Special Issue "Supramolecular Nano-architectures"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2018).
Interests: nanoplasmonics; colloid chemistry; supramolecular chemistry; spectroscopy
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Interests: supramolecular photochemistry; molecular opto-electronics; hybrid materials; artificial photosynthesis; light-emitting devices
From the second half of the last century, research on supramolecular chemistry has attracted growing interest from the worldwide academic community and has allowed the emergence of cross-disciplinary studies at the frontiers between chemistry, physics, and biology. The development of bottom-up molecular and supramolecular approaches to assemble nano-architectures from nano-sized objects has achieved a high level of sophistication. Using synthetic strategies, where all facets of chemistry are involved (organic, inorganic, solid-state, polymer, biological), complex systems with functionalities beyond the reach of single molecules have been devised and have risen to the stage where they find applications in technologically-important fields. Several nano-structured systems are already being used as innovative advanced materials or as precursors to novel organic–inorganic hybrids, providing promising applications in optics, electronics, mechanics, membranes, functional and protective coatings, catalysis, sensors and biology.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to stimulate the publication of high-quality research articles, as well as reviews, that seek to address recent achievements in the preparation, characterization and application of supramolecular-designed nano-architectures, and exciting new developments in related aspects of supramolecular science, including future prospects and technological challenges.
Dr. Andrés Guerrero-Martínez
Dr. Fabio Cucinotta
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- synthetic supramolecular strategies
- hierarchically structured nano-systems
- organic and metal-organic nano-structured hydrogels
- opto-electronic properties of photonic
- plasmonic nano-structures
- supramolecular design of energy conversion systems
- magnetic nano-materials
- biohybrid nano-structures and their applications