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Special Issue "Molecular Insights and Design Strategies for Carbonaceous Nanomaterials"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Nanoscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 70

Special Issue Editors

Department of Food Quality Analysis and Evaluation, Faculty of Food Technology, University of Agriculture, Balicka Street 122, 30-149 Kraków, Poland
Interests: organic synthesis; chromatography; materials; agriculture; food chemistry; food nanotechnology; material characterization; polymers; nanoparticles; nanomaterials; biocomposites; biopolymers; polymeric materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanotechnology is a rapidly developing field of science. The innovative structures employed in nanotechnology are applied in various fields: the agro-food industry; medical and biological sciences; cosmetics; and many other areas of our lives. The discovery of carbon allotropes, including fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene, as well as carbon quantum dots, has revolutionized the industry. Carbon-allotrope-based nanocomposites have become a leading sector for exploration and progress due to their unique mechanical, optical and electrical properties. Carbon nanoparticles are most widely employed as nanofillers in composite materials, as this combination can considerably enhance their functionality. Their key functional properties include extremely good electrical and thermal conductivity, electrochemical and thermal stability, and mechanical strength. Recent studies have also revealed their high biocompatibility with cells such as osteocytes and neurons, as well as their antimicrobial activity, which greatly enhances their applicability in biomedical sciences. Owing to the rapid development of nanotechnology, the traditional agro-food sector is being transformed. The development of novel nanomaterials has led to an improvement in the quality and safety of food, an increase in crops due to the enhanced monitoring of plant growth, and the protection of the environment. Medicine is an area in which nanotechnology seems to be extremely influential. Nanodevices and nanomaterials have great potential in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of diseases. This is mainly due to the ability of nanostructures to penetrate human cells, thus enabling targeted therapy and the accurate detection of the source of disease. The precision of nanotechnology makes it a potential technology for cancer detection and therapy. In the diagnosis of these diseases, nanoparticles are utilized as contrast agents to detect cancer cells at an early stage and monitor treatment progress. A wide area of scientific interest is the application of carbon nanoparticles in energy storage. Carbon nanotubes and their analogues have great potential in electrical and electronic applications, such as photovoltaics, sensors, semiconductor devices, displays, conductors, smart materials, and energy conversion devices. The production of new varieties of carbonaceous nanomaterials and the study of their properties, as well as their subsequent functionalization, are crucial tasks in nanotechnology and materials engineering.

Therefore, this Special Issue focuses on the molecular aspects of the design, production, and application of carbonaceous nanomaterials in various areas of our lives. Moreover, it seeks to offer profound insights into the intricate interplay of structure and performance. These endeavors will collectively promote rapid progress in associated applications.

Dr. Magdalena Krystyjan
Prof. Dr. Gohar Khachatryan
Guest Editors

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  • carbon nanomaterials
  • carbon (nano)fillers
  • graphene
  • carbon nanotubes
  • carbon quantum dots
  • nanoparticles
  • nanostructures

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