Special Issue "First-Principles Investigations of Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2023 | Viewed by 1642
Interests: Design and exploration of low-dimensional nanomaterials by first principles
Low-dimensional nanomaterials, including zero-dimensional (0D) nanoclusters (NCs), one-dimensional (1D) nanoribbons/nanotubes (NRs/NTs), and two-dimensional (2D) nanosheets (NSs), usually exhibit various physical and chemical properties in comparison with the three-dimensional bulk materials, mainly due to ample configurations in 0D NCs, edge states in 1D NRs/NTs, and a high surface-to-volume ratio in 2D NSs; therefore, low-dimensional nanomaterials can be used in a wide range of fields. At the same time, computational approaches are an effective stragegy for designing and screening the desired nanomaterials, which can significantly reduce the time and cost of experimental trials.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims to present recent developments of low-dimensional nanomaterials in terms of first-principles investigations, covering structures, stability, magnetic characteristics, electronic features, mechanical properties, energy storage performance (hydrogen storage, metal ion batteries, etc.), sensing capability (gas sensors), energy conversion behavior (catalyzing hydrogen evolution reaction, oxygen reduction reaction, water splitting, carbon dioxide reduction, nitrogen reduction reaction, etc.), and the origin of their physical and chemical characteristics. For this Special Issue, we invite contributions from leading groups in this field with the objective of providing original research articles and review articles on the current state-of-the-art advances in this exciting discipline.
Prof. Dr. Fengyu Li
Prof. Dr. Jingxiang Zhao
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- low-dimensional nanomaterials
- first principles
- physical and chemical properties