Special Issue "Colloidal Crystals and Glasses - Structures from 0D to 3D"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (13 May 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Clemens K. Weiss
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Guest Editor
Department of Life Sciences and Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Bingen, Berlinstrase 109, 55411 Bingen, Germany
Interests: colloidal systems; polymeric nanoparticles; self-assembly; formulation of nanosystems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Crystalline and amorphous arrangements of colloidal particles exhibit a variety of unique properties, such as their well-known optical properties. This is, however, only one of the fascinating phenomena or properties found in this type of matter. There are numerous potential applications: colloidal monolayers as masks for lithographic applications, inverse opals for sensing or catalysis, just to name a few. Moreover, studying the self-assembly process has allowed researchers to gain insight into the forces acting between colloidal particles.

Thus, this Special Issue will present a collection of communications, research articles and reviews covering the preparation, characterization and applications of colloidal arrangements from 0D to 3D. I invite researches from all relevant disciplines to contribute to this Special Issue of Nanomaterials.

Prof. Clemens K. Weiss
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Colloids
  • Photonic crystals
  • Colloidal crystals
  • Colloidal glasses
  • Colloidal monolayers
  • Liquid marbles
  • Colloidosomes
  • Supraparticles
  • Self-assembly
  • Opals
  • Inverse opals

Published Papers

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