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Special Issue "Novel Magnetic Nanomaterials: from Fundamental Sciences to Applications"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Nanomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Lise Marie Lacroix

Universite de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
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Interests: nanoparticles; liquid-phase synthesis; nanomagnetism; controlled assembly; permanent magnet

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Magnetic materials are widely spread in our daily life either as soft materials for microelectronics, radio-frequency devices and biomedical uses (such as contrast agents for sensitive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or efficient heater media for magnetic fluid hyperthermia (MFH)) or as permanent magnets. Ranging from electronic power generation conversion and transportation, the domain of applications of magnets is exponentially growing.       

Commercially available magnetic materials are inherently nanostructured materials and are usually prepared following classical metallurgy processes. Difficulties are however encountered when one wants to reduce the size of the final magnetic material, because of process incompatibilities. Thus, alternative approaches have been intensively sought. Among them, the bottom-up approach, which consists in assembling optimized nanoparticles into new metamaterials, is an alternative of primary choice. Indeed, the recent developments in nanochemistry have yielded an infinite richness of nano-crystals with tuneable sizes and shapes, which could be succesfully used as optimized building blocks.

The conception and realization of novel magnetic nanomaterials rely on several scientific challenges : i) the synthesis of optimized magnetic nanoparticles, ii) the fine characterization of their magnetic performances, iii) their controlled assembly into new metamaterials, and iv) their final integration into functionnal devices.

Research efforts in these four key challenges are essential to design the next generation of magnetic materials, combining reduced sizes and optimal performances. Therefore, it is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Assoc. Prof. Lise Marie Lacroix
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • magnetic nanoparticles
  • self-assembly
  • permanent magnets
  • soft magnets
  • nanomagnetism

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Open AccessReview Properties of Cement-Based Composites Modified with Magnetite Nanoparticles: A Review
Materials 2019, 12(2), 326; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12020326
Received: 27 December 2018 / Revised: 8 January 2019 / Accepted: 12 January 2019 / Published: 21 January 2019
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Despite the many available studies on the evaluation of the influence of nanomaterials on the properties of cement-based composites, the effects of some nanoparticles have not yet been fully recognized. Among the unrecognized nanomaterials are magnetite nanoparticles (MN). The literature devoted to this [...] Read more.
Despite the many available studies on the evaluation of the influence of nanomaterials on the properties of cement-based composites, the effects of some nanoparticles have not yet been fully recognized. Among the unrecognized nanomaterials are magnetite nanoparticles (MN). The literature devoted to this subject is limited. This paper reviews state-of-the-art research carried out on the effect of MN on the properties of cement-based composites. Detailed descriptions of the processing, microstructures (hydration products), properties (hydration, workability, mechanical and functional properties, and durability), and probability applications of MN-engineered cementitious composites are presented. Particular attention has been paid to MN application methods to the cement composite. Finally, the risks, challenges, and future development of MN-modified cement-based composites is discussed. Full article
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