Special Issue "Symmetry in Nanomaterials: Topics, Advances 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 January 2024 | Viewed by 120

Special Issue Editor

Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Moscow, Russia
Interests: materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Today, a great number of nanomaterials are being created and studied for use in practically every imaginable application, from catalysts to energy storage and generation, and numerous other fields. Application of a nanomaterial depends greatly on correlations in the “composition–structure–properties” triad, with structure—both on crystal and morphology levels—being no less important than composition. Symmetry-connected features, such as crystal lattice, particle shape, etc., present in the structure of the material can give rise to new special properties or enhance the existing ones. Therefore, many recent advances involve the synthesis and study of nanomaterials with a specific structure, often with large emphasis on synthesis study, since preparation technique greatly affects the structure and properties of the final product. Thus, this Special Issue is dedicated to research on properties and synthesis of nanomaterials with special symmetry-related features, such as specific crystal structure (amorphous materials are also welcome), shape and anisotropy of nanoparticles, their assembly into hierarchic structures, with prospective applications including but not limited to the following: various optical devices, gas sensors, supercapacitors, solid oxide fuel cells, refractory materials, conductive materials, ion batteries, magnetic devices, etc.

Kind regards,

Dr. Philipp Gorobtsov
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nanomaterials
  • microstructure
  • hierarchic structure
  • synthesis
  • functional materials
  • material science
  • films

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