Materials & Design - Call for Papers: Special Issue on Low Dimensional and Nanostructured Materials for Advanced Functional Applications

Low-dimensional and nanostructured materials are the systems with one or more dimensions or features reduced to the nanoscale, exhibiting some novel and sometimes unprecedented optical, electronic, and magnetic properties. The possibility to exploit and control these properties makes them suitable for a variety of functional applications. In recent years, low-dimensional and nanostructured materials with specific advanced functional properties have attracted very considerable research interest in the fields of electronics, optoelectronics, magnetics, quantum, catalysis, as well as in the biomedicine. Despite decades of technical development, low-dimensional and nanostructured materials face considerable challenges in bringing them closer to successful and widespread practical application.

The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together original research and review articles concerning the issues arising in the synthesis, characterizations and application of low-dimensional and nanostructured materials. The Virtual Special Issue will serve as a point of reference for the design, synthesis and characterization of novel materials and devices and a platform for exchanging ideas to promote rigorous scientific research and practical design.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Growth and construction of low-dimensional/nanostructured materials and their heterostructures.?
  • Multi-modal microscopy, optical, electrical, and magnetic characterization of low-dimensional and nanostructured materials and their devices.
  • Theoretical modelling and numerical simulation of low-dimensional and nanostructured materials and their heterostructures. 
  • Functional applications of low-dimensional and nanostructured materials, including optoelectronics, magnetics, quantum systems, catalysis, etc.

Guide for Authors:

All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed in accordance with the standard practices of Materials & Design. For more information on Materials & Design, including the journal ranking and scores, publication policies, author guidelines and publication charges, please refer to the journal website at

Please submit your manuscripts using Editorial Manager web portal: and select the appropriate option VSI: LowD in the website pull down menu at the time of submission.

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