Special Issue "Nanostructured Oxide Crystals"


A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Ramesh K. Guduru
College of Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan – Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Road, 1279 HPEC, Dearborn, Michigan 48128, USA
Website: https://www.engin.umd.umich.edu/ME/faculty/extended.php?p_id=202
E-Mail: rkguduru@umich.edu
Interests: nanomaterials, energy materials (batteries and supercapacitors), advanced materials manufacturing, sensors, mechanical behavior of materials, nanocrystalline materials, materials characterization, thermal spray coatings, structure-property correlation studies

Special Issue Information


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  • Energy Storage
  • Batteries
  • Synthesis
  • Sensors
  • Catalysts
  • Crystal Growth
  • Functional Crystals

Published Papers (1 paper)

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Crystals 2015, 5(1), 116-142; doi:10.3390/cryst5010116
Received: 2 October 2014 / Accepted: 4 February 2015 / Published: 13 February 2015
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Controlled Deposition of Tin Oxide and Silver Nanoparticles using Microcontact Printing
Shankar Rananavare
Extensive studies of mirroring deposition processes involving SnOx nanoparticles on smooth glass surfaces are described. We demonstrate that self-assembled monolayers of SnOx can be used for selective electroless deposition of silver using a known PDMS stamping process. However, the edge and height roughness of the depositing metallic films are 100 nm and 20 nm, respectively, controlled by the intrinsic size of the nanoparticle aggregates. Studies using different surfactant molecules/mixtures of alcohols reveal that the size and shape of the catalyst deposits can be controlled. Use of these capping agents results in an island type of growth (Volmer-Weber type) as opposed to epitaxial growth (Frank-Van der Merwe type). We discuss the wetting properties of these nanocrystal aggregates using geometric models to provide insight into their mechanism of formation and further exploitation of their properties.

Last update: 6 January 2015

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