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Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of August 2019

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each ACS Publications journal in August 2019, including research, reviews, perspectives, and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journal’s editors and should not be taken as a “best of” list, but as another perspective on where the chemistry community allocated their attention.

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ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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Nonfreezable Water and Polymer Swelling Control the Marine Antifouling Performance of Polymers with Limited Hydrophilic Content
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b05893

Mitigating Meniscus Instabilities in Solution-Sheared Polymer Films for Organic Field-Effect Transistors
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b07832

Ultrabright Fluorescent Polymer Dots with Thermochromic Characteristics for Full-Color Security Marking
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b10393

Self-Assembly of DNA–Minocycline Complexes by Metal Ions with Controlled Drug Release
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b08126

Transparent and Scratch-Resistant Antifogging Coatings with Rapid Self-Healing Capability
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b09610


ACS Applied Bio Materials

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Thermosensitive Hydrogel Interface Switching from Hydrophilic Lubrication to Infection Defense
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00457

Cytocompatibility of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Deodorants: Evaluation on Human Keratinocytes and Axillary-Hosted Bacteria
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00388

Mussel-Inspired Hydrogel with Potent in Vivo Contact-Active Antimicrobial and Wound Healing Promoting Activities
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00353

Multifunctional Cancer Phototherapy Using Fluorophore-Functionalized Nanodiamond Supraparticles
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00603

Self-Assembly of a Catalytically Active Lipopeptide and Its Incorporation into Cubosomes
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00489


ACS Applied Electronic Materials

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Ultrahighly Photosensitive and Highly Stretchable Rippled Structure Photodetectors Based on Perovskite Nanocrystals and Graphene
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.9b00308

Recent Progress on Cesium Lead Halide Perovskites for Photodetection Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.9b00346

Interfacial ZnO Modification Using a Carboxylic Acid Functionalized N-Annulated Perylene Diimide for Inverted Type Organic Photovoltaics
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.9b00328

Heteroepitaxial Thin-Film Growth of a Ternary Nitride Semiconductor CaZn2N2
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.9b00248

Environmentally Friendly Printable Piezoelectric Inks and Their Application in the Development of All-Printed Touch Screens
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.9b00363


ACS Applied Energy Materials

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Boosting Lithium–Sulfur Battery Performance by Integrating a Redox-Active Covalent Organic Framework in the Separator
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b00920

Role of Bicarbonate Ions in Aqueous Solution as a Carbon Source for Photocatalytic Conversion of CO2 into CO
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b00093

Au-MoS2 Hybrids as Hydrogen Evolution Electrocatalysts
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b01147

High-Efficiency Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation on Trimetal-Based Fe–Co–Cr Oxide
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b00762

Asymmetric Aqueous Supercapacitor Based on p- and n-Type Conducting Polymers
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b00853


ACS Applied Nano Materials

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Applications of Magnetic Nanomaterials in Heterogeneous Catalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b00976

Covalent Organic Framework Nanosheets for Fluorescence Sensing via Metal Coordination
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b01366

Graphene Nanoribbon Dielectric Passivation Layers for Graphene Electronics
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b00767

Injectable Self-Healable Nanocomposite Hydrogels with Mussel-Inspired Adhesive Properties for 3D Printing Ink
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b00936

Aqueous-Phase Differentiation and Speciation of Fe3+ and Fe2+ Using Water-Stable Photoluminescent Lanthanide-Based Metal–Organic Framework
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b01047


ACS Applied Polymer Materials

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Enhanced Mechanical Damping in Electrospun Polymer Fibers with Liquid Cores: Applications to Sound Damping
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00352

Flame-Retardant Polyurethane Foams: One-Pot, Bioinspired Silica Nanoparticle Coating
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00283

Stable Polyelectrolyte Multilayer-Based Hollow Fiber Nanofiltration Membranes for Produced Water Treatment
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00503

Pillar[5]arene-Based Resilient Supramolecular Gel with Dual-Stimuli Responses and Self-Healing Properties
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00516

Design of Thermoresponsive Polymers Toward Antibody Purification
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00137


ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

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Special Issue: Biomaterials for Cell Mechanobiology
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b01123

Hyaluronic Acid: Incorporating the Bio into the Material
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b01268

Cancer Mechanobiology: Microenvironmental Sensing and Metastasis
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b01230

Effects of Geometry on the Mechanics and Alignment of Three-Dimensional Engineered Microtissues
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b01183

Where No Hand Has Gone Before: Probing Mechanobiology at the Cellular Level
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b01206


ACS Catalysis

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The 2018 Journal Impact Factor for ACS Catalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b03106

A Method for Assessing Catalyst Deactivation: A Case Study on Methanol-to-Hydrocarbons Conversion
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b01106

Enantioselective Electroreductive Coupling of Alkenyl and Benzyl Halides via Nickel Catalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b01785

Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 on Metal-Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Catalysts
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b01405

Identification of FeN4 as an Efficient Active Site for Electrochemical N2 Reduction
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b00959


ACS Energy Letters

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Absolute, Arbitrary, Relative, or Normalized Scale? How to Get the Scale Right
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01571

Strategies To Improve Performance and Stability for Tin-Based Perovskite Solar Cells
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01179

Maximizing Ag Utilization in High-Rate CO2 Electrochemical Reduction with a Coordination Polymer-Mediated Gas Diffusion Electrode
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01509

What Limits the Capacity of Layered Oxide Cathodes in Lithium Batteries?
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01236

Heterometallic Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs): The Advent of Improving the Energy Landscape
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b00874


ACS Macro Letters

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Emerging Trends in Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00464

Dual Organocatalysts Based on Ionic Mixtures of Acids and Bases: A Step Toward High Temperature Polymerizations
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00481

Light-Switchable Polymer Adhesive Based on Photoinduced Reversible Solid-to-Liquid Transitions
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00459

Seeded Photoinitiated Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly: Cylindrical Micelles with Patchy Structures Prepared via the Chain Extension of a Third Block
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00427

Enhancement of Macromolecular Ice Recrystallization Inhibition Activity by Exploiting Depletion Forces
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00386


ACS Nano

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The Rise of MXenes
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b06394

Renal-Clearable Porphyrinic Metal–Organic Framework Nanodots for Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b03531

Versatile Polydopamine Platforms: Synthesis and Promising Applications for Surface Modification and Advanced Nanomedicine
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b04436

Organosilica-Based Hollow Mesoporous Bilirubin Nanoparticles for Antioxidation-Activated Self-Protection and Tumor-Specific Deoxygenation-Driven Synergistic Therapy
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b02477

Everlasting Living and Breathing Gyroid 3D Network in Si@SiOx/C Nanoarchitecture for Lithium Ion Battery
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b04725


ACS Photonics

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Titanium Nitride Epitaxial Films as a Plasmonic Material Platform: Alternative to Gold
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b00617

Hyperspectral Imager with Folded Metasurface Optics
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b00744

Accessible Superchiral Near-Fields Driven by Tailored Electric and Magnetic Resonances in All-Dielectric Nanostructures
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01767

Direct Generation of Tunable Orbital Angular Momentum Beams in Microring Lasers with Broadband Exceptional Points
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b00779

Tuning Topology of Photonic Systems with Transparent Conducting Oxides
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01355


ACS Sensors

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Tetrahydrocannabinol Detection Using Semiconductor-Enriched Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Chemiresistors
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b00762

Wearable Electrochemical Microneedle Sensor for Continuous Monitoring of Levodopa: Toward Parkinson Management
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b01127

Microfluidic Chip for Multiplex Detection of Trace Chemical Contaminants Based on Magnetic Encoded Aptamer Probes and Multibranched DNA Nanostructures as Signal Tags
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b00963

Construction of ZnO/SnO2 Heterostructure on Reduced Graphene Oxide for Enhanced Nitrogen Dioxide Sensitive Performances at Room Temperature
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b00648

Chemiresistive Sensor Array and Machine Learning Classification of Food
DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b00825


ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

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Rheology of Pure Ionic Liquids and Their Complex Fluids: A Review
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b02232

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Virtual Special Issue on Chemical Conversion of Biomass to Fine and Platform Chemicals
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b04239

Advances in the Characterization Methods of Biomass Pyrolysis Products
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00868

Hollow Bi2MoO6 Sphere Effectively Catalyzes the Ambient Electroreduction of N2 to NH3
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b03141

Novel High-Efficiency Casein-Based P–N-Containing Flame Retardants with Multiple Reactive Groups for Cotton Fabrics
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b02474


Bioconjugate Chemistry

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Stereoselective pH Responsive Peptide Dendrimers for siRNA Transfection
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00403

Cell-Penetrating Peptide Enhanced Antigen Presentation for Cancer Immunotherapy
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00245

Site-Specific Incorporation of a Dithiolane Containing Amino Acid into Proteins
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00413

Recent Advances of Molecular Optical Probes in Imaging of β-Galactosidase
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00391

Palladium-Catalyzed Hydroxycarbonylation of (Hetero)aryl Halides for DNA-Encoded Chemical Library Synthesis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00447


Biomacromolecules

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Alendronate-Functionalized Poly(2-oxazoline)s with Tunable Affinity for Calcium Cations
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00104

Synthetically Scalable Poly(ampholyte) Which Dramatically Enhances Cellular Cryopreservation
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00681

Hyaluronic Acid Derivatives for Translational Medicines
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00564

Functionalization of Liposomes with Hydrophilic Polymers Results in Macrophage Uptake Independent of the Protein Corona
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00539

Antimicrobial Peptide-Reduced Gold Nanoclusters with Charge-Reversal Moieties for Bacterial Targeting and Imaging
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00392


Chemistry of Materials

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Nanoarchitectured Metal Phosphates and Phosphonates: A New Material Horizon toward Emerging Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b01742

Room-Temperature Production of Nanocrystalline Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) at the Liquid−Liquid Interface
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b05232

Atomic Layer Deposition of Emerging 2D Semiconductors, HfS2 and ZrS2, for Optoelectronics
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b01688

Metal–Organic Framework with Color-Switching and Strongly Polarized Emission
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b01897

Conductive, Tough, Transparent, and Self-Healing Hydrogels Based on Catechol–Metal Ion Dual Self-Catalysis
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b01498


Crystal Growth & Design

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When Crystals Do Not Grow: The Growth Dead Zone
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00478

Five Solid Forms of a Potent Imidazopyridazine Antimalarial Drug Lead: A Preformulation Study
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00575

Direct Two-Dimensional Time Series Observation of pH Distribution around Dissolving Calcium Carbonate Crystals in Aqueous Solution
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00045

Controlling the Synthesis of Metal–Organic Framework UiO-67 by Tuning Its Kinetic Driving Force
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00916

Target-Architecture Engineering of a Novel Two-dimensional Metal–Organic Framework for High Catalytic Performance
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00459


Energy & Fuels

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A Distillation Approach to Phase Equilibrium Measurements of Multicomponent Fluid Mixtures
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b01366

Hydrocarbon Recovery from Williston Basin Shale and Mudrock Cores with Supercritical CO2: Part 1. Method Validation and Recoveries from Cores Collected across the Basin
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b01177

Fundamentals of Partial Upgrading of Bitumen
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b01622

Competitive Adsorption and Selective Diffusion of CH4 and the Intruding Gases in Coal Vitrinite
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b00690

Multiscale Approach Linking Self-Aggregation and Surface Interactions of Synthesized Foulants to Fouling Mitigation Strategies
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b01390


Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

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Fundamental Formation of Three-Dimensional Fe3O4 Microcrystals and Practical Application in Anchoring Au as Recoverable Catalyst for Effective Reduction of 4-Nitrophenol
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b02777

Two-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) for Membrane Separation: a Mini Review
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b02708

110th Anniversary: An Effective Methodology for Kinetic Parameter Estimation for Modeling Commercial Polyolefin Processes from Plant Data Using Efficient Simulation Software Tools
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b02277

Process Intensification for Compact and Micro Heat Exchangers through Innovative Technologies: A Review
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b02082

Experimental Study and DEM Numerical Simulation of Dry/Wet Particle Flow Behaviors in a Spouted Bed
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b02448


Inorganic Chemistry

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What IS Inorganic Chemistry?
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02015

Inorganic Young Investigators: A Celebration for Our Rising Stars
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02249

Celebrating the Year of the Periodic Table: Emerging Investigators in Inorganic Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02174

Metal–Oxyl Species and Their Possible Roles in Chemical Oxidations
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b03459

Observations on the Mechanochemical Insertion of Zinc(II), Copper(II), Magnesium(II), and Select Other Metal(II) Ions into Porphyrins
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b00052


Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

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Effect of Ethanol and Temperature on Partition Coefficients of Ethyl Acetate, Isoamyl Acetate, and Isoamyl Alcohol: Instrumental and Predictive Investigation
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b01125

Liquid–Liquid Equilibrium Measurements and Correlation for Ternary Systems (Butyl Acetate + 1-Butanol + Ethylene Glycol/1,3-Propanediol/Ethanolamine) at 298.15 K
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b01219

Experimental Data and Modeling for Viscosity and Refractive Index of Aqueous Mixtures with 2-(Methylamino)ethanol (MAE) and Aminoethylethanolamine (AEEA)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b00171

Design of a Salt-Free Aqueous Two-Phase System Containing Butanol, n-Butylpyridine Dicyanamide, and Water: Equilibrium Data and Correlation
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.9b00305

Volumetric and FT-IR Studies of the Binary Liquid Mixtures of Tributylamine and Alkyl Ester (C1–C5)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.8b01120


The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

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Role of Nanocrystal Symmetry in the Crossover Region from Molecular to Metallic Gold Nanoparticles
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b05863

Aromaticity of Hückel and Möbius Topologies Involved in Conformation Conversion of Macrocyclic [32]Octaphyrin(1.0.1.0.1.0.1.0): Refined Evidence from Multiple Visual Criteria
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b06302

Tunable Alkylation of White Graphene (Hexagonal Boron Nitride) Using Reductive Conditions
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b05416

Computational Evaluation of Electrocatalytic Nitrogen Reduction on TM Single-, Double-, and Triple-Atom Catalysts (TM = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni) Based on Graphdiyne Monolayers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b05250

Insights into the Electrochemical Oxygen Evolution Reaction with ab Initio Calculations and Microkinetic Modeling: Beyond the Limiting Potential Volcano
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b03830


The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

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Striking Isotopologue-Dependent Photodissociation Dynamics of Water Molecules: The Signature of an Accidental Resonance
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01710

Convolutional Neural Network of Atomic Surface Structures To Predict Binding Energies for High-Throughput Screening of Catalysts
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01428

Role of Halogen Atoms on High-Efficiency Mn2+ Emission in Two-Dimensional Hybrid Perovskites
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01996

Titration of Aerosol pH through Droplet Coalescence
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b00757

Ligand Shell Structure in Lead Sulfide–Oleic Acid Colloidal Quantum Dots Revealed by Small-Angle Scattering
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01008


Langmuir

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Molecular Lipid Films on Microengineering Materials
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b01120

Designer Peptide Amphiphiles: Self-Assembly to Applications
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b01837

Preface to the Microbubbles: Exploring Gas-Liquid Interfaces for Biomedical Applications Special Issue
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b01807

Evaporation of Dilute Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Droplets on a Hydrophobic Substrate
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b00824

Protein–Nanoparticle Interactions: What Are the Protein–Corona Thickness and Organization?
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b01373


Macromolecules

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Emulsion Templating: Porous Polymers and Beyond
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b02576

Editorial
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01386

Sewing Hydrogels: Adhesion of Hydrogels Utilizing in Situ Polymerization of Linear Polymers inside Gel Networks
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01084

Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Well-Defined Star and Tadpole Homo-/Co-/Terpolymers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01013

Morphological Impact of Segment Dispersity in Lithium Salt-Doped Poly(styrene)/Poly(ethylene oxide) Triblock Polymers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00900


Nano Letters

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Cyborg Organoids: Implantation of Nanoelectronics via Organogenesis for Tissue-Wide Electrophysiology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02512

Nanozymes-Engineered Metal–Organic Frameworks for Catalytic Cascades-Enhanced Synergistic Cancer Therapy
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02253

Three-Dimensional Ordered Macroporous Metal–Organic Framework Single Crystal-Derived Nitrogen-Doped Hierarchical Porous Carbon for High-Performance Potassium-Ion Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01127

Catalytic System Based on Sub-2 nm Pt Particles and Its Extraordinary Activity and Durability for Oxygen Reduction
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01221

Giant Enhancement of Photoluminescence Emission in WS2-Two-Dimensional Perovskite Heterostructures
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b05105

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