JPhysD特刊征稿|Design of Nanocluster-Based Functional Materials

06 1月 2023 gabriels



  • 王广钊,长江师范学院
  • 许文武,宁波大学
  • 苏艳,大连理工大学
  • 陈宏善,西北师范大学
  • 袁宏宽,西南大学


Ultrasmall nanoparticles (so-called nanoclusters) exhibit physical and chemical properties in usually undetected in bulk materials due to quantum confinement effects. With the breakthrough of atomically precise synthesis and crystal structure determination, nanoclusters have attracted more and more attention because of their intriguing luminescence, HOMO-LUMO transitions, chirality, quantized charging, magnetism as well as their promising application in areas of energy conversion, energy storage, catalysis, environment, and biomedicine. In addition, cluster assembly could construct novel materials with intriguing properties, providing a versatile platform to design nanocluster-based functional materials. When nanoclusters interact with 1D (nanowires, nanoribbons, nanotubes), 2D (nanosheets, nanoplates, nanofilms), and 3D materials by physical or chemical interactions, the formed composites may exhibit various properties completely different from nanoclusters or substrates. Especially, the physical and chemical properties of the composites formed by nanoclusters and 1D (or 2D) materials could be easily modulated by strain and electric field, which provides another way to design nanocluster-based functional materials.
The aim of this Special Issue is to publish original research and review articles related to the recent progress and trends in the computational, theoretical, and experimental studies of nanoclusters and nanocluster-based functional materials. The scope includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Growth and evolution of novel nanoclusters.
  2. Design of nanocluster-based functional materials for the application in electronic/optoelectronic materials and devices, energy conversion, energy storage, catalysis, environment, etc.
  3. Understanding of novel physical and chemical phenomena in nanoclusters and nanocluster-based materials.
  4. Control of defect, strain, and external electric field on physical and chemical properties of nanocluster-based functional materials.




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Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

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