Special Issue "Noble Metal Nanoparticles and Nanoclusters: Synthesis and Applications"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
Interests: Catalysis, coating techniques; metal surface modifications, synthesis, X-ray diffraction; XRF; Raman spectroscopy, porosimetry, nuclear magnetic resonance
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Noble metal-based materials are involved in many industrial applications, such as automotive, aerospace, catalytic, as well as in the corrosion field and that of sensors. Despite the high cost of these materials, their exceptional properties make them extremely attractive for a wide range of applications. Today, the synthesis of nanoparticles as well as nanoclusters is a particularly attractive topic, and the physical and chemical properties at nanometric and subnanometric scale are significantly different from those of bulk material owing to the quantum size effect.
This Special Issue is devoted to the synthesis, characterization, and application of noble and supported noble metal nanoparticles and nanoclusters. Original research papers, reviews, and short communications are welcome. Topics include new synthetic routes to noble metal nanoparticles and nanoclusters, theoretical studies, and applications in catalysis, photocatalysis, corrosion protection, water-splitting, fuel cell, coating, sensors, and related fields.
Dr. Marco Martino
Manuscript Submission Information
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- noble metals (Au, Pt, Pd, Rh, Ru, Ir, Os, Ag)
- corrosion protection