Special Issue "Nanomaterials Engineering through Surface Functionalization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will cover the most recent advances from experimental and theoretical studies in functionalization strategies for nanostructured platforms. The demand of engineered nanostructures has increased in the recent years, boosted by, e.g., the need for novel concepts in energy harvesting and storage, in sensing for diffuse environmental monitoring and health screening, as well as by the increasing impact of the IoT, demanding portability and self-powering. One way to engineer nanostructured materials is through functionalization, which can be achieved in different ways once a nanostructured platform has been created. Among these methods, the most popular rely on the addition of nanoparticles, nanorods, nanosheets of metals, metal oxides, semiconductors, and carbon-based nanomaterials. Another promising functionalization method is represented by the growth of ultrathin layers, including molecular layers, on nanostructured platforms leading to the formation of heterojunctions.
This Special Issue calls for papers on all experimental and theoretical studies in various aspects of nanostructured platform engineering through functionalization strategies. Experimental studies include the functionalization of nanostructured platforms and the characterization of their physical and chemical properties, including in situ, operando, and time-resolved spectroscopy probes, as well as the testing of device performances. Theoretical studies include ab initio simulation of the physical and chemical properties of nanostructures, surfaces, and heterointerfaces.
Dr. Luigi Sangaletti
Manuscript Submission Information
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- 2D materials
- energy harvesting
- energy storage
- ab initio calculations
- in situ, operando, and time-resolved spectroscopies