Special Issue "Colloidal Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Characterization and Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016)
Inorganic nanocrystals and nanoparticles have aroused increasing attention in the last few years due to their original size/shape dependent optoelectronic, thermodynamic, mechanical and catalytic properties. The ability to strongly exploit the original potential of such nano-objects and access their properties relies on the ability of finely tune their size, shape, crystalline phase, and surface chemistry. In this regard, soft chemistry routes provide suitable tools to a priori design and synthetize nano-object with tailored physical-chemical properties as function of the final purpose. Furthermore, conveying the peculiar properties of inorganic nanocrystals to the mesoscopic scale and integrating them in macroscopic entities is the key point to properly exploit their unprecedented functionality for biomedical, optoelectronic, catalytic, energy conversion applications.
We invite contributors to submit original papers that account for recent advances in the field of inorganic nanocrystal and nanoparticles synthesis and characterization, their surface engineering and functionalization, and their applications.
The potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Synthesis of inorganic nanocrystals
- Modeling of inorganic nanocrystals synthesis and properties
- Fundamental properties of inorganic nanocrystals
- Advances in characterization techniques of inorganic nanocrystals
- Surface functionalization of inorganic nanocrystals
- Inorganic nanocrystal based nanocomposites
- Energy conversion applications
- Catalytic processes assisted by inorganic nanocrystals
- Bioconjugation of nanoparticles and nanocrystals and their biomedical applications
- (Bio)sensing applications
Dr. Roberto Comparell
Dr. Lucia Curri
Dr. Marinella Striccoli
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Colloidal (Inorganic) nanocrystals
- Nanocrystal synthesis
- Nanostructured catalysts
- Energy conversion