Special Issue "Functional Nanomaterials: Structure, Properties, and Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Hiesang Sohn
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Kwangwoon University, Wolgye-dong, Nowon-gu, Seoul 01897, Korea
Interests: functional nanomaterials; porous structure; energy conversion/storage; electronic devices

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanosized materials have attracted considerable interest because of their unique structure and functionality that could be applicable on broad areas such as energy conversion, environmental sustainability, catalysts, and electronic devices. At the same time, the development of functional nanomaterials has been focused on the synthesis, characterization, and potential applications based on their functionality. Hence, there have been developments in highly functional nanomaterials over the past decades through taking their dimension, morphology, size, composition, defect structure, interface, and composite structure as the key factor to regulate the material characteristics (functionality and reactivity).

In this Special Issue on “Functional Nanomaterials: Structure, Properties, and Applications”, we highlight and discuss the recent trends and developments of synthesis, property, and characterization of nanomaterials.

The scope of this issue can be expanded from the synthesis and design of functional nanomaterials to their fabrication, property, and application, which would benefit academia and industry as well. Specifically, this Special Issue will focus on functional materials with specific electrical, thermal, magnetic, chemical, or electrochemical properties as a foundation for designing and fabricating new, desired materials enabling high performance energy storage/conversion or electronic devices. Different synthesis procedures, characterization techniques, and applications for these functional materials will be covered, and novel insights can be proposed.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Synthesis of nanomaterials
  • Organic/inorganic nanocomposite
  • Energy storage/conversion materials
  • Electronic devices
  • Catalysts

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Themed Issue to provide an excellent opportunity for publishing your latest advances in the relevant research fields. Submissions of communications, full papers, and reviews are all welcome.

Based on a fundamental study about the materials and in-depth understanding of the structure–property–application relationship, we anticipate this Special Issue could serve as a certain guiding role for the study of functional nanomaterials or nanocomposites and stimulate a broader range of studies as well, leading to significant progress in this area.

Prof. Dr. Hiesang Sohn
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • functional materials
  • nanocomposites
  • structure
  • property and energy/electronic devices

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Effect of Flash Light Sintering on Silver Nanowire Electrode Networks
Materials 2020, 13(2), 404; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13020404 - 15 Jan 2020
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We investigated the flash light sintering process to effectively reduce electrical resistance in silver nanowire networks. The optimum condition of the flash light sintering process reduces the electrical resistance by ~20%, while the effect of the conventional thermal annealing processes is rather limited [...] Read more.
We investigated the flash light sintering process to effectively reduce electrical resistance in silver nanowire networks. The optimum condition of the flash light sintering process reduces the electrical resistance by ~20%, while the effect of the conventional thermal annealing processes is rather limited for silver nanowire networks. After flash light sintering, the morphology of the junction between the silver nanowires changes to a mixed-phase structure of the two individual nanowires. This facile and fast process for silver nanowire welding could be highly advantageous to the mass production of silver nanowire networks. Full article
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