Celebrate National Nanotechnology Day With These Nanotechnology Resources

National Nanotechnology Day

Mark your tiniest calendar! October 9th is the first-ever National Nanotechnology Day and ACS Publications will be celebrating in a big way. We’ve got events planned, resources to share, and an online conversation anyone can join.

What is National Nanotechnology Day?

The day is joint project of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office and scientific societies such as ACS. The day will promote awareness of nanotechnology, the way it already enriches our daily lives, and what the field holds for our future. There will be a series of community-led events and activities on or around Oct. 9 to help get the word out. (The date is a sly reference to a nanometer being 10-9 meters.)

What is ACS Doing to Celebrate Nanotechnology Day?

ACS created a microsite that pulls together nanotechnology resources from across the society. Visit it now to find:

  • Education tools for teachers, including lesson plans
  • Video profiles of leading chemists sharing their views on the future of nanotechnology.
  • A white paper offering nanotechnology policy context and advice for the next U.S. President on the future of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
  • Nanotechnology background information with context about scientific developments and their societal implications.

How Can I Get Involved?

  • Do you love nanotechnology and Wikipedia? Then you can participate in an ACS-sponsored Edit-a-thon for Notable Chemists and Chemistry at WikiConference North America. Join with other interested wiki editors and nano experts to improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries on nanoscience topics. Participants may participate on-site in San Diego (registration is free) or may join remotely from anywhere.
  • If you’ve always wanted to impress your friends with how far you can run—but don’t quite have the stamina for a marathon, maybe the 100 Billion Nanometer Dash is more your style. Luckily, there are 1 billion nanometers in a single meter. So just take a picture or a video of yourself running a 100 meters, post it to social media with the hashtag #100BillionNanometers and bask in the unusually specific kudos.
  • If you’ve got ideas or questions about the future of nanotechnology (and don’t feel like running) then just share your thoughts online with the hashtag #NationalNanoDay and connect with your fellow nanotech enthusiasts.

Want More?

Get up-to-date on some of the most important nanotechnology research happening today with this handpicked collection of open access papers from ACS Nano and Nano Letters, courtesy of the ACS Editor’s Choice program:

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Nanosizing a Metal–Organic Framework Enzyme Carrier for Accelerating Nerve Agent Hydrolysis
nn-2016-04996e_0008
ACS Nano, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b04996
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Phase Restructuring in Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for Highly Stable Energy Storage
nn-2016-057466_0008
ACS Nano, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b05746
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Distinctive in-Plane Cleavage Behaviors of Two-Dimensional Layered Materials
nn-2016-05063m_0009
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (9), pp 8980–8988
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b05063
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Patients, Here Comes More Nanotechnology
nn-2016-05610u_0002
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (9), pp 8139–8142
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b05610
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Atomic-Scale Control of Silicon Expansion Space as Ultrastable Battery Anodes
nn-2016-04522p_0005
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (9), pp 8243–8251
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b04522
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Buckling-Based Method for Measuring the Strain–Photonic Coupling Effect of GaAs Nanoribbons
nn-2016-03434x_0006
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (9), pp 8199–8206
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b03434
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Multispectral Chiral Imaging with a Metalens
nl-2016-018972_0005
Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (7), pp 4595–4600
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b01897
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The Interplay of Shape and Crystalline Anisotropies in Plasmonic Semiconductor Nanocrystals
nl-2016-013903_0005
Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (6), pp 3879–3884
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b01390
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Efficient Scavenging of Solar and Wind Energies in a Smart City
nn-2016-02575s_0007
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (6), pp 5696–5700
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b02575
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Nanomedicines Eradicating Cancer Stem-like Cells in Vivo by pH-Triggered Intracellular Cooperative Action of Loaded Drugs
nn-2016-009004_0003
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (6), pp 5643–5655
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b00900
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Teslaphoresis of Carbon Nanotubes
nn-2016-02313d_0007
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (4), pp 4873–4881
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b02313
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Chemically Tailoring Semiconducting Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides and Black Phosphorus
nn-2016-01091a_0009
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (4), pp 3900–3917
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b01091
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In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Modulation of Transport in Graphene Nanoribbons
nn-2016-01419s_0005
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (4), pp 4004–4010
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b01419
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Self-Powered Analogue Smart Skin
nn-2015-07074t_0006
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (4), pp 4083–4091
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b07074
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Lithium Titanate Confined in Carbon Nanopores for Asymmetric Supercapacitors
nn-2016-00479s_0008
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (4), pp 3977–3984
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b00479
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Order/Disorder Dynamics in a Dodecanethiol-Capped Gold Nanoparticles Supracrystal by Small-Angle Ultrafast Electron Diffraction
nl-2016-003556_0008
Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (4), pp 2705–2713
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b00355
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Triboelectric Nanogenerator as a Self-Powered Communication Unit for Processing and Transmitting Information
nn-2015-07407c_0006
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (4), pp 3944–3950
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b07407
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Mechanical Chameleon through Dynamic Real-Time Plasmonic Tuning
nn-2015-07472x_0006
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (2), pp 1788–1794
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b07472
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Infrared Photodetection Based on Colloidal Quantum-Dot Films with High Mobility and Optical Absorption up to THz
nl-2015-046167_0005
Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (2), pp 1282–1286
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b04616
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Lithium-Ion Battery Cycling for Magnetism Control
nl-2015-04276f_0006
Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (1), pp 583–587
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b04276
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