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The Physical Chemistry of Organic-Inorganic Interfaces as a Key to Understanding Hybrid Nanomaterials

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There have been many advances in the preparation and characterization of nanomaterials with hybrid organic-inorganic interfaces, triggered by the pursuit of improvement of different materials’ performance. It is widely accepted that many magnetic, ionic, electronic, and optoelectronic properties can be ...

There have been many advances in the preparation and characterization of nanomaterials with hybrid organic-inorganic interfaces, triggered by the pursuit of improvement of different materials’ performance. It is widely accepted that many magnetic, ionic, electronic, and optoelectronic properties can be drastically enhanced for hybrid organic-inorganic nanomaterials such as polymer nanocomposites with 0D, 1D, 2D, and 3D inorganic (including carbon) nanostructures compared to their isolated counterparts. In addition, there have been numerous advances in the study of small organic molecule's adsorption onto inorganic surfaces that have shed some light on the physical chemistry of these interfaces - mainly for chemical sensing and catalysis, but also for electronics-related applications. However, there is still an outstanding need to understand the mechanisms involved in the physical chemistry processes at these complex organic-inorganic interfaces.

This Research Topic aims to become the point of reference for experimental and theoretical research on the physical chemistry of organic-inorganic interfaces for advancing the understanding of different hybrid nanomaterials in a broad range of applications. Experimentally, we would like to cover all aspects of the use of novel methods for the preparation of well-defined hybrid organic-inorganic interfaces, and advances in their characterization using modern and more specific instrumentation techniques. Theoretically, we aim to address state-of-the-art updates on existing computational approaches for hybrid organic-inorganic interface modeling, covering ab-initio, classical, and hybrid methodologies.

We welcome Original Research, Review, Mini Review and Perspective articles on themes including, but not limited to:

• Novel molecule, oligomer or polymer interaction with 0D, 1D, 2D and 3D inorganic (including carbon) nanostructures.
• Electronic, ionic, and magnetic transport in organic-inorganic interfaces.
• Advances in preparation, characterization, and simulation techniques for organic-inorganic interfaces.
• Investigation of electrochemical, optical, and sensing properties


Keywords: Hybrid organic-inorganic nanomaterials, interfaces, surfaces, physical chemistry, hybrid nanomaterials, organic-inorganic nanomaterials, modeling


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20 October 2021 Abstract
20 January 2022 Manuscript

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20 January 2022 Manuscript

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