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Research of Hydroxyapatite-Based Materials and Their Applications

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2024 | Viewed by 85

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National Institute of Materials Physics, Atomistilor Street, No. 405A, P.O. Box MG 07, 077125 Magurele, Romania
Interests: biomaterials; biomedical applications; biotechnology; environmental applications; food industry; hydroxyapatite; magnetic properties; iron oxide nanoparticles; structural properties; surface properties; antimicrobial properties; antimicrobial coatings; pharmaceutical applications; colloidal properties
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to their unique features and qualities, hydroxyapatite (HAp)-based nanomaterials and nanocomposites are used in advanced applications in domains such as environmental remediation or biomedicine (e.g., drug and protein delivery systems). The efficiency of hydroxyapatite-based materials is strongly related to their physico-chemical (e.g., size, crystallinity, morphology, porosity, pollutant adsorption capacity, etc.) and biological properties (e.g., antimicrobial activity, biocompatibility, drug delivery ability, etc.).

This Special Issue will explore the recent advances in their fabrication, functionalization and applications. Despite the large number of studies reported in the literature, further studies are needed to better clarify important aspect such as: the interaction mechanism between hydroxyapatite-based materials and the environment, the advantages/disadvantages of their uses, etc.

This Special Issue welcomes original papers and reviews addressing the different hydroxyapatite-based materials (coatings, powders, suspension, scaffolds, etc.) and their applications in various domains such as biomedical, environmental remediation, food industry, drug delivery, cosmetic, orthopedy/dentistry, etc.

Dr. Daniela Predoi
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • hydroxyapatite
  • nanobiocomposite
  • biomedical applications
  • coatings
  • environment remediation
  • biological properties
  • drug delivery
  • pollutant adsorption efficiency
  • morphology and structural features

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