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Special Issue "Investigation of Nanostructures with X-ray Scattering Techniques"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2019).
The structural investigations of nanomaterials motivated by their large variety and diverse set of applications have attracted considerable attention. In particular, the ever-improving machinery, both in the laboratory and at large scale facilities, as well as the methodical improvements available for studying nanostructures ranging from epitaxial nanomaterials, nanocrystalline thin films, and coatings, to nanoparticles and colloidal nanocrystals, allows us to gain a more detailed understanding of their crystalline properties. As the structure essentially determines the physical properties of the materials, this advances the possibilities of structural studies and also enables a deeper understanding of the structure to property relationships. As nanostructures are interesting for their various and tunable properties, including their magnetic, optic, and thermal properties, the structural studies are pushing the limits in our understanding of matter in general.
We invite researchers studying nanostructures using scattering techniques, or developing such methods to contribute to the Special Issue, Investigation of Nanostructures with X-ray Scattering Techniques, which should serve as a forum to discuss the recent improvements and the state of the art in structural studies on nanostructures.
The potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- structural properties of nanomaterials
- strain determination in nanostructures
- structure to property relationships
- development of scattering techniques aimed at nanostructures
- coherent diffraction applied to nanostructures
Dr. Dominik Kriegner
Dr. Milan Dopita
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. Crystals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- strain determination
- scattering techniques
- coherent diffraction
- nanostructure properties