Special Issue "Advanced Research on Electrical, Optical, and Magnetic Nanoparticles, Nanowires, and Thin Films"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Antonio Sánchez-Coronilla
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Physical Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain
Interests: materials science; nanofluids; thermal energy storage; green energy; renewable energy; molecular dynamics; density functional theory

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, extensive research efforts have been devoted to the study of materials with different electrical, optical, and magnetic properties. These properties are of interest in different fields of research such as photovoltaics, thermal energy storage, cooling systems, electrochemistry, rheology, analysis, drug delivery, sensors. Also, the electrical, optical, and magnetic properties can be applied for the cost-effective synthesis of new materials such as nanoparticles, nanowires, and thin films.

It is my pleasure to invite you to publish your research work as a full paper, short communication, or review in the Special Issue of Materials titled ‘Advanced Research on Electrical, Optical, and Magnetic Nanoparticles, Nanowires, and Thin Films’. This Special Issue covers all aspects of the studies on electrical, optical, or magnetic nanoparticles, nanowires, and thin films, from both experimental or/and theoretical viewpoints.

Prof. Dr. Antonio Sánchez-Coronilla
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • nanofluids
  • perovskite
  • solar cells
  • solar energy
  • thin films
  • metal–organic frameworks
  • zeolites
  • clays

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Citrate and Polyvinylpyrrolidone Stabilized Silver Nanoparticles as Selective Colorimetric Sensor for Aluminum (III) Ions in Real Water Samples
Materials 2020, 13(6), 1373; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13061373 - 18 Mar 2020
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The use of silver nanoparticles stabilized with citrate and polyvinylpyrrolidone as a sensor for aluminum ions determination is proposed in this paper. These non-functionalized and specific nanoparticles provide a highly selective and sensitive detection system for aluminum in acidic solutions. The synthesized nanoparticles [...] Read more.
The use of silver nanoparticles stabilized with citrate and polyvinylpyrrolidone as a sensor for aluminum ions determination is proposed in this paper. These non-functionalized and specific nanoparticles provide a highly selective and sensitive detection system for aluminum in acidic solutions. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by transmission electron microscopy. Surface plasmon band deconvolution analysis was applied to study the interaction between silver nanoparticles and aluminum ions in solution. The interaction band in the UV-visible region was used as an analytical signal for quantitation purposes. The proposed detection system offers an effective AND wide linearity range (0.1–103 nM), specificity for Al(III) in THE presence of other metallic ions in solution, as well as high sensitivity (limit of detection = 40.5 nM). The proposed silver-nanoparticles-based sensor WAS successfully used for detecting Al(III) in real water samples. Full article
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Facile Synthesis of Sandwich-Like rGO/CuS/Polypyrrole Nanoarchitectures for Efficient Electromagnetic Absorption
Materials 2020, 13(2), 446; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13020446 - 17 Jan 2020
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Currently, electromagnetic pollution management has gained much attention due to the various harmful effects on wildlife and human beings. Electromagnetic absorbers can convert energy from electromagnetic waves into thermal energy. Previous reports have demonstrated that reduced graphene oxide (rGO) makes progress in the [...] Read more.
Currently, electromagnetic pollution management has gained much attention due to the various harmful effects on wildlife and human beings. Electromagnetic absorbers can convert energy from electromagnetic waves into thermal energy. Previous reports have demonstrated that reduced graphene oxide (rGO) makes progress in the electromagnetic absorption (EA) field. But the high value of permittivity of rGO always mismatches the impedance which results in more electromagnetic wave reflection on the surface. In this work, sandwich-like rGO/CuS/polypyrrole (PPy) nanoarchitectures have been synthesized by a facile two-step method. The experimental result has shown that a paraffin composite containing 10 wt.% of rGO/CuS/PPy could achieve an enhanced EA performance both in bandwidth and intensity. The minimum reflection loss (RL) value of −49.11 dB can be reached. Furthermore, the effective bandwidth can cover 4.88 GHz. The result shows that the as-prepared rGO/CuS/PPy nanoarchitectures will be a promising EA material. Full article
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