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International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials
International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials


Special Issue on: "Laser-assisted Synthesis of Nanomaterials"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Jayshri Sabarinathan and Dr. Jin Zhang, Western University, Canada
Dr. Junming Xue, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr. Shiliang Wang, Defence Research and Development Canada, Canada

Laser-assisted methods have been applied in producing nanoparticles, nanostructured thin films and three dimensional nanostructures and devices. Laser-assisted processes are able to efficiently fabricate desired nanomaterials in terms of size, shape and unique structures by varying laser wavelength, pulse duration, laser fluence and pulse repetition rate in properly selected media. It has been demonstrated that laser-assisted methods can be applied to an almost unlimited variety of materials such as metals, semiconductors, alloys, polymers and ceramics.

The special issue will address the technical results obtained within the last five years to summarise the most recent developments in the field.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Laser ablation techniques
  • Laser-assisted chemical vapour deposition
  • Nanomaterial synthesis techniques for metal/semiconductor/polymer/alloys/plasmonic/ceramic nanoparticles and nanowires
  • Pulsed laser synthesis
  • Ultrafast laser-based nanomaterial synthesis
  • Laser nanofabrication
  • Laser plasma-assisted treatment for nanostructuring
  • Laser-based nanosynthesis in gaseous and aqueous environments

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscript due: 15 November, 2013 (extended)