Special Issue "Scalable Fabrication Techniques for Nanostructures and Nanomaterials Facing Cutting-Edge Applications in Electronics, Energy, and Environment"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanofabrication and Nanomanufacturing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 534

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Anming Hu
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Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
Interests: nanomaterials; metals; smart materials; materials for environment and energy; light sensitive materials; biomass materials; materials for welding and joinning
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Dr. Wilhelm Pfleging
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
Interests: lithium-ion battery; energy storage materials; electrochemical analyses; laser technology, laser materials processing; laser ablation; micro/nanostructuring; laser-induced forward transfer; surface functionalization; micro/nanostructuring; laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy; material science
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Prof. Dr. Craig B. Arnold
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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
Interests: materials processing and fabrication; with applications in energy; optoelelectronics; sensing and nanotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Currently, the large-scale manufacturing of nanomaterials and nanostructures, and their assemblies into components, devices, and systems are of great interest. It is our pleasure to invite you to submit an article to this Special Issue of Nanomaterials, on the topic of "Scalable Fabrication Techniques for Nanostructures and Nanomaterials Facing Cutting-Edge Applications in Electronics, Energy, and Environment".

This Special Issue will focus on two novel fields. First, the invited papers can explore the relationship between scalable nanofabrication and precise manufacturing. They include functional devices that require the scalability of nanostructures, precision manufacturing is a growing market, and applications where the macroscopic manufacturing requires a manufacturing precision down to a sub-micrometer scale in either 2D surface engineering or 3D structure controls through additive manufacturing. Secondly, the invited papers will cover cutting-edge applications of nanofabrication and nanomaterials in electronics, energy, and the environment. These applications will be the driving force for the sustainable development of nanofabrication. We predict that nanofabrication will continue to be an important field for economic development and technological revolution through integrating modern precision manufacturing and addressing emergent applications in the aforementioned fields. Thus, the success of merging nanofabrication and precision manufacturing is contingent upon implementing functional devices based on nanofabrication and nanomaterials.

Dr. Anming Hu
Dr. Wilhelm Pfleging
Prof. Dr. Craig B. Arnold
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • nanofabrication
  • laser-based processing
  • precision manufacturing
  • nanojoining
  • portable/wearable electronics
  • energy devices
  • batteries and supercapacitors
  • environmental monitoring and remedy
  • optoelectronics
  • sensing
  • nanoelectronics

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High Temperature Tribological Performance of Steel/Copper Friction Pairs Lubricated with a Modified C-WS2-(Fe3O4 + TiN) Nanoadditives in Non-Copper Coated Solid Wires
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(12), 2091; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12122091 - 17 Jun 2022
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In this study, four kinds of nanoparticles, graphite, WS2, Fe3O4, and TiN, were used as lubricating additives for steel/copper friction pairs to solve the problem of welding contact tube wear with non-copper-coated solid wire at high temperature. [...] Read more.
In this study, four kinds of nanoparticles, graphite, WS2, Fe3O4, and TiN, were used as lubricating additives for steel/copper friction pairs to solve the problem of welding contact tube wear with non-copper-coated solid wire at high temperature. The single and composite nanoparticles have excellent dispersion stability in absolute ethanol under the action of the compound surfactant NaSTA + OA + PVP (i.e., sodium stearate, oleic acid, and polyvinylpyrrolidone). The tribological test results showed that the maximum decrement, with reference to the average coefficient of friction and wear volumes, were measured with nanoparticle concentration in 1:1:1 ratio at 300 °C. Compared with dry friction, the average friction coefficient and wear volume are reduced by 74.3% and 84.8%, respectively, which may be attributed to the formation of a stable tribo-film mainly composed of C–O, Fe2O3, WO3, TiO2, TiNxOy composite on the worn surface. Therefore, it is considered that the combined lubrication effects of the ball-bearing effect, repairing of worn surfaces, and the tribo-film resulted in the lowest friction and wear. Full article
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