Special Issue "Wet Chemical Synthesis of Functional Nanomaterials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 January 2021).
Interests: nanomaterials; thin films; nanostructures; optoelectronic devices; semiconductor doping; transparent electrodes; metal oxides; nanofabrication
Interests: nanotechnology; self-assembly; sensors; nanomedicine; functional coatings; renewable energy production and chemical storage; aerosols; flame synthesis
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Wet chemical synthesis, also called solution processing, represents an accessible, versatile and powerful approach for synthesizing materials with excellent control of their structural, chemical and physical properties. This becomes of paramount importance when synthesizing functional nanomaterials, which require precise control and tunability of their properties, including size, shape, composition, surface chemistry, and crystal orientation, in order to achieve the desired performances. Remarkable advancements in the wet chemical synthesis of nanomaterials have been achieved in recent decades, however solution-based technologies still require improvements in order to fully compete with other processes (mostly utilizing high vacuum, such as sputtering, thermal evaporation, atomic layer deposition, plasma, etc.), which despite being generally expensive, are considered more effective in producing high-quality nanomaterials, especially for use in optics and electronics.
Given the strong industrial and academic interest in solution-processed nanomaterials, we invite authors to contribute either research articles or reviews to this Special Issue dedicated to the wet chemical synthesis of functional nanomaterials. We will consider manuscripts describing both the synthesis of novel nanomaterials, and/or their functional application.
A non-exhaustive selection of potential topics of interest is as follows:
- Synthesis of nanomaterials through sol–gel chemistry
- Design and synthesis of molecular precursors for nanomaterials
- Colloidal synthesis of nanoparticles (metal, oxides, semiconductors, dielectrics)
- Wet chemical synthesis of 2D materials
- Deposition of nanostructured thin film coatings from liquid precursors
- Fabrication of solution-processed devices (solar cells, LEDs, batteries, supercapacitors, gas and light sensors, transistors, etc.)
- Scale-up synthesis of nanomaterials (large batch reactions, flow chemistry, etc.)
We look forward to receiving your submissions to this exciting Special Issue of Nanomaterials!
Dr. Enrico Della Gaspera
Prof. Antonio Tricoli
Manuscript Submission Information
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- nanoparticle inks
- molecular precursors
- spray coating
- thin films