Special Issue "Magnetic Nanostructures with Optical Properties for Biomedical Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Ali Abou-Hassan

Guest Editor
Sorbonne Université, CNRS, PHysico-Chimie des Electroyltes et Nanosystèmes InterfaciauX, F-75005, Paris, France
Interests: nanomaterials; magnetic nanoparticles, plasmonic nanoparticles; magneto-plasmonic nanostructures, multifunctional materials; self-assembly, microreactors, magnetic hyperthermia, photothermia, multimodal theranostics, biomedical applications, nanomedecine, biodegradation, confinement

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the field of biomedical applications, magnetic nanoparticles are the state-of-the-art theranostic agents. They are widely used as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in particular for cell tracking as well as for therapeutic magnetic hyperthermia (MHT), and in drug delivery. Beside the magnetic functionality of the nanoparticles, their optical properties can be engineered to provide them with absorption in the biological window i.e. near infra-red (NIR) suitable for photothermal (PT) applications. Another approach to increase the theranostic functionalities of the magnetic particles while endowing them with optical properties suitable for biomedical applications is based on their association with other materials such as plasmonic and metallic materials as gold or plasmonic semiconductors such as copper sulfide. This can be done either by controlled assembly strategies or by using molecular bottom up approaches. Synergistic physical properties may arise in the magneto-plasmonic structures from the interactions between the individual components, transcending their individual physical properties.

The present Special Issue “Magnetic nanostructures with optical properties for biomedical applications” aims to cover all research areas related to the synthesis, and engineering of magnetic nanoparticles or magnetic nanostructured assemblies having optical properties, their characterization, and various applications, specifically emphasizing biomedical applications.

Prof. Dr. Ali Abou-Hassan
Guest Editor

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  • Magnetic nanoparticles
  • Magnetic based nano-assemblies
  • Theranostics
  • Optical properties
  • Biological window
  • Magneto-plasmonic
  • Biomedical applications
  • Thermal therapies

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