In recent years, the interest in nanoalloys has increased dramatically, both from the points of view of experiment and of computation. Lively research activity has produced impressive advances in controlling the synthesis of nanoalloys. Also imaging and characterization techniques have been notably improved, especially in situ tools. New computational techniques for exploring the nanoalloy energy landscape have been developed, both at the ab-initio and at the atomistic level, together with impressive progress in calculating magnetic and optical properties.
This themed collection presents a thorough account of the most exciting current research in nanoalloys, with articles from the most active groups, who are defining the state of the art in the field. The Guest Editors for this themed collection are Riccardo Ferrando (Università Genova, Italy), Roy L. Johnston (University of Birmingham, UK) and Catherine Louis (UPMC-Paris 6, France).