Special Issue "Self-Assembled Nanomaterials"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Thibaud Coradin
Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris, CNRS, UPMC Univ Paris 6 and Collège de France, F-75005 Paris, France
Website: http://www.labos.upmc.fr/lcmcp/1/?q=node/1768
E-Mail: thibaud.coradin@upmc.fr
Phone: +33 1 4427 1528
Fax: +33 1 4427 1443
Interests: biochemistry of solids; sol-gel technology; biomimetic processes; cell encapsulation; biomaterials; green materials

Guest Editor
Dr. Carole Aimé
Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris, CNRS, UPMC Univ Paris 6 and Collège de France, F-75005 Paris, France
Website: http://www.labos.upmc.fr/lcmcp/1/?q=node/1768
E-Mail: carole.aime@upmc.fr
Phone: +33 1 4427 1544
Fax: +33 1 4427 1504
Interests: combination of natural soft matter with inorganic systems; transfer of biomolecular recognition properties within synthetic systems; design of self-assembled bioresponsive nanocomposites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Self-assembly is the driving force for nanostructure formation from a broad diversity of building blocks. Many developments in nanotechnology attempt to exploit self-assembling properties of soft materials, being of natural (phospholipids, nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates) or synthetic origin (peptides, amphiphilic molecules or polymers). Inorganic materials at the nanoscale also exhibit self-organization properties as found in mesocrystals. Nowadays, huge efforts are devoted to the exploration of the frontiers of the biological and mineral worlds to build up functional self-assembled bionanocomposites. Whatever the nature of these self-assembled nanomaterials, these approaches face similar challenges in terms of chemical design, biochemical processes, characterization/imaging and, ultimately, integration into effective devices.

This Special Issue aims at gathering contributions illustrating the many ways by which self-assembly processes can be used to design nanomaterials or nanostructured materials. This includes the synthesis of (bio)-organic, inorganic or hybrid/composites nanosystems, the use or development of specific analytical/imaging methods for their characterization, as well as their functional evaluation in any relevant field, from bioelectronics to drug delivery.

Prof. Dr. Thibaud Coradin
Dr. Carole Aimé
Guest Editors


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  • self-assembly
  • nanocomposites
  • hierarchical materials
  • bio-inspired materials
  • nano-interfaces
  • (bio)-nanotechnology

Published Papers (1 paper)

by , , ,  and
Nanomaterials 2014, 4(2), 344-354; doi:10.3390/nano4020344
Received: 18 March 2014; in revised form: 5 April 2014 / Accepted: 23 April 2014 / Published: 12 May 2014
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Last update: 20 June 2014

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