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Nanomaterials (IF 5.076, ISSN 2079-4991) is an international and interdisciplinary scholarly open access journal. It publishes reviews, regular research papers, communications, and short notes that are relevant to any field of study that involves nanomaterials, with respect to their science and application. Thus, theoretical and experimental articles will be accepted, along with articles that deal with the synthesis and use of nanomaterials. Articles that synthesize information from multiple fields, and which place discoveries within a broader context, will be preferred. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical research in as much detail as possible. Full experimental or methodical details, or both, must be provided for research articles. Computed data or files regarding the full details of the experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material.

Nanomaterials is dedicated to a high scientific standard. All manuscripts undergo a rigorous reviewing process and decisions are based on the recommendations of independent reviewers.


Nanomaterials are materials with typical size features in the lower nanometer size range and characteristic mesoscopic properties; for example quantum size effects. These properties make them attractive objects of fundamental research and potential new applications. The scope of Nanomaterials covers the preparation, characterization and application of all nanomaterials.

The following examples may provide a guide to what will be covered (not exclusive):

        Nanoparticles, coatings and thin films, inorganic-organic hybrids and composites (i.e. MOFs), membranes, nano-alloys, quantum dots, self-assemblies, graphene, nanotubes, etc
        Synthesis of organic, inorganic, and hybrid nanomaterials
        Characterization of mesoscopic properties
        Modelling of nanomaterials and/or mesoscopic effects
        Any application of new nanomaterials or new application of nanomaterials
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Special Issues
Special Issue on Graphene for Electronics
Submission Date: 2022-06-30

Dear Colleagues, Graphene is an allotrope of carbon consisting of a single layer of atoms arranged in a two-dimensional (2D) honeycomb lattice. Graphene’s unique properties of thinness and conductivity have led to global research into its applications as a semiconductor. With the ability to well conduct electricity at room temperature, graphene semiconductors could easily be implemented into the existing semiconductor technologies and, in some cases, successfully compete with the traditional ones, such as silicon. Research has already shown that graphene chips are much faster than existing ones made from silicon. The world’s smallest transistor was manufactured using graphene. Flexible, wearable electronics may take advantage of graphene’s mechanical properties, as well as its conductivity, to create bendable touch screens for phones and tablets, for example. On the other hand, the physics of graphene and graphene-based systems has inspired the application (and development) of many advanced theoretical methods, including those outside the scope of traditional condensed matter physics. Graphene thus turned into the favorite benchmark of theorists. Fundamental studies went hand in hand with the applied ones and, in some cases, the former even opened doors to possible applications. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover recent studies, both theoretical and experimental, that advance our understanding of graphene and may be relevant to graphene electronics. This includes (but is not limited to) studies of the processing, modification, and characterization of graphene and other 2D layered materials, studies of the mechanical, transport, magnetic, and optical properties of graphene, and studies of graphene-based electronic devices and structures. Prof. Dr. Eugene Kogan Guest Editor Please send the title and abstract of your paper to the following e-mail addresses: (Ms. Kristine Zhang); (MDPI - Nanomaterials)
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Special Issue on Application of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology in Water Treatment
Submission Date: 2022-06-30

Dear Colleagues, Clean water has become an increasingly precious resource. Most manufacturing and living activities consume large volumes of water and generate large volumes of polluted wastewater. Providing sufficiently safe and clean water is critical for peoples’ daily life and society’s development. Therefore, various technologies have been developed for water treatment aiming at sustainable development. The use of nanomaterials and nanotechnology holds the promise of producing potable water and treating polluted wastewater. The large surface areas and tunable surface chemistry allow the used nanomaterials to increase and control the solid–water interface, directly removing or destroying the undesired species such as salts and contaminants. Additionally, nanomaterials provide ideal tools for the development of novel water treatment processes and devices. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover a wide range of water treatment where nanomaterials and nanotechnology play critical roles. The topics include, but are not limited to, nanomaterials, their composites, nanofabrication, process and device design, in the forms of communications, reviews, and regular research papers. Prof. Dr. Zheng Ling Guest Editor Please send the title and abstract of your paper to the following e-mail addresses: (Ms. Kristine Zhang); (MDPI - Nanomaterials)
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Special Issue on Semiconductor Technologies for Optical Applications
Submission Date: 2022-06-30

Dear Colleagues, Modern semiconductor technologies are of great interest for various optical applications. Planar layers, as well as structures with low dimensions including quantum wells, nanowires, and quantum dots due to their electron and optical properties pave the way for the study and development of light-emitting diodes and lasers, single photon emitters, elements of nonlinear optics, solar cells, and photodetectors which are the building blocks for state-of-the-art optoelectronic devices and integral schemes. Currently, epitaxial technology allows fabricating nanoheterostructures with excellent crystalline quality. Especially, III–V, II–VI, and III-nitrides or oxides semiconductors providing energy band gap engineering and light confinement are considered to be promising platform for future optoelectronic applications. These materials can be synthesized not only on epitaxial substrates such as Si, GaAs, Ge, or InP, etc., but on optically transparent wafers including sapphire or even amorphous glass. Modern epitaxial technologies, such as molecular beam epitaxy, metal-organic chemical vapor deposition, or atomic layer deposition enable the fabrication of complex heterostructures. This Special Issue provides a venue for researchers to discuss the recent progress of epitaxial technologies, nanofabrication technique for the synthesis of materials, advanced characterization tools, and device processing that enables us to develop new emerging optic and optoelectronic applications based on semiconductors. Dr. Ivan Mukhin Guest Editor Please send the title and abstract of your paper to the following e-mail addresses: (Ms. Kristine Zhang); (MDPI - Nanomaterials)
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Special Issue on Hydrogen Production and Energy Harvesters Based on Advanced Nanostructures
Submission Date: 2022-07-30

Dear Colleagues, Among renewable energy, hydrogen productions, solar energy, and irregular mechanical energy-induced chemical energy and electricity have been attracted to the application of portable devices and backup power systems. Based on advanced nanomaterials, this Special Issue focuses on diverse energy harvesters, such as hydrogen evolution reaction, piezoelectric and triboelectric nanogenerators, piezocatalysis, photocatalysis, and surface modifications of materials. We are pleased to invite you to submit your original research articles or comprehensive reviews on these topics, but not limited to the topics mentioned above. In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not be limited to) the following: Hydrogen evolution reaction; Piezoelectric nanogenerator; Triboelectric nanogenerator; Piezocatalysis; Photocatalysis; Novel mechanism of catalysis. I look forward to receiving your contributions. Prof. Dr. Jyh-Ming Wu Guest Editor Please send the title and abstract of your paper to the following e-mail addresses: (Ms. Kristine Zhang); (MDPI - Nanomaterials)
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Special Issue on Research of Carbon Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites
Submission Date: 2022-07-31

Dear Colleagues, Carbon nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphenes are the most unique and promising substances for high-performance composites these days. Due to their graphitic structures of tubular and planar shape in nanoscale dimensions and high aspect ratios, a small amount of these nanomaterials can implement a dramatic improvement in the mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of their composite materials. Although carbon nanomaterials impart numerous extraordinary properties to the nanocomposites, their reported commercialization is still limited due to difficulties in dispersion. Functionalization of CNTs and graphenes is essential for achieving their outstanding mechanical, electrical, and biological functions and enhancing their dispersion in polymer matrices. This Special Issue invites papers on the functionalization of CNTs and graphene, fabrication of their polymer nanocomposites, and their composite properties. Prof. Dr. Dai-Soo Lee Guest Editor Please send the title and abstract of your paper to the following e-mail addresses: (Ms. Kristine Zhang); (MDPI - Nanomaterials)
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Special Issue on Nanocomposite Based on Graphene or Porous Carbon and Exploring Its Application
Submission Date: 2022-07-31

Dear Colleagues, This Special Issue, entitled “Nanocomposite Based on Graphene or Porous Carbon and Exploring Its Application”, focuses on systematic, in-depth and applied research on graphene or porous carbon-based nanocomposites with respect to its theory, preparation, and application. It fits well with the abiding research scopes of batteries, supercapacitors, sensors, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, and the emerging scopes, including biomedical devices and thermal management. The goals of this Special Issue are to: Develop theoretical foundations and methodological frameworks for contemporary studies on graphene and porous carbon. Deepen the understanding of the special properties of graphene or porous carbon and the corresponding mechanism included in the various applications. Explore more possible fields where graphene or porous carbon can serve as a promising material. Investigate the interactions between the base materials (graphene or porous carbon) and other components. Provoke implications of nanocomposites based on graphene or porous carbon and their applications with respect to the needs of modern society and future technology This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the most recent advances in nanocomposites based on graphene and porous carbon, concerning, not only the synthesis and characterization, but especially reports of their properties and applications. Applications of the nanocomposite can range widely from lithium batteries, supercapacitors and sensor devices to water purification, photocatalysts, electrocatalysis, drug delivery systems and thermal management. Prof. Dr. Shenmin Zhu Guest Editor Please send the title and abstract of your paper to the following e-mail addresses: (Ms. Kristine Zhang); (MDPI - Nanomaterials)
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Special Issue on Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials: Selected Papers from CCMR
Submission Date: 2022-09-30

Dear Colleagues, Nanomaterials research, the science and technologies for the generation, processing, and fabrication of materials, is where disciplines merge and where they diverge into a remarkable range of applications, from electronics to health care, which touch, or will soon touch, the lives of millions. The collaborative conference on materials research (CCMR) series aims to enable technological developments in the various fields of materials and to further the goal of unifying nanomaterials research in engineering, physics, biology, materials science, as well as chemistry and neuroscience. This Special Issue, “Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials: Selected Papers from CCMR”, will contain the accepted papers presented during the CCMR series, related to ‘nanotechnologies and nanomaterials’. The selected papers will include nanomaterials preparation, modification, characterization, properties, and the applications of any compositions and morphologies, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, metal, oxide materials, polymer, molecules, nanoparticles, nanowires, quantum dots, etc. Prof. Dr. Jihoon Lee Dr. Ming-Yu Li Guest Editors Please send the title and abstract of your paper to the following e-mail addresses: (Ms. Sandra Ma); (MDPI - Nanomaterials)
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Special Issue on Immune Responses to Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications 2.0
Submission Date: 2022-10-25

Dear Colleagues, We decided with pleasure to Guest Editing the second issue on the subject "Immune Responses to Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications" for several reasons. The number of novel nanodevices and nanomaterials with successful application is astonishingly growing. Their importance has been emphasized by the use of mRNA-new generation vaccine-nanocarriers for ceasing SARS-CoV-2 infection that led to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many nanomaterials are still on the research bench or at pre-clinical stage. More information on their interaction with the immune system is needed to drive future applications safely. We thought that a huge part of these nanotools require deep investigation to define an Adverse Outcome Pathway in Immunotoxicity (AOP) of nanomaterials to create safe-by-design nanotools for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Even synthetic or natural molecules which are biocompatible as a single-molecule compound could show completely different behavior once organized in nanostructures. Early nanoparticle-induced immune responses, such as complement opsonization, phagocytosis or hypersensitivity reactions using in vitro or in vivo models are the core of this comprehensive issue. Nevertheless, direct or indirect involvement of nanoparticle mediated effects on adaptive response will complete the topic. Especially, humoral responses to polymer nanoparticles or T cell mediated processing of protein viral-like particles. The present Special Issue is intended to provide information on the several interactions that the immune system has with nanomaterials developed to biomedical applications. Novel results on immune cell, tissue, or diverse animal models to unravel their inflammatory responses to nanomaterials will be welcomed, as well as critical review articles challenging the present knowledge and offering an expert platform to discussion. Dr. Giuseppe Bardi Dr. Monica Neagu Guest Editors
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Special Issue on Metallic and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles and Their Applications
Submission Date: 2121-12-31

Dear Colleagues, The impressive progress of nanobiotechnology enables the development of genuine and effective platforms for modern and specific applications. Metallic and metal oxide nanoparticles possess genuine size- and morphology-related tunable features, including physicochemical versatility, particular reactivity and surface chemistry, unique intrinsic functionality (mechanical behavior, thermal and magnetic features, optical and electric properties, catalytic activity), and specific biological effects (biocompatibility and non-immunogenicity, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, antimicrobial and antitumor efficiency, restorative and regenerative potential). Such characteristics are beneficial for using metallic and metal oxide nanoparticles in environmental applications, the electronics and energy industry, the textile and the food industry, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, anti-infective and anti-cancer therapy wound healing, and tissue engineering. We warmly invite you to contribute to this Special Issue on “Metallic and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles and Their Applications” with your most recent findings on nanosized and nanostructured systems based on noble metals, transition metals and metallic oxides, and quantum dots. Environmental sensing, pollution control, renewable energy sources, energy storage, optoelectronics and nanoelectronics, food preservation and packaging, and biomaterials and biomedical devices represent relevant topics of interest to this Special Issue. Keywords environmental protection and safety renewable and sustainable energy nanoelectronics and optoelectronics detection and (bio)sensing platforms protective and bioactive nanomaterials therapeutic nanomaterials
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