Special Issue "Hybrid Nanomaterials for Future Technologies"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. habil. Yogendra Kumar Mishra

Functional Nanomaterials, Institute for Materials Science, Kiel University, Kaiserstr. 2, D-24143, Kiel, Germany
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Interests: Hybrid Inorganic Nanomaterials; Semiconductors; Oxides; Nitrides; Plamonics; Sensing; Biomaterials; Photocatalysis; Porous Materials; 3D Nanotechnology

Special Issue Information


Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

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  • nanomaterials
  • hybrids
  • multifunctional
  • synthesis
  • green chemistry
  • nanosensing
  • biomaterials
  • softmaterials
  • flexible ceramics
  • composites
  • advanced applications
  • cutting-edge technologies
  • smart nanodevices.

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Open AccessArticle Ionic Liquid Confined in Mesoporous Polymer Membrane with Improved Stability for CO2/N2 Separation
Nanomaterials 2017, 7(10), 299; doi:10.3390/nano7100299
Received: 11 August 2017 / Revised: 20 September 2017 / Accepted: 25 September 2017 / Published: 29 September 2017
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Supported ionic liquid membranes (SILMs) have a promising prospect of application in flue gas separation, owing to its high permeability and selectivity of CO2. However, existing SILMs have the disadvantage of poor stability due to the loss of ionic liquid from
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Supported ionic liquid membranes (SILMs) have a promising prospect of application in flue gas separation, owing to its high permeability and selectivity of CO2. However, existing SILMs have the disadvantage of poor stability due to the loss of ionic liquid from the large pores of the macroporous support. In this study, a novel SILM with high stability was developed by confining ionic liquid in a mesoporous polymer membrane. First, a mesoporous polymer membrane derived from a soluble, low-molecular-weight phenolic resin precursor was deposited on a porous Al2O3 support, and then 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ([emim][BF4]) was immobilized inside mesopores of phenolic resin, forming the SILM under vacuum. Effects of trans-membrane pressure difference on the SILM separation performance were investigated by measuring the permeances of CO2 and N2. The SILM exhibits a high ideal CO2/N2 selectivity of 40, and an actual selectivity of approximately 25 in a mixed gas (50% CO2 and 50% N2) at a trans-membrane pressure difference of 2.5 bar. Compared to [emim][BF4] supported by polyethersulfone membrane with a pore size of around 0.45 μm, the [emim][BF4] confined in a mesoporous polymer membrane exhibits an improved stability, and its separation performance remained stable for 40 h under a trans-membrane pressure difference of 1.5 bar in a mixed gas before the measurement was intentionally stopped. Full article
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