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.
Biological tools create nerve-like polymer network
Using a succession of biological mechanisms, Sandia National Laboratories researchers have created linkages of polymer nanotubes that resemble the structure of a nerve, with many out-thrust filaments poised to gather or send ...
New study shows correlation between microscopic structures and macroscopic properties
Researchers from Julich, Germany, have, together with colleagues from Austria, Italy, Colombia and the USA, developed a model system for so-called soft colloids. The model gives us a better understanding of correlations between ...
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 ...
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.
Pouring fire on fuels at the nanoscale
There are no magic bullets for global energy needs. But fuel cells in which electrical energy is harnessed directly from live, self-sustaining chemical reactions promise cheaper alternatives to fossil fuels.
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.
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 ...