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Special Issue "Functional Nanostructures for Sensors, Optoelectronic Devices and Drug Delivery"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
CNR-ISMN, Istituto Per Lo Studio Dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, c/o Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Biologiche, Farmaceutiche ed Ambientali, University of Messina, Italy
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Nanoparticles and nanostructured materials, due to their tunable physicochemical properties and their enhanced performance with respect to the corresponding bulk counterparts, represent an active area of research for their impact in many application fields. Recent progress in the synthesis of nanomaterials and the fundamental understanding of their properties has led to significant advances in nanomaterial-based sensors, in optoelectronic devices, and in drug delivery systems.
For these applications, it is essential to design and synthesize novel systems with an optimized structure and properties, a goal which has been achieved using nonconventional approaches. In this respect, nanostructured materials with peculiar optical properties are attracting increasing interest since their optical response, in terms of electronic absorption, emission fluorescence, optical activity, photocurrent, and so on, can be largely influenced by slight changes in the microenvironments and in the presence of specific analytes. These peculiar features can be conveniently exploited in a variety of different applications.
This Special Issue welcomes the submission of original research papers or comprehensive reviews that demonstrate or summarize significant advances in the synthesis and application of novel functional nanostructures, with potential applications in sensor, optoelectronic devices, and/or drug delivery.
Dr. Maria Angela Castriciano
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- aggregation phenomena
- supramolecular chemistry
- chromophoric systems
- metal nanoparticles
- quantum dots