Special Issue "Advanced Nanostructures and Nanotechnologies for Gas Capture and Adsorption"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Urszula Narkiewicz
Guest Editor
Faculty of Chemical Technology and Engineering, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Poland
Interests: chemical engineering; surface science; nanotechnology; catalysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Engineered and natural porous materials have been widely used for many purposes, mainly as catalysts and sorbents of impurities in the gas and liquid phase. The appearance of nanotechnology created new opportunities for the development of new strategies for the science and technology of porous materials, new synthesis methods, and new characterization tools. The scientific and industrial significance of porous materials is related to the presence of controllable dimensions at nanometer scale.

It is now possible to finely tune structure parameters, such as pore shape, size, and distribution, and perfectly tailor the material properties, depending on the potential application. The use of modern experimental techniques allows for precise control of the parameters. The issue of inexpensive fabrication methods resulting in reproducible pore geometry remains a challenge.

New applications of porous materials emerged recently, for example, energy storage, fuel cell technology, gas separation, biosensors, tissue engineering, and drug delivery.

Prof. Dr. Urszula Narkiewicz
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Gas capture
  • Gas adsorption
  • Nanostructures
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Porous nanomaterials
  • Microporous nanoparticles
  • Mesoporous nanoparticles
  • Macroporous nanoparticles
  • Hollow metal particles
  • Nanomembranes
  • Porous structure tuning
  • Pore-size distribution tailoring
  • Modeling of pore morphology.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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