Información de la Revista
Nanomaterials
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials
Factor de Impacto:
4.324
Editor:
MDPI
ISSN:
2079-4991
Vistas:
5980
Seguidores:
25
Solicitud de Artículos
Aims

Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991) is an international and interdisciplinary scholarly open access journal. It publishes reviews, regular research papers, communications, and short notes that are relevant to any field of study that involves nanomaterials, with respect to their science and application. Thus, theoretical and experimental articles will be accepted, along with articles that deal with the synthesis and use of nanomaterials. Articles that synthesize information from multiple fields, and which place discoveries within a broader context, will be preferred. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical research in as much detail as possible. Full experimental or methodical details, or both, must be provided for research articles. Computed data or files regarding the full details of the experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material.

Nanomaterials is dedicated to a high scientific standard. All manuscripts undergo a rigorous reviewing process and decisions are based on the recommendations of independent reviewers.

Scopes

Nanomaterials are materials with typical size features in the lower nanometer size range and characteristic mesoscopic properties; for example quantum size effects. These properties make them attractive objects of fundamental research and potential new applications. The scope of Nanomaterials covers the preparation, characterization and application of all nanomaterials.

The following examples may provide a guide to what will be covered (not exclusive):

    Nanomaterials:
        Nanoparticles, coatings and thin films, inorganic-organic hybrids and composites (i.e. MOFs), membranes, nano-alloys, quantum dots, self-assemblies, graphene, nanotubes, etc
    Methodologies:
        Synthesis of organic, inorganic, and hybrid nanomaterials
        Characterization of mesoscopic properties
        Modelling of nanomaterials and/or mesoscopic effects
    Applications:
        Any application of new nanomaterials or new application of nanomaterials
Última Actualización Por Dou Sun en 2021-02-25
Special Issues
Special Issue on Special Issue on Frontiers in Nanostructured Liquid Crystals: From Supramolecular Order to Applications
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-01

Dear Colleagues, Liquid crystals are fascinating soft materials characterized by the ability to self-assemble into a variety of supramolecular structures featuring a degree of ordering intermediate between that of crystalline solids and liquids. It is this complex structural organization, and its sensitivity to external stimuli, that determines the peculiar macroscopic properties of liquid crystals and makes them play a pivotal role in the most diverse fields, from electro-optics to nanomedicine, from functional materials to polymer technology. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nanostructured_liquid_crystals Open to original research papers and reviews, this issue aims to highlight recent developments and novel trends in the nano-structural investigation of liquid crystals, focusing on both fundamental aspects and their technological potential. Suitable topics include, but are not limited to: the structural characterization of nanoscale liquid crystal order; its computational simulation and theoretical modelling; mesophases with unconventional supramolecular morphologies; surface properties, thin films and confined liquid crystals; hybrid, colloidal and nano-composite liquid crystalline materials; liquid crystalline nanostructures; biological and biomimetic liquid crystals. Prof. Dr. Paola Astolfi Prof. Dr. Michela Pisani Prof. Dr. Francesco Vita Guest Editors
Última Actualización Por Miljan Trninic en 2021-03-04
Special Issue on Special Issue on Advances in Nanomaterials for Sodium and Lithium-Ion Batteries: Trends, Perspective, and Future
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-01

Dear Colleagues, Green energy conversion and storage play an irreplaceable role in realizing carbon neutral in the mid-twenty-first century. Lithium-ion batteries are firstly developed for mobile electronics since 1991, and wildly applied in electric vehicles, gigafactory and large-scale grid storage for carbon emission reduction in recent years. As looking forward many sustainable and low-cost electrochemical energy storage systems, sodium-ion batteries are placed great expectations. Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing are wildly developed for effectively improving the electrochemical performance of active materials, including improving the ion/electron diffusion kinetics, breaking the thermodynamic properties, strengthening mechanical stability. These features make nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing achieving both high-energy and high-power energy storage systems in the near further. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/Sodium_Lithium-Ion_Batteries We invite authors to contribute original research articles (full paper and short communications) or comprehensive review articles covering the new findings, recent research progresses and perspectives in the design, synthesis, manufacture, and route map of nanomaterials for advanced lithium-ion batteries and sodium-ion batteries. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: Nanomaterials for lithium and sodium ion storage In-situ characterizations Interface chemistry between electrode and electrolyte Nanoscale phenomena in lithium and sodium ion storage Fast charging nanomaterials Design and fabrication of electrode and full cell Low-dimensional nanomaterials and nanocomposites Porous materials Prof. Dr. Qiulong Wei Guest Editors Prof. Dr. Qingshui Xie Co-Guest Editors
Última Actualización Por Miljan Trninic en 2021-03-04
Special Issue on Physiological and Molecular Responses of Plants to Engineered Nanomaterials
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-15

Dear Colleagues, Nanomaterials are at the forefront of scientific research in many fields. Scientists involved in plant physiology and molecular biology are working hard to understand the effects of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) from mechanistic and applicative points of view. It has been established that the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is the predominant way in which ENMs exert their negative impacts on plant cells and plants as whole organisms. It has also been established that chloroplasts and mitochondria are among the first targets of the ENMs once they enter inside the cell, therefore, compromising photosynthesis and respiration. However, not all the ENMs have detrimental effects on plants, some of them have been found to stimulate growth and to limit parasite infections. Hence there is a flip side to the possible utilization of ENMs in the field of plant biology. It is possible to use some of them in agriculture to substitute the standard methods of fertilization to limit the waste of macro- and micro-nutrients utilized as fertilizers so far. Plant physiology and molecular biology are called on to clarify all these different interactions of plants with the different types of ENMs in comparison to their respective salts and bulk materials to discover new mechanisms of interaction between plants and ENMs and to clarify those already known. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/plants_engineered_nanomaterials Keywords: Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs); Reactive oxygen species (ROS); Cell membranes; Chloroplast; Mitochondrion; Use in agriculture; Plant physiology; Plant molecular biology; Plant chemistry. Prof. Marta Marmiroli Prof. Elena Maestri Guest Editors You could send the title and abstract of your paper to the following e-mail addresses: puiu@mdpi.com (Ms. Andreea Puiu); nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Andreea Mirela Puiu en 2021-03-04
Special Issue on Advances in Electrofunctional Nanomaterials for Actuation, Sensing, Smart Textiles and Energy Conversion
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-30

Dear Colleague, The demands for new configurations of electrofunctional nanomaterials continue to grow, and novel approaches are being enabled by the advent of new electromaterials and novel fabrication strategies. The combination of electrofunctional materials and textiles has led to the development of new capabilities in fabrics with the potential to change how athletes, patients, soldiers, first responders, and everyday consumers interact with their clothes and other garment products. The current generation of wearable electronics is typically standalone devices that are separately worn or in some cases attached to the garment. The advent of new nanomaterials strategies is poised to create a significant opportunity for seamlessly embedding wearable electronics into the fabric. Therefore, new wearable technologies are expected to have a transformative impact on opportunities related to electronic textile, energy storage, energy generation, sensing, actuation, and health monitoring applications. The motivation behind this Special Issue is the observed growing interest in the design, fabrication, and application of electrofunctional nanomaterials for actuation, sensing, smart textiles and energy conversion in many fields. Energy harvesting/storage, actuators, force/pressure measurement, porosity or color variation, and sensors (movement, temperature, and chemicals) are some of these functionalities. Considering your prominent contribution in this interesting research field, I would like to cordially invite you to submit a paper to this Special Issue through the webpage of the journal (“Advances in Electrofunctional Nanomaterials for Actuation, Sensing, Smart Textiles, and Energy Conversion”). The manuscript should be submitted online before 30 December 2021. The submitted manuscripts will then be fast track reviewed. I would very much appreciate it if you could let me know of your interest in the paper contribution at your earliest convenience. Research articles, review articles, perspectives, as well as communications and letters are also invited. Prof. Dr. Javad Foroughi Guest Editor You could send the title and abstract of your paper to the following e-mail addresses: To: alisa.si@mdpi.com (Ms. Alisa Si); nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials) https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/electrofunctional_nano
Última Actualización Por Alisa Si en 2021-02-26
Special Issue on Nanoencapsulation and Nanocoating of Bioactives of Application Interest in Food, Nutraceuticals and Pharma
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, Nanoencapsulation and Nanocoating are emerging technologies, and this Issue focuses on their application to the protection, processing, masking, controlled release, phase morphology control, increased solubility and enhanced bioavailability of bioactive ingredients of application interest in food, nutraceuticals and pharma sectors. This Special Issue aims to present the latest research activities carried out in these developing fields that span from the nanostructuring of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) to the protection and controlled release of antioxidants, probiotics, minerals, peptides and oils. Processing technologies that allow nanoencapsulation and nanocoating for these purposes, make use of (among others) electrospraying, deep eutectic solvents, electrospinning, solution blow spinning, coacervation, supercritical fluid encapsulation, inclusion complexes and nanoliposomes. As a result, this Issue welcomes recent research that deals with innovative aspects in micro, submicro and nanoencapsulation and nanocoating with these and other techniques, for which relevant aspects include the advantages brought forward by the controlled size reduction of bioactives, encapsulates or protective layers applied. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021. Submission Channel: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nanoencapsulation-nanocoating-food-nutraceuticals-pharma Prof. Dr. Jose M. Lagaron Dr. Cristina Prieto Guest Editors
Última Actualización Por Erika Zhao en 2021-02-26
Special Issue on Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites Based on Carbon Nanomaterials (CNMs)
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, Carbon nanomaterials (CNMs), such as single- and multiwalled carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers, graphene, and graphene oxide, have found a great interest in the fields of nanocomposite materials because of their unique properties. In particular, they are characterized by a large surface area, good environmental stability, and excellent electrical, thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties. Clearly, the incorporation of CNMs in polymer matrices is a very attractive approach to merge the mechanical and processability features of the polymer with the conductive properties of the nanofiller. These nanocomposites open up new opportunities in various fields ranging from sensors, electrochemical capacitors, solar cells, transistors, to molecular electronic devices. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims at collecting works focusing on the correlation of the nanocomposite preparation approach with the material final features, particularly in terms of CNM dispersion and nanofiller/polymer interaction, analyzing in detail the effect of nanofiller functionalization. In particular, it considers the role of CNMs on the nanocomposite properties, especially in terms of thermal and electrical conductivity. The topics cover a wide range of research fields, including nanomaterials and nanofabrication, in the forms of reviews, communications, and academic articles. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/conducting_CNMs Dr. Orietta Monticelli Guest Editor
Última Actualización Por Erika Zhao en 2021-02-26
Special Issue on Recent Advances in the Assessment of Engineered Nanomaterials: Ecotoxicity, Cytotoxicity and Genotoxicity 
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, The last 20 years have proven that nanotechnology provides tremendous benefits and numerous applications to society. Outstanding developments in this field have led to a continuous increase in the production and use of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) for everyday life applications, ranging from food and cosmetics, to biomedicine, electronics, energy production and storage, agriculture and environment. According to Nanodatabase (http://nanodb.dk/) currently there are more than 4712 products (October 2020) containing nanomaterials. Unfortunately, extended manufacturing and use generally causes significant amounts of ENMs to be released into the environment (air, water, soil) and the full toxicological picture in this regard is still to be elucidated. Concerns also arise due to their potential harmful effects on animals and humans. ENMs can reach the human body directly from the air, water, ingested or skin-applied products, or via trophic transfer. In this context, a growing interest has emerged to study the potentially toxic side effects of ENMs. The aim of this Special Issue is to publish research on recent advances in nanoscience related to cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, and ecotoxicity of the novel or currently existing nanomaterials, and their impact on the environment, living organisms and human health. Dr. Dumitriţa Rugină Dr. Cristina Coman Guest Editors Keywords: Nanomaterials; Nanobiointeractions; Environmental impact; Cytotoxicity; Genotoxicity; Phytotoxicity; Nanoecotoxicology; Size-related toxicity Limk: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/Ecotoxicity_nano Please contact eimy.zhao@mdpi if you are willing to contribute.
Última Actualización Por Eimy Zhao en 2021-03-04
Special Issue on Combination of Cold Atmospheric Plasma and Nanomaterials in Cancer Treatment
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and clinical surgery, although used today to eradicate cancer cells, are highly nonselective and commonly result in unexpected sides effects, leading frequently to the death of normal cells. Therefore, advanced research is underway to develop new anticancer methods and techniques, which are no longer limited to new chemotherapeutic agents. One of the newest and most promising tools in the treatment of cancer which has been extensively investigated is cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAPP)-based protocols, often associated with the simultaneous action of the chemotherapeutic drugs, nanoparticles or nanomaterials that carry these chemotherapeutics. CAPP generates reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, UV radiation as well as various charged and uncharged reactive particles and species that tend to change biological cells’ surfaces by inducing oxidative stress. As a result, this interference with the cell microenvironment is responsible for certain desired changes in gene activity and markers of expression of cancer cells, leading to the efficient inhibition of their growth and a selective reduction in their number by apoptosis or other death mechanisms. A synergistic effect of CAPP treatment on cancer cells can be achieved by including nanomaterials. In this case, CAPP helps in increasing the cell membrane’s permeability, which allows the more efficient invasion of nanoparticles or nanomaterial-based drug delivery carriers towards selected sites affected by the cancer and lesions. Moreover, the simultaneous action of CAPP and nanomaterials can help in tissue regeneration by stimulating normal cell proliferation as well as inactivating a broad spectrum of pathogenic microorganisms, including, particularly, those which are multidrug-resistant. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nano_cold_plasma The current Special Issue seeks contributions from scientists and researchers dealing with new applications of CAPP and the development of appropriate plasma devices to treat cancer and alleviate its effects in the body. In particular, it is focused on the effects of CAPP on the microenvironment of cancer cells, the induction of their programmed death, as well as the positive effect on normal cells. Scientific works devoted to the synergistic antitumor activity of CAPP and nanomaterials are particularly welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Liquid-mediated and surface-mediated effects of CAPP on cancer and normal cells, including cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration and permeability; In vitro and in vivo studies of selective CAPP treatment of various tumors; Combination of CAPP and nanomaterials for noninvasive cancer treatment; Application of CAPP and nanomaterials in tumor therapy and tissue regeneration. Prof. Dr. Pawel Pohl Dr. Piotr Jamroz Dr. Anna Dzimitrowicz Dr. Aleksandra Bielawska-Pohl Guest Editors Please send the title and abstract of your paper to the following e-mail addresses: To: sandra.ma@mdpi.com (Ms. Sandra Ma); nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials)
Última Actualización Por Sandra Ma en 2021-03-04
Special Issue on Photoelectrochemical Properties of Nanomaterials and Applications in Energy Conversion and Environmental Remediation
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, Since Fujishima’s research on Electrochemical Photolysis of Water Using Nanomaterial-Based Photoelectrodes in 1972, the photoelectrochemical (PEC) properties of semiconducting nanomaterials have been attracting great attention based on expectations of clean, renewable, and sustainable technologies in energy and environmental fields. The novel PEC properties of semiconducting nanomaterials shed significant insights into emerging solar-driven research areas, including solar-to-fuel conversion by water splitting for H2 and PEC reduction of CO2, solar-to-energy conversion by solar cells and solar fuel cells, and environmental remediation by advanced oxidation process (AOP) along with their hybrid systems. In particular, the design of novel semiconducting nanomaterials and in-depth investigation of PEC mechanisms in the applied devices will be key drivers in achieving innovative solar-driven energy and environmental applications. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nano_photoelectrochemistry Thus, it is expected that this Special Issue of Nanomaterials will offer in-depth knowledge and new research findings on PEC characteristics of nanomaterials, contributing to advancing solar-driven energy conversion and environmental applications utilizing PEC mechanisms. Keywords Photoelectrochemistry and photocatalysis Photocharge transport dynamics mechanism in semiconducting nanomaterials system Photoactive nanomaterials Nanostructured photoelectrodes Photoelectrochemical water splitting for H2 generation Photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction Solar cells using nanostructured photoelectrodes Electronic device applications using photoelectrochemical characteristics of nanomaterials Photoelectrochemical advanced oxidation process for environmental remediation Photoelectrochemical hybrid system integrating H2 generation and environmental remediation Please send the title and abstract of your paper to the following e-mail addresses: To: sandra.ma@mdpi.com (Ms. Sandra Ma); nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials)
Última Actualización Por Sandra Ma en 2021-03-04
Special Issue on Nanomaterials as Cancer Theranostic Agents
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, The high prevalence of cancer in recent years has necessitated the development of new diagnosis strategies and targeted therapies that are more effective and produce fewer side effects. The synthesis of materials at the nanoscale and their use in anticancer therapy is now being increasingly directed toward their use in the design of precisely engineered systems. Overall, these efforts will benefit patients, who will suffer fewer side effects in addition to having a higher survival rate with a higher quality of life. Smart nanomaterials represent one of the most interesting classes of materials for use as therapeutic platforms, both in the diagnosis and treatment of neoplasms. Diagnostic methods are essential for the early detection of cancer to enable their prompt treatment, minimizing possible damage to the rest of the organism. Diagnostic tools such as nanobiosensors, lab-on-a-chip, and imaging systems based on the use of nanoparticles offer higher sensitivity and assist in the early detection of disease, offering a better prognosis and greater possibilities for successful treatment. Moreover, nanovehicles—nanoscale compounds used as a therapeutic tool and designed to specifically accumulate at sites of the body where they are needed for improving pharmacotherapeutic outcomes—are one of the most important nanotechnology applications that have been developed over the past decade. Diverse platforms of nanotechnology, such as liposomes, micelles, core–shell nanodevices, hydrogels, and polymersomes, can be utilized to develop more sophisticated, cancer-cell-targeted therapies and to combine different drugs into a single nanotherapeutic agent for synergistic therapeutic benefits. In this context, this Special Issue aims to collect the latest advances in which the synthesis, modification, properties, and applications of nanomaterials in both diagnosis and cancer treatment are highlighted. Original research articles and reviews are welcome. Additional information can be found on the Special Issue Website at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nano_theranostic_agents Prof. Dr. Houria Boulaiz Guest Editor The title and abstract of your paper can be sent to the following e-mail addresses: girbaciu@mdpi.com (Ms. Beatrice Girbaciu); nanomaterials@mdpi.com (Nanomaterials Editorial Office). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Beatrice Girbaciu en 2021-04-27
Special Issue on Recent Advances in Luminescent Nanocomposites for Sensing Applications
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, The avalanche-like growth in interest in the world of nano has triggered extensive progress in the development of smart multicomponent low-dimensional materials called nanocomposites. Combinations of two or more functional components within one nanoarchitecture result in new content, which benefits from both size and multimodality. Bringing together several functionalities opens the door to a wide range of applications. Luminescent nanomaterials are exceptionally interesting due to their large number of surface atoms or molecules. Being on the frontier of two phases, luminescent species are extremely sensitive to the presence of complementary analytes. Nanocomposite-analyte interaction results in photophysical response characterized by exceedingly low limits of detection, which gives rise to luminescent sensing. This Special Issue is open for contributions on luminescent nanospecies that are utilized for sensing applications. Works on the composite “nano-” with dual modality (e.g., dual-luminescent, magneto-luminescent, etc.) are particularly welcomed for submission. Studies on structural and morphological regulations and energy transfer affecting synergy or antagonism of nanocomposite building blocks will be focused on as well in this issue. Additional information can be found on the Special Issue Website at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/luminescent_nano_sensing Prof. Dr. Asiya R. Mustafina Dr. Svetlana V. Fedorenko Dr. Rustem R. Zairov Guest Editors The title and abstract of your paper can be sent to the following e-mail addresses: girbaciu@mdpi.com (Ms. Beatrice Girbaciu); nanomaterials@mdpi.com (Nanomaterials Editorial Office). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Beatrice Girbaciu en 2021-04-27
Special Issue on Emergent Applications of Peptide and Protein Nanotechnology
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, Peptides and proteins are fundamental components of the cellular machinery. With the idea of mimicking the functional properties of these versatile biological engines, the last decade has witnessed an explosion of interest in nanotechnological applications of peptides and proteins as smart biomaterials. The advancement of knowledge has been impressive on both the fundamental side (mechanisms of growth of peptide nanostructures, controlled self-assembly of proteins, rational design of multi-component systems) and in applications (nanocatalysis, biosensing, biohybrid devices, nanomedicine). It is now time for a comprehensive survey of the applications springing from this exciting field, and I am grateful to Nanomaterials for the opportunity to be guest editor for a Special Issue dedicated to ‘Emergent Applications of Peptide and Protein Nanotechnology’. This Special Issue is open to contributions on: (a) biomedical applications of peptide and protein nanostructures for therapy, prevention, and diagnostics; (b) peptides and proteins as functional components of nanostructured materials (nanotubes, nanoparticles, ultrathin films, nanofibers); (c) the rational design, properties, and applications of peptide- and protein-based materials; (d) peptide and protein hybrid materials; (e) peptide and protein networks, interfaces, and supramolecular complexes; and (f) computational approaches to the design of peptide and protein nanostructures. Our contributors are leading scientists from the bionanoworld, i.e., nanomedicine, biomaterials science, bionanoengineering, and bionanotechnology. Additional information can be found on the Special Issue Website at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/peptide_protein_nanotechnology Prof. Dr. Mariano Venanzi Guest Editor The title and abstract of your paper can be sent to the following e-mail addresses: girbaciu@mdpi.com (Ms. Beatrice Girbaciu); nanomaterials@mdpi.com (Nanomaterials Editorial Office). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Beatrice Girbaciu en 2021-04-27
Special Issue on Optical Ring Resonators: Advanced Platform for Gas Sensing Applications
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, Optical ring resonators are important platforms to realize compact gas sensing application in the fields of security, healthcare, environmental, and food industry. Much effort has been reported in terms of (1) type and size of transducers in order to detect the difference of refractive index or optical absorption; (2) materials, including inorganic materials (SiO2, SiN, Si, etc.) and organic materials (polymer) in terms of propagation loss; (3) adsorbents (polymer, receptor) for detecting specific gas molecules. Fabrication and miniaturization of the transducer array combined with many kinds of adsorbent will lead to detection of odor combined with machine learning. Submissions of recent works on advanced optical ring resonators towards gas sensing applications are welcome for exchanging the information among the researchers in a variety of fields. Additional information can be found on the Special Issue Website at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/optical_resonator_gas_sensing Dr. Hiromasa Shimizu Guest Editor The title and abstract of your paper can be sent to the following e-mail addresses: girbaciu@mdpi.com (Ms. Beatrice Girbaciu); nanomaterials@mdpi.com (Nanomaterials Editorial Office). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Beatrice Girbaciu en 2021-04-27
Special Issue on Identification and Quantification of Nanomaterials
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, The identification and quantification of nanomaterials is currently a very active field of research. In view of the numerous ongoing regulatory activities addressing nanomaterials (e.g. amendments of nanospecific provisions in the REACH, Novel Food, Cosmetics and Medical Devices Regulations in Europe, rules and decisions on nanomaterials by US EPA and US FDA) manufacturers and regulators are in urgent need of scientific and technical progress to meet new regulatory requirements for nanomaterials. Identification and quantification of nanomaterials is a key requirement in this context and useful for innovators already in the material development phase to predict classification as nanomaterial (or the contrary) and to anticipate regulatory requirements for the final product. Enforcement laboratories need to be able to assess not only raw materials at the product ingredient level, but they must be able to analyse the final products on the market to identify and quantify the presence of a nanomaterial. Currently, there is an emerging issue with nanoplastics, which poses particular analytical and conceptual challenges. There has been some progress in recent years regarding the identification and quantification of nanomaterials as raw material, but for final products and materials which are difficult to analyse, such as nanoplastics, this is still extremely challenging. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/quantification_nanomaterials Keywords: nanomaterial identification; nanomaterial quantification; particle measurement methods (quantitative and qualitative); proxy methods; reference materials and standardisation; nanomaterials in products, formulations, and in the environment; safety of nanomaterials; nanoforms; nanoplastics; advanced nanomaterials. Dr. Hubert Rauscher Guest Editor You could send the title and abstract of your paper to the following e-mail addresses: puiu@mdpi.com (Ms. Andreea Puiu); nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Andreea Mirela Puiu en 2021-03-04
Special Issue on Quantum Dots for Fluorescence Imaging
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, Quantum Dots (QDs), which were originally identified as tiny semiconductor nanoparticles (with a size of several nanometers), from the moment of their appearance in the literature in the mid-1980s, immediately occupied a very important place in nanoscience and nanotechnology. A special property that determined the success that QDs have enjoyed is the tunable fluorescence (or photoluminescence). The tunable fluorescence of QDs makes them uniquely suited to various applications. In particular, QDs turned out to be indispensable in bioscience and biotechnology, where they are used for fluorescent imaging of various bio-objects (from cells to micro RNA). Of course, fluorescent imaging is not the only application of QDs. They are widely used in CERS, the development of new lasers and ultrasensitive sensors, and many other fields. However, the concept of a QD as a semiconductor particle has recently undergone a significant change after it turned out that the smallest particles of not only semiconductors but also some metals (such as Ag and Si) have the property of tunable fluorescence. A significant change in the study of QDs occurred with the discovery of carbon QDs, which, in contrast to semiconductor QDs, show low toxicity, have more stable fluorescence, and are significantly cheaper to produce. More recently, research has started to shift towards another new very promising object: graphene QDs. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/quantum_dots_fluoresc This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the most recent findings in QD science and applications. Studies that describe new synthesis methods, fabrication techniques and approaches, characterization techniques, materials as possible candidates for QDs, and properties of different QDs will be considered. Of course, applications of QDs in different fields of science and technology will be welcome. Keywords quantum dot (QD) fluorescence photoluminescence carbon QDs graphene QDs bioscience biotechnology fluorescent imaging sensor bio application. Prof. Dr. Alexander Pyatenko Guest Editor
Última Actualización Por Melia Wang en 2021-02-26
Special Issue on Study on Self-Assembly of Polymer and Inorganic Nanomaterials
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, Self-assembly describes a process to develop ordered structures from disordered building blocks. It is a crucial and powerful method to make all kinds of functional materials or hierarchical structures both in nature and synthetic conditions, which relies on the elaborate choice of assembly building blocks and the fine control of interactions between them. Among different building blocks, polymers and inorganic nanoparticles gain extensive attention due to their diverse chemical structures and excellent chemical or physical properties. Especially, polymers (including DNA or other biopolymers, etc.) can guide the assembly of inorganic nanoparticles into desirable ordered-structures, which exhibit unique collective and emerging properties that differ from individual nanoparticles. Therefore, self-assembly of polymers and inorganic nanoparticles is an essential technology to develop advanced materials with applications in a variety of different fields. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/polymer_inorganic Despite the rapid development of self-assembly technology, there are still many challenges remaining, such as but not limited to: i, how to generate responsive assemblies that can dynamically change their structures or properties to meet the requirement of complicated applications, such as drug delivery, sensors, bioimaging, micro/nanomotors, and many others; ii: how to generate orchestrated nanostructures through self-assembly, such as Janus or heteronanoparticles, polyelemental nanoparticles, etc; iii, how to improve the uniformity of assembly structures through developing new assembly method, such as technologies based on microfluidics, external field (e.g. magnetic, electric, light, gravity or shear); iv, new method to accurately manipulate the interactions between inorganic nanoparticles should be developed to make hierarchical-assembled structures or functional materials; v, new efficient and repeatable self-assembly method to fabricate macroscopic structures should be developed; vi, the potential applications of various self-assembly technologies in biomedical, healthcare or environmental monitoring devices, energy, information storage, environmental and other fields need further development. Hence, in this special issue, we would like to further explore the various strategies to assemble polymer and inorganic nanoparticles to meet the rising demands for functional materials and advanced applications. Prof. Dr. Yijing Liu Dr. Chenglin Yi Dr. Lei Wang Guest Editors You may send your manuscript any time from now until the deadline, as individual papers will be published on an ongoing basis and collected virtually in the Special Issue. In case of questions, please contact us kristine.zhang@mdpi.com (Ms. Kristine Zhang) or nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Kristine Zhang en 2021-06-08
Special Issue on Nanoscale and Sub-Nanoscale Applications of New Fluorescent Materials
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, Fluorescent materials (natural fluorophores, fluorescent sensors, metal nanoparticles, quantum dots, etc.) have found numerous applications in diverse areas of science where sub-nm spatial resolution is essential. More recently, man-made materials, such as metal nanoparticles and quantum dots, have demonstrated high applicability due to their advantages over aromatic fluorophores: chemical inertness, biocompatibility, high water solubility, resistance to photobleaching, opportunity for surface functionalisation, low toxicity and tuneable optical properties. These features make them ideal fluorophores for fluorescence sensing, bioimaging, photocatalysis, drug delivery, or theranostic applications, underpinning key aspects of bio and medical sciences. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nano_fluorescent This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims to cover the recent advancements in new fluorescent materials and new fluorescence spectroscopy methods for researching processes occurring in the nm scale and the sub-nm scale, which is currently beyond all current microscopies. Dr. Olaf Rolinski Guest Editor You may send your manuscript any time from now until the deadline, as individual papers will be published on an ongoing basis and collected virtually in the Special Issue. In case of questions, please contact us kristine.zhang@mdpi.com (Ms. Kristine Zhang) or nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Kristine Zhang en 2021-06-08
Special Issue on Advanced Metal-Organic Frameworks
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are a new type of crystalline porous material. After more than 20 years of development, tens of thousands of MOFs have been synthesized which exhibit wide potential applications in adsorption and separation, luminescence, catalysis, biomedicine, and other fields. Especially in the biomedical field, because of its controllable pore size, functional groups and good biocompatibility, the preparation of nano-scale metal–organic framework materials for slow drug release and metabolism in living cells, real-time monitoring of life activities, etc., has great biological significance for people to understand important life activities in living organisms (such as the function of protein and the interaction between protein), to regulate the activation mechanism of protein, and to regulate the protein pathway related to major diseases. Therefore, developing multifunctional MOFs and MOF-based composite materials and applying them to different fields will greatly promote the mutual development of disciplines. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/advanced_MOFs This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will aim to cover the latest development of metal–organic framework nanostructures, not only involving material synthesis, characterization, and multilevel assembly structure, but also reporting on their functions in thin film preparation and processing devices, including but not limited to gas adsorption and separation, biomedicine and drug delivery, photoelectrocatalysis, gas sensing, pollutant degradation and capture, and so on. Prof. Dr. Fei Wang Guest Editor You may send your manuscript any time from now until the deadline, as individual papers will be published on an ongoing basis and collected virtually in the Special Issue. In case of questions, please contact us kristine.zhang@mdpi.com (Ms. Kristine Zhang) or nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
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Special Issue on Multifunctional Magnetic Nanocomposites: Innovative Processing and Applications
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, The main advantage of heterogeneous nanosystems is the possibility of combining and inter-influencing the electronic properties of constituent interfaced nanophases. Unique physicochemical properties of the hybrid material of interest in various applications can be obtained. The functionality of such systems can be provided by the possibility to actuate the most sensitive nanophase and to exploit the proper response of another nanophase which is directly or indirectly influenced by the actuated phase. Multifunctional magnetic nanocomposites are among such heterogeneous nanosized systems where at least one phase component is magnetic and can act as an intermediate of either the actuation or the response of the system. As compared to the heterogeneous layered systems with at least one magnetic layer of nanometer thickness, also of high technological impact, multifunctional magnetic nanocomposites can be obtained by less expensive processing technologies. In addition, they present much extended specific surfaces and active interfaces which allow additional engineering of the application-oriented parameters through tunable morphologies of the nanosized components. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/magnetic_nanocomposites This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will report on the innovative processing, characterization, and applications of multifunctional magnetic nanocomposites consisting of different matrices (polymer-like, carbon-based, oxides, or intermetallics) embedded or decorated by different magnetic nanostructures (magnetic nanoparticles and nanowires of different organizations and of different structures from monophase to core–shell). Dr. Victor Kuncser Guest Editor You may send your manuscript any time from now until the deadline, as individual papers will be published on an ongoing basis and collected virtually in the Special Issue. In case of questions, please contact us kristine.zhang@mdpi.com (Ms. Kristine Zhang) or nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
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Special Issue on Carbon-Based Nanocomposites for Energy, Environmental, and Biomedical Applications
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, Owing to their unique chemical and morphological properties, carbon-based nanomaterials such as graphene, graphene oxide, carbon nanotubes, and carbon-based quantum dots have diverse applications. Compositing carbon-based nanomaterials with metals or non-metals oxides and hydroxides substantially improve or introduce novel properties. Carbon-based nano-composites are used for energy storage and conversion applications. The environmental applications include their use as adsorbents, catalysts, antimicrobial agents, environmental sensors, high flux membranes, and depth filters. The biomedical application covers their use in drug delivery, biomedical imaging, biosensors, tissue engineering, and cancer therapy. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/carbon_nanocomposite This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will be a collection of groundbreaking research on energy, environmental, and biomedical applications of carbon-based nanomaterials/composites. The types of contributions include full-length research articles, review articles, and short communications. Prof. Dr. Moonis Ali Khan Guest Editor You may send your manuscript any time from now until the deadline, as individual papers will be published on an ongoing basis and collected virtually in the Special Issue. In case of questions, please contact us kristine.zhang@mdpi.com (Ms. Kristine Zhang) or nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
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Special Issue on Recent Advances in Nanomaterials for Removal of New Emerging Pollutants from Water/Wastewater
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear colleagues, This Special Issue is focused on recent developments in the synthesis of novel nanostructured materials (photocatalysts and adsorbents) applicable for the removal of emerging pollutants (pharmaceuticals, additives in personal care products, microplastics, pesticides, herbicides, etc.) from water media. It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue. Full papers, short communications, and reviews are welcome in the following areas: 1. Synthesis of novel nanostructured photocatalysts active under visible light using different techniques such as green microwave-assisted crystallization, sol-gel, hydrothermal, solvothermal, physical methods, etc. 2. Synthesis of magnetic composites in the form of particles or immobilized on different substrates with photocatalytic activity under visible light. 3. Modification and functionalization of natural materials applicable in photocatalysis in order to develop cost-effective reusable technologies. 4. Application of novel photocatalysts and adsorbents in degradation/removal of emerging pollutants from water media. 5. Studies of the correlation between structural properties and the activity of novel photocatalysts and adsorbents. Prof. Dr. Lidija Ćurković Guest Editor You may send your manuscript any time from now until the deadline, as individual papers will be published on an ongoing basis and collected virtually in the Special Issue. In case of questions, please contact us kristine.zhang@mdpi.com (Ms. Kristine Zhang) or nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
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Special Issue on Nanogenerators for the New Information Interconnected Era
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, Internet of things, smart city, smart manufacturing, environmental monitoring, health monitoring and personal electronics all strongly require a long-lasting, widespread power source. Facing these important demands in the future, we need to develop the effective distributed power source for the new information and interconnected era. As a new solution to the new era power, nanogenerators have been developing quickly since their invention. There are two main kinds of nanogenerator: piezoelectric and triboelectric. Some new technologies for simultaneously harvesting the mechanical energy using a nanogenerator and other energies such as solar energy and thermal energy have also been developed. Self-powered nanosensors and nanosystems powered through nanogenerators have also been studied. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nano_generators This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the recent advancements in the fields of piezoelectric nanogenerators, triboelectric nanogenerators, new kinds of nanogenerators, hybrid energy harvesting technologies composed of nanogenerators and self-powered nanodevices and systems powered by nanogenerator-related technologies. Prof. Dr. Yong Qin Prof. Dr. Rusen Yang Guest Editors You may send your manuscript any time from now until the deadline, as individual papers will be published on an ongoing basis and collected virtually in the Special Issue. In case of questions, please contact us kristine.zhang@mdpi.com (Ms. Kristine Zhang) or nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Kristine Zhang en 2021-06-08
Special Issue on State-of-the-Art 2D and Carbon Nanomaterials in Japan
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, This Special Issue will aims to publish original research and review articles related to 2D and Carbon Nanomaterials in Japan. Research topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Fabrication and characterization techniques, and applications of 2D and carbon nanomaterials; Structural, electonic, magnetic, and optical properties of 2D and carbon nanomaterials; https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/carbon_Japan This Special Issue will portray the state of 2D and carbon nanomaterials in Japan and will more clearly present our country's achievements in this field, with the hope to promoting collaborations between Japan and international researchers in the world. Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Furuta Guest Editor You may send your manuscript any time from now until the deadline, as individual papers will be published on an ongoing basis and collected virtually in the Special Issue. In case of questions, please contact us kristine.zhang@mdpi.com (Ms. Kristine Zhang) or nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Kristine Zhang en 2021-06-08
Special Issue on Research of Carbon Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, Carbon nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphenes are the most unique and promising substances for high-performance composites these days. Due to their graphitic structures of tubular and planar shape in nanoscale dimensions and high aspect ratios, a small amount of these nanomaterials can implement a dramatic improvement in the mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of their composite materials. Although carbon nanomaterials impart numerous extraordinary properties to the nanocomposites, their reported commercialization is still limited due to difficulties in dispersion. Functionalization of CNTs and graphenes is essential for achieving their outstanding mechanical, electrical, and biological functions and enhancing their dispersion in polymer matrices. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/RCNN This Special Issue invites papers on the functionalization of CNTs and graphene, fabrication of their polymer nanocomposites, and their composite properties. Prof. Dr. Dai-Soo Lee Guest Editor You may send your manuscript any time from now until the deadline, as individual papers will be published on an ongoing basis and collected virtually in the Special Issue. In case of questions, please contact us kristine.zhang@mdpi.com (Ms. Kristine Zhang) or nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Kristine Zhang en 2021-06-08
Special Issue on Synthesis and Photovoltaic Properties of Perovskite Materials and MOFs
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, Metal coordination polymers as a class of materials formed via coordination bonds between metal centers and organic ligands show a widespread application in catalysis, energy conversion technologies, and environmentally friendly technologies, especially among novel inorganic–organic hybrid coordination materials such as metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and hybrid perovskite materials, and are rising star materials in the field of materials science owing to their unique 3D structure with functional pores, rich electronic configuration, and tunable structures accompanied by an adjustable band gap. Therefore, MOFs and hybrid perovskites have now been widely used in the photovoltaic field, such as solar cell and photodetectors. In particularly, their corresponding nano-scale materials such as ultrathin nanosheets, quantum dots, and nanoparticles, render them a promising application in energy harvesting/storage devices. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/perovskite_MOFs This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims to gather recent research on new MOFs and inorganic or organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite materials, including their nanostructures, and not only the synthesis, crystal structure, characterization, and properties, but also their wide application from photovoltaic properties and photocatalytic performance. Prof. Dr. Jun-Ling Song Guest Editor You may send your manuscript any time from now until the deadline, as individual papers will be published on an ongoing basis and collected virtually in the Special Issue. In case of questions, please contact us kristine.zhang@mdpi.com (Ms. Kristine Zhang) or nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Kristine Zhang en 2021-06-08
Special Issue on Transport and Noise Behavior of Nanoelectronic Devices
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, With the drive to fabricate smaller and more powerful circuits, the size of electronic devices has been progressively scaled down, following Moore's law. Modern nanoelectronic devices have a size in the order of tens of nanometers and present very peculiar characteristics: transport has become close to ballistic and quantum mechanical effects play a significant role. Since characteristic device sizes are approaching the atomic scale, the physical properties of materials differ from those of the bulk, and they must be properly taken into account. Moreover, the reduction of the volume of the active region enhances the effects of impurities and material defects. Noise is the main source of signal degradation and it is often closely related to the material properties, which makes the choice of material a key issue. A very large design and technological effort has been devoted to pushing to the limits of the present device concepts (More Moore approach), with the introduction of new materials for the active region of the devices (e.g., silicon on insulator) and of geometries such as the gate-all-around and the finfet transistors. From a different perspective, radically new materials and principles of operation have also been proposed (More than Moore approach), in order to overcome the limitations in further scaling. Alternative ways to store, elaborate and transmit information, such as spintronics and valleytronics, and new principles of operation, such as adiabatic computing and quantum computing, are being actively explored. This Special Issue aims to collect significant research articles reporting on theoretical and/or experimental advancements in the transport and/or noise behavior of nanoelectronic devices and in the related material, technological, synthesis and characterization issues. Prof. Dr. Paolo Marconcini Guest Editor You could send the title and abstract of your paper to the following e-mail addresses: To: alisa.si@mdpi.com (Ms. Alisa Si); nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials) https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/Transport_Noise_Nanoelectronic
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Special Issue on Nanowires and Quantum Dots
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, Nanostructured materials such as quantum dots (zero-dimensional objects) and nanowires (exhibiting in extreme cases one-dimensional quantum behavior) attract great attention due to their intrinsic properties. A combination of one-dimensional and zero-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures may open new horizons in solid state physics and in various applications. In the frame of this Special Issue, different topics will be highlighted. For quantum dots, papers on the Stranski–Krastanow growth mechanism as well as droplet epitaxy fabrication methods are welcomed. Nanowires of different semiconductor materials grown by both top–down and bottom–up approaches will form a significant part of the issue. New types of the hybrid structures such as “quantum dot-in-a-nanowire” or “quantum well-in-a-nanowire” will also be covered. Finally, we will consider the recent progress in fabrication and properties of the so-called “crystal phase quantum dots”, where the charge confinement is defined by a crystal phase change in chemically homogeneous nanowire. To submit to the Special Issue, please click the button "Submit to Special Issue" in the upper left corner: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nanowires_QuantumDots. Prof. Dr. George Cirlin Prof. Dr. Vladimir Dubrovskii Guest Editors
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Special Issue on Nanowires and Quantum Dots
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, Nanostructured materials such as quantum dots (zero-dimensional objects) and nanowires (exhibiting in extreme cases one-dimensional quantum behavior) attract great attention due to their intrinsic properties. A combination of one-dimensional and zero-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures may open new horizons in solid state physics and in various applications. In the frame of this Special Issue, different topics will be highlighted. For quantum dots, papers on the Stranski–Krastanow growth mechanism as well as droplet epitaxy fabrication methods are welcomed. Nanowires of different semiconductor materials grown by both top–down and bottom–up approaches will form a significant part of the issue. New types of the hybrid structures such as “quantum dot-in-a-nanowire” or “quantum well-in-a-nanowire” will also be covered. Finally, we will consider the recent progress in fabrication and properties of the so-called “crystal phase quantum dots”, where the charge confinement is defined by a crystal phase change in chemically homogeneous nanowire. To submit to the Special Issue, please click the button “Submit to Special Issue” in the upper left corner: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nanowires_QuantumDots. Prof. Dr. George Cirlin Prof. Dr. Vladimir Dubrovskii Guest Editors
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Special Issue on Functional Nanostructured Materials and Selected Papers from the 3rd International Workshop on Functional Nanostructured Materials (FuNaM-3)
Día de Entrega: 2021-12-31

Dear Colleagues, We would like to invite all researchers in the field of Functional Nanostructured Materials especially the participants of the 3rd International Workshop on Functional Nanostructured Materials (FuNaM-3) to submit their original research papers for this Special Issue on functional nanostructured materials, to be published in Nanomaterials. The conference topics and the scope of this Special Issue cover all aspects of synthesis, characterization, and applications of functional nanostructured materials and will be divided into three main sections: Nanostructured biomaterials; Nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage; Synthesis and applications of nanomaterials. The nanostructured biomaterials session will be devoted to the various nanomaterials (e.g., polymers, ceramics, and metals) that may be used as biomaterials, the requirements they must meet, and the problems that may be encountered with their use. Approaches from different fields of science (e.g., chemistry, engineering, and medicine) for the design, characterization, modification, and use of nanoscaled biomaterials will be considered. The nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage section will be devoted to the recent progress in the synthesis, modification, and characterization of nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage. It includes but is not limited to fundamental and applied studies on novel functional materials that can be used in photoelectrochemical and electrochemical energy conversion, fuel cells, and energy storage systems like batteries and supercapacitors. The synthesis and applications of nanomaterials section will be dedicated to the recent progress on all aspects related to functional nanomaterials, including methods of their synthesis and characterization and their possible applications. A special subsection will be devoted to all electrochemical aspects connected to nanomaterials, including electrochemical methods used for nanofabrication, electrochemical techniques employed for characterization of nanostructured materials, and applications of nanomaterials in electrochemistry. This Special Issue will contain full papers, short communications, reviews, and mini-reviews. We kindly encourage you to submit a manuscript regarding one of the above topics to this Special Issue. To submit to the Special Issue, please click the button "Submit to Special Issue" in the upper left corner: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/FuNaM-3. Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Sulka Dr. Agnieszka Brzózka Dr. Magdalena Jarosz Dr. Karolina Syrek Guest Editors
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Special Issue on Advances in Green Nanosensors and Biosensors
Día de Entrega: 2022-01-31

Dear Colleagues, The application of nanotechnologies for nano-sized biosensing devices provides innovative tools able to foster analytical devices in the sectors of health, medicine, food, environment, and agriculture. These results lead to equipment that is less invasive and with improved features in terms of sensitivity, selectivity and stability over time. In particular, nanomaterials have proved to be extremely useful concerning their capability to enhance the performance of sensing means, as well as representing innovative and competitive biosynthetic recognition elements for specific analytical targets. In the last few decades, some concerns have arisen about nanomaterials, especially regarding issues related to human health and environmental protection. For these reasons, the urgency to develop a more sustainable line of research has been strong. Currently, green nanotechnology works on two fronts: the synthesis of nanomaterials from biological routes, as well as the improvement of traditional production protocols to provide new possibilities with minimal requirement of hazardous substances and strongly reduced energy needs. Furthermore, the growing interest in circular economy procedures has resulted in emerging scientific interest regarding the recovery of waste materials and its transformation into valuable resources and final products. This new point of view supported the development of intriguing new protocols to produce both traditional and innovative nanomaterials, starting from other syntheses and/or industrial processes using residual materials. The aim of this Special Issue of Nanomaterials is to provide a platform of manuscripts comprising original research results, reviews, and short communications in the field of innovative green nanomaterials, their use in sensor and biosensor development and application to real-life systems. More information can be found on the Special Issue Website at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/green_nanosensors Dr. Maria Teresa Giardi Dr. Daniele Zappi Dr. Amina Antonacci The title and abstract of your paper can be sent to the following e-mail addresses: girbaciu@mdpi.com (Ms. Beatrice Girbaciu); nanomaterials@mdpi.com (Nanomaterials Editorial Office). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
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Special Issue on Nanosensors: Sensing Principle, System and Application
Día de Entrega: 2022-01-31

Dear Colleagues, The recent trend in sensing technology development is to build from multidisciplinary aspects and brings a new horizon of collaborative studies from electronics, physics, chemistry, informatics, biosciences, and related fields especially in this era of nanotechnology. The enormous range of research topics focus on the specific design and application of sensors for biomedical, food safety, chemical, and environmental monitoring, which lead to detection advancement, performance enhancement, or system simplicity for practical use in various experimental fields. You are cordially invited to submit your novel studies in the nanosensor field to this Special Issue entitled, “Nanosensors: Sensing Principles, Systems, and Applications”. Topics within the Special Issue scope include: Sensing design – theory and simulation of sensors. Sensing structures and principles – micro- and nanofabrication, nanostructures, nanoparticles, nanomaterials, organic materials, nanodevices, low-dimensional materials, metamaterials, metal oxide structure, 2D materials for sensors. Sensor platforms: optical, electrochemical, plasmonic, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), magnetoresistive, field-effect transistor (FET), high-electron-mobility transistor (HEMT) sensors. Lab-on-a-chip: microfluidics, MEMS, micro-TAS, particle trapping, optical tweezers. Signal processing for sensors – data acquisition, smartphone sensor display, signal enhancement, pattern recognition, machine learning for sensors. System integration – wearable sensors, instrumentation and circuits for sensors. Low-cost and disposable sensors: organic sensor, lateral flow, miniaturized device, portable sensor, reusable sensing membrane, colorimetry sensing, non-lithographic fabrication, green synthesized sensors. Sensing treatment – surface, crosslinking and interface functionalization, assay strategy, sensing in complex media. Sensors applications – chemical sensors, gas sensors, biosensors, environmental monitoring. Submissions on other topics are also welcome so long as they are within the theme of the Special Issue. Special Issue Website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/electronics/special_issues/Nanosensors_System_Application Dr. Briliant A. Prabowo Prof. Brian Yuliarto Dr. Joanna Jankowska-Śliwińska Dr. Agnes Purwidyantri Dr. Irene Palacio Dr. Nicholas A. Kurniawan Guest Editors
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Special Issue on Nanomaterials for Electron Devices
Día de Entrega: 2022-01-31

Dear Colleagues, Electron devices are widely used in our daily lives in mobile phones, personal computers, cars, etc. Electron devices are also the enabling technology for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and autonomous drives. Nanomaterials are the essential technologies for electron devices and integrated circuits (ICs), which have been implemented in metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs), dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), and three-dimensional (3D) NAND flash memory. Nanomaterials will be even more important as electron devices downscale to sub-10 nm nodes and are used for gate-all-around (GAA) nanosheet transistors, ferroelectric DRAM, resistive RAM (RRAM), and emerging nonvolatile memories. Even after reaching the downscaled quantum-mechanical and technology limits, nanomaterials will still be crucial for monolithic 3D IC and brain-mimicking IC hardware. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nano_electrondevices In this Special Issue titled “Nanomaterials for Electron Devices” in the journal Nanomaterials, we invite potential authors to submit manuscripts on nanomaterials used for MOSFET, DRAM, 3D NAND flash memory, and thin-film transistors, as well as frontier topics of GAA nanosheet transistors, emerging nonvolatile memories, and future monolithic 3D IC and brain-mimicking IC hardware architectures. Prof. Yung-Hsien Wu Prof. Albert Chin Guest Editors You could send the title and abstract of your paper to the following e-mail addresses: puiu@mdpi.com (Ms. Andreea Puiu); nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Andreea Mirela Puiu en 2021-03-04
Special Issue on Nanostructures for CO2 Reduction
Día de Entrega: 2022-01-31

Dear Colleagues, The increasing concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has been recognized as the primary factor for global warming. In recent years, development of routes for highly efficient conversion of CO2 into fuels and added-value materials has received much attention as an integral part of carbon management. CO2 reduction can be achieved by a variety of technologies: mineralization, electrochemical conversion, thermochemical conversion, photochemical/photo-electrochemical conversion, enzymatic conversion, etc. Most of these processes are developed through nanostructured materials such as metal alloys and oxides, semiconductors, and carbonaceous supports in the form of nanoporous materials, nanostructured materials, quantum dots, nanoparticles, nanorods, nanofibers, nanotubes, nanohorns, nanoribbons, thin films, nanolayers, nanowalls, nanoclusters, foams, hydrogels, nanocomposite materials, electrodes, etc. These materials exhibit improved properties mainly due to their high surface-volume ratios. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nano_reduction This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover recent advancements in the synthesis, characterization, and assessment of different nanostructures during CO2 reduction processes, including deposition, doping, codoping, support, functionalization, surface modification, junction, sensitization, immobilization, surface plasmon, clustering, self-assembly, etc. Prof. Dr. Rafael Camarillo Guest Editor You may send your manuscript any time from now until the deadline, as individual papers will be published on an ongoing basis and collected virtually in the Special Issue. In case of questions, please contact us kristine.zhang@mdpi.com (Ms. Kristine Zhang) or nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Kristine Zhang en 2021-06-08
Special Issue on Kondo Effect in Graphene and Graphene-Like Materials
Día de Entrega: 2022-01-31

Dear Colleagues, Graphene is an allotrope of carbon consisting of a single layer of atoms arranged in a two-dimensional (2D) honeycomb lattice. Graphene’s unique properties of thinness and conductivity have led to global research into its applications as a semiconductor. On the other hand, graphene is a model system for the study of electrons confined to a strictly two-dimensional layer, and this made it the favorite benchmark of theorists. The physics of graphene and graphene-based systems has inspired the application and development of many advanced theoretical methods, including those outside the scope of traditional condensed matter physics. Fundamental studies went hand-in-hand with the applied ones and, in some cases, the former even opened doors to possible applications. Many electronic phenomena in graphene are manifestly different from their counterparts in more traditional materials. In particular, low dimensionality and the nontrivial band dispersion of electrons in graphene strongly influence electron interaction with local magnetic moments and give rise to interesting Kondo physics different from that in conventional 3D materials. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/graphene_kondo This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover recent studies, both theoretical and experimental, that advance our understanding of Kondo physics in graphene and other 2D layered materials. This includes both fundamental research of the mechanical, transport, magnetic, and optical properties of graphene, and studies of graphene-based electronic devices and structures. Prof. Dr. Eugene Kogan Guest Editor You may send your manuscript any time from now until the deadline, as individual papers will be published on an ongoing basis and collected virtually in the Special Issue. In case of questions, please contact us kristine.zhang@mdpi.com (Ms. Kristine Zhang) or nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Kristine Zhang en 2021-06-08
Special Issue on Graphene-Enriched Nanobiomaterials
Día de Entrega: 2022-01-31

Dear Colleagues, This Special Issue of Nanomaterials entitled “Graphene-Enriched Nanobiomaterials” focuses on new developments of biomaterials enriched/functionalized with or based on graphene or graphene derivatives for applications in the biomedical field. The concept of graphene can be extended to the entire family of graphene and, therefore, carbon-based structures, such as carbon nanotubes, carbon nano-onions, or graphene quantum dots, to name but a few, are equally included. Graphene and its derivatives have emerged in the last fifteen years as impressive nanostructures. Their exceptional properties, such as extraordinary strength, high flexibility, high aspect ratio, high thermal, and electrical conductivity, have been favorably exploited to improve the features of materials. Furthermore, functionalized or properly treated graphene, for example, graphene oxide, owing to properties such as easy high-quality production, realistically simple scaling-up, solubility and biocompatibility tuning depending on the chosen functionalization has recently emerged as a preferential additive for surface modification or a building block for the preparation of novel nano-biomaterials. This Special Issue will highlight recent ideas and future perspectives concerning graphene-enriched nano-biomaterials, ranging from their physicochemical structure investigation up to their use in advanced biomedical applications. Specifically, original research or review articles should investigate and discuss aspects such as novel functionalization, biomedical design, biomaterial engineering, nanofabrication, and novel applications of graphene-enriched or graphene-based nano-biomaterials. To submit to the Special Issue, please click the button “Submit to Special Issue” in the upper left corner: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/graphene_nanobiomaterials. Prof. Dr. Antonella Fontana Guest Editor
Última Actualización Por Erika Zhao en 2021-02-26
Special Issue on Nanoparticles in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications
Día de Entrega: 2022-02-28

Dear Colleagues, In recent years we have witnessed the development of a plethora of nanoparticles for application in disease diagnosis and therapy. The design and synthesis of novel nanoparticles present an exciting challenge for researchers active in the fields of materials science, bioengineering, chemistry, pharmacology, physics and medicine, as the endpoint of the quest for an improved theranostic nanoparticle agent will be the earlier diagnosis and/or therapy of diseases with great socio-economic impact, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. The current Special Issue of Pharmaceutics entitled” Nanoparticles in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications” provides a collection of works focusing on the development of innovative nanoparticle systems for application either as imaging agents for various biomedical imaging modalities, such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), or for therapeutic applications, such as Hyperthermia (HT), Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) or Radionuclide Therapy. Special attention will be given to review articles or original contributions focusing on nanoparticles with both diagnostic and therapeutic potential (e.g., drug-loaded nanoparticles with biomedical imaging capacity or magnetic nanoparticles for MRI diagnosis and magnetic hyperthermia of cancer). https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nanoparticles_diagnostic It is our pleasure to invite you to send your contributions (full research papers, review articles, communications) to this Special Issue. Dr. Charalampos Tsoukalas Dr. Penelope Bouziotis Guest Editors You may send your manuscript any time from now until the deadline, as individual papers will be published on an ongoing basis and collected virtually in the Special Issue. In case of questions, please contact us kristine.zhang@mdpi.com (Ms. Kristine Zhang) or nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Kristine Zhang en 2021-06-08
Special Issue on Nanostructured Materials as Photosensitizers: Synthesis, Properties and Applications
Día de Entrega: 2022-02-28

Dear Colleagues, This Special Issue will focus on the advancements enabled by nanostructured materials used as photosensitizers in various applications. Photosensitizers can be a natural or synthetic molecule that absorbs light of a specific wavelength and transfers it to an adjacent molecule, leading to a chemical change or other kind of energy conversion within that proximal molecule. Throughout the years, a wide range of photosensitizers has been developed, ranging from chlorophyll and organic fluorophores over carbon-based nanoparticles and gold nanoparticles to semiconductor nanocrystals. Those photosensitizers’ versatile photophysical properties make them attractive in applications such as photosynthesis, photocatalysis, photodynamic therapy, and solar cell fabrication. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nanostructured_photosensitizers This Special Issue aims to: i) collect the newest developments in the synthesis of photosensitizers, ii) provide new insights into the mechanisms and origin of their photophysical properties, and iii) demonstrate new applications of these materials. However, reviews summarizing the developments of a class of photosensitizers or describing a specific application are also welcome. Dr. Karl David Wegner Guest Editor You may send your manuscript any time from now until the deadline, as individual papers will be published on an ongoing basis and collected virtually in the Special Issue. In case of questions, please contact us kristine.zhang@mdpi.com (Ms. Kristine Zhang) or nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Kristine Zhang en 2021-06-08
Special Issue on Biological and Toxicological Studies of Nanoparticles
Día de Entrega: 2022-02-28

Dear Colleagues, Nanoparticles have attracted a great deal of attention over the past two decades or more due to their unique size-dependent physical and chemical properties. They are exploited as promising materials for a wide range of applications, including biological/chemical sensors, food, drugs, bioimaging, optoelectronics, etc. For the same period, toxicologists have been questioning the impact of this new technology on human health, but also on different biotopes. A very large number of studies have been conducted over the last two decades; however, the data obtained on the toxicity of nanoparticles are contradictory and of variable quality. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nano_toxic This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the recent advancements in the nanoparticles toxicity at different levels: clinical, ecological, in vivo, in vitro and in every possible way of in silicio studies, with a special focus on mechanistic toxicology. Dr. Olivier Joubert Guest Editor You may send your manuscript any time from now until the deadline, as individual papers will be published on an ongoing basis and collected virtually in the Special Issue. In case of questions, please contact us kristine.zhang@mdpi.com (Ms. Kristine Zhang) or nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Kristine Zhang en 2021-06-08
Special Issue on State-of-the-Art 2D and Carbon Nanomaterials in China
Día de Entrega: 2022-02-28

Dear Colleagues, Recently, research on two-dimensional (2D) atomic crystals and carbon nanomaterials has become intense and is likely to remain one of the leading topics in chemistry, condensed matter physics and materials science for many years. To date, hundreds of 2D materials have been explored for different properties and applications. The large number of 2D materials provides an ideal platform to explore different properties at ultrathin limits. Two-dimensional and carbon nanomaterials have shown great application potentials in different areas such as energy storage and conversion, computing semiconductors, quantum devices and wearable devices. Besides, the van der Waals interactions between the layers of 2D materials can offer new physics or applications. For example, the rotation of the layers of 2D materials will lead to totally different properties and the stacking of different 2D materials will result in 2D heterostructures with new physics and chemistry. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/carbon_china China is among the top countries which contribute the most papers in the field of “2D and Carbon Nanomaterials”. This Special Issue specifically focuses on “State-of-the-Art 2D and Carbon Nanomaterials in China” and welcomes contributions devoted to the synthesis, characterization, property tuning and application of novel 2D and carbon nanomaterials. Prof. Dr. Yongji Gong Prof. Dr. Huilong Fei Guest Editors You may send your manuscript any time from now until the deadline, as individual papers will be published on an ongoing basis and collected virtually in the Special Issue. In case of questions, please contact us kristine.zhang@mdpi.com (Ms. Kristine Zhang) or nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials). We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project.
Última Actualización Por Kristine Zhang en 2021-06-08
Special Issue on Toxicity of Nanoparticles in the Lung: Environmental and Medical Aspects
Día de Entrega: 2022-03-25

Dear Colleagues, With the broad use of nanoparticles in many products, accumulation in the environment and increased exposure of humans may occur. Adverse effects of non-intentionally inhaled nanoparticles in humans may be caused by environmental exposure, at the workplace, and by exposure to medical products. The biocompatibility of nanoparticles has been intensely studied in vitro and in vivo over the last decade, and the role of the respiratory system as the most permeable and vulnerable portal of entry was confirmed. Nevertheless, action on the immune system, effects on repeated exposure, organ-specificity, etc., are not well known. Translation of experimental data to estimation of human risk is complicated by a lack of representative models and exposure conditions, inter-individual differences in exposure levels and in predisposing biological factors. In addition to unintended toxicity, nanoparticles can be used to increase the efficacy of cytostatic drugs, mainly for the treatment of lung cancer. Better encapsulation of poorly-soluble drugs, delivery of small molecules, and enhanced permeability and retention effect increase anticancer action. Similar nanoparticle properties, such as cellular accumulation, decreased clearance, and modulation of immune effects, are linked to undesired effects in the lung; however, the same effects that cause the undesired effects of environmental nanoparticles in the lung are exploited to increase efficacy of nanoparticles in medical treatments. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/tox_nano_lung This Topical Collection will be dedicated to reactions of nanoparticles in the respiratory system. Toxic reactions to air-borne particles and medical particles as well as differences in reactions of the respiratory system compared to other organs are of interest. We welcome the submission of comprehensive/mini reviews, original research articles, and communications. Keywords Environmental nanoparticles Engineered nanoparticles In-vitro models Chronic effects In silico modeling Nano-based formulations Mechanisms of nanotoxicity Lung cancer treatment Inhalation treatment Prof. Dr. Eleonore Fröhlich Guest Editor
Última Actualización Por Melia Wang en 2021-02-26
Special Issue on Applications of Magnetic Nanomaterials
Día de Entrega: 2022-03-25

Dear Colleagues, Magnetic nanomaterials represent one of the most important and emerging classes of materials in nanotechnology due to a range of potential applications. These nanomaterials are used in magnetic data storage, catalysis, magnetic separation, sensing, waste water treatment, and in various biomedical applications. For example, magnetic nanoparticles have been utilized as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). When exposed to an alternating magnetic field, magnetic nanoparticles can serve as powerful heat sources, destroying tumor cells, which enabled to use these nanomaterials in cancer hyperthermia therapy. Magnetic nanomaterials have also been used as drug delivery agents, which can be localized in the body at a site of interest using an external magnetic field. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/app_magnetic_nano This collection will be focused on prospective applications of magnetic nanomaterials in materials science, chemistry, physics, biology and medicine. Keywords magnetic nanoparticles magnetic data storage magnetic separation sensing catalysis nanomedicine MRI magnetic hyperthermia Prof. Yurii K. Gun'ko Guest Editor
Última Actualización Por Melia Wang en 2021-02-26
Special Issue on Nanomaterials for Photonics: Advances and Applications
Día de Entrega: 2022-03-31

Dear Colleagues, Photonics—the science of creating, manipulating, transmitting, and detecting light—has demonstrated the potential to bring significant progress and even to revolutionize a large range of domains, including healthcare, environment monitoring, energy generation and conservation, high-speed telecommunications, quantum computing, IoT, manufacturing technologies, transportation, and agriculture. To improve the performance of photonic devices and circuits and add new functionalities, advances in optical materials and nanofabrication techniques are required. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will focus on recent advances and trends in developing advanced materials with new optical, photonic, and electrical properties for applications in photonics. We invite interested authors to submit papers that cover synthesis, investigations, and fundamental understanding of new of structures and physical/chemical/optical properties, and characterization and application of new materials for photonics. Papers should demonstrate the applicability of the new materials in photonics and the added value in terms of performance, cost, and/or functionalities. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nanomaterials_for_photonics Papers presenting advanced device concepts and integration of the new materials with electronics will be highly appreciated. Keywords: Nanoparticles, nanowires, 2D materials, 3D nanostructured materials; Hybrid nanocomposites; Hybrid metal oxide materials (0D, 1D, 2D, 3D); Materials for nonlinear optics; Metamaterials, metasurfaces, plasmonics; Advanced nanomaterials for photodetectors and light-emitting devices; Materials for integrated quantum photonics; New materials for optical fiber and waveguides; Emerging solar cell absorbers; Novel and innovative approaches that allow monolithic and heterogeneous integration of the photonic devices based on new materials on silicon technology. Dr. Dana Cristea Dr. Mihaela Kusko Guest Editors Please send the title and abstract of your paper to the following e-mail addresses: girbaciu@mdpi.com (Ms. Beatrice Girbaciu); nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials)
Última Actualización Por Beatrice Girbaciu en 2021-03-11
Special Issue on Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials: Selected Papers from CCMR
Día de Entrega: 2022-09-30

Dear Colleagues, Nanomaterials research, the science and technologies for the generation, processing, and fabrication of materials, is where disciplines merge and where they diverge into a remarkable range of applications, from electronics to health care, which touch, or will soon touch, the lives of millions. The collaborative conference on materials research (CCMR) series aims to enable technological developments in the various fields of materials and to further the goal of unifying nanomaterials research in engineering, physics, biology, materials science, as well as chemistry and neuroscience. This Special Issue, “Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials: Selected Papers from CCMR”, will contain the accepted papers presented during the CCMR series, related to ‘nanotechnologies and nanomaterials’. The selected papers will include nanomaterials preparation, modification, characterization, properties, and the applications of any compositions and morphologies, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, metal, oxide materials, polymer, molecules, nanoparticles, nanowires, quantum dots, etc. Prof. Dr. Jihoon Lee Dr. Ming-Yu Li Guest Editors Please send the title and abstract of your paper to the following e-mail addresses: sandra.ma@mdpi.com (Ms. Sandra Ma); nanomaterials@mdpi.com (MDPI - Nanomaterials)
Última Actualización Por Sandra Ma en 2021-03-04
Special Issue on Immune Responses to Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications 2.0
Día de Entrega: 2022-10-25

Dear Colleagues, We decided with pleasure to Guest Editing the second issue on the subject "Immune Responses to Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications" for several reasons. The number of novel nanodevices and nanomaterials with successful application is astonishingly growing. Their importance has been emphasized by the use of mRNA-new generation vaccine-nanocarriers for ceasing SARS-CoV-2 infection that led to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many nanomaterials are still on the research bench or at pre-clinical stage. More information on their interaction with the immune system is needed to drive future applications safely. We thought that a huge part of these nanotools require deep investigation to define an Adverse Outcome Pathway in Immunotoxicity (AOP) of nanomaterials to create safe-by-design nanotools for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Even synthetic or natural molecules which are biocompatible as a single-molecule compound could show completely different behavior once organized in nanostructures. Early nanoparticle-induced immune responses, such as complement opsonization, phagocytosis or hypersensitivity reactions using in vitro or in vivo models are the core of this comprehensive issue. Nevertheless, direct or indirect involvement of nanoparticle mediated effects on adaptive response will complete the topic. Especially, humoral responses to polymer nanoparticles or T cell mediated processing of protein viral-like particles. The present Special Issue is intended to provide information on the several interactions that the immune system has with nanomaterials developed to biomedical applications. Novel results on immune cell, tissue, or diverse animal models to unravel their inflammatory responses to nanomaterials will be welcomed, as well as critical review articles challenging the present knowledge and offering an expert platform to discussion. Dr. Giuseppe Bardi Dr. Monica Neagu Guest Editors
Última Actualización Por Alisa Zhai en 2021-03-04
Special Issue on Metallic and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles and Their Applications
Día de Entrega: 2121-12-31

Dear Colleagues, The impressive progress of nanobiotechnology enables the development of genuine and effective platforms for modern and specific applications. Metallic and metal oxide nanoparticles possess genuine size- and morphology-related tunable features, including physicochemical versatility, particular reactivity and surface chemistry, unique intrinsic functionality (mechanical behavior, thermal and magnetic features, optical and electric properties, catalytic activity), and specific biological effects (biocompatibility and non-immunogenicity, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, antimicrobial and antitumor efficiency, restorative and regenerative potential). Such characteristics are beneficial for using metallic and metal oxide nanoparticles in environmental applications, the electronics and energy industry, the textile and the food industry, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, anti-infective and anti-cancer therapy wound healing, and tissue engineering. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nano_metallic We warmly invite you to contribute to this Special Issue on “Metallic and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles and Their Applications” with your most recent findings on nanosized and nanostructured systems based on noble metals, transition metals and metallic oxides, and quantum dots. Environmental sensing, pollution control, renewable energy sources, energy storage, optoelectronics and nanoelectronics, food preservation and packaging, and biomaterials and biomedical devices represent relevant topics of interest to this Special Issue. Keywords environmental protection and safety renewable and sustainable energy nanoelectronics and optoelectronics detection and (bio)sensing platforms protective and bioactive nanomaterials therapeutic nanomaterials
Última Actualización Por Sandra Ma en 2021-03-04
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