Nano Convergence

Convergence: The integration of engineering, physical sciences, computation, and life sciences—with profound benefits for medicine and health, energy, and environment.

Because so many phenomena happen at the Nanoscale (10-9 meters), convergence can apply especially well to nanoscience. Our journal, Nano Convergence takes as its purpose applying the convergence concept to research across all the phenomena of the Nanoscale. From nanobiology and nanomedicine to nanophotonics, and nanoenergy, and more.

Although the journal is still relatively young, articles are starting to get attention, both in citations and on social media. Two of the more talked-about articles are:

  • Review: Guiding osteogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells using carbon-based nanomaterials, by Ee-Seul Kang, Da-Seul Kim, Intan Rosalina Suhito, Sung-Sik Choo, Seung-Jae Kim, Inbeom Song, and Tae-Hyung Kim
    • From the abstract: …In this review, we discuss a number of previous reports that investigated the use of carbon-based materials to control stem cell behavior, with a particular focus on their immense potential to guide the osteogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). We hope that this review will provide information on the full potential of using various carbon-based materials in stem cell-mediated regenerative therapy, particularly for bone regeneration and repair.
  • Review: Chemical and biological sensors based on defect-engineered grapheme mesh field-effect transistors, by Seunghee H. Cho, Sun Sang Kwon, Jaeseok Yi, and Won Il Park
    • From the abstract: Graphene has been intensively studied for applications to high-performance sensors, but the sensing characteristics of graphene devices have varied from case to case, and the sensing mechanism has not been satisfactorily determined thus far. In this review, we describe recent progress in engineering of the defects in graphene grown by a silica-assisted chemical vapor deposition technique and elucidate the effect of the defects upon the electrical response of graphene sensors. This review provides guidelines for engineering and/or passivating defects to improve sensor performance and reliability.

Published in association with the Korea Nano Technology Research Society, Nano Convergence offers express review and rapid publication, in addition to being fully open access. Learn more about the journal here.

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