Special Issue "Nanoparticles in Sensing and Labelling"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: microfluidic synthesis of metal nanoparticles; electrical properties of nanoparticles; non-spherical and composite nanoparticles; nanoparticles in sensing and labelling
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The convergence between technical and natural principles is an urgent challenge for developing powerful and sustainable devices and materials. This insight demands shrinking of our devices, sensors, and labels down to the microscopic or even the molecular scale, on the one hand. On the other hand, it demands making materials intelligent, functionalizing them, and arranging the atoms and molecules of materials into universally handable and applicable entities. Functional micro- and nanoparticles meet these requirements. They help to overcome the borderline between material and device and become able to uptake, convert, and deliver information. Research in recent years has shown that these features can be implemented into nanoparticles and make them useful microtools as labels and transducers. This Special Issue will reflect the state-of-the-art in this field and discuss new promising strategies for synthesis and application of micro- and nanoparticles in physics, chemistry, material development, biomedicine, and cell technology.
Prof. Dr. Johann Michael Köhler
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- particle synthesis
- signal transduction
- surface functionalization
- composite particles
- multicomponent particles
- particle-based communication