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Aims and Scope

The overall aim of the Journal of Nanomaterials is to bring science and applications together on nanoscale and nanostructured materials with emphasis on synthesis, processing, characterization, and applications of materials containing true nanosize dimensions or nanostructures that enable novel/enhanced properties or functions. It is directed at both academic researchers and practicing engineers. Journal of Nanomaterials will highlight the continued growth and new challenges in nanomaterials science, engineering, and nanotechnology, both for application development and for basic research. All papers should emphasize original results relating to experimental, theoretical, computational, and/or applications of nanomaterials ranging from hard (inorganic) materials, through soft (polymeric and biological) materials, to hybrid materials or nanocomposites. Review papers summarizing the state of the art for a particular research field or tutorial papers, especially those emphasizing multidisciplinary views of nanomaterials and those related to significant nanotechnologies, are also welcome. Journal of Nanomaterials employs a paperless, electronic submission and evaluation system to promote a rapid turnaround in the peer review process.

Subject areas include (but are by no means limited to):

  • Nanoparticles, nanocrystals, colloids, sols, and quantum dots
  • Self-assemblies and directed assemblies (of moledules and nanoparticles)
  • Films, membranes, and coatings
  • Nanotubes, nanowires, nanofibers, nanorods, and nanobelts
  • Nanoporous, mesoporous, and microporous materials
  • Hierarchical structures and molecular-particle networks
  • Surface and interface sciences and engineering
  • Inorganic-organic hybrids or nanocomposites
  • Nanoceramics, metals, and alloys
  • Nanomaterials (atomic, molecular, and bulk) characterization techniques

Areas of nanomaterials engineering and applications include (but are not limited to):

  • Chemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical technologies
  • Catalysis, gas/liquid separations, and membrane reactors
  • Energy conversion and storage devices/systems such as fuel cells and solar cells
  • Electronics, photonics, and magnetics
  • Sensors
  • Medicinal, biological, and drug development
  • Environmental, building, transportation, telecommunications, and food technologies
  • Nuclear, aerospace, military, and national defense/security technologies