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The Innovation
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ISSN (Online) 2666-6758
Published by Elsevier Homepage  [2974 journals]
  • Designing of anisotropic gradient surfaces for directional liquid
           transport: Fundamentals, construction, and applications

    • Authors: Lanlan Hou; Xiaofei Liu, Xinran Ge, Rongjun Hu, Zhimin Cui, Nü Wang, Yong Zhao
      Abstract: Many biological surfaces are capable of transporting liquids in a directional manner without energy consumption. Inspired by nature, constructing asymmetric gradient surfaces to achieve desired droplet transport, such as a liquid diode, brings an incredibly valuable and promising area of research with a wide range of applications. Enabled by advances in nanotechnology and manufacturing techniques, biomimetics has emerged as a promising avenue for engineering various types of anisotropic material system.
      Citation: The Innovation 4, 6 (2023)
      PubDate: 2023-09-04
      DOI: 10.1016/j.xinn.2023.100508
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 6 (2023)
  • Three main dimensions reflected by national SDG performance

    • Authors: Xutong Wu; Bojie Fu, Shuai Wang, Yanxu Liu, Ying Yao, Yingjie Li, Zhenci Xu, Jianguo Liu
      Abstract: Unraveling the complexity of the 17 interacting sustainable development goals (SDGs) is crucial for their achievement. Empirically revealing the dimensions of the SDGs helps generalize the dominant features of SDGs and better understand their drivers. Here, using a database of 166 countries’ progress toward achieving each individual SDG, we found that about 70% of the variability of national SDG performance can be captured by three dimensions: socioeconomic development at the expense of resource and climate, the environment, and development at the expense of equality.
      Citation: The Innovation 4, 6 (2023)
      PubDate: 2023-09-04
      DOI: 10.1016/j.xinn.2023.100507
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 6 (2023)
  • Simulating the Hadamard gate in the Fibonacci disk code for universal
           topological quantum computation

    • Authors: Yong-Shi Wu
      Abstract: The 21st century is widely believed to be a century of information processing. In particular, of quantum information processing, including quantum communication and quantum computation. It is well known that quantum states are generally fragile, in the sense that quantum coherence and entanglement needed for information processing cannot be kept for a sufficiently long time due to unavoidable noises and environmental disturbances. Fortunately, this problem may be overcome by exploring the so-called topological states of matter, whose physical properties, at least some of the main ones to be used, are robust against disorders and variations in interactions.
      Citation: The Innovation 4, 6 (2023)
      PubDate: 2023-08-31
      DOI: 10.1016/j.xinn.2023.100504
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 6 (2023)
  • Edge computing powers aerial swarms in sensing, communication, and

    • Authors: Hai Zhu; Quan Chen, Xiaozhou Zhu, Wen Yao, Xiaoqian Chen
      Abstract: The last decade has witnessed significant progress and extensive applications of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), thanks to their exceptional mobility, cost-effectiveness, and versatile deployment capabilities.1 With continuous advances in sensing, communication, and processing technologies, using UAV swarms to provide cost-effective services in future smart cities is expected to become ubiquitous. These services encompass a wide spectrum of applications, ranging from large-scale infrastructure inspection, geospatial land surveying, and traffic/crowd monitoring, to three-dimensional terrain mapping.
      Citation: The Innovation 4, 6 (2023)
      PubDate: 2023-08-30
      DOI: 10.1016/j.xinn.2023.100506
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 6 (2023)
  • Nanograded artificial nacre with efficient energy dissipation

    • Authors: Yu-Feng Meng; Cheng-Xin Yu, Li-Chuan Zhou, Li-Mei Shang, Bo Yang, Qing-Yue Wang, Xiang-Sen Meng, Li-Bo Mao, Shu-Hong Yu
      Abstract: The renowned mechanical performance of biological ceramics can be attributed to their hierarchical structures, wherein structural features at the nanoscale play a crucial role. However, nanoscale features, such as nanogradients, have rarely been incorporated in biomimetic ceramics because of the challenges in simultaneously controlling the material structure at multiple length scales. Here, we report the fabrication of artificial nacre with graphene oxide nanogradients in its aragonite platelets through a matrix-directed mineralization method.
      Citation: The Innovation 4, 6 (2023)
      PubDate: 2023-08-30
      DOI: 10.1016/j.xinn.2023.100505
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 6 (2023)
  • Immunomodulatory biomaterials against bacterial infections: Progress,
           challenges, and future perspectives

    • Authors: Shutao Zhang; Hongtao Yang, Minqi Wang, Diego Mantovani, Ke Yang, Frank Witte, Lili Tan, Bing Yue, Xinhua Qu
      Abstract: Bacterial infectious diseases are one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Even with the use of multiple antibiotic treatment strategies, 4.95 million people died from drug-resistant bacterial infections in 2019. By 2050, the number of deaths will reach 10 million annually. The increasing mortality may be partly due to bacterial heterogeneity in the infection microenvironment, such as drug-resistant bacteria, biofilms, persister cells, intracellular bacteria, and small colony variants. In addition, the complexity of the immune microenvironment at different stages of infection makes biomaterials with direct antimicrobial activity unsatisfactory for the long-term treatment of chronic bacterial infections.
      Citation: The Innovation 4, 6 (2023)
      PubDate: 2023-08-28
      DOI: 10.1016/j.xinn.2023.100503
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 6 (2023)
  • Non-epitaxial growth of highly oriented transition metal dichalcogenides
           with density-controlled twin boundaries

    • Authors: Juntong Zhu; Zhili Hu, Shasha Guo, Ruichun Luo, Maolin Yu, Ang Li, Jingbo Pang, Minmin Xue, Stephen J. Pennycook, Zheng Liu, Zhuhua Zhang, Wu Zhou
      Abstract: Twin boundaries (TBs) in transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) constitute distinctive one-dimensional electronic systems, exhibiting intriguing physical and chemical properties that have garnered significant attention in the fields of quantum physics and electrocatalysis. However, the controlled manipulation of TBs in terms of density and specific atomic configurations remains a formidable challenge. In this study, we present a non-epitaxial growth approach that enables the controlled and large-scale fabrication of homogeneous catalytically active TBs in monolayer TMDs on arbitrary substrates.
      Citation: The Innovation 4, 6 (2023)
      PubDate: 2023-08-22
      DOI: 10.1016/j.xinn.2023.100502
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 6 (2023)
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