Special Issue "Ordered Mesoporous Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2014)
Prof. Dr. Jordi Sort
1 Departament de Física, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, E-08193 Bellaterra, Spain
2 Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), Pg. Lluís Companys 23, E-08010 Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: metallic alloys; composite materials; nanomaterials; biomaterials; thin films; nanoporous materials; surface treatments; mechanical performance; magnetism
Interest in mesoporous materials is fostered by their widespread technological application in diverse areas, such as heterogeneous catalysis, gas sensors, solid electrolytes for rechargeable batteries, supercapacitors or optoelectronic and magnetic devices, amongst others. With a pore size of 2–50 nm, tunable pore topologies and extremely large surface areas, mesoporous materials hold a privileged position between zeolites and macroporous materials. Ordered mesoporous powders can be synthesized using two different approaches: soft-templating and hard-templating methods, whereas ordered mesoporous thin films are typically synthesized by the evaporation induced self-assembly (EISA) method.
This Special Issue is aimed at providing selected contributions on advances in the synthesis, characterization and application of non-siliceous, inorganic, ordered mesoporous materials in both powder and thin film forms. The range of materials includes metal oxides, metals, semiconductors, carbons, and nitrides. Special emphasis is laid on their potential uses in energy storage and conversion and magnetism.
Prof. Dr. Jordi Sort
Dr. Eva Pellicer
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- ordered mesoporous inorganic materials
- mesoporous powders
- mesoporous films
- templating, evaporation induced self assembly, magnetic properties, electrocatalysis
- solar cells, fuel cells, batteries