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

The elastic properties of disordered binary hcp-Fe alloys under high pressures: the effect of light elements

•Complex disordered structures were used to study the effects of light elements on hcp-Fe alloys.•The elastic properties of hcp-Fe alloys strongly depend on the variation of pressure and content of...

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Helianthus annuus green assisted synthesis of ZrO2 NPs: Enhanced Electrochemical, Photoluminescence and Optical applications

•ZrO2 NPs with the cubic phase was successfully achieved by green combustion route.•NPs was well characterized by PXRD, SEM, FT-IR and UV–Visible spectral techniques.•Photocatalytic activity of ZrO2...

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Microstructure and Thermoelectric Properties for Nanoparticled Cu2Se Alloys Synthesized by Microwave Hydrothermal Method

With the fabrication of high-performance thermoelectric (TE) materials, developments are being made in enhancing the figure of merit, zT, of TE materials. Liquid-like binary copper selenide (Cu2Se)...

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Metal-atom-doped W18O49 nanowires for electrocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction in alkaline medium

•The Co-W18O49 nanowires were designed as OER electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution reaction in alkaline medium.•The incorporation of Co atoms can effectively modulate localized charge distribution...

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Micro/nanomotor: A promising drug delivery system for cancer therapy

Micro/nanomotors (MNMs) are small-scale devices that can effectively convert various forms of energy into mechanical motion. Their controllable motility and good permeability have attracted the interest...

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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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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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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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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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Tuning the formation of β-phase poly(9,9-di-n-octylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl) via nano-confinement and polystyrene blending for improved photocatalysis

Among all the phase morphologies of poly(9,9-di-n-octylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl) (PFO), the β phase exhibits a zigzag coplanar arrangement with the highest conjugation degree. As a result, the β-phasePFO...

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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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PtCu-SnO2 nanocomposites for ultrasensitive and rapid ultra-low formaldehyde sensing

SnO2 nanospheres with diameters of 30∼50 nm and PtxCu1-x bimetallic nanoparticles with sizes of approximately 10 nm were synthesized via hydrothermal and solvothermal methods, respectively. The PtxCu1-x...

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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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Exploration of single Fe atom supported on anatase TiO2(001) for methane oxidation: A DFT study

Partial oxidation of methane is a promising alternative strategy for methanol production under mild reaction conditions; however, significant challenges hinder the development of appropriate catalysts....

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PDA/gold nanorod-based nanoparticles for synergistic genetic and photothermal combination therapy for cancer treatment

•Gold nanorods are modified to form a feasible nanoplatform for combination therapy.•The photothermal effect and photothermal stability are significantly improved.•The uniform polydopamine shell improves...

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Lyotropic liquid crystals of tetradecyldimethylaminoxide in water and the in situ formation of gold nanomaterials

Lyotropic liquid crystals (LLCs) produced by the self-assembly of surfactant in water represent an important class of highly ordered soft materials that have a wide range of applications. This study...

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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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Almond gum assisted synthesis of Mg doped Fe2O3 NPs: Structural analysis, electrochemical sensing, and optical applications

•The prepared Mg doped Fe2O3 NPs were well characterized by PXRD, SEM, FT-IR and UV–Visible spectral techniques.•Photocatalytic activity of Mg doped Fe2O3 photocatalyst on fast orange red dye dye under...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Synergistic enhancement effect of polydopamine–polyethyleneimine hybrid films for a visible-light photoelectrochemical biosensing interface

•This hybrid film is formed by the oxidative copolymerization of polydopamine and polyethyleneimine.•The enhanced effect of photoelectrochemical is due to the charge transfer ability of polydopamine...

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