Most cited Nanomaterials papers of 2017!

The applications of nanomaterials range from environmental remediation to biological imaging. The design, engineering and growth of crystalline nanoparticles are pressing challenges, and papers tackling these hurdles are among our most impactful of 2017. 


Most Cited articles:


These Papers and Highlights are off to a great start, as some of our most cited work these articles are already being recognized by the nanomaterials community.


Experimental and simulation-based understanding of morphology controlled barium titanate nanoparticles under co-adsorption of surfactants

Zhongyu Sun, Lei Zhang, Feng Dang, Yao Liu, Zhiying Fei, Qian Shao, Hong Lin, Jiang Guo, Lichen Xiang, Narendranath Yerra and Zhanhu Guo

  CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 3288-3298

DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00279C

Selective adsorption of surfactants was theoretically predicted on crystal faces to prepare well-dispersed nanoparticles for the self-assembly of a high-quality stable dielectric constant film

Two-dimensional transition metal diseleniums for energy storage application: a review of recent developments

Yong-Ping Gao, Xu Wu, Ke-Jing Huang, Ling-Li Xing, Ying-Ying Zhang and Lu Liu

  CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 404-418

DOI: 10.1039/C6CE02223E

In this review, we have briefly summarized the applications of two-dimensional transition metal diseleniums in supercapacitors, lithium ion batteries, sodium ion batteries and hydrogen storage.

Constructing hierarchical hollow CuS microspheres via a galvanic replacement reaction and their use as wide-band microwave absorbers

Biao Zhao, Xiaoqin Guo, Yuanyuan Zhou, Tingting Su, Chao Ma  and Rui Zhang

  CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 2178-2186

DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00235A

Hollow hierarchical CuS microspheres prepared via a galvanic replacement reaction show thin thickness, wide band and light weight characteristics.



Most Downloaded articles:


These articles are receiving a lot of attention online, being some of our most downloaded articles and sparking discussion in the field of crystalline nanoparticles:


Synthesis of very thin Ag nanowires with fewer particles by suppressing secondary seeding

Dan Jia, Yan Zhao, Wei Wei, Chao Chen, Guowei Lei, Mengjuan Wan, Jingqi Tao, Shuxin Li, Shulin Ji and Changhui Ye


  CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 148-153

DOI: 10.1039/C6CE02075E

Very thin Ag nanowires with a high purity of 94.5% are synthesized by modulating the process temperature to suppress secondary seeding of Ag nanoparticles.

Structural evolution of a metal–organic framework and derived hybrids composed of metallic cobalt and copper encapsulated in nitrogen-doped porous carbon cubes with high catalytic performance

Hui Li, Fan Yue, Chao Yang, Peng Xue, Nannan Li, Yi Zhang and Jide Wang

  CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 64-71

DOI: 10.1039/C6CE01995A

Metal residues confined inside the graphitic carbon layers change the work function of shells and exhibit surprisingly high chemical activities.

Oxidation of magnetite nanoparticles: impact on surface and crystal properties

 P. Schwaminger, D. Bauer, P. Fraga-García, F. E. Wagner and S. Berensmeier

  CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 246-255

DOI: 10.1039/C6CE02421A

Oxidation of magnetite nanoparticles is dependent on Fe2+ ions migrating from core to surface and influences interactions with the environment.


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