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Nanoscale Advances is now indexed in PubMed Central

We are delighted to announce that Nanoscale Advances was recently accepted and fully indexed in PubMed Central (PMC). Produced by the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM), PMC is an archive of biomedical and life sciences literature – all of which is open access and completely free to read!

In celebration, we would like to highlight some themed collections covering biomedicine and life science topics that feature articles published in Nanoscale Advances.

 

Nanoparticle-Based Cancer Therapies: Recent Progress and Future Challenges currently open for contributions

Advanced Functional Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

Recent Breakthroughs in Nanobiotechnology

Bioorthogonal and click chemistry: Celebrating the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

 

Our themed collections allow us to bring together experts in particular areas to highlight the latest advances in research. Nanoscale Advances offers an exceptionally broad international audience, being open access and discoverable in Scopus, Web of Science, Directory of Open Access Journals, and now PubMed Central!

Submit your article to Nanoscale Advances today, or find out more about the benefits of publishing with us.

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Call for papers: A path towards smart tailored nanomaterials

From design to synthesis, functionalization strategies and advanced characterizations

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).

 

Submit before 15 July 2023

 

In the last decades, a considerable effort has been focused on nanostructured materials (NMs), trying to find the correlation between structure and unexpected characteristics, which otherwise would not be possible at longer scales. NMs possess unique and widely tunable physicochemical properties, enabling unconventional applications to be achieved, ranging from nanomedicine, environmental science, catalysis to optoelectronics and energy conversion.

The design, synthesis and functionalization methods of NMs are oriented to a smart tailoring of the morpho-structural properties with the aim of improving their processability and applicability. However, the “perfect” material suitable for each application, requires precise control on the molecular and electronic structure as well as of the morphology of the nanomaterial.

Novel functionalised NMs require innovative design techniques, that foresee the creation of new paths where theoretical approaches walk side by side with modern synthetic methodologies and characterizations. The last decades saw the rise of theoretical and computational as a powerful tool to either predict on a mesoscopic scale (coarse graining, multiscale) the main features that would optimise the functionalisation of the designed materials, or to focus on very specific (atomistic) mechanisms unveiling the origins of specific properties in the materials.

Among others, the wet synthesis methods of nanomaterials possess a unique versatility to obtain different shapes, sizes and external functionalizing layers, which in turn prove to be an easy path for the customization of their properties.

Recently, the possibility to conjugate spectroscopic techniques with microscopy at nanometric level, as for example by combining X-ray spectroscopy with electron microscopy (SPELEEM), elicits a huge interest. Another issue that is having a very big development is the possibility to carry on X-ray photoemission experiments in non-UHV conditions, as in near ambient photoelectron spectroscopy (NAP), using a cell or an electrospray beam of nanoparticles in solution.

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

 

You are welcome to submit an original research article within the scope.

 

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

 

Manuscripts should be submitted via the Royal Society of Chemistry’s online submission service and the Editorial Office informed by email. 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 and Guest Editors reserve the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of the collection and inclusion of accepted articles in the collection is not guaranteed. All manuscripts will be subject to the journal’s usual peer review process. Accepted manuscripts will be added to the online collection as soon as they are online, and they will be published in a regular issue of Nanoscale Advances.

Please note that article processing charges apply to all articles submitted to Nanoscale Advances if, following peer-review, they are accepted for publication. Details of the APC and discounted rates can be found here.

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Call for papers: Nanomaterials for gas sensing and delivery


Guest Editors: Run Zhang (The University of Queensland, Australia), Songjun Zeng (Hunan University, China), Rona Chandrawati (University of New South Wales, Australia)

To address challenges in the management of gases (including noxious gas and therapeutic gas), a series of nanoscale materials with fascinating structural, physical, and chemical characteristics have been developed for gas sensing and delivery in recent years. 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. We welcome articles on the following topics:

  • synthetic strategies
  • theoretical understanding
  • regulation of nanomaterials with gas sensing properties
  • nanosensors for the detection and identification of gaseous molecules (e.g. gasotransmitters, noxious gases, gaseous pollutants, etc.)
  • theranostic nanotechnology for drug-like gases delivery for the treatment of various diseases (e.g. cancer, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular disorders, etc.)
  • nanomaterial engineered devices and scaffolds for gas detection and therapies
  • other gas-related sensing technology and treatment procedures

 

You are welcome to submit an original research article within the scope.

 

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

 

Manuscripts should be submitted via the Royal Society of Chemistry’s online submission service and the Editorial Office informed by email. 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 and Guest Editors reserve the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of the collection and inclusion of accepted articles in the collection is not guaranteed. All manuscripts will be subject to the journal’s usual peer review process. Accepted manuscripts will be added to the online collection as soon as they are online, and they will be published in a regular issue of Nanoscale Advances.

Please note that article processing charges apply to all articles submitted to Nanoscale Advances if, following peer-review, they are accepted for publication. Details of the APC and discounted rates can be found here.

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Call for papers: Nanoparticle-Based Cancer Therapies

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

In this collection we welcome articles on the following topics:

• drug carriers
• drug delivery
• biopolymers
• nanomaterials
• local and systemic delivery
• in situ delivery
• passive drug delivery
• targeted drug delivery
• nanoscale dosage forms
• nanomedicine
• supramolecular structures
• polymer conjugated
• pre-clinical studies
• in vitro models
• medical devices
• regulatory affairs

 

You are welcome to submit an original research article within the scope.

 

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

 

Manuscripts should be submitted via the Royal Society of Chemistry’s online submission service and the Editorial Office informed by email. 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 and Guest Editors reserve the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of the collection and inclusion of accepted articles in the collection is not guaranteed. All manuscripts will be subject to the journal’s usual peer review process. Accepted manuscripts will be added to the online collection as soon as they are online, and they will be published in a regular issue of Nanoscale Advances.

Please note that article processing charges apply to all articles submitted to Nanoscale Advances if, following peer-review, they are accepted for publication. Details of the APC and discounted rates can be found here.

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Highly emissive gold nanoclusters

An infographic highlighting new protein-protected noble metal nanoclusters

Higher-order assembly of BSA gold nanoclusters using supramolecular host–guest chemistry: a 40% absolute fluorescence quantum yield
Anjan Maity* and Atul Kumar
Nanoscale Adv., 2022, 4, 2988-2991, DOI: 10.1039/D2NA00123C

Meet the authors

Anjan Maity was born and brought up in a village named Naguria, just beside the Rupnarayan River in Purba Medinipur in a humble farmer’s family. From childhood, he had the vision to contribute to society and propel his country in the right direction by becoming an IAS officer. But, life directed him on a different path, and he have become a prolific researcher in the chemical science community. He pursued his B.Sc. in Chemistry (Hons.) from Vidyasagar University, followed by an M.Sc. in Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-Kharagpur) securing all India rank (AIR) 62 in IIT-JAM examination. He had multiple brief research stints at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-Kanpur), Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-Guwahati), JNCASR-Bangalore, and National Chemical Laboratory, Pune (NCL-Pune). Finally, he joined as a Ph.D. scholar at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in January 2020 with the support of a UGC fellowship securing AIR 24 in the National Eligibility Test (NET). He worked under a prestigious Ph.D. fellowship (Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship, PMRF, Ministry of Education, Government of India). His research is purely experimental in nature and based on the synthesis and characterizations of protein-protected gold nanoclusters, tuning its optoelectronic properties by utilizing supramolecular host-guest chemistry and further utilizing it in biology.

Apart from research, he studies music, is an avid music listener, and loves playing the violin.

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

It is a biocompatible fluorescent molecule that can be utilized in biological applications. The most challenging task was synthesizing the CB7 molecule and designing the higher-order assembly.

b) How do you feel about Nanoscale Advancesas a place to publish research on this topic?

Nanoscale Advances is a gold open access journal. Because of this, my work visibility and citation will be much higher. Moreover, since my work is more advanced in this topic of BSA gold nanocluster, so, I feel it is perfect for my work.

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

This is an excellent research area not only in academia but also will help to get a position as a scientist in various industries.

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Call for Papers: Epitaxial Growth of Nanostructures and their Properties

Guest Editors: Jin Zou, University of Queensland, Australia

To obtain nanomaterials with desired properties, various advanced fabrication techniques have been widely developed and frequently employed. Among them, as a key discipline of the bottom-up approach, epitaxial growth allows the grown nanostructures to have well defied orientation relationships, crystallographic directions/planes, crystal structures/phases, and facets/interfaces with their underlying substrates. Such unique features are often essential for securing their unique and high-efficient applications. In the recent decades, epitaxial growth has been widely employed to grow various advanced nanostructures, including semiconductor nanostructures (such as quantum dots, semiconductor nanowires and quantum wells), 2D nanostructures (including ultra-thin nanosheets), and hierarchical nanostructured metal-organic frameworks (MOF-on-MOF). In this theme, we intend to collect a set of manuscripts on the development of these three groups of epitaxial nanostructures, in which their outstanding properties are obtained due to the epitaxy.

 

We are delighted to consider original research articles within the scope.

 

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

 

Please note that article processing charges apply to all articles submitted to Nanoscale Advances if, following peer-review, they are accepted for publication. Details of the APC and discounted rates can be found 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.

 

The Editorial Office and Guest Editors reserve the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of the collection and inclusion of accepted articles in the collection is not guaranteed. All manuscripts will be subject to the journal’s usual peer review process. Accepted manuscripts will be added to the collection as soon as they are online, and they will be published in a regular issue of Nanoscale Advances.

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Call for papers: Themed collection on Supercapacitors

Guest Editors: Zhaojun Han, Ruopian (Sophie) Fang, Dewei Chu, Da-Wei Wang (all affiliated with University of New South Wales)
Advisory Guest Editor: Kostya Ostrikov

Supercapacitors are important electrochemical energy storage devices that can deliver high power, fast charge/discharge rate, long lifespan and safe operation. The last few decades have witnessed significant progress in supercapacitors for clean and sustainable energy applications. Depending on charge storage process, supercapacitors can be classified as electric double-layer capacitor (EDLC) or pseudocapacitor. This themed collection will focus on all aspects of supercapacitors, including electrochemistry, electrode materials, electrolytes, performance evaluation, device design and fabrication, and applications. It will also cover the integration of supercapacitors with other energy harvesting or storage systems for broader energy applications. The scope includes:

 

  • New electrode materials for EDLC and pseudocapacitor
  • Charge storage mechanism investigation, theory, modelling and simulations
  • Electrolyte development
  • Performance evaluation such as energy density, power density, safety and cyclability
  • Applications of supercapacitors in areas such as electronics, transport, aerospace and stationary power stations
  • Integrated energy systems consisting of supercapacitors
  • Multifunctional energy storage devices
  • Other emerging properties or applications of supercapacitors.

 

You are welcome to submit either an original research article or a review-type article within the scope.

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

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 and Guest Editors reserve the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of the collection and inclusion of accepted articles in the collection is not guaranteed. All manuscripts will be subject to the journal’s usual peer review process. Accepted manuscripts will be added to the online collection as soon as they are online, and they will be published in a regular issue of Nanoscale Advances. Article Processing Charges (APCs) apply to all accepted articles in Nanoscale Advances and more information about APCs and waivers can be found here.

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Themed collection: Flexible Nanomaterials

We are delighted to invite you to read a new themed collection on Flexible Nanomaterials: Microscopic Mechanisms and Macroscopic Applications

 

Read the collection

 

Guest edited by Yuan Cheng (Monash University, Australia), Zibiao Li (A*STAR, Singapore), Junfeng Gao (Dalian University of Technology, China), Hai-Dong Yu (Northwestern Polytechnical University, China) and Gang Zhang (A*STAR, Singapore). This themed collection is focussed on the fundamental physical and chemical properties of flexible materials, as well as controlled functionalization, in order to harness the materials’ fundamental properties and enhanced performance in applications in the fields of flexible electronics, rechargeable batteries, thermoelectrics, optoelectronics, and soft robotics.

 

Articles in the collection are published in Nanoscale Advances and are freely available with gold open access. Read the Editorial article that introduces the collection:

Introduction to flexible nanomaterials: microscopic mechanisms and macroscopic applications

 

We hope you enjoy reading this collection. If you work on flexible nanomaterials and want to know more about publishing your next piece of work with Nanoscale Advances, please get in touch.

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RSC Chemical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Network Annual Symposium

In mid-January 2022, the RSC Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Network were delighted to welcome attendees to the annual symposium!

This annual flagship event of the RSC CNN Special Interest Group covers recent developments in fundamentals and applications of novel materials, with the aim to provide a forum of nanoscience and nanotechnology researchers to engage and exchange information, discuss challenges and build networks. Held in a hybrid format, more than 70 delegates attended in person at Burlington House in London, and many attendees dialed in to attend virtually.

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the prize winners!

Congratulations to poster prize winner Ian Machado!

Congratulations to poster prize first runner-up Jennifer Gracie

Congratulations to poster prize runner-up Chengao Yue

 

An exciting new initiative from the RSC CNN interest group is coming in March 2022: a virtual Journal Club! If you’re on Twitter, follow @RSC__CNN to keep up to date.

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Call for Papers: Design and Function of Materials Nanoarchitectonics

Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances invite you to contribute to our new themed collection on the design and function of materials nanoarchitectonics.

Nanoarchitectonics refers to the creation of functional materials using nanoscale component units, encompassing fields such as nanostructured materials synthesis, supramolecular assembly, nanoscale structural fabrications, and materials hybridizations.

Find out more about nanoarchitectonics in this recent Focus article by Guest Editor Katsuhiko Ariga.

The Guest Editor team welcome submissions utilizing both theoretical and experimental methods. You are welcome to submit to either journal, and all published articles will be collated into a single online collection for promotion.

Find out more about Nanoscale here: www.rsc.li/nanoscale

Find out more about Nanoscale Advances* here: www.rsc.li/nanoscale-advances

 

Submit any time before 1st April 2022

 

Submit to Nanoscale

Submit to Nanoscale Advances

 

Please make sure you mention on the submission form that your contribution is intended for the nanoarchitectonics themed collection.

We welcome contributions of original research as a Communication or Full Paper. All submissions will be subject to initial assessment and rigorous peer review to meet the usual high standards of the journals.

 

 

*Nanoscale Advances is an international gold open access journal (impact factor 4.5), publishing research across the breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Please note that article processing charges apply to all articles submitted to Nanoscale Advances if, following peer-review, they are accepted for publication. Details of the APC and discounted rates can be found 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. 

 

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