Novel Nanocomposites: Optical, Electrical, Mechanical and Surface-Related Properties (Volume II)

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanocomposite Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 1089

Special Issue Editors

1. Center of Materials Technology and Photonics, Hellenic Mediterranean University, 71004 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
2. National Institute for R&D in Microtechnologies - IMT Bucharest 126A Erou Iancu Nicolae St., 077190 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: nanotechnology; materials rngineering and applications: photocatalytic materials, materials for envinronmental and clean energy applications; composite materials for electromagnetic shielding; transparent electrode materials development including graphene (synthesis, deposition and functionalization); colloidal synthesis of metal nanoparticles; surface modification of metal oxide; graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide films using metal nanoparticles for plasmonic effects on optical properties and silicon rubber based composite insulators for high voltage applications
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1. ”Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, 41A Gr. Ghica Voda Alley, 700487 Iaşi, Romania
2. National Institute for R&D in Microtechnologies - IMT Bucharest 126A Erou Iancu Nicolae St., 077190 Bucharest, Romania
3. Center of Materials Technology and Photonics, Hellenic Mediterranean University, 71004 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Interests: design; synthesis and investigation of nanoparticles; thin films and multilayers nanowires; metal oxide ceramic nanofibers based on ZnO and TiO2 doped with Ni, Co, Ag, La, Er, Sm, Mo, etc. composites; polymer/inorganic nanoparticles nanostructures, with specific optical; electrical; photocatalytic and magnetic properties for use in various modern applications (photocatalysis, sensors, electronics and optoelectronics, electrochemical supercapacitors, etc.), which are obtained by electrochemical and electrospinning method, respectively
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
1. National Institute for R&D in Microtechnologies - IMT Bucharest 126A Erou Iancu Nicolae St., 077190 Bucharest, Romania
2. Center of Materials Technology and Photonics, Hellenic Mediterranean University, 71004 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Interests: nanomaterials; polymer nanocomposites; electrochromic layers; thermochromic layers; metal oxides; carbon allotropes; electromagnetic shielding; transparent electrodes; photocatalysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of novel nanocomposite materials with enhanced physical and chemical properties is one of the emergent topics of recent years. Since the development of affordable and available commercially nanomaterials, nanocomposites have become a most desirable product. The development of novel nanocomposites with enhanced optical properties has become of great interest for domains such as data transmission, sensors, nonlinear optics devices, etc. Electric/dielectric nanocomposites are significant in the research of novel supercapacitors or other renewable energy applications, nanocomposites with specific surface properties have become extremely attractive for antistatic, antibacterial and photocatalytic functional surface applications, and enhanced mechanical properties are desirable for a plethora of needs in transportation, home appliances, architectural applications. Simultaneously possessing more than one functionality is possible when employing nanocomposite materials if the synergistic effect of nano-components/matrix properties is achieved. The present Special Issue aims to address a broad range of subjects, from nanocomposite synthesis/fabrication, to the design and characterization of various nanocomposite materials with enhanced optical, electrical, mechanical, and surface-related properties, to the practical application of nanocomposites. The format of welcome articles includes original full papers, communications, and reviews.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Nanocomposite materials with enhanced optical properties;
  • Nanocomposite materials with enhanced electrical properties;
  • Nanocomposite materials with enhanced surface related properties;
  • Nanocomposite materials with enhanced mechanical properties.

Dr. Mirela Suchea
Dr. Petronela Pascariu
Prof. Dr. Emmanouel Koudoumas
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • nanocomposites materials
  • advanced applications
  • optical properties
  • electrical properties
  • mechanical properties
  • surface-related properties

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Chiroptically Active Multi-Modal Calcium Carbonate-Based Nanocomposites
Nanomaterials 2024, 14(1), 100; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano14010100 - 31 Dec 2023
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The development of multimodal nano- and micro-structures has become an increasingly popular area of research in recent years. In particular, the combination of two or more desirable properties within a single structure opens multiple opportunities from biomedicine, sensing, and catalysis, to a variety [...] Read more.
The development of multimodal nano- and micro-structures has become an increasingly popular area of research in recent years. In particular, the combination of two or more desirable properties within a single structure opens multiple opportunities from biomedicine, sensing, and catalysis, to a variety of optical applications. Here, for the first time, we report the synthesis and characterization of multimodal chiroptically active CaCO3 nanocomposites. These composites have been prepared by a modified microemulsion method in the presence of an amino acid (cysteine). Following this, additional modalities have been introduced by loading the composites with luminescent nanoparticles or doping with Eu3+ ions. The luminescent composites have been produced by the incorporation of CuInZnS/ZnS or CdSe@ZnS/ZnS core/shell quantum dots, or via doping with trivalent europium. In this manner, we have produced chiroptically active composites with orange, green, and red luminescence. Overall, this work demonstrates the unique advantage and potential of our approach and new class of chiroptically active CaCO3 nanocomposites, which display tunable functionality to specific requirements via the incorporation of desired ions, nanoparticles, and chirality of the structure. Full article
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