Special Issue "Smart Systems"

A special issue of Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080). This special issue belongs to the section "Innovations in Materials Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Hidemitsu Furukawa

1. Chair of Life-3D Printing Innovation Center (LPIC), Yamagata University, Japan
2. PI of Soft & Wet Matter Engineering Laboratory (SWEL), Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University, 4-3-16 Jonan, Yonezawa City, Yamagata, 992-8510 Japan
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Phone: +81-(0)238-26-3197
Interests: gels; 3D Printing; light scattering; soft matter; shape memory
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Bungo Ochiai

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University, Japan
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Interests: polymer chemistry; organic–inorganic hybrid material; green chemistry
Guest Editor
Dr. Ajit Khosla

Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University, Japan
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Interests: MEMS/NEMS; wearable sensors, precision medicine; flexible sensors; MEMS/NEMS; wearable devices; 3D printed sensors and systems; healthcare; 4D materials; IoT
Guest Editor
Dr. Masato Makino

Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University, Japan
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Interests: microhydrodynamics; soft matter physics; 3D printing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are planning to publish a Special Issue on "Smart System" for the International Conference of Smart Systems Engineering (SmaSys2017, http://smasys.yz.yamagata-u.ac.jp/2017/) which was held on October 12–13, 2017, in Yonezawa, Japan. The issue “Smart System” provides opportunities for collaboration across a wide range of fields and technologies related to emerging smart systems. The smart system covers broad scientific and engineering fields. It consists of organic materials, biomaterials, electrical engineering, mechanical systems, green materials, tour engineering, engineering education, etc.

All the participants of SmaSys2017 and their colleagues, especially the students, are encouraged to submit to this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Hidemitsu Furukawa
Prof. Dr. Bungo Ochiai
Dr. Ajit Khosla
Dr. Masato Makino
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • organic materials, organic electronics and organic device
  • biomaterials, biomedical and biosystems engineering
  • electrical engineering and informatics
  • mechanical systems engineering
  • smart flexible structures and systems
  • green materials and processing
  • tourism engineering with agriculture and foods
  • new engineering education

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Research

Open AccessArticle Morphology Control of Nanocrystallized C60 Thin Films Prepared by Poor Solvent Immersion
Technologies 2018, 6(2), 51; https://doi.org/10.3390/technologies6020051
Received: 2 May 2018 / Revised: 15 May 2018 / Accepted: 18 May 2018 / Published: 20 May 2018
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Abstract
Nanocrystallized C60 thin films of such as hexagonal, plate-like, and rod-like morphologies were recrystallized by poor solvent immersion, employing 1-propanol, 2-propanol, and butanol respectively. A C60 thin film fabricated by evaporation was immersed in the poor solvent, partially dissolving the surface
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Nanocrystallized C60 thin films of such as hexagonal, plate-like, and rod-like morphologies were recrystallized by poor solvent immersion, employing 1-propanol, 2-propanol, and butanol respectively. A C60 thin film fabricated by evaporation was immersed in the poor solvent, partially dissolving the surface C60. This was followed by the solvent rapidly reaching a supersaturated state, resulting in the induced recrystallization of the C60. C60 fine high-density crystals were successfully prepared using propanol, with crystal sizes varying between 84 and 141 nm by changing the immersion time. In addition, due to the 1-propanol recrystallizing solvated crystals which were formed through interactions between the solvent and the C60, uniform C60 fine crystals were obtained by the formation of a large number of nucleation sites. Full article
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