The power of images & cartoons: Stripy NP, 2004-2013

In his latest Materials Views column entitled “Nanochemistry Reproducibility”, Geoffrey Ozin offers a strongly worded and rather devastating view of scientific standards in nanoscience and makes recommendation for future improvements. Read it all here.

His concluding “Nano Food for Thought” is as follows:

On a final note in the context of nano reproducibility, how does the nano community judge scientific quality? Some might say that the work with amazing images and routine science is looked upon more favorably than the work with amazing science and routine images. High quality images cannot be a substitute for high quality science. It should be science first and photography second! The question is, how representative are these art nano images of your pet nanomaterial and the reproducibility of the synthesis. […]

Geoffrey Ozin does not give any particular example. To my knowledge, he has not expressed any judgement regarding the stripy nanoparticle articles.

Stripy nanoparticles, 2004-2013; 2004 images are reproduced from Jackson et al, Nature Materials, 3, 330 ; 2013 images are reproduced from Ong et al, ACS Nano, 2013 10.1021/nn402414b

Stripy nanoparticles, 2004-2013; 2004 images are reproduced from Jackson et al, Nature Materials, 3, 330 ; 2013 images are reproduced from Ong et al, ACS Nano, 2013 10.1021/nn402414b

 

 

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