Special Issue "Graphene-Enriched Nanobiomaterials"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanocomposite Thin Films and 2D Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Antonella Fontana
Guest Editor
Department of Pharmacy, University G. d’Annunzio, Via dei Vestini, I-66100 Chieti, Italy
Interests: graphene and graphene derivatives; biomaterials; natural and synthetic amphiphilic compounds and self-assembly

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials entitled “Graphene-Enriched Nanobiomaterials” focuses on new developments of biomaterials enriched/functionalized with or based on graphene or graphene derivatives for applications in the biomedical field. The concept of graphene can be extended to the entire family of graphene and, therefore, carbon-based structures, such as carbon nanotubes, carbon nano-onions, or graphene quantum dots, to name but a few, are equally included.

Graphene and its derivatives have emerged in the last fifteen years as impressive nanostructures. Their exceptional properties, such as extraordinary strength, high flexibility, high aspect ratio, high thermal, and electrical conductivity, have been favorably exploited to improve the features of materials. Furthermore, functionalized or properly treated graphene, for example, graphene oxide, owing to properties such as easy high-quality production, realistically simple scaling-up, solubility and biocompatibility tuning depending on the chosen functionalization has recently emerged as a preferential additive for surface modification or a building block for the preparation of novel nano-biomaterials.

This Special Issue will highlight recent ideas and future perspectives concerning graphene-enriched nano-biomaterials, ranging from their physicochemical structure investigation up to their use in advanced biomedical applications. Specifically, original research or review articles should investigate and discuss aspects such as novel functionalization, biomedical design, biomaterial engineering, nanofabrication, and novel applications of graphene-enriched or graphene-based nano-biomaterials.

Prof. Dr. Antonella Fontana
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Graphene
  • Nanostructures
  • Biomaterials
  • Nanomedicine
  • Engineered biomaterials
  • Graphene derivatives
  • Graphene oxide
  • Carbon-based nanomaterials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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