Special Issue "Advanced Noble Metal Nanoparticles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: antibacterial nanomaterials and surfaces; anisotropic noble metal nanoparticles for functionalization and application to biomedical and sensing problems and use in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS); theranostic devices; supramolecular chemistry; transition metal complexes
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Nobel metal nanoparticles are one of the most widely used classes of nanomaterials, due to the large range of unique peculiarities. Their intrinsic stability and biocompatibility, merged with optical, electromagnetic, and catalytic properties, have paved to way to an amazing variety of applications. Their shape, size, and surface characteristics can be varied using a plethora of different approaches, allowing the modulation of properties (for example the localized surface plasmon resonance, LSPR), and, most importantly, the introduction of several advanced functions, so that today, these nano-objects deserve a preeminent position in the nanotechnology toolbox.
This Special Issue will accept outstanding contributions on systems based on noble metal nanoparticles possessing advanced functions, covering areas ranging from chemistry to biology, materials science, pharmacology, and nanomedicine, and hopefully reaching the widest audience possible. We will accept, after a solid peer review process, papers (original research or reviews) in which the use of these nano-objects is planned and demonstrated on solid experimental bases.
As a non-exhaustive list of subjects and applications of interest, we can cite: catalysis, light harvesting and photocatalysis, core–shell and hybrid systems, antibacterial materials, drug delivery systems, theranostic devices, photothermal effects and photodynamic therapies, and sensing and imaging exploiting plasmonic features (LSPR and SERS).
Prof. Angelo Maria Taglietti
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Plasmonic nanoparticles
- Theranostic devices
- Photo-thermal effects
- Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
- Silver nanoparticles
- Gold nanoparticles
- Platinum nanoparticles
- Core–shell nanoparticles
- Antibacterial nanoparticles