Special Issue "Application Progress and Insights of Nanoporous Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 1640
Interests: solid state chemistry; porous materials; nanocomposites; nanoparticles; photonic crystals
Nanoporous materials as an important subclass of nanomaterials are of great interests in various areas of science and technology including materials science, biomedicine and energy. Nanoporous materials can be defined as crystalline or amorphous solids, which consist of an inorganic or organic framework supporting a nanoporous (with the size of pores less than 100 nm) structure. Nanoporosity leads to low density, large specific surface area, feasibility of surface functionalization, high load capacity and endows the materials with a range of novel properties in the chemical, physical, mechanical, thermal, electrical and acoustical fields. Zeolites, porous carbon, inorganic porous phosphates metal–organic frameworks, ceramics, silica, aerogels, pillared materials, various polymers are typical representative of nanoporous materials. The most important issue that one needs to address during fabrication and/or functionalization of porous nanomaterials is the simultaneous control over dimensions, morphology, chemical composition and purity. These characteristics largely determine potential applications of nanoporous solids as catalysts, physisorbents and chemisorbents, sensors, energy harvesting and storage devices, therapeutic and diagnostic agents.
The aim of this Special Issue is to compile recent developments in the field of fabrication and application of nanoporous materials of various composition and morphology obtained using versatile synthetic approaches. The articles presented in this Special Issue will cover various topics, ranging from but not limited to finding new pathways to the design of novel smart nanoporous materials with enhanced porosity and functionality and their intended application in sensing, catalysis, sorption, energy conversion, electronic devices and biomedicine.
Dr. Dmitry A. Kurdyukov
Dr. Daniil Eurov
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