Editor’s Choice: Thermoelectric nanostructures

Thermoelectric nanostructures

A collection of articles selected by Jin Zou

Professor Jin Zou, University of Queensland, Australia and Associate Editor for Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, presents an online article collection featuring his highlights of the latest research published in the journals on thermoelectric nanostructures.

 

Professor Jin Zou“The development of thermoelectric materials has been considered as a key sustainable solution in dealing with the global energy dilemma by harvesting electricity from waste heat. Nanostructuring is a critical approach to enhance thermoelectric properties and coupled with other strategies, the development of thermoelectric nanostructures has been an active research discipline in exploring high-performance energy materials.

 

In this online collection, we have selected an array of thermoelectric nanomaterials related research articles and reviews recently published in Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, providing informative examples on the design and realization of thermoelectric materials with improved performance through theoretical modelling and/or experiments. In these articles, rich strategies have been demonstrated or proposed to enhance thermoelectric performance. Detailed correlations between observed properties with determined structural and chemical characteristics of thermoelectric materials allow the fundamental understanding of the nature of these materials, which, we hope, may inspire our readers in our wider nanocommunity.”

 

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We hope you enjoy reading these articles.

Best wishes,

Professor Jin Zou

University of Queensland, Australia

 

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Themed collection: Advances in plasmonics and its applications

Advances in plasmonics and its applications

Guest edited by Xing Yi Ling, Ramón Álvarez-Puebla and Jian-Feng Li

 

Professor Xing Yi Ling, Professor Ramón Álvarez-Puebla and Professor Jian-Feng LiWe are delighted to introduce a new themed online collection on the recent advances in plasmonics. This collection is dedicated to the integration of experimental and in silico studies for the advances in plasmonics and for innovative development of efficient plasmonic-based applications in a variety of different fields.

 

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Here is a selection of articles from this collection. All articles are free to access until the end of May 2021.*

 

Self-assembly of colloidal nanoparticles into 2D arrays at water–oil interfaces: rational construction of stable SERS substrates with accessible enhancing surfaces and tailored plasmonic response

Ziwei Ye, Chunchun Li, Qinglu Chen, Yikai Xu and Steven E. J. Bell

Nanoscale, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR08803J

 

Electrochemical coating of different conductive polymers on diverse plasmonic metal nanocrystals

Wenzheng Lu, Tsz Him Chow, Yao Lu and Jianfang Wang

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR05715K

 

Addressing molecular optomechanical effects in nanocavity-enhanced Raman scattering beyond the single plasmonic mode

Yuan Zhang, Ruben Esteban, Roberto A. Boto, Mattin Urbieta, Xabier Arrieta, ChongXin Shan, Shuzhou Li, Jeremy J. Baumberg and Javier Aizpurua

Nanoscale, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR06649D

 

Microporous silica membranes promote plasmonic nanoparticle stability for SERS detection of uranyl

Hoa T. Phan, Shenghao Geng and Amanda J. Haes

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR06296K

 

 

We hope you enjoy reading this collection.

 

 

* Free access to articles via your free Royal Society of Chemistry publishing personal account

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Editor’s Choice: Single-atom and nanocluster catalysis

Single-atom and nanocluster catalysis

A collection of articles selected by Manzhou Zhu

Professor Manzhou Zhu, Anhui University, China and Associate Editor for Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, presents an online article collection featuring his highlights of the latest research published in the journals on single-atom and nanocluster catalysis.

Professor Manzhou Zhu

 

“Owing to their atomically precise structures and highly specific surface areas, continuing research on single-atom and nanocluster-based catalysts has been performed. This online themed collection focuses on single-atom and nanocluster catalysis, which is of major significance in elucidating the catalytic mechanisms as well as investigating new types of high-efficiency catalysts. We hope that the readers find this themed collection informative and useful.”

 

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We hope you enjoy reading these articles.

Best wishes,

Professor Manzhou Zhu

Anhui University, China

 

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Introducing the new Nanoscale Advances “Welcome to the community” article collection

This month we are celebrating authors who chose Nanoscale Advances as the destination for their research in 2020.  The “Welcome to the community” collection highlights authors who published with the RSC for the first time, and joined the Nanoscale Advances community.  We look forward to seeing the new research these authors will publish with the RSC in the months and years to come.

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Review

Single-nanostructure bandgap engineering enabled by magnetic-pulling thermal evaporation growth
Jinyou Xu, Xingyu Wang and Richard Nötzel
Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 4305-4322
DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00595A

 

Communication

Quenching of nonlinear photoacoustic signal generation in gold nanoparticles through coating
Genny A. Pang, Christoph Haisch and Jan Laufer
Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 2699-2704
DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00205D

 

Paper

Evaluating the chemical exfoliation of lithium cobalt oxide using UV-Vis spectroscopy
Kevin Pachuta, Emily Pentzer and Alp Sehirlioglu
Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 5362-5374
DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00755B

 

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Nanoscale Advances ‘Popular Advances’ collection

‘Popular Advances’ collection – March additions

The new Nanoscale Advances ‘Popular Advances’ collection recognises the most well received papers published in the journal so far.  New papers are added monthly, and we will keep you up to date here with new additions each month.

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March highlights

 

Review

Progress in polymers and polymer composites used as efficient materials for EMI shielding

Ján Kruželák, Andrea Kvasničáková, Klaudia Hložeková and Ivan Hudec

Nanoscale Adv., 2021, 3, 123-172

DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00760A

 

Mini review

Peptide-based nanomaterials for gene therapy

Wei Zhang, Qing Chen, Feng Wu, Jun Dai, Defang Ding, Jun Wu, Xiaoding Lou and Fan Xia

Nanoscale Adv., 2021, 3, 302-310

DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00899K

 

Paper

Synthesis of high quality 2D carbide MXene flakes using a highly purified MAX precursor for ink applications

Shi-Hyun Seok, Seungjun Choo, Jinsung Kwak, Hyejin Ju, Ju-Hyoung Han, Woo-Seok Kang, Joonsik Lee, Se-Yang Kim, Do Hee Lee, Jungsoo Lee, Jaewon Wang, Seunguk Song, Wook Jo, Byung Mun Jung, Han Gi Chae, Jae Sung Son and Soon-Yong Kwon

Nanoscale Adv., 2021, 3, 517-527

DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00398K


February highlights

 

Review

Synthesis, characterisation and applications of core–shell carbon–hexagonal boron nitride nanotubes

Ruth Sang Jones, Barbara Maciejewska and Nicole Grobert

Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 4996-5014

DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00583E

 

Communication

Core@shell Sb@Sb2O3 nanoparticles anchored on 3D nitrogen-doped carbon nanosheets as advanced anode materials for Li-ion batteries

Xian Chen, Liang Wang, Feng Ma, Tanyuan Wang, Jiantao Han, Yunhui Huang and Qing Li

Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 5578-5583

DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00711K

 

Communication

High power Na3V2(PO4)3 symmetric full cell for sodium-ion batteries

Milan K. Sadan, Anupriya K. Haridas, Huihun Kim, Changhyeon Kim, Gyu-Bong Cho, Kwon-Koo Cho, Jou-Hyeon Ahn and Hyo-Jun Ahn

Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 5166-5170

DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00729C

 


January highlights

 

Review

Development of biological metal–organic frameworks designed for biomedical applications: from bio-sensing/bio-imaging to disease treatment

Huai-Song Wang, Yi-Hui Wang and Ya Ding

Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 3788-3797

DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00557F

 

Communication

Disulfide exchange assisted self-healing epoxy/PDMS/graphene oxide nanocomposites

Balaji Krishnakumar, Manjeet Singh, Vijay Parthasarthy, Chanwook Park, Nanda Gopal Sahoo, Gun Jin Yun and Sravendra Rana

Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 2726-2730

DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00282H

 

Paper

Thermally induced intra-molecular transformation and metalation of free-base porphyrin on Au(111) surface steered by surface confinement and ad-atoms

Dipayan Sen, Piotr Błoński, Bruno de la Torre, Pavel Jelínek and Michal Otyepka

Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 2986-2991

DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00401D

 

 


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Introducing the new Nanoscale Advances “Quantum and carbon dots” article collection

We are continuing to share with you a selection of articles from the most popular topics in Nanoscale Advances so far.  Our previously announced topical collections featuring articles on “Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry” and “Supercapacitors”, are both free to access online.

Today we are announcing a new collection exploring the work published so far in Nanoscale Advances on “Quantum and carbon dots”.

Below is a selection of articles featured in the collection.  Access the full collection for free here.

 

Review

A review on the cytotoxicity of graphene quantum dots: from experiment to simulation
Lijun Liang, Xiangming Peng, Fangfang Sun, Zhe Kong and Jiawei Shen
Nanoscale Adv., 2021, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00904K

 

Communication

The quantum dot-FRET-based detection of vitamin B12 at a picomolar level
Sabyasachi Pramanik, Shilaj Roy and Satyapriya Bhandari
Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 3809-3814
DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00521H

 

Paper

Surface vs. core N/S/Se-heteroatom doping of carbon nanodots produces divergent yet consistent optical responses to reactive oxygen species
Xu Geng, Thomas R. Congdon, Palapuravan Anees, Andrea A. Greschner, Fiorenzo Vetrone and Marc A. Gauthier
Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 4024-4033
DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00439A

 

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Introducing the new Nanoscale Advances “Supercapacitors” article collection

With 2020 well underway we thought to look back and share with you a selection of articles from the most popular topics in Nanoscale Advances so far.  Our first collection featured articles exploring “Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry”, and are all free to access online.

Today we are announcing a new collection exploring the work published so far in Nanoscale Advances on “Supercapacitors”.

Below is a selection of articles featured in the collection.  Access the full collection for free here.

 

Review

Progress in supercapacitors: roles of two dimensional nanotubular materials
Pritam Kumar Panda, Anton Grigoriev, Yogendra Kumar Mishra and Rajeev Ahuja
Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 70-108
DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00307J

Communication

Engineering doping-vacancy double defects and insights into the conversion mechanisms of an Mn–O–F ultrafine nanowire anode for enhanced Li/Na-ion storage and hybrid capacitors
Yongfa Huang, Rui Ding, Danfeng Ying, Wei Shi, Yuxi Huang, Caini Tan, Xiujuan Sun, Ping Gao and Enhui Liu
Nanoscale Adv., 2019, 1, 4669-4678
DOI: 10.1039/ C9NA00521H

Paper

Phytic acid controlled in situ synthesis of amorphous cobalt phosphate/carbon composite as anode materials with a high mass loading for symmetrical supercapacitor: amorphization of the electrode to boost the energy density
Taewoo Kim, Arjun Prasad Tiwari, Kisan Chhetri, Gunendra Prasad Ojha, Hyoju Kim, Su-Hyeong Chae, Bipeen Dahal, Byoung Min Lee, Tanka Mukhiya and Hak Yong Kim
Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 4918-4929
DOI: 10.1039/ D0NA00670J

 

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Dr Dong Qin joins the Associate Editor team

Dr Dong Qin joins the Associate Editor team

Welcome to Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

 

 

We are delighted to welcome Dr Dong Qin, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, as a new Associate Editor working across Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances.

 

 

 

 

What attracted you to pursue a career in nanoscience and how did you get to where you are now?

After my PhD study on the fundamental work of gas phase spectroscopy, I was very fortunate to have an opportunity to work on soft lithography as a postdoctoral fellow with Professor George M. Whitesides at Harvard University back in 1997. I am in debt to George who brought me to this fascinating world of nanoscale science where I enjoyed the research in the field of nanostructures and nanomaterials with a solid training as a physical chemist. I had been doing independent work in building the research infrastructure for nanoscale science and engineering from 1997-2011, during which I witness the progress of the field. When I finally returned back to academia in 2012, I decided to start my own research in the field of nanoscale nanomaterials, metal nanocrystals, with my keen focus on the optical properties for the development of in situ methodology to characterize the catalytically significant interface by fingerprinting spectroscopy. It has been a rewarding journey at Georgia Tech as I renowned my passion in both nanoscale science and spectroscopy.

 

What is the most exciting research paper that you have read recently?

Single atom catalysis! Questions remain on the ability to probe single atom and we are part of the efforts to address this challenge at the moment.

 

What is your biggest passion outside of science?

Free-lance writing!

 

What career would you have chosen if you had not taken this career path?

 An educator – I have enormous passion in teaching! Students in my classes will not only learn knowledge but also my positive attitude toward life in broad.

 

Why should young people study chemistry?

Chemistry introduces the smallest building blocks, atoms, which are essential in building structure-property relationship of materials in our daily life!

 

Please join us in welcoming Dr Qin to Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

Best wishes,

Dr Charlotte Marshall                          Dr Ania Rulka

Managing Editor, Nanoscale                  Executive Editor, Nanoscale Advances

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Introducing the new Nanoscale Advances “Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry” article collection

With 2020 well underway we thought to look back and share with you a selection of articles from the most popular topics in Nanoscale Advances so far.  Our first popular topic collection features articles exploring “Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry”, and are all free to access online.

Nanoscale Advances is an international open access journal, publishing research across the breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology.  As a gold open access journal, we will offer readers free access to all content.

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Below is a selection of articles featured in the collection.

Access the full collection for free here.

 
Reviews

Graphene nanocrystals in CO2 photoreduction with H2O for fuel production
Williams Kweku Darkwah, Godfred Kwesi Teye and Yanhui Ao
Nanoscale Adv., 2020,2, 991-1006
DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00756C

Photo/electrocatalysis and photosensitization using metal nanoclusters for green energy and medical applications
Tokuhisa Kawawaki, Yuichi Negishi and Hideya Kawasaki
Nanoscale Adv., 2020,2, 17-36
DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00583H

Papers

3D-printed Cu2O photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting
Jinhyuck Ahn, Sanghyeon Lee, Jung Hyun Kim, Muhammad Wajahat, Ho Hyung Sim, Jongcheon Bae, Jaeyeon Pyo, Muhammad Jahandar, Dong Chan Lim and Seung Kwon Seol
Nanoscale Adv., 2020, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00512F

Agro-waste extracted cellulose supported silver phosphate nanostructures as a green photocatalyst for improved photodegradation of RhB dye and industrial fertilizer effluents
Neha Tavker, Umesh K. Gaur and Manu Sharma
Nanoscale Adv., 2020,2, 2870-2884
DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00181C

Tailoring the stability, photocatalysis and photoluminescence properties of Au11 nanoclusters via doping engineering
Zhaoxian Qin, Dan Zhao, Li Zhao, Qian Xiao, Tingting Wu, Jiangwei Zhang, Chongqing Wan and Gao Li
Nanoscale Adv., 2019,1, 2529-2536
DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00234K

 

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Nanoscale journal family articles featured in the Chemistry World ‘Holy Grails’ series

Nanoscale journal family articles featured in the Chemistry World ‘Holy Grails’ series

Chemistry World has been exploring the ‘holy grails’ of chemistry, set out almost a quarter of a century ago in Accounts of Chemical Research, as part of a special issue.

For each ‘holy grail’ researchers working in the fields today have offered their insights into where these areas of research have gone since the publication of the original articles in 1995.

Ten relevant publications are highlighted as further reading for each ‘holy grail’, and we wanted to share with you the papers highlighted from the Nanoscale family of journals.  Also, don’t forget to click through to each Chemistry World ‘holy grail’ article to read more about the progress of each topic over the last 25 years.

 

Manipulation of matter at the atomic level

X Zeng et al, Nanoscale tailoring of supramolecular crystals via an oriented external electric field, Nanoscale, 2020,12, 15072 (DOI: 10.1039/d0nr01946a)

R J P Román et al, Tunneling-current-induced local excitonic luminescence in p-doped WSe2 monolayers, Nanoscale, 2020,12, 13460 (DOI: 10.1039/d0nr03400b)

M R Tchalala et al, Tip-induced oxidation of silicene nano-ribbons, Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 2309 (DOI: 10.1039/d0na00332h)

 

Room temperature superconductors

X Yang et al, Observation of short-range Yu-Shiba-Rusinov states with threefold symmetry in layered superconductor 2H-NbSe2, Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 8174 (DOI: 10.1039/d0nr01383h)

 

Quantum control

U Kumar et al, Single plasmon spatial and spectral sorting on a crystalline two-dimensional plasmonic platform, Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 13414 (DOI: 10.1039/d0nr02066d)

 

Artificial enzymes: catalysis by design

F Wang et al, A mesoporous encapsulated nanozyme for decontaminating two kinds of wastewater and avoiding secondary pollution, Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 14465 (DOI: 10.1039/d0nr03217d)

 

Congratulations to the authors of the papers highlighted in the series.

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