Special Issue "Epitaxial Self-Assembly of Magnetic Nanostructures"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Ilan Goldfarb
Guest Editor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel;Research Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
Interests: materials science; surface science; nanoscience and nanotechnology; epitaxial growth; self-assembly and self-organization on surfaces; functional nanostructures; scanning tunneling microscopy; photoelectron spectroscopy; electronic structure and properties of thin films

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The last three decades have been revolutionary for the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. This revolution has been facilitated by an immense progress in the methods of nanostructure fabrication, allowing for a more precise control over the size, shape, and position of the synthesized nanostructures, accompanied by a practically simultaneous development of higher-resolution characterization tools, such as scanning probe microscopy (SPM, most notably in a scanning tunneling mode (STM)), and aberration-corrected high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM).   

Most research efforts were naturally drawn to exploration of quantum confinement and single-electron tunneling effects in low-dimensional nanostructures, driven by the need to develop new-generation optoelectronic technology. Magnetic properties of nanometric size structures have received less attention in spite of the ever-growing demand for higher-density data storage and spintronic devices. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will be dedicated to recent advances in magnetism of epitaxially self-assembled nanostructures, including experimental and theoretical aspects of growth and evolution of epitaxial nanostructures, their structural and magnetic ordering and phase transformations, and the resulting individual and collective magnetic behavior of nanostructure arrays. One of the most important questions we shall attempt to address is to what extent the observed magnetism is governed by intrinsic (bulk-like) and extrinsic (size effect) contributions. 

Prof. Ilan Goldfarb
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Advanced synthesis and characterization
  • Advanced theoretical methods
  • Origins of magnetism in nanostructures
  • Bulk and size/shape effects
  • Individual and collective behavior
  • Interacting and non-interacting ensembles

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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