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Special Issue "Molecular Thermodynamics of Nanostructured Materials: Trends and Prospects"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Nanoscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 591

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Fernando J.A.L. Cruz
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Guest Editor
LAQV-REQUIMTE, Department of Chemistry, NOVA University Lisbon, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Interests: nanomaterials; thermodynamics
LAQV-REQUIMTE, Department of Chemistry, NOVA University Lisbon, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Interests: separation processes; process intensification; adsorption; CO2 capture; biogas upgrading
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Owing to their nanoscopic-like dimensions, solids whose unit cells lie in the range (10‒9–10‒6)m can exhibit strikingly different properties when compared to their classical macroscopic analogues; systems such as H2O ices and clathrate hydrates, carbon nanotubes, metal-organic frameworks, disordered carbon lattices and others, are paradigms of such materials.

This special issue of IJMS focus on understanding and rationalizing, from within a molecular perspective, the influence played by nanoscopic solids upon the thermodynamic properties, ranging from a molecular and mesoscale level up to a process-like scale, spanning across multiple nanomaterials and applications. Contributions from experimental, simulation and theoretical backgrounds, and also a combination of them are welcomed.

We invite the submission of papers in the form of reviews, original research articles and short communications, whilst focusing on the molecular-level understanding of nanostructured materials and/or their interactions with other substances.

With this special issue we hope to provide an overview of recent advances on the molecular thermodynamics of nanostructured materials, providing an up-to-date roadmap able to cater for the journal’s broad readership.

Dr. Fernando J.A.L. Cruz
Dr. Rui P. P. L. Ribeiro
Guest Editors

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  • nanomaterials
  • thermodynamics
  • applications
  • synthesis

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