Microfluidic Nanoparticle Synthesis

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "D:Materials and Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 59

Special Issue Editors

Center for Microflows and Nanoflows, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China
Interests: droplet microfluidics; soft matter; lab-on-a-chip; miniaturized reactors/sensors
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School of Energy and Power Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
Interests: microfluidics; lab-on-a-chip; nanocomposites; biosensors; miniaturized reactors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanoparticles have attracted considerable research attention due to their unique optical, electronic, magnetic, and thermal properties. However, the lack of uniformity among nanoparticles has hindered the comprehensive understanding of their essential properties. Therefore, it is desirable to have high-quality nanoparticles with a narrow size distribution, uniform shape, and well-controlled surface chemistry. Over the past two decades, the development of synthetic methods has allowed better control over the nucleation and growth of nanoparticles. While significant progress has been made in conventional batch reactions, achieving superior control over the synthetic process remains a challenge.

In response to this challenge, microfluidic synthesis has emerged as a promising method for the controllable synthesis of nanoparticles. It offers homogeneous mixing of chemicals within milliseconds and microscopic control over reaction conditions. Furthermore, by adjusting the flow conditions of reagents, the size and uniformity of nanoparticles can be accurately regulated, enabling the study of nanoparticle nucleation and growth mechanisms. Accordingly, this Special Issue aims to present research papers, short communications, and review articles that focus on novel microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip, and miniaturized reactors for nanoparticle fabrication, as well as their emerging applications for biosensing and environmental monitoring.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Dr. Jing Jin
Dr. Bo Liu
Guest Editors

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  • microfluidics
  • lab-on-a-chip
  • miniaturized reactors
  • nanoparticles
  • nanocomposites
  • hybrid nanostructures or nanocomposites
  • nanomaterial synthesis
  • biosensing
  • environmental monitoring

Published Papers

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