Themed collection Materials and Nano Research in Atlanta
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barcoding chemical modifications into nucleic acids improves drug stability in vivo
The efficacy of nucleic acid therapies can be limited by unwanted degradation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exploring unbalanced electrode configurations for electrochromic devices
A new unbalanced electrochromic configuration is demonstrated, allowing minimum energy consumption while maintaining optimum optoelectrochemical performance.
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.
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:
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