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Smart nanomaterials

Call for Papers

Smart nanomaterials are the basis of diverse emerging applications, including wearable and printed Electronics, CMOS photonics, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, optogenetics, smart coatings and thin films. This collection focuses on the most recent scientific and technological advances, innovations and new practical applications of novel smart nanomaterials. It covers topics ranging from advances in the most critical aspects in chemistry and material fabrication of nanomaterials, to the engineering of prototype devices and systems.

Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • 2D materials
  • Liquid crystals
  • Materials for nanophotonics
  • Microscopy and microspectroscopy of nanomaterials
  • Reconfigurable nanomaterials
  • Chiral materials
  • Quantum materials and devices
  • Nanomaterials for wearable (opto)electronics
  • Nanomaterials for flexible opto-electronics
  • Coatings and nanofilms
  • Functional nanomaterials for energy harvesting 

Lead Guest Editor
Anna Baldycheva, University of Exeter, UK

Deadline for submissions
1 March 2019

Submission instructions

Before submitting your manuscript to any of these collections, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Nanoscale Research Letters. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Nanoscale Research Letters submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct article collection please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the relevant article collection. 

All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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