List of Edited Articles

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2022

29.Photo-induced stress relaxation in reconfigurable disulfide-crosslinked supramolecular films visualized by dynamic wrinkling

Shuzhen Yan, Kaiming Hu, Shuai Chen, Tiantian Li, Wenming Zhang, Jie Yin, Xuesong Jiang

Photo-induced stress relaxation in reconfigurable disulfide-crosslinked supramolecular films visualized by dynamic wrinkling (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 7434, 2022, (The mechanics of reconfigurable supramolecular polymer networks are governed by their dynamic crosslinking chemistry and the resulting stress relaxations. Here, the authors use reversible wrinkling patterns to visualize localized stress relaxations, due to molecular network rearrangements.).

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28.Chiral nanocrystals grown from MoS2 nanosheets enable photothermally modulated enantioselective release of antimicrobial drugs

Bang Lin Li, Jun Jiang Luo, Hao Lin Zou, Qing-Meng Zhang, Liu-Bin Zhao, Hang Qian, Hong Qun Luo, David Tai Leong, Nian Bing Li

Chiral nanocrystals grown from MoS2 nanosheets enable photothermally modulated enantioselective release of antimicrobial drugs (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 7289, 2022, (Chirality transfer from molecules to nanomaterials enables advanced optical functionalities. Here, the authors use exfoliated MoS2 nanosheets to seed the growth of chiral Au nanoparticles to form Au/MoS2 heterostructures for enantioselective drug release.).

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27.Arginine-modified black phosphorus quantum dots with dual excited states for enhanced electrochemiluminescence in bioanalysis

Siqi Yu, Yu Du, Xianghong Niu, Guangming Li, Da Zhu, Qian Yu, Guizheng Zou, Huangxian Ju

Arginine-modified black phosphorus quantum dots with dual excited states for enhanced electrochemiluminescence in bioanalysis (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 7302, 2022, (Electrochemiluminescence is emitted via the radiative transition of a singlet or triplet excited state. Here, the authors propose an arginine modification of black phosphorus quantum dots that exhibits enhanced emission based on dual excited states.).

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26.A charged diatomic triple-bonded U≡N species trapped in C82 fullerene cages

Qingyu Meng, Laura Abella, Yang-Rong Yao, Dumitru-Claudiu Sergentu, Wei Yang, Xinye Liu, Jiaxin Zhuang, Luis Echegoyen, Jochen Autschbach, Ning Chen

A charged diatomic triple-bonded U≡N species trapped in C82 fullerene cages (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 7192, 2022, (Diatomic actinide molecules are ideal models for studying rare multiple-bond motifs. Here, the authors report host-guest structures of metastable charged U≡N diatoms confined in fullerene cages and stabilized by coordinative electron transfer.).

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25.Covalent transfer of chemical gradients onto a graphenic surface with 2D and 3D control

Yuanzhi Xia, Semih Sevim, João Pedro Vale, Johannes Seibel, David Rodríguez-San-Miguel, Donghoon Kim, Salvador Pané, Tiago Sotto Mayor, Steven De Feyter, Josep Puigmartí-Luis

Covalent transfer of chemical gradients onto a graphenic surface with 2D and 3D control (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 7006, 2022, (Covalent modification is an essential chemical method for altering the physicochemical properties of material interfaces. Here, the authors show that the no-slip conditions in microfluidic devices grant spatiotemporal control over molecular grafting.).

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24.Electrically responsive photonic crystals with bistable states for low-power electrophoretic color displays

Qianqian Fu, Wenyuan Yu, Guangyang Bao, Jianping Ge

Electrically responsive photonic crystals with bistable states for low-power electrophoretic color displays (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 7007, 2022, (Conventional electrophoretic color displays require a permanent electric field, increasing power consumption. Here, the authors report an electrically responsive photonic crystal with switchable bistable states by particle rearrangement for low power consumption displays.).

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23.Symmetry-breaking in patch formation on triangular gold nanoparticles by asymmetric polymer grafting

Ahyoung Kim, Thi Vo, Hyosung An, Progna Banerjee, Lehan Yao, Shan Zhou, Chansong Kim, Delia J. Milliron, Sharon C. Glotzer, Qian Chen

Symmetry-breaking in patch formation on triangular gold nanoparticles by asymmetric polymer grafting (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 6774, 2022, (Patchy nanoparticles are desirable building blocks for the guided assembly of functional superstructures. Here, the authors demonstrate quantitative control over asymmetric polymer grafting on triangular Au nanoprisms based on polymer scaling theory.).

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22.Direct in situ photolithography of perovskite quantum dots based on photocatalysis of lead bromide complexes

Pingping Zhang, Gaoling Yang, Fei Li, Jianbing Shi, Haizheng Zhong

Direct in situ photolithography of perovskite quantum dots based on photocatalysis of lead bromide complexes (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 6713, 2022, (Perovskite nanomaterials may suffer degradation during conventional photolithography. Here, the authors report a non-destructive method for patterning perovskite quantum dots based on direct photopolymerization catalyzed by lead bromide complexes.).

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21.Atomically precise control of rotational dynamics in charged rare-earth complexes on a metal surface

Tolulope Michael Ajayi, Vijay Singh, Kyaw Zin Latt, Sanjoy Sarkar, Xinyue Cheng, Sineth Premarathna, Naveen K. Dandu, Shaoze Wang, Fahimeh Movahedifar, Sarah Wieghold, Nozomi Shirato, Volker Rose, Larry A. Curtiss, Anh T. Ngo, Eric Masson, Saw Wai Hla

Atomically precise control of rotational dynamics in charged rare-earth complexes on a metal surface (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 6305, 2022, (Rare-earth elements are vital to advanced technological applications ranging from spintronic devices to quantum information science. Here, the authors formed charged rare-earth complexes on a material surface and demonstrated atomically precise control on their rotational dynamics.).

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20.Remodeling nanodroplets into hierarchical mesoporous silica nanoreactors with multiple chambers

Yuzhu Ma, Hongjin Zhang, Runfeng Lin, Yan Ai, Kun Lan, Linlin Duan, Wenyao Chen, Xuezhi Duan, Bing Ma, Changyao Wang, Xiaomin Li, Dongyuan Zhao

Remodeling nanodroplets into hierarchical mesoporous silica nanoreactors with multiple chambers (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 6136, 2022, (Multi-chambered structures have attracted great attention due to their ability to create multifunctional partitions in different chambers. Here, the authors prepared mesoporous silica nanoreactors with hierarchical chambers for catalytic cascades.).

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19.Selective activation of four quasi-equivalent C–H bonds yields N-doped graphene nanoribbons with partial corannulene motifs

Yixuan Gao, Li Huang, Yun Cao, Marcus Richter, Jing Qi, Qi Zheng, Huan Yang, Ji Ma, Xiao Chang, Xiaoshuai Fu, Carlos-Andres Palma, Hongliang Lu, Yu-Yang Zhang, Zhihai Cheng, Xiao Lin, Min Ouyang, Xinliang Feng, Shixuan Du, Hong-Jun Gao

Selective activation of four quasi-equivalent C–H bonds yields N-doped graphene nanoribbons with partial corannulene motifs (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 6146, 2022, (Selective activation of C–H bonds is a key challenge in organic reactions. Here, the authors achieve the selective activation of four quasi-equivalent C–H bonds, leading to the formation of N-doped graphene nanoribbons with partial corannulene motifs.).

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18.Coemissive luminescent nanoparticles combining aggregation-induced emission and quenching dyes prepared in continuous flow

Chong Li, Qi Liu, Shengyang Tao

Coemissive luminescent nanoparticles combining aggregation-induced emission and quenching dyes prepared in continuous flow (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 6034, 2022, (Developing efficient light harvesting systems at low cost is a challenge. Here, the authors synthesized coemissive dyes in a continuous flow microreactor featuring a controlled cascade FRET process combining aggregation-induced emission and quenching.).

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17.Evidence of exciton-libron coupling in chirally adsorbed single molecules

Jiří Doležal, Sofia Canola, Prokop Hapala, Rodrigo Cezar de Campos Ferreira, Pablo Merino, Martin Švec

Evidence of exciton-libron coupling in chirally adsorbed single molecules (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 6008, 2022, (Vibronic coupling in molecules plays an essential role in photophysics. Here, the authors observe optical fingerprints of the coupling between librational states and charged excited states in a single phthalocyanine molecule chirally absorbed on a surface.).

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16.Plasmonic high-entropy carbides

Arrigo Calzolari, Corey Oses, Cormac Toher, Marco Esters, Xiomara Campilongo, Sergei P. Stepanoff, Douglas E. Wolfe, Stefano Curtarolo

Plasmonic high-entropy carbides (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 5993, 2022, (Tunable plasmonic materials capable of surviving harsh environments are critical for advanced applications. Here, the authors report that some high-entropy transition-metal carbides can satisfy the requirements.).

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15.Direct strain correlations at the single-atom level in three-dimensional core-shell interface structures

Hyesung Jo, Dae Han Wi, Taegu Lee, Yongmin Kwon, Chaehwa Jeong, Juhyeok Lee, Hionsuck Baik, Alexander J. Pattison, Wolfgang Theis, Colin Ophus, Peter Ercius, Yea-Lee Lee, Seunghwa Ryu, Sang Woo Han, Yongsoo Yang

Direct strain correlations at the single-atom level in three-dimensional core-shell interface structures (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 5957, 2022, (Understanding 3D interfacial strain at the atomic level has been a long-sought challenge in the field of core-shell nanomaterials. Here, the authors address this challenge by revealing the full 3D atomic structures of Pd@Pt core-shell nanoparticles.).

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14.Assembly-induced spin transfer and distance-dependent spin coupling in atomically precise AgCu nanoclusters

Nan Xia, Jianpei Xing, Di Peng, Shiyu Ji, Jun Zha, Nan Yan, Yan Su, Xue Jiang, Zhi Zeng, Jijun Zhao, Zhikun Wu

Assembly-induced spin transfer and distance-dependent spin coupling in atomically precise AgCu nanoclusters (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 5934, 2022, (The assembly of atomically precise clusters into ordered superstructures enables new functional material designs. Here, the authors propose a strategy for linear arrangements of AgCu clusters and explore the consequent transfer and coupling of magnetic spins.).

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13.Chiral superstructures of inorganic nanorods by macroscopic mechanical grinding

Zhiwei Yang, Yanze Wei, Jingjing Wei, Zhijie Yang

Chiral superstructures of inorganic nanorods by macroscopic mechanical grinding (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 5844, 2022, (Chiroptic materials made of self-assembled nanomaterials are essential for advanced optical applications. Here, the authors show that macroscopic grinding can break the symmetry in achiral superlattices of inorganic nanorods, generating chiral superstructures.).

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12.Evolution of Br⋯Br contacts in enantioselective molecular recognition during chiral 2D crystallization

Zhen-Yu Yi, Xue-Qing Yang, Jun-Jie Duan, Xiong Zhou, Ting Chen, Dong Wang, Li-Jun Wan

Evolution of Br⋯Br contacts in enantioselective molecular recognition during chiral 2D crystallization (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 5850, 2022, (Halogen-mediated interactions control molecular recognition in many chemical and biological systems. Here, the authors demonstrate two types of Br⋯Br contacts and their importance in chiral on-surface crystallization.).

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11.Chiral molecular imprinting-based SERS detection strategy for absolute enantiomeric discrimination

Maryam Arabi, Abbas Ostovan, Yunqing Wang, Rongchao Mei, Longwen Fu, Jinhua Li, Xiaoyan Wang, Lingxin Chen

Chiral molecular imprinting-based SERS detection strategy for absolute enantiomeric discrimination (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 5757, 2022, (Absolute chiral discrimination in chiral imprinted systems is complicated by the nonspecific binding of enantiomers. Here, the authors report a SERS “inspector” recognition mechanism to distinguish between specifically and nonspecifically bound enantiomers, even in seawater and urine.).

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10.Manipulation of time-dependent multicolour evolution of X-ray excited afterglow in lanthanide-doped fluoride nanoparticlesamplification of time dependent multicolour evolution of X-ray excited afterglow in lanthanide doped fluoride nanoparticles

Lei Lei, Yubin Wang, Weixin Xu, Renguang Ye, Youjie Hua, Degang Deng, Liang Chen, Paras N. Prasad, Shiqing Xu

Manipulation of time-dependent multicolour evolution of X-ray excited afterglow in lanthanide-doped fluoride nanoparticlesamplification of time dependent multicolour evolution of X-ray excited afterglow in lanthanide doped fluoride nanoparticles (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 5739, 2022, (X-ray activated afterglow nanomaterials are desirable components for advanced optoelectronic applications. Here, the authors present pathways to modulate the stimulus-responsive color emissions in lanthanide-doped fluoride core-shell nanoparticles.).

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9.Synchronous quantitative analysis of chiral mesostructured inorganic crystals by 3D electron diffraction tomography

Jing Ai, Xueliang Zhang, Te Bai, Qing Shen, Peter Oleynikov, Yingying Duan, Osamu Terasaki, Shunai Che, Lu Han

Synchronous quantitative analysis of chiral mesostructured inorganic crystals by 3D electron diffraction tomography (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 5718, 2022, (Chiral mesostructured inorganic crystals exhibit distinctive twisting and helical hierarchical stacking. Here, the authors report a general approach for the synchronous quantitative analysis of rotation axis, torsion angle, pitch length, and arrangement modes.).

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8.Double-crowned 2D semiconductor nanoplatelets with bicolor power-tunable emission

Corentin Dabard, Victor Guilloux, Charlie Gréboval, Hong Po, Lina Makke, Ningyuan Fu, Xiang Zhen Xu, Mathieu G. Silly, Gilles Patriarche, Emmanuel Lhuillier, Thierry Barisien, Juan I. Climente, Benjamin T. Diroll, Sandrine Ithurria

Double-crowned 2D semiconductor nanoplatelets with bicolor power-tunable emission (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 5094, 2022, (Nanocrystals are desirable light sources for advanced display technologies. Here, the authors report on double-crowned 2D semiconductor nanoplatelets as light downconverters that offer both green and red emissions to achieve a wide color gamut.).

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7.Imaging Cu2O nanocube hollowing in solution by quantitative in-situ X-ray ptychography

Lukas Grote, Martin Seyrich, Ralph Döhrmann, Sani Harouna-Mayer, Federica Mancini, Emilis Kaziukenas, Irene Fernandez-Cuesta, Cecilia Zito, Olga Vasylieva, Felix Wittwer, Michal Odstrcil, Natnael Mogos, Mirko Landmann, Christian Schroer, Dorota Koziej

Imaging Cu2O nanocube hollowing in solution by quantitative in-situ X-ray ptychography (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 4971, 2022, (Observing morphological changes of nanoparticles in solution requires advanced in-situ imaging methods. Here, the authors use X-ray ptychography to image the growth and hollowing of Cu2O nanocubes in 3D.).

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6.Three-dimensional nanoframes with dual rims as nanoprobes for biosensing

Hajir Hilal, Qiang Zhao, Jeongwon Kim, Sungwoo Lee, MohammadNavid Haddadnezhad, Sungjae Yoo, Soohyun Lee, Woongkyu Park, Woocheol Park, Jaewon Lee, Joong Wook Lee, Insub Jung, Sungho Park

Three-dimensional nanoframes with dual rims as nanoprobes for biosensing (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 4813, 2022, ( Most SERS-active nanostructures suffer from low robustness against misalignment to field polarization. Here, the authors demonstrate three-dimensional nanoframes of octahedral geometry, with two rims engraved on each facet, as polarization-independent SERS nanoprobes.).

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5.Precise electrical gating of the single-molecule Mizoroki-Heck reaction

Lei Zhang, Chen Yang, Chenxi Lu, Xingxing Li, Yilin Guo, Jianning Zhang, Jinglong Lin, Zhizhou Li, Chuancheng Jia, Jinlong Yang, K. N. Houk, Fanyang Mo, Xuefeng Guo

Precise electrical gating of the single-molecule Mizoroki-Heck reaction (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 4552 , 2022, (Guiding chemical reactions in a predictable and controllable manner is an ultimate goal of chemistry. Here, the authors show tuning of the single-molecule Mizoroki-Heck catalytic cycle through electrical gating and direct in-situ detection.).

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4.Nesting of multiple polyhedral plasmonic nanoframes into a single entity

Sungjae Yoo, Jaewon Lee, Hajir Hilal, Insub Jung, Woongkyu Park, Joong Wook Lee, Soobong Choi, Sungho Park

Nesting of multiple polyhedral plasmonic nanoframes into a single entity (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 4544 , 2022, (The spatial configuration of nanostructure building blocks determines the physical and optical properties of their superstructures. Here, the authors report on complex nanoparticles in which different geometric forms of nanoframes are nested into a single entity by multistep chemical reactions.).

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3.Conformational heterogeneity of molecules physisorbed on a gold surface at room temperature

Mingu Kang, Hyun Woo Kim, Elham Oleiki, Yeonjeong Koo, Hyeongwoo Lee, Huitae Joo, Jinseong Choi, Taeyong Eom, Geunsik Lee, Yung Doug Suh, Kyoung-Duck Park

Conformational heterogeneity of molecules physisorbed on a gold surface at room temperature (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 4133, 2022, (Tip-enhanced vibrational spectroscopy at room temperature is complicated by molecular conformational dynamics, photobleaching, contaminations, and chemical reactions in air. This study demonstrates that a sub-nm protective layer of Al2O3 provides robust conditions for probing single-molecule conformations.).

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2.Adenine oligomer directed synthesis of chiral gold nanoparticles

Nam Heon Cho, Young Bi Kim, Yoon Young Lee, Sang Won Im, Ryeong Myeong Kim, Jeong Won Kim, Seok Daniel Namgung, Hye-Eun Lee, Hyeohn Kim, Jeong Hyun Han, Hye Won Chung, Yoon Ho Lee, Jeong Woo Han, Ki Tae Nam

Adenine oligomer directed synthesis of chiral gold nanoparticles (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 3831, 2022, (Chiral plasmonic nanoparticles are of great interest in nanotechnology. Here, the authors demonstrate chiral shape guidance by single-stranded oligonucleotides during particle growth based on sequence-specific hydrogen bonding within the strand.).

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1.Biomimetic non-classical crystallization drives hierarchical structuring of efficient circularly polarized phosphors

Li-Zhe Feng, Jing-Jing Wang, Tao Ma, Yi-Chen Yin, Kuang-Hui Song, Zi-Du Li, Man-Man Zhou, Shan Jin, Taotao Zhuang, Fengjia Fan, Manzhou Zhu, Hong-Bin Yao

Biomimetic non-classical crystallization drives hierarchical structuring of efficient circularly polarized phosphors (Journal Article)

In: Nature Communications, vol. 13, no. 3339, 2022, (Chiral emitters with high photoluminescence quantum yield are desirable for use in circularly polarized LEDs. The authors demonstrate the transfer of chirality from nanoscale copper iodide clusters to microscale chiral luminescent polycrystals by non-classical crystallization.).

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