Special Issue "Scanning Probe Microscopies Characterization of Molecular Nanostructures"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystal Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Matteo Mannini

LAboratory for Molecular Magnetism (LA.M.M.), Dipartimento di Chimica “Ugo Schiff” Università degli Studi di Firenze & INSTM Research Unit, Florence, Italy
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Interests: molecular spintronics; molecular magnetism; hybrid nanostructures and devices; scanning probe microscopies; surface science; synchrotron lightsource
Guest Editor
Dr. Michele Serri

Graphene Labs, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova, Italia
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Interests: thin films; molecular nanostructures; hybrid optoelectronic devices; 2D materials; magnetic materials; scanning probe microscopies; solar cells; printable devices

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Scanning probe microscopy has been crucial for the success of nanotechnology, providing the means to study and manipulate the structure of nanomaterials and probe their functional properties at the nanoscale. The extreme sensitivity of scanning probe methods, combined with their nanometric spatial resolution, has allowed the study of functional molecular materials, targeting small ensembles of units, or even individual molecules, establishing the ground for the development of molecular devices and smart hybrid materials.

This Special Issue is focused on the application of scanning probe techniques to the study of molecular nanostructures to access local functional properties of those objects at the nanoscale. The volume is especially open for contributions in the characterization of molecular architectures obtained by wet-chemistry and physical deposition methods, including inkjet printing and other large scale production processes.

Dr. Matteo Mannini
Dr. Michele Serri
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Molecular nanostructures
  • Scanning probe microscopies
  • Nanoscale characterization
  • Functional hybrid materials

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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