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Special Issue "Synthesis and Structural Investigations of Nanocrystalline Materials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Igor Djerdj

Department of Chemistry, J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Cara Hadrijana 8/a, HR-31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Interests: solid state chemistry; materials chemistry; condensed matter physics; magnetic properties; structure–property relationship; bandstructure calculation; sol-gel synthesis; crystal structure determination; three-way catalysts; functional materials; nanomaterials; perovskites; multiferroicity; metal–organic frameworks
Guest Editor
Dr. Jasminka Popović

Ruđer Bošković Institute, Bijenička cesta 54, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Interests: X-ray powder diffraction; in-situ non-ambient X-ray diffraction; structure solution; Rietveld refinement; 2D and quasi 2D perovskites; spinels; coordination compounds; magnetic materials; energy materials; optoelectronic materials; Li-ion batteries; LEDs; doped materials; mechanochemical synthesis; sol-gel chemistry; decompositon routes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Up to now, different approaches have been established for nanomaterials syntheses, sol‐gel methods, hydrothermal and/or solovothermal routes, chemical vapor deposition, thermal decomposition, pulsed laser ablation, epitaxial growth, colloidal dispersion, microemulsions, and various precipitation processes. Mechanical methods, such as ball milling and mechanical alloying, have also been demonstrated as low-cost alternatives. At some point, microwave synthesis also emerged as a fast route towards the preparation of nanomaterials. The synthesis of nanostructure materials using the template method has become extremely popular during the last decade. It is important to highlight that the future advances in modern technology will depend on the propulsive developments in the rational design of new nanomaterials with targeted properties. Therefore, the idea behind this Special Issue is to identify major strengths and downsides intrinsic to synthesis protocols applied for the preparation of various nanomaterials families, starting with semiconductors, mulitiferroics, and hydrogen storage materials, all the way to the energy materials for solar cell and LED applications. Besides new techniques and protocols for nanomaterials synthesis, the additional focus of this Special Issue will also be the establishing of the correlation between the preparation conditions, crystal structure, and microstructure on the one hand and resulting properties on the other.

We look forward to receiving your contributions in the form of communications, full articles, or review papers.

Prof. Dr. Igor Djerdj
Dr. Jasminka Popović
Guest Editors

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  • sol‐gel route
  • hydrothermal route
  • solovothermal routes
  • chemical vapor deposition
  • thermal decomposition
  • pulsed laser ablation
  • epitaxial growth
  • colloidal dispersion
  • microemulsions
  • precipitation processes
  • Ball milling
  • mechanical alloying

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