Special Issue "Advances in Nanostructured Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: nanocrystals; nanoceramics; rare earth ions; transition metal ions; spectroscopy; luminescence; magnetic properties
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Interests: luminescence properties of the rare earth ions in nanostructures; synthesis of nanomaterials; size-effects in nanomaterials; phosphors for white lighting
This Special Issue is devoted to recent advances in nanostructure studies and applications that have been developed in various fields of science and industry. Nanomaterials are already used in electronics, medicine, biology, sensors, catalysis, and spectroscopy. They are used in the form of nanocrystals, nanoceramics, glasses, colloids, composites, or thin films. These materials, due to the extraordinary properties obtained at the nanoscale, show unusual physical properties—different from those at the macroscale. Many of us study the chemical, biological, and physical properties of these nanomaterials. We see their unusual spectroscopic, magnetic, antimicrobial, or chemical properties. We try to understand the interaction between the size, morphology, and surface of nanomaterials with their properties. We try to modulate them to be able to use these materials in various applications. Thanks to this, nanotechnology is still a field undergoing intensive development in which you are an expert. Therefore, for the upcoming issue, I would like to ask you to present your latest studies on different types of nanostructures and their applications.Dr. Paweł Głuchowski
Dr. Robert Tomala
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- spectroscopic properties
- magnetic properties
- biological properties
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Graphene oxide carboxymethylcellulose nanocomposite for medical devices
Authors: Maria Luisa Saladino; Marta Markowska; Clara Carmone; Patrizia Cancemi; Rosa Alduina; Alessandro Presentato; Roberto Scaffaro; Dariusz Biały; Mariusz Hasiak; Dariusz Hreniak; Magdalena Wawrzyńska
Affiliation: 1 Department of Biological, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies (STEBICEF), University of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze Bld. 16-17, I-90128 Palermo, Italy 2 Institute of Low temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okólna 2, PL-50-422 Wrocław, Poland 3 Carbonmed Sp. z o.o., ul. Okólna 2, 50-422 Wrocław, Poland 4 Department of Engineering, University of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze Bld. 6, I-90128 Palermo, Italy 5 Department of Emergency Medical Service, Faculty of Health Sciences, Wroclaw Medical University, Ludwika Pasteura 1, PL-50-367 Wroclaw, Poland. 6 Department of Mechanics and Material Science Engineering, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Smoluchowskiego 25, PL-50-370 Wrocław, Poland
Title: Magnetic properties of La0.9A0.1MnO3 (A: Li, Na, K) nanopowders and nanoceramics
Authors: Paweł Głuchowski; Ruslan Nikonkov; Robert Tomala; Wiesław Stręk; Tatsiana Shulha; Maria Serdechnova; Mikhail L. Zheludkevich; Andrius Pakalaniškis; Ramūnas Skaudžius; Aivaras Kareiva; Alexander Abramov; Andrei Kholkin; Maxim V. Bushinsky; Dmitry Karpinsky
Affiliation: Nanoceramics Inc, PL-50422 Wroclaw, Poland Institute of Low Temperature and Structural Research PAS, PL-50422 Wroclaw, Poland
Abstract: Nanocrystalline La0.9A0.1MnO3 (where A is Li, Na, K) powders have been synthesized by combustion method. The powders were used to prepare nanoceramics using high temperature sintering method. The structure and morphology of all systems were studied by X-Ray powder diffraction (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). It was found that the size of the crystallites depends of the type of alkali ions used. The high pressure sintering method allows to keep the nanosized character of the grains in ceramics that have significant impact of their physical properties. Magnetization studies were performed for the powder and ceramics to check impact of the alkali ions doping and sintering pressure on the magnetization of the compounds. It was found that using different dopants it is possible to strongly change the magnetic characteristics of the manganites.
Title: Microwave Absorption Capacity of Soft Magnetic Connecting Network Ni/Al2O3/Ni Film
Authors: Hu Wei; Li Cheng
Affiliation: Nanjing university of aeronautics and astronautics
Abstract: Microwave radar absorbing materials have been the focus of the radar stealth research field. In this study, ceramic structured porous honeycomb-like Al2O3 film was prepared by anodic oxidation, and an Ni layer was deposited on the Al2O3 film via electrodeposition in a neutral environment (pH 7.2) to form a flower- and grain-like structure in a three-dimensional (3D) network Ni/Al2O3/Ni film. The films both have a through-hole internal structure, soft magnetic properties, and absorb microwaves. The dielectric loss values of two films were around 0.1, and the maximum microwave absorption values of flower- and grain-like Ni/Al2O3/Ni film were –45.3 and –31.05 dB with effective bandwidths of 7.1 and 5.5 GHz, respectively. The porous ceramic structure Al2O3 interlayer prevented the reunion of Ni and isolated the eddy current to improve the microwave absorption properties.
Title: A facile synthesis and characterization of highly crystalline submicro sized BiFeO3
Authors: Dovydas Karoblis; Diana Griesiute; Kestutis Mazeika; Dalis Baltrunas; Dmitry Karpinsky; Anna Lukowiak; Pawel Gluchowski; Rimantas Raudonis; Arturas Katelnikovas; Aleksej Zarkov; Aivaras Kareiva
Affiliation: Vilnius University, LT-01513 Vilnius, Lithuania
Abstract: In this study, a highly crystalline bismuth ferrite (BFO) powders were synthesized using a novel, very simple, and cost-effective synthetic approach. It was demonstrated that optimal annealing temperature for the preparation of highly-pure BFO is 650 °C. At lower or higher temperatures, the formation of neighboring crystal phases was observed. The thermal behavior of BFO precursor gel was investigated by thermogravimetric and differential scanning calorimetry (TG-DSC) measurements. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis and Mössbauer spectroscopy were employed for the investigation of structural properties. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to evaluate morphological features of the synthesized materials. The obtained powders were also characterized by magnetization measurements, which showed antiferromagnetic behavior of BFO powders.
Title: A novel IR-transparent Ho3+:Y2O3–MgO nanocomposite ceramics for potential laser applications
Authors: N.A. Safronova1, R.P. Yavetskiy1,*, O.S. Kryzhanovska1, M.V. Dobrotvorska1, A.E. Balabanov1, I.O. Vorona1, А.V. Tolmachev1, V.N. Baumer2, I. Matolínová3, D.Yu. Kosyanov4, O.O. Shichalin4,5, E.K. Papyn
Affiliation: 1-Institute for Single Crystals, NAS of Ukraine, 60 Nauky Avenue, Kharkiv 61072, Ukraine 2-SSI “Institute for Single Crystals”, NAS of Ukraine, 60 Nauky Avenue, Kharkiv 61072, Ukraine 3-Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, V Holešovičkách 2, Prague 18000, Czech Republic 4-Far Eastern Federal University, 8 Sukhanova Street, Vladivostok 690950, Russian Federation 5-Institute of Chemistry, Far-Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, 159 100-let Vladivostoku Avenue, Vladivostok 690022, Russian Federation 6-National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, ECS Laboratory, PO Box MG-36, 077125 Magurele, Bucharest, Romania
Title: Optical properties including upconversion luminescence of silica-calcia nanoparticles co-doped with Yb3+ and Tm3+ ions
Authors: Katarzyna Hałubek-Głuchowska; Thi Ngoc Lam Tran; Maurizio Ferrari; Anna Łukowiak
Affiliation: Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okolna 2, 50-422 Wroclaw, Poland; IFN e CNR CSMFO Lab., Via alla Cascata 56/C Povo, 38123 Trento, Italy
Title: Impact of the sintering pressure on the persistent luminescence properties of the Ca0.5Sr0.5Al2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+ ceramics
Authors: P. Głuchowski1,*; M. Lastusaari; J. Hölsä; A. Patej; W. Stręk1
Affiliation: 1Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, PL-50422 Wrocław, Poland 2Department of Chemistry, University of Turku, FI-20014 Turku, Finland 3Turku University Centre for Materials and Surfaces (MatSurf), Turku, Finland 4University of the Free State, ZA-9300 Bloemfontein, Republic of South Africa 5 University of Wroclaw, PL-50137 Wroclaw, Poland
Abstract: The blue CaAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+ and green SrAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+ phosphors are well-known persistent luminescence materials. Since they can emit light up to several hours after ceasing the irradiation, they can be used in a wide range of applications such as lighting, emergency signs and bioimaging. In this paper, the impact of sintering at high pressure on the persistent luminescence in the ceramics is presented. Spectroscopic properties were characterized by the photoluminescence and kinetics of persistent luminescence. It was found that increasing sintering pressure decreases the grain size, forms new traps, and prolongs the filling and bleaching of the traps. It was also shown that the persistent luminescence of aluminates doped both Eu2+and Dy3+ is different from that with Eu2+ doping only. Mechanism of persistent luminescence in the powder and ceramics was proposed.
Title: Evaluation of PC12 cells proliferation, adhesion and migration with the used an Extracellular Matrix (CorMatrix) for aplication in neural tissue engineering
Authors: Katarzyna Gębczak1; Benita Wiatrak1,2; Wojciech For