2019 Alberta Nanosymposium: congratulations to the prize winners

The 6th Annual Alberta NANO Reseach Symposium took place 2 – 3 May 2019. The theme this year was NaNoTeCH: celebrating the periodic table, and keynote talks were presented by Dr Shirley Tang, University of Waterloo, and Dr Robert Carpick, University of Pennsylvania.

Congratulations to the two winners of the Poster Awards that were presented during the meeting!

Taylor Lynk was awarded the Chemical Science Poster Award.

Nidhika Bhoria was awarded the Nanoscale Horizons Poster Award.

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Horizons Community Board Collection – Emerging 2D Materials for Energy and Electronics Applications

New in 2019, we are delighted to continue a series of post-publication online article collections, led by our Community Board members across both Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons.

The Community Boards that support both Horizons journals aim to provide a platform for early career researchers to share their experiences and ideas on scientific publishing. Working together and sharing their unique expertise, our Community Board members have recommended several key topics where significant, rapid progress has been made in the last 2 years. They have selected top articles published in the Horizons journals to showcase the most important advances in each topic area.

 

Emerging 2D Materials for Energy and Electronics Applications

Li Li, Tianyi Ma, and Nan Zhang present the second Horizons Community Board Collection:

 

Horizons Community Board Collection – Emerging 2D Materials for Energy and Electronics Applications

 

“2D nanomaterials, including carbon-based materials, metal, metal oxide (sulfide), and black phosphorus (BP) et al., have aroused extensive interests in energy and electronics applications due to their attractive structure-dependent properties.

In this themed collection, we are compiling some noteworthy articles focused on sensors, lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors, photo(electro)catalysis, photodetector, electronics and optoelectronics. As typical 2D carbon materials, graphene and doping graphene exhibit high performance in these fields, as indicated by Li et al. (DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00587J) and Chua et al. (DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00068E) in their research works published in Materials Horizons. 2D metal and metal sulfide materials as illustrated through the research works of Chen et al. (DOI: 10.1039/C7NH00091J) and Li et al. (DOI: 10.1039/C8NH00419F) have shown two-dimensional geometric structure together with unique physical properties, which make the material quite a promising candidate for applications in electronics and optoelectronics. Lou et al. (DOI: 10.1039/C3MH00077J) provided an effective approach with SnO2 nanosheets to increase the energy density of the integrated electrodes. A review article about 2D BP published by Zhou et al. (DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00358C) summarized the recent developments in the study of BP, which covered the state-of-the-art synthesis methods for preparing single-layer or few-layer BP, the recent advances in characterizing its electronic, optical and mechanical properties, and the reported functional devices utilizing such properties. Since these research works show that these emerging 2D materials have excellent performance and prospect, it will be important to see how they enrich the future of energy and electronics applications.

We hope that readers will obtain valuable information from this themed collection.”

Li Li, Tianyi Ma, and Nan Zhang

Guest Editors

Nanoscale Horizons Community Board Member Dr Li Li received his Ph.D. degree from Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 2012 and finished his two-year postdoc work in Cornell University in 2014. His current research interests include advanced nanomaterials fabrication technology and its applications for energy storage/conversion. He was awarded with 2015 TMS Yong Leader Professional Development Award and serves in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Nanoscale Horizons Community Board and Editorial Board of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions.

 

 

 

 

 

Materials Horizons Community Board member Dr Tianyi Ma received his PhD in Physical Chemistry in 2013 from Nankai University, China. Then he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow from 2013 to 2014 in University of Adelaide, Australia. He was awarded Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) in 2015, and continued independent research on the rational design of nanostructured materials with a large variety of components from carbons, metals, metal oxides, organic polymers, to metal–organic frameworks. He is currently a lecturer in Discipline of Chemistry, University of Newcastle. His current interest lies on the energy and environment related applications of functional materials including catalysis, adsorption and separation, and energy conversion and storage. He authored more than 100 peer review journal articles in this area with an h-index of 39.

 

 

 

Materials Horizons Community Board member Professor Nan Zhang received her PhD degree in Inorganic Chemistry in 2016 at the State Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis on Energy and Environment, Fuzhou University, China. Then she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow from 2016 to 2017 at National University of Singapore. She was supported by the National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talents in 2017 and worked on the optical property optimization of nanostructured metal materials toward the applications in photocatalysis. She is currently a full professor working at College of Materials Science and Engineering, Hunan University, China. Her main research interests include the fabrication of carbon-based composites and metal nanostructures with scattering-mediated optical response for solar energy conversion.

 

 

 

We hope you enjoy reading this collection.

See our other Horizons Community Board Collection: Nanobiomedicine here.

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Update on the nanoscale journal family, 2019

Here’s a quick update on the nanoscale journal family to let you know how we are doing and what to look out for later in 2019.

Following our first (partial) impact factor last year, we are pleased to announce that our first full impact factor is 9.095*!

Other news from 2019:

 

We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year!

Look out for our celebrations at ChinaNANO 2019. In the meantime, why not have a read of these collections highlighting the most highly cited articles published in Nanoscale since we launched in 2009, as well as recent articles by some of our most prolific authors.

Other news from 2019:

  • Our latest impact factor is 6.970*.
  • Chunying Chen, Dong Ha Kim, and Umesh Waghmare were appointed as Associate Editors.
  • We’ve been publishing guest edited online themed collections:
    • Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals, guest edited by Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Qiao Zhang, and Roman Krahne.
    • Nanocarbons, guest edited by Nianjun Yang, Dai-Wen Pang, and Yasuaki Einaga.
    • Still to come…10th Anniversary Special Issue in October 2019, guest edited by Chunli Bai, Markus Niederberger, Francesco Stellacci, and Dirk Guldi.

 

We’ve published our first issues and we are delighted to see such a great response from the community. Thank you for supporting the Royal Society of Chemistry’s first journal to be Gold Open Access from launch!

Other news from 2019:

  • We’ve collated the Most Popular Articles published in the journal so far in an online article collection.
  • The journal has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and has also been accepted for inclusion in Scopus and the Emerging Sources Index in Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics.

 

Come and meet us

Members of the Editorial Team will be attending the following conferences in the coming months. Get in touch if you want to arrange a meeting, or just come over and say hello! You can also keep up to date on where the Editorial Team and our Associate Editors will be by following us on Twitter.

Get in touch if you have any feedback on the nanoscale journal family: we would love to hear from you so email us at nanoscale-rsc@rsc.org.

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Nanoscale Horizons Collections

Nanoscale Horizons publishes urgent short reports of exceptionally high quality & innovative nanoscience & nanotechnology. To help you find the research that’s important to you, we’ve brought together all of our most recent and ongoing online article collections. We hope you enjoy reading them!

Ongoing Collections

Themed Collections

Other Collections

Check out the online article collections for our sister journals Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances on this blog page.

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Congratulations to the winners of the Nanoscale Horizons Presentation Award at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nano Science and Technology

The 17th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nano Science and Technology took place from 9 – 11th May 2019 in Kagoshima, Japan. Nanoscale Horizons was delighted to support a Presentation Award at this event, intended for early career researchers, and we would like to congratulate the two winners!

Professor Shinjiro Takano (University of Tokyo)
Presentation Title: “Development of a Precise Transformation Reaction of Gold Superatoms by Hydride Doping: Chemical Modification of Surface ”

Professor Tetsuya Kambe (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Presentation Title: “Superatom Synthesis from Typical Elements Using Dendrimer Templates”

Both winners received a Royal Society of Chemistry book voucher as well as an invitation to join the Royal Society of Chemistry as Members.

from left; Professor Tatsuya Tsukuda (University of Tokyo, President of the Society of Nano Science and Technology), Professor Shinjiro Takano, Professor Tetsuya Kambe, Dr Hiromitsu Urakami (Royal Society of Chemistry).

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Nano Korea 2019

The 17th International Nanotech Symposium & Exhibition

Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances are delighted to support the Nano Korea 2019 symposium which takes place from 2-5 July 2019!

Meet the Editor: Professor Dong Ha Kim, Associate Editor of Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, will be attending Nano Korea 2019.

At Korea’s largest nanoscience and nanotechnology conference, internationally known experts, including industry leaders, will join the four day conference to discuss the most critical technological advances and innovations in the field. The first day of the meeting offers a variety of tutorial sessions followed by talks and poster presentations throughout the rest of the meeting.

Topics

The conference programme incorporates symposia covering a broad range of subjects in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, which creates an excellent platform to academia and industry delegates to build up national and international collaborative networks, exchange experiences and benefit from peer support.

The conference topics will include:

  • Nanoelectronic devices

  • 1D & 2D Nanomaterials

  • Hybrid Nano Structural Materials

  • Nanobiotechnology

  • Nanotechnology for Energy & Environment

  • Computational Nano Science & Technology for Nanomaterials

… and many others. Find an overview here.

Key Dates

Pre-Registration due 31st May 2019

Full Paper Submission due 19th July 2019

More information available on the conference website: http://sympo.nanokorea.or.kr/2019/eng/main/

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Nanoscale Horizons most popular articles published in 2018

We wanted to share with you some of the most popular articles published in Nanoscale Horizons from last year. These articles are some of the most highly cited, most read, or most highly shared articles published in 2018.

 

Our community have published some fantastic research in Nanoscale Horizons during 2018 and we wanted to make it even easier for you to find the best articles.

 

Nanoscale Horizons most popular articles, 2018

 

Here are just a few picks from the collection. We hope you enjoy them.

 

Reviews

Review on nanoscale Bi-based photocatalysts

Rongan He, Difa Xu, Bei Cheng, Jiaguo Yu and Wingkei Ho

Nanoscale Horiz., 2018, 3, 464-504

 

Group 6 transition metal dichalcogenide nanomaterials: synthesis, applications and future perspectives

Morasae Samadi, Navid Sarikhani, Mohammad Zirak, Hua Zhang, Hao-Li Zhang and Alireza Z. Moshfegh

Nanoscale Horiz., 2018, 3, 90-204

 

Communications

Nanoscale membrane architecture of healthy and pathological red blood cells

Andra C. Dumitru, Mégane A. Poncin, Louise Conrard, Yves F. Dufrêne, Donatienne Tyteca and David Alsteens

Nanoscale Horiz., 2018, 3, 293-304

 

MBene (MnB): a new type of 2D metallic ferromagnet with high Curie temperature

Zhou Jiang, Peng Wang, Xue Jiang and Jijun Zhao

Nanoscale Horiz., 2018, 3, 335-341

 

A tumor treatment strategy based on biodegradable BSA@ZIF-8 for simultaneously ablating tumors and inhibiting infection

Qiong Wu, Mei Li, Longfei Tan, Jie Yu, Zengzhen Chen, Liuhui Su, Xiangling Ren, Changhui Fu, Jun Ren, Laifeng Li, Feng Cao, Ping Liang, Yu Zhang and Xianwei Meng

Nanoscale Horiz., 2018, 3, 606-615

 

For more articles, see the full collection here.

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Welcome Yves Dufrene and Anna Fontcuberta i Morral – New Scientific Editors

We are delighted to welcome two new Scientific Editors to the journal: Yves Dufrêne from Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and Anna Fontcuberta i Morral from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

Yves Dufrêne

Yves Dufrêne

Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Professor Yves Dufrêne is a Research Director of the National Fund for Scientific Research and a Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium. He obtained his Bioengineering degree and Ph.D at UCL, and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Naval Research Laboratory, USA, before returning to UCL. He is interested in nanobioscience and nanobiotechnology, specifically in the development and use of advanced nanoscale techniques for analysing biological systems. His research focuses on studying the nanoscale surface architecture, biophysical properties and molecular interactions of living cells – particularly microbial pathogens – using atomic force microscopy (AFM). The goals are to further understand key cellular functions, like cell adhesion, and to contribute to the development of nanoscopy techniques for the life sciences. He is also an Associate Editor for our sister journals Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances.

 

 

Recent articles:

Nanoscale antiadhesion properties of sophorolipid-coated surfaces against pathogenic bacteria, Nanoscale Horiz., 2019, Advance Article

Nanoscale membrane architecture of healthy and pathological red blood cells, Nanoscale Horiz., 2018, 3, 293-304

Forces between Staphylococcus aureus and human skin, Nanoscale Horiz., 2016, 1, 298-303

 

Anna Fontcuberta i Morral

Anna Fontcuberta i Morral

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Anna is an Associate Professor at the Institut des Matériaux, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Anna received her BA in Physics from the Universitat de Barcelona and went on to receive her PhD in Materials Science from École Polytechnique in France working with Pere Roca i Cabarrocas. She then moved to work with Harry Atwater at Caltech as a postdoctoral fellow, where she also co-founded the company Aonex Technologies. She was also a group leader in the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technical University of Munich. Anna joined the faculty at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 2008. Her research activities are centered on the materials science and engineering of semiconductor nanostructures, specifically nanowires.

 

 

 

Recent articles:

Optimizing the yield of A-polar GaAs nanowires to achieve defect-free zinc blende structure and enhanced optical functionality, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 17080-17091

Photophysics behind highly luminescent two-dimensional hybrid perovskite (CH3(CH2)2NH3)2(CH3NH3)2Pb3Br10 thin films, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 6216-6221

Towards higher electron mobility in modulation doped GaAs/AlGaAs core shell nanowires, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 7839-7846

 

 

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Horizons Community Board Collection – Nanobiomedicine

New in 2019, we are delighted to announce a series of post-publication online article collections, led by our Community Board members across both Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons.

 

The Community Boards that support both Horizons journals aim to provide a platform for early career researchers to share their experiences and ideas on scientific publishing. Working together and sharing their unique expertise, our Community Board members have recommended several key topics where significant, rapid progress has been made in the last 2 years. They have selected top articles published in the Horizons journals to showcase the most important advances in each topic area.

 

Nanobiomedicine

To kick things off, Chandra Kumar Dixit and Christopher M. Proctor present the first Horizons Community Board Collection:

 

Horizons Community Board Collection – Nanobiomedicine

 

“Advancements in nanotechnology are impacting biology and medicine. In this themed collection, we are compiling some noteworthy articles in the areas related to targeted delivery, vaccines, diagnostics, wound healing, and self-healing scaffolds & materials. Theranostics, which is a new branch specifically dealing with point-of-care, involves diagnostics and therapy in a single agent. Carbon-based materials are proving to be effective agents in this quest, as indicated by Kapil Patel et al. in their research published in Materials Horizons (DOI: 10.1039/C8MH00966J). Anand et al. (DOI: 10.1039/C8NH00174J) emphasized in their review article the potential of carbon-based nanomaterials as antimicrobial agents. Scaffolds and matrices based on nanomaterials, as illustrated through the research works of Yu et al. (DOI: 10.1039/C8MH00647D), Singh et al. (DOI: 10.1039/C8MH01298A), Ooi (DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00373K), and Liu (DOI: 10.1039/C8MH00704G) have shown tremendous potential in surgery, wound healing, controlled release skin patches, etc. Given how all of these materials show potential in their respective fields, it will be important to see how these will shape the future of biomedicine. We hope that the readers find this themed collection informative and useful.”

Chandra Kumar Dixit and Christopher M. Proctor

 

Guest Editors

Chandra Kumar Dixit

Nanoscale Horizons Community Board Member, Chandra Kumar Dixit is a Scientist at Qiagen Sciences working in the areas of IVD and nanodiagnostics. He received a BSc degree in Biology from Bundelkhand University, an MSc degree in Biotechnology from CCS University and was awarded a PhD in Biotechnology from Dublin City University in 2012. His postdoctoral training spanned from Dublin City University, Ireland, Technion IIT, Israel, and University of Connecticut, USA, in areas of microfluidic tools, glycobiology, cell biology, disease diagnosis, electrochemistry, prostate cancer, 3D-printed tools for fluidic devices, and novel nanomaterials. He has published over 40 international research papers including reviews, books, and book chapters in the areas of biosensors, conventional and 3D-printed microfluidics, and disease diagnostics, and has won several international fellowships including the Marie-Curie grant.

 

 

 

 

Christopher M. Proctor

Materials Horizons Community Board member Christopher M. Proctor received a BSc in Interdisciplinary Physics from the University of Michigan in 2008. Following two years as a general scientist at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, he earned a PhD in Materials from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he investigated loss mechanisms in organic photovoltaics (2015). Subsequently, Chris was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from Whitaker International to develop implantable bioelectronic devices for treating neurological disorders at the Ecole des Mines de St Etienne. He is now a Research Associate and Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellow at the University of Cambridge where his research is focused on engineering devices and developing materials to enable a seamless connection between electronics and living tissue for applications including epilepsy, cancer and pain management.

 

 

 

We hope you enjoy reading this collection.

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Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale Horizons in 2018

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We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale Horizons in 2018, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

A message from Professor Harold Craighead, Editorial Board Chair:

I am pleased that Nanoscale Horizons is able to recognize the Outstanding Reviewers for 2018. The quality and impact of our journal depends on the quality and timeliness of reviews. Active researchers have many demands on their time, and providing thoughtful reviews of the work of peers is a significant contribution to the readers of the journal and the scientific community. I want to add my thanks to these outstanding reviewers and also thank all of those who have done reviewed manuscripts for Nanoscale Horizons.

Dr Annette Andrieu-Brunsen, Technical University at Darmstadt, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3850-3047
Professor Katsuhiko Ariga, National Institute for Materials Science, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2445-2955
Professor Dhiraj Bhatia, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1478-6417
Professor Jonas Croissant, University of New Mexico, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0489-9829
Dr Renren Deng, Zhejiang University, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8213-6304
Professor Ali Eftekhari, Electrochemical Research Center, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3568-4812
Dr Wee-Jun Ong, Xiamen University, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5124-1934
Professor V. Prasad Shastri, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5125-9678
Dr Mark Swihart, University at Buffalo, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9652-687X
Professor Jianfang Wang, City University of Hong Kong, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2467-8751

 

We would also like to thank the Nanoscale Horizons board and the nanoscience community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

 

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre.

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