Special Issue "Functional Surface Structures and Thin Solid Films"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: growth; structure; electronic; magnetic and catalytic properties of nanostructures at surfaces
We would like to invite you to contribute your work to the Special Issue of Materials titled “Functional Surface Structures and Thin Solid Films”.
Nanostructures at surfaces, such as supported nanoparticles, nanowires, molecular arrays, 2D materials, and thin solid films, exhibit unique physico-chemical properties, originating both from their low-dimensionality and the interaction with the substrate on which they grow. Recent advances in nanostructure fabrication, experimental atomic-scale characterization, and theoretical modeling, allow the determination of the structure–properties relationships in such systems and the studies of the underlying physical and chemical mechanisms. Hybrid nanostructures, such as nanoparticles supported on thin solid films or intercalated epitaxial graphene, allow us to combine the properties of different materials and fine-tune the mutual interactions through the well-defined interfaces formation. This results in a wide range of potential applications of supported nanostructures in various industrial fields, such as nanoelectronics/spintronics, data storage, heterogeneous catalysis, or gas/bio- sensing.
This Special Issue will feature articles devoted to the preparation and physico-chemical characterization of surface nanostructures, focusing on the determination of structure–properties relationships. The submission of both experimental and theoretical reports is cordially invited. We believe that “Functional Surface Structures and Thin Solid Films” will become a valuable bibliographic resource for scientists working on experimental and theoretical aspects of nanostructures at surfaces.
Dr. Mikołaj Lewandowski
Manuscript Submission Information
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- nanostructures at surfaces
- thin solid films
- physico-chemical properties