Special Issue "Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017).
Interests: nanoclusters; nanocrystals; colloids; atomic precision
Interests: nano-synthesis; self-assembly; nano-chemistry/devices; energy saving materials; DNA nanotechnology
Nanocrystals occupy the central position in modern nanoscience and nanotechnology. Early endeavors in nanocrystal research focused on the attainment of novel structures (e.g. shape and size control) with diversity as the main objective. From atomically precise nanoclusters of tens of atoms to shape-controlled polyhedral nanocrystals of tens of nanometers in size, a variety of nanostructures have been created in recent years and such materials have also found a wide range of applications such as in optical, electrical, catalytic, optoelectronic, chemo- and bio-sensing, and nanomedicine fields. Currently, a primary goal is to achieve mastery of hierarchical structures and precise composition of nanocrystals through rational design and sophisticated control in synthesis, as an endeavor toward achieving the desired properties and targeting applications. This Special Issue, “Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications”, aims to present a glimpse of the current research activities in the field of nanocrystals, which will cover, without being limited to, synthetic methods, characterization techniques, self-assembly strategies, theoretical simulations, nano-manufacturing, and various applications.
Prof. Dr. Rongchao Jin
Dr. Gang Chen
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- surface plasmon resonance
- electron mobility
- cryo-electron microscopy
- liquid phase transmission electron microscopy
- nanocrystal surface patterning
- surface enhanced spectroscopy
- solar energy harvesting
- nano eletromechanical system