Special Issue "Nano-Materials and Methods"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2019
Prof. Dr. Mihai V. Putz
Laboratory of Structural and Computational Physical-Chemistry for Nanosciences and QSAR, Biology-Chemistry Department, West University of Timisoara, Str. Pestalozzi 16, 300115 Timisoara, Romania; and Laboratory of Renewable Energies-Photovoltaics, R&D National Institute for Electrochemistry and Condensed Matter –INCEMC–Timisoara; Str. Dr. Aurel Podeanu 144, 300569 Timișoara, Romania
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Interests: quantum physical chemistry; nanochemistry; reactivity indices and principles; electronegativity; density functional theory; path integrals; enzyme kinetics; QSAR; epistemology and philosophy of science
From its advent, nanoscience and nanotechnology appear to deal with the deep structure of matter, substances and/or fields in mutual interaction. However, there are considerable misconceptions nowadays regarding nanoscience, whether it is scaled in time, in space, or in energy. In fact, the real nano-revolution refers to the ability to intervene and model matter at the nano-dimension rather than to just describe it in this realm. For this reason, the present Special Issue emerged as an essential service to the international community working with the nano-world at the molecular level in various ways: from the frontier’s of new nano-insights, to the exotic limiting nano-design and synthesis, towards innovative structures (materials) and functions (methods). As such, the study of nano-matter by nano-interaction (nano-materials and nano-methods) may truly close the dual circle of nano-science (controlling the matter of a substance, i.e. field complementarity and observability) with that of nano-technology (optimizing the matter for the structure and function). After all, the end-point of the nano-materials and methods endeavor should be to make an impact on the integral and integrated (holistic) nano-econo-ecological cycle at large, by monitoring the best (re)circulation of natural resources and their transformation for the betterment of everyday life, from the nano-sci-ground to multi-tech-users. This will promote a sustainable knowledge-based economy and society.
The main directions of the present Special Issue therefore accordingly include, but are not limited to:
Nanochemistry of Carbon-Based Systems; Physical Chemistry of Hybrid Nanostructures; Molecular Machines: Design, Synthesis, Functioning; Multiscale Models in Complex Nanochemical Systems; Nanochemistry for Bioactive Compounds; Renewable NanoSystems; Renewable Electro-Nano-Chemistry; Magnetic Nanomaterials; Spectral NanoMethods; Nanotechnovation Management; Strategic Management of R&D in the Nanotech-Based Economy.
Prof. Dr. Mihai V. Putz
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- nanotechnology end-points
- renewable energy
- carbon-based materials
- zero-dimensional materials (metal clusters)
- 1D materials (nanowires)
- 2D materials (thin films)
- chemical interaction
- supramolecular chemistry (host-guest relationship, surfactants and micelles, biological supramolecular host species)
- template synthesis (macro/meso/micro porous template materials), etc.