Nanotechnology

Research reveals that at the regional level, the US is the most prominent market and accounts for an estimated share of around 35% of the global nanotechnology market before 2020. Although several developing economies such as, China, Korea, India, and Brazil have started to invest in nanotechnology R&D, the US could continue to account for the largest share in the industry in future. 

Although developed markets such as, the US, France, Germany etc. have drafted regulations for the nanotechnology industry long time back, the nanotechnology market is still at its nascent stage. Even, developing markets such as, Brazil, China, India, and Taiwan have proposed plans to draft regulations for the industry.

The global nanotechnology market was valued at over£800 million in 2018 and is forecasted to exceed £1,700 million by the middle of the next decade, growing at a CAGR of 10.5% from 2019 to 2025. Nanoscience and nanotechnology are the study of nanoparticles and devices, which find their applications across all the science fields from chemical, bio-medical, mechanics, and material science among others. Nanotechnology market encompasses the production and application of physical, chemical, and biological systems and devices at scales ranging from individual atoms or molecules to around 100 nanometers.

Nanotechnology is an evolving technology that has influenced a large number of industrial segments and is set to play a pivotal role in various industry segments moving forward including communication, medicine, transportation, agriculture, energy, materials & manufacturing, consumer products, and households. The technology has proven its significance in today’s cut throat competitive world. The economic activity generated from nanotech has been high in magnitude and wide in scope. In coming years, nanotechnology based products will have a huge impact on nearly all-industrial sectors and will enter the consumer market in large quantities. Considering the enormous potential of the market, the governments across the world are investing huge money in the industry.Emerging use cases and application is expected to be one of the key factors contributing towards the growth of nanotechnology market size.

The U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative has estimated that around 20,000 researchers were working in the field of nanotechnology by 2019. For the UK, the Institute of Occupational Medicine estimated that approximately 2,000 people were employed in new nanotechnology companies and universities where they may be potentially exposed to nanoparticles leading into 2020.

Factors such as surge in adoption of nanotechnology in medical diagnosis & imaging and technological advancements in nanotech devices drive the growth of the global nanotechnology market. However, issues arising in the deployment of nanodevices in extreme conditions and high cost of the technology act as the major barriers, thereby hampering the nanotechnology market growth. On the contrary, increase in support and R&D funding from government organizations and emergence of self-powered nanotech devices are anticipated to offer lucrative opportunities for the nanotechnology market forecast.

The factors such as surge in adoption of nanotechnology in medical diagnosis & imaging, technological advancements in nanotech devices, and issues in deployment of nanodevices in extreme conditions impact the growth of the nanotechnology market. In addition, the growth is expected to be affected by high cost of technology, increase in support and R&D funding from government organisations, and emergence of self-powered nanotech devices. However, each factor is anticipated to either drive or hamper the nanotechnology market growth.

Industry News

  • World's first fiber-optic ultrasonic imaging probe for future nanoscale disease diagnostics
    on May 11, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Scientists at the University of Nottingham have developed an ultrasonic imaging system, which can be deployed on the tip of a hair-thin optical fibre, and will be insertable into the human body to vis...

  • Open-source GPU technology for supercomputers: Researchers navigate advantages and disadvantages
    on May 11, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Researchers from the HSE International Laboratory for Supercomputer Atomistic Modelling and Multi-scale Analysis, JIHT RAS and MIPT have compared the performance of popular molecular modelling program...

  • Researchers analyzed circulating currents inside gold nanoparticles: A new method facilitates accurate analysis of magnetic field effects inside complex nanostructures
    on May 11, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Researchers in the Nanoscience Center of University of Jyvaskyla, in Finland and in the Guadalajara University in Mexico developed a method that allows for simulation and visualization of magnetic-fie...

  • Simple robots, smart algorithms
    on May 11, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Anyone with children knows that while controlling one child can be hard, controlling many at once can be nearly impossible. Getting swarms of robots to work collectively can be equally challenging, un...

  • Less innocent than it looks: Hydrogen in hybrid perovskites: Researchers identify the defect that limits solar-cell performance
    on May 11, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Researchers in the materials department in UC Santa Barbara's College of Engineering have uncovered a major cause of limitations to efficiency in a new generation of solar cells.

  • Polarization-sensitive photodetection using 2D/3D perovskite heterostructure crystal
    on May 11, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Polarization-sensitive photodetectors, based on anisotropic semiconductors, have exhibited wide advantages in specialized applications, such as astronomy, remote sensing, and polarization-division mul...

  • Polarization-sensitive photodetection using 2D/3D perovskite heterostructure crystal
    on May 11, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Polarization-sensitive photodetectors, based on anisotropic semiconductors, have exhibited wide advantages in specialized applications, such as astronomy, remote sensing, and polarization-division mul...

  • With a zap of light, system switches objects' colors and patterns: "Programmable matter" technique could enable product designers to churn out prototypes with ease
    on May 11, 2021 at 9:24 am

    When was the last time you repainted your car? Redesigned your coffee mug collection? Gave your shoes a colorful facelift?

  • New Cypher VRS1250 Video-Rate Atomic Force Microscope Enables True Video-Rate Imaging at up to 45 Frames per Second
    on May 11, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Oxford Instruments Asylum Research today announced the launch of the new Cypher VRS1250 video-rate atomic force microscope (AFM). Twice as fast as the first-generation Cypher VRS, the new AFM enables...

  • A silver lining for extreme electronics
    on May 11, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Tomorrow's cutting-edge technology will need electronics that can tolerate extreme conditions. That's why a group of researchers led by Michigan State University's Jason Nicholas is building stronger...

  • Mass Spectrometry Structural Analysis of Fluoroelastomers
    on May 10, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    BioChromato Inc. has published a report describing how their ionRocket sample preparation device, used in combination with Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry (DART-MS) and Kendrick Mass...

  • Atomic Point Contact Considerably Enhances Raman Scattering at Nanoscale
    on May 10, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    Today, nanofabrication of electronic systems has reached a 1 nm scale (10−9 m). The quick development of nanotechnology and nanoscience currently needs atomic-scale optical spectroscopy to...

  • Silver ions hurry up, then wait as they disperse
    by kroy on May 7, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Silver ions hurry up, then wait as they disperse Date posted April 23, 2021 kroy Fri, 05/07/2021 - 15:26 Funding Agency (Funded in part by the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation) Gold-silver alloys are useful catalysts that degrade environmental pollutants, facilitate the production of plastics and chemicals, and kill bacteria on surfaces. In nanoparticle form, these alloys could be useful as optical sensors or to catalyze hydrogen evolution reactions. But there's an issue: Silver doesn't always stay put. A new study by scientists at Rice University and the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany has revealed a two-step mechanism behind silver's dissipation – a discovery that could help industry fine-tune nanoparticle alloys for specific uses. Link https://news.rice.edu/2021/04/22/silver-ions-hurry-up-then-wait-as-they-disperse-2/

  • 3D motion-tracking system could streamline vision for autonomous tech
    by kroy on May 7, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    3D motion-tracking system could streamline vision for autonomous tech Date posted April 23, 2021 kroy Fri, 05/07/2021 - 15:26 Funding Agency (Funded by the National Science Foundation) A new real-time, 3D motion-tracking system developed at the University of Michigan combines transparent light detectors with advanced neural network methods to create a system that could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in autonomous technologies. While the technology is still in its infancy, future applications include automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging and autonomous driving. The imaging system exploits the advantages of transparent, nanoscale, highly sensitive graphene photodetectors. Link https://news.umich.edu/3d-motion-tracking-system-could-streamline-vision-for-autonomous-tech/

  • Watching the evolution of nanostructures in thin films
    by kroy on May 7, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Watching the evolution of nanostructures in thin films Date posted April 23, 2021 kroy Fri, 05/07/2021 - 15:26 Funding Agency (Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy) Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have found a way to turn X-ray fluorescence into an ultra-high position-sensitive probe to measure tiny internal structures, called nanostructures, in thin films. In this technique, called X-ray waveguide fluorescence holography, the fluorescence emissions are enhanced and guided by the thin films themselves. The fluorescence reveals the evolution of nanostructures in real time with nearly atomic-level resolution, something no other technique has achieved. Link https://www.energy.gov/science/bes/articles/watching-evolution-nanostructures-thin-films

  • Synthetic gelatin-like material mimics lobster underbelly’s stretch and strength
    by kroy on May 7, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Synthetic gelatin-like material mimics lobster underbelly’s stretch and strength Date posted April 23, 2021 kroy Fri, 05/07/2021 - 15:26 Funding Agency (Funded by the U.S. Department of Defense) Researchers at MIT have fabricated a hydrogel-based material that mimics the structure of the lobster's underbelly. The researchers ran the material through a battery of stretch and impact tests, and showed that, similar to the lobster underbelly, the synthetic material is remarkably "fatigue-resistant," able to withstand repeated stretches and strains without tearing. If the fabrication process could be significantly scaled up, materials made from nanofibrous hydrogels could be used to make stretchy and strong replacement tissues such as artificial tendons and ligaments. Link https://news.mit.edu/2021/gelatin-lobster-underbellys-synthetic-0423

  • Researchers Demonstrate Fully Recyclable Printed Electronics
    by kroy on May 7, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Researchers Demonstrate Fully Recyclable Printed Electronics Date posted April 27, 2021 kroy Fri, 05/07/2021 - 15:26 Funding Agency (Funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health) Engineers at Duke University have developed the world's first fully recyclable printed electronics. The researchers created a completely recyclable, fully functional transistor with three carbon-based inks – based on carbon nanotubes, graphene, and nanocellulose – that can be easily printed onto paper or other flexible, environmentally friendly surfaces. Using the three inks in an aerosol jet printer at room temperature, the engineers showed that their all-carbon transistors performed well enough for use in a wide variety of applications, even six months after the initial printing. Link https://pratt.duke.edu/about/news/recyclable-printed-electronics

  • Nontoxic, flexible energy converters could power wearable devices
    by kroy on May 7, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Nontoxic, flexible energy converters could power wearable devices Date posted April 27, 2021 kroy Fri, 05/07/2021 - 15:26 Funding Agency (Funded in part by the National Science Foundation) Researchers at Stanford University have designed and made single-wall carbon nanotube thermoelectric devices on flexible polyimide substrates as a basis for wearable energy converters. Carbon nanotubes are known for having good thermoelectric properties, which means it is possible to develop a voltage across them in a temperature gradient. But carbon nanotubes also have high thermal conductivity, meaning it's difficult to maintain a thermal gradient across them, and they have been hard to assemble them into thermoelectric generators at low cost. The researchers used printed carbon nanotube networks to tackle both challenges. Link https://publishing.aip.org/publications/latest-content/nontoxic-flexible-energy-converters-could-power-wearable-devices/

  • New 2D superconductor forms at higher temperatures
    by kroy on May 7, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    New 2D superconductor forms at higher temperatures Date posted April 27, 2021 kroy Fri, 05/07/2021 - 15:26 Funding Agency (Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy) Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new way to generate 2D superconductivity at a material interface at a relatively high -- though still cold -- transition temperature (2.2 Kelvin instead of 0.2 Kelvin). This interfacial superconductor has novel properties that raise new fundamental questions and might be useful for quantum information processing or quantum sensing. Link https://www.anl.gov/article/new-2d-superconductor-forms-at-higher-temperatures-than-ever-before

  • Identifying Individual Molecules: NIST Study Suggests How to Build a Better ‘Nanopore’ Biosensor
    by kroy on May 7, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Identifying Individual Molecules: NIST Study Suggests How to Build a Better ‘Nanopore’ Biosensor Date posted April 28, 2021 kroy Fri, 05/07/2021 - 15:26 Funding Agency (Funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Science Foundation) Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Mississippi have built a biosensor by making an artificial version of the biological material that forms a cell membrane. Known as a lipid bilayer, it contains a tiny pore, about 2 nanometers wide in diameter, surrounded by fluid. Ions that are dissolved in the fluid pass through the nanopore, generating a small electric current. However, when a molecule of interest is driven into the membrane, it partially blocks the flow of current. The duration and magnitude of this blockade serve as a fingerprint, identifying the size and properties of a specific molecule. Link https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2021/04/identifying-individual-molecules-nist-study-suggests-how-build-better

  • Researchers use a nanoscale synthetic antiferromagnet to toggle nonlinear spin dynamics
    by kroy on May 7, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Researchers use a nanoscale synthetic antiferromagnet to toggle nonlinear spin dynamics Date posted April 28, 2021 kroy Fri, 05/07/2021 - 15:26 Funding Agency (Funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense) Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have used a nanoscale synthetic antiferromagnet to control the interaction between magnons. Magnons are quantum-mechanical units of electron spin fluctuations. When magnons interact with each other, they generate nonlinear features of the spin dynamics. Such nonlinearities play a central role in magnetic memory, spin torque oscillators, and other spintronic applications. Link https://news.ucr.edu/articles/2021/04/28/researchers-use-nanoscale-synthetic-antiferromagnet-toggle-nonlinear-spin

  • Sensors eliminate sparking risk in hydrogen vehicles
    by kroy on May 7, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Sensors eliminate sparking risk in hydrogen vehicles Date posted April 29, 2021 kroy Fri, 05/07/2021 - 15:26 Funding Agency (Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy) Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed an inexpensive, spark-free, optical-based hydrogen sensor that is more sensitive – and faster – than previous models. The new optical device relies on the nanofabrication of a nanosphere template covered with a palladium cobalt alloy layer. Any hydrogen present is quickly absorbed, then detected by a light-emitting diode, and a silicon detector records the intensity of the light transmitted. Link https://news.uga.edu/sensors-eliminate-risk-hydrogen-vehicles-sparking/

  • Rice University Adapts Laser-Induced Graphene Technique to Create Light-Sensitive Materials
    on May 7, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    A Rice University laboratory has adapted its laser-induced graphene technique to make high-resolution, micron-scale patterns of the conductive material for consumer electronics and other applications....

  • Graphene Oxide can Carry Organic Pollutants in the Aquatic Environment
    on May 6, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Graphene is a two-dimensional nanomaterial composed of carbon and formed by a single layer of densely packed carbon atoms. The high mechanical strength and significant electrical and thermal...

  • Paper Information Encryption Using Carbon Nanoparticle-Based Invisible Ink and AI Model
    on May 6, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Coded messages in invisible ink sound like something only found in espionage books, but in real life, they can have important security purposes. Yet, they can be cracked if their encryption is...

  • Scientists Uncover Nanoplastics and Other Pollutants Released from Disposable Face Masks
    on May 5, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Swansea University scientists have uncovered potentially dangerous chemical pollutants that are released from disposable face masks when submerged in water. The research reveals high levels of...

  • Research Investigates Whether Combination of Nanoparticles and Light Waves can Better Treat Battlefield TBIs
    on May 5, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    Chair of the Bioengineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington is investigating whether a combination of nanoparticles and light therapy can better treat traumatic brain injuries on...

  • Colloidal Nanoparticles Advance Frontiers of Synthetic Chemistry
    on May 5, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Researchers from the School of Chemistry at the University of St Andrews (UK) are using a DrySyn Spiral Evaporator from Asynt to help synthesize novel reactive colloidal nanoparticles that present an...

  • Study Addresses Potential Harmful Effects of Nanoplastics on Various Ecosystems
    on May 5, 2021 at 10:56 am

    The images would definitely touch everyone: huge vortices of floating plastic trash in the global oceans with occasionally catastrophic consequences for their inhabitants—an overwhelming legacy...

  • Ascensus Specialties Acquires Strem Chemicals
    on May 4, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Bellevue, WA, April 7, 2021 – Wind Point Partners (“Wind Point”) and Ascensus Specialties LLC (“Ascensus”) today announced that Ascensus has completed the...

  • The Global Market for Antimicrobial, Antiviral and Antifungal Nanocoatings 2021-2031
    by admin on April 23, 2021 at 8:48 am

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  • The Global Market for Carbon Nanotubes 2021-2031
    by admin on April 23, 2021 at 8:40 am

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  • Nanotech Product News February-March 2021
    by admin on April 23, 2021 at 8:35 am

    The trial date of quantum dots manufacturer Nanoco‘s trial date for its patent infringement case against Samsung has been set in October. The company had on 17 February announced that it had filed a patent infringement lawsuit against various Samsung entities in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. San Francisco-based start-up [...] The post Nanotech Product News February-March 2021 appeared first on Nanotech Magazine.

  • Latest nanotech investments, commercial agreements and rounds of finance. February-March 2021
    by admin on April 23, 2021 at 8:26 am

    Haydale Graphene Industries has been awarded a £1.1m loan by the UK government’s innovation agency to expand its manufacturing operations. The company is expanding its capacity to manufacture nanomaterials including graphene to meet growing demand. It is investing in an HT1400 plasma reactor and other equipment to increase production by at least eight times. The [...] The post Latest nanotech investments, commercial agreements and rounds of finance. February-March 2021 appeared first on Nanotech Magazine.

  • Anti-Fog Coatings and Films
    by admin on April 13, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Anti-fog coatings are also known as non-mist coatings and have grown in use in eyewear and headgear in the last few years. Fogging by moisture condensation on transparent substrates presents a major challenge in several optical applications that require excellent light transmission characteristics, such as eyeglasses and vehicle windshields, and can lead to serious hazards [...] The post Anti-Fog Coatings and Films appeared first on Nanotech Magazine.

  • Latest development in nano catalysis and its uses
    by admin on April 13, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Catalysts are a vital part of any manufacturing process. They help to cut down on energy usage and in turn any related costs. Putting that in terms of numbers, 95% in volume of chemical products were produced using catalytic processes, and the total market size of catalyst manufacture is $16 billion [1]. Among the various [...] The post Latest development in nano catalysis and its uses appeared first on Nanotech Magazine.

  • Issue 67: Anti Fog-Coatings and Films. All the latest nanotech and graphene investment, company and product news February-March 2021
    by admin on April 6, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    The post Issue 67: Anti Fog-Coatings and Films. All the latest nanotech and graphene investment, company and product news February-March 2021 appeared first on Nanotech Magazine.

  • XlynX Materials Inc. Producing First Commercial Hydrogenated Graphite (Graphane)
    by admin on March 19, 2021 at 8:50 am

    XlynX Materials Inc. (XlynX) has refined its process for manufacturing highly hydrogenated graphite (graphane) and is now commercializing the material for research and development purposes. The company’s priority is to identify key uses for its graphane powder and scale up production to meet expected industrial demand. XlynX plans to work with key researchers to customize [...] The post XlynX Materials Inc. Producing First Commercial Hydrogenated Graphite (Graphane) appeared first on Nanotech Magazine.

  • A new industry standard for batteries: ultra-clean facility for graphene nanotube dispersions
    by admin on March 19, 2021 at 8:49 am

    OCSiAl has launched one of the world’s cleanest facilities for the production of graphene nanotube dispersions for lithium-ion batteries. The use of graphene nanotubes is currently the only cost-effective solution on the market for the problem of silicon anode degradation. Nanotubes are able to prevent the failure of the anode by forming a robust conductive [...] The post A new industry standard for batteries: ultra-clean facility for graphene nanotube dispersions appeared first on Nanotech Magazine.

  • Nanoparticles’ role in improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions
    by admin on March 4, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Dr. Raj Shah, Dr. Steve Nitodas, Mr. Nicholas Douglas and Mr. Nathan Aragon In its natural form, energy has contributed significantly to humanity’s progress over the years. However, due to an unchecked increase in pollution, new alternatives to fossil fuels need to be developed. Currently, new research into fuel additives, including those with nanotechnology, such [...] The post Nanoparticles’ role in improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions appeared first on Nanotech Magazine.

  • Innovations in dentistry: Navigational surgery, robotics, and nanotechnology
    on October 3, 2020 at 6:18 am

    When it comes to cutting-edge tech in dentistry, it’s all about nanotechnology. Shannon Sommers and Alicia Webb explain the basics and what these exciting new developments could mean for your practice...

  • Nano-diamond self-charging batteries could disrupt energy as we know it
    on August 26, 2020 at 1:13 am

    California company NDB says its nano-diamond batteries will absolutely upend the energy equation, acting like tiny nuclear generators. They will blow any energy density comparison out of the water, la...

  • Graphene ink may be used to fight coronavirus
    on May 2, 2020 at 4:53 am

    Zen Graphene Solutions (TSXV: ZEN) announced that it has launched an international collaboration with UK-based Graphene Composites to fight the covid-19 pandemic. The initiative involves the develo...

  • Carbon nanotubes forecast when vegetables spoil and buds bloom
    on April 2, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    This is where the CNTs come in. Single-walled CNTs have several attributes that make them well-suited for sensing processes that involve the transfer of electrons – the basis of any chemical reaction...

  • News: Nano Today – New Editor in Chief: Professor Yuliang Zhao
    on March 29, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Nano Today – New Editor in Chief: Professor Yuliang Zhao

  • News: 2019 Nano Today Award Winner: Professor Yi Cui (Stanford University, USA)
    on March 25, 2020 at 12:00 am

    We are delighted to announce that Professor Yi Cui (Stanford University, USA) is the winner of the 2019 Nano Today Award for his seminal contributions on nanomaterials design for energy and environment. The award will be presented to Professor Cui during the 6th Nano Today Conference in Lisbon, where he will also give a plenary lecture entitled: Nanomaterials Design for Energy and Environment.

  • A Carbon Nanotube Microprocessor Mature Enough to Say Hello: Three new breakthroughs make commercial nanotube processors possible
    on March 2, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Engineers at MIT and Analog Devices have created the first fully-programmable 16-bit carbon nanotube microprocessor. It’s the most complex integration of carbon nanotube-based CMOS logic so far, with...

  • NIOSH requests data to help develop exposure limits for nanomaterials
    on February 1, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    NIOSH is seeking scientific information regarding the dangers or safety of engineered nanomaterials as the agency explores the development of occupational exposure limits. ENMs are chemical substan...

  • What if the Universe has no end? The Big Bang is widely accepted as being the beginning of everything we see around us, but other theories that are gathering support among scientists are suggesting otherwise
    on January 25, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Perhaps the Big Bang was more of a “Big Bounce”, a turning point in an ongoing cycle of contraction and expansion. Or, it could be more like a point of reflection, with a mirror image of our universe...

  • Nanoparticles Inside Samples of Mucus to Measure COPD Development
    on October 5, 2019 at 3:36 am

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have now used special nanoparticles to test the mucus of COPD patients, which may be an excellent biomarker for COPD progression.

  • Journal Nanotechnology Progress International (JONPI), volume 7, issue 1 out
    on September 17, 2019 at 1:11 am

    This issue is a special edition covering the African-nano-conference of Focus Nanotechnologyy Africa-US-EU-Africa-Asia and Caribbean Academy of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (FONAI-USEACANN) at Shera...

  • This new nanotech could help clean up Earth’s microplastics
    on August 3, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Now, scientists have designed reusable nano-sized reactors — called nanocoils — that can trigger microplastic breakdown. The work, published Wednesday in the journal Matter, could someday be applied t...

  • News: The 6th Nano Today Conference in Lisbon, Portugal
    on July 30, 2019 at 2:00 am

    More than 500 researchers gathered at the Altis Grand Hotel in Lisbon on June 16-20, 2019 for the 6th Nano Today Conference organized by the Nano Today journal, NanoBio Lab and Elsevier. Chaired by Nano Today Editor-in-Chief and A*STAR Senior Fellow Professor Jackie Y. Ying of NanoBio Lab, the biennial conference marked its debut in Europe this year since it was first launched in Singapore in 2009.

  • News: The acidity of cancer tissue makes it vulnerable to drug-releasing nanoparticles
    on December 4, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, are using the mild acidity of cancer tissue to selectively release drugs that attack tumours. Remarkably, the strategy raises none of the concerns over possible toxicity or other side effects we often see with standard chemotherapy. The journal Nano Today reports the method's development and early test results.

  • News: Tiny nanoparticles could help repair damaged brain and nerve cells
    on September 24, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    When our brains develop problems, such as degenerative diseases or epilepsy, some of the trouble can be electrical. As nerve signals involve electrically charged particles moving around, medics often try to treat associated problems using implanted electrodes. But this is a clumsy and difficult approach. A much better idea could be to implant tiny structures deep in the brain to act almost as miniature electricians. It may sound like science fiction, but it is moving fast towards reality.

  • News: Nano Today Award 2017 Winner Announced
    on September 2, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    It is our pleasure to announce that Professor Chad Mirkin (Northwestern University, USA) is the winner of the 2017 Nano Today Award for his pioneering research in nanoparticles assembly, nanodiagnostics and nanooptics applications. The award will be presented to Professor Mirkin during the 5th Nano Today Conference in Hawaii, where he will also present a plenary lecture.

  • News: Nano Today continues to rank among world’s most influential scientific journals
    on June 22, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Nano Today journal’s impact factor has increased from 13.157 to 17.476.

  • Editor’s Highlights: Editor’s Highlights
    on May 19, 2017 at 2:10 am

    The Editor's Choice articles are handpicked by Prof. Ying, the journal Editor-in-Chief, for our community of readers and they are made freely available online for a limited time.

  • News: Lab Profile: Jackie Y. Ying
    on October 16, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Nanotechnology has the potential to make a profound impact on biology and medicine.

  • News: Temperature controls nanotube ‘handedness’
    on August 17, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Temperature could hold the key to growing carbon nanotubes of a particular chirality – or handedness – that is an important determiner of properties.

  • News: Nanomaterial makes flexible electronics easier
    on August 17, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Electronic devices like LEDs, displays, touch screens, solar cells, and smart windows rely on transparent conducting electrodes.

  • News: See here the photos for the 4th Nano Today conference last December at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai
    on January 28, 2016 at 12:00 am

    We are very happy to share photos of the 4th Nano Today Conference, which brought together about 500 researchers from 58 countries last December in Dubai. 

  • News: 2015 Nano Today Award Winner: Professor Peidong Yang (University of California, Berkeley)
    on July 7, 2015 at 10:20 am

    We are pleased to announce that Professor Peidong Yang (University of California, Berkeley) is the winner of the 2015 Nano Today Award for his pioneering work on nanowire synthesis and energy applications.

  • News: Nano Today is now also indexed in SCI
    on May 28, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Nano Today is now also indexed by Thomson Reuters’ Science Citation Index®, this has taken effect from the first issue of 2013.

  • News: New Journal: Nano Energy
    on September 6, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Submit to Nano Energy now

  • News: Carbon nanotube-based transistors on display
    on September 5, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Introducing the CN-VOLET

  • News: Researchers harness viruses to build solar cells
    on August 24, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Genetic engineering helps MIT researchers keep hold of nanotubes

  • News: Camouflaged nanoparticles circulate longer
    on August 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Stealth coating

  • News: Nanocrystal doping follows the dots
    on July 11, 2011 at 10:15 am

    A simple method for doping quantum dots

  • News: N-graphene: a next-generation catalyst
    on May 23, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    A cheap and durable electrocatalyst – from Materials Today

  • News: Hard tips for improving scanning probe lithography
    on May 17, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Hard-tip soft-spring lithography

  • News: 'Safe-by-design' nanoparticles show reduced toxicity
    on May 9, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Safety first

  • News: Splitting water with rusty nets
    on April 20, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Catch of the day – from Materials Today

  • News: Cagey nanowires
    on March 28, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    That’s a wrap – from Materials Today

  • News: Researchers develop nanoscale rewritable oxide photodetectors
    on March 24, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Small-scale light detection in the optical range

  • News: Carbon nanotube network stays stretchy whatever the temperature
    on March 21, 2011 at 9:22 am

    An interconnected network with remarkable properties

  • News: Solid smoke
    on March 9, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Nanotube aerogels - from Materials Today

  • News: Moving up the food chain
    on March 4, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Nanomaterial biomagnification - from Materials Today

  • News: Nano-laser
    on March 4, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Plasmon lasers at room temperature – from Materials Today

  • News: Well-stacked nanowires
    on March 4, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Reaching new heights of sensing – from Materials Today

  • News: Nano Today Ranked Second Most Influential Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Journal Internationally
    on July 12, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    With an Impact Factor of 13.237, Nano Today is also high on the list of Materials Science, Multidisciplinary and Chemistry, Multidisciplinary titles.