Special Issue "Antibacterial Activity of Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018)
Prof. Dr. Ana María Díez-Pascual
Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Biology, Environmental Sciences and Chemistry, Alcalá University, Alcalá de Henares, Spain
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Interests: nanomaterials; polymers; nanocomposites; inorganic nanoparticles; antibacterial agents; surfactants; interphases
Bacterial adhesion and proliferation is a serious and increasing concern in everyday life, and is responsible for significant damage in several industries, including textile, water treatment, marine transport, medicine and food packaging. Notwithstanding the enormous efforts by academic researchers and industry, a general solution for restricting bacterial colonization has not been found yet. Therefore, new strategies for controlling bacteria activity are urgently needed and nanomaterials constitute a very promising approach. This Special Issue plans to give an overview of the most recent advances in the field of antibacterial nanomaterials and their applications in diverse areas. The Special Issue is aimed at providing selected contributions on advances in the synthesis, characterization, and applications of nanomaterials with antibacterial activity.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
• Antimicrobial nanoparticles
• Antibacterial nanocoatings and nanocomposites
• Mechanisms of action
• Antimicrobial food packaging
• Adverse effects of nanomaterials
• Future perspectives for antimicrobial nanomaterials
• Role of antimicrobial nanomaterials in medicine
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- Antibacterial activity
- Bacterial infection
- Antibiotic resistance