Journal of Materials Chemistry is publishing a themed issue on the Self-Organization of Nanoparticles with Professor Nicholas A. Kotov (University of Michigan, USA) as the Guest Editor. The themed issue will collect a selection of the best papers in this area in a high profile and high impact themed issue which will be published in 2011. Please contact the Editorial Office if you are interested in contributing.
The deadline for the receipt of manuscripts for this themed issue is 17th April 2011.
Many scientists over the period of the last decade greatly contributed to the development and understanding of the self-organization phenomena involving inorganic nanoparticles. Many of them result in truly amazing supramolecular systems transcending different scales of organization. It is important to analyze now the progress and establish the most exciting directions of future research.
The issue will cover the most exciting directions in self-organized systems of nanoparticles. New examples of nanoparticle superstructures, experimental techniques to reach levels of complexity, electronic phenomena involving energy transfer and plasmonic effects in multiparticle systems, computational and theoretical methods of description of self-organization processes, technological prospects for self-organized systems, biological implications of nanoparticle ability to self-organize, new nanostructured materials utilizing self-assemble phenomena, collective behaviour in NP systems, and other topics related to the self-organization of nanoparticles constitute the intellectual framework of this issue.
The issue will contain communications, full papers and review-type articles (Feature, Highlights or Applications). All manuscripts will be refereed in accordance to the standard procedures of Journal of Materials Chemistry, and in this respect invited articles will be treated in the same way as regular submissions to the journal.
Manuscripts can be submitted using the RSC’s on-line submissions service. Please clearly mark that the manuscript is “submitted in response to the call for papers for the Self-Organization of Nanoparticles themed issue”.