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Functional Nanostructures

ISSN 2398-9122
DOI 10.24274/fn.2016
EDITORS IN CHIEF:

Professor Jeff Th. De Hosson
University of Groningen, Netherlands
Professor W. I. Milne
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Professor Werner J. Blau
Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Official Nanosmat Journal

Nanotechnology is one of the most exciting and dynamic fields to emerge over the last century. Even though Richard Feynman introduced the concept of nanotechnology in 1959, initial progress was slow, however, over the last two decades growth in fundamental research, product development and commercial activities have exploded exponentially. Further impetus for both research and commercialisation was provided by award of the Nobel Prize to Geim and Novoselov in 2010 for their ground breaking work on the one-dimensional material “Graphene”. This material has enormous potential, ranging from drug delivery systems to solar energy, for making a wide range of commercial products.

Nanotechnology is a truly multidisciplinary and global field being explored by scientists, engineers, social scientists, environmentalist and politicians due to novel science emerging and potential for growth of global economy. It has also caught the imagination of the public in news features, major films and points of discussion in the media.

Even though there are a number of journals focusing on the various aspects of nanotechnology– Functional Nanostructures (FN), which is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal, aims to fill the need for a more comprehensive and cross cutting journal which will bring together the fundamental Nanoscience, product development and the commercial aspects of nanotechnology into a single forum.

Functional Nanostructures  will be published by One Central Press  and will be published each quarterly (4 times a year) and will be available to read and/or download, free of cost, as e-edition.

The themes of the journal will include and not limited to the following:

• Carbon based nanomaterials

• Graphene

• Nanoparticles, thin films &nanofibres

• Patterned, nanostructures, and nanoconfined materials

• Nanocomposites

• Self-assembly

• Modeling and simulation

• One-dimensional materials

• Bionanomaterials

• Advanced technologies for the submicron patterning of materials

• Nanofabrication

• Nanoenergy

• Nanocatalysis

• Nanoporous materials

• Adhesion and self-cleaning

• Nanoscale Sensors (including biosensors)

• Drug delivery

• Nanocarriers systems

• Diagnostics & Imaging

• Nanoproducts in sports, health, textiles, medicine, dentistry and optometry


Editors In Chief

Professor Jeff Th. De Hosson
University of Groningen, Netherlands
Professor W. I. Milne
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Professor Werner J. Blau
Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

International Editorial Board

Professor Mircea Chipara, University of Texas Pan American, USA

Professor Alexander Seifalian, University College London, UK

Professor Peter Lund, Aalto University School of Science, Finland

Professor Stanislaw Mitura, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland

Dr Giuseppe Fierro, Consiglio Nazionaledelle Ricerche (CNR), Italy

Professor Jean Ebothe, University of Reims, France

Dr Mahmood Aliofkhazraei, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

Professor Julian Gonzalez, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Professor J. A. Darr, University College London, UK

Dr Samir Iqbal, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Dr Nasar Ali, Meliksah University, Turkey

Professor Lei Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Professor Ngan, Alfonso Hing Wan, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


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Article Types

The journal will publish the following types of papers:

-          Review articles

-          Rapid communications

-          Regular full length articles

-          Invited articles

 

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should be 4 to 12 pages in length. OCP can accept shorter or longer manuscripts, provided that the scientific content is of exceptionally high quality.

Permissions - Authors who include figures, tables, or text extracts in their work that have already been published in other publishing domains are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format.

Authors are not expected to submit copyright permissions along with their manuscripts, but we may ask you to provide them if there are reasons to suspect that any part of your manuscript infringes a third-party’s copyright.

Open Access Policy

All articles are published under the CC BY 3.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Copyright

Author(s) are the only holder(s) of the copyright to the published work. To view the Copyright policy click here

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Article Processing Charge

Functional Nanostructures (FNS) is an Open Access journal. Publishing an article in this journal requires the payment of an Article Processing Charge. The Article Processing Charge is currently 500 Euros.

The APC fee is paid only after an article has been accepted for publication, which includes administering peer-review, editing, proofreading, publishing, maintaining, indexing etc. and it allows immediate online access to the full article. No fees are charged for article submission and there are no additional charges for colour figures or supplements included in your work.


Last updated: May 5, 2017 at 14:23 pm

Vol. 1, Issue 1 Papers:

  • Size distribution of silica nanoparticles: its impact on green energy

    Author(s): M. V. Dutka, A. A. Turkin, D. I. Vainchtein, S. Gersen, V. M. van Essen, P. Visser, A. V. Mokhov, H. B. Levinsky, and J. Th. M. De Hosson
    DOI: 10.24274/fn.2016.a1
    How to Cite this Article: M. V. Dutka, A. A. Turkin, D. I. Vainchtein, S. Gersen, V. M. van Essen, P. Visser, A. V. Mokhov, H. B. Levinsky, and J. Th. M. De Hosson, “Size distribution of silica nanoparticles: its impact on green energy”, Functional Nanostructures, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Pages 1-12, April 2016. doi: 10.24274/fn.2016.a1
    Pages: 1-12
    Date Published: April 2016



  • Electrical Profiling and Aptamer Functionalized Nanotextured Surface in a Single Biochip for the Detection of Tumor Cells

    Author(s): Muhymin Islam, Mohammad R. Hasan, Adeel Sajid, Andrew D. Ellington, Young-tae Kim and Samir M. Iqbal
    DOI: 10.24274/fn.2016.a2
    How to Cite this Article: Muhymin Islam, Mohammad R. Hasan, Adeel Sajid, Andrew D. Ellington, Young-tae Kim and Samir M. Iqbal, “Electrical Profiling and Aptamer Functionalized Nanotextured Surface in a Single Biochip for the Detection of Tumor Cells”, Functional Nanostructures, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Pages 13-21, August 2016. doi: 10.24274/fn.2016.a2
    Pages: 13-21
    Date Published: August 2016



  • Bulk Molybdenum Spindt Field Emission Arrays (Rapid Communication)

    Author(s): Ningli Zhu, Kaisi Xu, Yusheng Zhai, Zhi Tao, Yunsong Di, Zhipeng Zhang, Jun Chen, Matthew T. Cole, William I. Milne, & Jing Chen
    DOI: 10.24274/fn.2016.a3
    How to Cite this Article: Ningli Zhu, Kaisi Xu, Yusheng Zhai, Zhi Tao, Yunsong Di, Zhipeng Zhang, Jun Chen, Matthew T. Cole, William I. Milne, & Jing Chen, “Bulk Molybdenum Spindt Field Emission Arrays”, Functional Nanostructures, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Pages 22-25, August 2016. doi: 10.24274/fn.2016.a3
    Pages: 22-25
    Date Published: August 2016



  • Differentiation of Specific Cancer Biomarkers with Solid-state Nanopores

    Author(s): Waqas Ali, Muhammad Usman Raza, Mohammed Arif I. Mahmood, Peter B. Allen, Adam R. Hall, Yuan Wan, and Samir M. Iqbal
    DOI: 10.24274/fn.2016.a4
    How to Cite this Article: Waqas Ali, Muhammad Usman Raza, Mohammed Arif I. Mahmood, Peter B. Allen, Adam R. Hall, Yuan Wan, and Samir M. Iqbal, “Differentiation of Specific Cancer Biomarkers with Solid-state Nanopores”, Functional Nanostructures, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Pages 26-34, August 2016. doi: 10.24274/fn.2016.a4
    Pages: 26-34
    Date Published: August 2016



  • Effect of the substrate temperature and bias voltage on the properties of ZrO2/Al2O3 coatings produced by pulsed magnetron sputtering and filtered vacuum arc deposition

    Author(s): I. Zukerman, A. Raveh, R.L. Boxman
    DOI: 10.24274/fn.2016.a5
    How to Cite this Article: I. Zukerman, A. Raveh, R.L. Boxman, “Effect of the substrate temperature and bias voltage on the properties of ZrO2/Al2O3 coatings produced by pulsed magnetron sputtering and filtered vacuum arc deposition”, Functional Nanostructures, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Pages 35-43, August 2016. doi: 10.24274/fn.2016.a5
    Pages: 35-43
    Date Published: August 2016



  • Photodynamic cancer therapy and DNA binding studies of Au@ZrO2 core-shell nanoparticles in vitro

    Author(s): K. S. Meena, K.I. Dhanalekshmi
    DOI: 10.24274/fn.2016.a6
    How to Cite this Article: K. S. Meena, K.I. Dhanalekshmi, “Photodynamic cancer therapy and DNA binding studies of Au@ZrO2 core-shell nanoparticles in vitro”, Functional Nanostructures, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Pages 44-49, September 2016. doi: 10.24274/fn.2016.a6
    Pages: 44-49
    Date Published: September 2016



Vol. 1, Issue 2 Papers:

  • Biomimmetic surfaces effectively inhibiting coagulation process dedicated for cardiovascular devices

    Author(s): Roman Major, Klaudia Trembecka-Wojciga, Juergen Markus Lackner, Hanna Plutecka, Boguslaw Major, Stanislaw Mitura
    DOI: 10.24274/fn.2016.a7
    How to Cite this Article: Roman Major, Klaudia Trembecka-Wojciga, Juergen Markus Lackner, Hanna Plutecka, Boguslaw Major, Stanislaw Mitura, “Biomimmetic surfaces effectively inhibiting coagulation process dedicated for cardiovascular devices”, Functional Nanostructures, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Pages 50-59, October 2016. doi: 10.24274/fn.2016.a7
    Pages: 50-59
    Date Published: October 2016



  • Structural, Optical and Electrical Properties of Cobalt Doped ZnO Quantum Dots

    Author(s): Ram Chandra Tiwari and Parameswar Hari
    DOI: 10.24274/fn.2016.a8
    How to Cite this Article: Ram Chandra Tiwari and Parameswar Hari, “Structural, Optical and Electrical Properties of Cobalt Doped ZnO Quantum Dots”, Functional Nanostructures, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Pages 60-66, December 2016. doi: 10.24274/fn.2016.a8
    Pages: 60-66
    Date Published: December 2016



  • Microwave Synthesis of Aluminium Doped ZnO Nanostructures and Characterization

    Author(s): D. Selvakumari, C.S. Abraham, P. Subhashini, N. Lakshminarayan
    DOI: 10.24274/fn.2016.a9
    How to Cite this Article: D. Selvakumari, C.S. Abraham, P. Subhashini, N. Lakshminarayan, “Microwave Synthesis of Aluminium Doped ZnO Nanostructures and Characterization”, Functional Nanostructures, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Pages 67-72, December 2016. doi: 10.24274/fn.2016.a9
    Pages: 67-72
    Date Published: December 2016



  • Quantum phenomena of ZnSe nanocrystals prepared by electron beam evaporation technique

    Author(s): K. Kaviyarasu, L. Kotsedi, Aline Simo, Xolile Fuku, F. T. Thema, K. Anand, K.G. Moodley, J. Kennedy, M. Maaza
    DOI: 10.24274/fn.2016.a10
    How to Cite this Article: K. Kaviyarasu, L. Kotsedi, Aline Simo, Xolile Fuku, F. T. Thema, K. Anand, K.G. Moodley, J. Kennedy, M. Maaza, “Quantum phenomena of ZnSe nanocrystals prepared by electron beam evaporation technique”, Functional Nanostructures, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Pages 73-83, March 2017. doi: 10.24274/fn.2016.a10
    Pages: 73-83
    Date Published: March 2017



  • Study of seahorse-like Fe-TiO2 core-shell nanorods obtained in an induction heated MOCVD reactor

    Author(s): Andreea CRISBASAN, Denis CHAUMONT, Marco SACILOTTI, Yvon LACROUTE, Remi CHASSAGNON
    DOI: 10.24274/fn.2016.a11
    How to Cite this Article: Andreea CRISBASAN, Denis CHAUMONT, Marco SACILOTTI, Yvon LACROUTE, Remi CHASSAGNON, “Study of seahorse-like Fe-TiO2 core-shell nanorods obtained in an induction heated MOCVD reactor”, Functional Nanostructures, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Pages 84-90, March 2017. doi: 10.24274/fn.2016.a11
    Pages: 84-90
    Date Published: March 2017



  • The AlSi nanolayers deposited on FeCrAl microwires

    Author(s): M. Szczypinski, K. Reszka, D. Murzynski, M.M. Szczypinski
    DOI: 10.24274/fn.2016.a12
    How to Cite this Article: M. Szczypinski, K. Reszka, D. Murzynski, M.M. Szczypinski, “The AlSi nanolayers deposited on FeCrAl microwires”, Functional Nanostructures, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Pages 91-98, March 2017. doi: 10.24274/fn.2016.a12
    Pages: 91-98
    Date Published: March 2017




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Functional Nanostructures Journal 'Focus Issue' - Nanoporous Materials: Synthesis and Emerging Applications

Focus Issue: “Nanoporous Materials: Synthesis and Emerging Applications”


Guest Editor:
Dr Eric Detsi
University of Pennsylvania, USA







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Functional Nanostructures Journal 'Focus Issue' - Nanoporous Materials: Synthesis and Emerging Applications

Focus Issue: “Catalysis: the natural place for Nanostructured (Active) Species”


Guest Editor:
Dr Giuseppe Fierro
CNR-Institute for the Study of Nanostructured Materials (ISMN), Italy







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Functional Nanostructures Journal 'Focus Issue' - Polymer based nanocomposites

Focus Issue: “Polymer based nanocomposites”


Guest Editor:
Professor Mircea Chipara
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA







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Functional Nanostructures Journal 'Focus Issue' - Tuning the characteristics and performance of films deposited on elastomers through advanced control of substrate behaviour

Focus Issue: “Tuning the characteristics and performance of films deposited on elastomers through advanced control of substrate behaviour”


Guest Editor:
Dr Diego Martínez
University of Minho, Portugal





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