Special Issue "Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Novel Nanoparticles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2024 | Viewed by 5486
Interests: nanomaterials; synthesis; characterization; renewable energy; water treatment; photovoltaic; photocatalysis; biomedical applications
Interests: nanomaterials; catalysis; environmental chemistry; materials engineering; organic chemistry
Interests: nanomaterials; nanocomposites; energy
Interests: nanomaterial; catalysis; water splitting
Interests: nanomaterials; synthesis; multifunctional application of nanomaterials
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Nanomaterials have multiple applications in diverse fields, including drug delivery, therapeutics, biosensors, cancer treatment, environmental protection, renewable energy, batteries, supercapacitors, biomedicine, cosmetics and agriculture. Nanomaterials possess unique characteristics due to their large surface area-to-volume ratio and unusual catalytic activity, electronic properties, optical properties, and antimicrobial activity. Different shapes and types of nanoparticles can be synthesized using various methods. Novel nanomaterials are multifunctional in nature, with flexible physical and chemical properties. They have recently gained great significance due to the easy tunability of their electrical, chemical, optical, thermal, and mechanical properties, which can be achieved by altering morphological and microstructural features.
Currently, the green synthesis of nanometals, nanometal oxides, and nanocomposites has received significant attention in the fields of environmental nanotechnology and bio-nanotechnology. As compared to chemical and physical synthesis methods, the synthesis of nanoparticles using green materials is more environmentally friendly, cost-effective and avoids use of toxic chemicals. The use of plants, bacteria, algae and fungi represents an easy and eco-friendly strategy for the green synthesis of nanometal oxides. Different types of nanometal oxides, mainly including transition metal oxides such as titanium dioxide, copper oxide, zinc oxide, cerium dioxide, chromium dioxide, molybdenum trioxide, silver oxide, cobalt oxide and iron oxide, as well as metal nanoparticles such as silver, copper, cobalt, and zinc, have been applied for various environmental applications. Thus, our aim is to attract the attention of the readers to this Special Issue aiming to cover the latest developments in the synthesis, characterization and multifunctional application of novel nanostructures. The Special Issue solicits research and review articles highlighting current research relevant to environmental, catalytic, renewable energy and biomedical applications of novel nanoparticles.
Dr. Fedlu Kedir Sabir
Dr. Osman Ahmed Zelekew
Dr. Bedasa Abdisa Gonfa
Dr. Lemma Teshome Tufa
Dr. Noto Suzanto Gultom
Dr. Andebet Gedamu Tamirat
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- green synthesis
- plant-mediated synthesis
- renewable energy
- environmental protection