Special Issue "Metallic Nanoparticles: From Synthesis, Structure-Property Relationships to Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2019
Prof. Dr. Frederic Lesage
Prof. Dr. Ashok Kakkar
Department of Chemistry, McGill University, 801 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 0B8, Canada
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Interests: nanostructures; soft nanoparticles; macromolecules; dendrimers; miktoarm polymers; telodendrimers, naked nanocarriers; metal nanoparticles; gold nanoshells; iron oxide nanoparticles; nanomedicine; drug delivery; diagnostics
Metal nanoparticles continue to play a key role in developing smart nanostructures for applications in a wide variety of areas, including biology. Some of the significant challenges in designing such architectures relate to reproducibility in their synthesis and characterization using a variety of state-of-the-art techniques to develop a detailed understanding of the structure–property relationships, which could translate into higher efficacy in their intended applications. In this Special Issue we aim to develop a comprehensive survey on the recent fabrication and theoretical elaborations of metallic nanoparticles, including Fe, Ag, Au, Zn, Ti; efficacy in their surface functionalization, different methods for characterization to evaluate their unique properties, including electronic, magnetic, electrochemical and optical, and an exploration of their potential for applications in diagnostics, theranostics, sensors, electronic devices, etc. We invite all our colleagues working in the exciting field of nanotechnology to contribute their recent research findings in the format of a communication, full article, as well as reviews.Prof. Dr. Frédéric Lesage
Prof. Dr. Ashok Kakkar
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- Metallic nanoparticles: Iron, Silver, Gold, Zn and Titanium
- Characterization of metal nanoparticles
- Theoretical evaluation
- Surface functionalization
- Surface plasmon resonance
- Surfac enhanced Reyleigh scattering
- Surfac enhanced Raman scattering