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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.


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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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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Congratulations to our Highly Cited Nanoscale community!

We are delighted to have many world-leading researchers in our community, helping to guide Nanoscale Horizons and Nanoscale as high impact journals publishing first reports of exceptional significance and high quality research respectively across nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Many of our Board members and authors have been recognized in Clarivate Analytics’ recently published 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list!

Congratulations from the Nanoscale Horizons and Nanoscale teams to…

…Editorial Board members

…and Advisory Board members

  • Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University, USA
  • Rodney Ruoff, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Hua Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Zhenan Bao, Stanford University, USA
  • Yunqi Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Click on their names to check out some of their published work in Nanoscale.

If you think you might have some work that represents a brand new concept of exceptional significance then get in touch on

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Introducing our new Associate Editors: Xiaogang Liu, Hongxing Xu and Yves Dufrêne

We are pleased to introduce three new Associate Editors for Nanoscale: Xiaogang Liu, Hongxing Xu and Yves Dufrêne.

Professor Xiaogang Liu

Xiaogang is Dean’s Chair Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore. He obtained his B. Eng from the Beijing Technology and Business University in China, and MS degree in Chemistry from East Carolina University, US. After completing his PhD at Northwestern University in the US, Professor Liu worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), before joining the National University of Singapore. His research interests encompass supramolecular chemistry, materials science, and bioinorganic chemistry, specifically controlling assemblies of dynamically interacting biological molecules and understanding the relationship between structure and physical properties.

Xiaogang says: “I’m thrilled to take on a new role as an Associate Editor for Nanoscale, a forum that enables researchers to share their exciting work in the diverse field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. I look forward to working with members of our community and do hope to continue to improve the quality of the journal.”

Professor Hongxing Xu

Hongxing is Professor, the director of the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and the Vice Dean of the School of Physics and Technology and the Institute for Advanced Studies at Wuhan University. His research is focused on surface enhanced spectroscopy and nanoplasmonics, in particular, phenomena, mechanisms, devices and applications based on surface plasmon resonances in novel metal nanostructure systems.

Professor Yves Dufrêne

Yves is a Research Director of the National Fund for Scientific Research and a Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium. He obtained his Bioengineering degree and PhD at UCL, then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Naval Research Laboratory, USA, before returning to UCL. He is interested in nanobioscience and nanobiotechnology, specifically in the development and use of advanced nanoscale techniques for analyzing biological systems. His research focuses on studying the nanoscale surface architecture, biophysical properties and molecular interactions of living cells – particularly microbial pathogens – using atomic force microscopy (AFM). The goals are to further understand key cellular functions, like cell adhesion, and to contribute to the development of nanoscopy techniques for the life sciences.

We are delighted to welcome Yves to the Nanoscale Editorial Board. He comments: “I am very honored and excited to become Associate Editor of such a great journal, definitely one of the very best in nanoscience. My main mission will be to promote publication of top-quality research in the fast moving area of nanobioscience and nanomedicine.”

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New Nanoscale Editor: Dr Xiaodong Chen

Nanoscale is delighted to welcome Dr Xiaodong Chen as a new Associate Editor.

Dr Chen is an Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His research focuses on developing integrated sytems at the nano-bio interface for monitoring, manipulating, and mimicking biological processes at the nanoscale and exploring programmable nanoscale modules for energy conversion.

So you can see for yourself the quality of work in Nanoscale, we have collected together some recent articles in Dr Chen’s exciting research fields, with a selection available to read for free for a limited period.

The nano-bio interface

Bio-inspired magnetic swimming microrobots for biomedical applications
Kathrin E. Peyer, Li Zhang and Bradley J. Nelson
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR32554C, Feature Article

Supramolecular self-assemblies as functional nanomaterials
Eric Busseron, Yves Ruff, Emilie Moulin and Nicolas Giuseppone
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR02176A, Review Article

Biomimetic graphene films and their properties
Yong-Lai Zhang, Qi-Dai Chen, Zhi Jin, Eunkyoung Kim and Hong-Bo Sun
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30813D, Feature Article

Lanthanide-doped luminescent nano-bioprobes: from fundamentals to biodetection
Yongsheng Liu, Datao Tu, Haomiao Zhu, En Ma and Xueyuan Chen
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR33239F, Feature Article

Bioinspired design and macroscopic assembly of poly(vinyl alcohol)-coated graphene into kilometers-long fibers
Liang Kou and Chao Gao
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR00455D, Paper

Plasmon enhanced upconversion luminescence of NaYF4:Yb,Er@SiO2@Ag core–shell nanocomposites for cell imaging
Peiyan Yuan, Yih Hong Lee, Muthu Kumara Gnanasammandhan, Zhenping Guan, Yong Zhang and Qing-Hua Xu
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR31241G, Paper

Photo-switched self-assembly of a gemini α-helical peptide into supramolecular architectures
Chang-Sheng Chen, Xiao-Ding Xu, Shi-Ying Li, Ren-Xi Zhuo and Xian-Zheng Zhang
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01967E, Communication

Energy Conversion

Free-standing one-dimensional plasmonic nanostructures
Lin Jiang, Yinghui Sun, Fengwei Huo, Hua Zhang, Lidong Qin, Shuzhou Li and Xiaodong Chen
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR11445J, Feature Article

Recent advances in solar cells based on one-dimensional nanostructure arrays
Miao Yu, Yun-Ze Long, Bin Sun and Zhiyong Fan
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30437F, Review Article

Power conversion efficiency enhancement based on the bio-inspired hierarchical antireflection layer in dye sensitized solar cells
Hyo-Jin Ahn, Sun-I Kim, Jong-Chul Yoon, Jung-Soo Lee and Ji-Hyun Jang
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR31214J, Communication

Bio-inspired Antireflective Hetero-nanojunctions with Enhanced Photoactivity
Dianpeng Qi, Liyan Zheng, Xue Cao, Yueyue Jiang, Hongbo Xu, Zhang YanYan, Bingjie Yang, Yinghui Sun, Huey Hoon Hng, Nan Lu, Lifeng Chi and Xiaodong Chen
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR04011A, Paper

Bio-nanohybrids of quantum dots and photoproteins facilitating strong nonradiative energy transfer
Urartu Ozgur Safak Seker, Evren Mutlugun, Pedro Ludwig Hernandez-Martinez, Vijay K. Sharma, Vladimir Lesnyak, Nikolai Gaponik, Alexander Eychmüller and Hilmi Volkan Demir
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01417G, Paper

Functionalization of nanomaterials by non-thermal large area atmospheric pressure plasmas: application to flexible dye-sensitized solar cells
Heesoo Jung, Jaeyoung Park, Eun Sang Yoo, Gill-Sang Han, Hyun Suk Jung, Min Jae Ko, Sanghoo Park and Wonho Choe
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01889J, Paper

Spherical TiO2 aggregates with different building units for dye-sensitized solar cells
Zhaohui Liu, Xunjia Su, Genliang Hou, Song Bi, Zhou Xiao and Haipeng Jia
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01767B, Paper

Nanorainforest solar cells based on multi-junction hierarchical p-Si/n-CdS/n-ZnOnanoheterostructures
Wei Wang, Qing Zhao, Kevin Laurent, Y. Leprince-Wang, Zhi-Min Liao and Dapeng Yu
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR11123J, Paper

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To read more exciting research articles visit our Nanoscale website. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@nanoscale_rsc).

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Yamuna Krishnan wins Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award

Dr Yamuna Krishnan has received the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for Chemical Sciences.  The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards are India’s top awards for excellence in science and technology and are given annually to young scientists below the age of 45 who have made outstanding contributions in any field of science and technology.

The Award was instituted in 1957 in the honour of late Dr Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, an eminent scientist, founder director and principal architect of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). This year, eight scientists received awards on the 71st Foundation day of CSIR. Dr Krishnan was the only recipient in the Chemical Sciences Category. A full list of winners can be found here.

Yamuna Krishnan is a scientist at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore, India. Her research involves understanding the structure and dynamics of unusual forms of DNA and translating this knowledge to create DNA-based nanodevices for applications in bionanotechnology.

Dr Krishnan is a Nanoscale Associate Editor. You can submit your best research to her Editorial Office at

Here is one of Dr Krishnan’s recent articles in Chemical Communications:

Tunable, colorimetric DNA-based pH sensors mediated by A-motif formation
Sonali Saha, Kasturi Chakraborty and Yamuna Krishnan
Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 2513-2515
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC16347K

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New Nanoscale Associate Editor: Dr Yamuna Krishnan

We are delighted to welcome Dr Yamuna Krishnan as a new Associate Editor for Nanoscale.

Yamuna Krishnan: New Nanoscale Associate Editor

Dr Krishnan is a Reader at the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, India.  Her research involves understanding the structure and dynamics of unusual forms of DNA and translating this knowledge to create DNA-based nanodevices for applications in bionanotechnology.

Dr Krishnan obtained her BSc in chemistry from the University of Madras, and graduated with a PhD in organic chemistry from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Between 2001 and 2004 she was a research fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK, before taking up a position as a Fellow (Assistant Professor equivalent) at NCBS. In 2002 she was awarded the prestigious 1851 Research Fellowship award.

Dr Krishnan will be handling papers soon and so we encourage you to submit to her editorial office.

We have collected together some recent articles in Dr Krishnan’s exciting research fields, with a selection available to read for free for a limited period:


FREE: Nanostructure-induced DNA Condensation
Ting Zhou, Axel Llizo, Chen Wang, Guiying Xu and Yanlian Yang
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01630G

FREE: Cholesterol – a biological compound as a building block in bionanotechnology
Leticia Hosta-Rigau, Yan Zhang, Boon M. Teo, Almar Postma and Brigitte Städler
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR32923A

FREE: Gold nanoparticles: preparation, properties, and applications in bionanotechnology
Yi-Cheun Yeh, Brian Creran and Vincent M. Rotello
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR11188D

FREE: The interplay between carbon nanomaterials and amyloid fibrils in bio-nanotechnology
Chaoxu Li and Raffaele Mezzenga
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01644G

FREE: Nano–bio effects: interaction of nanomaterials with cells
Liang-Chien Cheng, Xiumei Jiang, Jing Wang, Chunying Chen and Ru-Shi Liu
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR34276J

FREE: Bio-inspired magnetic swimming microrobots for biomedical applications
Kathrin E. Peyer, Li Zhang and Bradley J. Nelson
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR32554C

Original research

Chain relaxation dynamics of DNA adsorbing at a solid–liquid interface
Willem Vanderlinden and Steven De Feyter
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR34231J

Improving the understanding of oligonucleotide–nanoparticle conjugates using DNA-binding fluorophores
Luca Guerrini, Lee Barrett, Jennifer A. Dougan, Karen Faulds and Duncan Graham
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01197F

Reversible Switches of DNA Nanostructures between “Close” and “Open” and Its Biosensing Applications
Qinglin Sheng, Ruixiao Liu, Jianbin Zheng and Junjie Zhu
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01576A

Assessment of DNA complexation onto polyelectrolyte-coated magnetic silica nanoparticles
Ana B. Dávila-Ibáñez, Niklaas J. Buurma and Verónica Salgueiriño
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR34358H

Self-assembled magnetic theranostic nanoparticles for highly sensitive MRI of minicircle DNA delivery
Qian Wan, Lisi Xie, Lin Gao, Zhiyong Wang, Xiang Nan, Hulong Lei, Xiaojing Long, Zhi-Ying Chen, Cheng-Yi He, Gang Liu, Xin Liu and Bensheng Qiu
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR32438E

M1.3 – a small scaffold for DNA origami
Hassan Said, Verena J. Schüller, Fabian J. Eber, Christina Wege, Tim Liedl and Clemens Richert
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR32393A

Regulating DNA translocation through functionalized soft nanopores
Li-Hsien Yeh, Mingkan Zhang, Shizhi Qian and Jyh-Ping Hsu
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30102D

Functional self-assembled DNA nanostructures for molecular recognition
Xiaojuan Zhang and Vamsi K. Yadavalli
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11711H

Polyvalent DNA–graphene nanosheets “click” conjugates
Zihao Wang, Zhilei Ge, Xiaoxue Zheng, Nan Chen, Cheng Peng, Chunhai Fan and Qing Huang
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR11174D

Polycations-functionalized water-soluble gold nanoclusters: a potential platform for simultaneous enhanced gene delivery and cell imaging
Yu Tao, Zhenhua Li, Enguo Ju, Jinsong Ren and Xiaogang Qu
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01326J

Singlet oxygen plays a key role in the toxicity and DNA damage caused by nanometric TiO2 in human keratinocytes
Ivana Fenoglio, Jessica Ponti, Elisa Alloa, Mara Ghiazza, Ingrid Corazzari, Robin Capomaccio, Diana Rembges, Simonetta Oliaro-Bosso and François Rossi
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01191G

Atomic force microscopy reveals two phases in single stranded DNA self-assembled monolayers
Priscila Monteiro Kosaka, Sheila Gonzalez, Carmen Martinez, Alfonso Cebollada, Alvaro San Paulo, Montserrat Calleja and Javier Tamayo
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01186K

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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New Nanoscale Associate Editor: Dr Serena Corr

New Nanoscale Associate Editor Dr Serena CorrWe are delighted to welcome Dr Serena Corr as a new Associate Editor for Nanoscale.

Dr Corr is a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, and her research focuses on the design, synthesis and structure determination of functional materials, in particular metal oxide nanostructures.

Dr Corr will be handling papers soon and so we encourage you to submit to her editorial office.

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New Nanoscale Associate Editor: Prof. Dirk Guldi

Dirk Guldi Nanoscale Associate Editor

We are delighted to welcome Professor Dirk Guldi as a new Associate Editor for Nanoscale. Professor Guldi is one of the world-leading scientists in the field of charge transfer/nanocarbons. In particular, he is well-known for his contributions to the areas of charge-separation in donor-acceptor materials and construction of nanostructured thin films for solar energy conversion.Nanoscale

His research at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg involves the application of an arsenal of spectroscopic and microscopic techniques to a variety of molecular systems designed specifically to explore the nature of the chemical, physical and photophysical properties of new molecular hybrids, quantum dots, quantum rods and nanoparticles. He is also interested in designing and synthesising novel nanometer scale structures in combination with electron donors as integrative components for electron-donor-acceptor ensembles.

Prof. Guldi is handling papers and so we encourage you to submit to his editorial office.

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Editor’s choice: nanostructured polymer and dye-sensitized solar cells

Zhiqun LinNanoscale Nanoscale Advisory Board Member Prof. Zhiqun Lin is an expert in nanostructured polymer solar cells and dye-sensitized solar cells, and has selected some of his favorite articles recently published in these fields in Nanoscale.


Read our Editor’s choice selection today:


Confocal ultrafast pump–probe spectroscopy: a new technique to explore nanoscale composites
Tersilla Virgili , Giulia Grancini , Egle Molotokaite , Inma Suarez-Lopez , Sai Kiran Rajendran , Andrea Liscio , Vincenzo Palermo , Guglielmo Lanzani , Dario Polli and Giulio Cerullo
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11896C

Conjugated polymers/semiconductor nanocrystals hybrid materials preparation, electrical transport properties and applications
Peter Reiss , Elsa Couderc , Julia De Girolamo and Adam Pron
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00403K

Recent advances in hybrids of carbon nanotube network films and nanomaterials for their potential applications as transparent conducting films
Seung Bo Yang , Byung-Seon Kong , Dae-Hwan Jung , Youn-Kyoung Baek , Chang-Soo Han , Sang-Keun Oh and Hee-Tae Jung
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00855A

Semiconductor nanostructure-based photovoltaic solar cells
Genqiang Zhang , Scott Finefrock , Daxin Liang , Gautam G. Yadav , Haoran Yang , Haiyu Fang and Yue Wu
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10152H

Atomic layer deposition for nanofabrication and interface engineering
Monan Liu, Xianglin Li, Siva Krishna Karuturi, Alfred Iing Yoong Tok and Hong Jin Fan
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11875K

Oxide nanowires for solar cell applications
Qifeng Zhang, Supan Yodyingyong, Junting Xi, Daniel Myers and Guozhong Cao
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11595F

Nanoengineering and interfacial engineering of photovoltaics by atomic layer deposition
Jonathan R. Bakke, Katie L. Pickrahn, Thomas P. Brennan and Stacey F. Bent
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10349K

TiO2 nanotubes and their application in dye-sensitized solar cells
Poulomi Roy, Doohun Kim, Kiyoung Lee, Erdmann Spiecker and Patrik Schmuki
DOI: 10.1039/B9NR00131J

Oxide nanowire networks and their electronic and optoelectronic characteristics
Nripan Mathews, Binni Varghese, Cheng Sun, Velmurugan Thavasi, Björn P. Andreasson, Chornghaur H. Sow , Seeram Ramakrishna and Subodh G. Mhaisalkar
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00285B

Original research:

Efficient Light Trapping in Inverted Polymer Solar Cells by Randomly Nanostructured Electrode Using Monodispersed Polymer Nanoparticles
Bumjoon Kim , Dongjin Kang , Hyunbum Kang , Changsoon Cho , Kihyun Kim , Seonju Jeong and Jung-Yong Lee
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR33160H

Solution-processed, nanostructured hybrid solar cells with broad spectral sensitivity and stability
Renjia Zhou , Ying Zheng , Lei Qian , Yixing Yang , Paul H. Holloway and Jiangeng Xue
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30210A

Light concentration and redistribution in polymer solar cells by plasmonic nanoparticles
Jinfeng Zhu , Mei Xue , Ryan Hoekstra , Faxian Xiu , Baoqing Zeng and Kang L. Wang
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11920J

Charge photogeneration in hybrid solar cells: A comparison between quantum dots and in situ grown CdS
Luke X. Reynolds , Thierry Lutz , Simon Dowland , Andrew MacLachlan , Simon King and Saif A. Haque
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR12081J

Exciton diffusion and charge transfer dynamics in nano phase-separated P3HT/PCBM blend films
Hai Wang , Hai-Yu Wang , Bing-Rong Gao , Lei Wang , Zhi-Yong Yang , Xiao-Bo Du , Qi-Dai Chen , Jun-Feng Song and Hong-Bo Sun
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR01002B

Annealing effects on the photovoltaic performance of all-conjugated poly(3-alkylthiophene) diblock copolymer-based bulk heterojunction solar cells
Ming He , Wei Han , Jing Ge , Weijie Yu , Yuliang Yang , Feng Qiu and Zhiqun Lin
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10293A

Synergistic effect of surface plasmon resonance and constructed hierarchical TiO2 spheres for dye-sensitized solar cells
Yumin Liu, Haowei Zhai, Feng Guo, Niu Huang, Weiwei Sun, Chenghao Bu, Tao Peng, Jikang Yuan and Xingzhong Zhao
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR31954C

Large-scale synthesis of Cu2SnS3 and Cu1.8S hierarchical microspheres as efficient counter electrode materials for quantum dot sensitized solar cells
Jun Xu, Xia Yang, Tai-Lun Wong and Chun-Sing Lee
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR31724A

Densely aligned rutile TiO2 nanorod arrays with high surface area for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells
Miaoqiang Lv, Dajiang Zheng, Meidan Ye, Lan Sun, Jing Xiao, Wenxi Guo and Changjian Lin
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR31431B

Highly efficient and completely flexible fiber-shaped dye-sensitized solar cell based on TiO2 nanotube array
Zhibin Lv, Jiefeng Yu, Hongwei Wu, Jian Shang, Dan Wang, Shaocong Hou, Yongping Fu, Kai Wu and Dechun Zou
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11532H

Dye-sensitized solar cells based on a nanoparticle/nanotube bilayer structure and their equivalent circuit analysis
Xukai Xin, Jun Wang, Wei Han, Meidan Ye and Zhiqun Lin
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11617K

Graphene supported nickel nanoparticle as a viable replacement for platinum in dye sensitized solar cells
Reeti Bajpai, Soumyendu Roy, Neha kulshrestha, Javad Rafiee, Nikhil Koratkar and D. S. Misra
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11127F

Nanostructure control of graphene-composited TiO2 by a one-step solvothermal approach for high performance dye-sensitized solar cells
Ziming He, Guanhong Guai, Jing Liu, Chunxian Guo, Joachim Say Chye Loo, Chang Ming Li and Timothy Thatt Yang Tan
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR11300C

Preparation of TiO2 nanowires/nanotubes using polycarbonate membranes and their uses in dye-sensitized solar cells
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