Special Issue "Structural and Optical Properties of Nanostructured Metal Oxides "
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
At present, metal oxides play a very important role in many areas of chemistry, physics, and materials science, with reliable applications in several fields, ranging from environmental science to medical technology, energy harvesting, water treatment, and optoelectronics. In fact, depending on the structure assumed, they exhibit a metallic, semiconductor or insulator character. In addition, nanostructured metal oxides present interesting chemical, physical, and electronic properties, which are different from the bulk structure. In this view, they represent a breakthrough in the field of nanotechnology.
In this Special Issue, we are promoting an interdisciplinary platform to discuss nanostructured metal oxides from modeling to synthesis, characterization, processing, and device integration. Authors are encouraged to share their recent research and results on all the aspects of this class of materials: The fundamental science, the synthesis, and the characterization of the physicochemical properties, as well going deeper into the fundamental aspects that determine their growth, the final structure, and optical behavior of these systems. On the other hand, directly applied results are also greatly welcomed: Catalysis and/or photocatalysis in optoelectronic as transparent conductive materials, or photonics and electronics applications are just few main topics that we would cover.
The aim of this issue is to provide a wide forum for discussion of the recent advances in the fields of research related to oxides that can acts as a reference for future studies. As a result, full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.Prof. Pier Carlo Ricci
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Metal oxides
- Physicochemical and optical properties
- Structural and electronic properties
- Nanosized materials and confinement effects
- Catalysis, transparent conducting oxide, optical and optoelectronic devices