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Nanoscale 10th Anniversary at ChinaNANO 2019

The 8th China International Nanoscience and Technology Conference (ChinaNANO 2019) was successfully held in Beijing on August 17-19. The Royal Society of Chemistry not only set up a booth at the conference, but also held a number of events during the meeting including a certificate presentation ceremony, Nanoscale 10th anniversary birthday cake celebration ceremony, a Nanoscale journal symposium, face-to-face journal editors and other activities.

Cake-cutting Ceremony

Professor Chunli Bai and Professor Dirk Guldi cut the celebration cake while Dr Michaela Muehlberg, Managing Editor, watched on.

To celebrate 10 years of publishing Nanoscale, we held a cake-cutting celebration featuring Professor Chunli Bai and Professor Dirk Guldi – the founding and current Editors-in-chief of the journal. Professor Bai shared his thoughts on how Nanoscale has developed over the last decade, growing into the largest high-impact nanoscience and nanotechnology journal.

Dr Helen Pain and Professor Chunli Bai celebrate the growth and success of Nanoscale since it launched in 2009.

Nanoscale journal family symposium

The RSC Nanoscale Journals Symposium was held in collaboration with the National Nanoscience Center. A number of Associate Editors who handle manuscripts for the nanoscale journal family, as well as outstanding young scholars selected by the journal, presented their latest research. Dr. Michaela Muehlberg, Managing Editor, also gave a talk about the writing and submission of papers.

 

 

Celebrating our authors

Prior to the cake celebration ceremony, Professor Chunli Bai, Dr. Helen Pain, Professor Dirk Guldi, and Dr Michaela Muehlberg presented certificates to some of Nanoscale‘s most highly cited authors and most prolific authors. We were delighted to be able to thank our authors in person and present them with certificates to commemorate their incredible support of the journal.

Amanda Barnard, Australian Federal Institute of Science

Qian Zhang picked up the award for Daxiang Cui, Shangahi Jiaotong University

Liming Ding, NCNST

Mingdong Dong, Aarhus University

Youxing Fang picked up with award for Shaojun Dong, Changchun Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Baibiao Huang, Shandong University

Xingyu Jiang, Southern University of Science and Technology and former Nanoscale Associate Editor

A student picked up the award on behalf of Hong Liu, Shandong University

Luis M. Liz-Marzán, CIC biomaGUNE Research Center

Xiongwen Lou, Nanyang Technological University

Thalappil Pradeep, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Xianbin Li picked up the award on behalf of Hongbo Sun, Jilin University

Feng Ding, South Korea Ulsan University of Science and Technology

Zhuang Liu, Suzhou University

 

Thank you to everyone who attended our celebrations! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

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Update on the nanoscale journal family, 2019

Here’s a quick update on the nanoscale journal family to let you know how we are doing and what to look out for later in 2019.

Following our first (partial) impact factor last year, we are pleased to announce that our first full impact factor is 9.095*!

Other news from 2019:

 

We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year!

Look out for our celebrations at ChinaNANO 2019. In the meantime, why not have a read of these collections highlighting the most highly cited articles published in Nanoscale since we launched in 2009, as well as recent articles by some of our most prolific authors.

Other news from 2019:

  • Our latest impact factor is 6.970*.
  • Chunying Chen, Dong Ha Kim, and Umesh Waghmare were appointed as Associate Editors.
  • We’ve been publishing guest edited online themed collections:
    • Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals, guest edited by Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Qiao Zhang, and Roman Krahne.
    • Nanocarbons, guest edited by Nianjun Yang, Dai-Wen Pang, and Yasuaki Einaga.
    • Still to come…10th Anniversary Special Issue in October 2019, guest edited by Chunli Bai, Markus Niederberger, Francesco Stellacci, and Dirk Guldi.

 

We’ve published our first issues and we are delighted to see such a great response from the community. Thank you for supporting the Royal Society of Chemistry’s first journal to be Gold Open Access from launch!

Other news from 2019:

  • We’ve collated the Most Popular Articles published in the journal so far in an online article collection.
  • The journal has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and has also been accepted for inclusion in Scopus and the Emerging Sources Index in Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics.

 

Come and meet us

Members of the Editorial Team will be attending the following conferences in the coming months. Get in touch if you want to arrange a meeting, or just come over and say hello! You can also keep up to date on where the Editorial Team and our Associate Editors will be by following us on Twitter.

Get in touch if you have any feedback on the nanoscale journal family: we would love to hear from you so email us at nanoscale-rsc@rsc.org.

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Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances Collections

Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances publish high quality research across nanoscience and nanotechnology. To help you find the research that’s important to you, we’ve brought together all of our most recent and ongoing online article collections. We hope you enjoy reading them!

Ongoing Collections

Nanoscale

   

Nanoscale Advances

Themed Collections

  

Other Collections

Check out the online article collections for our sister journal Nanoscale Horizons on this blog page.

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Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale in 2018

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale in 2018, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

A message from Professor Dirk Guldi, Editor-in-Chief:

Like in recent years, Nanoscale is recognizing the Outstanding Reviewers for 2018. High quality peer review is an essential tool to guarantee the quality and impact of Nanoscale; it depends on the excellence and timeliness of the reviews.  As active researchers we all are facing many demands. To this end, providing carefully drafted reviews of the work of peers is a significant contribution to the readers of Nanoscale and the scientific community, in general. I want to add my thanks to these outstanding reviewers and also thank everyone who has reviewed manuscripts for Nanoscale.

Professor Qiang Zhang, Tsinghua University, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3929-1541
Dr Hongjin Fan, Nanyang Technological University, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1237-4555
Dr Yanglong Hou, Peking University, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0579-4594
Professor Haibo Zeng, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0281-3617
Dr David Lou, Nanyang Technological University, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5557-4437
Professor Tierui Zhang, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7948-9413
Professor Han Zhang, Shenzhen University, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0166-1973
Dr Zheyu Fang, Peking University, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5780-0728
Professor Jianping Xie, National University of Singapore, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3254-5799
Professor Katsuhiko Ariga, National Institute for Materials Science, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2445-2955
Professor Ya Yang, Beijing Institute of Nano Energy and Systems, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0168-2974
Professor Xueyuan Chen, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0493-839X
Dr Sang-Jae Kim, Jeju National University, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5066-2622
Professor Xiaoji Xie, Nanjing Tech University, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4830-1246
Dr Xiaoxin Zou, Jilin University, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4143-9274
Dr Xuping Sun, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5034-1135
Dr Feng Wang, City University of Hong Kong, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9471-4386
Dr Yun Chan Kang, Korea University, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5769-5761
Dr Xianqiao Wang, University of Georgia, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2461-3015
Professor Seung Ko, Seoul National University, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7477-0820
Professor Jianfang Wang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2467-8751
Professor Dhiraj Bhatia, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1478-6417
Professor Zhonglin Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5530-0380
Dr Yun Zong, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9934-0889
Dr Shihe Yang, University of Science and Technology, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6469-8415

We would also like to thank the Nanoscale board and the nanoscience community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Highlights from Nanoscale so far in 2018

 

We are delighted to see the support from the community as you continue to contribute outstanding articles showcasing high quality, cross-community research that bridges the various disciplines involved with nanoscience and nanotechnology. A testament to the journal success is our latest Impact Factor 7.233*.

To celebrate the nanoscience community’s excellent work, we have picked out some content highlights for 2018 so far, which we would like to share with you. All articles are free to access until the end of July** – we hope you enjoy reading them.

Reviews

Predicting the impact of structural diversity on the performance of nanodiamond drug carriers

A. S. Barnard

Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 8893-8910

 

Recent advances in the nanoengineering of electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction

Fengwang Li, Douglas R. MacFarlane and Jie Zhang

Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 6235-6260

 

Communications

Spin-state dependent conductance switching in single molecule-graphene junctions

Enrique Burzurí, Amador García-Fuente, Victor García-Suárez, Kuppusamy Senthil Kumar, Mario Ruben, Jaime Ferrer and Herre S. J. van der Zant

Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 7905-7911

 

A photonic sintering derived Ag flake/nanoparticle-based highly sensitive stretchable strain sensor for human motion monitoring

Inhyuk Kim, Kyoohee Woo, Zhaoyang Zhong, Pyungsam Ko, Yunseok Jang, Minhun Jung, Jeongdai Jo, Sin Kwon, Seung-Hyun Lee, Sungwon Lee, Hongseok Youn and Jooho Moon

Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 7890-7897

 

Papers

3D interconnected porous carbon nanosheets/carbon nanotubes as a polysulfide reservoir for high performance lithium–sulfur batteries

Wu Yang, Wang Yang, Ailing Song, Gang Sun and Guangjie Shao

Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 816-824

 

Upconverting nanocomposites with combined photothermal and photodynamic effects

Yue Huang, Artiom Skripka, Lucía Labrador-Páez, Francisco Sanz-Rodríguez, Patricia Haro-González, Daniel Jaque, Federico Rosei and Fiorenzo Vetrone

Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 791-799

 

Large diffusion anisotropy and orientation sorting of phosphorene nanoflakes under a temperature gradient

Yuan Cheng, Gang Zhang, Yingyan Zhang, Tienchong Chang, Qing-Xiang Pei, Yongqing Cai and Yong-Wei Zhang

Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 1660-1666

 

Nanoscale has established itself as a platform for high quality, cross-community research that bridges the various disciplines involved with nanoscience and nanotechnology, publishing important research from leading international research groups.

Contact us: nanoscale-rsc@rsc.org

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Click here for 2018 Highlights in Nanoscale Horizons, the premier journal in our nanoscale family, or sign up to our newsletters for more regular journal-specific updates.

 

* 2017 Journal Citation Reports, Clarivate Analytics June 2018.

**Access to articles through login via your free Royal Society of Chemistry publishing personal account

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Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale in 2017, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Professor Xueyuan Chen, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ORCID: 0000-0003-0493-839X
Dr Hong Jin Fan, Nanyang Technological University, ORCID:  0000-0003-1237-4555
Professor Zhanjun Gu, Institute of High Energy Physics, ORCID: 0000-0003-3717-2423
Professor Hong Liu, Shandong University, ORCID:  0000-0002-4110-6333
Professor Jang Ung Park, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, ORCID: 0000-0003-1522-4958
Dr Yarjan Samad, University of Cambridge
Dr Yuxin Tang, Nanyang Technological University, ORCID: 0000-0001-9348-323X
Professor Yusuke Yamauchi, The University of Queensland
Professor Yuchao Yang, Peking University, ORCID: 0000-0003-4674-4059
Dr Xiaojian Zhu, University of Michigan

We would also like to thank the Nanoscale board and the nanoscience and nanotechnology community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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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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Material containing perfectly planar octacoordinate titanium predicted

Titanium falls flat in an eight-membered boron ring

Source: Royal Society of Chemistry
(a) Top and (b) side views of the ball and stick model of the predicted 2D TiB4 monolayer. Titanium and boron atoms are denoted by grey and pink spheres, respectively. The black square marks a unit cell

Researchers in China and the US have predicted the first two-dimensional material to contain completely planar octacoordinate transition metal atoms – TiB4. If scientists can make it, the monolayer would contain edge-sharing wheels of eight-membered boron rings with a central titanium atom.

To read the full article visit Chemistry World.

Two-dimensional TiB4 Monolayer Exhibits Planar Octacoordinate Ti
Xin Qu, Jian Lv, Yanchao Wang, Jinghai Yang, Zhongfang Chen and Yanming Ma
Nanoscale, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7NR05688E

 

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Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale in 2016

Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale in 2016, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Professor Katsuhiko Ariga, National Institute for Materials Science
Dr Yu-Lun Cheuh, National Tsing Hua University
Dr Zheyu Fang, Peking University
Professor Nam-Gyu Park, Sungkyunkwan University
Dr Ilia Valov, Research Centre Jülich
Dr Zhikun Wu, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science
Dr Yusuke Yamauchi, National Institute for Materials Science
Professor Yuchao Yang, Peking University
Professor Shu-Hong Yu, University of Science and Technology of China
Professor Haibo Zeng, Nanjing University of Science and Technology

We would also like to thank the Nanoscale board and the nanoscience community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Top 10 Reviewers for Nanoscale

In celebration of Peer Review Week, with the theme of Recognition for Review – we would like to highlight the top 10 reviewers for Nanoscale in 2016, as selected by the editor for their significant contribution to the journal.

Name Institution
Dr Yuchao Yang Peking University
Professor Shu-Hong Yu University of Science and Technology of China
Professor Zhuang Liu Soochow University
Professor Haibo Zeng Nanjing University of Science and Technology
Dr Katsuhiko Ariga National Institute for Materials Science
Professor David Lou Nanyang Technological University
Dr Yu-Lun Chueh National Tsinghua Univeristy
Dr Wolfgang Parak Philipps University Marburg
Dr Jihang Lee University of Michigan
Dr Ilia Valov Research Centre Juelich

We would like to say a massive thank you to these reviewers as well as the Nanoscale board and all of the nanoscience community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.


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