Special Issue "Colloidal Crystals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016)
Dr. Qingfeng Yan
As an old material, colloidal particles have long been used as the major components of various industrial products, such as additives in coating and paint, foods, ink products, chromatographic support, paper, cosmetics, photographic films, electronic packaging technology and many others, due to their susceptibility to different chemical modification and excellent mechanical properties. Particularly, monodisperse colloidal spheres can form a 2D or 3D colloidal crystal with a highly ordered structure, via a so-called self-assembly process. Colloidal crystals have stimulated widespread interest in recent decades. On the one hand, the self-assembly of colloidal spheres provides a fascinating model for studying the crystallizing behavior of atoms. On the other hand, colloidal crystals themselves have demonstrated application in a wide variety of fields, such as photonic crystal, phononic crystal, catalysis, wetting, display, energy storage and conversion, chemical and biological sensing, and templates for chemical synthesis, cell culture, and nanofabrication.
The objective of the Special Issue “Colloidal Crystals” is to provide a unique forum allowing scientists working in this field to present their recent results in any of the research areas related to colloidal crystals. It should be pointed out that the topics summarized under the keywords should be considered only as some potential examples as this issue is actually open for any advanced topics in the wide field of colloidal crystals.
Dr. Qingfeng Yan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- fabrication of colloidal crystals
- mechanism of colloidal self-assembly
- nanofabrication based on colloidal crystal
- colloidal photonic crystals and phononic crystals
- non-spherical colloidal crystals
- binary colloidal crystals
- application of colloidal crystals in emerging areas