Nanoscale is a collaborative venture between RSC Publishing and a leading nanoscience research centre, the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) in Beijing, China. The journal publishes fortnightly issues, complementing and building on the nano content already published across the RSC Publishing journal portfolio. Since its launch in late 2009, Nanoscale has quickly established itself as a platform for high-quality community-spanning research which bridges the various disciplines involved with nanoscience and nanotechnology, publishing important research from leading international research groups.
Calculations confirm that surface flaws are behind fluorescence intermittency in silicon nanocrystals
Quantum dots are nanoparticles of semiconductor that can be tuned to glow in a rainbow of colors. Since their discovery in the 1980s, these remarkable nanoparticles have held out tantalizing prospects for all kinds of new ...
Engineered structures that can alter the speed of light could benefit optical communication systems
A method for designing materials capable of slowing the propagation of light over a broad range of wavelengths has been developed by researchers at the A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing.
New 2-D material's properties show promise
One completed a series of theoretical calculations to predict its properties with the help of a massive computing center. The other grew it in bulk before waxing its atom-thin whiskers with the assistance of adhesive tape.
Simulations predict flat liquid
Computer simulations have predicted a new phase of matter: atomically thin two-dimensional liquid.
Insights into potential substitutes for costly platinum in fuel cell catalysts
Platinum's scarcity hinders widespread use of fuel cells, which provide power efficiently and without pollutants. Replacing some or all of this rare and expensive metal with common metals in a reactive, highly tunable nanoparticle ...
The latest fashion: Graphene edges can be tailor-made
Theoretical physicists at Rice University are living on the edge as they study the astounding properties of graphene. In a new study, they figure out how researchers can fracture graphene nanoribbons to get the edges they ...
Bio-standards for high-resolution microscopy
Modern microscopes use in-built magnification scales for routine calibration. However, recent advances in high-resolution technologies and a clear shift towards more automated systems challenge the accuracy of such scales ...
Researchers exploring spintronics in graphene
Electronics is based on the manipulation of electrons and other charge carriers, but in addition to charge, electrons possess a property known as spin. When spin is manipulated with magnetic and electric fields, the result ...
Glass coating improves battery performance
Lithium-sulfur batteries have been a hot topic in battery research because of their ability to produce up to 10 times more energy than conventional batteries, which means they hold great promise for applications in energy-demanding ...
Method for creating high-quality two-dimensional materials could enable industrial-scale production
Two-dimensional materials have a whole host of exotic properties because they are just one atom thick. A*STAR researchers have now developed a method for creating large areas of atom-thin material for use in electronic devices.