Special Issue "Natural and Engineered Clays: Two-Dimensional Nano-Building Blocks for Functional Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: clay; layered double hydroxide; earth science; intercalation; two-dimensional materials; environment; nanocomposite; industry; nanomedicine
Natural and engineered clays are widely studied in terms of exploring new industrial application fields as well as comprehending the fundamentals of their two-dimensional structures. Naturally occurring clays inherently have two-dimensional structures of which composition and physicochemical properties can be controlled variously. Engineered or synthesized clays could have more finely tuned physicochemical properties to load intended functionalities.
Due to the increasing interest in two-dimensional materials and their eco-friendly application, I am honored to present this Special Issue titled “Natural and Engineered Clays: Two-Dimensional Nano-Building Clocks for Functional Nanomaterials” under the expertized support of Nanomaterials and MDPI.
I would especially like to take advantage of the 4th Asian Clay Conference (ACC-2020), which will be held in Pattaya, Thailand, from June 7 to 10, 2020, to expand communication among clay scientists from various fields. The conference is mainly organized by the Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology, Thailand. Not only distinguished scientists from China, Korea, Japan, and Thailand but also international clay scientists from Germany, Australia, the USA, Taiwan, Russia, Israel, Malaysia, and Cambodia are participating to strengthen the academic and industrial aspects of this conference. The aim of ACC-2020 is to support cooperation between scientists and to develop an international research network to facilitate open discussions between scientists, students, and industry representatives with an interest in academic and industrial studies on natural and engineered clays.
Therefore, considering academic comprehension and industrial applications, the main goal of this Special Issue can be strongly supported by conference participants. However, I do not limit the contributors to this Special Issue to conference participants. I invite all scientists in clay- and nanomaterials-related fields to be potential contributors, including those who research clays in earth sciences, clays in industry/civil engineering, clays for environments, clays for life/health/biology, clays for functional materials, etc.
Prof. Jae-Min Oh
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- Two-dimensional nanostructures
- Earth sciences
- Health and biology
- Industrial applications