Special Issue "Sol-Gel Preparation of Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2018)
Prof. Dr. Erhard Kemnitz
Full University Professor, Chemistry Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Brook-Taylor-Str. 2, D-12489 Berlin, Germany
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Interests: mechanistic aspects of heterogeneously catalysed fluorination reactions, non-aqueous fluorolytic sol–gel synthesis of nanoscopic metal fluorides; nano metal fluorides as solid Lewis acids; nano metal hydroxide fluorides as biacidic Brønsted/Lewis acids and bases; metal fluoride sols for antireflective coating; inorganic–organic hybrid materials based on nano metal fluorides
Nanomaterial chemistry has become an extremely important area of research over the past 20 years. Although many different nanomaterials have already found industrial applications we are still just at the beginning of a new scientific and industrial revolution driven by the advances in nanomaterials science.
Over the past decades, many new synthesis techniques have been developed that give access to the fascinating world of nanomaterials with different chemical and physical properties. The sol-gel synthesis certainly is one of the most powerful synthesis routes in terms of the wide variety of synthesis approaches and technical applications. Especially the classical (aqueous) sol-gel synthesis route, mainly forced by the development of silica, was but still is in the focus of thousands of chemists and materials scientists worldwide.
However, motivated by new developments like atomic layer deposition, ALD, and others, non-aqueous sol-gel synthesis approaches have been developed recently, thus extending the synthesis access toward nanoscopic new materials.
Therefore, it is the intention of the Special Issue of Nanomaterials to present the current state-of-the-art in the sol-gel-based synthesis approaches towards nanomaterials. Characteristic properties and fields of applications of those materials may highlight the potential of these synthesis approaches. On a first glance, there is no restriction on classes of sol-gel formed nanomaterials as well as field of application. Therefore, in the present Special Issue, contributions from leading groups in the field with the aim of giving a balanced view of the current state-of-the-art in the sol-gel-synthesis field are invited.
Prof. Dr. Erhard Kemnitz
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- Sol-Gel Synthesis
- Mechanistic Synthesis Aspects