published on 17 Jan 2017
Thematic Series currently open for submission: (1) Energy/nanoremediation (2) Nanoscale patterning (3) Nano LC systems (4) FEBIP/FEBID chemistry
We currently have four open Call for Papers where you can submit your most exciting, original research to the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology (BJNANO) as a peer-reviewed article for the Thematic Series “Energy conversion, storage and environmental remediation using nanomaterials", “Nanoscale patterning and characterization”, “Nanostructured liquid crystal systems and applications” and “Chemistry for electron-induced nanofabrication”. Please find more detailed information below. Note that we accept submissions in all other subfields of nanotechnology on a continuous basis for our regular BJNANO journal stream.
BJNANO is a platinum open-access journal (submission fees are fully funded by the Beilstein-Institut, all articles remain open access), publishing high-quality peer-reviewed articles that are archived and indexed in all major repositories, search engines and databases – complete with a DOI specific to your paper. You retain the rights to your paper according to the Creative Commons Attribution License agreement. To ensure only high-quality articles are published, each article undergoes an initial quality check, plagiarism check and peer review.
BJNANO began publishing theme-grouped volumes (Thematic Series) in 2010 and has demonstrated great success with more than 50 Thematic Series published to date. Note that the articles of this series will appear together on the Thematic Series webpage, but will be individually published in the regular BJNANO stream as soon as they are completed – no waiting on the entire volume to be accepted before your article is available online!
Before submitting your article, please carefully review the Instructions for Authors and consult the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology Editorial Team if you have questions regarding submission and processing of your article.
Much of this Thematic Series will be dedicated to the state-of-the-art development of energy conversion and harvesting applications, where manuscript submissions ranging from artificial photosynthesis, water splitting, carbon dioxide reduction, as well as advanced nanocatalysts (e.g., thermal catalysts, electrocatalysts, photocatalysts and photoelectrocatalysts) are enthusiastically invited. These applications may involve the use of emerging nanomaterials such as dimensionality-dependent nanostructures, functional hybrid nanocomposites and metal-free nanomaterials.
Another imperative focus topic of this Thematic Series, nanoremediation (i.e., environmental remediation using nanomaterials), will round out the volume by reviewing the latest research on water treatment and mineralization of pollutants using nanomaterials.
Key topics: metal-free nanomaterials, functional hybrid nanocomposites, electrocatalysis, thermal catalysis, artificial photosynthesis, photocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis, water splitting, carbon dioxide reduction, solar cells, energy harvesting, batteries, supercapacitors, pollutant degradation, water treatment
Submission deadline: October 1, 2017
Please inform Dr. Ong if you intend to submit a manuscript, and if so, in which format (Review, Research Article or Letter). Please submit your article directly to the Beilstein Publishing System along with your cover letter containing the following information:
Thematic Series: Energy conversion, storage and environmental remediation using nanomaterials
Lead Guest Editor: Dr. Wee-Jun Ong
Please contact Dr. Ong with any questions regarding the scope of this Thematic Series.
Wee-Jun Ong / Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Xiaobo Chen / University of Missouri - Kansas City
Rengui Li / Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
In this Thematic Series of articles, we will bring together work that illustrates both new design principles for patterning interfaces from sub-micrometer down to molecular scales, and new characterization tools and methods relevant at these scales. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- novel biological or bioinspired patterning approaches and applications
- noncovalent functionalization strategies for layered materials
- hybrid and soft lithographic techniques
- characterization methods for monitoring interfacial structures and interactions
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2017
Please inform Prof. Claridge if you intend to submit a manuscript, and if so, in which format (Review, Research Article or Letter). Please submit your article directly to the Beilstein Publishing System along with your cover letter containing the following information:
Thematic Series: Nanoscale patterning and characterization
Guest Editors: Prof. Shelley Claridge, Prof. Wei-Ssu Liao
Please contact Prof. Claridge with any questions regarding the scope of this Thematic Series.
Prof. Shelley Claridge / Purdue University
Prof. Wei-Ssu Liao / National Taiwan University
We are partnering with the 14th European Conference on Liquid Crystals to highlight some of the best research inspired by the conference program. This Thematic Series will focus on a subgroup of selected publications that employ nanostructured materials or have nanostructured end products which assist in liquid crystal systems. The Thematic Series is not limited to only conference attendees, so submit your original research now on nanostructured liquid crystal systems.
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017
Please inform Dr. Emelyanenko if you intend to submit a manuscript, and if so, in which format (Review, Research Article or Letter). When you are ready to submit your article, please upload it directly to the Beilstein Publishing System along with your cover letter containing the following information:
Thematic Series: Nanostructured liquid crystal systems and applications
Guest Editors: Dr. Alexander Emelyanenko, Prof. Alexei R. Khokhlov
Please contact Dr. Emelyanenko with any questions regarding the scope of this Thematic Series.
Prof. Alexei R. Khokhlov / Lomonosov Moscow State University
Dr. Alexander Emelyanenko / Lomonosov Moscow State University
This Thematic Series will cover all relevant aspects of FEBIP and in particular FEBID, including:
- the fundamental electron–precursor interactions leading to precursor fragmentation,
- the surface reactions initiated by these interactions,
- the design and synthesis of novel FEBID precursors, and
- advances in the performance of FEBID processes with respect to deposit purity, spatial resolution, and processing speed.
The performance of these nanofabrication processes and the properties of the resulting nanomaterials depend decisively on how precisely the underlying chemistry can be controlled. In fact, it is the interplay of electron-induced and thermal precursor chemistry together with the reactivity of the surface where these reactions take place that determines the composition and the spatial resolution of deposits fabricated by FEBIP. This calls for the development of novel precursors designed specifically for electron beam driven processing and optimized processes with respect to surface chemistry or added purification reagents, taking also into consideration new developments in precursor supply instrumentation.
Submission Deadline: June 20, 2017
Please inform Prof. Swiderek if you intend to submit a manuscript, and if so, in which format (Review, Research Article or Letter). When you are ready to submit your article, please upload it directly to the Beilstein Publishing System along with your cover letter containing the following information:
Thematic Series: Chemistry for electron-induced nanofabrication
Guest Editors: Prof. Petra Swiderek, Dr. Hubertus Marbach, Prof. Cornelis W. Hagen
Please contact Prof. Swiderek with any questions regarding the scope of this Thematic Series.
Prof. Petra Swiderek / University of Bremen
Dr. Hubertus Marbach / Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Prof. Cornelis W. Hagen / Delft University of Technology