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Advances in portable electrospinning devices for in situ delivery of personalized wound care
Kinds of portable electrospinning devices for in situ personal wound care including hand-held spinneret, battery powered and generator powered ones were reviewed.
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.
Recent advances in two-dimensional materials and their nanocomposites in sustainable energy conversion applications
Two-dimensional (2D) materials have a wide platform in technical studies and expanding nano- and atomic-level applications.
Pore surface engineering of covalent organic frameworks: structural diversity and applications
This review article summarizes the recent progress in the pore surface engineering of covalent organic frameworks (COFs) for various applications.
Stretchable/flexible silver nanowire electrodes for energy device applications
This review focuses on the silver nanowires (Ag NWs) based stretchable and flexible energy devices for self-sustainable devices.
Synthesis of low- and high-index faceted metal (Pt, Pd, Ru, Ir, Rh) nanoparticles for improved activity and stability in electrocatalysis
High- and low-index faceted metal (Pt, Pd, Ru, Ir, Rh) nanoparticles designed for improved electrocatalytic activity and stability are reviewed.
Tungsten oxide nanostructures and nanocomposites for photoelectrochemical water splitting
This paper reviews nanostructural tungsten oxides and their nanocomposites to enhance the activity of photoelectrochemical water splitting.
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.
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.
Strength of bacterial adhesion on nanostructured surfaces quantified by substrate morphometry
Bacterial adhesion to nanostructured surfaces can be quantified by surface morphometry: the surface area that is accessible in a certain depth for tethering cell wall molecules equals the fraction of adhesion force as compared to a smooth surface.
Binder-free V2O5/CNT paper electrode for high rate performance zinc ion battery
This work reports a significant electrochemical performance enhancement (especially the rate performance and cycling stability) by adopting a freestanding V2O5/CNT composite paper (VCP) as the ZIB cathode.
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.
WO3 nanosheets rich in oxygen vacancies for enhanced electrocatalytic N2 reduction to NH3
WO3 nanosheets rich in oxygen vacancies are efficient for electrocatalytic N2-to-NH3 fixation under ambient conditions with a NH3 yield of 17.28 μg h−1 mgcat.−1 and a faradaic efficiency of 7.0% in 0.1 M HCl.
Optimizing graphene content in a NiSe/graphene nanohybrid counter electrode to enhance the photovoltaic performance of dye-sensitized solar cells
Optimizing the graphene mass ratio in NiSe/GN counter electrodes enabled the fabrication of high performance dye-sensitized solar cells with excellent electrocatalytic activity and chemical stability.
Insights into defective TiO2 in electrocatalytic N2 reduction: combining theoretical and experimental studies
Defective TiO2 acts as an effective electrocatalyst for N2-to-NH3 fixation with a yield of 1.24 × 10−10 mol s−1 cm−2 and FE of 9.17% at −0.15 V.
Urchin-like NiO–NiCo2O4 heterostructure microsphere catalysts for enhanced rechargeable non-aqueous Li–O2 batteries
Benefiting from the synergetic effect between NiO and NiCo2O4 and the heterostructure, urchin-like NiO–NiCo2O4 microspheres exhibited favorable electrocatalytic performance for Li–O2 batteries.
In situ encapsulation of Co-based nanoparticles into nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes-modified reduced graphene oxide as an air cathode for high-performance Zn–air batteries
Co/Co4N@N-CNTs/rGO is designed and used as a bifunctional catalyst for bulk and flexible Zn–air batteries which display good electrochemical performance.
One-pot synthesis of hollow PDA@DOX nanoparticles for ultrasound imaging and chemo-thermal therapy in breast cancer
A one-pot synthesis of hollow nanoparticles (PDA@DOX) used for breast cancer treatment with an extremely high drug loading rate and dual stimuli-responsive drug delivery capacity. PDA@DOX demonstrated good photothermal performance and ultrasound imaging capability.
Polarization-dependent electric potential distribution across nanoscale ferroelectric Hf0.5Zr0.5O2 in functional memory capacitors
Using standing-waves in HAXPES technique, we reveal non-linear electrostatic potential profile across nanoscale ferroelectric (FE) HfZrO4 layer in memory capacitors for both polarization directions, implying the drift of non-FE charges at interfaces.
The synergistic effect of Au-COF nanosheets and artificial peroxidase Au@ZIF-8(NiPd) rhombic dodecahedra for signal amplification for biomarker detection
Nanozyme-assisted amplification strategies for sandwich-type electrochemical sensor construction.
MOF-derived two-dimensional N-doped carbon nanosheets coupled with Co–Fe–P–Se as efficient bifunctional OER/ORR catalysts
Co–Fe–P–Se nanoparticles supported on 2D nitrogen-doped carbon coupled with a 3D nanostructure are obtained under the assistance of MOF, which present excellent catalytic performances for OER, ORR and rechargeable Zn–air batteries.
Ultrafast nano-structuring of superwetting Ti foam with robust antifouling and stability towards efficient oil-in-water emulsion separation
We report a simple, rapid method to prepare robust superwetting Ti foam for efficient separation of oil-in-water emulsions.
Graphene foam-embedded epoxy composites with significant thermal conductivity enhancement
A facile, low-cost and scalable method is developed to construct three-dimensional thermal transport channels like highways in polymer composites.
Whisky tasting using a bimetallic nanoplasmonic tongue
In this paper, we present a bimetallic nanoplasmonic tongue capable of distinguishing between a variety of commercial whiskies.
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.
Wearable solid-state capacitors based on two-dimensional material all-textile heterostructures
Two dimensional (2D) materials are a rapidly growing area of interest for wearable electronics, due to their flexible and unique electrical properties.
An investigation into the factors governing the oxidation of two-dimensional Ti3C2 MXene
We discuss the dominant factors influencing the rate of oxidation of Ti3C2Tx MXene flakes, and present guidelines for their storage with the aim of maintaining the intrinsic properties of the as-prepared material.
2D/2D heterojunction of Ti3C2/g-C3N4 nanosheets for enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution
The separation of photogenerated carriers and photocatalytic hydrogen production efficiency was greatly enhanced by the 2D/2D heterojunction of Ti3C2/g-C3N4.
Doping-induced enhancement of crystallinity in polymeric carbon nitride nanosheets to improve their visible-light photocatalytic activity
Structural defects can greatly inhibit electron transfer in two-dimensional (2D) layered polymeric carbon nitride (CN), seriously lowering its utilization ratio of photogenerated charges during photocatalysis.
Scalable fabrication of high-quality crystalline and stable FAPbI3 thin films by combining doctor-blade coating and the cation exchange reaction
This study highlights the importance of a scalable blade coating technique and the ion exchange reaction in fabricating high-quality perovskite thin films.
Squeezed nanocrystals: equilibrium configuration of metal clusters embedded beneath the surface of a layered material
Continuum elasticity model reproduces the equilibrium shape of Cu nanocrystals squeezed between graphene layers and predicts universal shape.
α-Ni(OH)2/NiS1.97 heterojunction composites with excellent ion and electron transport properties for advanced supercapacitors
It is recognized that an effective strategy to promote the industrialization of supercapacitors is to enhance the ion and electronic conductivities of electrode materials.
Tailoring Ti3C2Tx nanosheets to tune local conductive network as an environmentally friendly material for highly efficient electromagnetic interference shielding
Atomic layer tailoring (ALT) the layer thickness of Ti3C2Tx MXenes to induce the formation of a local conductive network, as an environmentally friendly material for high-performance EMI shielding.
W2C nanodot-decorated CNT networks as a highly efficient and stable electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution in acidic and alkaline media
W2C nanodot-decorated CNT networks fabricated via a scalable spray-drying process exhibit outstanding HER performance in both acidic and alkaline media.
Improved oxygen evolution activity of IrO2 by in situ engineering of an ultra-small Ir sphere shell utilizing a pulsed laser
A core shell-structured IrO2@Ir with considerably improved oxygen evolution activity is developed through the in situ engineering of IrO2 by a pulsed laser.
Morphology-controlled synthesis and excellent microwave absorption performance of ZnCo2O4 nanostructures via a self-assembly process of flake units
Cabbage-like ZnCo2O4 with abundant flakes possess a maximum RL value of −36.33 dB and the effective bandwidth of 5.11 GHz.
Multi-layer graphene as a selective detector for future lung cancer biosensing platforms
Multilayer graphene can be used to detect volatile organic compounds, with enhanced selectivity and sensitivity through surface patterning.
Structure and stimuli-responsiveness of all-DNA dendrimers: theory and experiment
The conformation of the fourth generation dendrimer-like DNA molecule immersed in an ionic solution is independent of the presence of salt.
Tailoring the electrochemical activity of magnesium chromium oxide towards Mg batteries through control of size and crystal structure
Reversible Mg removal from MgCr2O4 (a high-voltage Mg-intercalation cathode material) was improved by nanosizing and introducing significant structural defects.
High-performance sub-10 nm monolayer Bi2O2Se transistors
Monolayer Bi2O2Se is a promising post-silicon-era semiconductor candidate because of its simultaneous excellent device performance and high ambient stability.
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