Special Issue "Inorganic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization and Nanoscopic Properties"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Andrea Zille
Guest Editor
Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal
Interests: Bionanotechnology; Immobilization of organic and inorganic nanoparticles and enzymes; Polymer matrix and sol-gel surface nano-functionalization for improved functionalities such as superhydrophobicity and UV resistance; Research in development of thin-lay
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue of Nanomaterials on "Inorganic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Nanoscopic Properties ". Recently, there has been considerable research interest in the area of nanotechnology using nanoparticles, because of their unique physical properties, which mainly include size dependent optical, magnetic, electronic, and catalytic properties. In the upfront of the material science field, inorganic nanoparticles such as metals, semiconductors, and metal oxides have led to some very important theoretical and practical advances for a wide of variety of applications in the fields of information, energy, environmental, and medical technologies. Inorganic nanoparticles possess high stability, large surface areas, tunable compositions, abundant physicochemical multifunctionality, and specific biological behaviors. However, some issues remain to be elucidated before translating these inorganic nanosystems into the market, such as the mass production costs, biocompatibility, the clinical translation of inorganic nanosystems for drug delivery, environmental- and bio-safety, biodegradation routes and long-term toxicity assessments. The scope of this Special Issue on inorganic nanoparticles is not only to focus on the biomedical applications that usually encompass the majority of research in this field, but also to examine the new advanced applications in all sectors, including electronics, food, agriculture, energy, and the environment. Moreover, a special focus on their characterization and synthesis is also expected to be covered in this Issue. In particular, topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Metal and metal–oxide nanoparticles
  • Fullerenes and single- and multiple-walled carbon nanotubes
  • Application of nanoparticles in magnetic storage media
  • Inorganic nanoparticle systems for drug delivery and targeting
  • Electronic and optical properties of nanocrystalline quantum dots
  • Structures including core/shell nanoparticles and multicomponent hierarchical assemblies
  • Use of metal and oxide nanoparticles for sensors
  • Advances in semiconductors for light-emitting, solar energy, and energy storage devices
  • Nanoparticles for catalysis
  • Top-down and bottom-up processe for the synthesis of inorganic nanoparticles and quantum dots
  • New and advanced characterization methodologies for nanoparticles size, morphology, and surface charge

Dr. Andrea Zille
Guest Editor

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