Special Issue "Nanoporous Gold and Other Related Materials"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Professor Keith J. Stine

University of Missouri, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Center for Nanoscience, St Louis, MO 63121 USA
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Interests: surface modification; nanomaterials; porous materials; electrochemistry; microscopy; carbohydrates; lipids; biosensors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanoporous gold and other related nanoporous metals or porous nanoparticle assemblies have gained a great deal of attention in recent years due to their novel chemical, optical, and mechanical properties. Nanoporous gold has found application as a support for biomolecules for biosensor development, as a catalyst for oxidation of small molecules, as a material with plasmonic properties useful for optical sensing, as a matrix for controlled release, as a mechanical actuator, and in other areas. Many studies have focused on tuning the porosity of the material, and on studying the relationship between the porosity and the mechanical properties of the material. The material provides a high surface area on which formation of self-assembled monolayers can be performed to impart recognition properties for molecular binding or transport. Nanoporous gold is part of a group of materials known as nanoporous metals which are generally formed by dealloying processes. Nanoporous forms of metals other than gold also have interesting catalytic and optical properties. Related materials with porosity can be formed through the large-scale assembly of nanoparticles. This Special Issue is devoted to the preparation, characterization and application of these nanomaterials.

Prof. Dr. Keith J. Stine
Guest Editor

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  • nanoporous gold
  • nanoporous metal
  • dealloying
  • catalysis
  • biomolecule immobilization
  • chemical sensor
  • biosensor

Published Papers

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