Special Issue "Inorganic Core-Shell Structures"


A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. A. Schmidt-Ott
Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, NL-2628BL, Delft, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.tnw.tudelft.nl/over-faculteit/afdelingen/chemical-engineering/research/nanostructured-materials/people/schmidt-ott/
E-Mail: a.schmidt-ott@tudelft.nl

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A huge and growing number of articles referring to inorganic core-shell structures have been published during the last 10 years. These core-shell structures are probably the most prevalent class of structures in particle-based nanotechnology; their applications range from optoelectronics via catalysis to healthcare products. This present issue aims to provide a collection of selected core-shell structure synthesis methods, along with their links to applications or domains of application.

The collected articles will reflect the state-of-the-art in this exciting field and provideĀ  perspective with respect to future opportunities. Any new developments in either the chemical or physical synthesis of core-shell structures are welcome; lithography-type approaches are not the focus here. While most of the present activities refer to methods based on the liquid phase, submission of papers involving the gas phase are particularly encouraged, as new approaches are found here that bear great potential with respect to versatility, process scalability, purity, and environmental friendliness.

On the other hand, liquid-based methods profit from a much longer history and offer a wealth of possibilities for controlling nanoparticle growth, including surfactant or solvent directed anisotropic growth and (organic) self-assembled structures that act as templates. While organics frequently play a crucial role in the synthesis procedure, the scope of this issue is restricted to inorganic products.

Prof. Dr. A. Schmidt-Ott
Guest Editor


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  • core-shell
  • nanoparticles
  • particle coating
  • heterostructures
  • surface passivation
  • surface state elimination
  • quantum dots
  • plasmonics
  • aggregation barrier
  • functional nanomaterials

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Last update: 25 February 2014

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