Special Issue "Synthesis and Assembly of Nanomaterials in Microreactors"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Chih-hung (Alex) Chang

School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-4003, USA
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Phone: +1-541-737-8548
Interests: thin film transsitors; photovoltaics; integrated chemical systems; nanomaterials; phase equilibria
Guest Editor
Dr. Ki-Joong Kim

National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) / US Department of Energy (DOE), 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA
Phone: +1-412-386-4526
Interests: nano energy; carbon sensors; metal organic framework; plasmonic nanoparticles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The possibility of synthesizing nanomaterials in the required volumes at the point-of-application eliminates the need to store and transport potentially hazardous materials, while providing new opportunities for tailoring nanoshaped features, complex functional nanostructures and nanostructured thin films. In synthesis, microreactor technology offers large surface-area-to-volume ratios within microchannel structures to accelerate heat and mass transport. This accelerated transport allows for rapid changes in reaction temperatures and concentrations leading to more uniform heating and mixing in the process. Benefits of microreactor technology include improved yield and reactant conversion, better energy efficiency, less by-product generation, and ease of integrated purification and reagent recycling. These benefits can help minimize the environmental impact of nanoproduction. Furthermore, microreactor technology offers enhanced process control using well defined microstructures of the active unit reactor cell that can be replicated to produce higher chemical production volumes. This important feature opens a promising avenue in developing scalable nanomanufacturing. In this Special Issue, we invite contributions to showcase research papers, short communications, and review articles that focus on recent progress in using microreactor technology to synthesize and assemble nanomaterials and functional nanostructures.

Prof. Chih-hung (Alex) Chang
Dr. Ki-Joong Kim
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Micromachines is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • microreactor

  • nanomaterials

  • nanoparticles

  • nanostructures

  • synthesis

  • assembly

  • nanomanufacturing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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