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Atomic scale interface design and characterisation


Editors: Dr. Carla Bittencourt, University of Mons, Dr. Chris Ewels, University of Nantes and Dr. Arkady K. Krasheninnikov, Aalto University

While many major strides have been made in the last three decades concerning the synthesis, characterisation and properties of individual nanoobjects, their technological uptake necessarily requires integration into devices. To achieve this, detailed characterization, design and control of the interface between nanoobjects and their environment is essential. Interface properties typically dominate the behavior of nanomaterials. The reviews of this Thematic Series cover key areas of advanced synthesis methods, controlled functionalization and post-processing routes, developments in nanoscale characterization tools as well as theoretical modeling of structure and dynamics, and electronic properties. Finally some reviews cover key examples of successful nanomaterial integration.

 
Overview

Atomic scale interface design and characterisation

Carla Bittencourt, Chris Ewels, Arkady V. Krasheninnikov

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2015, 6, 1708–1711. published 10 Aug 2015

Editorial

Growth and characterization of CNT–TiO2 heterostructures

Yucheng Zhang, Ivo Utke, Johann Michler, Gabriele Ilari, Marta D. Rossell, Rolf Erni

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 946–955. published 02 Jul 2014

Review

Sublattice asymmetry of impurity doping in graphene: A review

James A. Lawlor, Mauro S. Ferreira

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 1210–1217. published 05 Aug 2014

Review

Review of nanostructured devices for thermoelectric applications

Giovanni Pennelli

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 1268–1284. published 14 Aug 2014

Review

Nano-rings with a handle – Synthesis of substituted cycloparaphenylenes

Anne-Florence Tran-Van, Hermann A. Wegner

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 1320–1333. published 20 Aug 2014

Review

Donor–acceptor graphene-based hybrid materials facilitating photo-induced electron-transfer reactions

Anastasios Stergiou, Georgia Pagona, Nikos Tagmatarchis

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 1580–1589. published 18 Sep 2014

Review

Non-covalent and reversible functionalization of carbon nanotubes

Antonello Di Crescenzo, Valeria Ettorre, Antonella Fontana

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 1675–1690. published 30 Sep 2014

Review

Experimental techniques for the characterization of carbon nanoparticles – a brief overview

Wojciech Kempiński, Szymon Łoś, Mateusz Kempiński, Damian Markowski

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 1760–1766. published 13 Oct 2014

Review

Silicon and germanium nanocrystals: properties and characterization

Ivana Capan, Alexandra Carvalho, José Coutinho

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 1787–1794. published 16 Oct 2014

Review

Electronic and electrochemical doping of graphene by surface adsorbates

Hugo Pinto, Alexander Markevich

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 1842–1848. published 23 Oct 2014

Review

Carbon-based smart nanomaterials in biomedicine and neuroengineering

Antonina M. Monaco, Michele Giugliano

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 1849–1863. published 23 Oct 2014

Review

Cathode lens spectromicroscopy: methodology and applications

T. O. Menteş, G. Zamborlini, A. Sala, A. Locatelli

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 1873–1886. published 27 Oct 2014

Review

Carbon nano-onions (multi-layer fullerenes): chemistry and applications

Juergen Bartelmess, Silvia Giordani

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 1980–1998. published 04 Nov 2014

Review

Properties of plasmonic arrays produced by pulsed-laser nanostructuring of thin Au films

Katarzyna Grochowska, Katarzyna Siuzdak, Peter A. Atanasov, Carla Bittencourt, Anna Dikovska, Nikolay N. Nedyalkov, Gerard Śliwiński

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 2102–2112. published 13 Nov 2014

Review

Two-dimensional and tubular structures of misfit compounds: Structural and electronic properties

Tommy Lorenz, Jan-Ole Joswig, Gotthard Seifert

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 2171–2178. published 19 Nov 2014

Review

Advances in NO2 sensing with individual single-walled carbon nanotube transistors

Kiran Chikkadi, Matthias Muoth, Cosmin Roman, Miroslav Haluska, Christofer Hierold

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 2179–2191. published 20 Nov 2014

Review

Electrical contacts to individual SWCNTs: A review

Wei Liu, Christofer Hierold, Miroslav Haluska

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 2202–2215. published 21 Nov 2014

Review

Localized surface plasmon resonances in nanostructures to enhance nonlinear vibrational spectroscopies: towards an astonishing molecular sensitivity

Dan Lis, Francesca Cecchet

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 2275–2292. published 28 Nov 2014

Review

Liquid-phase exfoliated graphene: functionalization, characterization, and applications

Mildred Quintana, Jesús Iván Tapia, Maurizio Prato

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 2328–2338. published 04 Dec 2014

Review

Synthesis of boron nitride nanotubes and their applications

Saban Kalay, Zehra Yilmaz, Ozlem Sen, Melis Emanet, Emine Kazanc, Mustafa Çulha

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2015, 6, 84–102. published 08 Jan 2015

Review

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of graphitic carbon nanomaterials doped with heteroatoms

Toma Susi, Thomas Pichler, Paola Ayala

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2015, 6, 177–192. published 15 Jan 2015

Review

Nanoparticle shapes by using Wulff constructions and first-principles calculations

Georgios D. Barmparis, Zbigniew Lodziana, Nuria Lopez, Ioannis N. Remediakis

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2015, 6, 361–368. published 03 Feb 2015

Review

Filling of carbon nanotubes and nanofibres

Reece D. Gately, Marc in het Panhuis

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2015, 6, 508–516. published 19 Feb 2015

Review

Chains of carbon atoms: A vision or a new nanomaterial?

Florian Banhart

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2015, 6, 559–569. published 25 Feb 2015

Review

Overview of nanoscale NEXAFS performed with soft X-ray microscopes

Peter Guttmann, Carla Bittencourt

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2015, 6, 595–604. published 27 Feb 2015

Review

The Kirkendall effect and nanoscience: hollow nanospheres and nanotubes

Abdel-Aziz El Mel, Ryusuke Nakamura, Carla Bittencourt

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2015, 6, 1348–1361. published 18 Jun 2015

Review

Possibilities and limitations of advanced transmission electron microscopy for carbon-based nanomaterials

Xiaoxing Ke, Carla Bittencourt, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2015, 6, 1541–1557. published 16 Jul 2015

Review