Nano – fast insight into nanotechnology


Nano at is a unique source providing highly indexed and structured information related to nanomaterials & devices.

Gain quick insight with our machine-learned index of nanotechnology articles by AAAS, ACS, Elsevier, RSC, Springer Nature, Wiley and more.

Access easily searchable nanoscience data, synthesis methods and literature. Nano combines the key features of a database and an Abstracting & Indexing tool with intelligent functionality. 

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  • Learn more about Nano - a solution for fast insight into cutting edge Nanotechnology with indexed and structured information relating to Nanomaterials and Devices.

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Key nanoscience

Indexed from high-impact journals and patents


  • The core source of Nano is based on top 30 journals from CPY 2014-present
  • By early 2017, 160+ journals will be covered from CPY 2009-present
  • Journal and patent coverage will further expand in 2017 and onwards based on the research communities’ need

Data from high-impact journals in the field including:

  •  ACS Nano, ACS
  • Advanced Energy Materials, Wiley
  • Advanced Materials, Wiley
  • Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Wiley
  • Biomaterials, Elsevier
  • Chemistry of Materials, ACS
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, ACS
  • Nano Energy, Elsevier
  • Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, Elsevier
  • Nano Letters, ACS
  • Nanoscale, RSC
  • Nanotoxicology, Taylor & Francis
  • Nature, Nature Research
  • Nature Materials, Nature Research
  • Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Research
  • Science, AAAS
  • Small, Wiley


Increases relevance of search results

Nano provides a multidisciplinary research solution that provides data related to nanotechnology in one place.



Smart search tools delivering more accurate results

Nano provides precise search tools and advanced filter options including structure, size, property, and application to support efficient searching & discovery.


Quality assured

Abstracted and curated by experts

Data referring to similar nanomaterials or devices is curated by nanotechnology experts from multiple sources into clearly structured and comprehensive profiles. This high quality approach is part of the immense value-add Nano brings to the field.


How Nano helps researchers

  • Find nanotechnology information precisely without looking into the full text
  • Preparation steps for nanomaterials or devices can be easily found and visualized
  • Nanomaterials or devices with specific properties and application can be quickly enlisted
  • Information on similar nanomaterials or devices is compiled into profiles from multiple sources

Benefits of Nano at a glance

  • Unique research solution specific to Nanotechnology
  • Over 250,000 manually curated profiles of nanomaterials and devices from top-peer reviewed journals – evaluated by nanotechnology experts
  • Linking to the original source of data for further research
  • Providing scientists with insights on new discoveries
  • Up-to-date, reliable content due to additions on a regular basis
  • Efficient search results due to precise search tools and filter options

The Nano Advisory Board

The Nano Advisory Board is a multidisciplinary team of professors, researchers and students who represent the diverse disciplines of nanotechnology research on behalf of academic, governmental and industrial organizations. Throughout the year, the board members work with Team Nano to test and assess the content and functionalities of Nano and provide recommendations for enhancement.The recommendations of the Nano Advisory Board 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.

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Omid Farokhzad, MD

Associate Professor

Harvard Medical School / Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Farokhzad directs the Farokhzad Lab and the Center for Nanomedicine at BWH. His research is focused on the development of therapeutic nanoparticle technologies. Read More


  • Morteza Mahmoudi, Instructor
  • Jinjun Shi, Assistant Professor
  • Mikyung Yu, Instructor
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Juan Hinestroza, PhD

Associate Professor

Cornell University

Dr. Hinestroza directs the Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory at the College of Human Ecology of Cornell University. His research is focused on understanding fundamental phenomena at the nanoscale that are of relevance to Fiber and Polymer Science. Read More


  • Goeun Sim, Postdoctoral Associate
  • Marion Schelling, Ph.D. Student
  • Lina Sanchez-Botero, Ph.D. Student
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Jens Kroeger, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Raymor industries and NanoIntegris

Under the leadership of Dr. Kroeger Raymor implemented a large scale nanotube production technology developed by Canadian research institutions. He developed the purification methods that led to electronic grade plasma nanotubes currently sold by NanoIntegris. Read More

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Harald Krug, PhD



Professor Krug is a toxicologist with specific focus on nanoparticle toxicology; He is collaborating with many national and European projects on the establishing of methods and research on biological effects of nanomaterials. Read More

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Yanlin Song, PhD


Chinese Academy of Sciences / Institute of Chemistry

Professor Song is the director and researcher of the Key Laboratory of Green Printing of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also an adjunct professor of Beihang University and Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication. His research focuses on functional materials for information and telecommunication, photonic crystal preparation and application, printed electronics and green printing materials and technology.


  • Dr. Fengyu Li 
  • Dr. Mingzhu Li
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Zhiyong Tang, PhD

Professor of Materials Chemistry

National Center for Nanoscience and Technology

Professor Tang is the director and researcher of the Nanomaterials Research Lab at National Center of Nanoscience and Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on the application of functional nanomaterials in the fields of environment and energy.


  • Guodong Li, Associate Professor
  • Lianshan Li, Associate Professor
  • Chengguang Lu, Associate Professor
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Seeram Ramakrishna, PhD


Center for Nanofibers and Nanotechnology, National University of Singapore

Professor Seeram Ramakrishna is the Director of the Center for Nanofibers and Nanotechnology at National University of Singapore. His research spans across the application of nanomaterials in the fields of healthcare, energy, water and environment. Read More


  • Dr. Peng Shengjie, Senior Research Fellow
  • Dr. Amutha, Research Fellow
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Kuei-Hsien Chen, PhD

Distinguished Research Fellow and Director

Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica

Dr. Kuei-Hsien Chen obtained his BS degree from Electrical Engineering, NTU, Taiwan and his MS and Ph.D. degrees from Applied Science, Harvard University in 1989. He is currently the Distinguished Research Fellow and Director of IAMS, and adjunct research fellow in the Center for Condensed Matter Sciences (CCMS) in NTU. He works on the synthesis and applications of advanced materials, particularly their energy applications including photovoltaic, thermoelectricity, and solar fuels.


  • Dr. Yi-Fang Huang, Junior Fellow
  • Dr. Deniz Wong, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Dr. Kuei-Kuan Wu, Postdoctoral Fellow

What our advisory board members say

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, through Nano’s External Advisory Board, has made me confident that this is a product that could deliver huge value to the research community


 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.


Contact the Nano product team

If you have any product related questions, please let us know. We are also more than happy to set up training and webinars to further demonstrate the value of Nano to you and your users.

William  Chiuman, Ph.D.

William Chiuman, Ph.D.

Director Product Management, Nanoscience & Technology

Springer Nature Hong Kong

Dr.-Ing. Amir  Gheisi

Dr.-Ing. Amir Gheisi

Product Manager, Nanoscience and Technology

Springer Nature Heidelberg

Jessie  Xiao, Ph.D.

Jessie Xiao, Ph.D.

Product Manager, Nanoscience and Technology

Springer Nature Beijing

Prathik Roy, Ph.D.

Prathik Roy, Ph.D.

Product Manager, Nanoscience and Technology

Springer Nature New York

Yuichiro Abe, Ph.D.

Yuichiro Abe, Ph.D.

Product Manager, Nanoscience and Technology

Springer Nature Tokyo

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