Special Issue "Current Trends in Colloidal Nanocrystals"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2015).
Interests: synthesis and characterization of colloidal nanocrystals; biomedical applications of colloidal nanoparticles; quantum dot imaging and sensing; nanoscintillators for nuclear radiation detection; nanophosphors; solar hydrogen; optoelectronic devices and materials; optoelectronic integrated circuits; memristors; spintronics
Interest in colloidal nanocrystals is fostered by their widespread potential applications in diverse areas, such as electronics, optoelectronics, photovoltaics, nanocomposites, chemical catalysis, environmental science, microscopy, magnetic resonance imaging, biology, medicine, and pharmacology, among others. This diversity of application makes colloidal nanocrystals one of the hottest research topics in the last decade. Novel applications are enabled by the unique properties of nanocrystals, such as the ability to tune their electronic structure and their optical, magnetic, and chemical properties by varying the physical size of the crystal. These unique properties are due to two main reasons: the quantum effects at the nanoscale, and a dramatic increase of the surface to volume ratio.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials is aimed at covering recent progress in colloidal nanocrystals. Previously unpublished papers are solicited that focus on novel insights and fundamental studies concerning the formation of colloidal nanocrystals, novel methods of controlling nanocrystal morphology, size, phase, composition, and doping, and novel characterization techniques. Special emphasis will be given to new contributions covering the synthesis and characterization of highly monodisperse colloidal nanocrystals fabricated in large volumes.
Prof. Dr. Marek Osiński
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- inorganic nanocrystals
- colloidal quantum dots
- synthesis of colloidal nanocrystals
- characterization of colloidal nanocrystals