Journal of Nanomaterials

Nanomaterial Properties: Size and Shape Dependencies


Publishing date
13 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
24 Feb 2012

1Grégory Guisbiers, Institute of Mechanics, Materials, and Civil Engineering, Catholic University of Louvain, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

2Facultad de Ciencias Físico-Matemáticas, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico

3International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Av. Mestre José Veiga, 4715-330 Braga, Portugal


Nanomaterial Properties: Size and Shape Dependencies

Description

Properties of solids determined by their shapes and sizes are indeed fascinating and form the basis of the emerging field of nanoscience and nanotechnology that has been recognized as the key driver of significance in science, technology, and economics in the current century. Nanoscaled materials are offering a variety of novel features. New physical and chemical properties are expected to occur in such systems, arising from the large fraction of the undercoordinated atoms at the surface and from the confinement of electrons to a rather small volume.

Understanding how materials behave at tiny length scales is crucial for developing future nanotechnologies. The advances in theories coupled with characterization tools are the key to study the properties and capabilities and then to design devices with desired functionalities. The study of size and shape effects on material properties has attracted enormous attention due to their scientific and industrial importance, since nanomaterials have different properties from the bulk due to their high surface area over volume ratio and possible appearance of quantum effects at the nanoscale. The determination of nanomaterials properties is still in its infancy and many material properties are unknown or ill characterized.

We invite researchers to contribute original as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand how and why the properties of materials at the nanoscale depend on their size, and to develop new applications using nanoparticles, nanowires, and other structures at the nanoscale. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Nanoparticles, nanowires, nanotubes, and so forth
  • Simulation and theoretical calculation on nanosized materials
  • Physical and chemical formation methods and characterization techniques
  • Shape stability of nanostructures
  • Quantum entrapment and confinement effect in nanomaterials
  • The novel properties of nanosized materials
  • Applications of nanomaterials especially in catalysis, sensors, and so forth

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 180976
  • - Editorial

Nanomaterial Properties: Size and Shape Dependencies

Grégory Guisbiers | Sergio Mejía-Rosales | Francis Leonard Deepak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 708519
  • - Research Article

Phototriggered Production of Reactive Oxygen Species by TIO2 Nanospheres and Rods

Bianca Geiseler | Marko Miljevic | ... | Ljiljana Fruk
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 263915
  • - Research Article

Functionalization of Silica Nanoparticles for Polypropylene Nanocomposite Applications

Diego Bracho | Vivianne N. Dougnac | ... | Raúl Quijada
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 454759
  • - Research Article

Effect of Tetramethylammonium Hydroxide on Nucleation, Surface Modification and Growth of Magnetic Nanoparticles

Ângela L. Andrade | José D. Fabris | ... | José M. F. Ferreira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 387581
  • - Research Article

Glassy Carbon Electrode-Supported Au Nanoparticles for the Glucose Electrooxidation: On the Role of Crystallographic Orientation

M. Guerra-Balcázar | J. Torres-González | ... | F. Castañeda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 983470
  • - Review Article

Spark Plasma Sintering of Metals and Metal Matrix Nanocomposites: A Review

Nouari Saheb | Zafar Iqbal | ... | René Kirchner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 418281
  • - Research Article

Hybrid Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration: Chemotaxis and Physical Confinement as Sources of Biomimesis

Simone Sprio | Monica Sandri | ... | Anna Tampieri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 478153
  • - Research Article

Polycation-Capped CdS Quantum Dots Synthesized in Reverse Microemulsions

Karina Lemke | Joachim Koetz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 368268
  • - Research Article

Optical and Structural Properties of Silicon Nanocrystals Embedded in SiOx Matrix Obtained by HWCVD

A. Coyopol | G. García-Salgado | ... | J. Carrillo-López
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 490872
  • - Research Article

Nanomechanics of Nonideal Single- and Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

C. H. Wong | V. Vijayaraghavan
Journal of Nanomaterials
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