Nanoarchitectonics for Supramolecular Crystals and Assemblies

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020) | Viewed by 621

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International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Ibaraki, Tsukuba 305-0044, Japan
Interests: fullerene nanoarchitectonics; nanoporous carbons; energy storage; sensing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Many social demands, including energy, environmental, and biomedical issues, require the development of new functional materials. The formation of supramolecular assemblies and crystals from unit molecules and materials is an effective way to produce well designed and well expectable functional materials. In particular, an emerging concept, nanoarchitectonics, has crucial roles for these challenges to fabricate functional materials from nano-units. This novel concept, nanoarchitectonics, has been recently proposed as a unified concept of nanotechnology and other scientific fields such as supramolecular chemistry and materials science. The core concept of nanoarchitectonics is based on the controlled arrangement of structural nanoscale units such as atoms, molecules, and assemblies to create a new class of materials for modern and emerging technological applications. In particular, recent advances in making nanostructures and functional materials with self-assembly and controlled crystallization represent the most successful nanoarchitectonics.

We here propose a milestone thematic issue, “Nanoarchitectonics for supramolecular crystals and assemblies”, which we would like to cordially invite you to submit to. Now is the right time to make a drastic paradigm shift to nanoarchitectonics for advanced functional materials.

In this Special Issue, this research paradigm shift will be activated through the collection of papers with a novel term, nanoarchitectonics, in the paper title. Because the nanoarchitectonics concept has an adjustable and adaptable nature, the authors of this issue may imagine and create their own thoughts on nanoarchitectonics. Research articles, review articles, and communications relating to theory, simulation, processes, properties, and applications of nanoarchitectonics are all invited for this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Lok Kumar Shrestha
Prof. Dr. Katsuhiko Ariga
Guest Editors

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  • Nanoarchitectonics
  • Crystal
  • Assembly
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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