Materials Science and Nanoengineering (ICMSN-2022)

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Synthesis, Interfaces and Nanostructures".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2022) | Viewed by 16145

Special Issue Editors


E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Digital Engineering Center, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, 121205 Moscow, Russia
Interests: digital image correlation; microscopy; composites; polymers; hydrogels; organ phantoms
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In today’s world, the pace of events and information exchange is continuing to accelerate. This presents scientists, engineers, biologists and doctors with ever new challenges that require more efficient and improved methods of analysis, synthesis, and their translation into practice and technology. The breakthrough developments that are made are underpinned to a great extent by the new smart materials designed according to the bottom–up principles, i.e., from the atomic to nanoscale and further. Over the past decade, nanomaterials have been the subject of enormous interest. These materials, notable for their extremely small feature size, have the potential for wide-ranging industrial, biomedical, and electronic applications. As a result of a recent improvement in technologies to see and manipulate these materials, the nanomaterials field has seen a huge increase in funding from private enterprises and governments, and academic researchers within the field have formed many partnerships.

This Special Issue is the product of the collaboration of the Nanomaterials journal with the 6th International Conference on Materials Science and Nanomaterials (ICMSN 2022) to be held in London, United Kingdom, on July 12–14, 2022. The objective of the ICMSN 2022 is to support the sharing of the latest research results between scientists in the relevant fields.

This Special Issue will review modern approaches to the synthesis, characterisation, modelling, and the use of materials based on the presentations made at the conference, as well as other relevant contributions.

Prof. Dr. Alexander M. Korsunsky
Dr. Alexey I. Salimon
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nanomaterials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Nanomaterials
  • Electronic materials
  • Materials chemistry
  • Materials processing
  • Materials engineering
  • Structural materials
  • Functional materials
  • Smart materials

Published Papers (6 papers)

Order results
Result details
Select all
Export citation of selected articles as:

Research

Jump to: Review

12 pages, 4462 KiB  
Article
Improving the Chemical Stability of Al Alloy through the Densification of the Alumina Layer Assisted by SiF62− Anion Hydrolysis
by Mosab Kaseem, Burak Dikici and Hongfei Liu
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(8), 1354; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12081354 - 14 Apr 2022
Cited by 4 | Viewed by 1246
Abstract
In this work, a high-density alumina layer with high chemical stability was successfully developed by controlling the hydrolysis of hexafluorosilicate (SiF62−) anions through the addition of various concentrations of sodium citrate (SCi) into the electrolyte of plasma electrolysis (PE). To [...] Read more.
In this work, a high-density alumina layer with high chemical stability was successfully developed by controlling the hydrolysis of hexafluorosilicate (SiF62−) anions through the addition of various concentrations of sodium citrate (SCi) into the electrolyte of plasma electrolysis (PE). To achieve this aim, the substrate samples were anodized in alkaline aluminate–SiF62−-based electrolytes with 0, 5, and 10 g/L of SCi. The presence of SCi anions in the electrolyte led to the formation of a thick adsorbed electrochemical double layer (EDL) on the substrate surface. The EDL not only affected the movement of SiF62− anions towards the anode but also influenced their hydrolysis reaction, which in turn led to a controllable sealing of structural defects with the hydrolysis products, namely SiO2 and AlF3. Among three different oxide layers, the oxide layer obtained from the electrolyte with 5 g/L SCi showed the highest chemical stability in a corrosive solution, which was linked to the fact that a considerable increase in the compactness of the oxide layers was obtained by the incorporation of SiO2 and AlF3. The mechanism underlying the effects of SCi on triggering the hydrolysis of SiF62− anions and factors affecting chemical stability are discussed based on the experimental data and computational analysis. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Materials Science and Nanoengineering (ICMSN-2022))
Show Figures

Figure 1

19 pages, 6218 KiB  
Article
Effect of Graphene Oxide and Nanosilica Modifications on Electrospun Core-Shell PVA–PEG–SiO2@PVA–GO Fiber Mats
by Yuliya Kan, Julia V. Bondareva, Eugene S. Statnik, Julijana Cvjetinovic, Svetlana Lipovskikh, Arkady S. Abdurashitov, Maria A. Kirsanova, Gleb B. Sukhorukhov, Stanislav A. Evlashin, Alexey I. Salimon and Alexander M. Korsunsky
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(6), 998; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12060998 - 18 Mar 2022
Cited by 9 | Viewed by 2523
Abstract
Electrospinning is a well-established method for the fabrication of polymer biomaterials, including those with core-shell nanofibers. The variability of structures presents a great range of opportunities in tissue engineering and drug delivery by incorporating biologically active molecules such as drugs, proteins, and growth [...] Read more.
Electrospinning is a well-established method for the fabrication of polymer biomaterials, including those with core-shell nanofibers. The variability of structures presents a great range of opportunities in tissue engineering and drug delivery by incorporating biologically active molecules such as drugs, proteins, and growth factors and subsequent control of their release into the target microenvironment to achieve therapeutic effect. The object of study is non-woven core-shell PVA–PEG–SiO2@PVA–GO fiber mats assembled by the technology of coaxial electrospinning. The task of the core-shell fiber development was set to regulate the degradation process under external factors. The dual structure was modified with silica nanoparticles and graphene oxide to ensure the fiber integrity and stability. The influence of the nano additives and crosslinking conditions for the composite was investigated as a function of fiber diameter, hydrolysis, and mechanical properties. Tensile mechanical tests and water degradation tests were used to reveal the fracture and dissolution behavior of the fiber mats and bundles. The obtained fibers were visualized by confocal fluorescence microscopy to confirm the continuous core-shell structure and encapsulation feasibility for biologically active components, selectively in the fiber core and shell. The results provide a firm basis to draw the conclusion that electrospun core-shell fiber mats have tremendous potential for biomedical applications as drug carriers, photocatalysts, and wound dressings. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Materials Science and Nanoengineering (ICMSN-2022))
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

12 pages, 9635 KiB  
Article
Extremely Narrow and Actively Tunable Mie Surface Lattice Resonances in GeSbTe Metasurfaces: Study
by Lei Xiong, Hongwei Ding, Yuanfu Lu and Guangyuan Li
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(4), 701; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12040701 - 20 Feb 2022
Cited by 7 | Viewed by 2158
Abstract
Mie surface lattice resonances (SLRs) supported by periodic all-dielectric nanoparticles emerge from the radiative coupling of localized Mie resonances in individual nanoparticles through Rayleigh anomaly diffraction. To date, it remains challenging to achieve narrow bandwidth and active tuning simultaneously. In this work, we [...] Read more.
Mie surface lattice resonances (SLRs) supported by periodic all-dielectric nanoparticles emerge from the radiative coupling of localized Mie resonances in individual nanoparticles through Rayleigh anomaly diffraction. To date, it remains challenging to achieve narrow bandwidth and active tuning simultaneously. In this work, we report extremely narrow and actively tunable electric dipole SLRs (ED-SLRs) in Ge2Se2Te5 (GST) metasurfaces. Simulation results show that, under oblique incidence with TE polarization, ED-SLRs with extremely narrow linewidth down to 12 nm and high quality factor up to 409 can be excited in the mid-infrared regime. By varying the incidence angle, the ED-SLR can be tuned over an extremely large spectral region covering almost the entire mid-infrared regime. We further numerically show that, by changing the GST crystalline fraction, the ED-SLR can be actively tuned, leading to nonvolatile, reconfigurable, and narrowband filtering, all-optical multilevel modulation, or all-optical switching with high performance. We expect that this work will advance the engineering of Mie SLRs and will find intriguing applications in optical telecommunication, networks, and microsystems. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Materials Science and Nanoengineering (ICMSN-2022))
Show Figures

Figure 1

9 pages, 6288 KiB  
Article
SnSe-Coated Microfiber Resonator for All-Optical Modulation
by Lei Chen, Jingyuan Ming, Zhishen Zhang, Jumei Shang, Lingyun Yu, Heyuan Guan, Weina Zhang, Zefeng Xu, Wentao Qiu, Zhe Chen and Huihui Lu
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(4), 694; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12040694 - 19 Feb 2022
Cited by 1 | Viewed by 1843
Abstract
In this study, a tin monoselenide (SnSe)-based all-optical modulator is firstly demonstrated with high tuning efficiency, broad bandwidth, and fast response time. The SnSe nanoplates are deposited in the microfiber knot resonator (MKR) on MgF2 substrate and change its transmission spectra by [...] Read more.
In this study, a tin monoselenide (SnSe)-based all-optical modulator is firstly demonstrated with high tuning efficiency, broad bandwidth, and fast response time. The SnSe nanoplates are deposited in the microfiber knot resonator (MKR) on MgF2 substrate and change its transmission spectra by the external laser irradiation. The SnSe nanoplates and the microfiber are fabricated using the liquid-phase exfoliation method and the heat-flame taper-drawing method, respectively. Due to the strong absorption and enhanced light–matter interaction of the SnSe nanoplates, the largest transmitted power tunability is approximately 0.29 dB/mW with the response time of less than 2 ms. The broad tuning bandwidth is confirmed by four external pump lights ranging from ultraviolet to near-infrared. The proposed SnSe-coated microfiber resonator holds promising potential for wide application in the fields of all-optical tuning and fiber sensors. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Materials Science and Nanoengineering (ICMSN-2022))
Show Figures

Figure 1

Review

Jump to: Research

23 pages, 6812 KiB  
Review
Insights on Shear Transfer Efficiency in “Brick-and-Mortar” Composites Made of 2D Carbon Nanoparticles
by Fabrizia Cilento, Alfonso Martone and Michele Giordano
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(8), 1359; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12081359 - 15 Apr 2022
Cited by 8 | Viewed by 1873
Abstract
Achieving high mechanical performances in nanocomposites reinforced with lamellar fillers has been a great challenge in the last decade. Many efforts have been made to fabricate synthetic materials whose properties resemble those of the reinforcement. To achieve this, special architectures have been considered [...] Read more.
Achieving high mechanical performances in nanocomposites reinforced with lamellar fillers has been a great challenge in the last decade. Many efforts have been made to fabricate synthetic materials whose properties resemble those of the reinforcement. To achieve this, special architectures have been considered mimicking existing materials, such as nacre. However, achieving the desired performances is challenging since the mechanical response of the material is influenced by many factors, such as the filler content, the matrix molecular mobility and the compatibility between the two phases. Most importantly, the properties of a macroscopic bulk material strongly depend on the interaction at atomic levels and on their synergetic effect. In particular, the formation of highly-ordered brick-and-mortar structures depends on the interaction forces between the two phases. Consequently, poor mechanical performances of the material are associated with interface issues and low stress transfer from the matrix to the nanoparticles. Therefore, improvement of the interface at the chemical level enhances the mechanical response of the material. The purpose of this review is to give insight into the stress transfer mechanism in high filler content composites reinforced with 2D carbon nanoparticles and to describe the parameters that influence the efficiency of stress transfer and the strategies to improve it. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Materials Science and Nanoengineering (ICMSN-2022))
Show Figures

Figure 1

37 pages, 8314 KiB  
Review
Nanostructured Coatings: Review on Processing Techniques, Corrosion Behaviour and Tribological Performance
by Sheikh Aamir Farooq, Ankush Raina, Sanjay Mohan, Ramachandra Arvind Singh, Subramanian Jayalakshmi and Mir Irfan Ul Haq
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(8), 1323; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12081323 - 12 Apr 2022
Cited by 26 | Viewed by 4740
Abstract
Corrosion and tribology are surface phenomena. Modifying surfaces of materials without resorting to altering their bulk properties is an effective route to alleviate corrosion, friction and wear, encountered in engineering applications. With the advancements in the field of nanotechnology, surface protective coatings with [...] Read more.
Corrosion and tribology are surface phenomena. Modifying surfaces of materials without resorting to altering their bulk properties is an effective route to alleviate corrosion, friction and wear, encountered in engineering applications. With the advancements in the field of nanotechnology, surface protective coatings with nanomaterials can be readily developed to explore their functionality in mitigating chemical/physical damage of surfaces. Surface protection enhances performance and operating lifetimes of industrial machinery components. This review presents insights on various types of recently developed nanostructured coatings, their synthesis routes, corrosion behaviour and tribological performance. It provides the state-of-the-art information on the development of nanostructured coatings, namely, ceramic coatings, metallic coatings and nanocomposite coatings with metal and polymer matrices. Biomimetic approaches in making nanostructured coatings and challenges encountered in the development of nanostructured coatings are highlighted. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Materials Science and Nanoengineering (ICMSN-2022))
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

Back to TopTop