Special Issue "Silver Nanoparticles as Antimicrobials Materials"

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Novel Antimicrobial Agents".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Shima Taheri

Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
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Interests: Nanotechnology; Materials Science and Engineering; Advanced Manufacturing; Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings; Smart Self-Healing Concrete; Concrete Structural Health Monitoring; Cementitious Materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of silver nanoparticle (AgNPs) as a potent alternative to conventional antibiotics has been extensively investigated over recent decades. Silver containing nanostructures, as antimicrobial materials, are of potential interest for various medical, consumer, agricultural and industrial applications from disinfectants to smart drug carriers, biomedical coatings, food packaging, and water purification systems. Variations in factors such as size, shape, aggregation state, and surface chemistry can influence toxicity, stability, biocompatibility, and most importantly antimicrobial capability of AgNPs. These features eventually encouraged extensive further research efforts on elaborating the synthetic routes to allow greater control of nanoparticle physiochemical properties. While potential benefits of antimicrobial AgNPs are attracting increased attention, their broad use however, raises concerns regarding AgNPs fate and their potential adverse effects on environment and human health.

This special issue of “Silver Nanoparticles as Antimicrobials Materials” welcomes various submission types, such as original research articles, case studies, and comparative studies on subjects pertaining to silver nanoparticles and their application as antimicrobials materials. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Synthesis, Characterization, In Vivo and In Vitro Evaluations of Antimicrobial Silver Nanoparticles 
  • Mechanisms of Action of Antimicrobial Silver Nanoparticles 
  • Durability of Antimicrobial Silver Nanoparticles
  • Biocompatibility Studies
  • Cytotoxicity, Genotoxicity and Inflammatory Effects of Silver Nanoparticles
  • Silver Containing Antimicrobial Nanocoatings and Nanocomposites
  • Industrial Applications of Antimicrobial Silver Nanoparticles such as Food Packaging
  • Future Perspectives for Antimicrobial Silver Nanomaterials 

Dr. Shima Taheri
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Silver Nanoparticles
  • Medical Silver
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antibacterial
  • Biocompatibility
  • Cytotoxicity
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Medical Device Coatings
  • Nanomedicines
  • Inflammatory Response

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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