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Dual‐Scale Porous Composite for Tactile Sensor with High Sensitivity over an Ultrawide Sensing Range

A resistive tactile sensor based on carbon nanotube-embedded/-coated dual-scale porous structure is presented. The sensor exhibits a highly sensitive and linear response over an ultrawide detection range while presenting stability, repeatability, flexibility, low limit of detection, and mechanical durability. Moreover, various human movements ranging...

A DNA Segregation Module for Synthetic Cells

A DNA segregation module for bottom-up assembled synthetic cells is realized. It is based on DNA droplets that are engineered to segregate upon enzymatic or photocleavage inside giant unilamellar lipid vesicles (GUVs). The segregation kinetics is altered by the confinement, as confirmed by lattice-based numerical simulations. DNA segregation is further...

Nanoscale Diamane Spiral Spring for High Mechanical Energy Storage

A 2D diamane-based planar spiral is proposed as an alternative low-carbon footage energy supplier for micro-/nanoscale devices/systems based on its mechanical deformation. Supported by the theoretical analysis, atomistic investigations reveal that its gravimetric energy density can reach 2.03 MJ kg−1 or 564 Wh kg−1, about 14 500 times that of steel...

Colloidal Active Matter Mimics the Behavior of Biological Microorganisms—An Overview

Artificial active matter is heavily inspired by its biological counterparts. Even though motion mechanisms might differ, a series of behaviors is observed in both realms. This review gives an overview of recent developments, physical origins, and intriguing parallels between the biological world and man-made micromachines. Abstract This article provides...

Fabricating Black‐Phosphorus/Iron‐Tetraphosphide Heterostructure via a Solid‐Phase Solution‐Precipitation Method for High‐Performance Nitrogen Reduction

A solid-phase solution-precipitation synthetic strategy is developed for the fabrication of black phosphorus (BP)/iron-tetraphosphide heterostructures. Experiments and density-functional theory calculations indicate that the abundant interface in this heterostructure leads to efficient catalytic sites; the interaction between the BP phase and FeP4 phase...

Bioinspired Freeze‐Tolerant Soft Materials: Design, Properties, and Applications

Many biological organisms in nature show an exceptional antifreezing ability to survive in extremely cold environments. This review provides a state-of-the-art account of bioinspired freeze-tolerant soft materials and their emerging technological applications. The perspectives for future challenges and opportunities to develop innovative antifreezing...

Catalase‐Like Nanozymes: Classification, Catalytic Mechanisms, and Their Applications

The catalase-like nanozyme has attracted extensive interest in recently years due to its excellent properties of high catalytic activity and stability. In this review, systematic organization of their classifications, catalytic mechanisms, and applications are made, which are expected to provide valuable ideas for the rational design and optimal applications...

One‐Step Synthesis of Dynamically Shaped Stiff Nanorods Using Soft Silicone Materials to Control Water Repulsion and Collection

A simple and efficient dynamic droplet assisted growth and shaping (d-DAGS) synthesis strategy is proposed, which enables the one-step synthesis and in situ control of the shape of nanostructures. The obtained bamboo-shaped silicone nanorods (SNRs) exhibit highly-regular and tunable structure with ultra-high aspect ratio, present robust mechanical stiffness...

Covalent Organic Framework Nanocarriers of Singlet Oxygen for Oxygen‐Independent Concurrent Photothermal/Photodynamic Therapy to Ablate Hypoxic Tumors

Cypate-loaded covalent organic framework nanocarriers are constructed for storage and release of singlet oxygen (1O2) in a controlled manner. The nanoparticles can produce and store 1O2 upon exposure to 660 nm laser irradiation under normoxia, and release 1O2 inside hypoxic tumors through the photothermal effect under 808 nm irradiation, which achieve...

Advanced Nanostructured Conjugated Microporous Polymer Application in a Tandem Photoelectrochemical Cell for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

The use of organic conjugated porous polymers in photoelectrochemical cells is limited by the large particles that typically result from their synthesis. In this work, a synthetic strategy for the nanostructuring of a conjugated porous polymer (IEP-1) and its successful application as a photoelectrode in both a single system and a tandem PEC is presented,...

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