Special Issue "Synthetic, Natural and Natural-Synthetic Hybrid Magnetic Structures: Technology and Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2023) | Viewed by 33314
Interests: magnetic composites; radio-wave absorbing materials; electromagnetic measurements; sol–gel; nanomaterials; theranostics; superparamagnetism; magnetic nanoparticles; biomineralization; magnetosomes; continuous flow synthesis
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This issue is devoted to the study of magnetic structures, including magnetic nanoparticles, of three main classes: synthetic structures, natural structures, and hybrid natural–synthetic structures. It covers aspects of classical and modern soft chemistry techniques used to obtain magnetic structures such as the sol–gel process and continuous flow synthesis in microfluidic chip reactors. Automated synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles is the only step to the biomineralization processes occurring in bacterial magnetosomes; thus, these natural ferrimagnets have attracted a great amount of scientific interest to the mechanisms providing such high chemical and crystallinity perfection. The yield of bacterial magnetosomes is very low, and the created bioreactors do not allow industrial-scale production of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical and other applications. For this reason, hybrid structures consisting of natural and synthetic components are also of interest. To understand the physical and chemical mechanisms determining the magnetic properties of such structures, the issue also addresses theoretical modeling tasks. Finally, the practical use of these magnetic structures in solving technical and biomedical problems is also considered.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Magnetotactic bacteria, being in nature, cultivation, isolation of magnetosomes;
- Features of physical and chemical properties and magnetic state of magnetosomes;
- Magnetic structures based on natural magnetic ores, their study, and possible applications;
- Synthetic magnetic structures, including nature-like and biomimetic;
- Hybrid magnetic structures based on synthetic and natural components for microwave absorption, biomedicine, and other applications;
- Micromagnetic modeling of natural, synthetic, and hybrid magnetic structures;
- New methods of synthesis and study of magnetic structures.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Kamil G. Gareev
Dr. Ksenia Chichay
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- magnetic nanoparticles
- soft chemistry
- continuous flow synthesis
- natural ferrimagnets
- magnetotactical bacteria
- natural–synthetic magnetic structures
- theoretical modeling