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Why Nano?

  • Keep up to date with our daily-updated* index of nanotechnology articles published in leading titles including Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, Nature Nanotechnology and many more

  • Evaluate article relevancy beyond title and abstract - Nano provides the context comprising the terms closely associated with your search from each article, so that you may quickly assess what the article discusses specific to your question

  • Find articles and data, including properties, applications, preparation methods and biological effects such as toxicity, on specific nanomaterials summarized in tabular and schematic formats

  • Digest and compare preparation methods described in different articles in step-by-step reaction schemes that summarize the chemicals and techniques used

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  • Discover nanomaterials with specific size range, medium and supporting material alongside the data reported in multiple journal articles

  • Obtain a trending overview of the most frequently explored nanostructures, properties and applications

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How are nanomaterial summaries created and updated?

Nanomaterial summaries contain information including nanostructure type, composition, size, properties, applications, characterization, preparation and toxicity that refer to the similar nanomaterials extracted and curated by our team of subject matter experts from mainly 30 leading titles including Science, Nature, PNAS, Nano Letters and Advanced Materials.

First, the experts analyze the articles and identify those that contain nanomaterials or nano-sized components. The reported data on these nanomaterials are then extracted and added to those in an existing nanomaterial summary if the same set of physical parameters including nanostructure type and composition is shared. In case the physical parameter set does not match to any of the existing nanomaterial summaries, a new nanomaterial summary would be generated. New nanomaterial data are currently uploaded to the platform on a monthly basis. Each data entry is provided adjacent to it the link to the original source. For enquiry, please contact our product experts at nano@springernature.com

What the community says

Throughout the year, a multidisciplinary team of professors, researchers and students work with us to test and assess the content and functionalities of Nano and provide recommendations for enhancement.

Their recommendations directly impact the overall direction of Nano to ensure it keeps pace with the rapidly growing field of nanotechnology, as well as to meet the changing demands of the scientific communities we serve. This is what some of our collaborators said about Nano.

  • Omid Farokhzad

    Omid Farokhzad, MD

    Associate Professor

    Harvard Medical School / Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Nanotechnology research and development has been rising on a sharp slope across virtually all scientific disciplines and industries. The result has been a rapidly growing body of information in disparate places that is not readily and efficiently accessible. Researchers need a multidisciplinary database that brings this vast body of data together in an organized and usable way in one place. Working together with other scientists to develop a research solution that can meet this need has made me confident that this is a product that could deliver huge value to the research community
  • Jens Kroeger

    Jens Kroeger, PhD

    Chief Technology Officer

    Raymor industries and NanoIntegris

    Nano is an emerging and very powerful research tool. It allows researchers to obtain and compare the characteristics of the full spectrum of nanomaterials, as well as the composition and preparation methods for nano-enabled devices. It will provide nano-scientists with the clarity and deep understanding that the Mendeleev table once provided to chemists.
  • Harald Krug

    Prof. em. Dr. Harald F. Krug


    NanoCASE GmbH

    Retired Member of the Board of Empa

    Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science & Technology and Emeritus of the University of Berne, Switzerland

    Nanomaterials are the important source for a multitude of new developments in all scientific disciplines. They offer not only research possibilities but also markets for the industry. On the other hand regulators and the society are facing a new group of “chemicals” which may contribute to health and environmental risks. This is clearly perceivable in the steadily increasing number of publications in the field of nanotoxicology. Here only intelligent databases can help to find the needed information in the overwhelming amount of knowledge. In this regard “Nano” is a very helpful and constructive tool, which goes far beyond toxicological aspects and covers every topic related to nanotechnology.
  • Jens Kroeger

    Yogendra Kumar Mishra, PD Dr. habil.

    Group leader at Functional Nanomaterials Chair

    Institute for Materials Science, Kiel University

    Current materials science is witnessing the development of a large variety of nanomaterials, understanding their detailed structure-property relationships, and testing them in all kinds of applications ranging from healthcare to space. Relevant results and data by researchers from interdisciplinary communities are being published in thousands of articles. The community definitely requires a specialized database like Nano. The clear data structure and useful functionalities in Nano helps researchers and students to exactly learn 'What-is-what & what is state-of-the-art in Nanotechnology!

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