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Special Issue "Nanoparticle Functionalization by Polymers: Methods and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 May 2020.
Interests: electrical properties of solid/liquid interfaces; nanoparticle synthesis and characterization; dispersed systems—electrokinetics; magnetic fluids; biomedical nanostructure applications; magnetic hyperthermia; drug delivery
The field of nanoparticle synthesis and characterization is growing rapidly but the findings remain dependent on the available material processing techniques and observations at the nanoscale. Often, “nude” nanoparticles are only applicable after modification of their surface properties. These modifications include:
- Increased stability;
- Control of surface charge;
- Janus or multifunctionalized particles;
- Rheological properties at the nanoscale—nanotribology;
- Surface thermodynamics—wettability;
- Shape control;
- Biomedical applications—drug transport, targeting, and specific interactions with cells;
- Design of specific nanosensors.
In the majority of these fields, researchers have identified polymers designed to modify particle characteristics, suiting them, as well as fully polymeric particles, to specific applications.
The proposed Special Issue intends to cover these aspects, placing emphasis on the methods and preparation, their justification and quantification, and the applications of the resulting nanostructures.
Prof. Ángel V. Delgado
Dr. Guillermo Iglesias
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Drug loading
- Drug release
- Coating stability
- Inhomogeneous coating: Janus particles
- Temperature and pH responsive polymers