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Comment on “Causation or only correlation? Application of causal inference graphs for evaluating causality in nano-QSAR models” by N. Sizochenko, A. Gajewicz, J. Leszczynski and T. Puzyn, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 7203

An alternative interpretation of toxicity of metal oxide nanoparticles towards bacteria Escherichia Coli.

Graphical abstract: Comment on “Causation or only correlation? Application of causal inference graphs for evaluating causality in nano-QSAR models” by N. Sizochenko, A. Gajewicz, J. Leszczynski and T. Puzyn, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 7203
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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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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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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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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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Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Characterization techniques for nanoparticles: comparison and complementarity upon studying nanoparticle properties
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Technical challenges of working with extracellular vesicles

Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) are gaining interest as central players in liquid biopsies, with potential applications in diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic guidance in most pathological conditions.

Graphical abstract: Technical challenges of working with extracellular vesicles
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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.

Graphical abstract: Modification of the glycosylation of extracellular vesicles alters their biodistribution in mice
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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.

Graphical abstract: Sink or float? Characterization of shell-stabilized bulk nanobubbles using a resonant mass measurement technique
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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.

Graphical abstract: Tuning coiled coil stability with histidine-metal coordination
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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.

Graphical abstract: The potential of magnetic hyperthermia for triggering the differentiation of cancer cells
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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.

Graphical abstract: A fiber-optic nanoplasmonic hydrogen sensor via pattern-transfer of nanofabricated PdAu alloy nanostructures
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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.

Graphical abstract: Probing Lewis acid–base interactions in single-molecule junctions
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Open Access Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: Assembly of cellulose nanocrystals in a levitating drop probed by time-resolved small angle X-ray scattering
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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.

Graphical abstract: Optimized single-layer MoS2 field-effect transistors by non-covalent functionalisation
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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.

Graphical abstract: Split resonances for simultaneous detection and control measurements in a single bulk acoustic wave (BAW) sensor
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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.

Graphical abstract: Programming hierarchical self-assembly of colloids: matching stability and accessibility
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Open Access Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: Surface functionalisation significantly changes the physical and electronic properties of carbon nano-dots
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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.

Graphical abstract: Optically controlled dielectric properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes for terahertz wave applications
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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.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic hysteresis in self-assembled monolayers of Dy-fullerene single molecule magnets on gold
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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.

Graphical abstract: On the Structural Stability of MXene and the Role of Transition Metal Adatoms
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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.

Graphical abstract: Plasmon response evaluation based on image-derived arbitrary nanostructures
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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.

Graphical abstract: Soft and flexible poly(ethylene glycol) nanotubes for local drug delivery
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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.

Graphical abstract: Ordered nanopore arrays with large interpore distances via one-step anodization
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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.

Graphical abstract: Monodisperse CoSn2 and FeSn2 nanocrystals as high-performance anode materials for lithium-ion batteries
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Open Access Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: Large-scale dewetting assembly of gold nanoparticles for plasmonic enhanced upconversion nanoparticles
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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.

Graphical abstract: Highly specific targeting of human acute myeloid leukaemia cells using pharmacologically active nanoconjugates
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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.

Graphical abstract: Polymer brushes in solid-state nanopores form an impenetrable entropic barrier for proteins
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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.

Graphical abstract: What happens to the silver ions? – Silver thiocyanate nanoparticle formation in an artificial digestion
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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.

Graphical abstract: Probing the geometry of copper and silver adatoms on magnetite: quantitative experiment versus theory
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Cellular traction forces: a useful parameter in cancer research

The effects of an anticancer drug is reflected in the traction forces of cancer and normal cells, which are measured using vertical nanowires.

Graphical abstract: Cellular traction forces: a useful parameter in cancer research
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Dendrimer-encapsulated nanoparticle-core micelles as a modular strategy for particle-in-a-box-in-a-box nanostructures

We present a versatile strategy for constructing particle-in-a-box-in-a-box systems by assembling dendrimer-encapsulated gold nanoparticles into dendrimicelles.

Graphical abstract: Dendrimer-encapsulated nanoparticle-core micelles as a modular strategy for particle-in-a-box-in-a-box nanostructures
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Wrinkling formation in simply-supported graphenes under tension and compression loadings

Wrinkles in supported graphenes can be formed either by uniaxial compression or uniaxial tension beyond a certain critical load depending on the mode of loading.

Graphical abstract: Wrinkling formation in simply-supported graphenes under tension and compression loadings
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Nanoscale, conformal films of graphitic carbon nitride deposited at room temperature: a method for construction of heterojunction devices

Graphitic carbon nitride was deposited as a conformal thin film on substrates at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscale, conformal films of graphitic carbon nitride deposited at room temperature: a method for construction of heterojunction devices
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Photo-induced interfacial electron transfer of ZnO nanocrystals to control supramolecular assembly in water

The light-induced redox properties of semiconducting nanocrystals can be utilized for reversible modulation of non-photoresponsive interfacial supramolecular systems.

Graphical abstract: Photo-induced interfacial electron transfer of ZnO nanocrystals to control supramolecular assembly in water
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An organometallic route to chiroptically active ZnO nanocrystals

Developing a novel organometallic self-supporting approach to chiroptically active aminoalcoholate coated ZnO nanocrystals which possess size dependent luminescence.

Graphical abstract: An organometallic route to chiroptically active ZnO nanocrystals
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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.

Graphical abstract: Phase and morphological control of MoO3−x nanostructures for efficient cancer theragnosis therapy
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Halogenation dictates the architecture of amyloid peptide nanostructures

Upon changing the position, nature and number of the halogen atoms, the same amyloidogenic peptide self-assembles into different nanostructures.

Graphical abstract: Halogenation dictates the architecture of amyloid peptide nanostructures
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Host–guest driven ligand replacement on monodisperse inorganic nanoparticles

We demonstrate that crown ether-assisted ligand replacement on Fe3O4 NPs using halide salts leads to quantitative stripping of an existing stabilizer shell with unprecedented (complete) efficiency; this allows subsequent re-grafting of functional ligands at maximal surface density.

Graphical abstract: Host–guest driven ligand replacement on monodisperse inorganic nanoparticles
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Buckling in armored droplets

The buckling mechanism in droplets stabilized by solid particles (armored droplets) is tackled at a mesoscopic level using dissipative particle dynamics simulations.

Graphical abstract: Buckling in armored droplets
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CdS-coated TiO2 nanotube layers: downscaling tube diameter towards efficient heterostructured photoelectrochemical conversion

ALD CdS-coated TiO2 nanotube layers: effect of downscaling diameter of TiO2 nanotubes and their annealing treatment on IPCE.

Graphical abstract: CdS-coated TiO2 nanotube layers: downscaling tube diameter towards efficient heterostructured photoelectrochemical conversion
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Non-volatile iron carbonyls as versatile precursors for the synthesis of iron-containing nanoparticles

Though a largely insoluble solid, when gently heated with alkyl amines, triiron dodecacarbonyl readily converts to a highly soluble, non-volatile, low-toxicity precursor for the synthesis of iron-containing nanoparticles. We show that this precursor is a convenient replacement for the volatile and highly toxic iron pentacarbonyl.

Graphical abstract: Non-volatile iron carbonyls as versatile precursors for the synthesis of iron-containing nanoparticles
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Enzyme-coated Janus nanoparticles that selectively bind cell receptors as a function of the concentration of glucose

The number of nanoparticles bound to cell membranes via RGDS peptide–integrin interactions is controlled by endowing the nanoparticles with an enzyme nanomotor.

Graphical abstract: Enzyme-coated Janus nanoparticles that selectively bind cell receptors as a function of the concentration of glucose
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Controlling electronic access to the spin excitations of a single molecule in a tunnel junction

The spintronic properties of a tunnel junction containing a single molecule can be controlled using the local environment as a pseudo-gate.

Graphical abstract: Controlling electronic access to the spin excitations of a single molecule in a tunnel junction
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Edge effect of strained bilayer nanofilms for tunable multistability and actuation

We employed both theoretical and computational models supported by experiments to study the multistable behavior of an edge-effect driven Si/Cr micro-claw.

Graphical abstract: Edge effect of strained bilayer nanofilms for tunable multistability and actuation
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Protein corona composition of poly(ethylene glycol)- and poly(phosphoester)-coated nanoparticles correlates strongly with the amino acid composition of the protein surface

The affinity of protein surface amino acids for poly(ethylene glycol) is used to build a quantitative model of protein adsorption on PEGylated nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Protein corona composition of poly(ethylene glycol)- and poly(phosphoester)-coated nanoparticles correlates strongly with the amino acid composition of the protein surface
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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.

Graphical abstract: Multi-layer graphene as a selective detector for future lung cancer biosensing platforms
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Photon-separation to enhance the spatial resolution of pulsed STED microscopy

We introduce the pSTED-SPLIT microscopy technique, which explores the fluorescence dynamics in the phasor space to achieve sub-diffraction resolution images, with no need of high illumination intensity.

Graphical abstract: Photon-separation to enhance the spatial resolution of pulsed STED microscopy
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Quantitative profiling of CD13 on single acute myeloid leukemia cells by super-resolution imaging and its implication in targeted drug susceptibility assessment

Single particle protein on the AML cell membrane. Wide field image (left); SIM original image (middle); SIM 3D-reconstuction image (right).

Graphical abstract: Quantitative profiling of CD13 on single acute myeloid leukemia cells by super-resolution imaging and its implication in targeted drug susceptibility assessment
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Raman tweezers microspectroscopy of circa 100 nm extracellular vesicles

Characterization of nanoscale extracellular vesicles by Raman tweezers microspectroscopy is described in detail. Intra-sample biomolecular heterogeneity is revealed for individual exosomes from human urine and rat hepatocytes.

Graphical abstract: Raman tweezers microspectroscopy of circa 100 nm extracellular vesicles
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A nanofluidic device for real-time visualization of DNA–protein interactions on the single DNA molecule level

We present a device that allows active exchange of the local environment of nanoconfined DNA, enabling dynamic studies of DNA-analyte interactions.

Graphical abstract: A nanofluidic device for real-time visualization of DNA–protein interactions on the single DNA molecule level
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Preparation of high-yield and ultra-pure Au25 nanoclusters: towards their implementation in real-world applications

Colloidal approaches allow for the synthesis of Au nanoclusters (NCs) with atomic precision and sizes ranging from a few to hundreds of atoms.

Graphical abstract: Preparation of high-yield and ultra-pure Au25 nanoclusters: towards their implementation in real-world applications
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Influence of surface chemistry on optical, chemical and electronic properties of blue luminescent carbon dots

An in-depth spectroscopic study on blue luminescent carbon dots highlights the role of surface chemistry in their physicochemical properties.

Graphical abstract: Influence of surface chemistry on optical, chemical and electronic properties of blue luminescent carbon dots
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Highly adjustable 3D nano-architectures and chemistries via assembled 1D biological templates

Here, we rationally assemble 1D biological templates into scalable, 3D structures to fabricate metal nanofoams with a variety of genetically programmable architectures and material chemistries.

Graphical abstract: Highly adjustable 3D nano-architectures and chemistries via assembled 1D biological templates
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Flexible focusing pattern realization of centimeter-scale planar super-oscillatory lenses in parallel fabrication

Flexible focusing patterns realization of centimeter-scale planar super-oscillatory lenses in parallel fabrication.

Graphical abstract: Flexible focusing pattern realization of centimeter-scale planar super-oscillatory lenses in parallel fabrication
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Self-assembly of a silicon-containing side-chain liquid crystalline block copolymer in bulk and in thin films: kinetic pathway of a cylinder to sphere transition

Hierarchical morphologies and transitions of a silicon-containing LCBCP were investigated and the kinetic transition from HEX to BCC is described.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of a silicon-containing side-chain liquid crystalline block copolymer in bulk and in thin films: kinetic pathway of a cylinder to sphere transition
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Multi-functional MnO2 nanomaterials for photo-activated applications by a plasma-assisted fabrication route

F-doped β-MnO2 nanomaterials fabricated using a one-step plasma-assisted route display attractive functional performances in view of photo-activated self-cleaning/antifogging applications and wastewater treatment.

Graphical abstract: Multi-functional MnO2 nanomaterials for photo-activated applications by a plasma-assisted fabrication route
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Stimuli-responsive lipid-based magnetic nanovectors increase apoptosis in glioblastoma cells through synergic intracellular hyperthermia and chemotherapy

TMZ-loaded lipid-based magnetic nanovectors induce apoptosis in U-87 MG cells after magnetothermal stimulation.

Graphical abstract: Stimuli-responsive lipid-based magnetic nanovectors increase apoptosis in glioblastoma cells through synergic intracellular hyperthermia and chemotherapy
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3D to 2D reorganization of silver–thiol nanostructures, triggered by solvent vapor annealing

Production and characterization of metal–organic self-assemblies with tuned structures triggered by solvent-vapor annealing.

Graphical abstract: 3D to 2D reorganization of silver–thiol nanostructures, triggered by solvent vapor annealing
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Inducing nematic ordering of cellulose nanofibers using osmotic dehydration

The formation of nematically-ordered cellulose nanofiber (CNF) suspensions with an order parameter fmax ≈ 0.8 is studied by polarized optical microscopy, small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), and rheological measurements as a function of CNF concentration.

Graphical abstract: Inducing nematic ordering of cellulose nanofibers using osmotic dehydration
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Gas-phase synthesis of hybrid nanostructured materials

A chemical vapour deposition route is introduced to construct nano-heterostructured thin film of noble metal or their oxide nanoparticles decorating on 1D WO3 nanorods. The size of nanoparticle is able to be easily tuned by controlling the deposition time showing enhanced photocatalytic property.

Graphical abstract: Gas-phase synthesis of hybrid nanostructured materials
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Electron evolution around a repulsive dopant in a quantum wire: coherence effects

The interplay of coherence effects, like non-locality and tunneling, generates a quantum current density path around a repulsive dopant that is much more efficient than in the classical case.

Graphical abstract: Electron evolution around a repulsive dopant in a quantum wire: coherence effects
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Tunable single-phase magnetic behavior in chemically synthesized AFeO3–MFe2O4 (A = Bi or La, M = Co or Ni) nanocomposites

Tailoring the magnetic properties of nanocomposites consisting of correlated electron oxide systems via a novel synthesis technique.

Graphical abstract: Tunable single-phase magnetic behavior in chemically synthesized AFeO3–MFe2O4 (A = Bi or La, M = Co or Ni) nanocomposites
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Highly active single-layer MoS2 catalysts synthesized by swift heavy ion irradiation

Swift heavy ion irradiation as a precise tool for nanostructuring materials allows the modification of ultrathin two-dimensional MoS2 such that the number of catalytically active edges is drastically increased, leading to a strongly enhanced performance in the hydrogen evolution reaction.

Graphical abstract: Highly active single-layer MoS2 catalysts synthesized by swift heavy ion irradiation
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Adhesion strategies of Dictyostelium discoideum – a force spectroscopy study

Dictyostelium discoideum cells rely on two different mechanisms for adhesion: wetting through conventional colloidal forces and stochastic nanocluster dynamics.

Graphical abstract: Adhesion strategies of Dictyostelium discoideum – a force spectroscopy study
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Quantitative determination of a model organic/insulator/metal interface structure

The interfaces of a prototypical organic/insulator/metal system (Co–P/h-BN/Cu(111)) are characterized quantitatively by means of XPS, XSW and STM.

Graphical abstract: Quantitative determination of a model organic/insulator/metal interface structure
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Low-defectiveness exfoliation of MoS2 nanoparticles and their embedment in hybrid light-emitting polymer nanofibers

MoS2 nanoparticles are obtained through a highly gentle exfoliation method and are embedded in polymer nanofibers to make them light-emitting.

Graphical abstract: Low-defectiveness exfoliation of MoS2 nanoparticles and their embedment in hybrid light-emitting polymer nanofibers
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Optimising the magnetic performance of Co ferrite nanoparticles via organic ligand capping

Optimising the magnetic properties of CoFe2O4 nanoparticles by selecting the appropriate coating in a ligand exchange process.

Graphical abstract: Optimising the magnetic performance of Co ferrite nanoparticles via organic ligand capping
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New nanoscale toughening mechanisms mitigate embrittlement in binary nanocrystalline alloys

Inhomogeneous chemical segregation to grain boundaries in nanocrystalline metals can lead to a new toughening mechanism called compositional crack arrest.

Graphical abstract: New nanoscale toughening mechanisms mitigate embrittlement in binary nanocrystalline alloys
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Colloidal lead iodide nanorings

We present the synthesis and characterization of PbI2 nanorings prepared via a direct colloidal route. The ring structures are obtained by etching as prepared PbI2 nanosheets with trioctylphosphine and possess thicknesses between 20 nm and 85 nm and lateral dimensions of up to 10 μm. The formation process was analyzed and discussed as well as the electrical and optical measurements.

Graphical abstract: Colloidal lead iodide nanorings
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