Special Issue "New Insight into Design and Properties of Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2020.
Interests: Superhydrophobicity; hydrophobic and superhydrophobic surfaces; ice-phobicity; anti-icing; hydrophilicity; laser ablation in liquid; nanomaterials and their characterization; thin films and coatings; anticorrosive coatings on aluminum; conversion coatings on aluminum; chemiresistive gas sensors; semiconductor nanoparticles
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Interests: Hight-power laser excitation; pulsed laser ablation; laser spectroscopy; nonlinear optics of dyes and crystals; synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials; photocatalisys; biomedical applications of nanoparticles; surfase and sensoric properties of nanostructures
Interests: Photocatalysis; semiconductor nanomaterials and their characterization; laser ablation in liquid; metallic nanoparticles; waste water treatment; wet chemistry synthesis; coordination compounds
Nanomaterials comprise a large part of recent research and are milestones of nanoscience and nanotechnology. They have a broad area of development which never stops growing. Their impact on modern industry is huge, also boosting both academia and education. Thus synthesis of novel nanomaterials, aiming at new potential applications, is a fundamental part of development of high-tech industry and implementation of scientific achievements in our daily life.
The goal of the current Special Issue on New Insights into Design and Properties of Nanomaterials is to attract manuscripts that present state-of-the-art studies on preparation of novel nanomaterials with a wide range of applications, from optics and optoelectronics, to photovoltaics, catalysis, sensing, biomedicine and so on. We also welcome reports on new, or modified, approaches that lead to new nanomaterials with enhanced properties, as well as on new techniques that help to achieve such nanomaterials.
The articles will cover new approaches to preparation and characterization which permit to smoothen the route from design to realization of nanostructures with properties highly anticipated for various applications. Alghough all reports about nanomaterials prepared by means of physical, chemical and even biological processes are appreciated as contributions, special attention will be paid to products prepared via environment-friendly and reagent-saving methods. Experimental and computational studies that reveal the relationship between structure and properties, and then demonstrate synthesis of nanomaterials with desired structure and properties, are especially welcome.
In addition to more conventional inorganic nanomaterials, research on directed synthesis of molecular nanostructures (such as supramolecular assemblies, molecular frameworks, etc.) is also expected to enrich the content of this issue. Besides, understanding of how the use of molecular precursors may govern composition, morphology, and surface chemistry of nanomaterials will also meet the objectives of this project.
In summary, this Special Issue welcomes communications, full papers and reviews from all researchers working on novel nanomaterials, from their design to synthesis, characterization, and applications.
Prof. Sergei A. Kulinich
Assoc. Prof. Valery A. Svetlichnyi
Assoc. Prof. Neli Mintcheva
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Novel nanomaterials
- Molecular nanostructures
- Physical, chemical, and biological methods for nanomaterial preparation
- Optical, photovoltaic, catalytic, sensing, antibacterial properties
- Structure-properties relationship