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Editor’s Choice: Controlling anisotropy in nanomaterials

Controlling anisotropy in nanomaterials

A collection of articles selected by Shouheng Sun

Professor Shouheng Sun, Brown University, USA, and Associate Editor for Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, presents his highlights of the latest research published in the journals on anisotropic nanomaterials.

Professor Shouheng Sun

 

“Anisotropy is an important characteristic that offers desirable direction-dependent properties in materials. Recent advances in nanoscience research have led to extensive studies in controlling anisotropy in nanomaterials to provide unprecedented control over their properties and functionality.

This online collection from Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances highlights work on controlling anisotropy in nanomaterials to achieve desired chemical and physical properties. These articles provide understanding of the growth of anisotropic nanostructures at the atomic and molecular level, and explore their use in optoelectronic, magnetic, catalytic, biomedical and molecular separation applications.”

 

 

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We hope you enjoy reading these articles.

Best wishes,

Professor Shouheng Sun

Brown University, USA

 

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Professor Jinlan Wang joins the Associate Editor team

Professor Jinlan Wang joins the Associate Editor team

Welcome to Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

 

Professor Jinlan Wang

We are delighted to welcome Professor Jinlan Wang, Southeast University, China, as a new Associate Editor working across Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances.

Jinlan Wang received her Ph.D from Nanjing University, China, in 2002. She subsequently spent three years at Argonne National Laboratory, USA, before joining Southeast University in China in 2006 as a full Professor. She has since developed the computational physics and chemistry group there and is currently a Chief Professor of Southeast University.

Her current research mainly focuses on computational studies and design of two-dimensional materials and clean energy materials, using techniques ranging from machine learning to classical molecular dynamics or different level first-principles methods.

 

Submit your latest research to Professor Wang’s Editorial Office

 

Please join us in welcoming Professor Wang to Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

Best wishes,

Dr Heather Montgomery Dr Anna Rulka
Managing Editor, Nanoscale Executive Editor, Nanoscale Advances
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Editor’s Choice: Computational studies of nanomaterials for energy, catalysis and electronics

Computational studies of nanomaterials for energy, catalysis and electronics

A collection of articles selected by Xiao Cheng Zeng

Professor Xiao Cheng Zeng, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, and Associate Editor for Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, presents his highlights of the latest computational research published in the journals on nanomaterials for energy, catalysis and electronics.

 

Professor Xiao Cheng Zeng

“Computational nanomaterials research has been playing a growing role over the past decade in the design of new nanomaterials, bringing deeper insights into novel properties of nanomaterials, supporting and corroborating experimental research, and gathering new data for machine learning and model development.

This online collection from Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances covers several active areas of computational nanomaterials research, including design and/or investigation of nanoscale and single-atom catalysts, low-dimensional ferromagnetic, ferroelectric and multiferroic materials, low-dimensional semiconductors, halide perovskites, protein-ligand binding affinity, plasmonic nanoparticles, and metal nanoclusters. We hope this themed collection will be informative to contemporary computational nanomaterials research.”

 

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Best wishes,

Professor Xiao Cheng Zeng

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

 

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Call For Papers: Advanced Functional Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

Call For Papers: Advanced Functional Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

Guest edited by Nguyễn T. K. Thanh, Chenjie Xu, Yu Shrike Zhang and Sylvie Begin

We are delighted to announce a call for papers for our latest online themed collection in Nanoscale on “Advanced Functional Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications” that is being guest edited by Professor Nguyễn T. K. Thanh (University College London, UK), Professor Chenjie Xu (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), Professor Yu Shrike Zhang (Harvard Medical School, USA) and Professor Sylvie Begin (University of Strasbourg, France).

Scope

  • Optical, electrical and magnetic properties of nanoparticles for biomedical applications.
  • Rational design and synthesis of nanomaterials for transdermal drug delivery and biosensing.
  • Rational design and synthesis of nanomaterials for regenerative medicine.
  • Nanomaterials and their composites for biofabrication.

Deadline for Submission: 1st August 2021

Although promotion of the collection is scheduled for late 2021, articles will be published online as soon as they’re accepted and they will appear in normal journal issues.

Authors are welcome to submit original research in the form of a Communication article or Full Paper. There is also the opportunity to write a review article, in the form of a Review or Minireview, and if you would be interested in this please let us know beforehand by emailing the journal inbox at nanoscale-rsc@rsc.org.

Manuscripts should be submitted via the Royal Society of Chemistry’s online submission service available at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nr. Please add a “note to the editor” in the submission form when you submit your manuscript to say that this is a submission for the themed collection. The Editorial Office reserves the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of the collection.

All submissions will be subject to rigorous peer review to meet the usual high standards of Nanoscale.

If you have any questions about the journal or the collection, then Edward Gardner, the Development Editor for Nanoscale, would be happy to answer them. You can contact him at the email address given above.

With best wishes,

Professor Nguyễn T. K. Thanh

University College London, UK

Professor Chenjie Xu

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Professor Yu Shrike Zhang

Harvard Medical School, USA

Professor Sylvie Begin

University of Strasbourg, France

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Themed collection: Advanced Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage

Advanced Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage

Guest edited by Wee-Jun Ong, Markus Antonietti and Nanfeng Zheng

Associate Professor Wee-Jun Ong (Xiamen University, Malaysia), Professor Markus Antonietti (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany) and Professor Nanfeng Zheng (Xiamen University, China)

 

We are delighted to introduce a new themed online collection on the application of nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage. This collection focuses on the use of advanced strategies such as rational size/facet control, structural/defect engineering, atomic modification, and construction of nanohybrids that can regulate the geometric and/or electronic property of the active sites to improve the performance of nanomaterials toward energy conversion and storage.

 

 

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

 

Recent advances in engineering active sites for photocatalytic CO2 reduction

Yanan Bo, Chao Gao and Yujie Xiong

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR02596H

 

Inducing rapid polysulfide transformation through enhanced interfacial electronic interaction for lithium–sulfur batteries

Chao Shen, Kun Zhang, You You, Hui Wang, Ruiqi Ning, Yaqin Qi, Nan Li, Cuimin Ding, Keyu Xie and Bingqing Wei

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR02429E

 

The role of carbon dots – derived underlayer in hematite photoanodes

Qian Guo, Hui Luo, Jifang Zhang, Qiushi Ruan, Arun Prakash Periasamy, Yuanxing Fang, Zailai Xie, Xuanhua Li, Xinchen Wang, Junwang Tang, Joe Briscoe, Magdalena Titirici and Ana Belen Jorge

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR06139E

 

Tubular assemblies of N-doped carbon nanotubes loaded with NiFe alloy nanoparticles as efficient bifunctional catalysts for rechargeable zinc-air batteries

Xiaoying Xie, Lu Shang, Run Shi, Geoffrey I. N. Waterhouse, Jiaqi Zhao and Tierui Zhang

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR02486D

 

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Nanoscale Emerging Investigators 2021

Nanoscale 2021 Emerging Investigators

A collection highlighting 2021’s rising stars of nanoscience and nanotechnology research

Nanoscale is proud to present our inaugural Emerging Investigators themed collection. The collection recognises the rising stars of nanoscience and nanotechnology by gathering some of the very best work from researchers in the early stages of their independent careers. Each contributor was recommended by experts in their fields for carrying out work with the potential to influence future directions in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Congratulations to all the featured researchers on their important work so far in the field.

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Meet the scientists

We hope you enjoy reading these articles.

Best wishes,

Dr Michaela Mühlberg

Executive Editor, Nanoscale

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Editor’s Choice: Recent breakthroughs in nanobiotechnology

Recent breakthroughs in nanobiotechnology

A collection of articles selected by Yves Dufrêne

Professor Yves Dufrêne, UCLouvain, Belgium, an Associate Editor for Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, presents an online article collection featuring his highlights of the latest research published in these journals on nanobiotechnology.

 

Professor Yves Dufrêne

“Nanobiotechnology is an exciting, rapidly evolving research field, which is predicted to have a dramatic impact on human activities, whether scientific, economical or societal. Nanomedicine, the medical application of nanotechnology, offers new opportunities to fight a range of diseases, including cancers and microbial infections. Progress in nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine strongly relies on the development of advanced tools and approaches for probing and manipulating biosystems, from single molecules to cells and tissues.

 

Proceeding from fundamental studies to medical applications, this collection of research and review articles published in Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances provides a snapshot of recent progress made in the nanobio field, covering the development of innovative methodologies, nanotechniques and nanomaterials, such as biosensors, nanoscale and single-molecule characterization techniques, nanoparticles, drug encapsulation, biomedical nanomaterials, and micro- and nanopatterning, as well as the application of these new developments to DNA, proteins, microbes, cells, and to the design of novel therapies against cancer, bacteria and viruses.”

 

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Professor Yves Dufrêne

UCLouvain, Belgium

 

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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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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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Best wishes,

Professor Manzhou Zhu

Anhui University, China

 

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