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While many major strides have been made in the last three decades concerning the synthesis, characterisation and properties of individual nanoobjects, their technological uptake necessarily requires integration into devices. To achieve this, detailed characterization, design and control of the interface between nanoobjects and their environment is essential. Interface properties typically dominate the behavior of nanomaterials. The reviews of this Thematic Series cover key areas of advanced synthesis methods, controlled functionalization and post-processing routes, developments in nanoscale characterization tools as well as theoretical modeling of structure and dynamics, and electronic properties. Finally some reviews cover key examples of successful nanomaterial integration.


Atomic scale interface design and characterisation
Carla Bittencourt, Chris Ewels, Arkady V. Krasheninnikov

Growth and characterization of CNT–TiO2 heterostructures
Yucheng Zhang, Ivo Utke, Johann Michler, Gabriele Ilari, Marta D. Rossell, Rolf Erni

Sublattice asymmetry of impurity doping in graphene: A review
James A. Lawlor, Mauro S. Ferreira

Review of nanostructured devices for thermoelectric applications
Giovanni Pennelli

Nano-rings with a handle – Synthesis of substituted cycloparaphenylenes
Anne-Florence Tran-Van, Hermann A. Wegner

Donor–acceptor graphene-based hybrid materials facilitating photo-induced electron-transfer reactions
Anastasios Stergiou, Georgia Pagona, Nikos Tagmatarchis

Non-covalent and reversible functionalization of carbon nanotubes
Antonello Di Crescenzo, Valeria Ettorre, Antonella Fontana

Experimental techniques for the characterization of carbon nanoparticles – a brief overview
Wojciech Kempiński, Szymon Łoś, Mateusz Kempiński, Damian Markowski

Silicon and germanium nanocrystals: properties and characterization
Ivana Capan, Alexandra Carvalho, José Coutinho

Electronic and electrochemical doping of graphene by surface adsorbates
Hugo Pinto, Alexander Markevich

Carbon-based smart nanomaterials in biomedicine and neuroengineering
Antonina M. Monaco, Michele Giugliano

Cathode lens spectromicroscopy: methodology and applications
T. O. Menteş, G. Zamborlini, A. Sala, A. Locatelli

Carbon nano-onions (multi-layer fullerenes): chemistry and applications
Juergen Bartelmess, Silvia Giordani

Properties of plasmonic arrays produced by pulsed-laser nanostructuring of thin Au films
Katarzyna Grochowska, Katarzyna Siuzdak, Peter A. Atanasov, Carla Bittencourt, Anna Dikovska, Nikolay N. Nedyalkov, Gerard Śliwiński

Two-dimensional and tubular structures of misfit compounds: Structural and electronic properties
Tommy Lorenz, Jan-Ole Joswig, Gotthard Seifert

Advances in NO2 sensing with individual single-walled carbon nanotube transistors
Kiran Chikkadi, Matthias Muoth, Cosmin Roman, Miroslav Haluska, Christofer Hierold

Electrical contacts to individual SWCNTs: A review
Wei Liu, Christofer Hierold, Miroslav Haluska

Localized surface plasmon resonances in nanostructures to enhance nonlinear vibrational spectroscopies: towards an astonishing molecular sensitivity
Dan Lis, Francesca Cecchet

Liquid-phase exfoliated graphene: functionalization, characterization, and applications
Mildred Quintana, Jesús Iván Tapia, Maurizio Prato

Synthesis of boron nitride nanotubes and their applications
Saban Kalay, Zehra Yilmaz, Ozlem Sen, Melis Emanet, Emine Kazanc, Mustafa Çulha

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of graphitic carbon nanomaterials doped with heteroatoms
Toma Susi, Thomas Pichler, Paola Ayala

Nanoparticle shapes by using Wulff constructions and first-principles calculations
Georgios D. Barmparis, Zbigniew Lodziana, Nuria Lopez, Ioannis N. Remediakis

Filling of carbon nanotubes and nanofibres
Reece D. Gately, Marc in het Panhuis

Chains of carbon atoms: A vision or a new nanomaterial?
Florian Banhart

Overview of nanoscale NEXAFS performed with soft X-ray microscopes
Peter Guttmann, Carla Bittencourt

The Kirkendall effect and nanoscience: hollow nanospheres and nanotubes
Abdel-Aziz El Mel, Ryusuke Nakamura, Carla Bittencourt

Possibilities and limitations of advanced transmission electron microscopy for carbon-based nanomaterials
Xiaoxing Ke, Carla Bittencourt, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo

Many thanks to the team at the Beilstein journal for their support, patience and encouragement with the production of this Thematic Issue.

21 August 2015