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
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1140–1156, doi:10.3762/bjnano.10.114
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1270–1279, doi:10.3762/bjnano.10.126
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1303–1315, doi:10.3762/bjnano.10.129
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1316–1323, doi:10.3762/bjnano.10.130
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1324–1331, doi:10.3762/bjnano.10.131