Laser-assisted methods have been applied in producing nanoparticles, nanostructured thin films and three dimensional nanostructures and devices. Laser-assisted processes are able to efficiently fabricate desired nanomaterials in terms of size, shape and unique structures by varying laser wavelength, pulse duration, laser fluence and pulse repetition rate in properly selected media. It has been demonstrated that laser-assisted methods can be applied to an almost unlimited variety of materials such as metals, semiconductors, alloys, polymers and ceramics.
The special issue will address the technical results obtained within the last five years to summarise the most recent developments in the field.
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- Laser ablation techniques
- Laser-assisted chemical vapour deposition
- Nanomaterial synthesis techniques for metal/semiconductor/polymer/alloys/plasmonic/ceramic nanoparticles and nanowires
- Pulsed laser synthesis
- Ultrafast laser-based nanomaterial synthesis
- Laser nanofabrication
- Laser plasma-assisted treatment for nanostructuring
- Laser-based nanosynthesis in gaseous and aqueous environments
Manuscript due: 15 October, 2013 (extended)