Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances Editorial Board Update

We have several exciting new appointments to our Editorial Board that we would like to share with you.

Co-Editor-in-Chief

First, we are delighted to announce that Professor Dirk Guldi (Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany) has been appointed as the Co-Editor-in-chief of Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

He will provide hands-on support and guidance to the Editorial Board and team, working alongside with and assisting the Editor-in-chief in the promotion and development of both journals.

Having previously served as Chair of the Chemical Society Reviews Editorial Board, Dirk is experienced in leading and guiding an editorial team, and with his close involvement and familiarity with Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, as well as being a Scientific Editor for Nanoscale Horizons, he also holds a unique and valuable editorial perspective over the entire nanoscale journal family.

Check out some of Dirk’s recent work:

Interfacing porphyrins and carbon nanotubes through mechanical links, Chemical Science, 2018, Advance Article

Improving charge injection and charge transport in CuO-based p-type DSSCs – a quick and simple precipitation method for small CuO nanoparticles, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2018, 6, 5176-5180

Tuning pentacene based dye-sensitized solar cells, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 8515-8525

 

New Associate Editors

Two new Associate Editors have joined the Nanoscale team!

Qing Dai received PhD degree in Nanophotonics at the Department of Engineering from University of Cambridge, after obtained MEng degree on Electronic & Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London. Following postdoctoral appointments at Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) at University of Cambridge, he joined the faculty of National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST, located in Beijing) in 2012. Now he is a professor at NCNST and serving as the director of Division of Nanophotonics.

His research interests include low dimensional nanomaterials, plasmonics, nearfield optical characterization and ultrafast electron emissions.

Check out some of his recent work:

Higher order Fano graphene metamaterials for nanoscale optical sensingNanoscale, 2017, 9, 14998-15004

High performance boronic acid-containing hydrogel for biocompatible continuous glucose monitoringRSC Advances, 2017, 7, 41384-41390

Study of graphene plasmons in graphene–MoS2 heterostructures for optoelectronic integrated devicesNanoscale, 2017, 9, 208-215

 

Liberato Manna received his M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Bari (Italy) in 1996 and his Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences from the same university in 2001. During his Ph.D. and later as a postdoctoral fellow, he worked at the University of California Berkeley (U.S.A.). In 2003, he moved back to Italy as staff scientist at the National Nanotechnology Lab of CNR-INFM in Lecce (Italy) where he later became responsible for the Nanochemistry Division in 2006. In April 2009, he moved to the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genova as head of the Nanochemistry Department. Since 2015 he is Deputy Director of IIT for the materials and nanotechnology programs.

His areas of expertise include; functional inorganic materials and devices, functional nanostructured materials, and surfaces, interfaces, and applications.

Check out some of his recent work:

Selective antimony reduction initiating the nucleation and growth of InSb quantum dotsNanoscale, 2018, 10, 11110-11116

Generating plasmonic heterostructures by cation exchange and redox reactions of covellite CuS nanocrystals with Au3+ ionsNanoscale, 2018, 10, 2781-2789

Manipulating the morphology of the nano oxide domain in AuCu–iron oxide dumbbell-like nanocomposites as a tool to modify magnetic propertiesRSC Advances, 2018, 8, 22411-22421

 

Finally, you may have seen that the 2017 Impact Factor for Nanoscale has been revealed as 7.233*. We are very happy to see the continued support from our community and thank you for publishing your high quality nanoscience work with us.

*2017 Journal Citation Reports, Clarivate Analytics June 2018.

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Highlights from Nanoscale so far in 2018

 

We are delighted to see the support from the community as you continue to contribute outstanding articles showcasing high quality, cross-community research that bridges the various disciplines involved with nanoscience and nanotechnology. A testament to the journal success is our latest Impact Factor 7.233*.

To celebrate the nanoscience community’s excellent work, we have picked out some content highlights for 2018 so far, which we would like to share with you. All articles are free to access until the end of July** – we hope you enjoy reading them.

Reviews

Predicting the impact of structural diversity on the performance of nanodiamond drug carriers

A. S. Barnard

Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 8893-8910

 

Recent advances in the nanoengineering of electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction

Fengwang Li, Douglas R. MacFarlane and Jie Zhang

Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 6235-6260

 

Communications

Spin-state dependent conductance switching in single molecule-graphene junctions

Enrique Burzurí, Amador García-Fuente, Victor García-Suárez, Kuppusamy Senthil Kumar, Mario Ruben, Jaime Ferrer and Herre S. J. van der Zant

Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 7905-7911

 

A photonic sintering derived Ag flake/nanoparticle-based highly sensitive stretchable strain sensor for human motion monitoring

Inhyuk Kim, Kyoohee Woo, Zhaoyang Zhong, Pyungsam Ko, Yunseok Jang, Minhun Jung, Jeongdai Jo, Sin Kwon, Seung-Hyun Lee, Sungwon Lee, Hongseok Youn and Jooho Moon

Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 7890-7897

 

Papers

3D interconnected porous carbon nanosheets/carbon nanotubes as a polysulfide reservoir for high performance lithium–sulfur batteries

Wu Yang, Wang Yang, Ailing Song, Gang Sun and Guangjie Shao

Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 816-824

 

Upconverting nanocomposites with combined photothermal and photodynamic effects

Yue Huang, Artiom Skripka, Lucía Labrador-Páez, Francisco Sanz-Rodríguez, Patricia Haro-González, Daniel Jaque, Federico Rosei and Fiorenzo Vetrone

Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 791-799

 

Large diffusion anisotropy and orientation sorting of phosphorene nanoflakes under a temperature gradient

Yuan Cheng, Gang Zhang, Yingyan Zhang, Tienchong Chang, Qing-Xiang Pei, Yongqing Cai and Yong-Wei Zhang

Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 1660-1666

 

Nanoscale has established itself as a platform for high quality, cross-community research that bridges the various disciplines involved with nanoscience and nanotechnology, publishing important research from leading international research groups.

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* 2017 Journal Citation Reports, Clarivate Analytics June 2018.

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

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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!

 

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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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