Nanofabrication and Processing Technologies

With the small sizes encountered with nanomaterials, often existing "macro" processing technologies are unable to be used, or need to be adapted. Hence new or refined processes are required to deal with these smaller entities. Nanofabrication technologies can be broadly grouped into top down (breaking down larger materials into nano-sized materials) or bottom up where nanomaterials may be formed via atomic manipulation or from a gaseous or fluid phase.
Chemistry of Materials is devoted to the publication of original contributions on forefront, fundamental research at the interface of chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science. Both theoretical and experimental studies which focus on the preparation or understanding of materials with unusual or useful properties are relevant.