Special Issue "Nano-Objects and Nanomaterials"

A special issue of Nanomanufacturing (ISSN 2673-687X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2024 | Viewed by 1314

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International Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
Interests: nanoparticle synthesis; self-assembly; nanofabrication; nanophotonics; nanomechanics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The ability to manufacture new structures enables new science and technology—especially in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Nanomaterials made via both top-down and bottom-up approaches have attained previously untapped territories in the field spanning nano-photonics, nano-electronics, and nano-mechanics. To echo that spirit, this Special Issue is designed to highlight the importance and recent progress of nano-objects and nanomaterials. The scope of this Special Issue includes but is not limited to the synthesis and modification of colloidal nanoparticles (bottom-up); techniques based on nano-lithographic fabrication methods (top-down); efforts that take advantage of both top-down and bottom-up strategies; and any further application of the generated nanostructures and devices in physical, biomedical, chemistry, environmental science, and life science experiments. We encourage researchers from all areas of nanomanufacturing, nano-synthesis, nanoengineering, and nanotechnology to submit abstracts for this Special Issue.

Dr. Wenjie Zhou
Prof. Dr. Sotirios Baskoutas
Guest Editors

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  • nanomaterials
  • nanofabrication
  • nanoparticles
  • nanophotonics
  • nanoelectronics
  • nanomechanics
  • self-organization

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Preparation of Polycarbazole Nanofibers Using an Electric Field and the Investigation of Its Electrical Conductivity
Nanomanufacturing 2023, 3(1), 113-122; https://doi.org/10.3390/nanomanufacturing3010007 - 17 Mar 2023
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In conventional chemical and electrochemical oxidation methods, it is very difficult to control the active centers, and the average prepared polymers are short and wide. The use of an electric field creates the most stable intermediate form of active centers, as well as [...] Read more.
In conventional chemical and electrochemical oxidation methods, it is very difficult to control the active centers, and the average prepared polymers are short and wide. The use of an electric field creates the most stable intermediate form of active centers, as well as permitting a longer half-life. Therefore, this increases the physical resistance and electrical conductivity of the polymer. In this paper, polycarbazole nanofibers were prepared using an electric field, reporting on its influences on the polymerization of carbazole. Therefore, its electrical conductivity and some physical properties were investigated. We observed the nanofibers’ shape, increasing electrical conductivity, thermal resistance and a higher molecular weight with the synthesized polycarbazole under an electric field compared to the polymer synthesized in the same conditions in the absence of an electric field. First, we chemically synthesized polycarbazole at different times. Additionally, to find the optimizing conditions, we changed certain parameters, such as the ratio of the obtained molar of initiator to monomer, the oxidant, initiator and solvent, separately, and compared the obtained results. Then, we repeated this reaction in the best conditions and under different electric fields in constant time, allowing us to characterize the shape, mass and conductivity. Next, the polymerization was carried out at the best electric field in different times. Finally, the best time and amount of electric field for polymerization were determined. The electrical conductivity of polycarbazoles was studied with the four-probe method. The conductivity of the films oxidized using FeCl3 (dry) and protonated with p-toluenesulfonic acid (PTSA) at 3 h was higher than 8.9 × 10−4 S/cm under a 12 KV/m electric field. Additionally, the results showed an enhanced thermal resistance to ageing. Full article
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