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Themed collection Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta

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Review Article

Toward self-powered photodetection enabled by triboelectric nanogenerators

This review article summarizes the existing research work on combining triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) with photodetectors through four different configurations.

Graphical abstract: Toward self-powered photodetection enabled by triboelectric nanogenerators
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Rational design and synthesis of bifunctional metal nanocrystals for probing catalytic reactions by surface-enhanced Raman scattering

This report highlights recent progress in the rational design, synthesis, and applications of bimetallic nanocrystals with integrated SERS and catalytic activities.

Graphical abstract: Rational design and synthesis of bifunctional metal nanocrystals for probing catalytic reactions by surface-enhanced Raman scattering
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Impact of anti-biofouling surface coatings on the properties of nanomaterials and their biomedical applications

Various anti-biofouling surface coating materials for nanoparticles have been reviewed for the reduction of their non-specific interactions with biological systems.

Graphical abstract: Impact of anti-biofouling surface coatings on the properties of nanomaterials and their biomedical applications
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Communication

Design and synthesis of two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks with four-arm cores: prediction of remarkable ambipolar charge-transport properties

Theoretical and experimental investigations of diacetylene-linked COFs with remarkable charge-transport properties.

Graphical abstract: Design and synthesis of two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks with four-arm cores: prediction of remarkable ambipolar charge-transport properties
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
Communication

Pd@Rh core–shell nanocrystals with well-defined facets and their enhanced catalytic performance towards CO oxidation

The Pd@Rh core-shell nanocrystals exhibit enhanced CO oxidation reaction kinetics relative to the monometallic counterparts.

Graphical abstract: Pd@Rh core–shell nanocrystals with well-defined facets and their enhanced catalytic performance towards CO oxidation
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
Communication

Scalable synthesis of FeS2 nanoparticles encapsulated into N-doped carbon nanosheets as a high-performance sodium-ion battery anode

Nanostructured FeS2 embedded in an N-doped carbon nanosheet composite (FeS2/CNS) was prepared and exhibited superior performance as a sodium-ion battery anode.

Graphical abstract: Scalable synthesis of FeS2 nanoparticles encapsulated into N-doped carbon nanosheets as a high-performance sodium-ion battery anode
From the themed collection: 2019 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection
Communication

A deeply rechargeable zinc anode with pomegranate-inspired nanostructure for high-energy aqueous batteries

A deeply rechargeable zinc anode material with nanoscale pomegranate-structured was designed and synthesized for the high energy aqueous batteries.

Graphical abstract: A deeply rechargeable zinc anode with pomegranate-inspired nanostructure for high-energy aqueous batteries
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
Communication

Noninvasive magnetic resonance/photoacoustic imaging for photothermal therapy response monitoring

The combined use of magnetic resonance/photoacoustic imaging techniques is useful in monitoring vascular permeability and temperature status following nanoparticle-mediated photothermal therapy.

Graphical abstract: Noninvasive magnetic resonance/photoacoustic imaging for photothermal therapy response monitoring
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
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Revealing interfacial disorder at the growth-front of thick many-layer epitaxial graphene on SiC: a complementary neutron and X-ray scattering investigation

Combined X-ray and neutron reflectivity reveal buried interface roughness on vastly different length-scales for multilayer graphene/SiC.

Graphical abstract: Revealing interfacial disorder at the growth-front of thick many-layer epitaxial graphene on SiC: a complementary neutron and X-ray scattering investigation
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
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A new and different insight into the promotion mechanisms of Ga for the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to methanol over a Ga-doped Ni(211) bimetallic catalyst

The hydrogenation of CO2 to CH3OH is one of the most promising technologies for the utilization of captured CO2 in the future.

Graphical abstract: A new and different insight into the promotion mechanisms of Ga for the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to methanol over a Ga-doped Ni(211) bimetallic catalyst
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
Open Access Paper

Repairing the N-vacancy in an InN monolayer using NO molecules: a first-principles study

The synthesis of a perfect InN monolayer is important to achieve desirable properties for the further investigation and application of InN monolayers.

Graphical abstract: Repairing the N-vacancy in an InN monolayer using NO molecules: a first-principles study
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
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Protected-annealing regulated defects to improve optical properties and luminescence performance of Ce:YAG transparent ceramics for white LEDs

The redox state of cerium and elimination of defects were synergistically regulated by a protected-annealing treatment in Ce:YAG transparent ceramics.

Graphical abstract: Protected-annealing regulated defects to improve optical properties and luminescence performance of Ce:YAG transparent ceramics for white LEDs
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
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CuO/TiO2 heterojunction composites: an efficient photocatalyst for selective oxidation of methanol to methyl formate

This study demonstrates the synthesis of an efficient photocatalyst, CuO/TiO2 heterojunction, for selective aerobic photo-oxidation of methanol to methyl formate.

Graphical abstract: CuO/TiO2 heterojunction composites: an efficient photocatalyst for selective oxidation of methanol to methyl formate
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
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Photo-activated bimorph composites of Kapton and liquid-crystalline polymer towards biomimetic circadian rhythms of Albizia julibrissin leaves

Bimorph structure composing of photoresponsive LCP layer was designed to mimic plant's circadian rhythm behaviors.

Graphical abstract: Photo-activated bimorph composites of Kapton and liquid-crystalline polymer towards biomimetic circadian rhythms of Albizia julibrissin leaves
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
Paper

Chemically activated hollow carbon nanospheres as a high-performance anode material for potassium ion batteries

Hollow carbon nanospheres with enlarged interlayer spacing as a high-performance anode material for potassium ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Chemically activated hollow carbon nanospheres as a high-performance anode material for potassium ion batteries
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
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Pharmaceutical crystallization in surface-modified nanocellulose organogels

This study shows that it is possible to shift the polymorph of pharmaceuticals through crystallization in a nanocellulose gel. This is a demonstration of using natural materials that are readily surface modified to form a tailored environment for drug crystallization.

Graphical abstract: Pharmaceutical crystallization in surface-modified nanocellulose organogels
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
Open Access Paper

Barcoding chemical modifications into nucleic acids improves drug stability in vivo

The efficacy of nucleic acid therapies can be limited by unwanted degradation.

Graphical abstract: Barcoding chemical modifications into nucleic acids improves drug stability in vivo
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Paper

Terahertz short-range mobilities in neat and intermixed regions of polymer:fullerene blends with controlled phase morphology

Terahertz spectroscopy unravels the inner working principles of polymer:fullerene blend organic semiconductors with regard to their solar cell performance.

Graphical abstract: Terahertz short-range mobilities in neat and intermixed regions of polymer:fullerene blends with controlled phase morphology
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
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Pb(II), Cu(II) and Cd(II) removal using a humic substance-based double network hydrogel in individual and multicomponent systems

Adsorption of Pb(II), Cu(II) and Cd(II) in various systems by a low-cost and easy-to-regenerate humic substance-based hydrogel.

Graphical abstract: Pb(ii), Cu(ii) and Cd(ii) removal using a humic substance-based double network hydrogel in individual and multicomponent systems
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
Paper

NaCl-templated synthesis of hierarchical porous carbon with extremely large specific surface area and improved graphitization degree for high energy density lithium ion capacitors

This work demonstrates egg-white derived activated carbon with exceptionally high specific surface area and improved graphitization degree using NaCl template.

Graphical abstract: NaCl-templated synthesis of hierarchical porous carbon with extremely large specific surface area and improved graphitization degree for high energy density lithium ion capacitors
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
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Real-time tracking of the autophagy process in living cells using plasmonically enhanced Raman spectroscopy of fucoidan-coated gold nanoparticles

Fucoidan-coated gold nanoparticle mediated autophagy triggering and PERS monitoring provide molecular level insight on a biological event.

Graphical abstract: Real-time tracking of the autophagy process in living cells using plasmonically enhanced Raman spectroscopy of fucoidan-coated gold nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
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Tunable WSe2–CdS mixed-dimensional van der Waals heterojunction with a piezo-phototronic effect for an enhanced flexible photodetector

A strain-tunable WSe2–CdS mixed-dimensional vdWs heterointerface is demonstrated and the photoresponse is dramatically enhanced with the piezo-phototronic effect.

Graphical abstract: Tunable WSe2–CdS mixed-dimensional van der Waals heterojunction with a piezo-phototronic effect for an enhanced flexible photodetector
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
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Binary “island” shaped arrays with high-density hot spots for surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates

The BISA with high-density hot spots as reproducible SERS substrates by combining an opal structure with self-assembled monolayer AuNPs is demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Binary “island” shaped arrays with high-density hot spots for surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
Paper

Boron-doped coronenes with high redox potential for organic positive electrodes in lithium-ion batteries: a first-principles density functional theory modeling study

Boron-doped coronenes are attractive as promising positive electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries due to the unique physical and chemical properties of coronene.

Graphical abstract: Boron-doped coronenes with high redox potential for organic positive electrodes in lithium-ion batteries: a first-principles density functional theory modeling study
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
Paper

The role of fluorine-substitution on the π-bridge in constructing effective thermally activated delayed fluorescence molecules

The fluorination on the π-bridge can obviously affect the photophysical behavior of the emitters and thus improve the device performance.

Graphical abstract: The role of fluorine-substitution on the π-bridge in constructing effective thermally activated delayed fluorescence molecules
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
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Anion conducting multiblock copolymers with multiple head-groups

Multiblock copolymers with different number of head-group tethers were compared as AEMs for high ionic conductivity and good alkaline stability.

Graphical abstract: Anion conducting multiblock copolymers with multiple head-groups
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
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Three-step cascade over a single catalyst: synthesis of 5-(ethoxymethyl)furfural from glucose over a hierarchical lamellar multi-functional zeolite catalyst

Glucose conversion over hierarchical lamellar MFI–Sn/Al: accommodating a three-step reaction cascade over a single catalyst for a high yield of 5-(ethoxymethyl) furfural.

Graphical abstract: Three-step cascade over a single catalyst: synthesis of 5-(ethoxymethyl)furfural from glucose over a hierarchical lamellar multi-functional zeolite catalyst
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
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Sub-diffractional waveguiding by mid-infrared plasmonic resonators in semiconductor nanowires

An anisotropic nanowire environment around repeated plasmonic resonators improves waveguide performance by up to an order of magnitude.

Graphical abstract: Sub-diffractional waveguiding by mid-infrared plasmonic resonators in semiconductor nanowires
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
Paper

MOF-derived α-NiS nanorods on graphene as an electrode for high-energy-density supercapacitors

α-NiS/rGO nanohybrids synthesized from water-refluxed Ni-MOF-74/rGO were applied as a high-performance hybrid supercapacitor positive electrode for the first time.

Graphical abstract: MOF-derived α-NiS nanorods on graphene as an electrode for high-energy-density supercapacitors
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
Paper

Contribution of TADF and exciplex emission for efficient “warm-white” OLEDs

Highly efficient “warm-white” OLEDs, the electroluminescence of which was close to candle emission, were fabricated.

Graphical abstract: Contribution of TADF and exciplex emission for efficient “warm-white” OLEDs
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
Paper

Self-assembly pathways and polymorphism in peptide-based nanostructures

The effects of solvent–solute interactions on the self-assembly of a dipeptide molecule into nanofibers are explored.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly pathways and polymorphism in peptide-based nanostructures
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
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Exploring unbalanced electrode configurations for electrochromic devices

A new unbalanced electrochromic configuration is demonstrated, allowing minimum energy consumption while maintaining optimum optoelectrochemical performance.

Graphical abstract: Exploring unbalanced electrode configurations for electrochromic devices
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
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Core–shell Cu@rGO hybrids filled in epoxy composites with high thermal conduction

3D core–shell Cu@rGO filled polymer composites with high thermal conductivity for advanced electronic packaging techniques.

Graphical abstract: Core–shell Cu@rGO hybrids filled in epoxy composites with high thermal conduction
From the themed collection: Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
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About this collection

To coincide with the Royal Society of Chemistry visiting Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University on 26 – 27th September 2019, we wanted to showcase some of the fantastic recent research published by authors from these universities. These articles, published across the materials and nanoscience journal portfolios, are free to access until the 30th October 2019.

Drop by our “Meet the Editor” sessions and hear from Dr Jennifer Griffiths (Royal Society of Chemistry), Dr Elena Shevchenko (Argonne National Laboratory and Nanoscale/Nanoscale Advances Associate Editor), Professor Seth Marder (Georgia Tech and Materials Horizons Editorial Board Chair), Professor Huw Davies (Emory University and ChemSocRev Associate Editor), and Professor Natalie Stingelin (Georgia Tech and Journal of Materials Chemistry C Associate Editor).

For more information about our visit see the RSC Americas blog:

http://blogs.rsc.org/rscamericas/2019/07/02/meet-board-members-2019/

Alternatively, register to attend the sessions:

Meet the Editors - Georgia Tech: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/40618/meet-the-editors-georgia-tech

Meet the Editors - Emory University: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/40621/meet-the-editors-emory-university

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