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ISSN: 2772-5715
CN: 37-1531/O
p-ISSN: 2097-0323

Shape transformation of gold nanoparticles in aqueous CTAB/CTAC solution to generate high-index facets for electrocatalysis and SERS activity

Gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) have demonstrated great potential in chemical and biological sensing, catalysis, biomedicine, X-ray computed tomography, and other applications, owing to their unique properties....

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Liquid embolic agents for interventional embolization

•Established and emerging liquid embolic agents were summarized in this review.•The embolization mechanism and usage of liquid embolic agents were discussed.•Prospective and rational design guidelines...

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Two-dimensional Dirac materials: Tight-binding lattice models and material candidates

The discovery of graphene has led to the devotion of intensive efforts, theoretical and experimental, to produce two-dimensional (2D) materials that can be used for developing functional materials and...

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Structures, properties, and applications of zwitterionic polymers

Zwitterionic polymers have attracted research attention in recent years owing to their unique molecular structures. In the same repeat unit, positive and negative charges are simultaneously located...

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Recent advances in autonomous synthesis of materials

The synthesis of materials has been an important task throughout human history, and the ability to perform successful and efficient syntheses has been a factor in industrial revolutions and societal...

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Printable electrode materials for supercapacitors

•Application of printing technology in supercapacitor.•This paper introduces three main printing technologies of inkjet printing, screen printing and 3D printing, including the principle of each printing...

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Enhanced visible-light-driven heterogeneous photocatalytic CO2 methanation using a Cu2O@Cu-MOF-74 thin film

•Cu2O@Cu-MOF-74 core-shell photocatalyst nanocomposite.•Charge transport of photoinduced charge carriers.•Photocatalytic CO2 reduction under visible light.•Surface coating of a metal-organic framework...

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Phthalocyanine-supported single-atom catalysts as a promising bifunctional electrocatalyst for ORR/OER: A computational study

•A new class of TM-Pc-based electrocatalysts was proposed.•These TM-Pc materials exhibit high stability and excellent properties.•Ir-Pc performs as an efficient ORR/OER bifunctional catalyst.•The high...

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Atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenides for the hydrogen evolution reaction

Hydrogen is a sustainable and environmentally friendly fuel produced by electrolytic water splitting. This requires efficient and easily accessible electrocatalysts to minimize energy consumption. Recently,...

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Multiscale assembly of polyoxometalates: From clusters to materials

Polyoxometalates (POMs) have drawn broad and intense interest due to their unique structure-dependent properties. The assembly of POM molecules into nanoarchitectures and superstructures can bridge...

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Metal-organic frameworks and their derivatives in stable Zn metal anodes for aqueous Zn-ion batteries

•A review on MOFs and their derivatives in stable Zn metal anodes is presented.•The merits, challenges and modification strategies of Zn metal anode are listed.•The structure, synthesis, advantages...

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Brain-targeted polymersome codelivery of siRNA and temozolomide for effective glioblastoma chemo-RNAi synergistic therapy

Temozolomide (TMZ) is a clinically approved drug for glioblastoma (GBM) therapy. However, as a result of methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase (MGMT), which is able to repair damaged DNA-damage repairing,...

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Progress and perspectives on two-dimensional silicon anodes for lithium-ion batteries

Silicon (Si) anodes with extremely high theoretical capacities are considered indispensable for next-generation high-energy lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). However, several intractable problems, including...

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Artificial light-harvesting systems and their applications in photocatalysis and cell labeling

•The artificial light-harvesting systems based on non-covalent interactions are discussed.•The artificial light-harvesting systems with two-step sequential energy transfer are discussed.•The applications...

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Intrinsic defects of nonprecious metal electrocatalysts for energy conversion: Synthesis, advanced characterization, and fundamentals

With the depletion of fossil fuels and environmental pollution, energy storage and conversion have become the focus of current research. Water splitting and fuel cell technologies have made outstanding...

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Electromagnetic wave manipulation based on few-layer metasurfaces and polyatomic metasurfaces

Metasurfaces, whose electromagnetic (EM) responses can be artificially designed, are two-dimensional arrays composed of subwavelength nanostructures. Accompanied by various fascinating developments...

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Three new Ag-based full-Heusler alloys: Ag2TiGa, Ag2VGa, and Ag2TiTl

There are various new structures with superior performance for Heusler alloy materials that are widely used in spintronic materials, thermoelectric materials, and other fields. In this study, three...

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Synergistic combination of a Co-doped σ-MnO2 cathode with an electrolyte additive for a high-performance aqueous zinc-ion battery

The key challenges in aqueous zinc-manganese dioxide batteries (MnO2//Zn) are their poor electrochemical kinetics and stability, which are mainly due to low conductivity and the inevitable dissolution...

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Preparation and corrosion protection performance of a pulse co-deposited Ni/Co/SiO2 hydrophobic composite coating

Ni/Co/SiO2 hydrophobic coatings were fabricated by embedding SiO2 nanoparticles into Ni/Co coatings using pulsed electrodeposition, followed by a liquid-phase hydrophobic treatment. Microstructure and...

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Intrinsic valley polarization and anomalous valley hall effect in single-layer 2H-FeCl2

Valley, as a new degree of freedom for electrons, has drawn considerable attention due to its significant potential for encoding and storing information. Lifting the energy degeneracy to achieve valley...

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Multi-dimensional characteristic construction methods of computational materials under big data environment

•Specific steps of material data preprocessing and data transformation types in multi-dimension.•Material data mining method based on machine learning.•According to the prediction results of thermoelectric...

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Melamine-imprinted electrochemical sensor of graphene/ionic liquid composites and its use for the detection of melamine in dairy products

•Melamine-imprinted electrochemical sensor•Molecularly imprinted polymer•Dairy products supervision•Graphene/ionic liquid compound modification...

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When starvation therapy meets chemodynamic therapy

In recent years, starvation-primed chemodynamic therapies (ST–CDT) have become a hot topic in the wake of many discoveries related to the aberrant metabolism of cancer cells and their resistance to...

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Tridecanuclear Gd(III)-silsesquioxane: Synthesis, structure, and magnetic property

Polynuclear metal clusters, particularly those with aesthetically appealing structures, are of increasing interest. In this study, by employing C4 symmetrical macrocyclic silsesquioxane ligand, a novel...

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Electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution performance of modified Ti3C2O2 doped with non-metal elements: A DFT study

Developing highly conductive, stable, and active hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) catalysts is a critical step towards establishing the hydrogen economy. However, there are few catalysts, except for...

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