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August 2018 Volume 13, Issue 8

Research Highlights
News & Views
Review Articles



An opportunity not to be spoiled    p619

Research Highlights


Adieu to photobleaching    p620
Alberto Moscatelli

Three qubits in one    p620
Benjamin Heinrich

Thermal release    p620
Olga Bubnova

Probe protein conformation    p620
Wenjie Sun

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News & Views


Sustainable nanomaterials by design    pp621 - 623
Callie W. Babbitt & Elizabeth A. Moore

Fluorinated interphases    pp623 - 624
Qiang Zhang

DNA enters a new phase    pp624 - 625
Chad A. Mirkin & Sarah Hurst Petrosko

Moving ions confined between graphene sheets    pp625 - 627
Yury Gogotsi

Achieving food security through the very small    pp627 - 629
Jason C. White & Jorge Gardea-Torresdey



Treating water with nano    p633
Fabio Pulizzi & Wenjie Sun



Emerging opportunities for nanotechnology to enhance water security    pp634 - 641
Pedro J. J. Alvarez, Candace K. Chan, Menachem Elimelech, Naomi J. Halas & Dino Villagrán

This Perspective provides an overview of the potential aspects of water treatment and cleaning in which nanotechnology could play an important role.


Challenges and prospects of advanced oxidation water treatment processes using catalytic nanomaterials    pp642 - 650
Brenna C. Hodges, Ezra L. Cates & Jae-Hong Kim

This Perspective evaluates catalysts based on engineered nanomaterials and the next-generation water treatment technologies they seek to enable.


Nanosensors for water quality monitoring    pp651 - 660
Peter J. Vikesland

This Perspective provides an overview of the potential of nanotechnology to provide low-cost monitoring of chemicals, microbes and other analytes in drinking water.


Review Articles


Low risk posed by engineered and incidental nanoparticles in drinking water    pp661 - 669
Paul Westerhoff, Ariel Atkinson, John Fortner, Michael S. Wong, Julie Zimmerman et al.

This Review discusses the potential risk posed by engineered and natural nanoparticles on human health and the environment.




The role of nanotechnology in industrial water treatment    pp670 - 672
David Jassby, Tzahi Y. Cath & Herve Buisson

Are assumptions of consumer views impeding nano-based water treatment technologies?    pp673 - 674
Andrew D. Maynard & Justin Kidd



A critical evaluation of nanopesticides and nanofertilizers against their conventional analogues    pp677 - 684
Melanie Kah, Rai Singh Kookana, Alexander Gogos & Thomas Daniel Bucheli

Analysis of existing data on nanofertilizers and nanopesticides show that they have a gain in efficacy with respect to conventional products, but more data are necessary to evaluate all risks and benefits of using these materials in agriculture.




Low-voltage electrostatic modulation of ion diffusion through layered graphene-based nanoporous membranes    pp685 - 690
Chi Cheng, Gengping Jiang, George Philip Simon, Jefferson Zhe Liu & Dan Li

The ion diffusion through nanoconfined fluid channels can be tuned by the electric-field modulation of the electrical double layer.


Parallel mapping of optical near-field interactions by molecular motor-driven quantum dots    pp691 - 695
Heiko Groβ, Hannah S. Heil, Jens Ehrig, Friedrich W. Schwarz, Bert Hecht et al.

Single emitters transported by gliding microtubules over metallic nanoslits probe the near-field with a resolution of less than 5 nm.


High-speed photothermal off-resonance atomic force microscopy reveals assembly routes of centriolar scaffold protein SAS-6    pp696 - 701


High-speed photothermal off-resonance AFM is developed, capable of monitoring macromolecular self-assembly driven by weak interactions.


A heterogeneous single-atom palladium catalyst surpassing homogeneous systems for Suzuki coupling    pp702 - 707
Zupeng Chen, Evgeniya Vorobyeva, Sharon Mitchell, Edvin Fako, Manuel A. Ortuño et al.

Palladium atoms hosted in exfoliated graphitic carbon nitride display improved activity, selectivity and stability compared to state-of-the-art homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts for Suzuki coupling reactions.




A framework for sustainable nanomaterial selection and design based on performance, hazard, and economic considerations    pp708 - 714
Mark M. Falinski, Desiree L. Plata, Shauhrat S. Chopra, Thomas L. Theis, Leanne M. Gilbertson et al.

An adapted framework based on the Ashby material selection strategy can be used to select nanomaterials based on their functional performance and on their environmental and human health considerations.


Non-flammable electrolyte enables Li-metal batteries with aggressive cathode chemistries    pp715 - 722
Xiulin Fan, Long Chen, Oleg Borodin, Xiao Ji, Ji Chen et al.

A fluorinated electrolyte forms a few-nanometre-thick interface both at the anode and the cathode that stabilizes lithium-metal battery operation with high-voltage cathodes.


Exploring the speed limit of toehold exchange with a cartwheeling DNA acrobat    pp723 - 729
Jieming Li, Alexander Johnson-Buck, Yuhe Renee Yang, William M. Shih, Hao Yan et al.

Single-molecule optimization leads to a cartwheeling DNA walker with a more than tenfold improved stepping rate.


Pathway-controlled formation of mesostructured all-DNA colloids and superstructures    pp730 - 738
Rémi Merindol, Sebastian Loescher, Avik Samanta & Andreas Walther

Single-stranded DNA with purine-rich poly-A and poly-G sequences can undergo a defined lower critical solution temperature-type phase transition at elevated temperature like other polymers, which can be exploited to realize defined kinetic microparticle assemblies.


DNA scaffolds support stable and uniform peptide nanopores    pp739 - 745
Evan Spruijt, Samuel E. Tusk & Hagan Bayley

DNA nanorings serve as scaffolds to aid the self-assembly of nanopores from Wza peptides.


Combination of fucoidan-based magnetic nanoparticles and immunomodulators enhances tumour-localized immunotherapy    pp746 - 754
Chih-Sheng Chiang, Yu-Jung Lin, Rachel Lee, Yen-Ho Lai, Hung-Wei Cheng et al.

Magnetic fucoidan-based nanoparticles conjugated with T-cell activators and checkpoint inhibitors can be directed to tumours via magnetic navigation for improving therapeutic efficacy and reducing systemic side effects.


Single-layer graphene modulates neuronal communication and augments membrane ion currents    pp755 - 764
Niccolò Paolo Pampaloni, Martin Lottner, Michele Giugliano, Alessia Matruglio, Francesco D'Amico et al.

Single-layer graphene increases neuron excitability and firing activity by influencing the distribution of potassium ions at the cellular interface.


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