Special Issue "Novel Techniques for Materials Characterization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: nanomaterials, nanometrology, scanning probe microscopy, plasmonics, biosensors
The Special Issue, “Novel Techniques for Materials Characterization”, collects original and state-of-the-art techniques used to characterize the structure and behavior of materials. Nowadays, advanced applications drive the research and development of functional materials either to increase their properties or to introduce new functionalities. This process goes hand in hand with the improvement of materials characterization methods. New approaches constantly emerge as traditional techniques are tested by demanding applications and requirements. The Special Issue invites original research articles and reviews which focus on novel materials characterization techniques connected to all forms of microscopy, (e.g. optical, scanning electron, scanning probe, transmission electron, laser-confocal, florescent, acoustic microscopy, etc.) spectroscopy (e.g. electron, X-ray, X-ray photoelectron, Raman, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, etc.) diffraction based (electron, X-ray, neutron) and electrochemical methods. Investigation and quantification of the micro/nanostructure of a wide range of materials (metals, semiconductors, nanomaterials, polymers, composites, optical materials or biomaterials) are welcome. Of particular interest are methods used for the characterization of low-dimensional nanostructures and surface analytical techniques with ultra-high sensitivity such as surface/tip enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS, TERS).
Dr. Attila Bonyár
Manuscript Submission Information
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- materials characterization
- surface analytics