Isothermal titration calorimetry as a complementary method for investigating nanoparticle–protein interactions
Isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) is a complementary technique that can be used for investigations of protein adsorption on nanomaterials, as it quantifies the thermodynamic parameters of intermolecular interactions in situ.
Towards fast-charging technologies in Li+/Na+ storage: from the perspectives of pseudocapacitive materials and non-aqueous hybrid capacitors
Pseudocapacitive materials and non-aqueous hybrid capacitors represent promising strategies to realize fast-charging technologies. This minireview provides fundamentals and recent developments of these two growing research fields.
Graphitic carbon nitride-based nanocomposites and their biological applications: a review
Graphitic carbon nitrides present the finest energy gap and catalysis function and can be applied for biosensing, bioimaging, and therapy.
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.
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.
High-performance sodium-ion batteries with hard carbon anode: transition from half-cell to full-cell perspective
Surface coatings for solid-state nanopores
Nanopores enable the characterization of single biomolecules; to interrogate these molecules without artifacts from wall interactions, nanopore coatings are required.
Sensing of circulating cancer biomarkers with metal nanoparticles
In this comprehensive review, we summarize the current progress on metal nanoparticle-based analytical methods for the sensing of circulating cancer biomarkers, including cfDNA, ctDNA, miRNAs, CTCs and exosomes.
Two-dimensional layered materials: from mechanical and coupling properties towards applications in electronics
With the increasing interest in nanodevices based on two-dimensional layered materials (2DLMs) after the birth of graphene, the mechanical and coupling properties of these materials, which play an important role in determining the performance and life of nanodevices, have drawn increasingly more attention.
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.
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.
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.
Characterization techniques for nanoparticles: comparison and complementarity upon studying nanoparticle properties
Combined and carefully selected use of experimental techniques – understanding nanoparticle properties and optimizing performance in applications.
Large-area, lithography-free, narrow-band and highly directional thermal emitter
In this work, the authors propose and experimentally demonstrate a large-area long-wavelength infrared thermal emitter, which is spectrally selective, highly directional, and easily fabricated.
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.
Antibody-targeting of Ultra-small Nanoparticles Enhances Imaging Sensitivity and Enables Longitudinal Tracking of Multiple Myeloma
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.
Proteoliposomes as energy transferring nanomaterials: enhancing the spectral range of light-harvesting proteins using lipid-linked chromophores
Self-assembled proteoliposomes allow highly efficient energy transfer from the spectrally-complementary chromophore Texas Red to the plant light-harvesting protein LHCII, increasing the effective absorption range of this bio-hybrid system.
Outer–inner dual reinforced micro/nano hierarchical scaffolds for promoting osteogenesis
A biomimetic outer–inner dual reinforced micro/nano hierarchical scaffold was built by combining interfacial ionic bond interaction for bone reconstruction.
Fabrication of ultrathin nanocellulose shells on tough microparticles via an emulsion-templated colloidal assembly: towards versatile carrier materials
Ultrathin nanocellulose shells are constructed on the surface of polymer microparticles by an emulsion-templated self-assembly. The shell renders the microparticles biocompatible and highly dispersible in water with molecular recognition properties.
Ionizable amino lipid interactions with POPC: implications for lipid nanoparticle function
The distribution of ionizable amino lipids (KC2) is critical in structure of lipid nanoparticles, siRNA entrapment and endosomal release. Neutral KC2 segregates from phospholipids (POPC) and forms an oily core in the bilayer interior.
Light-induced reversible hydrophobization of cationic gold nanoparticles via electrostatic adsorption of a photoacid
Photo-switching between the zwitterionic and anionic forms of a photoacid allows reversible hydrophobization and assembly of cationic gold nanoparticles.
Cross-conjugation increases the conductance of meta-connected fluorenones
In meta-connected fluorenones, the carbonyl group almost negates the effects of destructive quantum interference, compared with corresponding meta-connected fluorenes.
Functionalization and patterning of nanocellulose films by surface-bound nanoparticles of hydrolyzable tannins and multivalent metal ions
Functionalization and patterning of nanocellulose with tannin–metal ion complexes.
Anisotropic buckling of few-layer black phosphorus
The strongly anisotropic crystal structure of bP yields anisotropic buckling upon compressive strain, analysis of which can be used to determine its Young's modulus.
Probing the interaction of nanoparticles with small molecules in real time via quartz crystal microbalance monitoring
We report on a novel screening route to obtain quantitative measures for nanoparticle binding affinities to target analytes.
Exchange coupling in a frustrated trimetric molecular magnet reversed by a 1D nano-confinement
Single-molecule magnets exhibit magnetic ordering due to exchange coupling between localized spin components that makes them primary candidates as nanometric spintronic elements.
Fully inkjet printed ultrathin microsupercapacitors based on graphene electrodes and a nano-graphene oxide electrolyte
Ultrathin all-solid-state microsupercapacitors with graphene electrodes and a graphene oxide electrolyte are fabricated entirely by inkjet printing.
InSe: a two-dimensional semiconductor with superior flexibility
The Young's modulus of thin InSe flakes was determined experimentally to be 23 GPa, one of the lowest values reported to date for a crystalline two-dimensional material.
Electric field interference and bimodal particle translocation in nano-integrated multipores
Parallel integration of multiple channels is a fundamental strategy for high-throughput particle detection in solid-state nanopores wherein understanding and control of crosstalk is an important issue for the post resistive pulse analysis.
A sub 20 nm metal-conjugated molecule junction acting as a nitrogen dioxide sensor
A 20 nm gas sensor based on short chain organic molecules detects 55 ppb concentration of NO2.
Supramolecular chirality and crystallization from biocatalytic self-assembly in lipidic cubic mesophases
Kinetically controlled supramolecular chirality was achieved by biocatalytic self-assembly in Lipidic cubic mesophases (LCMs). During aging, thermodynamically stable organic crystals are formed.
Gate-tuned conductance of graphene-ribbon junctions with nanoscale width variations
On applying partial gate voltages, we were able to perceive precise and minute conductance variations for the entire graphene electrode, arising mainly from different sub-micrometer scale widths of the graphene ribbons (GRs), which could not be distinguished using conventional global gating methods.
Mechanochemical synthesis of N-doped porous carbon at room temperature
One-pot mechanochemical synthesis of N-doped porous carbons at room temperature using a planetary ball mill.
Nanoassemblies of ultrasmall clusters with remarkable activity in carbon dioxide conversion into C1 fuels
Cu nanoassemblies formed transiently from cluster tetramer building blocks during reaction turn over CO2 to methanol and hydrocarbons with leap in activity.
Universal 1/f type current noise of Ag filaments in redox-based memristive nanojunctions
We demonstrate the universal 1/f type current noise in Ag based, nanofilamentary resistive switches which arises from internal resistance fluctuations.
Silicon substrate effects on ionic current blockade in solid-state nanopores
Si compositions strongly affect the single-particle sensitivity of solid-state nanopore sensors by the capacitance effect to retard resistive pulse signals.
Visible light to switch-on desorption from goethite
Switching adsorption–desorption by visible light would provide the possibility for a wide range of applications that require controlled release-on-demand.
Ion-induced assemblies of highly anisotropic nanoparticles are governed by ion–ion correlation and specific ion effects
Ion-induced assemblies of highly anisotropic nanoparticles can be explained by a model consisting of ion–ion correlation and specific ion effects: dispersion interactions, metal–ligand complexes, and local acidic environments.
Modification of the glycosylation of extracellular vesicles alters their biodistribution in mice
Positron emission tomography allows in vivo tracking of EVs and reveals changes in their biodistribution after glycosylation modification.
Sink or float? Characterization of shell-stabilized bulk nanobubbles using a resonant mass measurement technique
A resonant mass measurement technique simultaneously distinguishes and characterizes (size and concentration) buoyant and non-buoyant particles in a bubble sample.
Tuning coiled coil stability with histidine-metal coordination
Reinforcing coiled coils with histidine-metal coordination reversibly increases their thermodynamic and mechanical stability with implications for biomimetic hydrogel design.
The potential of magnetic hyperthermia for triggering the differentiation of cancer cells
In addition to causing cell death, magnetic hyperthermia triggers the onset of differentiation in osteosarcoma cells that survive magnetic hyperthermia treatment.
A fiber-optic nanoplasmonic hydrogen sensor via pattern-transfer of nanofabricated PdAu alloy nanostructures
We demonstrate the transfer of arrays of nanofabricated noble metal and alloy nanostructures obtained by high-temperature annealing on a flat parent support onto optical fibers, to create a fiberoptic hysteresis-free nanoplasmonic hydrogen sensor.
Probing Lewis acid–base interactions in single-molecule junctions
A new and timely conceptual advance in controlling quantum effects in single molecules via Lewis acid–base interactions is reported.
Assembly of cellulose nanocrystals in a levitating drop probed by time-resolved small angle X-ray scattering
The nanoscale assembly of cellulose nanocrystals from 1 vol% up to 38 vol% is investigated by in situ small angle X-ray scattering.
Optimized single-layer MoS2 field-effect transistors by non-covalent functionalisation
High mobility, fully encapsulated field-effect transistors with non-covalently functionalised molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) channels grown by chemical vapour deposition are reported.
Split resonances for simultaneous detection and control measurements in a single bulk acoustic wave (BAW) sensor
Split resonances provide an innovative method for simultaneous detection of different analytes and control measurements in a single chip.
Programming hierarchical self-assembly of colloids: matching stability and accessibility
A striking correspondence between energetics and kinetics is revealed in the context of optimally programming hierarchical self-assembly pathways for colloidal particles.
Surface functionalisation significantly changes the physical and electronic properties of carbon nano-dots
The electronic structure of glycan functionalised carbon nano-dots is greatly affected by the choice of carbohydrate.
Optically controlled dielectric properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes for terahertz wave applications
The complex dielectric constant of single-walled carbon nanotubes is tuned in the terahertz frequency range under light illumination.
Magnetic hysteresis in self-assembled monolayers of Dy-fullerene single molecule magnets on gold
Self-assembled monolayers from single molecule magnets DySc2N@C80 and Dy2ScN@C80 functionalized with thioether groups retain magnetic bistability on Au(111) surface.
On the Structural Stability of MXene and the Role of Transition Metal Adatoms
We investigated the presence of adsorbed species on Nb2C MXene surfaces and their influence on the structural stability over time.
Plasmon response evaluation based on image-derived arbitrary nanostructures
The optical response of realistic 3D plasmonic substrates composed of randomly shaped particles of different size and interparticle distance distributions is modelled by parametrizing large areas, allowing to investigate far- and near-field optical effects.
Soft and flexible poly(ethylene glycol) nanotubes for local drug delivery
Soft/flexible PEG-based polymer nanotubes released doxorubicin over a sustained period and reduced tumor growth in a metastatic breast cancer model.
Ordered nanopore arrays with large interpore distances via one-step anodization
We prepare arrays of cylindrical pores featuring large periods (460 nm and 600 nm) by anodization of aluminum. A self-ordered monolayer of nanospheres drives the subsequent pore ordering and yields a quality of order significantly improved with respect to the traditional two-step anodization procedure.
Monodisperse CoSn2 and FeSn2 nanocrystals as high-performance anode materials for lithium-ion batteries
10 nm monodisperse CoSn2 NCs deliver a stable average capacity of 650 mA h g−1 for 5000 cycles.
Large-scale dewetting assembly of gold nanoparticles for plasmonic enhanced upconversion nanoparticles
The integrated methods of core shell upconversion nanoparticle synthesis, thermal annealing and gold dewetting produce gold-decorated upconversion nanoparticles with enhanced emission.
Highly specific targeting of human acute myeloid leukaemia cells using pharmacologically active nanoconjugates
In this study we used 5 nm gold nanoparticles as delivery platforms to target cancer cells expressing the immune receptor Tim-3 using single chain antibodies.
Polymer brushes in solid-state nanopores form an impenetrable entropic barrier for proteins
We show that hydrophilic polymer brushes inside nanopores form a strong barrier for proteins despite consisting mainly of water.
What happens to the silver ions? – Silver thiocyanate nanoparticle formation in an artificial digestion
An artificial digestion of silver nitrate characterized by SAXS/WAXS is reported. It is shown that AgSCN nanoparticles emerge from ionic silver in saliva and remain present during the entire digestion process.
Probing the geometry of copper and silver adatoms on magnetite: quantitative experiment versus theory
Benchmarking DFT calculations against precise normal incidence X-ray standing wave measurements.
Phase and morphological control of MoO3−x nanostructures for efficient cancer theragnosis therapy
Changing the phases and morphologies of MoO3−x nanomaterials, the obtained MoO2 nanoclusters can be used in efficient cancer theragnosis therapy.
Tandem catalysis in multicomponent solvent-free biofluids
The core–shell architecture of biohybrid enzymes facilitates construction of multifunctional biofluids which display extremophilic traits in total absence of solvent.
Efficient light harvesting in hybrid quantum dot–interdigitated back contact solar cells via resonant energy transfer and luminescent downshifting
In this paper,we propose a hybrid quantum dot (QD)/Solar cell configuration to improve the performance of IBC silicon solar cells through efficient utilisation of resonant energy transfer (RET) and luminescent downshifting (LDS).
Directed nanoscale metal deposition by the local perturbation of charge screening at the solid–liquid interface
Understanding and directing electrochemical reactions below the micrometer scale is a long-standing challenge in electrochemistry. Here, we demonstrate the directed electrochemical deposition of copper nanostructures by using an oscillating nanoelectrode operated with an atomic force microscope.
Assembly by solvent evaporation: equilibrium structures and relaxation times
We present a study describing the dynamics and equilibrium of the assembly of nanostructures by solvent evaporation.
Tailoring metal-dielectric nanocomposite materials with ultrashort laser pulses for dichroic color control
Hybrid nanostructure written by ultrafast laser pulses with horizontal polarization, featuring scan speed-dependent nanograting orientations and spectral transmission anisotropy.
Effect of hydrogen chloride etching on carrier recombination processes of indium phosphide nanowires
The effect of hydrogen chloride etching on charge recombination processes of indium phosphide nanowires was studied by means of time-resolved spectroscopy.
Resolving Single Cu Nanoparticle Oxidation and Kirkendall Void Formation with ¬In Situ Plasmonic Nanospectroscopy and Electrodynamic Simulations
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