Special Issue "Hybrid Nanomaterials for Future Technologies"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018)
Dr. Yogendra Kumar Mishra
In last couple of decades, nanomaterials have received a lot of research interest in terms of syntheses, characterizations, and individual applications. Of course nanomaterials in pure and hybrid forms have much more scopes towards nurturing our day-to-day life but this aspect has been less explored. In my opinion, the applied aspects of nanomaterials should get proper attention now and this special issue will focus on potentials of various nanomaterials towards developing the cutting-edge technologies for our society.
The term 'nanomaterial' was coined in ~1960 but if one carefully looks into the literature, these dimensionally confined materials were quite much in medical practice in ancient times (Indian-Ayurveda, Greeks, Middle East, etc.). The fundamental research about the nanomaterials has been revisited in last couple of decades (from the huge literature, I can say,) and this field has to see the potentials of nanomaterials towards day-to-day appliances in different new technologies. New and innovative synthesis strategies should be developed which offer not only fabrications but their easy and compact integration opportunities in various technologies. Experimental physics, materials, chemistry, biological, pharmaceutical, and other interdisciplinary research communities should joint together at one platform to understand the application potentials of nanomaterials, however, mathematics, fundamental physics, computational materials science community should help in developing and understanding unique physical and chemical properties of pure and hybrid nanomaterials in different forms.
This special issue is dedicated towards understanding the structure-property relationships of advance stage pure and hybrid nanomaterials using innovative synthesis strategies (physics, chemistry, biology, etc.). The discussed nanomaterials should exhibit application potentials in different interdisciplinary directions. Fundamental studies about such materials would also be in the scope. The nano-ethics related articles which are of social interest are also welcome. The covered topics also include: plasmonics, photonics, electronics, energy, electrochemistry, sensing, photocatalysis, water purification, packaging, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, anticancerous, 3D nanoengineering, porous materials, composites, carbons, hydrogels, advanced ceramics, and other relevant nanomaterials and applications. Application aspects of nanomaterials (pure and hybrid) are must the submitted articles to be considered in this issue.
PD Dr. habil. Yogendra Kumar Mishra
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- green chemistry
- flexible ceramics
- advanced applications
- cutting-edge technologies
- smart nanodevices.