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Call For Papers: Advanced Functional Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

Call For Papers: Advanced Functional Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

Guest edited by Nguyễn T. K. Thanh, Chenjie Xu, Yu Shrike Zhang and Sylvie Begin

We are delighted to announce a call for papers for our latest online themed collection in Nanoscale on “Advanced Functional Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications” that is being guest edited by Professor Nguyễn T. K. Thanh (University College London, UK), Professor Chenjie Xu (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), Professor Yu Shrike Zhang (Harvard Medical School, USA) and Professor Sylvie Begin (University of Strasbourg, France).

Scope

  • Optical, electrical and magnetic properties of nanoparticles for biomedical applications.
  • Rational design and synthesis of nanomaterials for transdermal drug delivery and biosensing.
  • Rational design and synthesis of nanomaterials for regenerative medicine.
  • Nanomaterials and their composites for biofabrication.

Deadline for Submission: 1st August 2021

Although promotion of the collection is scheduled for late 2021, articles will be published online as soon as they’re accepted and they will appear in normal journal issues.

Authors are welcome to submit original research in the form of a Communication article or Full Paper. There is also the opportunity to write a review article, in the form of a Review or Minireview, and if you would be interested in this please let us know beforehand by emailing the journal inbox at nanoscale-rsc@rsc.org.

Manuscripts should be submitted via the Royal Society of Chemistry’s online submission service available at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nr. 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 reserves the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of the collection.

All submissions will be subject to 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 at the email address given above.

With best wishes,

Professor Nguyễn T. K. Thanh

University College London, UK

Professor Chenjie Xu

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Professor Yu Shrike Zhang

Harvard Medical School, USA

Professor Sylvie Begin

University of Strasbourg, France

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Themed collection: Advanced Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage

Advanced Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage

Guest edited by Wee-Jun Ong, Markus Antonietti and Nanfeng Zheng

Associate Professor Wee-Jun Ong (Xiamen University, Malaysia), Professor Markus Antonietti (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany) and Professor Nanfeng Zheng (Xiamen University, China)

 

We are delighted to introduce a new themed online collection on the application of nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage. This collection focuses on the use of advanced strategies such as rational size/facet control, structural/defect engineering, atomic modification, and construction of nanohybrids that can regulate the geometric and/or electronic property of the active sites to improve the performance of nanomaterials toward energy conversion and storage.

 

 

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Here is a selection of articles from this collection. All articles are free to access until the end of July 2021.

 

Recent advances in engineering active sites for photocatalytic CO2 reduction

Yanan Bo, Chao Gao and Yujie Xiong

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR02596H

 

Inducing rapid polysulfide transformation through enhanced interfacial electronic interaction for lithium–sulfur batteries

Chao Shen, Kun Zhang, You You, Hui Wang, Ruiqi Ning, Yaqin Qi, Nan Li, Cuimin Ding, Keyu Xie and Bingqing Wei

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR02429E

 

The role of carbon dots – derived underlayer in hematite photoanodes

Qian Guo, Hui Luo, Jifang Zhang, Qiushi Ruan, Arun Prakash Periasamy, Yuanxing Fang, Zailai Xie, Xuanhua Li, Xinchen Wang, Junwang Tang, Joe Briscoe, Magdalena Titirici and Ana Belen Jorge

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR06139E

 

Tubular assemblies of N-doped carbon nanotubes loaded with NiFe alloy nanoparticles as efficient bifunctional catalysts for rechargeable zinc-air batteries

Xiaoying Xie, Lu Shang, Run Shi, Geoffrey I. N. Waterhouse, Jiaqi Zhao and Tierui Zhang

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR02486D

 

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Themed collection: Advances in plasmonics and its applications

Advances in plasmonics and its applications

Guest edited by Xing Yi Ling, Ramón Álvarez-Puebla and Jian-Feng Li

 

Professor Xing Yi Ling, Professor Ramón Álvarez-Puebla and Professor Jian-Feng LiWe are delighted to introduce a new themed online collection on the recent advances in plasmonics. This collection is dedicated to the integration of experimental and in silico studies for the advances in plasmonics and for innovative development of efficient plasmonic-based applications in a variety of different fields.

 

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Here is a selection of articles from this collection. All articles are free to access until the end of May 2021.*

 

Self-assembly of colloidal nanoparticles into 2D arrays at water–oil interfaces: rational construction of stable SERS substrates with accessible enhancing surfaces and tailored plasmonic response

Ziwei Ye, Chunchun Li, Qinglu Chen, Yikai Xu and Steven E. J. Bell

Nanoscale, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR08803J

 

Electrochemical coating of different conductive polymers on diverse plasmonic metal nanocrystals

Wenzheng Lu, Tsz Him Chow, Yao Lu and Jianfang Wang

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR05715K

 

Addressing molecular optomechanical effects in nanocavity-enhanced Raman scattering beyond the single plasmonic mode

Yuan Zhang, Ruben Esteban, Roberto A. Boto, Mattin Urbieta, Xabier Arrieta, ChongXin Shan, Shuzhou Li, Jeremy J. Baumberg and Javier Aizpurua

Nanoscale, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR06649D

 

Microporous silica membranes promote plasmonic nanoparticle stability for SERS detection of uranyl

Hoa T. Phan, Shenghao Geng and Amanda J. Haes

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR06296K

 

 

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* Free access to articles via your free Royal Society of Chemistry publishing personal account

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Introducing the new Nanoscale Advances “Quantum and carbon dots” article collection

We are continuing to share with you a selection of articles from the most popular topics in Nanoscale Advances so far.  Our previously announced topical collections featuring articles on “Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry” and “Supercapacitors”, are both free to access online.

Today we are announcing a new collection exploring the work published so far in Nanoscale Advances on “Quantum and carbon dots”.

Below is a selection of articles featured in the collection.  Access the full collection for free here.

 

Review

A review on the cytotoxicity of graphene quantum dots: from experiment to simulation
Lijun Liang, Xiangming Peng, Fangfang Sun, Zhe Kong and Jiawei Shen
Nanoscale Adv., 2021, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00904K

 

Communication

The quantum dot-FRET-based detection of vitamin B12 at a picomolar level
Sabyasachi Pramanik, Shilaj Roy and Satyapriya Bhandari
Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 3809-3814
DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00521H

 

Paper

Surface vs. core N/S/Se-heteroatom doping of carbon nanodots produces divergent yet consistent optical responses to reactive oxygen species
Xu Geng, Thomas R. Congdon, Palapuravan Anees, Andrea A. Greschner, Fiorenzo Vetrone and Marc A. Gauthier
Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 4024-4033
DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00439A

 

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Introducing the new Nanoscale Advances “Supercapacitors” article collection

With 2020 well underway we thought to look back and share with you a selection of articles from the most popular topics in Nanoscale Advances so far.  Our first collection featured articles exploring “Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry”, and are all free to access online.

Today we are announcing a new collection exploring the work published so far in Nanoscale Advances on “Supercapacitors”.

Below is a selection of articles featured in the collection.  Access the full collection for free here.

 

Review

Progress in supercapacitors: roles of two dimensional nanotubular materials
Pritam Kumar Panda, Anton Grigoriev, Yogendra Kumar Mishra and Rajeev Ahuja
Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 70-108
DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00307J

Communication

Engineering doping-vacancy double defects and insights into the conversion mechanisms of an Mn–O–F ultrafine nanowire anode for enhanced Li/Na-ion storage and hybrid capacitors
Yongfa Huang, Rui Ding, Danfeng Ying, Wei Shi, Yuxi Huang, Caini Tan, Xiujuan Sun, Ping Gao and Enhui Liu
Nanoscale Adv., 2019, 1, 4669-4678
DOI: 10.1039/ C9NA00521H

Paper

Phytic acid controlled in situ synthesis of amorphous cobalt phosphate/carbon composite as anode materials with a high mass loading for symmetrical supercapacitor: amorphization of the electrode to boost the energy density
Taewoo Kim, Arjun Prasad Tiwari, Kisan Chhetri, Gunendra Prasad Ojha, Hyoju Kim, Su-Hyeong Chae, Bipeen Dahal, Byoung Min Lee, Tanka Mukhiya and Hak Yong Kim
Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 4918-4929
DOI: 10.1039/ D0NA00670J

 

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Introducing the new Nanoscale Advances “Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry” article collection

With 2020 well underway we thought to look back and share with you a selection of articles from the most popular topics in Nanoscale Advances so far.  Our first popular topic collection features articles exploring “Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry”, and are all free to access online.

Nanoscale Advances is an international open access journal, publishing research across the breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology.  As a gold open access journal, we will offer readers free access to all content.

Sign up now to get updates on all articles as they are published on Twitter, Facebook, and our e-alerts.

Below is a selection of articles featured in the collection.

Access the full collection for free here.

 
Reviews

Graphene nanocrystals in CO2 photoreduction with H2O for fuel production
Williams Kweku Darkwah, Godfred Kwesi Teye and Yanhui Ao
Nanoscale Adv., 2020,2, 991-1006
DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00756C

Photo/electrocatalysis and photosensitization using metal nanoclusters for green energy and medical applications
Tokuhisa Kawawaki, Yuichi Negishi and Hideya Kawasaki
Nanoscale Adv., 2020,2, 17-36
DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00583H

Papers

3D-printed Cu2O photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting
Jinhyuck Ahn, Sanghyeon Lee, Jung Hyun Kim, Muhammad Wajahat, Ho Hyung Sim, Jongcheon Bae, Jaeyeon Pyo, Muhammad Jahandar, Dong Chan Lim and Seung Kwon Seol
Nanoscale Adv., 2020, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00512F

Agro-waste extracted cellulose supported silver phosphate nanostructures as a green photocatalyst for improved photodegradation of RhB dye and industrial fertilizer effluents
Neha Tavker, Umesh K. Gaur and Manu Sharma
Nanoscale Adv., 2020,2, 2870-2884
DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00181C

Tailoring the stability, photocatalysis and photoluminescence properties of Au11 nanoclusters via doping engineering
Zhaoxian Qin, Dan Zhao, Li Zhao, Qian Xiao, Tingting Wu, Jiangwei Zhang, Chongqing Wan and Gao Li
Nanoscale Adv., 2019,1, 2529-2536
DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00234K

 

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Themed collection: Spectroscopy and scattering for chemistry

Spectroscopy and scattering for chemistry

New possibilities and challenges with large scale facilities

 

Guest edited by Kirsten M. Ø. Jensen, Serena DeBeer and Dorota Koziej

We are delighted to introduce a new themed online collection featuring new studies taking advantage of in situ synchrotron and neutron techniques. The wide variety of methods and approaches to data analysis applied illustrates the many options synchrotron and neutron methods now provide to chemists.

 

 

Read the collection here.

 

 

Here are a selection of articles from this collection. All articles are free to access until the end of November 2020.*

 

Applications of pair distribution function analyses to the emerging field of non-ideal metal–organic framework materials

Celia Castillo-Blas, José María Moreno, Ignacio Romero-Muñiz and Ana E. Platero-Prats

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR01673J

 

Selective magnetometry of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles in liquids

Juliusz Kuciakowski, Angelika Kmita, Dorota Lachowicz, Magdalena Wytrwal-Sarna, Krzysztof Pitala, Sara Lafuerza, Dorota Koziej, Amélie Juhin and Marcin Sikora

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR02866E

 

Surface softening in palladium nanoparticles: effects of a capping agent on vibrational properties

Luca Rebuffi, Binayak Mukherjee, Stefano Siboni, Allison P. Young, Benjamin P. Williams, Chia-Kuang Tsung and Paolo Scardi

Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR00182A

 

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* Free access to articles via your free Royal Society of Chemistry publishing personal account

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Editor’s Choice: Optical spectroscopy of 2D materials

Optical spectroscopy of 2D materials

A collection of articles selected by Cinzia Casiraghi

Professor Cinzia Casiraghi, University of Manchester, UK and Associate Editor for Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, presents an online article collection featuring her highlights of the latest research published in the journals on optical spectroscopy of 2D materials.

“Characterization of nanomaterials is of crucial importance as it allows us to get insights on the fundamental properties of novel materials and to tailor them for applications. Optical spectroscopy, amongst all techniques, allows simple and quick inspection of such properties, hence it has been widely applied to nanomaterials.

In this online collection, we have selected an array of two-dimensional (2D) materials related research articles and reviews recently published in Nanoscale, providing examples on use of a wide range of optical characterization techniques, ranging from Raman spectroscopy to absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy.

In addition to traditional characterization techniques, we have also selected manuscripts reporting emerging techniques, such as near-field spectroscopy and optical trapping, which could further improve the characterization of 2D materials, by providing higher sensitivity and spatial resolution. We hope that the readers find this themed collection informative and useful.”

Professor Casiraghi was recently awarded the 2020 Gibson-Fawcett Award for the development of practical biocompatible inks made of 2D materials and their applications in the biomedical field and in printed electronics.

 

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We hope you enjoy reading these articles.

Best wishes,

Professor Cinzia Casiraghi

University of Manchester, UK

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Editor’s Choice: 2D materials for energy storage and conversion

2D materials for energy storage and conversion

A collection of articles selected by Renzhi Ma

Professor Renzhi Ma, NIMS Japan and Associate Editor for Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, presents an online article collection featuring his highlights of the latest research published in the journals on 2D materials for energy conversion and storage.

“The ever-growing two-dimensional (2D) material family, including graphene, phosphorene, metal oxides and hydroxides, transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXenes), transition metal borides (MBenes), metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and so on, have garnered increasing attention due to their molecular thickness, high specific surface area and tunable physicochemical properties dependent on the structure, composition and functionalization. 2D materials and their composites have been extensively exploited to fabricate efficient electrochemical energy storage (supercapacitors, batteries) and energy conversion (fuel cells, thermoelectric devices) systems.

In this online collection, we have selected an array of 2D-energy related research articles and reviews recently published in Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances. In addition to providing a concrete experimental demonstration for the outstanding performance, we also paid attention in picking up theoretical results forecasting the extraordinary potential of some emerging 2D materials in energy-related applications. We hope that the readers find this themed collection informative and useful.”

 

Read the collection

 

We hope you enjoy reading these articles.

Best wishes,

Professor Renzhi Ma

NIMS, Japan

 

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Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals Themed Collection guest edited by Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Qiao Zhang, & Roman Krahne

We are delighted to introduce you to our first themed online collection of 2019, on Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals, guest edited by Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Qiao Zhang, and Roman Krahne.

Metal halide perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) have emerged as an attractive new class of semiconductor materials owing to their excellent optical and optoelectronic properties. This themed collection across Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances aims at providing a platform for recent developments in the expanding field of perovskite NCs including shape and composition-controlled synthesis, 2D layered materials, replacement of Pb, post-synthetic metal ion doping, single particle studies, and applications in LEDs, flexible photodetectors, nanorotors, and lasing. Moreover, the scope of this issue loosely aligns with an accompanying symposium that was held at the 2018 Fall E-MRS meeting at the Warsaw University of Technology, from 17-20 September 2018.

 

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