Special Issue "Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructured Templated Materials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: synthesis and characterization of nanostructured templated materials; the biophysics of proteins and ligand-protein interactions; complexation of different proteins with amphiphilic ligands (surfactants, lipids and drugs)
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The design and synthesis of nanomaterials or nanostructures’ templated materials has been one of the most dynamic activities over the last decade not only from a scientific point of view but also from an industrial perspective. Another of its most noteworthy features is the exceptional multidisciplinarity shown since its inception, where engineers, physicists, and chemists joined their knowledge and skills to satisfy the technological, medical, and social expectations. Traditionally, nanostructured materials’ manufacturing processes have been classified into top–down and bottom–up methods. In top–down techniques, nanomaterials are produced from macroscopic entities without any type of control at the molecular or atomic level. Bottom–up techniques, on the other hand, allow us to build materials from their atomic or molecular components through self-assembly. This requires a deeper understanding of the type of interactions that take place at that scale but achieves more complex structures with fewer defects. Despite the apparent simplicity of this classification, the huge number of possible components, the wide variety of synthesis routes, the improvement in experimental equipment, and the incorporation of computational techniques (including recent machine learning tools) offers us a horizon with infinite possibilities. The main objective of this Special Issue is to give a broad and current view of some of the most active lines of research in the field of nanostructured templated materials that stand out for their demand or originality from the point of view of applications and/or methodology.
Prof. Dr. Juan M. Ruso
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