Special Issue "Molecular Self-Assembly in Nanotechnology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2021.
Interests: two-dimensional nanoarchitecture; nanomaterials; surface; interface; self-assembly; scanning tunneling microscopy
Molecular-self-assembly is a powerful method for engineering carbon-based nanoarchitectures at a molecular scale. This technique has received tremendous attention because of the multiple directions it offers to govern the arrangement of the molecules. Self-assembled organic nanostructures can be tailored at the atomic scale by exploiting numerous directional intermolecular interactions, such as hydrogen and halogen bonds. Specific hybrid organic architectures can also be engineered, taking advantage of metal-coordinated and organic–ionic compound interactions. In addition, several intermolecular reactions have also been identified to generate carbon nanoarchitectures via surface-assisted intermolecular covalent C−C coupling. The molecular shape, size, structure, nature, and position of the substituent groups, as well as the temperature, are thus the key parameters governing the self-assembly of nanoarchitectures. These multiple parameters offer nearly endless possibilities to engineer original and novel nanoarchitectures tailored at an atomic scale. The aim of this research is to create new nanomaterials with original internal structures and enhanced electronic properties for applications in nanotechnology, as nanoelectronics, gas sensing, photovoltaic, spintronics, and so on.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials attempts to cover the most recent advances in molecular-self-assembly, concerning not only concepts for synthesizing and engineering novel organic nanoarchitetctures, but also reports on the specific electronic properties of these systems and their applications in nanotechnology. The investigations focus on elucidating the interactions driving the molecular assembly, and also on assessing the local properties of the organic building blocks and those of the nanoachitectures.
Dr. Fabien Silly
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- intramolecular feature
- hydrogen bond
- halogen bond
- ionic-organic interaction