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Special Issue "Nano-Manipulation"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanofabrication and Nanomanufacturing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Victor V. Koledov
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Guest Editor
Kotelnikov Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Kotelnikov IRE RAS), Moscow, Russia
Interests: magnetism and magnetic materials; smart materials; physics of phase transitions; shape memory effect; nano- and micro mechanics; 3D nano-manipulation; bottom-up nanointegration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The art of nano-manipulation organically penetrates into many advanced fields of science and technology, such as nanoelectronics, nanobiology, nanophotonics, etc. In recent decades, many new nanomaterials have been discovered and new revolutionary fields of research and applications have appeared, but the handling of an individual nano-object often remains a difficult task, especially in cases where 3D nanomanipulation is needed. Despite the fact that dual-beam scanning electron/ion microscopes, usually equipped with nano-manipulation systems, are currently widespread in scientific laboratories, it takes a lot of time to select, capture, transport, and install a separate nanoscale object in a new location, especially when working with an insulator, soft matter or a biological nanoobject.

In general, we can define nano-manipulation as the art of the controlled moving of nanoobjects sized at least in one dimension less than 100 nm, or the moving of an object by a nanosized tool, or the controlled moving of an object with a precision within the nanometer range. Recent admired achievements in these fields are the design, by bottom-up nanofabrication, of semiconductor nanowire-based ultrasensitive biosensors for the direct detection of protein markers of such infections as Chagas disease or coronavirus, the bottom-up nanointegration of the first carbon nanotube computer, the demonstration of mechanical 3D nanomanipulation using nanosized thermally controlled shape memory nanotweezers, etc.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials devoted to nanomanipulation is intended to attract researchers and engineers in a wide variety of emerging fields, including smart nanomaterial development, mechanical nanotools and nano-manipulation system design and new approaches to the study of nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing based on 3D nano-manipulation and bottom-up nanointegration. The Special Issue also hopes to attract studies on the current progress in the development of practical nanorobotic systems which have recently succeeded in the demonstration of automatic processes of 3D nano-manipulation, nanointegration and nanomanufacturing.

Dr. Victor V. Koledov
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nanomaterials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • nano-manipulation
  • nanomanufacturing
  • nanomeasurements
  • nanotweezers
  • bottom-up nanointegration
  • nanosensors
  • nanotransistors
  • nanorobotics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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