Special Issue "The Synthesis, Assembly, Property and Application of Nanocrystals"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (26 July 2019).
Prof. Dr. Jiye (James) Fang
Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA
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Interests: synthesis of shape- and size-controlled metallic nanocrystals and their electrocatalytic applications in fuel cells (both anode and cathode); self-assembly and superstructure of nanopolyhedra (both single- and binary compositions); synthesis of semiconductor nanocrystals and their thermoelectric/photovoltaic applications; synthesis of 1D and core-shell structured functional nanomaterials; high-pressure exploration of nanopolyhedron-based superlattices
Research interest in nanocrystals has continued to rapidly grow during the last decade. Such efforts include the development of new synthesis methods, opinions and insights of advanced structural understanding, and exploration of novel properties. The study of these nanocrystal-based materials has promoted the improvement and advancement of structural, optical, magnetic and electronic characterization techniques in the nanoscale. Investigation of nanocrystals has also demonstrated both the academic and technological importance, and offered great research opportunities within cross-disciplinary areas.
I invite authors to contribute original research articles or comprehensive review papers, including the most recent progress and new development in the synthesis, characterization, assembly, design and analysis, utilization and application of nanocrystals. This Special Issue aims to cover a broad spectrum of this subject, from experimental preparation to theoretical prediction. The format of welcomed manuscripts consists of research articles, review articles and short communications. Potential nanocrystal topics include, but are not limited to:
- Novel synthesis and characterization of nanocrystals;
- Nanocrystal structure and manipulation;
- 2D and 3D assembly of nanocrystals, superlattices and superstructure determination;
- Development of advanced methods for nanocrystal analysis;
- Theoretical design and prediction of nanocrystals and supercrystals;
- Nanocrystal and supercrystal simulation;
- Nanocrystals for chemical, (photo-) catalytic and electrocatalytic applications;
- Nanocrystals for electronic, photonic and optoelectronic applications;
- Nanocrystals for sensing, magnetic, thermal, thermoelectric, photovoltaic, battery and supercapacitor applications;
- Nanocrystals for nanomedicine (such as drug delivery), diagnostic, imaging, labeling and other biological/medical applications;
- Nanocrystals for environmental, energy and sustainability applications, and for other related topics.
Prof. Dr. Jiye (James) Fang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- new feature of nanocrystals
- surface structure
- nanocrystal property