Special issues on Nanoparticle research

Special Issue on: 2D-materials combined with Nanoparticles for Sustainable Energy

Special Issue on “2D Materials Combined with Nanoparticles for Sustainable Energy” for which we will seek work addressing humanity’s urgent need for sustainable energy by using the most recent developments in physics and materials science. Since the discovery of graphene, research on 2D materials using other materials with exciting properties has progressed to a point where many publications are appearing on the topic. Currently, the interaction of 2D materials with other nanoscale objects, such as nanoparticles, represents the forefront of this research effort. For example, plasmonic nanoparticles can enhance light absorption, and plasmon–exciton coupling changes the optical behaviour. Combining 2D materials with quantum dots brings about an intriguing opportunity to tune the optical properties in favour of strong optical absorption, which is beneficial in solar cell applications. Using 2D materials as electrodes in catalytic reactions, for example, to produce solar fuels, represents another attractive research avenue with commercial and environmental benefits. Therefore, for this Special Issue, we look forward to publishing work on a wide range of topics using 2D materials combined with nanoparticles of any possible composition, configuration and application for sustainable energy solutions.

Guest Editor: Prof. Marcel Di Vece

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 April 2022

Special Issue on:  “Nanoparticles for Photovoltaics”

In this Special Issue, we aim to cover all of the promising topics related to the use of nanoparticles to increase solar cell performance. Nanoparticles can be used as constituents (e.g., quantum dots), or for light management structures (e.g., plasmonic and Mie scatterers) and light budgeting with up and down converters. New materials such as the kesterites and perovskites are now awaiting such explorations as well.

Guest Editor: Prof. Marcel Di Vece
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2020
Twitter: @Nano_MDPI



An Open Access Journal

Journal’s Aims and Scope:

Professor Shirley Chiang

Author Benefits
Impact Factor: 4.034 (2017 Journal Citation Reports®)
Thorough Peer-Review
Coverage by SCIE (Clarivate Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters), INSPEC (IET), Scopus (Elsevier), Pubmed (NLM)
Rapid publication: First decision-17 days; Median Processing Time-38 days