Volume 13

Issue 05,2020

(33 articles)


Zhiwei Fang1,§, Qiyu Xing2,§, Desiree Fernandez1, Xiao Zhang1, and Guihua Yu1 (*)

Various kinds of strategies for 2D nanomaterial assembly including in-situ assembly and post-synthesis assembly are systematically reviewed, especially about their assembly process and driving force for assembly. Moreover, potential applications of these assembled 2D nanomaterials in various technological areas such as energy storage and catalysis, and electronic/optical devices, along with possible future research directions are highlighted.
2020, 13(5): 1179–1190
Published: 16 November 2019

Shiting Wu1,2, Yuanyuan Shang3, and Anyuan Cao2,3 (*)

A series of approaches utilizing mechanical forces involving compressive, tensile and shear forces have been summarized, which show great promise in one-dimensional (1D) nanomaterial assembly with high alignment, tunable density, and uniform distribution over large area and convenient transfer. Simultaneously, perspectives for future developments on nanomaterial assembly such as registration control, assembly toward industrial production and hetero or hybrid structure fabrication for novel nanodevices have also been emphasized.
2020, 13(5): 1191–1204
Published: 26 November 2019

Yixin Zhang, Leo (Huan-Hsuan) Hsu, and Xiaocheng Jiang (*)

Living electronics based on biohybrid and biosynthetic designs to converge functionalities between biological and electronic systems are reviewed.
2020, 13(5): 1205–1213
Published: 25 November 2019

Jiuyun Shi1, Clementene Clayton1, Bozhi Tian1,2,3 (*)

Nanomaterials can establish tight interfaces with cells either extraor intracellularly to achieve specialized biological functions. In this review, we highlight several nanomaterials-enabled non-genetic approaches toward engineered cells.
2020, 13(5): 1214–1227
Published: 21 December 2019

Seung Hwan Lee1, Xiaojian Zhu1, and Wei D. Lu1 (*)

Resistive switching devices based on redox effects can offer unparalleled performance for future memory and computing applications, including neuromorphic computing and artificial neural network hardware systems.
2020, 13(5): 1228–1243
Published: 17 January 2020

Hongbian Li1, Suye Lv1,2, and Ying Fang1,2,3 (*)

The remarkable ability of biological systems to sense and adapt to complex environmental conditions has inspired the design of next-generation electronics with advanced functionalities. Recent development of flexible and stretchable electronics with bio-inspired micro/nanostructures, including flexible mechanical sensors, stretchable electrodes, injectable electronics, and flexible energy devices are reviewed.
2020, 13(5): 1244–1252
Published: 18 January 2020

Olurotimi A. Bolonduro1,§, Breanna M. Duffy1,§, Akshita A. Rao1, Lauren D. Black1,2, and Brian P. Timko1 (*)

We review recently-developed smart materials for cardiac tissue engineering. These include scaffolds that recapitulate the mechanical, chemical and nanotopographic nature of the extracellular matrix, bioinks for on-demand tissues, and bioelectronics for real-time monitoring and modulation.
2020, 13(5): 1253–1267
Published: 26 February 2020

Xueqian Li1,, Henry O. Everitt2,3 (*), and Jie Liu1 (*)

Plasmonic photocatalysis represents the synergetic union of two active fields of research: plasmonic effects in illuminated metallic nanoparticles and catalytic effects in tailored metallic nanoparticles. This review addresses a specific debate that has recently surfaced: to what extent do thermal and nonthermal effects contribute to plasmonic photocatalysis?
2020, 13(5): 1268–1280
Published: 23 March 2020

Yeteng Zhong and Hongjie Dai (*)

In this review, we present recent progress on rare earth based luminescent probes for in vivo vasculature and molecular imaging in the second near-infrared window (NIR-II, 1,000–1,700 nm).
2020, 13(5): 1281–1294
Published: 25 March 2020

David H. Cho, Tian Xie, Johnson Truong, Andrew C. Stoner, and Jong-in Hahm (*)

This article summarizes key research achievements to date in understanding unique nanoscale protein adsorption and assembly characteristics on polymer surfaces whose defining feature dimensions and length scales of associated chemical compositions are comparable to the size of individual proteins.
2020, 13(5): 1295–1317
Published: 28 March 2020