Special Issue "Functional Multi-Scale Crystals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2018
The dimensions of materials have an extremely strong influence on their physical properties. Designing materials with distinct structures at different length scales, from the nanoscale up to the macroscopic scale, can yield novel and potentially exceptional caracteristics, which may be of great interest for a variety of applications as functional materials. These can include optical, mechanical, electonic, magnetic, energy conversion and storage applications among others. The goal of this Special Issue “Functional Multi-Scale Crystals” is to provide an overview of current knowledge in the design of the next generation of functional multiscale materials.
This Special Issue deals with the design and synthesis of such materials, the study of their crystal structures, topology and morphology over different length scales and the study of their properties and potential applications as functional materials. Such materials include, but are not limited to, those listed below in the keywords and other related materials. Contributions are invited on a wide range of topics in this general research area.
Dr. Julien Haines
Dr. Jérôme Rouquette
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Crystals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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• Porous materials (Zeolites, Metal Organic frameworks)
• Cage-type materials
• Host–guest systems
• Inclusion phenomena in functional materials
• Multi-scale crystalline solids