The field of nascience continues to grow at an impressive rate, with over 10,000 new articles a year contributing to a literature of more than half a million citations. Such a vast landscape of material requires careful searching to discover the most important discoveries. The newest edition to the Specialist Periodical Reports presents a digest of the last twelve months of the literature across the field. The volume editor, Professor Paul O'Brien (University of Manchester, UK) has drawn on some of the most active researchers to present critical and comprehensive reviews of the hottest topics in the field. Chapters include Namaterials for solar energy , Magnetic hyperthermia , and Graphene and graphene-based nacomposites . There is also a special chapter on Nascience in India . Anyone practicing in any na-allied field, or wishing to enter the na-world will benefit from the comprehensive resource, which will be published annually.
Paul O'Brien is at present the Chair of Inorganic Materials Chemistry at the University of Manchester and acting as Head of the School of Materilas. He completed his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at University College Cardiff in 1978 and has worked in the University of London at Chelsea, Queen Mary and Imperial Colleges, and as a visiting Professor at Georgia Tech (1995-99). The recipient of numerous awards, he received the first Peter Day Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2009.