Guest Editor: Zhiyong Tang, Professor
National Center for Nanoscience and Technology,
Beijing 100190, China Research Interests: Self-assembly of functional nanomaterials, Chiral inorganic nanomaterials, Application of functional nanomaterials
Special Issue Information Nanomaterials refer to assemblies of basic nanostructure building blocks including nanoparticles, nanowires, nanotubes, channels and films for generating emerging functions. Since 1980s, the development of nanomaterials experiences from superfine and nanoscale powders to nanocrystals with controllable size/plane, orderly nanowires/tube array with large area, two-dimensional van der Waals heterojunctions, three-dimensional nanoporous materials, and etc. Correspondingly, the study on nanomaterials is switched from synthesis of small size and large specific surface area of nanomaterials to exploration of their physical and chemical properties. It has been widely accepted that nanostructures do play a crucial role in materials performance regulation. With the rapid development of synthetic chemistry and nanocharacterization technology, the precise design, synthesis and performance optimization of nanostructures have gradually become the most active research object in the field of nanomaterials, which will likely have a key impact on the future economic and social development. To enhance and update the function of nanomaterials, integration of different building blocks into nanocomposites especially with accurate heterojunction, core-shell structure, egg-yolk structure, sandwich-like structure has being attracted widespread attention. More importantly, these nanocomposites could not only exhibit the excellent and novel properties, but also contribute to establishment of relationship between structure and performance. These will lay solid foundation for revealing the origin of their excellent performances.
This special issue aims to highlight the new progress, trend and achievement in the research of precise nanosynthesis.
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