Current Review in Nanofabrication and Nanomanufacturing

A special issue of Nanomanufacturing (ISSN 2673-687X).

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Dear Colleagues,

The tuning of the morphology, size, porosity, organization, crystallinity, and chemical composition of materials at nanoscale, as well as their interfaces (surface charge, chemical function, hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity, etc.), are crucial to control their properties and allow their applications in various fields, such as electronics, photonics, energy, life sciences, and the environment.

The aim of this Special Issue is to assemble high-quality reviews on nanoprocessing approaches allowing to create novel nanostructures and architecture using innovative synthesis, fabrication, and manufacturing methods, enabling the control of their properties as well as their applications. Reviews related to the following topics will be highly encouraged.

  • Synthesis, fabrication, and manufacturing of nanostructured and nanoscale materials;
  • Design of nanoparticles and clusters with control morphology and complex structures (core/shell, alloy, etc.);
  • Formation of 1D nanostructures (nanofibers, nanotubes, nanorods, etc.);
  • 2D materials and their heterostructures;
  • Coatings and thin films;
  • Hybrid nanostructures (organic/inorganic);
  • Nanocomposites;
  • Self-assembly and organization;
  • Nanostructured materials such as Zeolies, MOFs, and membranes.

Reviews related to the applications of these nanomaterials in different fields, such as health, environment, and renewable energy, will also be considered. Reviews related to prospective materials design, original materials properties, and innovative characterization techniques will be appreciated.

This is a joint Special Issue, accepted papers are published in the joint Special Issue in Nanomaterials ( or Nanomanufacturing.

Dr. Mikhael Bechelany
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16 pages, 1032 KiB  
Exploiting Endocytosis for Non-Spherical Nanoparticle Cellular Uptake
by Saad Niaz, Ben Forbes and Bahijja Tolulope Raimi-Abraham
Nanomanufacturing 2022, 2(1), 1-16; - 01 Feb 2022
Cited by 15 | Viewed by 5341
Several challenges exist for successful nanoparticle cellular uptake—they must be able to cross many physical barriers to reach their target and overcome the cell membrane. A strategy to overcome this challenge is to exploit natural uptake mechanisms namely passive and endocytic (i.e., clathrin- [...] Read more.
Several challenges exist for successful nanoparticle cellular uptake—they must be able to cross many physical barriers to reach their target and overcome the cell membrane. A strategy to overcome this challenge is to exploit natural uptake mechanisms namely passive and endocytic (i.e., clathrin- and caveolin-dependent/-independent endocytosis, macropinocytosis and phagocytosis). The influence of nanoparticle material and size is well documented and understood compared to the influence of nanomaterial shape. Generally, nanoparticle shape is referred to as being either spherical or non-spherical and is known to be an important factor in many processes. Nanoparticle shape-dependent effects in areas such as immune response, cancer drug delivery, theranostics and overall implications for nanomedicines are of great interest. Studies have looked at the cellular uptake of spherical NPs, however, fewer in comparison have investigated the cellular uptake of non-spherical NPs. This review explores the exploitation of endocytic pathways for mainly inorganic non-spherical (shapes of focus include rod, triangular, star-shaped and nanospiked) nanoparticles cellular uptake. The role of mathematical modelling as predictive tools for non-spherical nanoparticle cellular uptake is also reviewed. Both quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) and continuum membrane modelling have been used to gain greater insight into the cellular uptake of complex non-spherical NPs at a greater depth difficult to achieve using experimental methods. Full article
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