Special Issue "Multifunctional Nanostructured Silicon Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Interests: atomic layer deposition; silicon; nanolaminates; photoelectrochemical water splitting; biosensors
Silicon nanostructures and nanocomposites have drawn increased attention for their use in various applications, such as photovoltaics, photoelectrochemical water-splitting, gas sensors, biosensors, Li-ion batteries, and so forth. These nanocomposites show improved photocatalytic eﬃciency due to their enhanced separation of excited electrons and holes. They also exhibit great potential in gas sensor and biosensor applications due to the possible tuning of the refractive index that can be used for the detection of biological substances or chemical vapors.
This Special Issue of Materials on “Multifunctional Nanostructured Silicon Composites” is intended to cover original research and critical review articles on recent advances in all aspects of Si nanocomposites and their applications.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Enhanced physical and chemical properties of silicon nanocomposites
- Novel methods and approaches for silicon nanocomposites synthesis
- Metal oxide (e.g. SnO2, TiO2, ZnO, Al2O3, WO3, Fe2O3)–silicon nanocomposites
- Metal (e.g. Au, Pd, Ag, Cu, Mo)–silicon nanocomposites
- Polymer–silicon nanocomposites
- Novel emerging applications of silicon nanocomposites
Dr. Igor R. Iatsunskyi
Manuscript Submission Information
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Authors: R.C.C. Rangel, N.C. Cruz, M.E.P. Souza and E.C. Rangel2. Title: Effect of Plasma Oxidation Treatment on Production of a SiOx/SiOxCyHz Bilayer
Authors: Rafael P. Ribeiro, Rita de Cássia C. Rangel, Felipe O. Fernandes, Nilson C. Cruz and Elidiane C. Rangel