Dr. Peter Gregorčič from Lasteh is a guest editor of special issue of Nanomaterials (IF = 4.034). The topic of this special issue is Laser Surface Functionalization on Nanomaterials.
Laser surface functionalization has attracted a great deal of attention due to its ability to modify properties of a thin surface layer on nanoscale by keeping the bulk material intact. Thus, it has been used to produce surfaces with unique properties for a wide range of applications, including biodegradable and biocompatible materials, tribological applications, heat transfer applications, as well as materials with unique wettability, superior corrosion behavior, improved optical properties, etc. In recent years, it has been shown that modified surface layers on nanoscale play a significant role in surface functionalization. Moreover, laser light has been used also to produce functionalized nanoparticles or to functionalize single layer of atoms (e.g., graphene).
The Special Issue of Nanomaterials is opened for submission until 20 March 2021 and will cover recent progress in the laser surface functionalization on nanomaterials for different applications. More information is available here: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/Laser_Surface_Nano.