On the heels of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, we invite you to continue the celebration of nanotechnology and its revolutionary impact on our lives.

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Every year on October 9, we celebrate National Nanotechnology Day. On this special day, we strive to raise awareness about the advances in nanotechnology and its impact on our lives.

The theme for this year's National Nanotechnology Day is “Enabling the Nanotechnology Revolution” as we both celebrate the accomplishments in the field over the past 20 years and continue looking ahead toward further innovation. This theme is inspired by the vision statement for the National Nanotechnology Initiative, which envisages a future in which our ability to understand and control matter at the nanoscale revolutionizes technology and improves lives everywhere.

To mark the occasion, we have put together a curated collection of recent papers from ACS Publications journals covering topics such as diatoms with invaluable applications in nanotechnology, an innovative “nano-on-nano” platform technology, recent progress on exosome composition, biological characterization, isolation techniques, and other innovative nanotechnology research from authors around the world.

We invite you to visit our new Nanoscience subject page to explore the latest news and research in nanoscience and nanomaterials, with several specialist journals covering applications in materials, engineering, physics, bioscience, and chemistry.

This year's National Nanotechnology Day celebrations would not be complete without noting that the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded on October 4 to Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Brus, and Alexei I. Ekimov “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots,” tiny nanoparticles whose unique properties make them essential for a wide range of applications including LED displays, solar cells, and biomedical imaging. A truly exciting time for all things nano!

Explore Recent Nanotechnology Research from ACS Journals

Topogami: Topologically Linked DNA Origami
ACS Nanosci. Au 2022, 2, 1, 57–63
DOI: 10.1021/acsnanoscienceau.1c00027

“Warm in Winter and Cool in Summer”: Scalable Biochameleon Inspired Temperature-Adaptive Coating with Easy Preparation and Construction
Nano Lett. 2023
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.3c02733

In Vivo RNA Delivery to Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells via Targeted Lipid Nanoparticles
Nano Lett. 2023, 23, 7, 2938–2944
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.3c00304

Aqueous Fabrication of Recyclable and Color-Adjustable Superhydrophobic Pigments Based on NiFe-Layered Double Hydroxide Nanostructures for Coating Applications
ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2023 6, 18, 16555–16566
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.3c02766

Electromechanical Switching of a C60 Chain in a Nanogap
ACS Appl. Electron. Mater. 2023, 5, 6, 3184–3189
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.3c00253

Nano-On-Nano: Responsive Nanosubstrate-Mediated Liposome Delivery with High Cellular Uptake Efficiency
ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2023, 6, 4, 1611–1620
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.3c00029

Fluorometric Determination of DNA Nanostructure Biostability
ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2023, 6, 8, 3074–3078
DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.3c00287

Potential Use of Exosomes as Diagnostic Biomarkers and in Targeted Drug Delivery: Progress in Clinical and Preclinical Applications
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2021, 7, 6, 2106–2149
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00217

Diatoms with Invaluable Applications in Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, and Biomedicine: Recent Advances
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2021, 7, 7, 3053–3068
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00475

Surfactant-Free Colloidal Syntheses of Gold-Based Nanomaterials in Alkaline Water and Mono-alcohol Mixtures
Chem. Mater. 2023, 35, 5, 2173–2190
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.3c00090

Synthesis and Characterization of a Monodentate N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Protected Au11-Nanocluster via Reduction with KC8
Chem. Mater. 2023, 35, 7, 2790–2796
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.2c03429

Nanostructured Hybrid BioBots for Beer Brewing
ACS Nano 2023, 17, 8, 7595–7603
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.2c12677

Insect-Inspired, Spike-Based, in-Sensor, and Night-Time Collision Detector Based on Atomically Thin and Light-Sensitive Memtransistors
ACS Nano 2023, 17, 2, 1068–1080
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.2c07877

Virtual Collections and Special Issues
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Anisotropic Nanomaterials

This Special Issue in Chemical Reviews combines articles written by leaders in key areas of fundamental and applicational research as well as emergent opportunities on the anisotropy of nanomaterials.

Ligand and Surface Chemistry of Nanoparticles

This Special Issue covers key advances in a wide range of ligand and particle modification chemistry of various nanoparticles, ranging from metal and semiconductor nanoparticles to assembled and multicomponent nanoparticle systems to nanoparticle devices by leading scientists in these diverse but related fields.
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