Special Issue "Pulsed Laser Deposited Nanostructures"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Cǎtǎlin Constantinescu
Guest Editor
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Interests: laser and plasma processing; nanostructures; surface treatments and interfaces; thin films; multilayers; coatings; chemical synthesis in materials science; colloids; photo-/colloidal lithography; vibrational spectroscopy; radiation and energetic particles characterization techniques; optical, electron, scanning probe microscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are planning a Special Issue of the journal Nanomaterials that may be of interest to you. As Guest Editor, I cordially invite you to submit a manuscript for consideration and possible publication in this Special Issue, entitled “Pulsed Laser Deposited Nanostructures”.

In this Special Issue, the aim is to cover all relevant aspects of laser processing in thin film deposition, nanostructures, nanomaterials, and nanocomposites. Accordingly, this Special Issue welcomes original research and review manuscripts on the challenges and trends covering fundamental and experimental research—from the development of new experimental concepts to the transfer, chemical transformation, high-resolution patterning of advanced nanomaterials to the design and fabrication of devices, applications in catalysis, ecology, and environmental protection.

Dr. Cǎtǎlin Constantinescu
Guest Editor

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  • laser processing
  • nanostructures
  • nanomaterials
  • thin films
  • multilayers
  • nanocomposites

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Printing of Crumpled CVD Graphene via Blister-Based Laser-Induced Forward Transfer
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(6), 1103; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10061103 - 02 Jun 2020
The patterning and transfer of a two-dimensional graphene film without damaging its original structure is an urgent and difficult task. For this purpose, we propose the use of the blister-based laser-induced forward transfer (BB-LIFT), which has proven itself in the transfer of such [...] Read more.
The patterning and transfer of a two-dimensional graphene film without damaging its original structure is an urgent and difficult task. For this purpose, we propose the use of the blister-based laser-induced forward transfer (BB-LIFT), which has proven itself in the transfer of such delicate materials. The ease of implementation of laser techniques reduces the number of intermediate manipulations with a graphene film, increasing its safety. The work demonstrates the promise of BB-LIFT of single-layer graphene from a metal surface to a SiO2/Si substrate. The effect of the parameters of this method on the structure of transferred graphene islands is investigated. The relevance of reducing the distance between irradiating and receiving substrates for the transfer of free-lying graphene is demonstrated. The reasons for the damage to the integrity of the carbon film observed in the experiments are discussed. The preservation of the original crystal structure of transferred graphene is confirmed by Raman spectroscopy. Full article
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Polarization and Dielectric Properties of BiFeO3-BaTiO3 Superlattice-structured Ferroelectrics
Authors: Yuji Noguchi
Affiliation: The University of Tokyo
Abstract: We investigate the polarization and dielectric properties of superlattice structured epitaxial thin films composed of BaTiO3 and BiFeO3 on single-crystal SrTiO3 substrates prepared by pulsed laser deposition to establish ferroelectric thin-film design. By reducing the thickness of the superlattice film below twenty unit cells, the remanent polarization and dielectric constant are enhanced. We conclude that a structural coupling via the interface between the BaTiO3 and BiFeO3 layers became dominant and also that the entire film can be regarded as a single ferroelectric layer having a distinct feature below this critical thickness. We propose that the control of the superlattice structure composed of two different ferroelectric layers below the critical thickness is effective for enhancing polarization and dielectric properties in ferroelectric films.

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