Journal of Nanomaterials

Light-Metal-Based Nanostructures for Energy and Biomedical Applications


Publishing date
05 Apr 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
16 Nov 2012

Lead Editor

1National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloy Net Forming and School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China

2Department of Imaging and Applied Physics, Curtin University, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia

3International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

4Unité Matériaux Et Transformations (UMET), CNRS UMR 8207, Université Lille 1, 59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

5School of Material Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai 201620, China


Light-Metal-Based Nanostructures for Energy and Biomedical Applications

Description

For the past centuries, metallic materials have been usually used for structural applications. Till recent years, some metallic materials, especially light metals such as Li, Mg, and Ti, are attracting increasing attention as functional materials owing to their superior functional properties for energy and biomedical applications. For example, Mg has a high hydrogen storage capacity up to 7.6 wt%, a high specific capacity as battery electrodes, and a good biocompatibility as biodegradable implants. These superior properties render the possibility of applying light-metal-based alloys/compounds in energy and biomedical industries. However, light-metal-based materials are facing some serious disadvantages when used for energy and biomedical applications, such as sluggish hydriding/dehydriding kinetics for hydrogen storage, slow ion embedding speed for battery electrodes, and poor corrosion resistance in body fluids. These shortcomings have strongly limited their further industrial applications. One of the efficient approaches to solve these problems is to create nanostructures in light-metal-based materials so that their global performance as functional materials can be highly improved.

We are here inviting investigators to contribute their original research articles as well as review articles on light-metal-based nanostructures for energy and biomedical applications. Emphasis will be placed on the advances in design, preparation, and characterization of nanostructures in light-metal-based materials with the aim of improving their functional properties for energy- and biomedical-related applications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Nanostructured light-metal-based materials for hydrogen storage
  • Nanostructured light-metal-based materials for rechargeable Li/Mg batteries
  • Nanostructured light-metal-based materials for energy conversion
  • Nanostructured light-metal-based biomaterials
  • Design of light-metal-based nanostructures through first principle or molecular dynamic simulations
  • Surface nanocrystallization of light-metal-based materials for biomedical applications

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 2013
  • - Article ID 203542
  • - Editorial

Light-Metal-Based Nanostructures for Energy and Biomedical Applications

Jianxin Zou | Craig Buckley | ... | Kemin Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 503256
  • - Research Article

Formation of Surface Nano- and Textured Austenite Induced by Pulsed Electron Beam Irradiation under Melting Mode

K. M. Zhang | J. X. Zou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 864985
  • - Research Article

Effect of Nano-Magnesium Hydride on the Thermal Decomposition Behaviors of RDX

Miao Yao | Liping Chen | ... | Jinhua Peng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 101508
  • - Research Article

Applied Pressure on Altering the Nano-Crystallization Behavior of Al86Ni6Y4.5Co2La1.5 Metallic Glass Powder during Spark Plasma Sintering and Its Effect on Powder Consolidation

X. P. Li | M. Yan | ... | M. Qian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 603586
  • - Research Article

Surface Nanocrystallization of 3Cr13 Stainless Steel Induced by High-Current Pulsed Electron Beam Irradiation

Zhiyong Han | Le Ji | ... | Qingfeng Guan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 978568
  • - Review Article

Nanostructure Formations and Improvement in Corrosion Resistance of Steels by Means of Pulsed Electron Beam Surface Treatment

K. M. Zhang | J. X. Zou | T. Grosdidier
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 542878
  • - Research Article

Antibacterial Coating Incorporating Silver Nanoparticles by Microarc Oxidation and Ion Implantation

Peng Zhang | Zhiguo Zhang | Wei Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 281841
  • - Research Article

Thermodynamic Property Study of Nanostructured Mg-H, Mg-Ni-H, and Mg-Cu-H Systems by High Pressure DSC Method

Huaiyu Shao | Gongbiao Xin | ... | Etsuo Akiba
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 907503
  • - Research Article

Low Temperature Synthesis of Hexagonal Shaped α-Al2O3 Using a Solvothermal Method

A-Young Kim | Hyun Soo Kim | ... | Misook Kang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 480482
  • - Research Article

Study on Nanostructures Induced by High-Current Pulsed Electron Beam

Bo Gao | Yi Hao | ... | Wenyuan Wu
Journal of Nanomaterials
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