Special Issue "Synthesis, Morphology, and Properties of Functional Nanomaterials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: ultrafast spectroscopy; electronic and vibrational spectroscopy; nonadiabatic dynamics; coordination chemistry; transition metal complexes; solution chemistry; luminescent nanomaterials
The properties of nanomaterials are typically determined not only by composition but by the size and morphology of nanoparticles. This feature is used to design materials with specific photoactive, conductive/semiconductive, mechanical, and other properties. Thus, quantum dots are actively utilized as dyes, light-emitting devices, and components of solar cells, where their photoactive properties are controlled by their shape and size. An important branch of engineering is the creation of molecular nanomotors and integrated nanodevices. In microelectronics, the design of nanowires, single-electron transistors, diodes, and other nanoelectronics allows improving the computer performance. This will allow the storage, processing, and transmission of a large amount of information as well as facilitate the development of quantum computers and improvement of neural networks. Moving from technical to chemical–biological applications, nanostructures are in demand for selective catalysis. Functional nanomaterials play an important role in cleaning the environment, and molecular sieves and selective sorbents are widely used for gas separation. Functional nanomaterials have gained great popularity in medicine. Functional nanomaterials are opening up a whole new area of research of molecular design, so it is feasible to assemble new nanostructures that are widely used to study the functions of DNA, RNA, viruses, antibodies, as well as to create biocompatible materials that allow for the accurate delivery of drugs to specific human organs.
This Special Issue, collecting topics from an interdisciplinary viewpoint, is aimed at providing a resourceful background for readers, addressing the design of new functional materials and the devices based on them. Further, authors are encouraged to submit original works on the mechanisms of formation of nanocrystals and the effect of synthesis parameters on the morphology and properties of such materials.
Assoc. Prof. Andrey S. Mereshchenko
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- functional nanomaterials
- nanosized materials
- quantum dots
- functional nanomaterials
- molecular motors