preparation of periodic mesoporous organosilica with large mesopores using silica colloidal crystals as templates
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Enhanced nanoparticle rejection in aligned boron nitride nanotube membranes

We demonstrate enhanced rejection of nanoparticles and higher water permeance by boron nitride nanotube membranes compared to carbon nanotube ones.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced nanoparticle rejection in aligned boron nitride nanotube membranes
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Paper

Structure–activity prediction networks (SAPNets): a step beyond Nano-QSAR for effective implementation of the safe-by-design concept

SAPNet, a network of meta-models that is built layer by layer from the endpoint (e.g. toxicity or other properties of interest) to descriptors that describe the structure.

Graphical abstract: Structure–activity prediction networks (SAPNets): a step beyond Nano-QSAR for effective implementation of the safe-by-design concept
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Mapping the capacitance of self-assembled monolayers at metal/electrolyte interfaces at the nanoscale by in-liquid scanning dielectric microscopy

The specific capacitance of ultrathin organic self-assembled monolayers at metal/electrolyte interfaces is measured with nanoscale spatial resolution.

Graphical abstract: Mapping the capacitance of self-assembled monolayers at metal/electrolyte interfaces at the nanoscale by in-liquid scanning dielectric microscopy
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Open Access Paper

Engineered liquid crystal nano droplets: insights from multi-scale simulations

We propose a meso-scale approach that combines the strengths of continuum theory and coarse-grained molecular simulations.

Graphical abstract: Engineered liquid crystal nano droplets: insights from multi-scale simulations
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Ion-specific clustering of metal–amphiphile complexes in rare earth separations

SAXS reveals the specific effect of anions and lanthanide ions on the hierarchical structure of complex fluids in liquid-liquid extraction. The anion-dependency of the mesostructure indicates different lanthanide extraction mechanisms.

Graphical abstract: Ion-specific clustering of metal–amphiphile complexes in rare earth separations
From the themed collection: 2020 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
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