Special Issue "Multifunctional Applications of Semiconductor-Based Nanomaterials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. David Maria Tobaldi
Guest Editor
DEMaC & CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: (i) Surface functionalisation of construction materials and coatings to develop novel light-activated multifunctional materials; (ii) Multifunctional applications of semiconductor-based nanomaterials (photocatalysis, photochromism, electrochromism, light-to-energy functionalisations)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Semiconductors and nanomaterials are key materials in technological progress in the 21st century. Semiconductors play a vital part in the development of technologies spanning (but not limited to) generation, storage, conversion, distribution, and policy. They are also essential materials for the rising digital age—in fact, in a way, their driving force. Nanostructured materials provide solutions to problems that cannot be dealt with using conventional technologies.

In this context, obtaining advanced nanostructured multifunctional semiconducting materials exhibiting several coexisting properties is one of the most exciting and innovative research topics of our times. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials, “Multifunctional Applications of Semiconductor-Based Nanomaterials”, is devoted to research works dealing with nanostructured semiconductor materials having multifunctional applications. A special view will be given to light-activated semiconductor nanomaterials for electronic, sensing, (photo-) and electrocatalytic applications. Those materials are indeed envisioned to be key elements for electronic systems, computing, serving communications, sensors, environmental remediation, green and clean energy generation, and preservation of cultural heritage.

It is thus our pleasure to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue with your research article, communication or review.

Dr. David Maria Tobaldi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Multifunctionality
  • Metal oxide semiconductors
  • Light-to-energy
  • Environmental remediation
  • Preserving cultural heritage
  • (Micro-)electronic materials
  • Photocatalysis
  • Nanostructured materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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