Nano-antennas, Nano-transceivers, and Nano-networks / Communications

Submission Deadline: 20 February 2017

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Nano-antennas, Nano-transceivers, and Nano-networks / Communications.

Nanotechnology is enabling the development of devices on a scale ranging from one to a few hundred nanometers. At this scale, novel nanomaterials and nanoparticles show new properties and behaviors not observed at the microscopic level. In the future, networks of nano-devices will be a key component of almost every field of our society, with applications in biomedicine, environmental protection, entertainment, and homeland security, and beyond. In order to enable nano-devices to communicate with each other, many fundamental challenges need to be addressed. As the functional devices shrink into nano-scale, design, fabrication and control of the systems impose novel design principles, which greatly differ from that of the macro. Electromagnetic (EM) communication in the Terahertz (THz) band (0.1–10 THz) enabled by graphene-based plasmonic nano-transceivers and nano-antennas has been suggested as one of the possible approaches for communication among these devices. This special issue is dedicated to all aspects of nanoscale communication including transceiver and antenna design in addition to communication and networking solutions, as well as novel paradigm, e.g., Hybrid Molecular/EM communication systems.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Nanomaterial- and metamaterial-based nano-antennas and nano-antenna arrays
  • Plasmonic and nanophotonic nano-transceiver design for THz communications
  • Channel modeling for THz communications, including free-space and body area propagation
  • Characterization of materials and human tissues at THz frequencies
  • Numerical and computational modelling techniques for THz electromagnetics
  • Experiments, implementation, and testbeds for nanoscale communication networks
  • Energy efficiency in nanoscale communication networks and Nano-computing paradigms
  • Novel applications of nano-sensor networks
  • Ultra-massive MIMO THz communications systems
  • Hybrid Molecular/EM communication
  • Security issues at the nano-scale


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Associate Editor: Qammer Hussain Abbasi, Texas A & M University at Qatar, Qatar

Guest Editors:
1. Akram Alomainy, Queen Mary University of London, UK
2. Josep Miquel Jornet, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA
3. Chong Han, University of Michigan–Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
4. Yifan Chen, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China


IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

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For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: Bora M. Onat, Managing Editor, IEEE Access (Phone: (732) 562-6036,