!!!NEW!!! Special Section on the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2022)

Call for Papers: TNANO Special Section on NANO 2022

The nanotechnology revolution is founded upon the understanding of phenomena occurring at the nanoscale and the ability to fabricate and manipulate nanomaterials and nanodevices for practical applications. Researchers are contributing new ideas from a wide range of disciplines, including materials science, biology, biomedicine, engineering, physics, and chemistry. To make interesting research presented at the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2022) widely available, in expanded form and in one publication, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) is extending a Call for Papers for a Special Section reflecting the scope of the conference. Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process. Submissions are welcome, and all interested NANO 2022 participants are encouraged to submit. Authors who were attendees are requested to significantly expand the previous conference version to contain substantial new technical material (containing at least 40% but preferably 50% new material), as per TNANO and IEEE restrictions on duplicated publications and the competitive acceptance process.

Submissions that reflect the Conference Scope and current state of the field are welcome in areas including but not limited to:

  • Energy Conversion: Thermoelectrics and Solar Technologies
  • Energy Storage
  • Nanosensors and Nanoactuators
  • Nanoplasmonics
  • Nanoscale Science: Characterization and Modeling
  • Nanophotonics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanofabrication and Quantum Engineering
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanotools
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanobio
  • Nanopackaging
  • Stretchable and Wearable Electronics
  • 2D Materials
  • Nanotechnology for Humanitarian and Peace Engineering
  • Sustainable Electronics: Disassembling, Recycling and Eco-Design
  • Nano-acoustics
  • Nano-Ferroics

Manuscripts for the TNANO Special Issue/Section must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template. Follow the guideline (Author Info – IEEE TNANO), and submit your paper to ScholarOne Manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for “IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section on the “22nd IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2022)” but also providing all the requested info related with the substantial new technical material included in the submitted manuscript when compared with the conference article. Please note that the type of submissions is Regular Manuscripts, i.e., 4 to 6 pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper”.

Manuscripts will be subject to the standard competitive and constructive peer-review TNANO criteria with no article publishing charges. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and are fully citable and downloadable.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: January 31, 2023,
  • First decision (accept/reject/revise): March 1, 2023
  • Revised papers submission: April 1, 2023
  • Final decision: April 30, 2023

Guest Editors

  • Prof. Fabrizio Lombardi Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
    E-mail: lombardi@ece.neu.edu
  • Prof. Antonio Rubio, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
    E-mail: antonio.rubio@upc.edu
  • Prof. Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece
    E-mail: gsirak@ee.duth.gr

Responsible T-NANO Senior Editor: Sorin Cotofana

Special Section on “Advanced spintronic devices: concepts, materials, and technology”

The IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) seeks original manuscripts for a Special Section on: “Advanced Spintronic Devices: Concepts, Materials and Technology”

Spintronics uses magnetic degrees of freedom for information processing and storage. Based on the commercial success of magnetic random-access memory and magnetic sensor technology, the field has received strongly growing interest in recent years. Numerous advanced spintronic device concepts have been proposed and both experimentally and theoretically studied within emerging research fields such as magnonics, magnetoelectrics, spin-orbitronics, or spin-caloritronics. These topics are greatly interesting from the point of view of fundamental science, but also promise potential for disruptive applications in numerous fields of (micro-)electronics.

This special issue covers all aspects of advanced spintronics with a focus on (micro- or nanoscale) device applications. Contributions are welcome at all levels, including fundamental science, novel materials, technology concepts, and device fabrication and characterization. The special issue intends to provide a platform to bring together researchers in various multidisciplinary fields in basic science and engineering, such as electrical engineering, computer science, materials science and chemistry, and physics.

Relevant topics of interest to this special section include (but are not limited to):

  • Novel concepts, materials, design and integration for spintronic devices
  • Magnetic devices and concepts for Boolean or neuromorphic computing
  • Magnetic devices and concepts for RF applications
  • Novel magnetic memories and sensors
  • Magnetic devices for brain inspired circuits
  • Architecture for logic in spintronic memories
  • Spintronic devices for bio applications

Manuscripts for the TNANO Special Section must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template. Follow the guideline (https://tnano.org/author-info/), and submit your paper to ScholarOne Manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for “IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Session on Advanced Spintronic Devices: Concepts, Materials and Technology”. Please note that the type of submissions is Regular Manuscripts, i.e., 4 to 6 pages (over-length page charge is applicable for up to 6 extra pages) in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.”

Manuscripts will be subject to the standard competitive and constructive peer-review TNANO criteria with no article publishing charges. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: January 31, 2023
  • First decision (accept/reject/revise): April 15, 2023
  • Revised papers submission: May 15, 2023
  • Final decision: May 30, 2023

Guest Editors

Dr. Christoph Adelmann, Imec, Leuven, Belgium. E-mail: Christoph.Adelmann@imec.be

Dr. Paolo Bortolotti, Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS-Thales, Palaiseau, France. E-mail: paolo.bortolotti@thalesgroup.com

Dr. Florin Ciubotaru (Leading Guest Editor), Imec, Leuven, Belgium. E-mail: Florin.Ciubotaru@imec.be

Prof. Dr. YoshiChika Otani, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. E-mail: yotani@issp.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Responsible T-NANO Senior Editor: Prof. Sorin Cotofana, TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands

New Impact Factor (IF) for IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) announced (26-7-2022)

We are delighted to announce, for second year in a row, that IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) has achieved an impressive result in the 2022 Journal Citation Reports with an Impact Factor of 2.967. More specifically, the 2021 Impact Factor of IEEE TNANO has increased to 2.967 from 2.57 in 2020, which is a one-year increase of 15%. This places the Journal firmly in the top quartile of international journals in the nanotechnology field.

This great outcome is testimony to the hard work and skills of the ΤΝΑΝΟ Editorial Board supporting the journal, coupled with the outstanding quality of research produced by our authors, the meticulous scrutiny of our peer reviewers, and the hard work of the rest of editing team.

We would like to offer our thanks and congratulations to all and we are looking forward for even more exciting achievements for our journal.

Special Section on “Neuromorphic Computing” – New Deadline: July 10, 2022

UPDATED!!! The IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) seeks original manuscripts for a Special Section on: “Neuromorphic Computing”

The explosive growth in data-centric computing-related applications necessitates a radical departure from traditional von Neumann computing systems. These systems involve separate processing and memory units that lead to significant latency, bandwidth, and energy consumption in the information transfer between the processing and memory units. Neuromorphic computing has emerged as one of the solutions that potentially overcomes the von Neumann bottleneck. It aims to facilitate the highest computing speeds while reducing the need for bulky devices and power-consuming dedicated computing systems. Neuromorphic computing is expected to solve most of the artificial intelligence’s (AI’s) current issues while opening new perspectives in the decades to come. It is getting tremendous attention from companies like Intel, IBM, Applied Brain Research, Brain Corporation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Samsung Electronics, and Qualcomm, putting their might behind it. According to a US-based Research and Markets report, the neuromorphic computing market is poised to increase over the next decade to reach approximately $1.78 billion by 2025. Despite the remarkable strides made in this field recently, several hurdles need to be overcome at the device level and scale up neuromorphic systems to sizes that enable useful applications.

This Special section of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology solicits contributed articles that will report the most recent developments in the field of neuromorphic computing with a view to overcoming the von Neumann bottleneck and the exorbitant energy consumption associated with information processing. This section will also serve as the basis to chart out future research directions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Device, circuit, architecture design, analysis and optimization for neuromorphic computing systems
  • Mathematical modeling of neural systems
  • Emerging materials for devices of neuromorphic computing importance
  • Device to system level framework and optimization
  • Hardware accelerators for machine/deep learning algorithms
  • Multi-scale neural systems
  • On-chip learning and inference
  • Learning algorithms and optimizations
  • Mapping algorithms
  • Complexity and scalability of neuromorphic computing
  • Reliability and security in neuromorphic computing
  • Emerging technologies for brain-inspired nano-computing and communication
  • Applications of neuromorphic computing in embedded and IoT devices, unmanned vehicles and drones, and cyber-physical systems

Follow the guideline (http://site.ieee.org/tnano/author-info/), and submit your paper to ScholarOne Manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for “IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section on “Neuromorphic Computing”Please note that the type of submissions is Regular Manuscripts, i.e., 4 to 8 pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper”.

Manuscripts will be subject to the standard competitive and constructive peer-review TNANO criteria with no article publishing charges. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: September 30, 2021, July 10, 2022
  • First decision (accept/reject/revise): December 31, 2021, August 31, 2022
  • Revised papers submission: February 27, 2022, September 30, 2022
  • Final decision: April 30, 2022, November 30, 2022

Guest Editors (Alphabetical Order)

  • Amit Ranjan Trivedi, University of Illinois Chicago, USA, Email: amitrt@uic.edu
  • Brajesh Kumar Kaushik, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, Email: bkk23fec@iitr.ac.in (Leading Guest Editor)
  • Giovanni Finocchio, University of Messina, Italy, Email: gfinocchio@unime.it
  • Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, Email: sbandy@vcu.edu
  • Yufei Ding, University of California-Santa Barbara, USA, Email: yufeiding@cs.ucsb.edu

Responsible T-NANO Senior Editor: Prof. Sorin Cotofana

Special Section on the 21st IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2021) – New Deadline: June 31, 2022

UPDATED!!! The nanotechnology revolution is founded upon the understanding of phenomena occurring at the nanoscale and the ability to fabricate and manipulate nanomaterials and nanodevices for practical applications. Researchers are contributing new ideas from a wide range of disciplines, including materials science, biology, biomedicine, engineering, physics, and chemistry. To make interesting research presented at the 21st IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2021) widely available, in expanded form and in one publication, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) is extending a Call for Papers for a Special Section reflecting the scope of the conference. Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process. Submissions are welcome, and all interested NANO 2021 participants are encouraged to submit. Authors who were attendees are requested to significantly expand the previous conference version to contain substantial new technical material, as per TNANO and IEEE restrictions on duplicated publications and the competitive acceptance process.

Submissions that reflect the Conference Scope and current state of the field are welcome in areas including but not limited to:

  • Energy Conversion: Thermoelectrics and Solar Technologies
  • Energy Storage
  • Nanosensors and Nanoactuators
  • Nanoplasmonics
  • Nanoscale Science: Characterization and Modeling
  • Nanophotonics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanofabrication and Quantum Engineering
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanotools
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanobio
  • Nanopackaging
  • Stretchable and Wearable Electronics
  • 2D Materials
  • Nanotechnology for Humanitarian and Peace Engineering
  • Sustainable Electronics: Disassembling, Recycling and Eco-Design
  • Nano-acoustics
  • Nano-Ferroics

Manuscripts for the TNANO Special Section must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template. Follow the guidelines (https://tnano.org/), and submit your paper to ScholarOne Manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for “IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section on the “21th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2021)”. Please note that the type of submissions is Regular Manuscripts, i.e., 4 to 6 pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.”

Manuscripts will be subject to the standard competitive and constructive peer-review TNANO criteria with no article publishing charges. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: April 15th, 2022, June 31st, 2022
  • First decision (accept/reject/revise): May 31st, 2022, August 15th, 2022
  • Revised papers submission: June 20th, 2022, September 15th, 2022
  • Final decision: July 30th, 2022, October 31st, 2022

Guest Editors

  • Prof. Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    E-mail: jeske@ece.pdx.edu
  • Prof. Antonio Di Bartolomeo, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy
    E-mail: adibartolomeo@unisa.it

Responsible T-NANO Senior Editor:  Dr. Sorin Cotofana

Special Section on “BEOL Compatible Materials and Devices”

Back End of Line (BEOL) process is the second portion of IC fabrication where devices or components get interconnected with wiring on the wafer. Particularly in advanced technology nodes, the requirements of high integration density, performance, and new functionalities make it imperative to optimize BEOL process. Moreover, BEOL layers can easily implement heterogeneous integration of multiple functions and various fabrication processes on the same chip. To fully achieve these goals, BEOL compatible materials and devices are urgently needed. BEOL compatibility typically means chemical compatibility (non-corrosive and non-reactive) and thermal compatibility (< 400  deposition temperature) with Front End of Line (FEOL) layers for the materials deposition and device fabrication processes. This special section aims to cover research progress and present a forward-looking discussion of BEOL compatible materials, devices and technologies. It will also cover system level innovations regarding architectures, interconnects and packaging through the exploration of BEOL compatible materials and devices. The special section will discuss the selection and optimization of materials for BEOL compatible devices and circuits to achieve high performance, energy-efficient computing. The special section will also emphasize on the novel structure and design that integrate different functions on one chip through BEOL compatible technique, like near-memory computing, electronic-photonic integration and integrated sensors in computing nano-systems. The issue will also cover BEOL heterogeneous integration with mainstream semiconductor technologies. The IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology solicits contributed articles that will discuss the above. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced interconnects and isolation materials and processes.
  • Monolithic 3D integration.
  • Heterogenous integration.
  • Emerging materials and devices for BEOL.
  • New computing architecture through BEOL.
  • Reliability and failure analysis for BEOL.
  • BEOL Memory technologies.
  • Photonic BEOL integration.
  • Modeling, simulation and related software for BEOL process.

Manuscripts for the TNANO Special Section must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template. Follow the guidelines (https://tnano.org/), and submit your paper to ScholarOne Manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for “IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section on the “Nanoscale Architectures Symposium (NANOARCH 2021). Please note that the type of submissions is Regular Manuscripts, i.e., 4 to 6 pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.”

Manuscripts will be subject to the standard competitive and constructive peer-review TNANO criteria with no article publishing charges. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: May 31st, 2022
  • First decision (accept/reject/revise): August 30th, 2022
  • Revised papers submission: October 31st, 2022
  • Final decision: December 30th, 2022

Guest Editors

Responsible T-NANO Senior Editor:  Prof. Sorin Cotofana

Special Section on “Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH 2021)”

Following the successful IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architecture (NANOARCH 2021), we have decided to put together a dedicated special section of TNANO, whose goal is to continue NANOARCH’s mission to promote cross-disciplinary research work and to seek inspiration to address the challenges of integrated nanoscale electronic systems.  The section scope incorporates several exciting areas on emerging computing paradigms (e.g., approximate, stochastic, quantum, neuromorphic, molecular, spintronic), novel nanoscale computing architectures, 2D material-based (e.g., graphene) nanoelectronics and computing architectures, beyond charge-based computing, emerging memory devices and in-memory computing, and nanoelectronics for biomedical systems.

We invite potential authors to submit Regular Papers as per the TNANO requirements in the area of nanocomputing, nanofabrication, and emerging nanosystem applications. Relevant topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Nanoelectronic circuits, nanofabrics, and nanocomputing architectures.
  • Future and emerging computing paradigms, e.g., approximate, stochastic, quantum, neuromorphic, molecular, spintronic.
  • Emerging memory nano-devices and in memory computing architectures.
  • Low-dimensional material based nanoelectronic technology, circuits and systems.
  • Defect/fault tolerant architecture, integration, and manufacturing.
  • Security architectures with nanofabrics.
  • Architecture, integration, and manufacturing of 3D IC and hybrid IC.
  • Nanodevice and nanocircuit models, methodologies and computer aided design tools.
  • Fundamental limits of computing at the nanoscale.
  • Novel nanodevices and manufacturing/integration ideas with innovations/focus on nanoarchitectures.

Manuscripts for the TNANO Special Section must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template. Follow the guidelines (https://tnano.org/), and submit your paper to ScholarOne Manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for “IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section on the “Nanoscale Architectures Symposium (NANOARCH 2021). Please note that the type of submissions is Regular Manuscripts, i.e., 4 to 6 pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.”

Manuscripts will be subject to the standard competitive and constructive peer-review TNANO criteria with no article publishing charges. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: April 30th, 2022
  • First decision (accept/reject/revise): June 15th, 2022
  • Revised papers submission: July 31st, 2022
  • Final decision: August 31st, 2022

Guest Editors

  • Prof. Vincent Gaudet, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    E-mail: vcgaudet@uwaterloo.ca
  • Prof. Naoya Onizawa, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Japan
    E-mail: naoya.onizawa.a7@tohoku.ac.jp
  • Prof. Jianlei Yang, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China
    E-mail: jianlei@buaa.edu.cn

Responsible T-NANO Senior Editor:  Prof. Sorin Cotofana

Special Section on “Nanoscale Computing, Communication, and Applications (NanoCoCoA 2021)” – New (Firm) Deadline: April 14, 2021

UPDATED!!! Nanotechnology continues to revolutionize a wide variety of fields by paving the way toward sub-μm scale devices (i.e., in the order of a few tens/hundred nanometers). Controlling materials on such a scale is expected to give rise to integrated nanodevices with simple sensing, actuation, data processing and storage, and communication capabilities, opening the horizon to a variety of ground-breaking applications. By augmenting nanodevices with wireless communications capabilities, nanotechnology will facilitate the advance of multiple disruptive applications, such as in-body communication, software-defined metamaterials and metasurfaces, wireless robotic materials, and on-chip communication.

The NanoCoCoA 2021 special section covers important and influential topics targeting the enablement of the above applications. This encapsulates a broad range of expertise, ranging from nanoscale hardware design, resource-constrained computing, and channel modelling to different layers of nanonetworks’ protocol development along the four detected promising application domains. Additionally, the potential and promising directions for further research are welcome and will be considered. The guest editors are looking forward to original, completed, and unpublished work that is not currently under review by any other journal, magazine, conference, or workshop. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Embedded, Distributed, Constrained, Intermittent, and Unconventional Nanoscale Computing Systems,
  • Sensing, Actuation, Data Processing, and Storage at the Nanoscale,
  • Programming paradigms, Languages, and Tools for Nanoscale Computing and Communication,
  • Nanoscale Hardware Design, Implementation, and Performance Benchmarking,
  • Electromagnetic (e.g., mmWave, THz) Nanocommunication Paradigm,
  • mmWave and THz Nanoscale Channel Modelling in Different Mediums, e.g., Free-space, In-Body, On-chip,
  • Nanonetworking Protocol Stack, i.e., Physical, Link, Network, Transport, and Application Layers,
  • Reduced/Condensed/Integrated Nanonetworking Protocol Stack,
  • Nanoscale Applications, e.g., Software-defined Metamaterials/Surfaces, Wireless Robotic Materials, In- body Healthcare, On-chip Communication, etc.,
  • Energy-related Considerations, Modelling, and Constraints, e.g., Harvesting, Backscattering, etc.,
  • End-to-End Nanonetwork Architectures, e.g., Internet of (Bio/Multimedia) Nano-Things,
  • Nanoscale Localization and Tracking using Electromagnetic Signals,
  • Security, Integrity, and Privacy at the Nanoscale,
  • Standardization Proposals and Reviews (e.g., IEEE P1906.1),
  • Simulations Tools, Experimental Testbeds, Datasets, and Methodologies for Evaluation of Nanoscale Computing, Communication, and Networking Approaches;

Make sure to check and follow the journal submission guidelines (https://tnano.org/author-info/), before submitting your paper to ScholarOne Manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the manuscript to be considered for “IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section on “Nanoscale Computing, Communication, and Applications (NanoCoCoA 2021)”. Please note that the type of submissions is Regular Manuscripts, i.e., up to 6 pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references (exceeding page limit with up to 6 additional pages is possible – mandatory page charges apply). Please note that, on submission to TNANO, the authors should select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.”

Manuscripts will be subject to the standard competitive and constructive peer-review TNANO criteria with no article publishing charges. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: March 31, 2022 April 14, 2022
  • First decision (accept/reject/revise): May 31, 2022 June 27, 2022
  • Revised papers submission: July 31, 2022 August 27, 2022
  • Final decision: September 30, 2022 October 27, 2022

Guest Editors

Responsible T-NANO Senior Editor: Prof. Antonio Rubio, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

Special Section on “Beyond Nano: Smart Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Metamaterials for Plasmonics and Advanced Energy Systems” – New Deadline: October 15, 2021

UPDATED The IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) seeks original manuscripts for a Special Section on: “Beyond Nano: Smart Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Metamaterials for Plasmonics and Advanced Energy Systems” 

The metamaterial paradigm, was articulated in 1959 by R. Feynman, stating “Up to now, we have been content to dig in the ground to find minerals. What would happen if we could arrange the atoms one by one the way we want them? When we have some control of the arrangement of things on a small scale we will get an enormously greater range of possible properties that substances can have, and of different things that we can do”. Metamaterials (“meta” from the Greek μετά, “beyond”) are a novel class of “artificial” materials with a complex architecture comprising features spanning over multiple length scales, from “nano” and even below up to “macro”, and featuring a wide range of “exotic” properties, as e.g. the negative refraction, that cannot be found in other structures and materials platforms. Complex metamaterials and nano-assemblies have already been shown to have the potential to substantially extend the properties of existing materials and advance existing robust engineering materials to respond to the demands of emerging technologies.

At the same time, the utilization of nanomaterials in technologies for renewable energy and sustainability applications is an important area of academic and commercial research.

There are numerous mechanisms by which the integration of nanomaterials can improve device performance. These include, for example, facilitation of increased harvesting and conversion efficiencies, simplified and rapid manufacturing processes for novel device architectures, and improved energy storage properties.

This Special section of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology solicits contributed articles that will report the most recent developments in the field of metamaterials, smart nanomaterials and nanotechnologies for highly efficient, novel devices relevant to applications in plasmonics, renewable energy and sustainability, high efficiency energy systems, energy accumulation, energy harvesting or very special energy conversion applications. This section will also serve as the basis to chart out future research directions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Metamaterials/Smart Nanomaterials development, synthesis, and fabrication for renewable energy applications;
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Plasmonic Nanomaterials
  • Novel micro/nanofabrication technologies for efficient energy devices;
  • Design and preparation of novel nanotextured/nanostructured surfaces for improved energy harvesting and conversion efficiencies;
  • Low-dimensional nanomaterials or nanocomposites for renewable energies;
  • Green techniques for energy-related nanomaterials processing;
  • Nanomaterial-based technologies for sustainability and environmental issues;
  • Other studies of nanoscience and nanotechnology associated with renewable energy and sustainability.

Follow the guideline (http://site.ieee.org/tnano/author-info/), and submit your paper to ScholarOne Manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for “IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section on “Smart Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Metamaterials for Plasmonics and Advanced Energy SystemsPlease note that the type of submissions is Regular Manuscripts, i.e., 4 to 6 pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper”.

Manuscripts will be subject to the standard competitive and constructive peer-review TNANO criteria with no article publishing charges. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

Important Dates

  • Extended Submission deadline: October 15, 2021
  • First decision (accept/reject/revise): January 15, 2022
  • Revised papers submission: March 15, 2022
  • Final decision: May 15, 2022

Guest Editors (Alphabetical Order)

  • Michele Giocondo, Institute of Nanotechnology, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy, Email: michele.giocondo@cnr.it
  • Eden Mamut, Institute for Nanotechnologies and Alternative Energy Sources, “Ovidius” University of Constanta, Romania, Email: emamut@univ-ovidius.ro (Leading Guest Editor)
  • Guang Tao Fei, Institute of Solid State Physics, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, P. R. China, Email: gtfei@issp.ac.cn

Responsible T-NANO Senior Editor: Prof. Sorin Cotofana

New Impact Factor (IF) for IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) announced (06-01-2021).

We are delighted to announce that IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) has achieved an impressive result in the 2021 Journal Citation Reports with an Impact Factor of 2.570. More specifically, the 2020 Impact Factor of IEEE TNANO has increased to 2.57 from 2.196 in 2019, which is a one-year increase of 17%. This places the Journal firmly in the top quartile of international journals in the nanotechnology field.

This great outcome is testimony to the hard work and skills of the Editor-in-Chief Prof. Sorin Cotofana, the team of Senior Editors and Associate Editors supporting the journal, coupled with the outstanding quality of research produced by our authors, the meticulous scrutiny of our peer reviewers, and the hard work of the rest of editing team.

We would like to offer our thanks and congratulations to all and we are looking forward for even more exciting achievements for our journal.