RSC Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Group Annual Symposium 2018: Nanotechnology for Energy and Environment

Chemical Science, Nanoscale and Nanoscale Horizons are delighted to sponsor the RSC Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (RSC-CNN) Group Annual Symposium 2018, taking place on 6 – 7 September 2018 in London, UK. This event on nanotechnology for energy and environment is organised by the RSC-CNN Group and chaired by Professor Junwan Tang (UCL) and Professor Radim Beranek (Ulm University).

The symposium covers recent developments in fundamental studies, novel material development and reactor engineering in the field, and aims to provide a forum for researchers to exchange ideas as well as discuss recent advances and challenges. A program consisting of international experts in the field will cover topics from thermal catalysis to water splitting.

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this exciting symposium – find out more and register here!

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IEEE Nano 2018

IEEE-NANO is the flagship IEEE Nanotechnology conference, which has been a successful annual conference since 2001. The conference scope spans both nanoscience and nanotechnology, including:

  • Developing new nanomaterials or manipulating matter at nanometre length scale
  • Studying the fundamental physical, chemical or biological properties of these nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • Manipulating and optimizing nanomaterials and nanostructures to create  new nanosensors, nanoactuators and nanoelectronic/nanophotonic devices.

The thematic focus for IEEE NANO 2018 is Nano-Enabled Smart Things: new materials, devices and systems that can benefit humanity through applications in communications, energy, healthcare, food and environment.  The conference themes will encompass experimental contributions as well as modelling and simulation.

Confirmed plenary speakers include:

  • Professor John A. Rogers (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Professor Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain)
  • Professor Malini Olivo (A*STAR, Singapore)
  • Professor Rong Chen (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Professor Debdepp Jena (Cornell University, USA)
  • Professor Gary Rubloff (University of Maryland, USA)

Visit the conference website for further details http://ieeenano18.org/

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QD2018 The Tenth International Conference on Quantum Dots

QD2018 is the Tenth International Conference on Quantum Dots, the leading conference on quantum dot research and it will be held in Toronto, Canada from 25-29 June 2018. QD2018 will gather 500 of the world’s leading quantum dot researchers from epitaxial, colloidal, and lateral quantum dot communities.

Topics will include:

  • Fundamentals – Quantum Dot Theory, Quantum Dot Spin, Analytical Techniques, Quantum Optics and Magneto-Optics, Quantum Dot Coherence, Exciton/Charge Carrier Dynamics.
  • Materials – Hybrid Quantum Dot Systems, Material Growth and Fabrication Techniques, Emerging Materials and Synthesis, Nanoplatelets and Superstructures.
  • Applications – Energy Harvesting, Sensors and Detectors, Light Emission, Quantum Information Technology and Quantum Computing, Bio Applications.

And the list of confirmed speakers so far is below:

Plenary Speakers

  • Dmitri Talapin (University of Chicago)
  • Xiaoyang Zhu (Columbia University)
  • Manfred Bayer (Dortmund University)
  • Yasuhiko Arakawa (University of Tokyo)
  • Victor I. Klimov (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Invited Speakers

  • Akira Oiwa (Osaka University)
  • Sohee Jeong (Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials)
  • Maurice Skolnick (University of Sheffield)
  • Zeger Hens (University of Ghent)
  • Liberato Manna (Italian Institute of Technology)
  • Jacek Kasprzak (CNRS France)
  • Horst Weller (University of Hamburg)
  • David J. Norris (ETH Zurich)
  • Eva Monroy (CEA Grenoble)
  • Edo Waks (University of Maryland)
  • Maksym Kovalenko (ETH Zurich)
  • Emily Weiss (Northwestern)
  • Osman Bakr (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
  • Hunter McDaniel (UbiQD)
  • Hilmi Volkan Demir (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Cherie Kagan (University of Pennsylvania)
  • John Rarity (University of Bristol)
  • Armando Rastelli (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
  • Jelena Vuckovic (Stanford University)
  • Jason Petta (Princeton University)
  • Vladimir Bulovic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Patanjali Kambhampati (McGill University)
  • Eunjoo Jang (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology)
  • Gerasimos Konstantatos (ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences)

Materials Horizons, Nanoscale Horizons, and Nanoscale are delighted to provide support for QD2018. Visit the conference website for full information about how to register.

 

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Editor’s Choice: Perovskite Nanomaterials and Devices – Professor Zhiqun Lin

Advisory Board member, Professor Zhiqun Lin, presents an online collection featuring some of our best recent articles on perovskite nanomaterials and devices, published in Nanoscale by world-leading researchers.

 

The past several years have been witness to an unprecedented advance in perovskite-based materials and devices. This new class of materials possess a set of superior optoelectronic properties, including tuneable direct band gaps, large absorption coefficient, high ambipolar mobility, long carrier diffusion lengths, small exciton binding energy, and high defect tolerance. In this context, it is pertinent to compile this themed issue centring on recent rapid development in the field of perovskite-based materials and devices for the solar energy conversion research community. To this end, we have collected an array of high-quality research articles and reviews recently published in Nanoscale. We hope that the readers find this themed collection informative and useful.

 

 

Read the collection here*

 

*All articles in this collection are free to access until the end of 2018.

 

Here’s a taste of what the collection has to offer:

Pramod S. Patil et al. 2018, 10, 4987-5034.
Zhiwen Jin and Shengzhong (Frank) Liu et al. 2017, 9, 6278-6285.
Yu Zhang and William W. Yu et al. 2018, 10, 4173-4178.
Jihoon Choi et al. 2018, 10, 1885-1891.

Nanoscale has established itself as a platform for high-quality, cross-community research that bridges the various disciplines involved with nanoscience and nanotechnology. Nanoscale‘s broad scope provides a rounded view of innovation in nano research, bridging the various disciplines involved with nanoscience and nanotechnology, and with an impact factor of 7.367*, we are proud to be the largest high impact journal in nanoscience.

Get in touch nanoscale-rsc@rsc.org or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

With regards,

Zhiqun Lin

Advisory Board, Nanoscale

Jeanne Andres

Managing Editor, Nanoscale

 

 

 

 

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Graphene 2018

The 8th edition of Graphene Conference series, the largest European Event in Graphene and 2D Materials, will be organized in Dresden (Germany) from the 26 – 29 of June 2018. Over the past 7 editions, the Graphene Conference has strengthened its position as the main meeting point of the Graphene community worldwide.

 

Topics include, but are not limited to :

  • Chemistry of 2D materials
  • Composites for Energy applications
  • Devices for Electronic Applications (flexible displays, high frequency devices, sensors, etc..)
  • Growth, synthesis techniques and integration methods
  • Health and Medical Applications
  • Photonics and Plasmonics
  • Quantum transport , magnetism and spintronics
  • Spectroscopies (Optics, Raman, EELS) and microscopies (HRTEM, STM, AFM)
  • Theory and Simulation

A fantastic line-up of speakers is confirmed, including plenary lectures from Professor Albert Fert and Professor Philip Kim. Visit the website for a full list of plenary, keynote, and invited speakers.

In this edition, the Graphene 2018 organisers (in collaboration with several institutions and companies) will offer awards to the best posters and oral presentations. Nanoscale and Journal of Materials Chemistry C are delighted to contribute RSC book vouchers to these awards. Only PhD students will be eligible to receive awards. Please visit the conference website for further details.

Abstract submission for posters finishes 18 May 2018 so don’t miss out on the chance to present your excellent graphene work!

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Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale in 2017, 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.

Professor Xueyuan Chen, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ORCID: 0000-0003-0493-839X
Dr Hong Jin Fan, Nanyang Technological University, ORCID:  0000-0003-1237-4555
Professor Zhanjun Gu, Institute of High Energy Physics, ORCID: 0000-0003-3717-2423
Professor Hong Liu, Shandong University, ORCID:  0000-0002-4110-6333
Professor Jang Ung Park, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, ORCID: 0000-0003-1522-4958
Dr Yarjan Samad, University of Cambridge
Dr Yuxin Tang, Nanyang Technological University, ORCID: 0000-0001-9348-323X
Professor Yusuke Yamauchi, University of Queensland, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
Professor Yuchao Yang, Peking University, ORCID: 0000-0003-4674-4059
Dr Xiaojian Zhu, University of Michigan

We would also like to thank the Nanoscale board and the nanoscience and nanotechnology 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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Have you read our most popular Nanoscale articles from 2017?

With 2018 now well underway, we thought to look back and share with you a selection of our most popular articles from 2017. These articles high quality research across nanoscience and nanotechnology, and are all free to access online until the end of March.*

 

Nanoscale Horizons publishes experimental and theoretical work of high quality with a significant general interest to the journal’s wide readership across the breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

 

Sign up now to get updates on all articles as they are published on Twitter, Facebook, and our e-alerts.


Reviews

Recent progress in van der Waals heterojunctions

Wanshun Xia, Liping Dai, Peng Yu, Xin Tong, Wenping Song, Guojun Zhang and Zhiming Wang

DOI: 10.1039/C7NR00844A, Review Article

 

Recent progress in cellulose nanocrystals: sources and production

Djalal Trache, M. Hazwan Hussin, M. K. Mohamad Haafiz and Vijay Kumar Thakur

DOI: 10.1039/C6NR09494E, Review Article

 

Biomimetic polymeric superhydrophobic surfaces and nanostructures: from fabrication to applications

Gang Wen, ZhiGuang Guo and Weimin Liu

DOI: 10.1039/C7NR00096K, Review Article

 

Nanostructured materials on 3D nickel foam as electrocatalysts for water splitting

Nitin K. Chaudhari, Haneul Jin, Byeongyoon Kimc and Kwangyeol Lee

DOI: 10.1039/C7NR04187J, Review Article

 


Paper

Excitation wavelength independent visible color emission of carbon dots

Hua Wang, Chun Sun, Xingru Chen, Yu Zhang, Vicki L. Colvin, Quinton Rice, Jaetae Seo, Shengyu Feng, Shengnian Wang and William W. Yu

DOI: 10.1039/C6NR09200D, Paper

 

Color-stable water-dispersed cesium lead halide perovskite nanocrystals

Leyre Gomez, Chris de Weerd, Jose L. Hueso and Tom Gregorkiewicz

DOI: 10.1039/C6NR08892A, Paper

 

In situ cathodic activation of V-incorporated NixSy nanowires for enhanced hydrogen evolution

Xiao Shang, Kai-Li Yan, Yi Rao, Bin Dong, Jing-Qi Chi, Yan-Ru Liu, Xiao Li, Yong-Ming Chai and Chen-Guang Liu

DOI: 10.1039/C7NR02867A, Paper

 

Thickness-dependent Schottky barrier height of MoS2 field-effect transistors

Junyoung Kwon, Jong-Young Lee, Young-Jun Yu, Chul-Ho Lee, Xu Cui, James Honed and Gwan-Hyoung Lee

DOI: 10.1039/C7NR01501A, Paper

 

Complete ultrafast charge carrier dynamics in photo-excited all-inorganic perovskite nanocrystals (CsPbX3)

Navendu Mondal and Anunay Samanta

DOI: 10.1039/C6NR09422H, Paper

 

Exosome-like silica nanoparticles: a novel ultrasound contrast agent for stem cell imaging

Fang Chen, Ming Ma, Junxin Wang, Fang Wang, Shi-Xiong Chern, Eric Ruike Zhao, Anamik Jhunjhunwala, Sean Darmadi, Hangrong Chen and Jesse V. Jokerst

DOI: 10.1039/C6NR08177K, Paper

 


We hope you enjoy reading these articles!

 

*Access to articles through login via your free Royal Society of Chemistry publishing personal account

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Meet our new Associate Editors

We are delighted to welcome five new Associate Editors for Nanoscale!

Quan Li

 

Quan Li is Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong. She obtained her B.S. in Chemistry from Beijing University, China in 1997 and then her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University, USA, in 2001. Her research interests focus on functional materials and structures for energy and biomedical applications, as well as quantum sensing. In particular, developing energy storage materials such as electrode materials/architectures for Li- and Na- ion batteries. In investigating nano-bio interfaces, her group works on manipulating the interplay of nanoparticles of biological systems, and nanoparticles for vaccination applications. Her work of quantum sensing focus on sensor development and application in condense matter physics and biomedicine.

 

Paolo Samori

 

Paolo Samorì is Distinguished Professor at the Université de Strasbourg (UNISTRA), Director of the Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS) and Director of the Nanochemistry Laboratory. He is also Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC), Member of the Academia Europaea and Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF). He obtained a Laurea in Industrial Chemistry at University of Bologna in 1995. In 2000 he received his PhD in Chemistry from the Humboldt University of Berlin. He has been awarded various prizes, including the Spanish-French “Catalán-Sabatier” Prize (2017) and the German-French “Georg Wittig – Victor Grignard” Prize (2017). He has published over 270 papers in the areas of nanoscience/nanotechnology and materials sciences with a specific focus on graphene and other 2D materials and self-assembled nanostructures, and more generally on (multi)functional nanomaterials for applications in opto-electronics, energy and sensing. He is also expert on hierarchical self-assembly of hybrid systems and on the use of scanning probe microscopies to unravel structures and dynamics of molecules at surfaces and interfaces.

 

Elena Shevchenko

 

Elena Shevchenko received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from the Belorussian State University in 1998 and PhD from the University of Hamburg in 2003. From 2003 to 2005, she was a joint postdoctoral fellow between Columbia University and the T. J. Watson Research Center. In 2005 she became a staff scientist at the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Since 2007, she has been a staff scientist at the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory. Her work has been recognized by Technology Review 35, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40. Research in Elena’s group focuses on the understanding of the mechanism of nucleation and growth of nanomaterials using in-situ techniques, exploring the structure-property correlation at the nanoscale, nanoparticle self-assembly and design of nanoscale functional materials for application in energy storage and energy conversion.

 

Lingdong Sun

 

Lingdong Sun is Professor at State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, Peking University, China. She obtained her PhD from Changchun Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 1996 before completing a post-doctoral research fellowship at Peking University in 1998. She has been a JSPS Senior Visiting Scholar at Keio University, Japan, since 2001. Her research is directed towards outstanding phenomena related with nanostructures including, excitonic transition and localized plasmonic properties of semiconductor nanocrystals; luminescent rare earth nanomaterials, bio-detection and imaging; materials chemistry in preparation and integration of individual nanostructures into functional assemblies.

 

Benjamin Wiley

 

Benjamin J. Wiley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Duke University. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2003, and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2007. From 2007-2009, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. Prof. Wiley is the recipient of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, the CAREER award from the Nation Science Foundation, the Beilby Metal from the Royal Society of Chemistry, and has been recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters, His current research focuses on sustainable, economical synthesis of nanostructures, understanding the processes that drive anisotropic growth of nanostructures, and understanding the structure-property relationship of nanostructures and nanostructured-composites for applications in optics, electronics, medicine, and electrochemistry.

 

 

 

All of our new Associate Editors are now handling papers for the journal, so we welcome you to submit to their Editor Centres if you feel that your manuscript fits with their area of expertise.

To read more exciting research articles visit our Nanoscale website and our blog. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Congratulations to our Highly Cited Nanoscale community!

We are delighted to have many world-leading researchers in our community, helping to guide Nanoscale Horizons and Nanoscale as high impact journals publishing first reports of exceptional significance and high quality research respectively across nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Many of our Board members and authors have been recognized in Clarivate Analytics’ recently published 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list!

Congratulations from the Nanoscale Horizons and Nanoscale teams to…

…Editorial Board members

…and Advisory Board members

  • Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University, USA
  • Rodney Ruoff, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Hua Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Zhenan Bao, Stanford University, USA
  • Yunqi Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Click on their names to check out some of their published work in Nanoscale.

If you think you might have some work that represents a brand new concept of exceptional significance then get in touch on nanoscalehorizons-rsc@rsc.org.

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Material containing perfectly planar octacoordinate titanium predicted

Article written by Jennifer Newton

Titanium falls flat in an eight-membered boron ring

Source: Royal Society of Chemistry
(a) Top and (b) side views of the ball and stick model of the predicted 2D TiB4 monolayer. Titanium and boron atoms are denoted by grey and pink spheres, respectively. The black square marks a unit cell

Researchers in China and the US have predicted the first two-dimensional material to contain completely planar octacoordinate transition metal atoms – TiB4. If scientists can make it, the monolayer would contain edge-sharing wheels of eight-membered boron rings with a central titanium atom.

To read the full article visit Chemistry World.

Two-dimensional TiB4 Monolayer Exhibits Planar Octacoordinate Ti
Xin Qu, Jian Lv, Yanchao Wang, Jinghai Yang, Zhongfang Chen and Yanming Ma
Nanoscale, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7NR05688E

 

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