Special Issue "Fractal Simplexity in Organic and Inorganic Nanoparticle Science"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Synthesis, Interfaces and Nanostructures".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Lubomir Spanhel
Guest Editor
University of Rennes 1, Rue du Thabor, 35000 Rennes, France
Masaryk University Brno, Žerotínovo nám. 617/9, 601 77 Brno, Czechia
Interests: inorganic–organic nanocolloids; doped nanoparticulate materials; sol–gel chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is well known that Nature shows structural iterations (memories) and self-similarities on many scales, albeit largely underestimated in educational and research plan programs. Establishment of the closely related chaos theory and underlying fractal geometry has brought about great advances in many scientific domains but, so far, not quite a new roadmap for tailoring organic and mineral nanoparticle formation processes. Accordingly, the aim of this Special Issue is to address emerging research activities devoted to complex nanocolloidal media. Therefore, of particular interest are combined mechanistic nucleation–growth studies that are one of the central pillars of current structural nanobioparticle sciences. The existing results show that tackling arising challenges related to fractal structure/property relationships will assure further progress in the fundamental understanding as well as advanced design and patterning of future nanoparticulate materials.

Prof. Dr. Lubomir Spanhel
Guest Editor

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  • iterative growth
  • self-similarity
  • fractal nanolattices
  • organic–inorganic nanostructures

Published Papers

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