Special Issue "Organic/Inorganic Nanocomposites on the Basis of 'Three Pillars' (Organic Compounds, Metal Nanoparticles, and Carbon Nanomaterials)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 643
Interests: optical sensors; chemiresistive sensors; amperometric sensors; gas detection; phthalocyanine thin films
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Research on organic/inorganic nanocomposite materials is a fast growing interdisciplinary area in materials science and engineering. Materials on the basis of "three pillars"—organic compounds, metal nanoparticles and carbon nanomaterials—are of special interest due to their broad practical applications in organic electronic devices and in medicine.
A huge variety of organic molecules, from simple aromatic molecules to complexes with organic ligands to polymers, provides the opportunity for obtaining simple and complex structures with different physicochemical properties. Metal nanoparticles are known for their high surface-to-volume ratio, catalytic activity, and antibacterial properties. Carbon nanostructures belong to a large family, which includes carbon quantum dots, nano-onions, spheres, single- and multi-walled nanotubes, and nanofibers, as well as graphene, reduced-graphene, fullerenes etc. These three pillars are the building blocks for creating hybrid and composite materials with synergistic combinations of physicochemical properties. Organic/inorganic nanocomposite materials combining metal, carbon, and organic nanostructures attract attention both from the point of view of studying and modeling their structure and properties, and from the point of view of their applications in areas such as organic field-effect transistors, solar batteries, memory cells, sensors (monitoring of pollutants in water, food, and biological media), medicine (diagnostics and therapy), nanotechnology, energy, and others.
In this context, we invite authors to submit a manuscript to our upcoming Special Issue, “Organic/Inorganic Nanocomposites on the Basis of ‘Three Pillars’ (Organic Compounds, Metal Nanoparticles, and Carbon Nanomaterials)”, to be published at the end of March 2024. This Special Issue focuses on the development of modern organic/inorganic composite materials, especially multifunctional composites, on the basis of organic molecules with metal nanoparticles and/or carbon nanomaterials, and the study of their properties and application. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
- New organic/inorganic composite materials and their synthesis;
- Modelling of the structure and properties of organic/inorganic composites;
- Study of the synergetic effects in organic/inorganic composites;
- Study of the physicochemical properties of organic/inorganic composites;
- Applications of organic/inorganic composites.
Prof. Dr. Tamara Basova
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- organic/inorganic composites
- hybrid materials
- composite materials
- organic films
- aromatic molecules
- metal nanoparticles
- carbon nanomaterials
- carbon nanotubes