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Photoinduced Charge Transfer in a Bi2O2Se/CsPbBr3 Heterostructure

Photoinduced Charge Transfer in a Bi2O2Se/CsPbBr3 Heterostructure

An infographic highlighting photodetectors exploiting interfacial charge transfer in nanocrystal heterostructures

We would like to share an infographic highlighting the excellent work by P. K. Giri et al. on understanding the efficient charge transfer in few-layer Bi2O2Se/CsPbBr3 nanocrystal heterostructures! Check out the infographic below to learn more or get the full story from their Nanoscale article.

Understanding the interfacial charge transfer in the CVD grown Bi2O2Se/CsPbBr3 nanocrystal heterostructure and its exploitation in superior photodetection: experiment vs. theory
Md Tarik Hossain, Mandira Das, Joydip Ghosh, Subhradip Ghosh and P. K. Giri
Nanoscale, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1NR04470B

An infographic summarising the content of the article “Understanding the interfacial charge transfer in the CVD grown Bi2O2Se/CsPbBr3 nanocrystal heterostructure and its exploitation in superior photodetection: experiment vs. theory"

Meet the authors

Md Tarik Hossain Md Tarik Hossain

Md Tarik Hossain is presently a PhD research scholar at the department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam. He obtained his Master degree in Physics from University of Hyderabad and joined the PhD programme at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in 2018. His research interests are CVD growth and multifunctional applications of non-van der Walls 2D materials, including photophysics and optoelectronics.

Professor Pravat Giri Pravat K. Giri

Prof. P. K. Giri earned his PhD in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur in 1998 followed by postdoctoral research in CNR IMM, Italy. In 1999, he joined IGCAR, Kalpakkam as a Scientist and later (2001) he moved to IIT Guwahati as a Faculty member in Physics. Presently he is a full Professor of Physics and Nanotechnology at IIT Guwahati. For his outstanding research contributions, he received several awards/ fellowships including ICTP TRIL fellowship (1998), DAE Young Scientist Award (2000), DAAD Exchange visit Fellowship (2010), JSPS Invitation Fellowship for log-term research in Japan (2012), Visiting research fellowship, University of Birmingham, UK (2018), MRSI medal (2020). He is a fellow of Institute of Physics, UK. He has published more 160 journal articles including 8 review articles in high profile international journals and holds one patent to his credit. Currently, his H-index is 41. He is one among the world’s top 2% scientists in Applied Physics and Nanoscience area (database published by Stanford University, USA). His research areas of interests are semiconductor nanostructures, 2D materials, nanobiosensors, optoelectronics, nanophotonics etc.

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Generation of Chiroptically Active CsPbBr3 Nanoparticles

Generation of Chiroptically Active CsPbBr3 Nanoparticles

An infographic highlighting the post-synthetic ligand modification of perovskites to generate chiral nanoparticles

We would like to share an infographic highlighting the excellent work by David H. Waldeck et al. on a facile post-synthetic ligand modification strategy for making CsPbBr3 nanoparticles from achiral counterparts at room temperature! Check out the infographic below to learn more or get the full story from their Nanoscale article.

Using post-synthetic ligand modification to imprint chirality onto the electronic states of cesium lead bromide (CsPbBr3) perovskite nanoparticles
Gouranga H. Debnath, Zheni N. Georgieva, Brian P. Bloom, Susheng Tan and David H. Waldeck
Nanoscale, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1NR04274B

An infographic summarising the content of the article “Using post-synthetic ligand modification to imprint chirality onto the electronic states of cesium lead bromide (CsPbBr3) perovskite nanoparticles"

Meet the authors

Dr Gouranga Debnat Gouranga H. Debnat

Gouranga H. Debnath received his Ph.D. in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from the Centre for Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CRNN) University of Calcutta in 2020, where he worked on the synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of lanthanide doped semiconductor nanomaterials. He is currently a postdoctoral associate in Prof. David H. Waldeck’s group at the Department of Chemistry University of Pittsburgh, where he studies perovskite nanomaterials and the chiral induced spin selectivity (CISS) effect.

Professor David Waldeck David H. Waldeck

David H. Waldeck obtained a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1983 and was an IBM Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley from 1983 to 1985. In 1985 he began his independent career as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, where he now serves as Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering. David’s research program uses methods of spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and microscopy to investigate primary processes in the condensed phase and in nanoscale assemblies. His research program uses experiment and theory in a synergistic manner to quantify the interesting phenomenology that is displayed by molecules and their assemblies. Currently they are working to elucidate the nature of long-range electron transfer and the chiral induced spin selectivity effect.

 

 

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New Highly Active Carbon-Black-Supported Platinum Nanocluster Catalysts

New Highly Active Carbon-Black-Supported Platinum Nanocluster Catalysts

An infographic highlighting a simple size-selective method for the synthesis of Pt nanocluster catalysts

We would like to share an infographic highlighting the excellent work by Yuichi Negishi et al. on a simple method for the size-selective synthesis of a series of ligand-protected platinum nanoclusters with superior oxygen reduction reactivity! Check out the infographic below to learn more or get the full story from their Nanoscale article.

Simple and high-yield preparation of carbon-black-supported ∼1 nm platinum nanoclusters and their oxygen reduction reactivity
Tokuhisa Kawawaki, Nobuyuki Shimizu, Kanako Funai, Yusuke Mitomi, Sakiat Hossain, Soichi Kikkawa, D. J. Osborn, Seiji Yamazoe, Gregory F. Metha and Yuichi Negishi
Nanoscale, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1NR04202E

An infographic summarising the content of the article “Simple and high-yield preparation of carbon-black-supported ∼1 nm platinum nanoclusters and their oxygen reduction reactivity"

Meet the authors

Professor Yuichi Negishi Yuichi Negishi

Yuichi Negishi is a Professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry at Tokyo University of Science. He received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry in 2001 under the supervision of Prof. Atsushi Nakajima at Keio University. Before joining Tokyo University of Science in 2008, he was employed as an assistant professor at Keio University (with Associate Prof. Atsushi Nakajima) and at the Institute for Molecular Science (with Associate Prof. Tatsuya Tsukuda). As senior researcher, he has more than 190 publications to his credit (total citations are over 12,000 times) and is the head of his research laboratory at the university. His areas of research include physical chemistry, cluster chemistry, and nanomaterial chemistry. His notable achievements include The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists (Japan Chemical Society, 2008), the Japan Society for Molecular Science Award for Young Scientists (Japan Society for Molecular Science, 2012), Yagami Prize (Keio University, 2017), Distinguished Award 2018 for Novel Materials and Their Synthesis (IUPAC etc., 2018) and International Investigator Awards of the Japan Society for Molecular Science (Japan Society for Molecular Science, 2020).

 

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Nanomedicine Unlocks Novel Cancer Vaccine with a Dual Immunogenic Effect

Nanomedicine Unlocks Novel Cancer Vaccine with a Dual Immunogenic Effect

An infographic highlighting nanoprodrug-based in situ cancer vaccines

We would like to share an infographic highlighting the excellent work by Ping’an Ma, Jun Lin et al. on a strategy to develop in situ cancer vaccines via dual immunogenic cell death induced by amorphous iron oxide-packaged oxaliplatin nanoprodrugs! Check out the infographic below to learn more or get the full story from their Nanoscale article.

Tumor microenvironment-triggered in situ cancer vaccines inducing dual immunogenic cell death for elevated antitumor and antimetastatic therapy
Binbin Ding, Pan Zheng, Dong Li, Meifang Wang, Fan Jiang, Zhanfeng Wang, Ping’an Ma and Jun Lin
Nanoscale, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1NR02018H

An infographic summarising the content of the article “Tumor microenvironment-triggered in situ cancer vaccines inducing dual immunogenic cell death for elevated antitumor and antimetastatic therapy"

Meet the authors

Dr Binbin Ding Binbin Ding (丁彬彬)

Binbin Ding (丁彬彬) was born in Anhui, China, in 1991. He received his B.S. degree (2015) in Pharmaceutical Engineering from Hefei University of Technology, and his Ph.D. degree (2020) in Inorganic Chemistry under the guidance of Prof. Jun Lin at Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. After graduation, he became an Assistant Professor in Prof. Jun Lin’s group. Now as the first author, he has published over 10 of papers in Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Nano Lett., Chem. Mater., Nanoscale, etc. His current research focuses on the synthesis and bioapplications of nanoadjuvants.

Professor Ping'an Ma Ping’an Ma (马平安)

Ping’an Ma (马平安) was born in Jilin, China, in 1982. He received his B.S. degree in Biology in 2005 at Northeast Normal University, and his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry in 2010 at Northeast Normal University. After graduation, he became an Assistant Professor in Prof. Jun Lin’s group and was promoted to Professor in 2020. Now he as the first author or corresponding author has published over 40 of papers in Adv. Mater., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Mater. Today, Nano Lett., Adv. Sci., Biomaterials, Chem. Mater., Small, Nanoscale, etc. His research focuses on the synthesis and application of multifunctional inorganic nanoparticles for bioapplication, particularly the design and mechanism of platinum-based anticancer drugs.

Professor Jun Lin Jun Lin (林君)

Jun Lin (林君) was born in Changchun, China, in 1966. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Jilin University, and a Ph.D. degree in Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (1995). His postdoctoral studies were performed at the City University of Hong Kong (1996), Institute of New Materials (Germany, 1997), Virginia Commonwealth University (USA, 1998), and University of New Orleans (USA, 1999). He has been working as a Professor at CIAC since 2000. His research interests include bulk- and nanostructured luminescent materials and multifunctional composite materials, together with their applications in display, lighting, and biomedical fields. So far he has published more than 700 peer-reviewed journal articles, such as Chem. Rev., Chem. Soc. Rev., Mater. Today, Nano Today, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Nat. Commun., Coord. Chem. Rev., Adv. Funct. Mater., ACS Nano, Biomaterials, Chem. Mater., Small, Nanoscale etc. (over 100 papers with IF > 10), and these articles have totally been cited over 55000 times by others with a personal H index of 124 (Google Scholar).

 

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New Ceria Nanoparticles to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

New Ceria Nanoparticles to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

An infographic highlighting ceria-based nanoparticles as intracellular antibacterial agents

We would like to share an infographic highlighting the excellent work by Inge K. Herrmann et al. on ceria/bioglass nanohybrids that significantly reduce bacterial survival inside human cells without harming the human cells, overcoming the major shortcomings of conventional antibiotics! Check out the infographic below to learn more or get the full story from their Nanoscale article.

Inorganic nanohybrids combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria hiding within human macrophages
Martin T. Matter, Meagan Doppegieter, Alexander Gogos, Kerda Keevend, Qun Ren and Inge K. Herrmann
Nanoscale, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR08285F

An infographic summarising the content of the article “Inorganic nanohybrids combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria hiding within human macrophages"

 

Meet the authors

Dr Martin T Matter

Martin T. Matter

Dr Martin T. Matter completed his BSc and MSc studies in Nanosciences at the University of Basel and pursued his doctoral studies in nanostructured surgical materials at ETH Zurich and Empa St. Gallen. Since 2020, he is working on translating a nanoparticle-based wound care platform technology from the lab to clinics. He has been awarded the ETH medal and MaP award for his outstanding doctoral thesis, the Empa Innovation Award, and the Swiss Nanotech Startup Award.

Professor Inge K Herrmann Inge K. Herrmann

Inge K. Herrmann is a chemical engineer with additional training in (pre)clinical research. After graduating with a PhD from ETH Zurich, she underwent further training at the University Hospital Zurich (USZ), the University of Illinois (US) and the Imperial College London (UK). Since 2015, she is heading a research group at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) specialized on nanoscale materials and devices for healthcare. In 2019, she joined the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering as an assistant professor at ETH Zurich where she is heading the Nanoparticle Systems Engineering Lab. She has spearheaded several translational nanomedicine projects, and serves as a scientific advisor of the spin-offs hemotune, anavo and veltist commercializing technologies emerging from her lab. Inge has won various prestigious awards, including the Bayer Healthcare Award and the Johnson & Johnson Award, the Swiss National Science Foundation Eccellenza Fellowship, the Empa Innovation Award 2020 and the ETH Zurich Dandelion Award 2021 for interdisciplinary collaboration and entrepreneurship.

 

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Microchip-Based Toolkit to Complement Protein Analysis Using Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Microchip-Based Toolkit to Complement Protein Analysis Using Cryo-Electron Microscopy

An infographic highlighting the structure determination of proteins including the first antibody binding site on the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid (N) protein

We would like to share an infographic highlighting the excellent work by Deborah F. Kelly et al. on a microchip-based toolkit that performs complementary structural and biochemical analysis on low-molecular weight proteins alongside cryo-EM! Check out the infographic below to learn more or get the full story from their Nanoscale article.

Microchip-based structure determination of low-molecular weight proteins using cryo-electron microscopy
Michael A. Casasanta, G. M. Jonaid, Liam Kaylor, William Y. Luqiu, Maria J. Solares, Mariah L. Schroen, William J. Dearnaley, Jarad Wilson, Madeline J. Dukes and Deborah F. Kelly
Nanoscale, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1NR00388G

An infographic summarising the content of the article “Microchip-based structure determination of low-molecular weight proteins using cryo-electron microscopy"

Meet the authors

Dr Michael Casasanta

Michael Casasanta
Dr Michael Casasanta completed his PhD in Biochemistry at Virginia Tech and his post-doctoral training in Biomedical Engineering at Penn State University. Dr. Casasanta is currently a Senior Scientific Consultant working in the Boston area.
Professor Deb Kelly Deb Kelly
Dr Deb Kelly is a professor of Biomedical Engineering at Penn State University and the president-elect of the Microscopy Society of America. She directs the Center for Structural Oncology at the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences where she holds the Lloyd and Dottie Foehr Huck Chair in Molecular Biophysics. Dr. Kelly co-leads the Next-Generation Therapies research program at the Penn State Cancer Institute and also holds an appointment in the Materials Research Institute.

 

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Dr Dong Qin joins the Associate Editor team

Dr Dong Qin joins the Associate Editor team

Welcome to Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

 

 

We are delighted to welcome Dr Dong Qin, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, as a new Associate Editor working across Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances.

 

 

 

 

What attracted you to pursue a career in nanoscience and how did you get to where you are now?

After my PhD study on the fundamental work of gas phase spectroscopy, I was very fortunate to have an opportunity to work on soft lithography as a postdoctoral fellow with Professor George M. Whitesides at Harvard University back in 1997. I am in debt to George who brought me to this fascinating world of nanoscale science where I enjoyed the research in the field of nanostructures and nanomaterials with a solid training as a physical chemist. I had been doing independent work in building the research infrastructure for nanoscale science and engineering from 1997-2011, during which I witness the progress of the field. When I finally returned back to academia in 2012, I decided to start my own research in the field of nanoscale nanomaterials, metal nanocrystals, with my keen focus on the optical properties for the development of in situ methodology to characterize the catalytically significant interface by fingerprinting spectroscopy. It has been a rewarding journey at Georgia Tech as I renowned my passion in both nanoscale science and spectroscopy.

 

What is the most exciting research paper that you have read recently?

Single atom catalysis! Questions remain on the ability to probe single atom and we are part of the efforts to address this challenge at the moment.

 

What is your biggest passion outside of science?

Free-lance writing!

 

What career would you have chosen if you had not taken this career path?

 An educator – I have enormous passion in teaching! Students in my classes will not only learn knowledge but also my positive attitude toward life in broad.

 

Why should young people study chemistry?

Chemistry introduces the smallest building blocks, atoms, which are essential in building structure-property relationship of materials in our daily life!

 

Please join us in welcoming Dr Qin to Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances!

Best wishes,

Dr Charlotte Marshall                          Dr Ania Rulka

Managing Editor, Nanoscale                  Executive Editor, Nanoscale Advances

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Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale Advances in 2019

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale Advances in 2019, 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.

Dr He Chen, Miami University, ORCID:0000-0001-5426-769X

Professor Yi-Jun Xu, Fuzhou University, ORCID:0000-0002-2195-1695

Dr Xuping Sun, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, ORCID:0000-0001-5034-1135

Dr Yupeng Li, University of Delaware

Prof. Han Zhang, Shenzhen University, ORCID:0000-0002-0166-1973

Dr Ke Xu, Hubei University of Arts and Science

Prof. Junwei Zheng, Soochow University, ORCID:0000-0002-6937-062X

Professor Katsuhiko Ariga, National Institute for Materials Science, ORCID:0000-0002-2445-2955

Dr Christopher Abram, Otto von Guericke University, ORCID:0000-0003-3645-6977

Prof. Sanat Kumar, Columbia University, ORCID:0000-0002-6690-2221

We would also like to thank the Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances board and the Nano chemistry 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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2019 KJF International Conference on Organic Materials for Electronics and Photonics (KJF-ICOMEP 2019)

Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances are delighted to provide student poster prizes at 2019 KJF International Conference on Organic Materials or Electronics and Photonics (KJF-ICOMEP 2019).

The conference will be held on August 27 to 30, 2019 in Jeju island, Korea.

Conference Scope

  • Organic Transistors, Memories, and Photovoltaics
  • Molecular Photonics
  • OLED Materials and Devices
  • Nonlinear Optical Materials and Devices
  • Electrochromic Materials and Devices
  • Molecular Recognition
  • Sensors and Bioelectronics
  • Other Related Topics

Key dates

Early Registration due 31st Jul 2019
Abstract submission due 25th Jul 2019
More information available on the conference website: http://www.kjf-icomep2019.org/

 

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Prize Winner: Professor Xiao Cheng Zen

Congratulations to our Associate Editor, Professor Xiao Cheng Zen, who has been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Surfaces and Interfaces Award for 2017 for his development of a unified theory to understand the relationship between structure and properties of nanoscale materials at surfaces and interfaces.

 

Xiao Cheng Zeng is currently at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where his main research interests cover the physical chemistry of confined water, ice, and ice hydrate in nanoscale; ions and radicals at air/water interfaces; heterogeneous catalysis on supported gold clusters; and computer-aided design of low-dimensional materials including liganded gold clusters and perovskite solar-cell materials.

He is the recipient of many awards, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Physical Society (APS), and the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). He has published 475+ articles in refereed journals (Google Scholar h-index: 70; citations 17000+). Four articles were featured in Chemistry World (RSC) and ten papers were featured in Chemical & Engineering News (ACS).

 

 

Professor Xiao Cheng Zen has been an Associate Editor for Nanoscale since 2012, and we congratulate him for his success!

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