Special Issue "ZnO and TiO2 Based Nanostructures"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017) | Viewed by 88611
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Interests: metal-oxide nanostructures; TiO2 nanotubes; graphene; supercapacitors; nanotechnology; dye-sensitized solar cells
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Transition-metal oxide nanostructures are the focus of current research efforts in nanotechnology since they are the most common minerals on Earth, and also thanks to their special shapes, compositions, and chemical and physical properties. They have now been widely used in the design of energy saving and harvesting devices, such as lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, and even transistors, light emitting devices (LEDs), hydrogen production by water photolysis and its storage, water and air purification by degradation of organic/inorganic pollutants, bio-sensing devices, environmental monitoring by their applications in the fabrication of gas, humidity, and temperature sensors, and photodetectors.
In addition to the great application potentials, oxide-based nanomaterials, such as ZnO and TiO2, have recently revolutionized nanomaterial research thanks to their outstanding properties. They can be produced in different shapes (such as nanowires, nanobelts, nanorods, nanotubes, nanocombs, nanorings, nanohelixes/nanosprings, nanocages and nanosheets, and nanostars) depending on the synthesis routes, which range in techniques.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the most recent advances in ZnO and TiO2 nanostructures, concerning, not only the synthesis and characterization, but especially reports of their functional and smart properties to be applied in working devices. Applications of nanosized ZnO and TiO2 can range widely, from biomedical and drug delivery devices to piezoelectric and chemical sensors, and energy harvesting, conversion and storage devices.
Dr. Andrea Lamberti
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- Advanced synthesis
- Smart properties
- Multifunctional materials
- Energy harvesting/storage device
- Bio-materials and bio-devices