Welcome to the 22nd edition of NanoScientific. It is with great excitement that I announce our new issue. These are indeed exciting times in nanoscience and technology, rapidly changing, expanding and improving our lives. We are happy to present articles in this issue that demonstrate the nanotechnology advances taking place in our world. 

In this issue, you will find an illuminating interview with Dr. Alan Tennant from ORNL Quantum Materials Initiative discussing the quantum phase of matter and neutron scattering techniques.  We are featuring a new application note in this issue on 2D Moiré Superlattice Electromechanical Characterization with Piezo-response Force Microscopy   written together with Qiong Ma, Department of Physics, Boston College, USA Ilka Hermes, Applications, Park Systems Europe GmbH., Germany, Dae Yoen Won, Research & Development, Park Systems Corp., Korea.  We also have articles on Defect Recognition on Coating Layer using PinPoint™ Nanomechanical Mode and on Nanoscale Electrochemistry Study using SECCM Option of Park Systems.

And for our featured product showcase, we  are highlighting Park Systems Groundbreaking New Autonomous AFM which was just introduced and we have the first user review.  “We are thrilled to be the first AFM user in North America to experience the Park FX40 Atomic Force Microscope,” states James Hone, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University.  

“As long-time users of Park AFMs, we are excited about the new features and increased capabilities in this new generation. In particular, the breakthroughs in automation of AFMs using artificial intelligence and robotics technology will dramatically boost our productivity and drive innovation across the field of nanometrology.”

In every issue, we bring you exciting nanotechnology and nanometrology applications and research.  This year, we are hosting NanoScientific Symposiums worldwide again.  Our successful virtual events last year brought together thousands of people from nearly 40 countries globally and awarded cash prizes for the presenters and poster exhibits.   We have just begun accepting abstracts for this year’s NanoScientific Symposiums, make sure to submit your abstract for a chance to be a presenter and be eligible for cash prizes.

I have watched NanoScientific evolve into a useful and interesting publication and also have enjoyed watching the successful NanoScientific Symposiums, which are hosted in 8 countries worldwide.  Park Systems supports NanoScientific because it adheres to our mission of enabling scientific advances.  As we share nanotechnology best practices and join together, we push the boundaries for new scientific understandings.  As the Nano Revolution continues to unfold, advances in nanotechnology developments are paving the path for exciting future discoveries in science.  NanoScientific will continue to do our part by sharing your research and bringing attention to new nanotechnology research.are paving the path for exciting future discoveries in science.  

NanoScientific will continue to do our part by sharing your research and bringing attention to new nanotechnology research.

Keibock Lee



NANOscientific is published quarterly to showcase advancements in the field of Nanoscience and technology across a wide range of multidisciplinary areas of research. The publication is offered free to anyone who works in the field of Nanotechnology, Nanoscience, Microscopy and other related fields of study and manufacturing. For inquiries about submitting story ideas, please contact Deborah West, Content Editor at debbie@parksystems.com. Art Director, Debbie Bishop

A list of Global Nanotech Organizations

The International Association of Nanotechnology is a non-profit organization with the goals of fostering scientific research and business development in the area of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for benefits of society.

The Association fosters friendship, equality and cooperation amongst its members around the world. The Association conducts workforce training programs to equip a new generation of scientists, engineers and technicians working in nanotech and cleantech industries. Website: www.nanotechnologyworld.org

The Nanotechnology World Association provides its members with access to a vast network of more than 70,000 individuals and organizations who are leading the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of nanotechnology worldwide. The association was created to help accelerate the integration of nanotechnologies in various industries — such as medical, energy, electronics, transportation and materials — by providing information, resources and tools, by connecting researchers and organizations, and by fostering knowledge sharing and cooperation. Promoting collaboration and networking is a part of the process towards sustainable success. Opening to new interdisciplinary approaches represents a new challenge for material scientists. This is particularly important in fields such as Nanoengineering, Nanoelectronics and Nanomedicine. Website: www.ianano.org

The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) is the leading voice of the nanotechnology industries. On behalf of membership across Europe and around the world, we support the development of nanotech innovations that improve the lives of consumers, preserve our environment and advance our world.

NIA and our Members are committed to the safe, sustainable and beneficial use of nanotechnology and nanomaterials across all industries. We believe in fostering a better understanding of nanotechnology’s important role in society and building a positive global environment for nanotech innovation. www.nanotechia.org

NanoScientific is proud to announce Editorial Board for 2021 which will be responsible for peer reviews of papers submitted for consideration and offer counsel on content for the publication.

NanoScientific 2021 Editorial Board

Dr. Rigoberto Advincula

Professor, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Lane Baker

James L. Jackson Professor of Chemistry Indiana University 


Mr. Phil Kaszuba

Global Foundries Senior Member of Technical Staff and lead engineer in their Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) laboratory.

Dr. John A. Marohn

Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Member, Field of Materials Science & Engineering, Cornell University.

Dr. Ye Tao

Rowland Fellow & Principle Investigator, Rowland Institute of Science at Harvard University, BA Harvard in Biochemistry, PhD MIT/ ETH Zurich Chemistry

Dr. Gwo-Ching Wang

Travelstead Institute Chair, Dept. of Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. Jiahua Jack Zhu, PhD

University of Akron, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Dr. Yiping Zhao

Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Director, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, The University of Georgia

Marine Le Bouar

Founder, The Nanotechnology World Association (NWA), created to help accelerate the integration of nanotechnologies in various industries.


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