Special Issue "Nanoscale 2D Structure and Self-Assembled Properties"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 12 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Michel Goldmann
Guest Editor
Institut des NanoSciences de Paris (INSP) Sorbonne Université BP 840 - 4 place Jussieu 75252 Paris, France
Interests: Physics and Surface of soft matter; Langmuir and Langmuir Blodgett monolayer and organic thin films; Self-assembly phenomena, structure and phases transitions; Hybrid systems metal-organic layers and nano-objects; Graphen Oxyde and ionic liquid monolayer

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to their fundamental and important influence on the physical and chemical properties of nanosystems, nanoscale 2D structures and self-assembly at surfaces and interfaces have attracted strong interest in recent years. Practically, they have affected various fields such as, for example, 2D physics, surface reactions in chemistry, or the role of organic film in biology. Although a general description resulting from the various interactions involved can be developed using simple models, many stable, unexpected situations have occurred in recent years, resulting apparently from specific driving forces or the need to consider the limited vertical perpendicular dimension (2D+ε). Accordingly, improving the generalisation and exploring our understanding of these situations is a real challenge for the next future. Experimentally, these systems are usually represented by mono or few layers composed of organic molecules, polymers, or nanoparticles deposited on various substrates. They generally present the strong advantage that they can be probed at almost all scales (macroscopic, mesoscopic, and microscopic) by thermodynamic, optic, and AFM microscopies; x-rays; and neutron scattering measurements, which should allow for a coherent and global description of the self-assembling processes observed.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims to present a broad range of examples or models in this subject from 2D transitions observed with simple (amphiphilic) and more complex (proteins) molecules or polymers, up to the surface behaviour of the pure nanoparticle layer or mixed with organic species.

The format of expected articles includes full papers, communications, and reviews.

Prof. Dr. Michel Goldmann
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Organic monolayer
  • Self assembled monolayer
  • Nanoparticles selfassembly
  • Membranes
  • Polymer film
  • Fluid interfaces
  • Surfactants
  • Adsorbed layers

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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