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Themed collection: 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).

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.

 

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

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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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Themed collection: Design and Function of Materials Nanoarchitectonics

Design and Function of Materials Nanoarchitectonics

Guest edited by Katsuhiko Ariga and Omar Azzaroni

Professor Katsuhiko Ariga and Professor Omar Azzaroni

 

We are delighted to introduce a new themed online collection published in Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances on nanoarchitectonics. This collection is dedicated 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.

Read the collection here or Read the introductory editorial here

Here is a selection of articles from this collection. Many of the articles in this collection are gold open access and so they are free to access. The other articles have been made free to access until the end of November 2022.

Nanoarchitectonics for conductive polymers using solid and vapor phases
Yuya Oaki and Kosuke Sato
Nanoscale Adv., 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D2NA00203E

Controlled formation of carbon nanotubes incorporated ceramic composite granules by electrostatic integrated nano-assembly
Hiroyuki Muto, Yusaku Sato, Wai Kian Tan, Atsushi Yokoi, Go Kawamura and Atsunori Matsuda
Nanoscale, 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D2NR01713J

Egg-yolk core–shell mesoporous silica nanoparticles for high doxorubicin loading and delivery to prostate cancer cells
Steffi Tiburcius, Kannan Krishnan, Linta Jose, Vaishwik Patel, Arnab Ghosh, C. I. Sathish, Judith Weidenhofer, Jae-Hun Yang, Nicole M. Verrills, Ajay Karakoti and Ajayan Vinu
Nanoscale, 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D2NR00783E

Find out more about nanoarchitectonics in Nanoscale Horizons Outstanding Review by Professor Katsuhiko Ariga: Nanoarchitectonics: what’s coming next after nanotechnology?

We hope you enjoy reading this collection.

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Call For Papers: Halide Perovskite Optoelectronics

Call For Papers: Halide Perovskite Optoelectronics

Guest edited by Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Maria Antonietta Loi, Haibo Zeng and Joseph M. Luther

We are delighted to announce a call for papers for our latest online themed collection in Nanoscale on Halide Perovskite Optoelectronics that is being guest edited by Dr Lakshminarayana Polavarapu (University of Vigo, Spain), Professor Maria Antonietta Loi (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Professor Haibo Zeng (Nanjing University, China) and Dr ‪Joseph M. Luther (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA‬).

Halide Perovskite Optoelectronics open call for papers promotional graphic. Guest edited by Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Maria Antonietta Loi, Haibo Zeng and Joey Luther. Open for submissions until 15 December 2022.
Over the past decade, metal halide perovskites, both in the form of thin films and colloidal nanocrystals (NCs), have emerged as a leading candidate for optoelectronic applications because of their exciting properties including defect tolerance, long charge carrier diffusion lengths, high photoluminescence quantum yield, and facile fabrication using relatively low-cost precursors. We have witnessed a steep increase in the efficiency of perovskite optoelectronic devices such as solar cells, LEDs, and photodetectors in a short development time. Despite tremendous success in achieving efficiencies as high as those of classical semiconductors such as silicon and metal chalcogenides, perovskite optoelectronics are still suffering from long-term chemical and operational stability along with toxicity and scalability to large-area devices. Currently, perovskites (bulk and nanocrystals) and corresponding devices are undergoing further optimization regarding the composition of A, B, and X sites, surface passivation, optimization of the device architectures, interfaces, and charge transport layers, and their encapsulation. This special themed collection aims to provide a platform for the latest developments that address the challenges of halide perovskite optoelectronics. The topics of this collection, include but are not limited to,

  • Composition engineering of bulk perovskite thin films for improving phase stability
  • Synthesis of stable perovskite NCs by composition engineering, doping, and passivation
  • Stable layered 2D (Ruddlesden–Popper (RP)) perovskite optoelectronics (solar cells LEDs, photodetectors, etc.)
  • Perovskite solar cells with improved chemical and long-term stability, and efficiency
  • Defect passivation of perovskite solar cells and LEDs
  • Lead-free perovskite optoelectronics
  • Device encapsulation
  • Large-area devices

 

This call for papers is open for the following article types:

  • Communications
  • Full papers

Open for submissions until 15th December 2022

If you would like to contribute to this themed issue, you can submit your article directly through the journal’s online submission service. Please mention that this submission is a contribution to the Halide Perovskite Optoelectronics collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and add a “Note to the Editor” that this is from the Open Call. The Editorial Office reserves the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of both the journal and the collection, and inclusion of accepted articles in the final themed issue is not guaranteed.

Please also note that all submissions will be subject to initial assessment and rigorous peer review to meet the usual high standards of Nanoscale and acceptance is not guaranteed.

If you have any questions about the journal or the collection, then Edward Gardner, the Development Editor for Nanoscale, would be happy to answer them. You can contact him by emailing the journal inbox.

With best wishes,

Dr Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, University of Vigo, Spain
Professor Maria Antonietta Loi, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Professor Haibo Zeng, Nanjing University, China
Dr ‪Joseph M. Luther, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA‬

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Call For Papers: Nanomaterials for Printed Electronics

Call For Papers: Nanomaterials for Printed Electronics

Guest edited by Cinzia Casirgahi, Oana Jurchescu, Shlomo Magdassi and Wenming Su

We are delighted to announce a call for papers for our latest online themed collection in Nanoscale on Nanomaterials for Printed Electronics that is being guest edited by Professor Cinzia Casiraghi, (University of Manchester, UK), Professor Oana Jurchescu (Wake Forest University, USA), Professor Shlomo Magdassi (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) and Professor Wenming Su (Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, China).

Nanomaterials for Printed Electronics open call for papers promotional graphic. Guest edited by Cinzia Casiraghi, Oana Jurchescu, Shlomo Magdassi and Wenming Su. Open for submissions until 20 October 2022.

Nanomaterials present unique physicochemical properties that make them perfect to be used as functional inks for the fabrication of printed devices. This collection brings together different types of nanomaterials for printed electronics (organic, inorganic, hybrids, etc.) and provides an overview on the most used technologies for printed electronics, with the aim of connecting different communities and identifying common challenges in the field.

This call for papers is open for the following article types:

  • Communications
  • Full papers

Open for submissions until 20th October 2022

If you would like to contribute to this themed issue, you can submit your article directly through the journal’s online submission service. Please mention that this submission is a contribution to the Nanomaterials for Printed Electronics collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and add a “Note to the Editor” that this is from the Open Call. The Editorial Office reserves the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of both the journal and the collection, and inclusion of accepted articles in the final themed issue is not guaranteed.

Please also note that all submissions will be subject to initial assessment and rigorous peer review to meet the usual high standards of Nanoscale.

If you have any questions about the journal or the collection, then Edward Gardner, the Development Editor for Nanoscale, would be happy to answer them. You can contact him by emailing the journal inbox.

With best wishes,

Professor Cinzia Casiraghi, University of Manchester, UK
Professor Oana Jurchescu, Wake Forest University, USA
Professor Shlomo Magdassi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Professor Wenming Su, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, China

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Call For Papers: Emerging Concepts in Nucleic Acids

Call For Papers: Emerging Concepts in Nucleic Acids

Guest edited by Arun Richard Chandrasekaran, Dhiraj Bhatia, Xiaogang Liu and Prabal Maiti

We are delighted to announce a call for papers for our latest online themed collection in Nanoscale and Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) on Emerging Concepts in Nucleic Acids: Structures, Functions and Applications that is being guest edited by Dr Arun Richard Chandrasekaran (University at Albany, SUNY, USA), Dr Dhiraj Bhatia (IIT Gandhinagar, India), Professor Xiaogang Liu (National University of Singapore, Singapore) and Professor Prabal Maiti (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India).

Emerging Concepts in Nucleic Acids open call for papers promotional graphic. Guest edited by Arun Richard Chandrasekaran, Dhiraj Bhatia, Xiaogang Liu and Prabal Maiti. Open for submissions until 30 September 2022.

This cross-journal collection in Nanoscale and PCCP brings recent updates in nucleic acids research under three broad themes: structure, functions and applications. The collection focuses on self-assembly, structure-function relationships, physical chemistry and biophysics of nucleic acids, new structures and new technologies involving nucleic acid modelling and simulation and various applications in biology, medicine, robotics, materials science, computing and other fields.

This call for papers is open for the following article types:

  • Communications
  • Full papers

Open for submissions until 30th September 2022

If you would like to contribute to this themed issue, you can submit your article directly through the Nanoscale online submission service or the PCCP online submission service. Please mention that this submission is a contribution to the Emerging Concepts in Nucleic Acids: Structures, Functions and Applications collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and add a “Note to the Editor” that this is from the Open Call. The Editorial Office reserves the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of both the journal and the collection, and inclusion of accepted articles in the final themed issue is not guaranteed.

Please also note that all submissions will be subject to initial assessment and rigorous peer review to meet the usual high standards of Nanoscale and PCCP.

If you have any questions about the journal or the collection, then Edward Gardner, the Development Editor for Nanoscale, would be happy to answer them. You can contact him by emailing the journal inbox.

With best wishes,

Dr Arun Richard Chandrasekaran (University at Albany, SUNY, USA)
Dr Dhiraj Bhatia (IIT Gandhinagar, India)
Professor Xiaogang Liu (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Professor Prabal Maiti (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)

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Call For Papers: Nanoscale Quantum Technologies

Call For Papers: Nanoscale Quantum Technologies

Guest edited by Qing Dai, Chao-Yang Lu and Zhipei Sun

We are delighted to announce a call for papers for our latest online themed collection in Nanoscale on Nanoscale Quantum Technologies that is being guest edited by Professor Qing Dai (National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China), Professor Chao-Yang Lu (University of Science and Technology of China, China) and Professor Zhipei Sun (Aalto University, Finland).

Nanoscale Quantum Technologies open call for papers promotional graphic. Guest edited by Qing Dai, Chao-Yang Lu and Zhipei Sun. Open for submissions until 9 September 2022.

Materials and structures at the nanoscale play a key role in various current and emerging quantum technologies, such as quantum computing, quantum sensing and imaging, and quantum communication. In the last few decades, we have witnessed significant progress in nanoscience and nanotechnology, which has enabled great successes from fundamental research to applications in quantum technologies, facilitating completely new horizons in this area. This collection of research and review articles aims to provide a snapshot of recent progress in quantum technologies, including quantum materials, computing, sensing, imaging, photonics, optics and more, which we hope will inspire future developments.

This call for papers is open for the following article types:

  • Communications
  • Full papers

Open for submissions until 9th September 2022

If you would like to contribute to this themed issue, you can submit your article directly through the journal’s online submission service. Please mention that this submission is a contribution to the Nanoscale Quantum Technologies collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and add a “Note to the Editor” that this is from the Open Call. The Editorial Office reserves the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of both the journal and the collection, and inclusion of accepted articles in the final themed issue is not guaranteed.

Please also note that all submissions will be subject to initial assessment and rigorous peer review to meet the usual high standards of Nanoscale.

If you have any questions about the journal or the collection, then Edward Gardner, the Development Editor for Nanoscale, would be happy to answer them. You can contact him by emailing the journal inbox.

With best wishes,

Professor Qing Dai
National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China
Professor Chao-Yang Lu
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Professor Zhipei Sun
Aalto University, Finland
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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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