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Spin states, vibrations and spin relaxation in molecular nanomagnets and spin qubits: a critical perspective

Spin–vibration coupling has been proven to be crucial for spin dynamics; theoretical studies are now addressing this experimental challenge.

Graphical abstract: Spin states, vibrations and spin relaxation in molecular nanomagnets and spin qubits: a critical perspective
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Advanced electroanalytical chemistry at nanoelectrodes

In this perspective, we discuss the challenges, advances and opportunities in electroanalytical chemistry at nanoelectrodes, including nanoelectrode fabrication, real-time characterizations, and high-performance electrochemical instrumentation.

Graphical abstract: Advanced electroanalytical chemistry at nanoelectrodes
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Metal halide perovskite nanomaterials: synthesis and applications

The different synthesis approaches and growth mechanisms of metal halide perovskites will be discussed along with their novel characteristics and applications.

Graphical abstract: Metal halide perovskite nanomaterials: synthesis and applications
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Immunological properties of gold nanoparticles

This review summarizes what is known about the application of gold nanoparticles as an antigen carrier and adjuvant in immunization for the preparation of antibodies in vivo and evaluating their potential for the development of effective vaccines.

Graphical abstract: Immunological properties of gold nanoparticles
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Antibody fragments as nanoparticle targeting ligands: a step in the right direction

Recent advances in nanomedicine have shown that dramatic improvements in nanoparticle therapeutics and diagnostics can be achieved through the use of disease specific targeting ligands.

Graphical abstract: Antibody fragments as nanoparticle targeting ligands: a step in the right direction
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Design of gradient nanopores in phenolics for ultrafast water permeation

Ultra-permeable and robust membranes are prepared by creating a gradient nanoporous structure in low-cost phenolics, enabled by the spontaneous assembly of gradually enlarged phenolic nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Design of gradient nanopores in phenolics for ultrafast water permeation
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Multifunctional behavior of molecules comprising stacked cytosine–AgI–cytosine base pairs; towards conducting and photoluminescence silver-DNA nanowires

Tuning the conducting and photoluminescence properties of molecules comprising silver(I)–cytosine base pairs.

Graphical abstract: Multifunctional behavior of molecules comprising stacked cytosine–AgI–cytosine base pairs; towards conducting and photoluminescence silver-DNA nanowires
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Enantiopure distorted ribbon-shaped nanographene combining two-photon absorption-based upconversion and circularly polarized luminescence

Including defects in a ribbon-shaped nanographene leads to a new combination of optical properties: TPA-based upconversion and CPL.

Graphical abstract: Enantiopure distorted ribbon-shaped nanographene combining two-photon absorption-based upconversion and circularly polarized luminescence
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Bioresponsive and near infrared photon co-enhanced cancer theranostic based on upconversion nanocapsules

A yolk-like nanocapsule with responsiveness to tumor microenvironment and NIR photons was invented by integrating a tumor-responsive photothermal agent on Mn-doped UCNPs@mSiO2 nanospheres for multiple imaging guided thermo-chemotherapy.

Graphical abstract: Bioresponsive and near infrared photon co-enhanced cancer theranostic based on upconversion nanocapsules
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Diketopyrrolopyrrole-based semiconducting polymer nanoparticles for in vivo second near-infrared window imaging and image-guided tumor surgery

PDFT1032, a new semiconducting polymer possessing a favorable absorption peak (1032 nm) and outstanding biocompatibility, may be widely applicable in clinical imaging and the surgical treatment of malignancy.

Graphical abstract: Diketopyrrolopyrrole-based semiconducting polymer nanoparticles for in vivo second near-infrared window imaging and image-guided tumor surgery
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ROS scavenging Mn3O4 nanozymes for in vivo anti-inflammation

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging Mn3O4 nanozymes effectively protected live mice from ROS-induced ear-inflammation in vivo.

Graphical abstract: ROS scavenging Mn3O4 nanozymes for in vivo anti-inflammation
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Single quantum dot-based nanosensor for sensitive detection of 5-methylcytosine at both CpG and non-CpG sites

We develop a single quantum dot (QD)-based nanosensor for sensitive detection of DNA methylation at both CpG and non-CpG sites.

Graphical abstract: Single quantum dot-based nanosensor for sensitive detection of 5-methylcytosine at both CpG and non-CpG sites
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Design of DNA nanostructure-based interfacial probes for the electrochemical detection of nucleic acids directly in whole blood

A novel DNA nanostructure-based electrochemical (E-nanoDNA) sensor is proposed for one-step reagentless detection of biomolecules in flowing samples.

Graphical abstract: Design of DNA nanostructure-based interfacial probes for the electrochemical detection of nucleic acids directly in whole blood
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Cage-templated synthesis of highly stable palladium nanoparticles and their catalytic activities in Suzuki–Miyaura coupling

Cage-templated synthesis of narrowly distributed palladium nanoparticles (1.8 ± 0.2 nm) and their high catalytic activity in Suzuki–Miyaura coupling reactions are reported.

Graphical abstract: Cage-templated synthesis of highly stable palladium nanoparticles and their catalytic activities in Suzuki–Miyaura coupling
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Synthesis of ultrathin platinum nanoplates for enhanced oxygen reduction activity

Ultrathin Pt nanoplates exposing {111} facets are synthesized by galvanic-replacement-free templating of conveniently available Ag nanoplates, showing enhanced oxygen reduction activity.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of ultrathin platinum nanoplates for enhanced oxygen reduction activity
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Peptide/Cas9 nanostructures for ribonucleoprotein cell membrane transport and gene edition

The hydrazone modulation of a penetrating peptide carrier is reported as a suitable and straightforward strategy for the delivery of Cas9 inside living cells.

Graphical abstract: Peptide/Cas9 nanostructures for ribonucleoprotein cell membrane transport and gene edition
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Selective single molecule nanopore sensing of proteins using DNA aptamer-functionalised gold nanoparticles

DNA aptamer-modified gold nanoparticles that act as a molecular carrier through a nanopore sensor facilitate the selective detection of target proteins in mixed analyte populations with enhanced signal-to-noise ratio and event rate.

Graphical abstract: Selective single molecule nanopore sensing of proteins using DNA aptamer-functionalised gold nanoparticles
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Hollow carbon nanobubbles: monocrystalline MOF nanobubbles and their pyrolysis

While bulk-sized metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) face limits to their utilization in various research fields such as energy storage applications, nanoarchitectonics is believed to be a possible solution.

Graphical abstract: Hollow carbon nanobubbles: monocrystalline MOF nanobubbles and their pyrolysis
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Vapor–solid synthesis of monolithic single-crystalline CoP nanowire electrodes for efficient and robust water electrolysis

Ultralong single-crystalline CoP nanowires were grown on porous Co foam via a vapor–solid reaction method and used for overall electrochemical water splitting in alkaline solution.

Graphical abstract: Vapor–solid synthesis of monolithic single-crystalline CoP nanowire electrodes for efficient and robust water electrolysis
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Long wavelength excitable near-infrared fluorescent nanoparticles with aggregation-induced emission characteristics for image-guided tumor resection

Two series of long wavelength excitable near infrared (NIR) fluorescent molecules with aggregation-induced emission characteristics are developed to prepare NIR AIE nanoparticles for accurate tumor detection and image-guided tumor resection.

Graphical abstract: Long wavelength excitable near-infrared fluorescent nanoparticles with aggregation-induced emission characteristics for image-guided tumor resection
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A smart ZnO@polydopamine-nucleic acid nanosystem for ultrasensitive live cell mRNA imaging by the target-triggered intracellular self-assembly of active DNAzyme nanostructures

We have developed a smart ZnO@PDA-hpDNAs nanosystem carrying four functional hpDNA strands that can realize the target-triggered self-assembly of wire-shaped active DNAzyme nanostructures via HCR in live cells.

Graphical abstract: A smart ZnO@polydopamine-nucleic acid nanosystem for ultrasensitive live cell mRNA imaging by the target-triggered intracellular self-assembly of active DNAzyme nanostructures
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Impact and oxidation of single silver nanoparticles at electrode surfaces: one shot versus multiple events

High bandwidth-low noise measurements of the electrochemical oxidation of individual silver nanoparticles (NPs) impacting on electrodes reveals the process to typically occur in a series of ‘bites’ (partial NP dissolution) rather than in a single shot, with the resulting current–time traces revealing considerable information on NP activity and transport near electrodes.

Graphical abstract: Impact and oxidation of single silver nanoparticles at electrode surfaces: one shot versus multiple events
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Tracking motion trajectories of individual nanoparticles using time-resolved current traces

We report experiments and simulations demonstrating that multiple distinct motion trajectories of individual nanoparticles can be discerned from time-resolved current traces.

Graphical abstract: Tracking motion trajectories of individual nanoparticles using time-resolved current traces
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Why conclusions from platinum model surfaces do not necessarily lead to enhanced nanoparticle catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction

Platinum model-surface and nanoparticle catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction are enhanced by the presence of concave sites.

Graphical abstract: Why conclusions from platinum model surfaces do not necessarily lead to enhanced nanoparticle catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction
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PdII2L4-type coordination cages up to three nanometers in size

The utilization of easily accessible metalloligands allows the construction of PdII2L4-type coordination cages of unprecedented size.

Graphical abstract: PdII2L4-type coordination cages up to three nanometers in size
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Versatile synthesis and enlargement of functionalized distorted heptagon-containing nanographenes

Straightforward path to curved graphene molecules: distorted polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons including heptagon moieties are obtained from simple precursors.

Graphical abstract: Versatile synthesis and enlargement of functionalized distorted heptagon-containing nanographenes
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Layered host–guest long-afterglow ultrathin nanosheets: high-efficiency phosphorescence energy transfer at 2D confined interface

The orderly assembly of photoactive donor and acceptor phosphors within the gallery of 2D layered nanosheets presents obviously long-lived luminescence and effective energy transfer.

Graphical abstract: Layered host–guest long-afterglow ultrathin nanosheets: high-efficiency phosphorescence energy transfer at 2D confined interface
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MnO2 nanosheet mediated “DD–A” FRET binary probes for sensitive detection of intracellular mRNA

The donor donor–acceptor (DD–A) FRET model has proven to have a higher FRET efficiency than donor–acceptor acceptor (D–AA), donor–acceptor (D–A), and donor donor–acceptor acceptor (DD–AA) FRET models.

Graphical abstract: MnO2 nanosheet mediated “DD–A” FRET binary probes for sensitive detection of intracellular mRNA
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Covalent triazine framework supported non-noble metal nanoparticles with superior activity for catalytic hydrolysis of ammonia borane: from mechanistic study to catalyst design

Development of non-noble metal catalysts with similar activity and stability to noble metals is of significant importance in the conversion and utilization of clean energies.

Graphical abstract: Covalent triazine framework supported non-noble metal nanoparticles with superior activity for catalytic hydrolysis of ammonia borane: from mechanistic study to catalyst design
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Dual-emissive nanoarchitecture of lanthanide-complex-modified silica particles for in vivo ratiometric time-gated luminescence imaging of hypochlorous acid

A dual-emissive nanoarchitecture of lanthanide-complex-modified silica particles was developed for real-time ratiometric time-gated luminescence imaging of HClO in vivo.

Graphical abstract: Dual-emissive nanoarchitecture of lanthanide-complex-modified silica particles for in vivo ratiometric time-gated luminescence imaging of hypochlorous acid
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We are delighted to present this web collection of most impactful nanoscience based Chemical Science articles from the past few years, including both review content and fantastic Edge articles. These articles highlight exciting research across a broad range of subject areas within nanoscience, including inorganic and organic materials, analytical chemistry, and biomaterials. We hope you enjoy reading this collection.

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