Special Issue "Carbon-Related Nanomaterials in Analytical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology"
A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.
Interests: graphene quantum dots; carbon dots; photoluminescence; sensors; sorbents; analytical nanoscience and nanotechnology
This Special Issue of the Journal C is devoted to the Analytical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (AN&N), in which the impact of carbon-related nanomaterials in analytical science as an interdisciplinary interface is outlined.
The main interest of this Special Issue is to offer to specialists and non-specialised readers a panoramic view of the hot topics and the state-of-the-art of AN&N based on carbon-related nanomaterials and composites. First, reliability of the chemical information of carbon nanomaterials must be assured. Thus, the formation/growth processes as well as the structural characterization of nanosystems is of crucial consideration. Secondly, diverse roles of nano-sized carbon materials in analytical science can be explored, being considered i) as the target analyte (the analysis of the nanoworld), ii) as the analytical tool (acting as sorbent, sensors, etc.) and iii) as both analyte and nanotool in the same analytical process (third way in AN&N). In this framework, novelties like the synthesis of nano- and micromotors as sensors or gel-like systems with specific nanopores as sorbent materials can be highlighted.
The main developments to date and the trends in AN&N are impacting in other fields of research like bioanalysis and bioimaging (implying qualitative/quantitative measurements). This is an interdisciplinary subject capable of solving environmental problems and controlling the reliability of nanotechnological processes and also the consuming products ‘content from unwanted substances. It is important not to forget the nanotoxicological aspects of carbon-related nanomaterials, their release to the environment and the consequently cascading effects in the ecosystem whether natural or human-induced. Thus, the exposure limits of nanomaterials are a pending subject which needs to be solved for developing new regulations about maximum tolerance levels.
Dr. Maria Laura Soriano
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- Carbon-based nanodots
- Graphene derivatives
- Diamond-like carbon
- Optical properties
- Electrochemical properties
- Structural characterization