Special Issue "Single Crystals for Biomedical Applications"
A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: medical imaging; nuclear medicine; detectors; scintillators; single crystals
Single crystals, either organic or inorganic, have already been used in a wide range of biomedical applications (transducers, sensors, scintillators, wavelength shifters, etc.). Their unique properties have been applied or suggested for use in a huge range of medical modalities. Depending on the application, their size can vary from nanometres to few centymetres and they can be cut or molded into any shape to fit the biomedical application. Their electrical characteristics, light yield and density also make them interesting for applications involving imaging and therapy, including ionizing and non-ionizing radiation medical applications (e.g. ultrasonography, X-ray imaging, radiotherapy, etc.). Current trends in multimodality imaging detectors indicate the exploitation of single crystal scintillators in a wider range of energies, covering CT/PET and portal imaging. New single crystal materials with unique electrical and optical properties are fabricated to cover almost any biomedical application.
Due to the variety of research fields in biomedicine where the application of single crystals can improve or even create new applications, the Editorial Board of Crystals has decided to devote a Special Issue of the journal to the analysis of “Single Crystals for Biomedical Applications”.
Being honored to serve as a Guest Editor, I hereby invite all colleagues who work on “Single Crystals for Biomedical Applications” to contribute to this issue. Topics relating to issues such as the efficiency of single crystals, new crystalline materials for biomedical ionizing and non-ionizing radiation applications, under energies covering X-rays, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy, integration of single crystals into medical devices, theoretical calculations, etc., are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Ioannis G. Valais
Manuscript Submission Information
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- single crystals
- biomedical applications
- inorganic–organic single crystals