Special Issue "Plasma Based Nanomaterials and Their Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: plasma sources; electrical discharges; plasma processing; atmospheric pressure cold plasmas; plasma with liquids; synthesis; characterization and utilization of nanomaterials; composite materials; hybrid materials; thin films and multilayers; surface modification; nanomembranes; plasma decontamination
Processing materials at nanoscale requires tiny entities as atoms, molecules, electrons, ions, and photons, and plasma is a way to produce and control them. Accordingly, a large number of plasma-based procedures, techniques, and instruments have been developed, where plasma imparts reactivity, directionality, charging to species performing the processing. Plasma processing, traditionally performed in vacuum and gas phase, was extended successfully in recent decades to atmospheric pressure and liquid phase.
The goal of this issue is to explore the interrelation between plasma and materials across the atomic scale (plasma species, atoms, and molecules), nanoscale (individual nano-objects like nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanowires, nanosheets, nanocrystals, etc.), microscale (assembled nanostructures in thin films, layers, composites, hybrid nanomaterials), and macroscale (nanomaterial-based devices such as sensors, micro-actuators, electronic chips, micro-supercapacitors, membranes, etc.). A few examples of the envisaged topics are:
- Plasma processes, systems and methods for nanomaterial fabrication and processing;
- Carbon nanostructure fabrication (graphene, carbon nanowalls, nanotubes, fullerene, diamond nanocrystals, nanoparticles, etc.) by plasma and its applications;
- Gas phase preparation of nanoparticles by plasma (PECVD and PVD methods, including laser ablation);
- Magnetron sputtering gas aggregation (MSGA) processes for cluster and particle fabrication;
- Hybrid nanomaterials and nanocomposites by plasma and laser processing and their applications;
- Surface nanostructuration by plasma;
- Preparation and processing of nanomaterials by plasma in liquid;
- Fabrication and processing of nanomaterials and nanostructured materials by atmospheric pressure cold and thermal plasmas;
- Devices and applications of plasma fabricated nanomaterials in engineering, energy, catalysis and photocatalysis, sensing, biology, medicine, and the environment.
We await your contribution in the topics above or other relevant topics with great interest.
Prof. Dr. Gheorghe Dinescu
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- Plasma synthesis of nanomaterials
- Plasma in liquid
- Cold atmospheric plasma
- Magnetron sputtering gas aggregation
- Pulsed laser ablation
- Plasma deposition
- Surface plasma modification
- Nano structuration
- Carbon nanomaterials
- Antimicrobial coatings