Special Issue "Bioactive Glasses"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2016)
Prof. Dr. Gigliola Lusvardi
Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via G.Campi 183, 41125 Modena, Italy
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Interests: biomaterials: bioceramics, bioglasses, metallic nanoparticles, drug delivery systems, synthesis (traditional, sol-gel and sono-gel), functional biomaterials, surface functionalization,biosensors, characterization (x-ray diffraction, electron microscopy); materials for energy applications: inorganic photoluminescent pigments, synthesis (traditional) and characterization (x-ray diffraction, electron microscopy)
Bioactive glasses are a group of surface reactive glass-ceramic biomaterials; bioactive glasses bond to tissue and are biocompatible. They have a wide range of applications due to their versatile properties, which can be properly designed depending on their compositions. A significant improvement in the prevision of glass bioactivity derives from the opportunity to establish relationships between structure and properties by making a combined use of theoretical and experimental techniques. Consequently, bioactive glass science and technology continues to be at the forefront of providing innovative approaches to medicine.
The focus of the “Bioactive Glasses” Special Issue is to provide and comprehend important topics: synthesis, design, development, and applications of bioglasses. Some interesting topics (among others, and certainly not limited to) are: bioderived bioglasses with functionalized nanostructures, encapsulation and adsorption of biomolecules in the surface of bioglasses and interactions with the host matrix, and molecular dynamics simulation applied at atomic level regarding bulk and surface structure of the glasses.
With immense pleasure, we invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue.
Full papers, communications, and reviews are welcome.
Prof Gigliola Lusvardi
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- bioactive glasses
- materials science
- metal nanoparticles
- glass structure
- surface functionalization
- drug delivery systems