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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2018, Article ID 8469651, 1 page
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/8469651
Editorial

Advanced Nanoengineering Materials

1Medical and Dental Engineering Centre for Research, Design, and Production, Asklepios, Gliwice, Poland
2Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
3University of Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany
4University of Zielona Góra, Zielona Góra, Poland
5Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India

Correspondence should be addressed to Leszek A. Dobrzański; moc.liamg@mada.kezsel

Received 5 July 2018; Accepted 6 August 2018; Published 5 September 2018

Copyright © 2018 Leszek A. Dobrzański et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The Guest Editors for this Special Issue were pleased to welcome contributions from researchers studying advanced nanomaterials and nanocomposites from both fundamental and applied perspectives. Manuscripts covered their applications, their development perspectives, their product design, and methods for the investigation of their structure and properties.

Three articles concentrated on bioapplications of nanoengineered materials. K. A. López-Varela et al. explored multibranched gold nanoparticles as a promising tool for localized photothermal therapy. J. Jiang et al. investigated gold liposomes for light-responsive drug release. L. Zhang et al. developed novel nanocomposites with antimicrobial activity against a wide variety of microorganisms.

Meanwhile, the remaining articles probed structural and physical properties. V. A. Kotov et al. studied the preparation and magnetooptical properties of ultrathin bismuth-substituted iron garnet films. E. Sakher et al. used X-ray diffraction techniques to follow the mechanical alloying of Ni and Ti elemental powders into nanocrystalline materials, uncovering details of the phase composition over time. Lastly, L. Zhong et al. uncovered a new type of TaC ceramic containing nanoprecipitates, which may warrant further research.

Although these six papers cannot provide the full image of the field of advanced nanoengineering materials, we nevertheless hope that the combination of these contributed papers will stimulate readers’ imagination around the multifaceted nature and possible effects of this research, and more importantly will inspire them to undertake their work in this very wide and open area of investigation.

Conflicts of Interest

The editors declare that they have no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this Special Issue.

Acknowledgments

We would like to give warm thanks to all authors who submitted their manuscripts to this Special Issue, the editors who have spent their time selecting reviewers and making editorial decisions, and of course the reviewers for providing their expert opinions.

Leszek A. Dobrzański
Jorge R. Vargas-Garcia
Lothar Kroll
Anna D. Dobrzańska-Danikiewicz
Sabu Thomas