Special Issue "Advanced Design and Properties of Elongated Nanoparticles"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Nadine Millot
Guest Editor
Université Bourgogne Franche Comté/CNRS, Dijon, France
Interests: nanomaterials; nanoscale physicochemical properties; characterisation techniques; superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles; titanate nanotubes and nanoribbons; soft chemistry; hydrothermal synthesis; nanohybrids; functionalization; biomedical applications; toxicity
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

At the nanoscale, the size and shape-dependent variation in properties of matter have long fascinated scientists. After the discovery of carbon nanotubes, being considered as the golden standard of 1D-nanostructure due to their unique properties, extensive attention has been given to the shape-dependent synthesis of other varieties of elongated nanoparticles. Their unique and fine-tuned physical and chemical properties make them ideal candidates for setting up new applications. Indeed, unusual properties emerge with added anisotropy. Especially elongated nanoparticles derived from metal oxides have been thoroughly studied. Since each nanoparticle has its own peculiarities, linked to its size, morphology, structure, surface, and chemistry, it is essential to develop new types of nanoparticles or to improve the properties of existing ones.

This Special Issue focuses on the synthesis, on the properties, and on the fields of application of anisotropic nanoparticles that may be nanotubes, nanowires, nanorods, nanoribbons, nanomultipods or elongated aggregates.

The format of welcomed articles includes full papers, communications, and reviews. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  1. Shape-dependent synthesis of elongated nanoparticles;
  2. Innovative nanohybrids, nanostructured ceramics or nanocomposites based on elongated nanoparticles;
  3. Anisotropic nanoparticles assembly;
  4. Original approaches of characterization of elongated nanoparticles;
  5. Reactivity, hardness, as well as magnetic, catalytic, and opto-electronic properties of elongated nanoparticles;
  6. Interaction of elongated nanoparticles with cells and tissus, evaluation of their toxicity/innocuity.

Prof. Dr. Nadine Millot
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Advanced design and synthesis
  • Original approaches of characterization
  • Nanoscale physicochemical properties
  • Design and preparation of thin films
  • Design and preparation of novel nanostructured ceramics or composites
  • Linear and nonlinear optical properties
  • Magnetic anisotropy Mechanical properties induced by elongated nanoparticles
  • SERS-based nanoparticles
  • Surface plasmon resonance
  • Biomedical applications (nanovectorization)
  • New sensors (biosensors, gas sensor)
  • Engineering applications for energy storage and conversion
  • Catalytic, photocatalytic properties
  • Environmental applications
  • Toxicity/innocuity

Published Papers

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