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Special Issue "Advances in Metal-Based Nanoparticles"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2023) | Viewed by 33686
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Interests: wet chemical synthesis and characterization of a variety of inorganic nanoscale materials for biomedical applications
Interests: photoprotective; antioxidative mechanism; biotic; abiotic stress
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Special Issue Information
During the past two decades, the remarkable progress in nanotechnology has extended the application of metal-based nanoparticles in the biomedical and agriculture sector. Metal-based nanoparticles have emerged as highly valuable either by themselves nor as functional building blocks, arguably being one of the most relevant recent achievements in materials science that have the potential to shape our near future. However, the application of such materials requires a directed design providing actuation and stability in a particularly complex environment, such as living organisms. Novel routes in biomedical and agricultural research and practice are expected in the near future.
Metal-based nanoparticles offer exclusive physicochemical features that are size-, shape-, and composition-dependent, while unique engineerable surface properties can give rise to farther functionalities. In that way, metal-based nanoparticles for biomedical applications continuously lead researchers to design novel tools and strategies for a variety of biomedical implements in therapeutics, diagnostics, and sensing. Moreover, in agriculture, they are used to reduce the amount of sprayed chemical products and diminish nutrient losses in fertilization by controlled release of agrochemicals (fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides), target-specific delivery of biomolecules, and increase yields through optimized water and nutrient management. A better understanding of the interactions between nanoparticles and plants, including their uptake, localization, and activity, could transform crop production through a better nutrient utilization, increased disease resistance, and crop yield with lower cost, energy, and waste.
In this Special Issue, we intend to incorporate the contributions from scientists working with metal-based nanoparticles that can be used (i) in biomedical applications such as hyperthermia therapy, drug delivery, imaging probes, biomedical sensors, and antibacterial applications and (ii) in agricultural applications as fertilizers to enhance plant growth and yield, nanosensors to optimize water and nutrient management, and pesticides/herbicides for pest and disease management to improve plant protection.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite contributions from experts in the field who are encouraged to submit both original research papers, as well as review/mini review articles, from basic aspects and future directions in the field.
Prof. Catherine Dendrinou-Samara
Prof. Michael Moustakas
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- Metal oxide nanoparticles
- Noble metal nanoparticles
- Bimetallic nanoparticles
- Core–shell nanoparticles
- Magnetic nanoparticles
- Biomedical applications
- Agricultural applications