Special Issue "Current Review in Nanofabrication and Nanomanufacturing"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanofabrication and Nanomanufacturing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Mikhael Bechelany
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The tuning of the morphology, size, porosity, organization, crystallinity, and chemical composition of materials at nanoscale, as well as their interfaces (surface charge, chemical function, hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity, etc.), are crucial to control their properties and allow their applications in various fields, such as electronics, photonics, energy, life sciences, and the environment.

The aim of this Special Issue is to assemble high-quality reviews on nanoprocessing approaches allowing to create novel nanostructures and architecture using innovative synthesis, fabrication, and manufacturing methods, enabling the control of their properties as well as their applications. Reviews related to the following topics will be highly encouraged.

  • Synthesis, fabrication, and manufacturing of nanostructured and nanoscale materials;
  • Design of nanoparticles and clusters with control morphology and complex structures (core/shell, alloy, etc.);
  • Formation of 1D nanostructures (nanofibers, nanotubes, nanorods, etc.);
  • 2D materials and their heterostructures;
  • Coatings and thin films;
  • Hybrid nanostructures (organic/inorganic);
  • Nanocomposites;
  • Self-assembly and organization;
  • Nanostructured materials such as Zeolies, MOFs, and membranes.

Reviews related to the applications of these nanomaterials in different fields, such as health, environment, and renewable energy, will also be considered. Reviews related to prospective materials design, original materials properties, and innovative characterization techniques will be appreciated.

This is a joint Special Issue, accepted papers are published in the joint Special Issue in Nanomaterials or Nanomanufacturing (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomanufacturing/special_issues/Nano_fabrication).

Dr. Mikhael Bechelany
Guest Editor

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Nanocellulose-Based Materials for Water Treatment: Adsorption, Photocatalytic Degradation, Disinfection, Antifouling, and Nanofiltration
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(11), 3008; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11113008 - 09 Nov 2021
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Nanocelluloses are promising bio-nano-materials for use as water treatment materials in environmental protection and remediation. Over the past decades, they have been integrated via novel nanoengineering approaches for water treatment processes. This review aims at giving an overview of nanocellulose requirements concerning emerging [...] Read more.
Nanocelluloses are promising bio-nano-materials for use as water treatment materials in environmental protection and remediation. Over the past decades, they have been integrated via novel nanoengineering approaches for water treatment processes. This review aims at giving an overview of nanocellulose requirements concerning emerging nanotechnologies of waster treatments and purification, i.e., adsorption, absorption, flocculation, photocatalytic degradation, disinfection, antifouling, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis. Firstly, the nanocellulose synthesis methods (mechanical, physical, chemical, and biological), unique properties (sizes, geometries, and surface chemistry) were presented and their use for capturing and removal of wastewater pollutants was explained. Secondly, different chemical modification approaches surface functionalization (with functional groups, polymers, and nanoparticles) for enhancing the surface chemistry of the nanocellulose for enabling the effective removal of specific pollutants (suspended particles, microorganisms, hazardous metals ions, organic dyes, drugs, pesticides fertilizers, and oils) were highlighted. Thirdly, new fabrication approaches (solution casting, thermal treatment, electrospinning, 3D printing) that integrated nanocelluloses (spherical nanoparticles, nanowhiskers, nanofibers) to produce water treatment materials (individual composite nanoparticles, hydrogels, aerogels, sponges, membranes, and nanopapers) were covered. Finally, the major challenges and future perspectives concerning the applications of nanocellulose based materials in water treatment and purification were highlighted. Full article
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Application of Electrospinning in Antibacterial Field
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(7), 1822; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11071822 - 14 Jul 2021
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In recent years, electrospun nanofibers have attracted extensive attention due to their large specific surface area, high porosity, and controllable shape. Among the many applications of electrospinning, electrospun nanofibers used in fields such as tissue engineering, food packaging, and air purification often require [...] Read more.
In recent years, electrospun nanofibers have attracted extensive attention due to their large specific surface area, high porosity, and controllable shape. Among the many applications of electrospinning, electrospun nanofibers used in fields such as tissue engineering, food packaging, and air purification often require some antibacterial properties. This paper expounds the development potential of electrospinning in the antibacterial field from four aspects: fiber morphology, antibacterial materials, antibacterial mechanism, and application fields. The effects of fiber morphology and antibacterial materials on the antibacterial activity and characteristics are first presented, then followed by a discussion of the antibacterial mechanisms and influencing factors of these materials. Typical application examples of antibacterial nanofibers are presented, which show the good prospects of electrospinning in the antibacterial field. Full article
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