Special Issue "From Molecules to Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2011).
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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Nanomaterials cross a bridge between bulk materials and substances on atomic/molecular scale. With dimensions generally between 1 and 100 nanometres, nanomaterials have shown various novel and interesting characteristics. The chemical and physical properties of nanomaterials may differ significantly from those of bulk materials, but they may also ‘inherit’ properties from atoms/molecules. There has been a tremendous research interest in studying the scale between molecules and nanomaterials. The combined special issue on “From Molecules to Nanomaterials” for the journals International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067) and Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991) will focus on this transition area. We invite submissions of original research articles or comprehensive reviews on, but not limited to, the following topics:
- novel characterization method in molecular science and nanomaterials
- computation and computer modelling of molecules, clusters and/or nanostructures molecular and polymer self-assembly
- new developments of molecular science in biological, medical and chemical applications (with link to nanomaterials)
- new synthesis and processing methods for nanostructured materials from molecular precursors
- manipulation and patterning of low-dimensional materials
- functionalization and new applications of nanomaterials (with link to molecular sciences)
- energy-related nanomaterials and hybrid nanocomposite materials
- novel concepts for nanomaterials and/or molecular sciences
Associate Professor Jiye (James) Fang
- nanostructures (nanocrystals, nanowires, …)
- molecular and polymer self-assembly
- synthesis and nano-manipulation
- quantum dots