Special Issue "Green Nanotechnology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016)
Prof. Dr. Mady Elbahri
1.School of Chemical Technology- Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, Aalto University, Kemistintie 1, 00076 Aalto, Finland 2. Institute for Materials Science - Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, CAU-Kiel University, Kaiserstr. 2, D-24143 Kiel, Germany 3. Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht- Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, Max-Planck-Str. 1, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
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Interests: functional nanomaterials and nanocomposites; smart materials; green nanotechnology; bio-nanotechnology; environmental remediation; nanophotonics and plasmonic
Dr. Shain Homaeigohar
Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, Faculty of Engineering, Institute for Materials Science, University of Kiel, Kaiserstrasse 2, 24143 Kiel, Germany
Interests: membranes; nanomaterials; water filtration; electrospinning
Green nanotechnology is a sustainable nanofabrication approach dealing with the development of nanomaterials using environmentally friendly approaches. Green energy and environmental technologies are two major strategic scientific areas drawing the attention of researchers from a diverse range of expertise. Scientists and engineering from various disciplines are currently seeking to develop advanced materials which could provide comfort and ease to human kind's life in a sustainable manner. In this regard, nanomaterials are highly consequential and can bring about a new generation of devices that are able to collect, save and transform energy as well as to purify water streams or air with the least energy consumption. This issue aims to cover research of relevance to nanomaterials and nanostructures developed for energy and environmental applications within the wide scope of green nanotechnology. In particular, manuscripts presenting innovative green fabrication methods and characterization techniques of nanomaterials and nanostructures applicable to the energy sector and environmental technology are most welcome. The subjects of the manuscripts can include, without being limited to, the following themes: plasmonic based solar and environmental technologies, nanomaterials for solar absorbers, nanostructures for optoelectronic and solar cells, antireflective nanomaterials, environmental-sensors, photocatalytic and gas sensing nanomaterials, nano-fibrous membranes, affinity nano-structured membranes, adsorbent nanomaterials, aerosol nanostructure filters, organic gases nanofiltration and protective clothing nanomaterials.
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- solar absorbing structures
- green nanofabrication
- materials for energy harvesting applications