Special Issue "Nanoparticles on Microfluidic Platforms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019) | Viewed by 45074
Interests: biophysics; microfluidics; micro & nanotechologies; lab-on a chip
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Interests: biophysics; self-assembly; microfluidics
Nanoparticles start to be a key element in a wide range of applications, starting from bio-chemical sensing and gene therapy to photovoltaics or displays. All of these applications require a precise control of the physical and chemical properties of the nanostructures. Recent advances in microfluidics bring new methods for processing, characterization or manipulation of nanoparticles. In this direction, we wish to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue with research papers, short communications, and review articles that focus on the development of chemical synthesis, processing, characterization, or applications of nanoparticles using microfluidic methods. The scopes include all of the microfluidic-based strategies aimed at directing the self-assembly of the nanoparticles, microfluidics characterization methods (optical, magnetic, electrical, or chemical) involving nanoparticles, and methods for the on-chip purification of several populations of nanoparticles. Articles focusing on applications, such as biochemical sensing utilizing nanoparticles in microfluidic devices, microfluidic platforms that mimic in vivo conditions for preclinical screening of nanoparticle uses, or in vitro microfluidic diagnostic devices with nanoparticle–cell, nanoparticle–protein, and nanoparticle–chemical reactions/interactions are also welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Microfluidics-driven self-assembly of nanoparticles
- Handling of nanoparticles in microfluidic devices
- Microfluidic methods for characterization of nanoparticles
- Microfluidics for accelerating clinical translation of nanoparticles
- Microfluidics-based applications with nanoparticles
Dr. Ciprian Iliescu
Dr. Guillaume Tresset
Prof. Dr. Luke P. Lee
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