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Development of Two-Dimensional Nanostructures

Call for Papers

Two-dimensional (2D) materials have become the focus of researchers working on nanomaterials because of their interesting optical and electronic properties that arise from their excellent semiconducting properties, quantum size effect associated with their ultrathin structure. The interesting surface and electronic properties of 2D materials have been explored in different fields and particularly promising research area is conversion of solar energy into chemical fuels which can solve the energy crisis and global environmental problems. The main advantage of 2D nanomaterials is that all of the catalytically active sites are exposed due to the atomically thin nature of the nanosheets.

Fabricating multiple components in a single nanosystem has attracted great interest as a result of the multifunctional properties or synergistic performance produced by heterointerfaces of the nanostructure. Development of these novel heteronanostructured catalysts with high performance, good durability, and low cost is still an extremely challenging and extremely urgent task in the renewable energy and functional devices. Therefore, in order to aim at the continuous progress in the fabrication of novel 2D functional materials and their related technologies, this journal will publish a new special issue devoted to recent achievements, hot topics, main problems, and critical reviews in the current field. Preference will be given to the 2D materials synthesis strategies, fabrication methods, and functional device applications. The proposed special issue also covers the chemistry behind the 2D materials synthesis and evaluation of optical, magnetic, and optoelectronic properties towards energy and technological applications.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • 2D materials synthesis and growth mechanism
  • Photocatalysts
  • Optoelectronic properties of 2D materials
  • Bandgap engineering
  • Solar energy conversion
  • Computational and modelling studies
  • Photoelectrochemical water splitting reactions
  • Interfacial engineering of 2D nanomaterials
  • Hybrid structures
  • Catalyst applications
  • Sensor devices
  • Photodetectors

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 17 August 2018
Publication DateJanuary 2019

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

Guest Editors

  • Venkata Reddy, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, Republic of Korea
  • Raghava Reddy, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Inturu Omkaram, Kyung Hee University, Global Campus, Suwon, Republic of Korea