Special Issue "Small and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering Applied to Nano- and Biomaterials"
A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: protein crystallography; small and wide angle X-ray scattering (SAXS and WAXS); BioSAXS; biological molecules; rare diseases; phasing algorithm; nano- and bio-materials; X-ray imaging
Interests: small and wide angle X-ray scattering (SAXS and WAXS) and GISAXS applied to nanomaterials; medical image analysis; electron microscopy; software developing for SWAXS/GISAXS/EM data analysis
Small- and wide- angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS) are powerful experimental techniques widely used in several fields of materials science. Both these techniques enable the characterization of nanoscale and molecular structures in a variety of materials, such as biomacromolecules, liquid nanoparticle dispersions/colloids, nanocomposites, polymers, fiber-like materials, surfactants, microemulsions, liquid crystals, mesoporous materials, etc.
We invite researchers to contribute to this Special Issue, which is intended to serve as a unique multidisciplinary forum covering broad aspects on both techniques applied to nano and bio-materials. Contributions on methods and software devoted to SAXS and WAXS data analysis are welcomed as well.
The potential topics include but are not limited to:
- SAXS applied to macromolecules to deal the protein complexes;
- Application on several fiber-like materials for different applications, ranging from medicine to technology;
- Methods and computer software packages for SAXS/WAXS data analysis (new or improvements of the previous ones).
Dr. Dritan Siliqi
Dr. Francesco Scattarella
Manuscript Submission Information
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- SAXS and WAXS
- Colloidal nanoparticles
- Collagen-tissue engineering
- Fiber-like materials
- Computer software
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
by BIOSAXS Group (Svergun), EMBL Hamburg