Special Issue "Biomedical and Environmental Applications of Graphene and Graphene Oxide"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Carbon Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Lukáš Richtera
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Affiliation (1): Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Affiliation (2): Central European Institute of Technology, Brno University of Technology, Purkynova 123, CZ-612 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: nanomaterial synthesis and characterization; nanoparticles; nanocomposites; carbon-based nanomaterials; electrochemical sensors and biosensors
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Prof. Dr. Vojtěch Adam
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Affiliation (1): Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Affiliation (2): Central European Institute of Technology, Brno University of Technology, Purkynova 123, CZ-612 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: metallomics; treatment of tumor disease; biomarkers; theranostics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanocarbon materials are known as biocompatible materials for biological and environmental systems in comparison with inorganic materials because carbon is one of the basic building elements in biological systems. Graphite, the precursor of graphene oxide and graphene, has been safely used in daily routines for a number of years. The derivatives of graphite exhibit unique structural, physical, and chemical features, which makes it an interesting material with applications in many fields. Graphene, a two-dimensional (2D) derivative of graphite, has a number of possible applications in various fields of nanotechnology and nanoscience. Graphene and sensors are an excellent combination because graphene’s large surface-to-volume ratio, unique optical properties, excellent electrical conductivity, high carrier density and mobility, high thermal conductivity, and many other features that can be considerably beneficial for sensor functions. The oxidized form of graphite, termed graphene oxide, exhibits a unique structure equipped with various oxygen-rich functional groups that provide attachment sites to various biological molecules including ribonucleic acid (RNA), deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), protein, nano- and microstructures, etc. Attached biomolecules and nano- or microstructures increase the application potential of nanocarbon materials in the research field of environmental and biomedical applications. The undoubted advantage of these nanocarbon materials is their low production costs which enable their use in industry and clinical practice. Here, we welcome short as well as full-length articles and reviews on the topic of applications of graphene and graphene oxide in various fields ranging from the environmental to the biomedical.

Dr. Lukáš Richtera
Prof. Vojtěch Adam
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • graphene oxide
  • reduced graphene oxide
  • bioengineering
  • biosensor
  • biotechnology
  • biomedical applications
  • environmental sciences
  • biosensing
  • bioremediation

Published Papers

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