Special Issue "Synthesis and Applications of Functionalized Gold Nanosystems"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 February 2019
Gold-based nanosystems constitute one of the most interesting systems in the nanoworld because of the broad spectrum of applications they can find, ranging from analyte detection, nanomedicine and the mimicry of enzymes, just to mention a few examples. The size and shape of the nanoaggregates allow one to tune the properties of the gold core, while the introduction of specific functional groups on the passivating monolayer is portal to modulate the interaction with the surroundings: A target substrate, a protein, and a receptor. In spite of the fact that the literature on the field increases at an exponential rate, I believe that there is space for sound contributions that are able to conjugate the synthesis and applications of these nanosystems on solid experimental bases.
This Special Issue will cover all types of gold nanosystems and their applications. Original research contributions (full papers or communications), as well as reviews, either broad in scope or devoted to specific issues pertinent to gold nanosystems, will be considered. All submissions should be in line with the high-quality standard of the journal Nanometerials and will be subjected to a rigorous peer-review process. New synthetic protocols and new applications of gold nanosystems are particularly welcome. Submission of papers across different disciplines are highly encouraged in line with the interdisciplinary character of the journal.
For this reason, in view of your expertise in the field I am inviting you to contribute a manuscript (communication, full paper or review) to this special issue. As outlined above, the scope is broad and all types of gold nanosystems (from nanoparticles, to nanostars, nanorods, and nanowires) will be welcome, as well as all diverse applications one may envision for them.
I look forward to receiving a positive reply and wish you all the best in your scientific endeavors.
Prof. Paolo M. Scrimin
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Gold nanoparticle
- Gold nanorod
- Gold nanostar
- Gold nanowire
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: DNA-assisted assembly of gold nanostructures and their specific optical properties
Author: Zhong Chen
Abstract: Gold nanocrystals have attracted considerable attentions due to their excellent physical , chemical properties and extensive applications in plasmonics, spectroscopy, biological detection and biomedicine. Generally, gold nanoparticles are able to readily modified and arranged with protein molecules, DNA sequences, as well as viruses. Over the past two decades, DNA as the best candidate are widely utilized for building plenty of discrete nanoarchitectures by virus of its programmability, stability, specifity and adapt to functionalization. This review concentrates on the DNA-based assembly of gold nanostructures and their resultant extraordinary optical properties including plasmonic extinction, surface enhanced fluorescence (SEF), surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and plasmonic chirality.