Special Issue "2D-Materials Combined with Nanoparticles for Sustainable Energy"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanocomposite Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 April 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Marcel Di Vece
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Guest Editor
Department of Physics, Milano University, Milano, Italy
Interests: nanoparticles; 2D materials; solar cells; nanophotonics; plasmonics; quantum dots; thin films; semiconductors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce this Special Issue on “2D Materials Combined with Nanoparticles for Sustainable Energy” for which we will seek work addressing humanity’s urgent need for sustainable energy by using the most recent developments in physics and materials science. Since the discovery of graphene, research on 2D materials using other materials with exciting properties has progressed to a point where many publications are appearing on the topic. Currently, the interaction of 2D materials with other nanoscale objects, such as nanoparticles, represents the forefront of this research effort. For example, plasmonic nanoparticles can enhance light absorption, and plasmon–exciton coupling changes the optical behavior. Combining 2D materials with quantum dots brings about an intriguing opportunity to tune the optical properties in favor of strong optical absorption, which is beneficial in solar cell applications. Using 2D materials as electrodes in catalytic reactions, for example, to produce solar fuels, represents another attractive research avenue with commercial and environmental benefits. Therefore, for this Special Issue, we look forward to publishing work on a wide range of topics using 2D materials combined with nanoparticles of any possible composition, configuration and application for sustainable energy solutions.

Prof. Marcel Di Vece
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • 2D material
  • nanoparticle
  • photovoltaics
  • catalysis
  • solar energy
  • solar fuel
  • plasmonics
  • quantum dots

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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