Special Issue "Functionalized Magnetic Nanomaterials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 11309
Interests: nanostructured composites; functionalized magnetic nanoparticles; magnetic micro/nanogels; self-assembled nanoparticles systems; smart composites based on magnetic nanoparticles and stimuli responsive polymers; surface physics and chemistry of nanoparticles; nanomaterials characterization by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Interests: magnetic nanoparticles; magnetic fluids; ferrofluids; bioferrofluids; magnetic nanocomposites; magnetorheological fluids; magnetic properties; flow properties; structure analysis by scattering techniques; engineering and biomedical applications of magnetizable nanomaterials
Magnetic nanomaterials engineered with a large variety of functional coatings have gained much interest because of their possible applications with dual-mode manipulation controlled by a magnetic field and through the appropriate design of surface properties.
Among the magnetic nanomaterials, magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles and their nanocomposites are very promising for innovative applications in nanomedicine and biotechnology, such as nanotherapeutics, multimodal imaging, targeted drug delivery, hyperthermia, analyte monitoring, and enzyme, protein, and nucleic acid separations, due to their large surface area, excellent magnetic properties, and low toxicity. The nature of magnetic nanoparticles’ surface coating is essential for their behavior in biorelevant media. Well separated or in clusters, with proper surface functionalization, usually dispersed in liquid carriers (bioferrofluids) or embedded/encapsulated in polymeric networks, magnetic nanoparticles are the basic building blocks of a large variety of multifunctional vehicles.
The surface modification of magnetic nanomaterials, including the attachment of functional groups necessary for applications based on interactions ranging from nonspecific (e.g., ionic, hydrophobic/hydrophilic, and hydrogen bond) through group-specific to specific-affinity interactions, is an important issue for the future progress of medical and industrial applications.
The design and preparation of functionalized magnetic nanomaterials could have a strong applicative impact in many fields, such as diagnosis and treatment, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, magnetic bioseparation, protein immobilization, biocatalysis, biosensors, or water purification, to mention only a few.
In this context, the aim of this Special Issue is to publish original research papers and comprehensive reviews dealing with the most important issues concerning the synthesis, advance properties investigations, and potential applications of functionalized magnetic nanomaterials.
Dr. Rodica Paula Turcu
Prof. Dr. Ladislau Vekas
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- magnetic nanomaterials
- surface functionalization
- functionalized magnetic nanoparticles
- physical–chemical characterization