Special Issue "Recent Advances in Carbon Dots"
A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019)
Dr. Theodoros G. Chatzimitakos
Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, 45110 Ioannina, Greece
Interests: synthesis of carbon dots from natural (re)sources; development of photoluminescent analytical probes based on carbon dots; exploring novel biological applications of carbon dots
In recent years, carbon-based nanomaterials, such as graphene, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, etc., have gained tremendous interest and more and more applications reap their numerous benefits. Lately, carbon nanodots (CNDs) have emerged as a new class of carbon-based nanomaterials, which have "outshined" other carbon-based nanomaterials, as they possess a unique combination of outstanding, enthralling and favorable properties for many applications. They are the sole carbon nanomaterials with inherent photoluminescence whereby multitudinous applications have been developed. They have been utilized as probes for analytical or biological applications, bioimaging agents for live cell and animal imaging purposes, drug carriers, photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy as well as in photocatalysis, solar cells, optronics, etc. The CNDs have come into their own as a standalone research field but their full potential is yet to be unraveled and harnessed. To understand their properties and gain deep knowledge on the subject, concise reviews and state-of-the-art research articles are needed.
In this context, we launched a Special Issue of C—Journal of Carbon Research, “Recent Advances in Carbon Dots”, which is dedicated to the advancement of this novel field. We invite authors to submit original research articles, communications and reviews, related to all advances in the field of CNDs.
Prof. Constantine D. Stalikas
Dr. Theodoros G. Chatzimitakos
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- Carbon dots
- Analytical probes
- Drug delivery
- Photodynamic therapy
- Solar cells