Special Issue "1D Nanostructures for Catalysis and Sensing"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Mohammed ES-SOUNI
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Guest Editor
Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Institute for Materials & Surface Technologym, Kiel, Germany
Interests: Nanomaterials, Functional Coatings, electrocatalysis, electrochemical processes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Today, nanomaterials may be processed in myriad of shapes and topologies using chemical or physical processes that are now routine, and available to researchers and materials process engineers. The ever-growing interest in controlling dimension, shape, chemistry and crystallography accrues primarily from the properties of nanomaterials being controlled by all these factors. Among all the shapes 1D nanostructures (1DNS), nanowires (NW), nanotubes (NT) and nanorods (NR) outstand with unique properties that arise from their specific structural anisotropy. Depending on the nature of the material, organic, inorganic, oxide, semiconductor, or metal, the applications of 1D NS span a wide range from bio-sensing to field effect emitters. Single walled carbon nanotubes and Si-NWs were widely reported in the literature as field effect transistors for label-free sensing of biomolecules, and 1D ZnO NS are potential candidates for a variety of sensing applications and as field emitters for microscopy.

This special issue of “Nanomaterials” will specifically address new developments and emerging applications of 1DNS. We invite research papers and reviews on the following topics:

  • Noble metal 1DNS for electrocatalysis and biomedical applications
  • Oxide and semiconductor 1DNS for photocatalysis and sensing applications
  • Polymeric 1DNS materials for wettability control and other applications

Prof. Dr. Mohammed ES-SOUNI
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • 1D nanostructures
  • noble metals
  • oxides
  • semiconductors
  • polymers

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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