Special Issue "Nanomaterials Engineering by Green Techniques: Concepts and Applications"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2020.
Interests: nanomaterials synthesis; electrospun nanofibers; pulsed laser ablation; laser triggered smart nanocomposites; vibrational and electronical spectroscopies (micro-Raman, XPS); morphological techniques (SEM-EDX, DLS); nonlinear optical response (z-scan method)
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Low-dimensional materials are widely implemented as functional elements on surfaces and nano-hybrid systems, with a wide spectrum of technological applications in optoelectronics, biomedicine, catalysis, and energy science. The European Commission has highlighted that the total annual quantity of nanomaterials released on the global market has been around 11 million tons, with a market value of about 20 billion euros. Each application requires specific size, morphology, surface chemistry, purity, colloidal stability, and doping. The development of new synthesis methods that can be reliably scaled up to industrial production levels is now the target required to expand the applicative prospects of nanomaterials. Among green techniques, laser/matter interaction offers different synthesis pathways for the generation of nanoparticles: laser ablation of a solid target, fusion, and laser fragmentation. Particularly, the liquid pulsed laser ablation has demonstrated its versatility and reliability as a scalable synthesis method, while laser melting in liquid can promote the formation of high purity oxides or alloys that are difficult to produce by other methods. The goal of this Special Issue is to collect relevant contributions from various experts in the field of nanomaterials production to discuss the recent developments of green techniques.
The topics of this Issue cover a wide range of R&D fields but are not limited to the following:
- Green techniques fundamental aspects and consequent nanoparticles properties;
- The high throughput synthesis of laser-generated nanoparticles;
- Laser materials processing in the liquid phase: energy and environmental applications;
- Noble metal nanocolloids for SERS application in the biomedical field;
- The green synthesis of metal oxide nanomaterials for innovative sensors;
- The nonlinear optical properties of metallic-dielectric nanostructures.
Prof. Enza Fazio
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- Nanomaterials synthesis
- Pulsed laser ablation
- Laser annealing
- Metal oxide