Call for Papers

Special Issue on “Nanomanufacturing and Atomic & Close-to-atomic Scale Manufacturing (ACSM)”

Guest Editors

Dr Nan Yu, University of Edinburgh, UK;
Prof. Stuart Reid, University of Strathclyde, UK;
Prof. Rebecca Cheung, University of Edinburgh, UK;
Prof. Vasileios Koutsos, University of Edinburgh, UK;  

Scope of this special issue

Papers in all areas of Nanomanufacturing and Atomic & Close-to-atomic Scale Manufacturing (ACSM) technologies will be considered, including but not limited to:

  • Fabrication and manufacturing at ACSM scale, including AFM tip-based, STM atomic manipulation, ALE/ALD, hybrid energy beams, etc. 
  • Fabrication and manufacturing at NM scale, including nano self-assembly, nanocoating, nanolithography, nanopatterning, nanotexturing, etc.
  • Ultraprecision manufacturing technologies, including mechanical processes (turning/milling/grinding/polishing), physical processes (photons, electrons, ions, and ultrafast lasers), chemical/electrochemical processes (reactive atoms/plasma, CMP, ECM, MRF), and their hybrids.
  • Modelling and simulation technologies for NM and ACSM
  • Test-bed/instrumentation/machine development for NM and ACSM
  • Metrology and surface characterization technologies for NM and ACSM

Original research papers, review articles and short communications are all welcome. All manuscripts must be submitted through the manuscripts system at:

Submission Deadline: 15 March 2022

Publication Date: June 2022