Perspective

Room temperature liquid metals for flexible alkali metal-chalcogen batteries

Liquid metal (LM) offers a fascinating paradigm for constructing flexible chalcogen batteries. This perspective elaborated the appealing features of LMs and discussed recent advances on LM based battery. The viable strategies and future development of LM-based chalcogen batteries are highlighted. Abstract: Flexibility has become a certain trend in the development of secondary batteries to meet …

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Neural tissue engineering: From bioactive scaffolds and in situ monitoring to regeneration

In this paper, we mainly introduce the recent progress on the construction of nerve conduit for the treatment of peripheral nerve injury, including the design of the conduits in combination with biological effectors and cellular components. In addition, we give perspectives on nerve imaging to allow for the in situ monitoring, and the application of …

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Aggregation-induced emission luminogens for augmented photosynthesis

Augmented photosynthesis will increase the amount of CO2 sequestration and provide sustainable food and biofuel. Luminescent materials that shift the wavelength to a more usable range could augment photosynthesis. Recent findings of augmented photosynthesis by luminescent materials especially aggregation-induced emission luminogens were summarized and a bright prospect has been speculated to inspire more research efforts. Abstract: …

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Organic radical materials in biomedical applications: State of the art and perspectives

Organic radicals usually show unique chemical reactivities and paramagnetism, which have aroused wide concern in physical, chemical, and biological fields for many years. Here we summarized the biomedical applications of radical-containing materials in imaging/sensing (e.g., EPR imaging, spin labeling, magnetic resonance imaging, and fluorescence imaging ) and photo-triggered therapies (photodynamic therapy and photothermal therapy). We …

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Emerging polymeric electrospun fibers: From structural diversity to application in flexible bioelectronics and tissue engineering

Electrospinning (e-spin) technique has emerged as a versatile and feasible pathway for constructing polymeric fabric with structural diversity, which show potential applications in flexible bioelectronics and tissue engineering for the sensing and therapeutic purposes. This perspective focus on the fabrication strategies of hierarchically structured e-spin fibers as well as the most cutting-edge progress in these …

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Exploring new battery knowledge by advanced characterizing technologies

Advanced characterizing technologies are of critical importance in enabling the revealing of materials regarding their structural and chemical information, eventually establishing the correlations between microstructures and properties at the multiscale levels. Abstract: Exploration of science and technologies represents human’s thirst for new knowledge and new life. Presently, we are in a stage of transferring the …

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Advances in 4D‐printed physiological monitoring sensors

This perspective focuses on the overview of 4D printing, its history, and both wearable and implantable physiological sensing solutions. The current challenges faced in this field, translational research, and its future prospects are explored. All of these aims highlight key areas of attention that can be applied by future researchers to fully transform 4D printed …

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The impact of the hypoxia-VEGF-vascular permeability on COVID-19-infected patients

Leaking plasma from blood vessels triggered by COVID-19 infection plays a crucial role in causing pulmonary atelectasis (lung collapse), which fills up the lung air sacs with liquid and the lung becomes deflated. If sufficiently large areas of the lung tissue become deflated by this problem, the lung tissue can no longer take enough air …

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Biomaterials and nanomedicine for bone regeneration: Progress and future prospects

We present an overview of common causes of bone defects, the unmet clinical needs, and the utility of biomaterials and nanotechnology to facilitate bone regeneration. Besides, we propose several key approaches to improve bone repair strategies. This perspective provides a guidance for future research direction of bone repair to improve treatment efficiency in both clinical …

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Super-stable mineralization effect of layered double hydroxides for heavy metals: Application in soil remediation and perspective

Owing to the super-stable mineralization property, layered double hydroxides exhibited excellent performance in soil remediation contaminated by heavy metal ions, providing new strategies and insights into rational designing of amendments in other heavy metals pollution scenarios. Abstract: Agriculture soil plays a crucial role in sustainable development of human society. Unfortunately, soil quality is continuing degradation …

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