Special Issue "Epitaxial Materials 2015"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2015).
Interests: surface physics and chemistry; model heterogeneous catalysis; transition metal and rare-earth oxides; low-dimensional materials
Ever increasing technological demands in the 21st century have been met with aggressive research proliferation for the discovery of new materials and in the adaptation of universally used materials, better tailored towards more effective and targeted phenomenological functionality. An important class of novel materials is the epitaxially architectured metal and oxide systems that have been incorporated in cross-field and interdisciplinary investigations, which have yielded a rich source of fundamental physics, chemistry, and materials specific knowledge. These epitaxial systems exploit, in a systematic manner, careful consideration of nanoscale, mesoscale, and interfacial structure and chemical moieties in the stabilization of two or more materials (oxides or metals) in which properties differ substantially from their isolated nanostructures, or bulk counterparts. These properties are readily probable with either well-defined and constrained model-like or heterogeneous and multicomponent powder materials using high-resolution experimental methods (diffraction, microscopy, and spectroscopy employing X rays, electrons, infrared and optical photons). This Special Issue aims to galvanize the multiple communities in the fields of heterogeneous catalysis, semiconductor physics, as well as photo and electrochemical conversion, that are actively engaged in world leading efforts associated with fundamental and applied investigations of such materials, the characterization of their fundamental properties, and tailoring of their functionalities. We will devote subsections specific to mono-functional and multi-functional materials that can deliver unique physical and chemical properties either individually or collectively in the form of nanoparticles and films, nanocrystalline materials with oxide or metal supports, multilayer and laterally strained materials, as well as intermetallic or mixed oxide systems.
Dr. Jan Ingo Flege
Dr. Sanjaya Senanayake
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- Heteroepitaxial systems and interfaces
- structure-function relationship
- rational design of nanoscale materials
- interfacial strain engineering
- interface- and defect-mediated physics and chemistry
- redox coupled phenomena
- spillover and interdiffusion processes
- catalytically active sites