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Special Issue summary example
Bacterial adhesion and proliferation are serious and increasing concerns in everyday life,
and are responsible for significant damage in several industries, including textile, water
treatment, marine transport, medicine and food packaging. Notwithstanding the enormous efforts
of academic researchers and industry, a general solution for restricting bacterial colonization
remains to be found. Therefore, new strategies for controlling bacteria activity are urgently
needed and nanomaterials constitute a very promising approach. This Special Issue plans to give
an overview of the most recent advances in the field of antibacterial nanomaterials and their
applications in diverse areas. This Special Issue is aimed at providing selected contributions
on advances in the synthesis, characterization, and applications of nanomaterials with regard
to antibacterial activity.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Antimicrobial nanoparticles;
- Antibacterial nanocoatings and nanocomposites;
- Mechanisms of action;
- Antimicrobial food packaging;
- Adverse effects of nanomaterials;
- Future perspectives for antimicrobial nanomaterials;
- Role of antimicrobial nanomaterials in medicine.