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Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1‐1, Namiki, Tsukuba 305‐0044, Ibaraki, Japan
Equipe Chimie du Solide et Matériaux, Université de Rennes 1, 35042 Rennes, France
CNRS, ISCR UMR 6226, University of Rennes 1, 263 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 35042 Rennes, France

Nanoarchitectonics with Molecular and Materials Science: Materials for Energy, Environment, Bio, and Others (2nd Edition)

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31 October 2024
Manuscript submission deadline
31 December 2024
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Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce a submission call for the topic of “Nanoarchitectonics with Molecular and Materials Science: Materials for Energy, Environment, Bio, and Others (2nd Edition)”. This Topic is a continuation of the previously successful Topic “Nanoarchitectonics with Molecular and Materials Science: Functional Materials for Energy, Environment, Bio and Others”, which closed on 31 December 2022, and in which, 29 papers were published. Marking the post-nanotechnology era, the concept of nanoarchitectonics has been proposed to create functional materials using atoms, molecules, and nanomaterials as components (Molecules 2021, 26(6), 1621, Molecules 2021, 26(15), 4636, Nanomaterials 2021, 11(8), 2146, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23(7), 3577, Materials 2022, 15(15), 5404). The nanoarchitectonics concept couples nanotechnology with diverse research fields, including materials science, supramolecular chemistry, and bio-related sciences to logically create functional materials from nanoscale units. In addition, given its conceptual generality, the can also be applied to other exciting research fields, including material synthesis, structural fabrications, sensing, catalysts, environmental remediation, energy production and storages, device fabrications, and biological/biomedical treatments. By including this emerging terminology, “nanoarchitectonics”, in paper titles and/or keywords, a re-consideration of these subjects can inspire the discovery of novel insights within interdisciplinary research fields.

Prof. Dr. Katsuhiko Ariga
Dr. Yann Molard
Dr. Fabien Grasset
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Keywords

  • nanoarchitectonics
  • supramolecular chemistry
  • functional materials
  • synthesis
  • fabrications
  • sensing
  • catalyst
  • environment
  • energy
  • biological

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
International Journal of Molecular Sciences
ijms
5.6 7.8 2000 16.3 Days CHF 2900 Submit
Journal of Functional Biomaterials
jfb
4.8 5.0 2010 13.3 Days CHF 2700 Submit
Materials
materials
3.4 5.2 2008 13.9 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Molecules
molecules
4.6 6.7 1996 14.6 Days CHF 2700 Submit
Nanoenergy Advances
nanoenergyadv
- - 2021 31 Days CHF 1000 Submit
Nanomaterials
nanomaterials
5.3 7.4 2010 13.6 Days CHF 2900 Submit

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Rare Earth Extraction from Phosphogypsum by Aspergillus niger Culture Broth
by Jiangang Zhang, Xinyue Zhang, Xiangdong Su, Haijun Du, Yongzhong Lu and Qinglian Zhang
Molecules 2024, 29(6), 1266; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules29061266 - 13 Mar 2024
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The extraction of rare earth elements (REEs) from phosphogypsum (PG) is of great significance for the effective utilization of rare earth resources and enhancing the resource value of PG waste residues. This study used Aspergillus niger (A. niger) fungal culture filtrate [...] Read more.
The extraction of rare earth elements (REEs) from phosphogypsum (PG) is of great significance for the effective utilization of rare earth resources and enhancing the resource value of PG waste residues. This study used Aspergillus niger (A. niger) fungal culture filtrate as a leaching agent to investigate the behavior of extracting REEs from PG through direct and indirect contact methods. According to the ICP-MS results, direct leaching at a temperature of 30 °C, shaking speed of 150 rpm, and a solid–liquid ratio of 2:1, achieved an extraction rate of 74% for REEs, with the main elements being yttrium (Y), lanthanum (La), cerium (Ce), and neodymium (Nd). Under the same conditions, the extraction rate of REEs from phosphogypsum using an A. niger culture filtrate was 63.3% higher than that using the simulated organic acid-mixed solution prepared with the main organic acid components in the A. niger leachate. Moreover, the morphological changes observed in A. niger before and after leaching further suggest the direct involvement of A. niger’s metabolic process in the extraction of REEs. When compared to using organic acids, A. niger culture filtrate exhibits higher leaching efficiency for extracting REEs from PG. Additionally, using A. niger culture filtrate is a more environmentally friendly method with the potential for industrial-scale applications than using inorganic acids for the leaching of REEs from PG. Full article
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Synthesis and Performance Evaluation of a Novel High-Temperature-Resistant Thickener
by Yu Sui, Tianyue Guo, Dan Li, Da Guo, Zhiqiu Zhang and Guangsheng Cao
Molecules 2023, 28(20), 7036; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules28207036 - 11 Oct 2023
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Successful exploitation of carbonate reservoirs relies on the acid-fracturing process, while the thickeners used in this process play a key role. It is a common engineering problem that thickeners usually fail to function when used in high-temperature environments. Until now, no research has [...] Read more.
Successful exploitation of carbonate reservoirs relies on the acid-fracturing process, while the thickeners used in this process play a key role. It is a common engineering problem that thickeners usually fail to function when used in high-temperature environments. Until now, no research has ventured into the field of synthesizing thickeners which can be effectively used at ultra-high temperatures up to 180 °C. In our current study, a novel high-temperature-resistant polyacrylamide thickener named SYGT has been developed. The thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) reveals that SYGT is capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 300 °C. Both our scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and rheological analysis demonstrate that the SYGT exhibits excellent resistance to both temperature and shear. At 180 °C, the viscosity of the SYGT aqueous solution is no lower than 61.7 mPa·s at a 20% H+ concentration or high salt concentration, and the fracture conductivity of the thickened acid reaches 6 D·cm. For the first time, the influence of the polymer spatial network’s structural parameters on the viscosity of polymer solutions has been evaluated quantitatively. It was discovered that the length and surrounding area of the SNS skeleton have a synergistic effect on the viscosity of the polymer solution. Our experiments show that SYGT effectively reduces the acid–rock reaction rate and filtration loss under harsh working conditions such as high temperature, strong shear, high salinity, and a high concentration of acid. The synthesized acid-fracturing thickener (SYGT) has wide application potential in the development of carbonate reservoirs under high-temperature conditions. Full article
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Selenium Nanoparticles Control H1N1 Virus by Inhibiting Inflammatory Response and Cell Apoptosis
by Jingyao Su, Jia Lai, Jiali Li, Chuqing Li, Xia Liu, Chenyang Wang, Bing Zhu and Yinghua Li
Molecules 2023, 28(15), 5920; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules28155920 - 07 Aug 2023
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The treatment of influenza caused by H1N1 has been the focus of much attention. Selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) have been used in many aspects of research in the last two decades. They have shown excellent performance in antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant functions. Previous anti-H1N1 [...] Read more.
The treatment of influenza caused by H1N1 has been the focus of much attention. Selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) have been used in many aspects of research in the last two decades. They have shown excellent performance in antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant functions. Previous anti-H1N1 cell experiments using SeNPs have shown that they have evident antiviral effects and low toxicities. This study focuses on the mechanism of selenium nanoparticles against an H1N1 influenza virus infection in vivo. The results showed that the selenium levels in the body decreased after an H1N1 virus infection, and inflammatory factors in the lung tissues increased abnormally, leading to the onset and aggravation of an inflammatory response. The H1N1 virus infection also led to the excessive activation of apoptotic pathways in the body and induced the apoptosis of tissue cells. In addition, this study found that SeNPs can alleviate this phenomenon. All results showed that SeNPs are promising inhibitors for controlling influenza H1N1 virus infections. Full article
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Nickel Nanoparticles Induced Hepatotoxicity in Mice via Lipid-Metabolism-Dysfunction-Regulated Inflammatory Injury
by Shuang Zhou, Hua Li, Hui Wang, Rui Wang, Wei Song, Da Li, Changlei Wei, Yu Guo, Xueying He and Yulin Deng
Molecules 2023, 28(15), 5757; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules28155757 - 30 Jul 2023
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Nickel nanoparticles (NiNPs) have wide applications in industry and biomedicine due to their unique characteristics. The liver is the major organ responsible for nutrient metabolism, exogenous substance detoxification and biotransformation of medicines containing nanoparticles. Hence, it is urgent to further understand the principles [...] Read more.
Nickel nanoparticles (NiNPs) have wide applications in industry and biomedicine due to their unique characteristics. The liver is the major organ responsible for nutrient metabolism, exogenous substance detoxification and biotransformation of medicines containing nanoparticles. Hence, it is urgent to further understand the principles and potential mechanisms of hepatic effects on NiNPs administration. In this study, we explored the liver impacts in male C57/BL6 mice through intraperitoneal injection with NiNPs at doses of 10, 20 and 40 mg/kg/day for 7 and 28 days. The results showed that NiNPs treatment increased serum levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and induced pathological changes in liver tissues. Moreover, hepatic triglyceride (TG) content and lipid droplet deposition identified via de novo lipogenesis (DNL) progression were enhanced after NiNPs injection. Additionally, sustained NiNPs exposure induced a remarkable hepatic inflammatory response, significantly promoted endoplasmic reticulum stress (ER stress) sensors Ire1α, Perk and Atf6, and activated the occurrence of liver cell apoptosis. Overall, the research indicated that NiNPs exposure induced liver injury and disturbance of lipid metabolism. These findings revealed the public hazard from extreme exposure to NiNPs and provided new information on biological toxicity and biosafety evaluation. Full article
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Layered Nanoarchitectonics: Method for Everything in Layered Structures
Authors: ARIGA Katsuhiko
Affiliation: Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan

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