ACS Nano is a monthly, peer-reviewed, scientific journal, first published in August 2007 by the American Chemical Society. The current editor in chief is Paul S. Weiss (University of California, Los Angeles). The journal publishes original research articles, reviews, perspectives, interviews with distinguished researchers, views on the future of nanoscience and nanotechnology. According to the Journal Citation Reports, ACS Nano has a 2010 impact factor of 9.855. The focus of ACS Nano is synthesis, assembly, characterization, theory, and simulation of nanostructures, nanotechnology, nanofabrication, self assembly, nanoscience methodology, and nanotechnology methodology. The focus also includes nanoscience and nanotechnology research - the scope of which is chemistry, biology, materials science, physics, and engineering. ACS Nano is indexed in the following databases:
Bendable glass devices
A special class of glass materials known as chalcogenide glasses holds promise for speeding integration of photonic and electronic devices with functions as diverse as data transfer and chemical sensing. ...
Highly conductive germanium nanowires made by a simple, one-step process
For the first time, germanium nanowires have been deposited on indium tin oxide substrate by a simple, one-step process called electrodeposition.
Researchers cradle silver nanoclusters inside synthetic DNA to create a programmed, tunable fluorescent array
The silver used by Beth Gwinn's research group at UC Santa Barbara has value far beyond its worth as a commodity, even though it's used in very small amounts.
Nanoparticle drug reverses Parkinson's-like symptoms in rats
As baby boomers age, the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease is expected to increase. Patients who develop this disease usually start experiencing symptoms around age 60 or older. Currently, ...
Huge reduction of heat conduction observed in flat silicon channels
Combining state-of-the-art realistic atomistic modelling and experiments, a new paper describes how thermal conductivity of an ultrathin silicon membrane is controlled to a large extent by the structure and ...
Bridging nanotube gaps enhances performance of electronic devices
A more effective method for closing gaps in atomically small wires has been developed by University of Illinois researchers, further opening the doors to a new transistor technology.
United States, China team explore energy harvesting
Researchers develop flame and water resistant cotton coating that is also self-cleaning
How many gold atoms make gold metal?
Researchers at the Nanoscience Center at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, have shown that dramatic changes in the electronic properties of nanometre-sized chunks of gold occur in well-defined size ...
New kind of smart-glass changes color and produces electricity
Researchers develop safer electrolytes and use novel technique to assess them
Most of us have seen dramatic photographs of laptops and even cars that have burst into flames due to failures in lithium-ion batteries. On a much larger scale, battery fires grounded Boeing's 787 Dreamliner ...
Nanoparticles release drugs to reduce tooth decay
Therapeutic agents intended to reduce dental plaque and prevent tooth decay are often removed by saliva and the act of swallowing before they can take effect. But a team of researchers has developed a way ...
Combining magnetism and light to fight cancer
By combining, in a liposome, magnetic nanoparticles and photosensitizers that are simultaneously and remotely activated by external physical stimuli (a magnetic field and light), scientists at the Laboratoire ...
Gold nanoparticles for targeted cancer treatment
The use of tiny drug-loaded nanocarriers for the safe, targeted delivery of drugs to designated parts of the body has received much press in recent years. Human trials of nanocarriers targeting pancreatic ...
Carbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brain
Carbon nanotube fibers invented at Rice University may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain.