Journal of Nanomaterials

Self-Assembly Techniques for Nanofabrication


Publishing date
10 Jan 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
23 Aug 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA

2Department of Chemical engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA

3Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76207, USA


Self-Assembly Techniques for Nanofabrication

Description

Self-assembly is a type of process in which a disordered system with preexisting components forms an organized structure or pattern as a consequence of specific, local interactions among its components without any external direction. Self-assembly of nanoparticles and subsequent formation of well-defined micro- and nanostructures have multiple interesting applications in nanosciences and nanotechnology. Such a mechanism relies on weak noncovalent bonds, such as hydrogen and ionic bonds, or van der Waals and hydrophobic interactions, and it can be applied to fabricate various complex micro- and nanostructures, such as flowers, tubes, rods, micelles, films, membranes, mesophases, particles, and hollow structures.

In this special issue, we invite interested scientists to submit original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand various self-assembly mechanisms/processes and their fundamental novel properties. We are particularly interested in articles describing novel growth mechanisms and interesting physical and chemical properties of self-assembled nano/microstructures. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Synthesis, characterization, and applications of self-assembled micro- and nanostructured materials
  • Synthesis, characterization, and applications of self-assembled biological materials
  • Self-assembly techniques for various oxide micro- and nanostructures formation for catalytic, optical, electronic, and energy 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/author/submit/journals/jnm/satna/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 530701
  • - Research Article

A Covalently Imprinted Photonic Crystal for Glucose Sensing

Fei Xue | Ting-rui Duan | ... | Zi-hui Meng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 341015
  • - Review Article

Function of Nanocatalyst in Chemistry of Organic Compounds Revolution: An Overview

Kanagarajan Hemalatha | Gunabalan Madhumitha | ... | Selvaraj Mohana Roopan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 534042
  • - Research Article

Influence of Anode Area and Electrode Gap on the Morphology of Nanotubes Arrays

Min Wang | Li Jia | Shuangmei Deng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 951858
  • - Review Article

Devastated Crops: Multifunctional Efficacy for the Production of Nanoparticles

G. Madhumitha | Selvaraj Mohana Roopan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 325827
  • - Research Article

The Geometry Variation of As-Grown Carbon Coils with Ni Layer Thickness and Hydrogen Plasma Pretreatment

Young-Chul Jeon | Semi Park | Sung-Hoon Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 793125
  • - Research Article

Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles by Chemically Modified Polyol Methods under Experimental Control

Nguyen Viet Long | Michitaka Ohtaki | ... | Masayuki Nogami
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 164953
  • - Research Article

A Three-Dimensional Enormous Surface Area Aluminum Microneedle Array with Nanoporous Structure

Po Chun Chen | Sheng Jen Hsieh | ... | Jun Zou
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