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Special Issue "Design and Synthesis of Functional Nanomaterials"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Titel Jurca

Department of Chemistry & The Energy Conversion and Propulsion Cluster, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
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Interests: inorganic chemistry; synthesis; homogeneous catalysis; heterogeneous catalysis; nanoparticles; atomic layer deposition; chemical vapor deposition; thin films

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanomaterials, broadly classed as materials with structural features on the nanometer scale in at least one dimension, can be leveraged for a broad range of applications, spanning diverse examples such as device fabrication, catalysis, biology, medicine, and environmental science; underpinning what we refer to as nanotechnology. Under such size constraints, physical properties can be influenced not only by the chemical constitution, but also by the spatial confinement of electronic states. Thus, the synthesis of nanomaterials is inherently linked to a broad parameter space encompassing the design of both chemical precursors and growth techniques to yield materials of desired chemical composition with precisely tailored size and shape.

This Special Issue invites original contributions from our colleagues working in the areas of functional nanomaterials synthesis, broadly defined. Manuscripts in the form of short communications, full research articles and reviews on exciting recent developments in all areas of functional nanomaterials synthesis, including theoretical works on design principles, are welcomed. Contributions that explore the effects of chemical precursors, and/or material growth conditions, with resulting structure/activity or functionality relationships are particularly encouraged.

Dr. Titel Jurca
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Functional nanomaterials
  • Nanomaterial synthesis
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanoparticle synthesis
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Surface functionalization
  • Nanomaterial design
  • Chemical precursors for nanomaterials

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