Special Issue "Mechanochemistry and Nanotechnology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 18 December 2021.
Interests: mechanochemical synthesis; kinetics; ball milling; chalcogenides–metal sulphides; selenides; selenospinels; nanostructured semiconductors; surfactant-assisted milling; surface-modified nanoparticles; industrial milling; physicochemical and optical properties
Mechanochemistry dealing with mechanochemical reactions that are induced by mechanical energy-milling has made significant progress in recent years. The identified hallmarks of this branch of chemistry include:
- Influencing reactivity by creating interphases in composite and multi/phase systems, by defects in solids and by the existence of relaxation phenomena;
- Creating well-crystallized cores of nanoparticles with disordered near-surface shell regions;
- Performing simple, dry, time-convenient one-step syntheses;
- Preparing nanomaterials, nanocomposites with properties set in advance;
- Scaling up to industrial production; and
- Feasibility of manufacturing under environmentally friendly and essentially waste-free conditions.
This Special Issue aims to collect scientific knowledge and examinations of all the “mechanochemists” conducting investigations in the field of Mechanochemistry and Nanotechnology covering all aspects from inorganic and organic mechanochemical synthesis, elucidation of the mechanism of the mechanochemical reactions, metal–organic frameworks, nano-structured semiconductors and advanced synthesis of nanomaterials for solar cells, thermoelectrics, energy, hydrogen storage, biological and environmental applications, crystal engineering, industrial application of mechanochemistry in nanotechnology, and development of new approaches and methodologies.
Dr. Marcela Achimovičová
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- mechanochemical synthesis
- nanostructured materials
- structural, morphological, and physicochemical characterization
- industrial milling
- new applications for nanotechnology