Special Issue "Novel Solid-State Nitride Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016).
Interests: solid state chemistry; materials chemistry; synthesis; crystal growth; structure-property relationships
Nitrides, a few of which are even known to occur in nature, have attracted a huge and ever-increasing interest from scientists coming from broadly different scientific communities. Even though nitride chemistry shares to some extent similarities with oxides, in particular the unfavorable electron affinity and high dissociation energy of nitrogen highlight these differences: They lead not only to comparably low thermal stabilities and small band gaps, but also to a completely new structural and redox chemistry, as well as physics. Solid solutions of nitrides and oxides allow to precisely controlling properties as, for example, band gap sizes and band edge positions. Within the past decades, nitride chemistry has emerged into a fruitful area of research nowadays covering widely different disciplines, such as synthetic and structural chemistry, physics, materials research and theoretical chemistry. The large variety of highly attractive combinations of properties, such as high magnetic moments, luminescence, ionic or electric conductivity, versatile redox and catalytic properties, excellent chemical stability or high hardness, to name only a few, provide innumerable possibilities for novel applications and devices. At the same time the still underexplored materials class of nitrides in general offers a broad spectrum of opportunities for basic explorative chemistry, as well as new and exciting physics and properties investigation. The main focus of this Special Issue is on the latest advances made in nitride chemistry. These advances cover novel synthetic techniques, structure and property determination and possible applications in all fields of chemistry, physics and beyond.
Prof. Dr. Rainer Niewa
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- synthesis and characterization techniques
- high pressure and temperature synthesis
- mechanical properties
- magnetism and transport properties
- catalysis, photocatalysis and water splitting
- energy storage and conversion
- electronic structure studies