Nanostructured Thin Films: Deposition Methods, Properties and Applications

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanocomposite Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2024 | Viewed by 125

Special Issue Editors

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Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC C/kelsen 5, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: thin films; surface; nanostructures; interface; surface plasmon resonance; Raman spectroscopy; X-ray absorption spectroscopy; solid-state dewetting; cold sintering process; ceramics; interaction effects
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Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC C/kelsen 5, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: sol-gel synthesis; pulsed laser deposition; nanoparticles; thin films; magnetic materials; microwave absorption; X-ray diffraction; confocal Raman microscopy; iron oxides; carbides

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to contribute your original research to this Special Issue focused on the deposition, properties, and applications of nanostructured thin films. Nowadays, nanostructured thin films are widely utilized for many purposes in a variety of fields, particularly focused on future technologies. Their fabrication via several methods, crystalline character, compositional phases, thickness from nanometers to micrometers, and their nanostructuration possibilities provide systems with a multitude of specific properties to be studied and employed in many applications. In addition, their research field is extensive, covering optics, electronics, catalytic systems, energy and biomaterials, among others.

This Special Issue, entitled “Nanostructured Thin Films: Deposition Methods, Properties and Applications”, aims to share recent achievements in the field, with special attention paid to the relationship between advanced preparation, properties, physical characteristics, and applications.

Studies involving traditional and novel methodologies for the preparation of nanostructured thin films, their properties and characteristics, including the use of advanced techniques such as Raman microscopy and synchrotron radiation-based techniques for the study of systems, as well as the use of computer modeling and simulations to predict the properties and mechanisms and applications of films, are very welcome.

Dr. Aida Serrano
Dr. Jesús López-Sánchez
Guest Editors

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  • nanostructuration
  • surface functionalization
  • synchrotron radiation
  • mechanisms and models
  • magnetism
  • surface plasmon
  • coatings

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