Special Issue on Fabrication of Functional Organic Nanomaterials Using Self-Assembly

Submission Deadline: Aug. 30, 2016

  • Special Issue Editor
    • Hemachandra Kotamarthi
      Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    • Sivaji Gundala
      Department of Chemistry, University at Albany, Albany, New York, USA
    • Zhichang Liu
      Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    • Eswararao Doni
      Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Hasmukh Patel
      Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    • Nadeem Javid
      Department of Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
    • Murali Banavoth
      Department of Chemistry, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    • Sunil Babu Eadi
      Department of Chemistry, Kumooh National Institute of Technology, Daehak-Ro, Gumi, South Korea
    • Rajendra Kurrapati
      Department of Chemistry, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
    • Jugal Kishore Sahoo
      Department of Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
    • Hema Sundara Siva Ramakrishna Matte
      Institute of Physics, Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    • Avik Samanta
      Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
    • Minh Nguyen
      Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    • Ravindra Singh
      Deaprtment of Biotechnology, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, MP, India
    • Issam Oueslati
      Department of Physics, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
    • Wangjing Ma
      Department of Chemistry, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
    • Qi An
      Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Al Falah University, Faridabad, Haryana, India
    • Proportional Technologies Incorporated, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Introduction

    Over the past several decades, the fabrication of functional nanomaterials using molecular self-assembly has received enormous attention for their potential applications in optoelectronic, biomedical and technological fields. Researchers around the globe have exploited various non-covalent interactions (for example, electrostatic, π-π stacking, H-bonding) to spatially organize and control the assembly of the building blocks, as the defects arise during self-assembly process may affect the device performance. Among the various established approaches available, the introduction of (i) macrocycles (for example, crown ethers, cyclodextrins, cucurbiturils, calixarenes, catenanes, rotaxanes, cyclophanes) for their ability to form strong host-guest complexes and (ii) short peptides for their ability to organize the functional chromophores via strong intermolecular H-bonding has received a great attention. By exploiting these approaches, a wide variety of supramolecular nanoscale materials (for example, micelles, bilayer vesicles, 1D nanofibers, 2D sheets, gels) have been reported that exhibit remarkable functional properties. The present issue will focus on the recent developments of the functional self-assembling nanomaterials that are shown below.

    Aims and Scope:
    1. Energy Storage and Harvesting Nanomaterials
    2. Conducting Nanomateris
    3. White Light Emitting Nanomaterials
    4. Drug Delivery Vehicles

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.advinmaterials.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

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