Special Issue "Ceramic Nanocomposites and Their Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (22 January 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Sami Rtimi
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Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Interests: photocatalysis; supported catalysts; antibacterial; self-cleaning; characterization
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Prof. Dr. Giuseppina Pinuccia Cerrato
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Department of Chemistry, University of Turin, Torino, Italy
Interests: oxide-based materials for (photo)catalysis; standard and innovative synthetic procedures; physicochemical characterization
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Prof. Dr. Gianmario Martra
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Department of Chemistry, University of Torino, Italy
Interests: nature, structure, and reactivity of surface sites of nanoceramics; intended as catalysts, photocatalysts, and biomaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Understanding the basic chemical and physical phenomena may direct ceramic materials design. Ceramic materials include oxide and non-oxide ceramics, glass ceramics, amorphous inorganic materials, and their combinations with metal and organic materials. They can be in the form of particulates, thin/thick films, porous matrices, and/or composite structures.

During the last decades, novel processing techniques of ceramic materials have been developing, distinguished by the externally applied stresses and/or finishing post-treatment, namely: self-assembly approaches, ionic beams with different energies, electromagnetic fields, wet-chemistry coatings up to advanced atomic coatings. In addition, bio-inspired and bio-enabled ceramic materials’ design, testing, modelling, and upscaling has appeared recently in the open literature. The structural, optical, and oxidative behaviour of these new designs have been reported by means of advanced chemical and physical characterization techniques.

This Special Issue covers the design, preparation, testing, and characterization of novel ceramic-based materials and their applications. The SI welcomes contributions on (but not limited to) the following topics:

- Thermodynamic, phase transformations, and electronic properties and reactivity of ceramic nanomaterials

- Low-dimensional systems including 0-, 1-, and 2-D nanomaterials (graphene, DLC, and carbon nanotubes are also welcome)

- Ceramics for industrial and domestic applications presenting novel functionalities

- Ceramic surface finishing and conditioning for environmental applications

- Ceramics for nuclear fission and nuclear waste management

- Bio-inert and bioactive ceramics for biomedical applications and drug delivery

Dr. Sami Rtimi
Assoc. Prof. Giuseppina Pinuccia Cerrato
Prof. Dr. Gianmario Martra
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • ceramic materials
  • ceramics preparation
  • ceramics reactivity
  • optimization
  • ceramics surface characterization

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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