Nanoarchitectonics: bottom-up creation of functional materials and systems

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  1. Editor: Prof. Katsuhiko Ariga
    WPI-MANA, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan

A novel concept, nanoarchitectonics, has been recently proposed as a unified concept of nanotechnology and other scientific fields such as supramolecular chemistry to create functional materials and systems through a bottom-up process and nanotechnological knowledge. The core concept of nanoarchitectonics is based on the controlled arrangement of structural nanoscale units, such as atoms, molecules and assemblies, to create a new class of materials for modern and emerging technological applications. Especially, recent advances in making nanostructures with self-assembly processes and the construction of related nanostructures represent the most successful nanoarchitectonics.

Now is the right time to make a drastic paradigm shift from nanotechnology to nanoarchitectonics. This thematic issue will enlighten us with new, technologically relevant, self-assembled nanoarchitectonics, which are chemically versatile and can assemble in solutions, at interfaces, or on surfaces into various, extended supramolecular structures. More complicated molecular organizations and a new class of materials consisting of organic/inorganic hybrid systems and bioconjugates of molecular assemblies may also be involved.

Please send Prof. Ariga your suggestion for a contribution to this milestone thematic issue, “Nanoarchitectonics: bottom-up creation of functional materials and systems”.

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019

Photoactive nanoarchitectures based on clays incorporating TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles

  1. Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky,
  2. Pilar Aranda,
  3. Marwa Akkari,
  4. Nithima Khaorapapong and
  5. Makoto Ogawa
  • Review
  • Published 31 May 2019

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1140–1156, doi:10.3762/bjnano.10.114

  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 24 Jun 2019

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1270–1279, doi:10.3762/bjnano.10.126

Multicomponent bionanocomposites based on clay nanoarchitectures for electrochemical devices

  1. Giulia Lo Dico,
  2. Bernd Wicklein,
  3. Lorenzo Lisuzzo,
  4. Giuseppe Lazzara,
  5. Pilar Aranda and
  6. Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 25 Jun 2019

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1303–1315, doi:10.3762/bjnano.10.129

A biomimetic nanofluidic diode based on surface-modified polymeric carbon nitride nanotubes

  1. Kai Xiao,
  2. Baris Kumru,
  3. Lu Chen,
  4. Lei Jiang,
  5. Bernhard V. K. J. Schmidt and
  6. Markus Antonietti
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 27 Jun 2019

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1316–1323, doi:10.3762/bjnano.10.130

Janus-micromotor-based on–off luminescence sensor for active TNT detection

  1. Ye Yuan,
  2. Changyong Gao,
  3. Daolin Wang,
  4. Chang Zhou,
  5. Baohua Zhu and
  6. Qiang He
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 28 Jun 2019

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1324–1331, doi:10.3762/bjnano.10.131

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