Special Issue "Carbon Dots Nanoarchitectonics for Energy, Environment and Biomedical Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Materials and Metal-Organic Frameworks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2022 | Viewed by 109

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Biswa Nath Bhadra
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Guest Editor
WPI-MANA, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba 305-0044, Japan
Interests: metal-organic frameworks; porous carbon; carbon dots; fullerene self-assembly; nanoarchitechtonics; heterogeneous catalysis; adsorption; sensing; supercapacitor; electrocatalysis; battery
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanoscience is currently forwarding toward post-nanotechnology methods, and nanoarchitectonics has been recently proposed as one of the most attractive concept. Nanoarchitectonics is the methodology to discover functional materials from nanoscale units. Carbon-based materials are enthusiastically used in nanoarchitectonics approaches. Carbon dots (CDs), one of the most promising/rising stars in the carbon family, have attracted considerable research interest for years due to their unique optical properties, high quantum yield, eco-friendliness, appreciable biocompatibility, small size, high stability, abundant functional groups (e.g., amino, hydroxyl, carboxyl), electron mobility and abundant low-cost sources, providing important applications in many fields including biomedicine, biosensing, catalysis, optoelectronic devices and environmental remediation. The present Special Issue of Nanomaterials is aimed at presenting the use of the nanoarchitectonics concept to develop outstanding, novel, functionalized CDs focusing on energy, environment and biomedical applications. The concept might include architectonics of methods towards new CDs or to tune the physicochemical properties of CDs towards a target function with outstanding performance in a relevant application. In the present Special Issue, we have invited contributions from leading groups in the field with the aim of giving a balanced view of the nanoarchitectonics concept in this discipline.

Dr. Biswa Nath Bhadra
Guest Editor

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  • carbon dots
  • nanoarchitechtonics
  • composites
  • energy
  • drug storage/delivery
  • sensing
  • threptic
  • environment

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