Special Issue "Colloidal Particle Array and Device Fabrication"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2021) | Viewed by 4851
Interests: colloidal nanomaterials; nanohybrid materials; nanobio
Interests: magnetic materials; condensed matter physics; nanomaterials
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The increasing demand for functional thin films with high flexibility, integrated organic/inorganic nanostructures, and high system stability have led the research community to the development of new methods of thin film fabrication for improved optoelectric, sensing, and energy systems. Since the dimensions of colloid range from 1 to 1000 nm, well-controlled arrays of colloids can give versatile thin films.
Colloidal arrays can be formed into monolayered and multilayered arrays for responding to required various purposes, such as optoelectric devices, optical sensors for bio and chemical species, flexible electronics, and energy devices for energy transforming, conversion, and production.
Colloids can be arrayed at a monolayer fashion onto various substrates using van der Waals interaction, electrostatic stabilization, and geometrical effects. Conventional LB film method and dip-coating protocols are well-known methods to fabricate controlled layers of colloids. Many types of methods for arraying colloids have been suggested, including spin-on casting and drop-casting. Remarkably, the confined convective self-assembly method constitutes a strong protocol for the monolayer arraying of colloids into two dimensional (2D) patterns. The diameter of the colloidal particles can determine the thickness of the monolayered thin film formed.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to publish high-quality research papers and review articles focused on various aspects of colloidal particle array and device fabrication.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Colloidal array for sensor developments; bio and chemical sensing devices, artificial nose
- New methods of colloidal arraying and well-controlled layering approaches
- Colloidal array and application to energy devices
- Colloidal template and flexible electronic devices and machines
- Colloidal assembly with component materials for functionally new integrated systems
- Colloidal array for biomedical purposes; organ regeneration and in vivo/in vitro biomedical devices
- Colloidal assembly for superhydrophobic/superhydrophilic surfaces
Prof. Dr. Dong Kee Yi
Prof. Dr. Georgia C. Papaefthymiou
Prof. Dr. Sung Jong Yoo
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- colloidal array
- colloidal thin film
- nanoparticle array
- energy device
- biomedical device
- eco-friendly device