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Nanomaterials for Gas Sensing and Delivery

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We are delighted to introduce our new themed collection focusing on nanomaterials for gas sensing and delivery!

Guest Edited by Dr Run Zhang (The University of Queensland, Australia) Dr Songjun Zeng (Hunan Normal University, China) and Associate Professor Rona Chandrawati (University of New South Wales, Australia)

 

 

This themed collection in Nanoscale Advances aims to provide a forum for recent trends in the rapidly evolving field of nanomaterials for gas sensing and delivery.

A small selection of the papers are featured below, all open access.

Graphene-based chemiresistive gas sensors
Patrick Recum and Thomas Hirsch
Nanoscale Adv., 2024, 6, 11-31. DOI: 10.1039/D3NA00423F

Embedding Pd into SnO2 drastically enhances gas sensing
Katarzyna Jabłczyńska, Alexander Gogos, Christian M. P. Kubsch and Sotiris E. Pratsinis
Nanoscale Adv., 2024, 6, 1259-1268. DOI: 10.1039/ D3NA00558E

Role of graphene quantum dots with discrete band gaps on SnO2 nanodomes for NO2 gas sensors with an ultralow detection limit
Jinho Lee, Minsu Park, Young Geun Song, Donghwi Cho, Kwangjae Lee, Young-Seok Shim and Seokwoo Jeon
Nanoscale Adv., 2023, 5, 2767-2775. DOI: 10.1039/D2NA00925K

 

We hope you enjoy reading this themed collection!

 

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At Nanoscale Advances, our themed collections are built by collaboration between our Guest Editors and expert Associate Editors. Our Guest Editors guide the scope and curate the contributions in our collections but all submissions are handled through peer review by our team of resident Associate Editors. This means that as an author you receive a consistent experience, and as a reader you can trust the quality of the science being presented.

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Smart Tailored Nanomaterials

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We are delighted to introduce our new themed collection focusing on smart tailored nanomaterials!

Guest Edited by Professor Chiara Battocchio (Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy), Professor Ilaria Fratoddi (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), and Professor Barbara Capone (Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy).

This collection focuses on the design, synthesis and advanced characterizations of functional nanostructured materials, e.g. metal, metal oxides, and hybrid nanoparticles by means of state-of-the-art spectroscopic and imaging techniques.

A small selection of the papers are featured below, all open access and free to read.

Colloidal adsorption in planar polymeric brushes
Clemens Franz Vorsmann, Sara Del Galdo, Barbara Capone and Emanuele Locatelli
Nanoscale Adv., 2024,6, 816-825, DOI: 10.1039/D3NA00598D

Microwave synthesis of antimony oxide graphene nanoparticles – a new electrode material for supercapacitors
Precious Ekwere, Miranda Ndipingwi, Christopher Nolly, Chinwe Ikpo and Emmanuel Iwuoha
Nanoscale Adv., 2023,5, 5137-5153, DOI: 10.1039/D3NA00514C

Copper(i) as a reducing agent for the synthesis of bimetallic PtCu catalytic nanoparticles
Adrián Fernández-Lodeiro, Javier Fernández Lodeiro, Noelia Losada-Garcia, Silvia Nuti, José Luis Capelo-Martinez, Jose M. Palomo and Carlos Lodeiro
Nanoscale Adv., 2023,5, 4415-4423, DOI: 10.1039/D3NA00158J

 

We hope you enjoy reading this themed collection!

 

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At Nanoscale Advances, our themed collections are built by collaboration between our Guest Editors and expert Associate Editors. Our Guest Editors guide the scope and curate the contributions in our collections but all submissions are handled through peer review by our team of resident Associate Editors. This means that as an author you receive a consistent experience, and as a reader you can trust the quality of the science being presented.

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Nanoparticle-based cancer therapies

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We are delighted to introduce our new themed collection focusing on nanoparticle-based cancer therapies!

Guest Edited by Catarina Pinto Reis (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Maria Manuela Gaspar (University of Lisbon, Portugal) and Carlos A. García-González (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain).

This themed collection features work covering wide ranging aspects of nanoparticle-based cancer therapy, including vaccine delivery, tumour-targeting systems, and much more.

A small selection of the papers are featured below, all open access and free to read.

HER-2-targeted boron neutron capture therapy using an antibody-conjugated boron nitride nanotube/β-1,3-glucan complex
Keita Yamana, Riku Kawasaki, Kousuke Kondo, Hidetoshi Hirano, Shogo Kawamura, Yu Sanada, Kaori Bando, Anri Tabata, Hideki Azuma, Takushi Takata, Yoshinori Sakurai, Hiroki Tanaka, Tomoki Kodama, Seiji Kawamoto, Takeshi Nagasaki and Atsushi Ikeda
Nanoscale Adv., 2023,5, 3857-3861. DOI: 10.1039/D3NA00028A

Strategies for targeted gene delivery using lipid nanoparticles and cell-derived nanovesicles
Dong-yup Lee, Sivashanmugam Amirthalingam, Changyub Lee, Arun Kumar Rajendran, Young-Hyun Ahn and Nathaniel S. Hwang
Nanoscale Adv., 2023,5, 3834-3856. DOI: 10.1039/D3NA00198A

Targeted photodynamic therapy for breast cancer: the potential of glyconanoparticles
Brydie A. Thomas-Moore, Simone Dedola, David A. Russell, Robert A. Field and María J. Marín
Nanoscale Adv., 2023,5, 6501-6513. DOI: 10.1039/D3NA00544E

 

We hope you enjoy reading this themed collection!

 

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At Nanoscale Advances, our themed collections are built by collaboration between our Guest Editors and expert Associate Editors. Our Guest Editors guide the scope and curate the contributions in our collections but all submissions are handled through peer review by our team of resident Associate Editors. This means that as an author you receive a consistent experience, and as a reader you can trust the quality of the science being presented.

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Open Call for Papers: Carbon nanomaterials for smart applications

We are delighted to announce an open call for papers to our new themed collection on Carbon nanomaterials for smart applications.

 

Carbon nanomaterials with interesting properties have become more easily accessible with rapid research progress in the field, leading to their increasingly widespread use for materials development and applications. This themed collection broadly focuses on carbon nanomaterials for smart applications including (but not limited to):

  • Design and synthesis of carbon nanomaterials
  • Assembly of carbon-based smart nanostructured materials
  • Fabrication of carbon nanomaterials and polymer composites for smart textiles
  • Graphene and CNT-based smart composites for energy harvesting and storage devices
  • Smart carbon-based materials for biomedical sensors and drug release systems
  • Carbon-based thermochromic and electrochromic hybrid materials
  • Carbon-based smart materials and composites for water purification
  • Carbon nanomaterials for smart thermal management
  • Carbon nanomaterials for actuators (e.g., artificial muscles)

 

Submit before 1st June 2024

 

If you are interested in contributing to this collection, please get in touch with the Editorial Office

Nanoscale Advances publishes quality research across the breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology. It has an impact factor of 4.7 (Journal Citation Reports 2022, Clarivate Analytics).

Please note that article processing charges apply to all accepted articles submitted to Nanoscale Advances unless you have an institutional agreement with the RSC that covers publication in our gold open access journals or if you are eligible for a waiver. More information about charges, discounts, and waivers are available here. Corresponding authors who are not already members of the Royal Society of Chemistry are entitled to one year’s Affiliate membership as part of their APC. Find out more about our member benefits.

 

 

 

This themed collection is Guest Edited by:

Photo of Guest Editor Yeye Wen.

Yeye Wen
Beijing Institute of Technology, China
ORCID: 0000-0001-6902-7234

Yeye Wen is currently an associate professor at Advanced Research Institute of Multidisciplinary Science, Beijing Institute of Technology. She obtained her PhD from Tsinghua University in 2020 and then worked in Prof Jin Zhang’s group at Peking university and Beijing Graphene institute as a postdoctoral researcher from 2020-2022. Her research interests focus on controllable synthesis and assembly of carbon nanomaterials and functional porous materials for bioseparation and biosensing applications.

Photo of Guest Editor Zhenyuan Xia.

Zhenyuan Xia
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
ORCID: 0000-0003-2227-3598

Zhenyuan Xia is currently a Senior Researcher (Docent) at Chalmers University of Technology and ISOF-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR). He obtained his PhD from East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in 2010 and then worked in Dr Vincenzo Palermo’s group at ISOF-CNR (Italy) as a Marie-Curie postdoctoral researcher from 2011-2013. His research interests focus on electrochemical functionalization of graphene-related 2D materials for energy conversion and remediation of organic contaminants.

Photo of Guest Editor Muqiang Jian.

Muqiang Jian
Beijing Graphene Institute, China
ORCID: 0009-0006-5380-1962

Muqiang Jian, Associate Researcher in Beijing Graphene Institute (BGI). After graduating from Tsinghua University in 2018, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Peking University from 2018 to 2020. Then he joined BGI, with a research focus on the production and applications of nanocarbon material fibers, and has published more than 50 papers.

 

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Celebrating Nanoscience in China

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In 2023, Nanoscale Advances published quality research across the breadth of nanoscience and our authors and readers in China remain a core part of the journal community.

To showcase some of the great research being carried out, we have selected some of the most popular articles from authors in China published in 2023. A small selection are highlighted below, but click the button below to read the full collection. All articles are gold open access so they are free to read.

 

 

Recent progress in flexible micro-pressure sensors for wearable health monitoring

Jianguo Hu, Guanhua Dun, Xiangshun Geng, Jing Chen, Xiaoming Wu and Tian-Ling Ren

Nanoscale Adv., 2023, 5, 3131-3145

 

A hierarchical integrated 3D carbon electrode derived from gingko leaves via hydrothermal carbonization of H3PO4 for high-performance supercapacitors

Han Liu, Fumin Zhang, Xinyu Lin, Jinggao Wu and Jing Huang

Nanoscale Adv., 2023, 5, 786-795

 

Regulating the thickness of nanofiltration membranes for efficient water purification

Ke Tang, LinSheng Zhu, Piao Lan, YunQiang Chen, Zhou Chen, Yihong Lan and WeiGuang Lan

Nanoscale Adv., 2023, 5, 4770-4781

 

Nanoscale Advances is pleased to have prominent members of the nanoscience community in China acting as Editorial Board Members:

  • Chunli Bai (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Yue Zhang (University of Science and Technology Beijing)
  • Qing Dai (National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China)
  • Quan Li (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Jinlan Wang (Southeast University)
  • Manzhou Zhu (Anhui University)

 

The Royal Society of Chemistry has arranged Read and Publish agreements with a number of institutes in China. As part of these agreements you may be entitled to publish your research gold open access at no cost or with a discount. Get in touch to find out more and find out if your institute is covered here.

Wishing you all the best for the upcoming Year of the Dragon!

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Themed collection: Multicomponent plasmonic hybrid nanoarchitectures

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We are delighted to introduce our new themed collection focusing on multicomponent plasmonic hybrid nanoarchitectures with precisely tailored properties for emerging applications!

Guest Edited by Hao Jing (George Mason University, USA)

This collection in Nanoscale Advances features burgeoning research on a variety of multifunctional plasmonic nanoparticles with synergistically reinforced properties. Articles cover the rational design, synthesis and characterization of multicomponent plasmonic hybrid nanoarchitectures with tailored chemical and physical properties, as well as their utilization in a wide variety of applications.

 

A small selection of the papers are featured below, all open access.

Raman encoding for security labels: a review
Dong Yu, Wei Zhu and Ai-Guo Shen
Nanoscale Adv., 2023, 5, 6365-6381

Correlating structural changes in thermoresponsive hydrogels to the optical response of embedded plasmonic nanoparticles
Kamila Zygadlo, Chung-Hao Liu, Emmanuel Reynoso Bernardo, Huayue Ai, Mu-Ping Nieh and Lindsey A. Hanson
Nanoscale Adv., 2024, 6, 146-154

Bimetallic copper palladium nanorods: plasmonic properties and palladium content effects
Andrey Ten, Claire A. West, Soojin Jeong, Elizabeth R. Hopper, Yi Wang, Baixu Zhu, Quentin M. Ramasse, Xingchen Ye and Emilie Ringe
Nanoscale Adv., 2023, 5, 6524-6532

 

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At Nanoscale Advances, our themed collections are built by collaboration between our Guest Editors and expert Associate Editors. Our Guest Editors guide the scope and curate the contributions in our collections but all submissions are handled through peer review by our team of resident Associate Editors. This means that as an author you receive a consistent experience, and as a reader you can trust the quality of the science being presented.

 

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Novel technique for monitoring magnetization dynamics of magnetic nanoparticles

To celebrate some of the excellent articles published in Nanoscale Advances this year, we asked some of our authors to discuss their work in more detail.

Check out the infographic below which summarises the key message from Everaert et al.’s work entitled ‘Monitoring magnetic nanoparticle clustering and immobilization with thermal noise magnetometry using optically pumped magnetometers‘.

 

Discover the key message from this article

 

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Monitoring magnetic nanoparticle clustering and immobilization with thermal noise magnetometry using optically pumped magnetometers

Katrijn Everaert, Tilmann Sander, Rainer Körber, Norbert Löwa, Bartel Van Waeyenberge, Jonathan Leliaert and Frank Wiekhorst

Nanoscale Adv., 2023,5, 2341-2351, DOI: 10.1039/D3NA00016H

 

 

 

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Correlating Structural and Electronic Properties of Nanodiamonds

To celebrate some of the excellent work that has recently been published in Nanoscale Advances, we asked some of our authors to discuss their work in more detail. In this post, we hear from Daria Miliaieva and her co-authors about their recently published article entitled “Absolute energy levels in nanodiamonds of different origins and surface chemistries“.

Discover the key message from this article

Meet the authors

 

 

Daria Miliaieva obtained her PhD in Materials and electrotechnology from the Czech Technical University in Prague in 2019 and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Czech Academy of Sciences from 2020 to 2023. In 2023 she started her Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship at Taltech in Estonia, working on novel chalcogenide materials for photovoltaics. Most of her interest is drawn to analyzing energetic bands in materials by a combination of techniques like UPS/XPS, Kelvin probe, electrochemical spectroscopy and DFT calculations.

 

 

 

 

 

Bohuslav Rezek graduated from Physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University in Prague in 1996. In 2001 he obtained PhD at the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) in the study of charge transport in silicon thin films for photovoltaics by using scanning probe techniques. After his PhD, he was doing research on diamond devices and interfaces in Germany, Switzerland and Japan. In 2006 he became a research team leader and Purkyne Fellow at the Institute of Physics CAS. In 2015 he became the head of the Physics department at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. In 2019 he became a full professor there. His research is focused on correlative microscopic and micro-spectroscopic analyses of semiconductor and organic materials towards opto-electronic and bio-electronic applications.

 

 

 

 

 

Jan Čermák obtained his PhD in optics and optoelectronics in 2010 at Charles University, Prague. He works at the Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences within the Department of Semiconductors. His scientific research is focused on the optoelectronic properties of carbon-based materials (polymers, diamond) related to photovoltaics. His approach to that is mainly via advanced electronic modes of atomic force microscopy under controlled illumination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaroslav Kuliček obtained a PhD in macromolecular chemistry from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 2017 and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Polymer Institute from 2017 to 2018. In 2018 he started his Postdoctoral Fellowship at Czech Technical University in Prague, focused on optoelectronic characterization of photoactive materials using micro-spectroscopic methods such as Confocal Raman and Photoluminescence, AFM/photo-KPFM, Kelvin Probe and Air Photoemission Spectroscopy.

 

 

 

 

An interview with the authors

What aspect of your work are you most excited about at the moment and what do you find most challenging about your research?

I am focusing on the investigation of optoelectronic properties of the materials that can be useful in photovoltaics. The most exciting is the speed of photovoltaic field development at all levels from the fundamental research with the novel materials predictions and discoveries and the new mechanism of charge generation and transport to the applications of PV materials in the new areas like agrivoltaics. It is exciting and at the same time challenging to keep up with the pace of the photovoltaic field development.

 

How do you feel about Nanoscale Advances as a place to publish research on this topic?

My current research is on the determination of the electronic structure of the nanoparticles and establishing the practical consequences of it. Nanoscale Advances covering nanoparticles and nanoelectronics is an appropriate journal to publish research on nanoparticle electronic properties.

 

Can you share one piece of career-related advice or wisdom with other, early career scientists?

Move on when frustrated about the research, sometimes understanding things comes with time and persistence leads to success and perfection. Make use of all possible research stays and conferences to develop your skills and increase your chances of meeting the right people (for you) for making a good science together!

 

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Celebrating Nanoscience in Spain

New region spotlight in Nanoscale Advances

Over the year, Nanoscale Advances has published quality research across the breadth of nanoscience and our authors and readers in Spain remain a core part of the journal community.

To showcase some of the great research being carried out in these countries we have selected some of the most popular articles from authors across Spain. A small selection are highlighted in this blog post, but click the button below to read the full collection. All articles are gold open access so they are free to read.

 

 

Copper(i) as a reducing agent for the synthesis of bimetallic PtCu catalytic nanoparticles
Adrian Fernandez-Lodeiro, Javier Fernandez Lodeiro, Noelia Losada-Garcia, Silvia Nuti, Jose Luis Capelo-Martinez, Jose M. Palomo and Carlos Lodeiro
Nanoscale Adv., 2023, 5, 4415-4423

Antibacterial lignin-based nanoparticles and their use in composite materials
A. Gala Morena, Tzanko Tzanov
Nanoscale Adv., 2022, 4, 4447-4469

Magnetic order and magnetic anisotropy in two-dimensional ilmenenes
R. H. Aguilera-del-Toro, M. Arruabarrena, A. Leonardoac and A. Ayuela
Nanoscale Adv., 2023, 5, 2813-2819

 

Nanoscale Advances is pleased to have prominent members of the nanoscience community in Spain acting as Advisory Board Members and Guest Editors:

  • Lakshminarayana Polavarapu (University of Vigo)
  • Maurizio Prato (CIC biomaGUNE, San Sebastián, Spain)
  • Carlos A García-González (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)

 

The Royal Society of Chemistry has arranged Read and Publish agreements with many institutes in Spain. As part of these agreements you may be entitled to publish your research gold open access at no cost or with a discount. Get in touch to find out more and find out if your institute is covered here.

Thank you for your support of the journal and we hope you will consider Nanoscale Advances for your next submission!

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Celebrating Nanoscience in Japan and South Korea

New collection in Nanoscale Advances

Over the years, Nanoscale Advances has published quality research across the breadth of nanoscience and our Japanese and South Korean authors and readers remain a core part of the journal community.

To showcase some of the great research being carried out in these countries we have selected some of the most popular articles from authors across Japan and South Korea. A small selection are highlighted in this blog post, but click the button below to read the full collection. All articles are gold open access so they are free to read.

 

 

Lipid-based colloidal nanoparticles for applications in targeted vaccine delivery
Muhammad Saad Khan, Sila Appak Baskoy, Celina Yang, Joohye Hong, Jayoung Chae, Heejin Ha, Sungjun Lee, Masayoshi Tanaka, Yonghyun Choi and Jonghoon Choi
Nanoscale Adv., 2023, 5, 1853-1869

Bottom-up synthesis of 2D layered high-entropy transition metal hydroxides
Fei Li, Shi-Kuan Sun, Yinjuan Chen, Takashi Naka, Takeshi Hashishin, Jun and Hiroya Abe
Nanoscale Adv., 2022, 4, 2468-2478

Quantum dot photolithography using a quantum dot photoresist composed of an organic-inorganic hybrid coating layer
Seungmin Myeong, Bumsoo Chon, Samir Kumar, Ho-Jin Son, Sang Ook Kang and Sungkyu Seo
Nanoscale Adv., 2022, 4, 1080-1087

 

Nanoscale Advances is pleased to have some prominent members of the nanoscience community acting as Associate Editors and as Advisory Board Members:

  • Renzhi Ma (NIMS, Japan)
  • Dong Ha Kim (Ewha Womans University)
  • So-Jung Park (Ewha Womans University)
  • Hyeon Suk Shin (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)

The Royal Society of Chemistry has arranged Read and Publish agreements with many institutes around the world. As part of these agreements you may be entitled to publish your research gold open access at no cost or with a discount. Get in touch to find out more and find out if your institute is covered here.

Thank you for your support of the journal and we hope you will consider Nanoscale Advances for your next submission!

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