Journal of Nanomaterials

Nanocrystals-Related Synthesis, Assembly, and Energy Applications


Publishing date
01 Nov 2010
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 May 2010

Lead Editor

1State Key Laboratory of Superhard Materials, Jilin University, Changchun, China

2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

3Department of Physics, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia, USA


Nanocrystals-Related Synthesis, Assembly, and Energy Applications

Description

The aim of this special issue of Journal of Nanomaterials is to provide the readers with the latest achievement of nanocrystals-related synthesis, assembly, and energy applications. The unique size- and shape-tunable functionalities of nanocrystals have dramatically changed our perception of fundamental material properties, promising a new range of applications. To realize these extensive applications, the first step should be the design of appropriate synthetic strategies for high-quality nanocrystals. Although great progress on the synthesis of nanocrystals has been made in the last two decades, there is still lack of green and efficient approaches for the synthesis of safe nanocrystals acceptable for real-world applications. Another recent effort tends to employ the as-prepared nanocrystals as building blocks for self-assembly. Well-ordered self-assembly composed of tailored nanoscaled building blocks provides new opportunities to enhance the nanocrystal performance. The complex and lengthy procedures, however, make the design and construction of the nanocrystal self-assembly a great challenge in material science. Additionally, in response to the ever-growing energy demands along with the concerns of global warming and climate change, an enormous emphasis is placed on the exploration of energy saving, toward the deployment of “the cheapest, cleanest, fastest energy source”. In such an exploration, semiconductor nanocrystals are promising because of the facts that they have very high quantum yield, strong absorption, and high resistance to photo-oxidation, in contrast to the common emissive materials.

This special issue will be focused on the fundamental science and technical applications of nanocrystals, accompanied with our solicitation for research and review papers. It intends to cover the entire range of nanocrystals-related research in synthesis, characterization, functionalization, processing, computer modeling, assembly, films, nanocomposites, and devices for energy applications. Also, we welcome papers presenting fundamental understanding of nucleation and growth mechanisms in nanoscaled materials as well as their optical, electronic, and mechanical properties, their size dependence, and their surface features.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to the following areas:

  • Synthesis, processing, and assembly of nanocrystals
  • Characterization of nanoscaled materials
  • Fundamental phenomena, size-dependent features, and surface properties in nanocrystals
  • Surface functionalization of nanocrystals
  • Computer modeling and theoretical analysis in nanocrystals
  • Nucleation and growth mechanism of nanoscaled materials
  • Develop nanoscaled films and nanocomposites
  • Device design for 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/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 237050
  • - Editorial

Nanocrystals-Related Synthesis, Assembly, and Energy Applications

Quanqin Dai | Bo Zou | ... | Michael Z. Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 858961
  • - Research Article

Preparation and Characterization of Nanozeolite NaA from Rice Husk at Room Temperature without Organic Additives

Zahra Ghasemi | Habibollah Younesi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 190632
  • - Research Article

Structure and Optical Properties of Silicon Nanocrystals Embedded in Amorphous Silicon Thin Films Obtained by PECVD

B. M. Monroy | Aduljay Remolina Millán | ... | G. Santana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 303808
  • - Research Article

GISAXS View of Induced Morphological Changes in Nanostructured CeVO4 Thin Films

Magdy Lučić Lavčević | Aleksandra Turković | ... | Sigrid Bernstorff
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 869618
  • - Research Article

Preparation and Characterization of Pure Rutile TiO2 Nanoparticles for Photocatalytic Study and Thin Films for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Huei-Siou Chen | Chaochin Su | ... | Wen-Ren Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 657516
  • - Research Article

Synthesis and Characterization of Nanometer Ce0.75Zr0.25O2 Powders by Solid-State Chemical Reaction Method

Yuying Zheng | Zhengfa Hu | ... | Changshui Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 523638
  • - Research Article

Fluoride Nanoscintillators

Luiz G. Jacobsohn | Kevin B. Sprinkle | ... | John Ballato
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 137498
  • - Research Article

Microstructure and Corrosion Behavior of Ni-Alloy/CrN Nanolayered Coatings

Hao-Hsiang Huang | Fan-Bean Wu | ... | Li-Chun Chang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 269591
  • - Research Article

CdSe Quantum Dots Sensitized Mesoporous TiO2 Solar Cells with CuSCN as Solid-State Electrolyte

Guanbi Chen | Lei Wang | ... | Deren Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 737812
  • - Research Article

Electrodeposition of Nanometer-Sized Ferric Oxide Materials in Colloidal Templates for Conversion of Light to Chemical Energy

James M. Gardner | Su Kim | ... | Gerald J. Meyer
Journal of Nanomaterials
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