Special Issue "From Nanoclusters to Nanoparticles: Symmetry, Theory, Experiments, and Applications"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemistry: Symmetry/Asymmetry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 156

Special Issue Editor

Dipartimento di Chimica, Biologia e Biotecnologie, Università degli Studi di Perugia, 06123 Perugia, Italy
Interests: physical chemistry; theoretical chemistry; molecular dynamics; molecular beams
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanoscience and nanotechnology have great potential to benefit society through the development of highly innovative materials in a wide variety of fields. Nanoclusters are aggregates formed by a small number of atoms and molecules, ranging from a few units up to a few hundred, and whose size does not exceed 2-3 nm. They can be bound by weak forces, such as van der Waals forces, or by very strong interactions, such as covalent bonds. Nanoparticles are clusters whose dimensions range from 2-3 nm up to 100 nm; they can be classified into different classes based on their properties, shapes, or sizes. Nanoclusters and nanoparticles have different physical and chemical properties from those of their larger material counterparts and are closely related to the number of components. For this reason, they are widely employed in the development of materials used in catalysis, medical applications, energy production and storage, and environmental protection.

It is my great pleasure to announce this Special Issue of Symmetry entitled “From Nanoclusters to Nanoparticles: Symmetry, Theory, Experiments, and Applications”. It is addressed to all scientists involved in the development of theories and experiments, especially those related to the study of the properties of symmetry, and applications of nanoclusters and nanoparticles.

Dr. Federico Palazzetti
Guest Editor

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  • reaction dynamics
  • reaction mechanisms
  • symmetry properties of clusters
  • photochemistry
  • photodissociation dynamics
  • phase transitions
  • trajectory simulations
  • metal clusters
  • molecular clusters
  • ionic clusters

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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