Special Issue "Functional Inorganic Nanomaterials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
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Motivated by the rise of functional materials, research in different types of materials such as nanoparticles (0D), threads (1D) or two-dimensional materials (2D) has been growing in recent years. The reduced dimensionality results in the appearance of new physical and chemical properties, such as superparamagnetism in nanoparticles or new luminescent properties, which are of great interest from the point of view of applications. These nanomaterials are increasingly essential constituents in electronic devices, lasers, Li-ion batteries or sensors.
Within the field of nanomaterials, the nanostructures of semiconductor metal oxides are especially relevant. Their applications are based on two structural characteristics: the presence of cations with different states of valence and a variable oxygen deficiency due to the existence of anionic vacancies. The control of these aspects allows modification of the chemical and physical properties of the material, facilitating its integration into devices. Among these oxides, α-Fe2O3 (hematite), Cr2O3, b-Ga2O3, MoO3 or the homologous series ZnkIn2Ok+3 are good examples.
Moreover, it has been shown that the combination of such oxides with allotropic forms of carbon and their derivatives (graphene, graphite, graphene oxide, etc.), gives rise to a family of composite materials with very promising applications. Specifically, they favor photocatalytic activity, increase the efficiency of solar cells, and increase the cyclability and capacity of Li-ion batteries, with respect to electrode performances that only include isolated nanoparticles. For the proper advance in this area, it is necessary to use new techniques that allow the morphology, particle size, and properties of these nanostructures to be analyzed on a reduced scale. In addition, it is essential to develop new methods of synthesis, which permits you to obtain functional nanomaterials in a controlled and reproducible manner.
Therefore, I invite all researchers in this field to participate with their latest results as well as review articles in the upcoming Special Issue, in order to contribute to the development of knowledge and development of nanomaterials of the future.
Dr. Julio Ramire-Castellanos
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- functional nanooxides
- transparent semiconductors
- chemical synthesis
- structural characterization
- transmission electron microscopy
- diffraction of electrons