Symmetry/Asymmetry and Novel Nanomaterials: Preparation, Characterizations, and Applications

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering and Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 1548

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1. Mechanical Engineering Program, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, Middletown, PA 17057, USA
2. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, State College, PA 16802, USA
Interests: bioinspired materials; nanomaterials; 3D printing
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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue on “Symmetry/Asymmetry and Novel Nanomaterials: Preparation, Characterizations, and Applications". Nanostructures and nanomaterials have received great attention in the fuel cell, aerospace, automotive, medical, and military industries due to their unique mechanical and physical properties. The physical properties (symmetry/asymmetry) of nanomaterials play an important role in influencing their mechanical, electrical, and chemical properties. Nanomaterials exhibit increased strength/hardness, enhanced diffusivity, improved ductility/toughness, reduced density, reduced elastic modulus, increased specific heat and surface, etc. The focus of this Special Issue is on the fabrication and characterization of nanomaterials and nanocomposites for different applications, such as automotive, paint, solar cell, and biomedical applications.

In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Bioinspired nanomaterials and nanocomposites;
  • Self-healing nanomaterials and nanocomposites;
  • Smart structures with shape memory capabilities;
  • Advanced nanostructures with excellent mechanical properties;
  • Additive manufacturing of nanomaterials and nanocomposites;
  • In vitro evaluation of modified nanoceramics and polymers;
  • Fundamental and novel concepts to synthesis nanomaterials;
  • Carbon nanostructures with biomedical applications;
  • Fabrication and optimization of thin films;
  • Nanostructures in drug delivery systems;
  • Nanobots in biomedical applications.

Dr. Fariborz Tavangarian
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Nanoframes as a Resilient Candidate for a Broader Spectra of Catalysis Challenges
by Fawad Ahmad, Qurat ul Ain, Shafaq Zahid and Takashiro Akitsu
Symmetry 2024, 16(4), 452; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym16040452 - 8 Apr 2024
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Metal nanoframes have gained tremendous attention in the domain of modern research and development due to their distinctive 3D spatial structure, efficient physiochemical properties, and comparatively good activity. Different strategies have been implicated by the researchers to design nanoframes of varying chemical natures [...] Read more.
Metal nanoframes have gained tremendous attention in the domain of modern research and development due to their distinctive 3D spatial structure, efficient physiochemical properties, and comparatively good activity. Different strategies have been implicated by the researchers to design nanoframes of varying chemical natures and shapes. Most of the synthetic protocols being adopted to design nanoframes consist of two main steps: nucleation and the growth of solid particles and, secondly, excavation of the interiors. In this context, many synthetic methods are overviewed. To show their unprecedented performance or activity, a few applications in catalysis, biomedicine, theranostics, SERS, the sensing of different materials, the reduction of CO2, etc., are also discussed. Full article
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