Transition metal nanobelts show high conductivity
Publication date: Available online 4 May 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - May 4, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Nanoscale carving tunes graphene’s bandgap
Publication date: Available online 1 May 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - May 1, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Cellulose ion trap turns heat into electricity
Publication date: Available online 27 April 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - April 28, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Recipe for nanoparticle interfaces revealed
Publication date: Available online 25 April 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - April 27, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

DNA nanostructures in vitro, in vivo and on membranes
Publication date: Available online 25 April 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Wooli Bae, Samet Kocabey, Tim LiedlAbstractRecent developments in DNA nanotechnology brought rich structural and functional diversity. However, for DNA nanostructures to perform in a biologically relevant context, obstacles such as nuclease activity and low divalent ion concentrations have to be addressed. For drug delivery or gene therapy applications, ultimately the lipid membrane barriers must be targeted and overcome. In this article, we highlight efforts and achievements in enhancing the stability of DNA nanostructures including chemical modi...
Source: Nano Today - April 27, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Tumour microenvironment responsive nanoconstructs for cancer theranostic
Publication date: Available online 19 April 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Arif Gulzar, Jiating Xu, Chen Wang, Fei He, Dan Yang, Shili Gai, Piaoping Yang, Jun Lin, Dayong Jin, Bengang XingAbstractThe tumour mass is made up of not only of a heterogeneous population of cancer cells nonetheless also a mixture of resident as well as the infiltrating host cells, secreted factors besides extracellular matrix proteins, together recognized as the tumour microenvironment (TME). Tumour development is overwhelmingly affected through the dealings of cancer cells with their environment which eventually conclude whether the primary tu...
Source: Nano Today - April 20, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Nanoparticle translocation and multi-organ toxicity: A particularly small problem
This article highlights experimental work in animals and man showing that inhaled gold nanoparticles pass into the blood and accumulate at sites of vascular disease. The article discusses the properties of nanoparticles that could influence translocation and highlights some avenues for future research. The processes described have clear relevance, both for MNMs and sources of nanoparticles in air pollution. The authors emphasise the need for risk assessment of potential nanoparticle exposure routes that consider the multiple organ systems.Graphical abstract (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - April 15, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “3D printed bionic nanodevices” [Nano Today 11 (2016) 330–350]
Publication date: April 2019Source: Nano Today, Volume 25Author(s): Yong Lin Kong, Maneesh K. Gupta, Blake N. Johnson, Michael C. McAlpine (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

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Publication date: April 2019Source: Nano Today, Volume 25Author(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Nanographenes ‘zip-up’ on nonmetallic surfaces
Publication date: April 2019Source: Nano Today, Volume 25Author(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

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Publication date: April 2019Source: Nano Today, Volume 25Author(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Nanofabrication based on DNA nanotechnology
This article focuses on key strategies for DNA-based nanofabrication and highlights recent developments in chemical reactions confined on DNA nanostructures, including metallization, mineralization and polymer coating. We also review applications based on DNA nanofabrication and propose perspective in this field.Graphical abstract (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - April 7, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Recent progresses in graphene based bio-functional nanostructures for advanced biological and cellular interfaces
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Chuanxiong Nie, Lang Ma, Shuang Li, Xin Fan, Ye Yang, Chong Cheng, Weifeng Zhao, Changsheng ZhaoAbstractCurrently, abundant efforts have been devoted to research on graphene in interdisciplinary applications due to their unique physicochemical, electronic and biological properties. Accompanying the rapid developments of graphene, it is highly important to explore graphene based bio-functional nanostructures (G-BFNs) to bridge the gap between the fundamental advantages of graphene and the requirements in designing hybridized biomaterials. Here, this...
Source: Nano Today - April 7, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Programmable three-dimensional advanced materials based on nanostructures as building blocks for flexible sensors
Publication date: Available online 31 March 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Zheng Lou, Lili Wang, Kai Jiang, Guozhen ShenAbstractFlexible sensors have garnered a substantial amount of attention recently owing to their potential to revolutionize human lives. The core issue of the growth of high-performance flexible sensors is controlling the attributes of material systems. For the purpose of realizing exotic functions, the use of efficient and extremely practical three-dimensional (3D) systems in device structures is termed as an attractive solution because complex 3D structures are capable of achieving customized behavior...
Source: Nano Today - April 1, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Inherent multifunctional inorganic nanomaterials for imaging-guided cancer therapy
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Yanmin Ju, Bing Dong, Jing Yu, Yanglong HouAbstractNanomaterials offer tremendous potential for cancer imaging and therapy due to their unique intrinsic characteristics. Combining imaging and therapeutic agents in one nanoplatform can bring great benefits for simultaneous diagnosis and therapy. However, incorporating different functional moieties together to form multifunctional nanoplatform increase the steps of synthesis and difficulties of purification, which is hard for reproducibility, scale-up and further toxicity study. Thus, engineering na...
Source: Nano Today - March 29, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Structure regulation of noble-metal-based nanomaterials at an atomic level
Publication date: Available online 28 March 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Junjie Mao, Jun Li, Jiajing Pei, Yan Liu, Dingsheng Wang, Yadong LiAbstractControlling the structure of noble-metal-based nanomaterials (NMNs) with precision at an atomic level has received considerable attention in recent years. However, the complexity of synthetic process poses great challenges in the delicate design and fine control of NMNs. In this review, we focus on recent progress made in the chemical synthesis of NMNs at an atomic level, which include surface engineering of NMNs, atomic layer coating of NMNs, metal doping or substitution, ...
Source: Nano Today - March 29, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

2012Nanofabrication based on DNA nanotechnology
This article focuses on key strategies for DNA-based nanofabrication and highlights recent developments in chemical reactions confined on DNA nanostructures, including metallization, mineralization and polymer coating. We also review applications based on DNA nanofabrication and propose perspective in this field.Graphical abstract (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - March 29, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Fluorescent silicon nanomaterials: from synthesis to functionalization and application
Publication date: Available online 28 March 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Bin Song, Yao HeAbstractIn the last decade, we have witnessed the giant achievement in the field of silicon materials. Among of them, fluorescent silicon nanomaterials have attracted considerable attentions owing to their unique advantages, including strong fluorescence coupled with robust photostability, rich resource support, low cost, industrial maturity, and good biocompatibility. Extensive efforts are devoted to developing effective methods for the synthesis and functionalization of fluorescent silicon nanomaterials with different nanostructu...
Source: Nano Today - March 29, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Stimuli-responsive nanotheranostics based on lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles for cancer imaging and therapy: current advances and future challenges
Publication date: Available online 26 March 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Yinghui Wang, Shuyan Song, Songtao Zhang, Hongjie ZhangAbstractTheranostic nanoplatform integrated with concurrent diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities has attracted increasing attentions recently in the field of nanomedicine since it offers great opportunities in the fight against various major diseases, such as cancer. In recent years, lanthanide-doped upconvertion nanoparticles (UCNPs), have been explored for potential applications in cancer diagnostics and treatment owing to their unique merits such as enhancing penetration depths and minim...
Source: Nano Today - March 27, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Interface engineering for two-dimensional semiconductor transistors
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Bei Jiang, Zhenyu Yang, Xingqiang Liu, Yuan Liu, Lei LiaoAbstractBenefiting from the atomically thin body thickness of two-dimensional (2D) materials, field-effect transistors with 2D semiconductor as active channel enables enhanced electrostatic gate coupling for next-generation nanoelectronics. On the other hand, due to the atomic thin body and delicate lattice of 2D material, high-quality interfaces are essential to preserve the superior performance of the transistors, which is recognized as a key challenge within dangling-bond free 2D surface....
Source: Nano Today - March 20, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Nanostructured metallic transition metal carbides, nitrides, phosphides, and borides for energy storage and conversion
Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Khang Ngoc Dinh, Qinghua Liang, Cheng-Feng Du, Jin Zhao, Alfred Iing Yoong Tok, Hui Mao, Qingyu YanAbstractMetallic-like transition metal-based nanostructures (MLTMNs) has recently arisen as robust and highly efficient materials for energy storage and conversion. Owning to extraordinary advantages over the semiconducting/insulating ones (in terms of fast reaction kinetics, rapid electrical transport, and intrinsically high activity) combined with the high natural abundance, this class of materials is progressively developed towards commercial appl...
Source: Nano Today - March 16, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Liquid bridge induced assembly (LBIA) strategy: Controllable one-dimensional patterning from small molecules to macromolecules and nanomaterials
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Chunze Yan, Bin Su, Yusheng Shi, Lei JiangAbstractOne-dimensional (1D) assemblies/structures of functional nanomaterials are able to directionally transport electrons, excitons, photons or phonons, and gather scientists’ attentions due to their potential applications in diverse fields. However, overlapped, crosslinking or other randomly dispersed 1D assemblies/structures appear after the solution process, which greatly restricts their practical device applications. In this Review, recent progresses in precisely positioning 1D patterning, fro...
Source: Nano Today - March 15, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Biocompatible and biodegradable inorganic nanostructures for nanomedicine: Silicon and black phosphorus
Publication date: Available online 11 March 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Meng Qiu, Ajay Singh, Dou Wang, Junle Qu, Mark Swihart, Han Zhang, Paras N. PrasadAbstractNanomedicine has made great progress toward the diagnosis and treatment of diseases by exploiting physicochemical properties and biological interactions of nanomaterials that differ from the corresponding conventional materials. In the past decade, the advancement of biocompatible and biodegradable inorganic nanostructures has produced numerous nanomedicine platforms. Silicon and, more recently, black phosphorus (BP) offer promising nanoplatforms for bio-appl...
Source: Nano Today - March 12, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Exploiting lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles with core/shell structures
Publication date: Available online 10 March 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Yong Fan, Lu Liu, Fan ZhangAbstractLanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) are guest-host systems with lanthanide ions as guest dispersed in a dielectric material as the inorganic host. Over the past decades, much efforts have been devoted to UCNPs in a number of biological applications due to their low toxicity, high chemical stability and high signal-to-noise ratio. Lanthanide ions distributed in conventional UCNPs with only core structures easily lose their excitation and emission energy through energy migration to the surface quenc...
Source: Nano Today - March 10, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

New nanotube comes with built-in holes
Publication date: Available online 8 March 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - March 9, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

3D printing makes piezoelectrics smart
Publication date: Available online 8 March 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - March 9, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

A review of graphene-based 3D van der Waals hybrids and their energy applications
Publication date: Available online 7 March 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Hao-Fan Wang, Cheng Tang, Qiang ZhangAbstractDifferent kinds of 2D materials can be well hybridized by constructing van der Waals heterostructures of them. Among various kinds of 2D materials, graphene has caught the most attention attributed to its superior electronic and mechanical features. To fully maintain and demonstrate their intrinsic features, 3D nanostructured graphene materials are proposed and can be realized by the in-situ curving of graphene layers or the post-assembly of graphene nanosheets. Furthermore, by the integration of 3D grap...
Source: Nano Today - March 8, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Nanographenes "zip-up" on nonmetallic surfaces
Publication date: Available online 8 March 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - March 8, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Oxide overcoat boosts nanoparticle catalysts
Publication date: Available online 8 March 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - March 8, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Clinical cancer nanomedicine
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Joy Wolfram, Mauro FerrariAbstractNanotechnology offers new solutions for the development of cancer therapeutics that display improved efficacy and safety. Although several nanotherapeutics have received clinical approval, the most promising nanotechnology applications for patients still lie ahead. Nanoparticles display unique transport, biological, optical, magnetic, electronic, and thermal properties that are not apparent on the molecular or macroscale, and can be utilized for therapeutic purposes. These characteristics arise because nanoparticle...
Source: Nano Today - March 7, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

The rise of private–public collaboration in nanotechnology
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Raphael Zingg, Marius FischerAbstractAgainst the backdrop of increasing private–public partnerships over the last decades, we are able to see the first promising signs in terms of research output, proxied by patents. Although the dominant innovation model seems to remain independent research and development, the partnering motion has the potential to remedy the criticized lack of technology transfer in the nanotechnology field. Nations entering the nano-space can strengthen their potential for growth by capitalizing on collaborative envir...
Source: Nano Today - February 23, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

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Publication date: February 2019Source: Nano Today, Volume 24Author(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - February 16, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

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Publication date: February 2019Source: Nano Today, Volume 24Author(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - February 16, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Quantum probes for biology: Unlocking single molecule dynamics
Publication date: February 2019Source: Nano Today, Volume 24Author(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - February 16, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Transparent graphene bioelectronics as a new tool for multimodal neural interfaces
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - February 14, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Can microbes feed on environmental carbon nanomaterials?
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - January 23, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Colloidal nanocrystals for heterogeneous catalysis
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Pit Losch, Weixin Huang, Emmett D. Goodman, Cody J. Wrasman, Alexander Holm, Andrew R. Riscoe, Jay A. Schwalbe, Matteo CargnelloAbstractCatalytic materials are an essential component of the chemical industry. They find applications in everything from fine chemical manufacturing to greenhouse gas mitigation. They are indispensable for developing a sustainable future. Their development has been continuous, from early trial and error efforts to the first fundamental insights gained through surface science, to modern in-situ characterization and com...
Source: Nano Today - January 18, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Biomedical nanotechnology: Occupational views
Publication date: Available online 14 January 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - January 15, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Quantum probes for biology; Unlocking single molecule dynamics
Publication date: Available online 7 January 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - January 8, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Progress of binary cooperative complementary interfacial nanomaterials
Publication date: Available online 5 January 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Ruochen Fang, Mingjie Liu, Lei JiangAbstractThe binary cooperative complementary phenomenon refers to two opposite but cooperative and complementary species or states, which can be observed from atom scale to universe. When binary cooperative complementary pairs in nanoscale are separated by a related characteristic physical distance, the electron and energy transfer through interface can be well tuned, consequently the macroscopic property of a nanomaterial can be highly enhanced, such materials are defined as binary cooperative complementary in...
Source: Nano Today - January 5, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Gold nanoparticles in biological optical imaging
In conclusion, based on our literature study, AuNPs-assisted bioimaging acts as a promising tool in exploring fundamental biological questions and early diagnosis of diseases.Graphical abstract (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - January 5, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Graphene stretches to fast ion filtration
Publication date: Available online 3 January 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - January 4, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

3D fabrication shrinks objects down to size
Publication date: Available online 2 January 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - January 3, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Laser-derived graphene: A three-dimensional printed graphene electrode and its emerging applications
Publication date: Available online 2 January 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Narendra Kurra, Qiu Jiang, Pranati Nayak, Husam N. AlshareefAbstractPrinting of binder-free graphene electrodes directly on substrates has the potential to enable a large number of applications. Though conventional processing techniques such as ink-jet, screen-printing, and roll coating methods offer reliable and scalable fabrication, device performance has often been limited by re-stacking of the graphene sheets and by presence of passive binders and or additives. Laser-based, direct-write technologies have shown promise as a reliable, maskless,...
Source: Nano Today - January 3, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Nanoparticles focus new light on catalysis
Publication date: Available online 2 January 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - January 3, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Nanoparticles power yeast chemical factories
Publication date: Available online 2 January 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - January 3, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

Porous carbon nanosheets: Synthetic strategies and electrochemical energy related applications
Publication date: Available online 1 January 2019Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Yafei He, Xiaodong Zhuang, Chaojun Lei, Lecheng Lei, Yang Hou, Yiyong Mai, Xinliang FengAbstractDevelopment of two-dimensional (2D) porous carbon nanosheets (PCNs) with an interlinked hierarchical porous structure has attracted great attention due to their synergetic features combining both 2D materials and porous architectures. In recent years, rapid development of synthetic methods for the fabrication of PCNs with hierarchical porous structure, high specific surface area, controlled heteroatom doping, and excellent electrical conductivity has s...
Source: Nano Today - January 2, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2018Source: Nano Today, Volume 23Author(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - December 6, 2018 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2018Source: Nano Today, Volume 23Author(s): (Source: Nano Today)
Source: Nano Today - December 6, 2018 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research

mRNA therapeutics deliver a hopeful message
Publication date: Available online 23 November 2018Source: Nano TodayAuthor(s): Zifu Zhong, Séan Mc Cafferty, Francis Combes, Hanne Huysmans, Joyca De Temmerman, Arlieke Gitsels, Daisy Vanrompay, João Portela Catani, Niek N. SandersAbstractMessenger RNA based therapeutics have the potential to cause a big revolution in medicine as they can facilitate personalized medicines and allow patients to produce their own therapeutic proteins without the current purification, solubility and inappropriate glycosylation issues associated with recombinant therapeutic proteins. Moreover, a generic and much cheaper producti...
Source: Nano Today - November 24, 2018 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research