CAS article collection: Materials Today
Nano research from Chinese Academy Sciences
Nanoscience and technology represents one of the most dynamic and promising areas of materials science – in terms of both fundamental science and the potential for far reaching applications that impact all aspects of our lives.
From the remote Stone Age, through the Bronze and Iron Ages, to the Atom Age and Information Age, the evolution of materials records the milestones in the history of human civilization. Being the bottleneck or the breakthrough, materials are critical and are impacting multiple disciplines and fields. Looking at materials science today – especially in China – research is blooming, in part demonstrated by an increase in publications of more than 300% in the past decade. In this special article collection, Elsevier’s Materials Today family is delighted to highlight the groundbreaking nanoscience and technology research being performed by researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). These articles illustrate the innovation and critical thinking in the materials field as well as the supportive touch of materials research with other fields such as physics, chemistry, energy, health etc. This work demonstrates just a fraction of the cutting edge work being performed at CAS institutes: much more of which can be found via the comprehensive collection(opens in new tab/window) of journals that comprise Elsevier’s Materials Today family.
This article collection has been compiled in celebration of ChinaNANO 2019, which brings together researchers from across this rapidly growing community to share work and provide a forum for both discussion and the building of fruitful collaborations. Materials Today is delighted to contribute to the ChinaNANO program with a special Topical Session entitled “Materials Today: The Future of Materials Science(opens in new tab/window)" on 17th August. We invite all delegates of ChinaNANO 2019 to join us in this session, featuring invited presentations by four leading researchers, and a special Publishing Workshop discussing the rapidly evolving landscape of scholarly publishing.
Professor Ze Zhang
Editor in Chief, Materials Today Nano Zhejiang University, China
Dr Christiane Barranguet
Publishing Director, Materials Today Elsevier
With thanks to the Article Selection Editor
Professor Ze Zhang Editor in Chief, Materials Today Nano School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China
Dr. Ze Zhang received his Ph.D in 1987 from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences and worked as a research professor from 1991- 2003 in an Electron Microscopy Center of Chinese Academy of Science. He was a professor at Beijing University of Technology between 2003-2010, and has been a professor of Zhejiang University since 2010.His research interests focus on electron microscopy study of advanced materials. He was one of the earlier researchers worked on quasicrystals in 1980s. In recent years, Prof. Zhang together with his research team have developed an advanced microscopy technique, with which in-situ external field can be introduced into the microscope retaining the atomic resolution. They successfully apply this advanced technique on in-situ electron microstructure study of the size effects of structural materials. Some new phenomena and laws are dug out with regard to the relation between special properties and structure evolution. Moreover, the mechanism of the unusual transformation in nano-scale for the classic metal materials is revealed.Prof. Dr. Zhang was elected as a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2001. Now he serves as the chair of Academic Committee board of Zhejiang University since 2012. He is the author of more than 260 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals. He is a Chief Scientist of national basic research program of China, the President of China Association for Instrumental Analysis, and the President of Asia Pacific Electron Microscopy Association since 2012.
Selected Publications from Materials Today flagship journals
Articles from Materials Today
Recent advances in iron-based superconductors toward applications(opens in new tab/window) Hosono H., Yamamoto A., Hiramatsu H., Ma Y.
Nucleic acid-templated functional nanocomposites for biomedical applications(opens in new tab/window) Zhou L., Ren J., Qu X.Materials Today
Liu Y., Zhang Y., Yang Z., Feng J., Xu Z., Li Q., Hu M., Ye H., Zhang X., Liu M., Zhao K., Liu S.
Discovering superior basal plane active two-dimensional catalysts for hydrogen evolution(opens in new tab/window) Zhang J., Wu J., Zou X., Hackenberg K., Zhou W., Chen W., Yuan J., Keyshar K., Gupta G., Mohite A., Ajayan P.M., Lou J.
Articles from Materials Today Nano
Chen Z., Jin L., Hao W., Ren W., Cheng H.M.
Leveraging Biomaterials for Cancer Immunotherapy: Targeting Pattern Recognition Receptors(opens in new tab/window) Song W., Das M., Xu Y., Si X., Zhang Y., Tang Z., Chen X.
Rare earths and transition metal ion doped inorganic luminescent nanocrystals: from fundamentals to biodetection(opens in new tab/window) Huang P., Zheng W., Gong Z., You W., Wei J., Chen X.
Articles from Materials Today Energy
Recent advances in noble metal-based nanocomposites for electrochemical reactions(opens in new tab/window) Tang J., Chen D., Yao Q., Xie J., Yang J.
Ni-doped MnO 2 /CNT nanoarchitectures as a cathode material for ultra-long life magnesium/lithium hybrid ion batteries(opens in new tab/window) Asif M., Rashad M., Ali Z., Qiu H., Li W., Pan L., Hou Y.
Fluorine atom-inducing graphene oxide in situ coating SnPO composites as anode for sodium ion batteries(opens in new tab/window) Cheng N., Fan L., Liu Z., Chen S., Zhang E., Zhao J., Yang H., Yu X., Lu B.
Hierarchically nanostructured ZnCo2O4 particles in 3D graphene networks for high-rate and long-life lithium ion batteries(opens in new tab/window) Yang Y., Li Z., Xu S., Tang Y., Lee C.-S., Zhang W.
Articles from Materials Today Chemistry
Green M., Liu Z., Xiang P., Tan X., Huang F., Liu L., Chen X.Materials Today Chemistry
Constructing efficient polycationic gene carriers through regulating the physicochemical properties(opens in new tab/window) Fang H., Feng Y., Chen J., Tian H., Chen X.Materials Today Chemistry
Articles from Applied Materials Today
Size and dimension dependent surface-enhanced Raman scattering properties of well-defined Ag nanocubes(opens in new tab/window) Lin Y., Zhang Y., Yang W., Dong J., Fan, F., Zhao Y., Zhang H., Bodappa N., Tian X., Yang Z., Stucky G, Tian Z, Li J.
Nitrogen and boron dual-doped graphene quantum dots for near-infrared second window imaging and photothermal therapy(opens in new tab/window) Wang H., Mu Q., Wang K., Revia R., Yen C., Gu X., Tian B., Liu J., Zhang M.Applied Materials Today(opens in new tab/window)
Zhang X., Nie J., Yang X., Liu Z., Guo W., Qiu J., Wang S., Yu X., Guan Y., Liu H., Li L.Applied Materials Today(opens in new tab/window)
Artificial control of in-plane anisotropic photoelectricity in monolayer MoS2(opens in new tab/window) Tong L., Duan X., Song L., Liu T., Ye L., Huang X., Wang P., Sun Y., He X., Zhang L., Xu K., Hu W., Xu J., Zang J., Cheng G.Applied Materials Today(opens in new tab/window)
Selected publications from the extended Materials Today family journals
Electrospinning versus microfluidic spinning of functional fibers for biomedical applications(opens in new tab/window) Cheng J., Jun Y., Qin J., Lee S.-H.
Intermediate-mediated strategy to horn-like hollow mesoporous ultrathin g-C3N4 tube with spatial anisotropic charge separation for superior photocatalytic H2 evolution(opens in new tab/window) Liu C., Huang H., Ye L., Yu S., Tian N., Du X., Zhang T., Zhang Y.
Active targeting theranostic iron oxide nanoparticles for MRI and magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound ablation of lung cancer(opens in new tab/window) Wang Z.L., Qiao R., Tang N., Lu Z., Wang H., Zhang Z., Xue X., Huang Z., Zhang S., Zhang G., Li Y.
Hyper-stretchable self-powered sensors based on electrohydrodynamically printed, self-similar piezoelectric nano/microfibers(opens in new tab/window) Huang Y., Ding Y., Bian J., Su Y., Zhou J., Duan Y., Yin Z.
Recent advances in functional nanomaterials for light–triggered cancer therapy(opens in new tab/window) Gai S., Yang G., Yang P., He F., Lin J., Jin D., Xing B.
Controllable nanoscale engineering of vertically aligned MoS2 ultrathin nanosheets by nitrogen doping of 3D graphene hydrogel for improved electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution(opens in new tab/window) Zhao L., Hong C., Lin L., Wu H., Su Y., Zhang X., Liu A.
Indacenodithiophene-based wide bandgap copolymers for high performance single-junction and tandem polymer solar cells(opens in new tab/window) Ma Y., Chen S.-C., Wang Z., Ma W., Wang J., Yin Z., Tang C., Cai D., Zheng Q.
Hierarchical CdS/m-TiO 2 /G ternary photocatalyst for highly active visible light-induced hydrogen production from water splitting with high stability(opens in new tab/window) Lu Y., Cheng X., Tian G., Zhao H., He L., Hu J., Wu S.-M., Dong Y., Chang G.-G., Lenaerts S., Siffert S., Van Tendeloo G., Li Z.-F., Xu L.-L., Yang X.-Y., Su B.-L.
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