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Special Issue "Polyol Synthesis: A Versatile Wet-Chemistry Route for the Design and Production of Functional Inorganic Nanoparticles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Interests: Elaboration of chemically, structurally, and microstructurally controlled inorganic homo- and hetero-architected nanoparticles (metals, hydroxides, alkoxides, oxides, chalcogenides, halogenides, etc.) using the polyol process; Elucidation of the involved nanoparticle nucleation and growth mechanisms in solution, correlating the polyol synthesis conditions to the physico-biochemical nanoparticle properties; Nanoparticle design for electromagnetic-based technological applications in the field of renewable energy, biomedicine, or telecommunication.
Interests: Elaboration of chemically, structurally, and microstructurally controlled inorganic nanoparticles (metals, hydroxides, alkoxides, oxides, chalcogenides, halogenides, etc.) using the polyol process; Elucidation of the involved nanoparticle nucleation and growth mechanisms in solution, correlating the polyol synthesis conditions to the physico-biochemical nanoparticle properties
Polyol synthesis has emerged these last years as a powerful and scalable wet-chemistry route for the production of chemically and structurally controlled inorganic nanoparticles. Through a simple optimization of the operating synthesis conditions, it allows the design of well-shaped homo- and hetero-nanostructured metal, oxide, chalcogenide, halogenide, alkoxide, or hydroxide particles, with a great applicative interest for various technological fields, including renewable energy, human health, environment, telecommunications.
This Special Issue invites manuscripts concerning the synthesis of such functional nanoparticles, their characterization and upscaling with a particular emphasis on their applications through their integration in targeted electromagnetic-based devices. Original articles on synthesis strategies will be considered, including the preparation of metastable phases, original microtructures (nanoflowers, core-shell, hetero-coagulate, janus system, etc.), new compounds (carbon dots, etc.), and in situ nanohybrids (self-assembly in polyol, etc.). Articles describing polyol-made nanoparticle shaping (nanoconsolidates, functional inks, thin films, ferrofluids, etc.) and their succesful use in different technological and biotechnological fields are also recommended.
Prof. Ammar Souad
Prof. Fernand Fievet
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- Inorganic nanoparticles
- Nucleation and growth mechanisms
- Synthesis upscaling
- Nanoparticles self-assembly
- Functional nanomaterials