Special Issue "Confinement Effect on the Stability of Different Molecular Species Inside Nanostructures"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Fabien Picaud
Guest Editor
Laboratoire de Nanomédecine, Imagerie et Thérapeutiques, EA 4662, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Besancon, France
Interests: nanofluidics; encapsulation; drug; confinement

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the 2000s, nanostructures have been extensively studied. Due to the fantastic evolution of experimental tools at the nanoscale, the unique properties of nanostructures, such as surface to volume ratio, transport properties, and confinement effects, have been extensively exploited for developing new kinds of fundamental applications, leading to the emergence of new scientific domains, such as nanomedicine or nanofluidics.

Indeed, the confinement of atoms or molecules in a nanostructure is a very promising way to obtain a specific area where chemical reactions can be controlled or to transport safely drug molecules. Moreover, this nanoconfinement was at the origin of the development of new scientific domains, such as nanocatalysis, nanodetection, or nanofluidics. In these latter cases, efforts are still underway to understand and discover all the properties of these domains, which are still unresolved.

This Special Issue aims to highlight recent advances in confinement effect on the stability of molecules inside nanostructures for the development of new applications. Therefore, we invite researchers to submit their original papers describing new findings in the field of confined materials. We expect contributions from a broad community of scientists working on multidisciplinary approaches leading to diverse applications in nanotechnology for the development of breakthrough innovations.

Dr. Fabien Picaud
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Confinement
  • Nanostructures
  • Nanofluidics
  • Encapsulation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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