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Themed collection Advisory Board research selection

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Plasmonically enabled two-dimensional material-based optoelectronic devices

The recent progress in the use of surface plasmons to improve the performance of two-dimensional material-based optoelectronic devices is discussed.

Graphical abstract: Plasmonically enabled two-dimensional material-based optoelectronic devices
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
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Phototherapy with layered materials derived quantum dots

This review highlights the recent progress of various layered nanomaterials based quantum dots (QDs) for photodynamic and photothermal therapy.

Graphical abstract: Phototherapy with layered materials derived quantum dots
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
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Quantum dot approaches for target-based drug screening and multiplexed active biosensing

This mini-review highlights recent advances in quantum dot-based drug screening and bioanalytical sensing.

Graphical abstract: Quantum dot approaches for target-based drug screening and multiplexed active biosensing
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Review Article

Nanoparticle formulated vaccines: opportunities and challenges

The advancement in nanotechnology brings in unique opportunities to meet the challenges in immunology and vaccine development.

Graphical abstract: Nanoparticle formulated vaccines: opportunities and challenges
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
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

Recent advances in developing high-performance nanostructured electrocatalysts based on 3d transition metal elements

Versitle strategies for devoloping high-performance nanostructured electrocatalysts based on 3d transition metal elements have been reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in developing high-performance nanostructured electrocatalysts based on 3d transition metal elements
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Review Article

Nanopatterned polymer brushes: conformation, fabrication and applications

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

Graphical abstract: Nanopatterned polymer brushes: conformation, fabrication and applications
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Open Access Communication

Small molecule-decorated gold nanoparticles for preparing antibiofilm fabrics

By using ultrasound-assisted coating technology, we modified fabrics with N_Au NPs to fabricate antibiofilm fabrics.

Graphical abstract: Small molecule-decorated gold nanoparticles for preparing antibiofilm fabrics
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Communication

Rich topologies of monolayer ices via unconventional electrowetting

Accurate manipulation of a substance on the nanoscale and ultimately down to the level of a single atom or molecule is an ongoing subject of frontier research.

Graphical abstract: Rich topologies of monolayer ices via unconventional electrowetting
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Communication

Tuning graphene transistors through ad hoc electrostatics induced by a nanometer-thick molecular underlayer

A graphene transistor can reveal the ordering of dipolar molecules forming a nm-thick underlayer, stabilized under an electric field at low temperatures.

Graphical abstract: Tuning graphene transistors through ad hoc electrostatics induced by a nanometer-thick molecular underlayer
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Communication

Photocatalytic activity of exfoliated graphite–TiO2 nanoparticle composites

We report the photocatalytic performance of composites prepared in a one-step process by liquid phase exfoliation of graphite and TiO2 at atmospheric pressure and in water, without heat or surfactants, starting from low-cost commercial reagents.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic activity of exfoliated graphite–TiO2 nanoparticle composites
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Open Access Communication

A facile synthetic approach to nanostructured Li2S cathodes for rechargeable solid-state Li–S batteries

We report a facile and scalable microwave approach to directly synthesize nanostructured Li2S which presents an ideal architecture for the construction of free-standing cathodes for all-solid-state Li–S batteries.

Graphical abstract: A facile synthetic approach to nanostructured Li2S cathodes for rechargeable solid-state Li–S batteries
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

Hypoxia-induced biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles in the living brain

While a large number of studies deal with biomedical applications of various types of nanoparticles synthesized using wet chemistry, we propose the concept of targeted biosynthesis of nanoparticles in the living brain.

Graphical abstract: Hypoxia-induced biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles in the living brain
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Communication

Plasmonic bimetallic nanodisk arrays for DNA conformation sensing

The integration of large-scale 2D bimetallic Ag/Au nanodisk arrays with gold nanoparticles is developed for sensing DNA conformation with the assistance of 3D finite-difference time-domain simulation.

Graphical abstract: Plasmonic bimetallic nanodisk arrays for DNA conformation sensing
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Communication

A silk-based sealant with tough adhesion for instant hemostasis of bleeding tissues

Marine mussels harness catechol-rich foot proteins with hierarchically assembled nanostructures to achieve robust adhesion in the dynamic underwater environment.

Graphical abstract: A silk-based sealant with tough adhesion for instant hemostasis of bleeding tissues
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Communication

O2 as a molecular probe for nonradiative surface defects in CsPbBr3 perovskite nanostructures and single crystals

Surface defects and environmental conditions affect the physical properties of CsPbBr3 perovskites differently, based on the materials dimensionality, despite their ‘defect tolerant’ electronic structure.

Graphical abstract: O2 as a molecular probe for nonradiative surface defects in CsPbBr3 perovskite nanostructures and single crystals
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Communication

High Curie-temperature intrinsic ferromagnetism and hole doping-induced half-metallicity in two-dimensional scandium chlorine monolayers

Two-dimensional scandium chlorine monolayers: high Curie-temperature intrinsic ferromagnetism and hole doping-induced half-metallicity.

Graphical abstract: High Curie-temperature intrinsic ferromagnetism and hole doping-induced half-metallicity in two-dimensional scandium chlorine monolayers
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Communication

Size-tunable rhodium nanostructures for wavelength-tunable ultraviolet plasmonics

The localized surface plasmon resonance of Rh nanocubes red-shifts in the UV region with increasing size.

Graphical abstract: Size-tunable rhodium nanostructures for wavelength-tunable ultraviolet plasmonics
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Open Access Paper

Stable, concentrated, biocompatible, and defect-free graphene dispersions with positive charge

Cationic pyrene derivatives were studied for exfoliation and stabilisation of graphene in water. The high concentration, stability, biocompatibility and cellular uptake of the dispersions make them attractive for biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Stable, concentrated, biocompatible, and defect-free graphene dispersions with positive charge
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Paper

Comparative characterisation of non-monodisperse gold nanoparticle populations by X-ray scattering and electron microscopy

A cross-method comparison for quasi-monodisperse, polydisperse and bimodal gold nanoparticles of 2–7 nm in diameter between conventional image analysis of transmission electron micrographs and small-angle X-ray scattering with form-free Monte Carlo fitting.

Graphical abstract: Comparative characterisation of non-monodisperse gold nanoparticle populations by X-ray scattering and electron microscopy
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Paper

In situ TEM observation of the vapor–solid–solid growth of <00[1 with combining macron]> InAs nanowires

The VSS growth of InAs <00[1 with combining macron]> nanowires has been observed at the atomic level in the in situ TEM heating.

Graphical abstract: In situ TEM observation of the vapor–solid–solid growth of <00 [[1 with combining macron]] > InAs nanowires
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Paper

Protein corona fingerprinting to differentiate sepsis from non-infectious systemic inflammation

Exploitation of the nanoparticle protein corona to identify proteomic fingerprints in blood that differentiate non-bacterial systemic inflammation from sepsis.

Graphical abstract: Protein corona fingerprinting to differentiate sepsis from non-infectious systemic inflammation
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Paper

Ligand exchange on Au38(SR)24: substituent site effects of aromatic thiols

Ligand exchange on Au38(SR)24 with 21 different thiols reveals the substituent site effects of ligands on nanocluster transformation, and “anagostic” interactions are observed.

Graphical abstract: Ligand exchange on Au38(SR)24: substituent site effects of aromatic thiols
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Paper

Metal ions modulation of the self-assembly of short peptide conjugated nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Naproxen-FF shows superb responsiveness to multiple metal ions and its assembly capacity is obviously improved due to its methoxy group.

Graphical abstract: Metal ions modulation of the self-assembly of short peptide conjugated nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
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Water-soluble silicon nanocrystals as NIR luminescent probes for time-gated biomedical imaging

In vivo studies demonstrated tumor accumulation of luminescent SiNCs, 48 hours clearance and a 3-fold improvement of signal-to-noise ratio in time-gated imaging compared to steady-state acquisition, demonstrating their potentiality for luminescence guided surgery.

Graphical abstract: Water-soluble silicon nanocrystals as NIR luminescent probes for time-gated biomedical imaging
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Paper

Dehydrocoupling – an alternative approach to functionalizing germanium nanoparticle surfaces

Schematic representation of dehydrocoupling of H-GeNPs with alkylsilanes, and Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) line scan of alkylsilane passivated GeNPs showing Si on the surface and Ge in the core.

Graphical abstract: Dehydrocoupling – an alternative approach to functionalizing germanium nanoparticle surfaces
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Open Access Paper

Effect of lattice mismatch and shell thickness on strain in core@shell nanocrystals

Bimetallic nanocrystals with core@shell architectures are versatile particles. Geometric phase analysis of TEM images and atomistic simulations are coupled to reveal the lattice relaxation as a function of lattice mismatch and shell thickness.

Graphical abstract: Effect of lattice mismatch and shell thickness on strain in core@shell nanocrystals
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Advances HOT Article Collection
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Decoration of upconversion nanocrystals with metal sulfide quantum dots by a universal in situ controlled growth strategy

Multifunctional NaYF4:Yb/Er@CS@Mn+S (M = Ag, Cu, Cd) nanocomposites could be prepared by a universal in situ controlled growth strategy.

Graphical abstract: Decoration of upconversion nanocrystals with metal sulfide quantum dots by a universal in situ controlled growth strategy
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Open Access Paper

Controlling protein interactions in blood for effective liver immunosuppressive therapy by silica nanocapsules

Silica nanocapsules are engineered to display controlled blood protein interactions for liver immunosuppressive therapy.

Graphical abstract: Controlling protein interactions in blood for effective liver immunosuppressive therapy by silica nanocapsules
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Antenna-coupled vacuum channel nano-diode with high quantum efficiency

Vacuum channel diodes have the potential to serve as a platform for converting free-space electromagnetic radiation into electronic signals within ultrafast timescales.

Graphical abstract: Antenna-coupled vacuum channel nano-diode with high quantum efficiency
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Open Access Paper

Broadband SERS detection with disordered plasmonic hybrid aggregates

Plasmonic nanostructures possessing broadband intense field enhancement over a large area are highly desirable for nanophotonic and plasmonic device applications.

Graphical abstract: Broadband SERS detection with disordered plasmonic hybrid aggregates
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Electrocatalytic glycerol oxidation enabled by surface plasmon polariton-induced hot carriers in Kretschmann configuration

Surface plasmon polariton-induced hot carriers facilitate glycerol electro-oxidation.

Graphical abstract: Electrocatalytic glycerol oxidation enabled by surface plasmon polariton-induced hot carriers in Kretschmann configuration
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
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Defect-enriched tunability of electronic and charge-carrier transport characteristics of 2D borocarbonitride (BCN) monolayers from ab initio calculations

Development of inexpensive and efficient photo- and electro-catalysts is vital for clean energy applications.

Graphical abstract: Defect-enriched tunability of electronic and charge-carrier transport characteristics of 2D borocarbonitride (BCN) monolayers from ab initio calculations
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
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Colloidal plasmonic nanostar antennas with wide range resonance tunability

Gold nanostars with six branches and high shape anisotropy can be optically modeled and synthesized with high monodispersity providing a truly tridimensional plasmonic nanoantenna.

Graphical abstract: Colloidal plasmonic nanostar antennas with wide range resonance tunability
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Paper

Silver nanowire inks for direct-write electronic tattoo applications

A water-based silver nanowire ink for the room temperature printing of highly conductive traces onto biological and nonplanar surfaces.

Graphical abstract: Silver nanowire inks for direct-write electronic tattoo applications
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Paper

The role of trace Ag in the synthesis of Au nanorods

Au nanorod length growth rate is directly proportional to the nanorod Ag surface coverage.

Graphical abstract: The role of trace Ag in the synthesis of Au nanorods
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
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A clear solution: semiconductor nanocrystals as photoinitiators in solvent free polymerization

Semiconductor nanocrystals are shown as highly efficient quantum photoinitiators for solvent-and-additive-free polymerization with micromolar loading, surpassing traditional organic initiators. The new quantum photoinitiators demonstrate a two-photon polymerization capacity, allowing multi-functional microprinting.

Graphical abstract: A clear solution: semiconductor nanocrystals as photoinitiators in solvent free polymerization
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Open Access Paper

Liquid phase exfoliation of MoO2 nanosheets for lithium ion battery applications

Molybdenum dioxide (MoO2) is a layered material which shows promise for a number of applications in the electrochemical energy storage arena. This work describes the production of molybdenum dioxide nanosheets by liquid phase exfoliation.

Graphical abstract: Liquid phase exfoliation of MoO2 nanosheets for lithium ion battery applications
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
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Metal-dependent inhibition of amyloid fibril formation: synergistic effects of cobalt–tannic acid networks

Cobalt–tannic acid-coated gold nanoparticles are found to better inhibit amyloid fibril formation than other metal-based tannic acid-coated particles.

Graphical abstract: Metal-dependent inhibition of amyloid fibril formation: synergistic effects of cobalt–tannic acid networks
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
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Aluminum nanostructures with strong visible-range SERS activity for versatile micropatterning of molecular security labels

A ciphertext-embedded machine-readable micro-QR code is constructed using structurally uniform visible-range SERS-active Al nanostructures with an average SERS enhancement factor of >104.

Graphical abstract: Aluminum nanostructures with strong visible-range SERS activity for versatile micropatterning of molecular security labels
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Paper

Unravelling the energy transfer of Er3+-self-sensitized upconversion in Er3+–Yb3+–Er3+ clustered core@shell nanoparticles

The interplay on enhancing and quenching effects between Er3+ and Yb3+ dopant clusters in self-sensitized core@shell nanoparticles is studied.

Graphical abstract: Unravelling the energy transfer of Er3+-self-sensitized upconversion in Er3+–Yb3+–Er3+ clustered core@shell nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Open Access Paper

Ion transport in gel and gel–liquid systems for LiClO4-doped PMMA at the meso- and nanoscales

Ionic transport in gel electrolytes at the nano- and mesoscales is explored experimentally using single pores.

Graphical abstract: Ion transport in gel and gel–liquid systems for LiClO4-doped PMMA at the meso- and nanoscales
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
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A novel type of quantum dot–transferrin conjugate using DNA hybridization mimics intracellular recycling of endogenous transferrin

A novel conjugate of QD–transferrin assembled by DNA hybridization for long-duration imaging in live-cells.

Graphical abstract: A novel type of quantum dot–transferrin conjugate using DNA hybridization mimics intracellular recycling of endogenous transferrin
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
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Composition- and phase-controlled synthesis and applications of alloyed phase heterostructures of transition metal disulphides

1T/2H Mo1−xWxS2 phase-heterostructures were prepared via a one-step liquid-phase method, and showed composition- and phase-dependent electrochemical and electronic properties.

Graphical abstract: Composition- and phase-controlled synthesis and applications of alloyed phase heterostructures of transition metal disulphides
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Open Access Paper

Shell effects on hole-coupled electron transfer dynamics from CdSe/CdS quantum dots to methyl viologen

Electron transfer (ET) dynamics from the 1Se electron state in quasi-type II CdSe/CdS core/shell quantum dots (QDs) to adsorbed methyl viologen (MV2+) were measured using femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Shell effects on hole-coupled electron transfer dynamics from CdSe/CdS quantum dots to methyl viologen
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
Paper

Measuring binding kinetics of aromatic thiolated molecules with nanoparticles via surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

The binding kinetics of aromatic thiolated molecules were investigated via surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy measurements. Analysis of time-resolved spectral features reveal rich information related to molecular bonding and orientation during chemisorption.

Graphical abstract: Measuring binding kinetics of aromatic thiolated molecules with nanoparticles via surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
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Thermal/electron irradiation assisted coalescence of Sc3N@C80 fullerene in carbon nanotube and evidence of charge transfer between pristine/coalesced fullerenes and nanotubes

Encapsulation of an Sc3N@C80 molecule in a CNT changes the oxidation state of the Sc atoms from 2.5 towards +3.

Graphical abstract: Thermal/electron irradiation assisted coalescence of Sc3N@C80 fullerene in carbon nanotube and evidence of charge transfer between pristine/coalesced fullerenes and nanotubes
From the themed collection: Advisory Board research selection
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