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.
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:
Nanosizing a Metal–Organic Framework Enzyme Carrier for Accelerating Nerve Agent Hydrolysis
ACS Nano, Article ASAP
Phase Restructuring in Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for Highly Stable Energy Storage
ACS Nano, Article ASAP
Distinctive in-Plane Cleavage Behaviors of Two-Dimensional Layered Materials
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (9), pp 8980–8988
Patients, Here Comes More Nanotechnology
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (9), pp 8139–8142
Atomic-Scale Control of Silicon Expansion Space as Ultrastable Battery Anodes
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (9), pp 8243–8251
Buckling-Based Method for Measuring the Strain–Photonic Coupling Effect of GaAs Nanoribbons
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (9), pp 8199–8206
Multispectral Chiral Imaging with a Metalens
Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (7), pp 4595–4600
The Interplay of Shape and Crystalline Anisotropies in Plasmonic Semiconductor Nanocrystals
Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (6), pp 3879–3884
Efficient Scavenging of Solar and Wind Energies in a Smart City
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (6), pp 5696–5700
Nanomedicines Eradicating Cancer Stem-like Cells in Vivo by pH-Triggered Intracellular Cooperative Action of Loaded Drugs
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (6), pp 5643–5655
Teslaphoresis of Carbon Nanotubes
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (4), pp 4873–4881
Chemically Tailoring Semiconducting Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides and Black Phosphorus
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (4), pp 3900–3917
In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Modulation of Transport in Graphene Nanoribbons
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (4), pp 4004–4010
Self-Powered Analogue Smart Skin
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (4), pp 4083–4091
Lithium Titanate Confined in Carbon Nanopores for Asymmetric Supercapacitors
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (4), pp 3977–3984
Order/Disorder Dynamics in a Dodecanethiol-Capped Gold Nanoparticles Supracrystal by Small-Angle Ultrafast Electron Diffraction
Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (4), pp 2705–2713
Triboelectric Nanogenerator as a Self-Powered Communication Unit for Processing and Transmitting Information
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (4), pp 3944–3950
Mechanical Chameleon through Dynamic Real-Time Plasmonic Tuning
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (2), pp 1788–1794
Infrared Photodetection Based on Colloidal Quantum-Dot Films with High Mobility and Optical Absorption up to THz
Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (2), pp 1282–1286
Lithium-Ion Battery Cycling for Magnetism Control
Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (1), pp 583–587
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