Issue 2, 2017

Nanoarchitectonics: a navigator from materials to life


Nanoarchitectonics is a new concept for the fabrication of functional material systems through harmonization of various actions including atomic/molecular-level manipulation, chemical reactions, self-assembly and self-organization and their modulation by external fields/stimuli. This working principle and target-scales are exactly the same as those for biological systems where every aspect of living systems is heavily dependent on physicochemical occurrences at the nano–micro scale length. Therefore, nanoarchitectonics can work as a navigator to convert conventional materials into life-like high-level functional systems. It would be a key concept in the breakthrough of materials innovation in the near future.

Graphical abstract: Nanoarchitectonics: a navigator from materials to life

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Article type
Chemistry Frontiers
29 Sep 2016
23 Oct 2016
First published
07 Nov 2016
This article is Open Access
Creative Commons BY license

Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 208-211

Nanoarchitectonics: a navigator from materials to life

K. Ariga, Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 208 DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00240D

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