About Applied Nano


Applied Nano (ISSN 2673-3501) is an international and interdisciplinary open access journal devoted to publish original works (reviews, regular research papers and communications) in any field of study involving the application of nanoscience and nanotechnology. It will thus include papers owing to a wide range of areas, covering chemistry, physics, materials science, biosciences, medicine, environmental and water sciences, energy storage and conversion, electronics, to make a few relevant examples.


As nanomaterials are proving each day more to be able to offer solutions to an increasingly wide range of different questions, we will give a particular emphasis to exploitation of nanosized objects and nanostructures addressing particular needs and/or devoted to resolution of specific problems. Thus, works that synthesize information suggesting practical usage or showing useful applications will be preferred.

A short list of possible application sections is following, with some examples of possible keywords to define the section.


  • Eco-friendly nanomaterials
  • Green synthesis
  • Environmental applications
  • Pollutants removal
  • Water remediation
  • Nanomaterials for photocatalysis, etc.


  • Food safety
  • Food processing
  • Food packaging
  • Biopackaging
  • Food analysis
  • Nanotoxicology, etc.


  • Light harvesting
  • Photovoltaics
  • Energy generation
  • Energy conversion
  • Biomass conversion
  • Energy storage
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Electrocatalysis, etc.


  • Plasmonic sensors
  • SERS sensors
  • Sensing materials
  • Nanobiosensing
  • Microfluidic sensors, etc.

Photonics and Electronics

  • Nanolasers
  • Plasmonics
  • SERS
  • Quantum optics
  • Nanofabrication techniques, etc.

Medicine and Biology

  • Theranostic devices
  • Drug delivery
  • Cell targeting
  • Nanopharmacology
  • Nanomedical devices
  • Antibacterial nanoparticles
  • Antibacterial surfaces
  • Magnetic and plasmonic devices for Hyperthermal therapies
  • Nanomaterials for photodynamic therapy, etc.

Cultural Heritage

  • Protective nanocoatings
  • Painting consolidation and protection
  • Wood preservation, etc.

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