A special issue of International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation
Recently, nanoscience and nanotechnology, as emerging multidisciplinary research fields (chemistry, physics, biology, materials science, engineering, medicine, etc.) have attracted special and considerable attention. The synthesis of materials at the nanoscale has shown an exceptional improvement of the material’s properties (thermal, optical, electrical, magnetic, mechanical, etc) as well as the discovery of new materials with novel properties, due to the fact that at the nanometer scale the materials posses high surface area, spatial confinement, less imperfections, etc. This leads to the exploration and development of new technological applications in various domains.
This special issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to nanoscience and nanotechnology, including the synthesis and characterisations of nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanostructures); and recent developments in some major applications such as renewable energy (e.g. hydrogen storage), biological and medical (e.g. cancer diagnosis and therapy), sensors, semiconductors, electronics and photonics, functional coating, composites, etc.
Topics covered by this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Synthesis routes of nanomaterials
- Characterisation methods at the nanoscale
- Nanomaterials for hydrogen storage
- Nanoparticles for biomedical applications
- Carbon nanostructures
- Nanostructured materials for nanoelectronics and photonics
- Nanostructured thin films
- Nanomaterials for catalysis
- Multiscale modelling at the nanoscale
Submission: 30 June 2009