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Pulmonary delivery of mucosal nanovaccines

Mucosal vaccines can elicit both systemic and mucosal immunity to treat/prevent local mucosal or distant or systemic immune diseases and infection.

Graphical abstract: Pulmonary delivery of mucosal nanovaccines
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Photodoping of metal oxide nanocrystals for multi-charge accumulation and light-driven energy storage

Light-driven multi-charge accumulation (i.e., photodoping) of doped metal oxide nanocrystals opens the way to innovative solutions for the direct conversion and storage of the solar energy.

Graphical abstract: Photodoping of metal oxide nanocrystals for multi-charge accumulation and light-driven energy storage
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Graphene glial-interfaces: challenges and perspectives

This work provides an overview of the emerging literature on the interaction of graphene-based materials with glial cells, aiming to define the challenges and perspectives of graphene glial-interfaces.

Graphical abstract: Graphene glial-interfaces: challenges and perspectives
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Single molecule electronic devices with carbon-based materials: status and opportunity

The field of single molecule electronics has progressed remarkably in the past decades by allowing for more versatile molecular functions and improving device fabrication techniques.

Graphical abstract: Single molecule electronic devices with carbon-based materials: status and opportunity
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Harnessing photo/electro-catalytic activity via nano-junctions in ternary nanocomposites for clean energy

Graphene-based ternary nanocomposite for visible light driven efficient HER.

Graphical abstract: Harnessing photo/electro-catalytic activity via nano-junctions in ternary nanocomposites for clean energy
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Dielectric films for high performance capacitive energy storage: multiscale engineering

This minireview summarizes the very recent advances in energy-storage dielectric films in the framework of engineering at multiple scales.

Graphical abstract: Dielectric films for high performance capacitive energy storage: multiscale engineering
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Correlative cathodoluminescence electron microscopy bioimaging: towards single protein labelling with ultrastructural context

We discuss the opportunities and challenges of correlative cathodoluminescence electron microscopy for biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Correlative cathodoluminescence electron microscopy bioimaging: towards single protein labelling with ultrastructural context
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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.

Graphical abstract: Isothermal titration calorimetry as a complementary method for investigating nanoparticle–protein interactions
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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.

Graphical abstract: Towards fast-charging technologies in Li+/Na+ storage: from the perspectives of pseudocapacitive materials and non-aqueous hybrid capacitors
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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.

Graphical abstract: Graphitic carbon nitride-based nanocomposites and their biological applications: a review
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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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Precursor chemistry of metal nitride nanocrystals

We review the chemistry that leads or could lead to colloidal metal nitride nanocrystals, via solution-based methods.

Graphical abstract: Precursor chemistry of metal nitride nanocrystals
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Biomimicking spider webs for effective fog water harvesting with electrospun polymer fibers

Electrospun fibers are able to biomimic many important features of spider webs which are useful in fog water collection. This review covers current research and designs based on electrospun fibers, and offers experimental guidelines for lab testing.

Graphical abstract: Biomimicking spider webs for effective fog water harvesting with electrospun polymer fibers
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Porphyrins as building blocks for single-molecule devices

Porphyrins have unique properties in electronic circuits. This review summarizes single molecule junction experiments and encourages the development of next generation molecular devices based on such building blocks.

Graphical abstract: Porphyrins as building blocks for single-molecule devices
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Metal–metal bonds in polyoxometalate chemistry

Metal-metal bonds are typically present in metal clusters and absent in polyoxometalates. Our ultimate understanding of their emergence in polyoxometalates paves the way to new technologies.

Graphical abstract: Metal–metal bonds in polyoxometalate chemistry
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Fibre electronics: towards scaled-up manufacturing of integrated e-textile systems

Advances in materials development, fabrication processes, and applications for various fibre electronics are reviewed. Their integration into multifunctional electronic textiles and the key challenges in large-scale manufacturing are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Fibre electronics: towards scaled-up manufacturing of integrated e-textile systems
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Multiple exciton generation in isolated and interacting silicon nanocrystals

Carrier multiplication can be exploited to improve solar cell efficiency increasing the number of e-h pairs generated after absorption of a single photon. Pairs with excess energy decays non-radiatively toward band edges generating extra pairs.

Graphical abstract: Multiple exciton generation in isolated and interacting silicon nanocrystals
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Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for bioanalysis and diagnosis

In recent years, bioanalytical surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) has blossomed into a fast-growing research area. We present here a review on SERS-based assays with focus on early bacterial infection detection and chronic disease diagnosis.

Graphical abstract: Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for bioanalysis and diagnosis
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A review of oligo(arylene ethynylene) derivatives in molecular junctions

This review explores the synthetic variation of structural features of oligo(arylene ethynylene) (OAE) molecular wires and how this affects the electronic and thermal properties of OAE molecules or molecular assemblies held between electrodes.

Graphical abstract: A review of oligo(arylene ethynylene) derivatives in molecular junctions
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Effects of polyethylene glycol on the surface of nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery

The Effects of Surface Polyethylene Glycol on Nanoparticles' Fate. a. Mechanical properties. b. Stability. c. Drug encapsulation. d. Plasma proteins adsorption. e. Mucus penetration. f. Active targeting. g. Cellular internalization. h. Circulation time. i. Blood clearance.

Graphical abstract: Effects of polyethylene glycol on the surface of nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery
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Review of emerging nanotechnology in bone regeneration: progress, challenges, and perspectives

The impact of nanotechnology in biomaterials development for bone regeneration are summarised with a focus on three key areas; mechanical properties, biocompatibility, and osteoinductivity. Current challenges and future directions are also discussed.

Graphical abstract: Review of emerging nanotechnology in bone regeneration: progress, challenges, and perspectives
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Graphene and water-based elastomer nanocomposites – a review

This review covers the emerging field of graphene reinforced water-based elastomers, which offer enhanced strength, elasticity, electrical and thermal conductivity and other properties for a wide range of application sectors.

Graphical abstract: Graphene and water-based elastomer nanocomposites – a review
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Mesoporous silica nanoparticles as carriers of active agents for smart anticorrosive organic coatings: a critical review

Mesoporous silica nanoparticles with properly designed textural properties and tailored release of corrosion inhibitors are highly efficient smart carriers for advanced anticorrosive nanocomposite coatings.

Graphical abstract: Mesoporous silica nanoparticles as carriers of active agents for smart anticorrosive organic coatings: a critical review
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Transition metal sulfides meet electrospinning: versatile synthesis, distinct properties and prospective applications

We highlight the recent developments in the preparation of electrospun nanomaterials to produce metal sulfides with distinct chemical and physical properties for a broad range of applications.

Graphical abstract: Transition metal sulfides meet electrospinning: versatile synthesis, distinct properties and prospective applications
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Cell-free exosome-laden scaffolds for tissue repair

Exosome seeded on the designed scaffold can achieve local and sustained-release for efficient tissue repair.

Graphical abstract: Cell-free exosome-laden scaffolds for tissue repair
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Hot carriers in graphene – fundamentals and applications

Hot charge carriers in graphene exhibit fascinating physical phenomena and have great promise for exciting optoelectronic applications. The current understanding of the relevant fundamental physics and the most promising applications are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Hot carriers in graphene – fundamentals and applications
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Multi-stimuli-responsive aggregation of nanoparticles driven by the manipulation of colloidal stability

This review focussed on the design of multi-stimuli-responsive nanoparticles that offer spatial and temporal control of their aggregation behaviour. The review covers the fundamental concepts, the recent developments, and the applications of these materials.

Graphical abstract: Multi-stimuli-responsive aggregation of nanoparticles driven by the manipulation of colloidal stability
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Copper nanoclusters: designed synthesis, structural diversity, and multiplatform applications

Small copper nanoclusters (CuNCs) with atomic precisions and fascinating molecular-like properties have been discovered during last few decades. They have been widely applied for catalytic, biomedical, sensing, and optoelectronic applications.

Graphical abstract: Copper nanoclusters: designed synthesis, structural diversity, and multiplatform applications
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Self-assembly of colloidal nanoparticles into 2D arrays at water–oil interfaces: rational construction of stable SERS substrates with accessible enhancing surfaces and tailored plasmonic response

Nanoparticle self-assembly at water–oil interfaces has emerged as a convenient and efficient method to construct stable, active and reproducible plasmonic substrates for SERS. In this review we summarize the progress that has been made in this field.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of colloidal nanoparticles into 2D arrays at water–oil interfaces: rational construction of stable SERS substrates with accessible enhancing surfaces and tailored plasmonic response
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Growth and in situ characterization of 2D materials by chemical vapour deposition on liquid metal catalysts: a review

In this review we highlight the recent progress in 2DM growth on LMCat, which in combination with in situ characterization presents a viable and large-scale sustainable direction that has the prospect of achieving defect-free 2D materials.

Graphical abstract: Growth and in situ characterization of 2D materials by chemical vapour deposition on liquid metal catalysts: a review
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Synthesis of emerging 2D layered magnetic materials

van der Waals atomically thin magnetic materials have been recently discovered.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of emerging 2D layered magnetic materials
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Revisiting anodic alumina templates: from fabrication to applications

Review of Porous Anodic Aluminum Oxide (AAO or NAA) membranes: from fabrication, mechanisms, and internal and surface nanostructuration to applications.

Graphical abstract: Revisiting anodic alumina templates: from fabrication to applications
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How did correlative atomic force microscopy and super-resolution microscopy evolve in the quest for unravelling enigmas in biology?

This review provides a detailed picture of the innovative efforts to combine atomic force microscopy and different super-resolution microscopy techniques to elucidate biological questions.

Graphical abstract: How did correlative atomic force microscopy and super-resolution microscopy evolve in the quest for unravelling enigmas in biology?
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Ordered polymer composite materials: challenges and opportunities

Polymer nanocomposites are an important class of materials whose properties are generally tuned as a function of their composition. New opportunities for controlling these properties lie in manipulating the 3D organization of their nanofillers.

Graphical abstract: Ordered polymer composite materials: challenges and opportunities
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Halloysite nanotubes – the nano-bio interface

The unique bio-nano interface of halloysite nanotubes with cellular systems and its impact on potential biotechnological and biomedical applications is presented and critically reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Halloysite nanotubes – the nano-bio interface
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Leveraging synthetic particles for communication: from passive to active systems

Recent progress in the use of passive and active particles to build artificial communication is highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Leveraging synthetic particles for communication: from passive to active systems
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Swelling properties of graphite oxides and graphene oxide multilayered materials

Swelling defines graphite oxides and multilayered graphene oxides. It is a key property of GO in applications which involve sorption from vapors, immersion into liquid water or polar solvents and solution based chemical reactions.

Graphical abstract: Swelling properties of graphite oxides and graphene oxide multilayered materials
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Molecular gold strings: aurophilicity, luminescence and structure–property correlations

Different external stimuli can affect the molecular structure of molecular gold strings, influencing their physical properties.

Graphical abstract: Molecular gold strings: aurophilicity, luminescence and structure–property correlations
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Recent progress in hybrid perovskite solar cells through scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy

The contribution of STM techniques is unique in analyzing the topography and opto-electronic properties of the unknown materials.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in hybrid perovskite solar cells through scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy
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Atomic-level separation of thiolate-protected metal clusters

This review summarizes previous studies on high-resolution separation of Aun(SR)m clusters for better understanding the utility of each separation technique.

Graphical abstract: Atomic-level separation of thiolate-protected metal clusters
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Mechanisms of mechanical reinforcement by graphene and carbon nanotubes in polymer nanocomposites

This in-depth review deals with the subject of how mechanical reinforcement takes place in polymer nanocomposites containing graphene and carbon nanotubes and offers guidelines for the maximization of the performance of such systems.

Graphical abstract: Mechanisms of mechanical reinforcement by graphene and carbon nanotubes in polymer nanocomposites
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Probing the frictional properties of soft materials at the nanoscale

A knowledge gap exists in understanding nanoscale friction in soft–soft contacts with modulus <100 MPa, relevant to most biological interfaces.

Graphical abstract: Probing the frictional properties of soft materials at the nanoscale
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High-performance sodium-ion batteries with a hard carbon anode: transition from the half-cell to full-cell perspective

SIB with hard carbon anode is getting competitive vs. LIB, but one needs to be careful in assessing capacity and cycle life with conventional half-cell tests. New guidelines are provided for half-cell and full-cell tests and understanding the results.

Graphical abstract: High-performance sodium-ion batteries with a hard carbon anode: transition from the half-cell to full-cell perspective
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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.

Graphical abstract: Sensing of circulating cancer biomarkers with metal nanoparticles
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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.

Graphical abstract: Surface coatings for solid-state nanopores
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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.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional layered materials: from mechanical and coupling properties towards applications in electronics
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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.

Graphical abstract: Structural nanotechnology: three-dimensional cryo-EM and its use in the development of nanoplatforms for in vitro catalysis
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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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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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Size selection and thin-film assembly of MoS2 elucidates thousandfold conductivity enhancement in few-layer nanosheet networks

Here, few-layer molybdenum disulfide nanosheets are assembled by Langmuir deposition into thin films, and size selection is shown to lead to a thousandfold conductivity enhancement with potential applicability to all nanosheet networks.

Graphical abstract: Size selection and thin-film assembly of MoS2 elucidates thousandfold conductivity enhancement in few-layer nanosheet networks
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Population dependence of THz charge carrier mobility and non-Drude-like behavior in short semiconductor nanowires

We investigate THz radiation absorption by charge carriers, focusing on the mobility in nanorods and wires.

Graphical abstract: Population dependence of THz charge carrier mobility and non-Drude-like behavior in short semiconductor nanowires
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Mass spectrometric detection of KRAS protein mutations using molecular imprinting

We show using Molecular imprinted Polymers (MIPs) and LC-MS/SRM that we can identify the KRAS mutation in cancer patients plasma as well as carry out epitope discovery for drug target evaluation.

Graphical abstract: Mass spectrometric detection of KRAS protein mutations using molecular imprinting
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Magnetite-binding proteins from the magnetotactic bacterium Desulfamplus magnetovallimortis BW-1

Recently discovered proteins from magnetotactic Deltaproteobacteria were tested for their ability to bind to magnetite surfaces. Two new proteins (Mad10, Mad11) were identified that display fast and nearly irreversible magnetite binding.

Graphical abstract: Magnetite-binding proteins from the magnetotactic bacterium Desulfamplus magnetovallimortis BW-1
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Bacteriophage PRD1 as a nanoscaffold for drug loading

Viruses are very attractive biomaterials owing to their capability as nanocarriers of genetic material.

Graphical abstract: Bacteriophage PRD1 as a nanoscaffold for drug loading
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Ultrafast demagnetization in a ferrimagnet under electromagnetic field funneling

Bottom-up produced optical ring-shaped Ag nanoantennas efficiently funnel electromagnetic field of a femtosecond-pulsed laser light into a ferrimagnetic TbCo nanofilm at plasmon resonance. This leads to the TbCo demagnetization at the nanoscale.

Graphical abstract: Ultrafast demagnetization in a ferrimagnet under electromagnetic field funneling
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Richness of molecular junction configurations revealed by tracking a full pull-push cycle

Looking at the two sides of the coin: while studies of molecular break junctions typically consider only the pull process of molecular junctions, we show that the push process unveils essential complementary information on the junctions’ structure.

Graphical abstract: Richness of molecular junction configurations revealed by tracking a full pull-push cycle
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Direct MoB MBene domain formation in magnetron sputtered MoAlB thin films

Two-dimensional (2D) inorganic transition metal boride nanosheets are emerging as promising post-graphene materials in energy research due to their unique properties.

Graphical abstract: Direct MoB MBene domain formation in magnetron sputtered MoAlB thin films
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Untangling the physics of water transport in boron nitride nanotubes

Contradicting literature on water transport performance between boron nitride and carbon nanotubes is reconciled. A blueprint is laid out to compare transport performance through nanotube membranes independent of the material and the method of study.

Graphical abstract: Untangling the physics of water transport in boron nitride nanotubes
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Amphiphilic nanoparticles generate curvature in lipid membranes and shape liposome–liposome interfaces

We show by molecular dynamics that amphiphilic Au nanoparticles (NP) with a diameter of 4 nm generate curvature in phosphatidylcholine lipid membranes.

Graphical abstract: Amphiphilic nanoparticles generate curvature in lipid membranes and shape liposome–liposome interfaces
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One-way rotation of a chemically anchored single molecule-rotor

Superimposed STM images of the six stable rotation stations of a DMBI-P molecule during a step by step clockwise rotation induced by voltage pulses (V = 0.5 V, I = 0.5 nA, t = 10 s).

Graphical abstract: One-way rotation of a chemically anchored single molecule-rotor
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Power discontinuity and shift of the energy onset of a molecular de-bromination reaction induced by hot-electron tunneling

We describe the electron-induced dissociation of Br atoms in the Au(Br-MBP)2 complex, showing that the reaction onset can be shifted from 2.4 to 4.4 V while the required power drops sharply to 20% when a second molecular resonance is involved.

Graphical abstract: Power discontinuity and shift of the energy onset of a molecular de-bromination reaction induced by hot-electron tunneling
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Coupling plasmonic catalysis and nanocrystal growth through cyclic regeneration of NADH

Plasmonic catalysis in flow (light reaction) coupled to the nucleation and growth of other metallic nanoparticles (dark reaction) was achieved by cyclic reduction/oxidation of cofactor molecules.

Graphical abstract: Coupling plasmonic catalysis and nanocrystal growth through cyclic regeneration of NADH
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Benchmarking atomically defined AFM tips for chemical-selective imaging

Challenge of four common AFM tip-terminations: The high rigidity and moderate chemical passivation of CuOx-tips provide site-selective contrast on a metal–oxide.

Graphical abstract: Benchmarking atomically defined AFM tips for chemical-selective imaging
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Extracting interface correlations from the pair distribution function of composite materials

Using a non-negative matrix factorisation (NMF) approach, we show how the pair distribution function (PDF) of complex mixtures can be deconvolved into the contributions from the individual phase components and also the interface between phases.

Graphical abstract: Extracting interface correlations from the pair distribution function of composite materials
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Communicating assemblies of biomimetic nanocapsules

The assemblies of biomimetic nanocapsules can exhibit self-regulating, self-organization functionalities involving internal modulation of self-controlled release by the dynamic stimuli-response-communication-decide-response behaviour.

Graphical abstract: Communicating assemblies of biomimetic nanocapsules
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Air-stable and efficient electron doping of monolayer MoS2 by salt–crown ether treatment

The present doping technique demonstrates the highly efficient electron doping of monolayer MoS2 with high stability under ambient conditions using KOH/benzo-18-crown-6 as the dopant.

Graphical abstract: Air-stable and efficient electron doping of monolayer MoS2 by salt–crown ether treatment
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Engineering conductive protein films through nanoscale self-assembly and gold nanoparticles doping

We report the fabrication of a conductive biomaterial based on engineered proteins and patterned gold nanoparticles to overcome the challenge of charge transport on macroscopic protein-based materials. This approach has great value for bioelectronics.

Graphical abstract: Engineering conductive protein films through nanoscale self-assembly and gold nanoparticles doping
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Scalable nanoprecipitation of niclosamide and in vivo demonstration of long-acting delivery after intramuscular injection

Controlling COVID-19 requires therapy and continued vaccination. Long-acting therapeutics offer options for test-and-cure strategies and overcome poor therapy adherence. Extended in vivo niclosamide exposure is demonstrated here as such a candidate.

Graphical abstract: Scalable nanoprecipitation of niclosamide and in vivo demonstration of long-acting delivery after intramuscular injection
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