Special Issue "Hydrothermal Synthesis and Application of Nanomaterials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 7322
Interests: hydrothermal; continuous flow; reactor design; scale up
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There are numerous ways to make nanomaterials, and hydrothermal synthesis is one example. Whilst some have viewed hydrothermal synthesis as a novel but emerging technology, it is clear that this is no longer the case. Hydrothermal synthesis is no longer in its infancy but is, instead, emerging as a very valuable and flexible platform technology from which multiple classes of materials can be manufactured, including metals, oxides, sulfides, carbonates, oxyhydroxides, hydroxides, layered double hydroxides, and even metal–organic frameworks.
Hydrothermal synthesis can be both a continuous and a batch processing method.
For some laboratories, the focus has been on the production and control of high-quality products, whilst the driving force for others has been the scale-up or improvement of the sustainability of the process itself. There are also many research groups where the synthesis of nanomaterials (through hydrothermal synthesis) has been a “means to an ends” whereby the synthesis is merely an intermediate step prior to their implementation or integration into a device or downstream process.
This is where initial synthesis, functionality, formulation, performance, and characterization overlap.
The format of welcomed articles includes full papers, communications, and reviews. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Nanomaterials development, synthesis, and fabrication for a specific application.
- Nanoparticles functionalization—where downstream functionalization is carried out on nanomaterials, either inline or offline, to make them usable in an application.
- Innovative nanomaterials, nanocomposites, and nanohybrids for specific applications, all derived from hydrothermal synthesis.
- The scale-up of hydrothermal synthesis from bench scale and beyond.
- Sustainability assessment of the materials from the hydrothermal synthesis, either in their whole life cycle or just in their manufacture, relative to materials from other routes.
Prof. Dr. Edward H. Lester
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