Guest Editors: Professor Wenhua Hou School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, P. R. China
Research Interests: The preparation and physicochemical performance of nanocomposites, including the synthesis and performance control of layered and porous nanocomposites, and applications in fields such as electrochemistry and catalysis
Associate Professor Lin Xu School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210046, P. R. China
Research Interests: Research on functional nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage, such as high-performance electrocatalysts for fuel cells, carbon-based nanomaterials, and electrode materials for lithium-/sodium-ion batteries
Special Issue Information The combination of components with vastly different physicochemical performances at the nanometer scale, to achieve multifunctionality in materials, is a popular research topic in the field of nanosynthesis. Strong coupling interactions that arise between the components of nanocomposite systems not only enhance the intrinsic characteristics of the respective materials but may also lead to the emergence of novel physicochemical characteristics, thereby overcoming the performance limitations of single-component materials. Therefore, nanocomposites have been widely applied in many fields, including the research and development of novel functional materials, energy conversion and storage, environmental protection and pollution treatment, and biomedical research. With the rapid development of synthesis technologies and methods of characterization, researchers have already achieved the control of nanocomposite synthesis at the atomic and molecular levels, observation of the interfacial structures of different nanocomposite components, elucidation of the coupling mechanisms of different nanocomposite components, and control of the physicochemical performance of nanocomposites. For this special issue, several Chinese researchers specializing in studies on nanocomposites and their applications have been invited to present their recent research developments in this field.
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