Special Issue "Antimicrobial Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 November 2016).
After more than 20 years intensive investments, nano-materials as a foundation of nanotechnology have been developed widely in all sciences and engineering fields deeply rooted into applications. The theme of antimicrobial nanomaterials are defined by the particles with sizes smaller than that of 100 nm, and kill some of the bio-organism pathogens such as bacteria and viruses while inhibiting their biofilm formation. Antimicrobial nanoparticles are the truly cross-disciplinary theme, not just within the physics-materials-chemistry but also cross to biological, biomedical, healthcare and environmental sciences. Their applications also concerned the social and economic communities.
Some identified nano-materials or nano-scaled materials may have shown different levels of antimicrobial ability. However, more investigations have been focused on the nano-scaled materials. Hence, the "bulk with nano-structures" may be a virgin field for exploration considering the costs and toxicity issues that associated to the nanoparticles. A proof of nano-structures that kill or inhibit microbes is needed for a better solution for the antimicrobial as well as its resistance, the worldwide challenges from both bacterial and the viruses, by uses of a more "nature" and sustainable way to tackle the challenges.
The Special issue will present comprehensive research outlining progress on the antimicrobial nanomaterials and nanotechnology. We welcome papers (original research or reviews) from all disciplines where antimicrobial nanomaterials are of interest, with emphasis on the emerging bulk with nano-structures and antimicrobial mechanisms.
Dr. Guogang Ren
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- antimicrobial nanomaterials
- antimicrobial mechanisms