RSC Advances is delighted to announce a new themed collection titled ‘Nanoarchitectonics Advances: Bridge over Nanotechnology and Materials Science’. This collection is Guest Edited by Katsuhiko Ariga (National Institute for Materials Science & The University of Tokyo, Japan), Hiromitsu Maeda (Ritsumeikan University, Japan), Stéphane Baudron (Université de Strasbourg-CNRS, France), and Yulan Chen (Jilin University, China).
Expanding and going beyond the field of nanotechnology, a new concept of nanoarchitectonics has been proposed. Nanoarchitectonics aims to construct materials with precise structures that achieve high performance from nanoscale units such as atoms, molecules, and nanomaterials. Beyond the well-known strategies of self-assembly and related strategies, nanoarchitectonics aims to construct material structures containing more asymmetric and hierarchical motifs from multiple components. Nanoarchitectonics bridges the missing link between nanotechnology and materials science. The impact of nanoarchitectonics goes beyond fabricating such structures to developing nanostructured materials useful for sensing, catalysis, energy, environmental, and biomedical applications.
Such attempts have in fact been widely studied but should be reconstructed under the name of nanoarchitectonics as a link between nanotechnology and materials science. This special issue will encompass the development of various functions enabled by this bottom-up approach to structure development. Examples of possible targets include:
1) Supramolecular assemblies and self-assemblies
2) Coordination nanostructures such as MOFs
3) Hybrids, composites, and blends that exhibit nanostructures and functions
4) Various other functional materials that include nanostructures
5) Sensing, catalytic, energy, environmental, biomedical and other applications
This special issue should not only describe conventional approaches, but also how the research relates to nanoarchitectonics.
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Both Papers and Review articles will be considered for this issue. All submissions will be subject to an initial assessment by Associate Editors and, if suitable for the journal, they will be subject to rigorous peer review to meet the usual high standards of RSC Advances.
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