Special Issue "Feature Papers for Section Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology"

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 2021.

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Prof. Dr. Andrei V. Petukhov
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1. van ’t Hoff Laboratory for Physical & Colloid Chemistry, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2. Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Interests: colloids and nanoparticles; self-organisation; colloidal crystals; colloidal liquid crystals; chiral colloids; active matter and dissipative assembly; advanced synchrotron scattering techniques; microscopy at the nanoscale
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Dear Colleagues,

Advanced nanomaterials and modern nanotechnology, in general, play an increasingly important role in solving societal challenges such as the transition to the circular economy, the development of novel computational technologies, in our understanding of molecular biology, and in the advance of (nano)medicine. The Special Issue “Feature papers in Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology” will collect high-quality original research papers and comprehensive reviews on recent advances in the synthesis, characterization, and application of novel advanced nanomaterials. Potentially interesting topics that are highly welcome include the following:

  • Dissipative self-assembly and active nanomaterials
  • Chiral nanomaterials
  • Quantum materials
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanotechnology for catalysis
  • Nanotechnology in photonics
  • 1D and 2D nanomaterials
  • Novel liquid crystals and liquid crystal composites
  • Responsive and tuneable nanomaterials
  • Nanosensors and nanoactuators
  • Nanomaterials and environment
  • Emerging nanotechnologies

Manuscripts submitted to this Special Issue will be subjected to more stringent selection criteria to ensure the privileged position of accepted contributions. Those that fail to pass this selection will be considered for publication in Materials as regular contributions.

Prof. Dr. Andrei V. Petukhov
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Keywords

  • dissipative self-assembly
  • active nanomaterials
  • chirality
  • quantum dots
  • nanomedicine
  • catalysis
  • nanophotonics
  • low-dimensional nanomaterials
  • nanocomposites
  • nanosensors and nanoactuators
  • nanomaterials and environment

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An Experimental and Theoretical Determination of Oscillatory Shear-Induced Crystallization Processes in Viscoelastic Photonic Crystal Media
Materials 2021, 14(18), 5298; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14185298 - 14 Sep 2021
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A study is presented of the oscillatory shear-ordering dynamics of viscoelastic photonic crystal media, using an optical shear cell. The hard-sphere/“sticky”-shell design of these polymeric composite particles produces athermal, quasi-solid rubbery media, with a characteristic viscoelastic ensemble response to applied shear. Monotonic crystallization [...] Read more.
A study is presented of the oscillatory shear-ordering dynamics of viscoelastic photonic crystal media, using an optical shear cell. The hard-sphere/“sticky”-shell design of these polymeric composite particles produces athermal, quasi-solid rubbery media, with a characteristic viscoelastic ensemble response to applied shear. Monotonic crystallization processes, as directly measured by the photonic stopband transmission, are tracked as a function of strain amplitude, oscillation frequency, and temperature. A complementary generic spatio-temporal model is developed of crystallization due to shear-dependent interlayer viscosity, giving propagating crystalline fronts with increasing applied strain, and a gradual transition from interparticle disorder to order. The introduction of a competing shear-induced flow degradation process, dependent on the global shear rate, gives solutions with both amplitude and frequency dependence. The extracted crystallization timescales show parametric trends which are in good qualitative agreement with experimental observations. Full article
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Size Effects in Optical and Magneto-Optical Response of Opal-Cobalt Heterostructures
Materials 2021, 14(13), 3481; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14133481 - 22 Jun 2021
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Search for new types of efficient magnetoplasmonic structures that combine high transparency with strong magneto-optical (MO) activity is an actual problem. Here, we demonstrate that composite heterostructures based on thin perfectly-arranged opal films and a perforated cobalt nanolayer meet these requirements. Anomalous transmission [...] Read more.
Search for new types of efficient magnetoplasmonic structures that combine high transparency with strong magneto-optical (MO) activity is an actual problem. Here, we demonstrate that composite heterostructures based on thin perfectly-arranged opal films and a perforated cobalt nanolayer meet these requirements. Anomalous transmission appears due to periodic perforation of Co consistent with the regular set of voids between opal spheres, while resonantly enhanced MO response involves the effects of surface plasmon-polariton (SPP) excitation at opal/Co interface or those associated with photonic band gap (PBG) in opal photonic crrystals. We observed the enhancement of the MO effect of up to 0.6% in the spectral vicinity of the SPP excitation, and several times less strong effect close to the PBG, while the combined appearance of PBG and SPP decreases the resultant MO response. Observed resonant magneto-optical properties of opal/Co heterostructures show that they can be treated as functional self-assembled magnetoplasmonic crystals with resonantly enhanced and controllable MO effect. Full article
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