Special Issue "Metallic Nanostructured Materials for Environmental and Biosensing Application"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Laura Rodriguez-Lorenzo
Guest Editor
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory-INL, Braga, Portugal
Interests: plasmonic nanomaterials; organic–inorganic hybrid composites; surface-enhanced vibrational spectroscopies; surface science; sensing and remediation applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to submit an original research manuscript to this Special Issue of Nanomaterials entitled “Metallic Nanostructured Materials for Environmental and Biosensing Application”.

This Special Issue aims to highlight the highly interdisciplinary character of the selective environmental and bio-sensing of (bio)molecules (e.g., pollutants, biomarkers), heavy metals, and ions using functionalized metallic nanostructured materials. This major research area involves chemistry, biology, engineering, and material science.

This Special Issue is focused on noble metal nanomaterials, especially gold and silver, which exhibit unique and tunable plasmonic properties as a function of their size, shape, and dielectric layer. This allows us their utilization as sensors based on colorimetric assays, surface-enhanced vibrational spectroscopies (e.g., SEF, SERS, SERRS), and Rayleigh scattering spectroscopies (e.g., dark-field), among others. On the other hand, nanostructured metal oxides such as iron oxide, titanium oxide, and zinc oxide offer high chemical stability, strong adsorption ability, and catalytic and magnetic properties, which are essential properties for sensing applications. Finally, the Special Issue is focused also on the combination of different metallic nanostructures that provide specific properties (e.g., magnetic, electric, plasmonic and mechanicals), which opens the possibility of the enhancement of flexible handling and efficient analytical capabilities of these hybrid nanomaterials.

Dr. Laura Rodriguez-Lorenzo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nanomaterials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • plasmonic nanomaterials
  • metal oxides
  • hybrid nanomaterials
  • colorimetric assays
  • SERS
  • heavy metals
  • biomarkers
  • pollutants

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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