Special Issue "Nanosurface Science: The Challenge to Design the Ideal Nanocomposite Materials"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 11 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Maria José Esplandiu
Guest Editor
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: nanotechnology; nano and micropumps; micromotors; surface science
Dr. Julio Bastos-Arrieta
Guest Editor
Physical Chemistry, TU Dresden, Zellescher Weg 19, 01069Dresden, Germany
Interests: nanoparticles; surface science; nanocomposite; micromotors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The broad field of study of Material Sciences includes the evaluation/properties of existing materials, synthesizing and characterizing novel, efficient, and greener ones. Furthermore, in perspective, material science pursues the estimation feasible properties of materials that have not yet been realized or invented. Therefore, there is the objective to overcome with new efficient and low-cost methodologies for the preparation of novel materials. Taking that into account, the incorporation of nanomaterials into larger-scale materials generates a nanocomposite. Nanocomposites consist of hybrid complex materials, at least one of whose components remains in nanoscale. Currently, the field of nanocomposites is extensively developed, including materials like polymeric membrane, carbon nanoallotropes, and even micromotors. All these have in common the application of surface science principles in order to enhance the desired properties of the novel hybrid material. The main aim of this Special Issue is to compile the latest advances in the application of (nano)surface science to the design of enhanced nanocomposites, including ion exchange, polymeric science, electrochemistry, and others.

Dr. Maria José Esplandiu
Dr. Julio Bastos-Arrieta
Guest Editors


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  • surface science
  • nanocomposite
  • nanotechnology
  • membranes
  • ion exchange
  • nanoparticles

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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