The burgeoning development and sustained production of advances in the booming field of solar-to-energy conversion have inspired a Special Issue specifically dedicated to “Artificial Photosynthesis: Mimicking Nature for Renewable Energy Production” – guest editors Wee-Jun Ong, Zhiqun Lin and Kazunari Domen.
An Economical Alternative to Noble Metal Catalysts for Renewable Energy Systems
A composite composed of cobalt/cobalt oxide nanoparticles embedded in free-standing reduced graphene oxide (Co/Co3O4-Gr) has been developed for complete water splitting.
Graphene Oxide Liquid Crystals
Guest editors Kyung Eun Lee and Sang Ouk Kim present important recent contributions to the field of Graphene Oxide Liquid Crystals and discuss how this research field will develop in the coming years.
Plasmonic Particles – Now Tailored to Your Needs
Guest editors Yugang Sun and Zhiyong Tang outline current research directions in the field of plasmonic particles.
Noble Metal Nanocrystals with a Clean Surface
Chuanbo Gao and co-workers present a mild, robust and effective strategy to remove capping ligands from noble metal nanocrystals for surface-enhanced Raman scattering and catalytic applications.
Multifunctional Small Molecular Fluorophore for Cancer Therapy
Researchers at the State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines in Nanjing, China explain the versatility of a small molecular fluorophore, NIR-03, in cancer theranostics.
3D Insight into the Structural Changes of Catalyst Materials in Fuel Cells
A technique known as Identical Location Tomography is implemented to monitor the morphology of Pt catalyst particles before and after electrochemical cycling.
Stabilizing Pickering Emulsions for Enzyme Catalysis
Discover how the hydrophobicity of Pickering emulsions affects enzyme activity.
Drug Particle Size Plays a Key Role in Cancer Treatment
Reducing the size of drug particles enhances their uptake into cells leading to more effective tumor treatment.
Trace TNT Detection: Reducing Potential Security and Environmental Threats
The enhanced emission of Cu nanocrystals/MOF composites is selectively quenched by TNT.