Journal of Nanomaterials

Nanostructures for Flexible Electronics and Drug Delivery


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Published

Lead Editor

1University of Houston, Houston, USA

2Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai, China

3South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China

4Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore


Nanostructures for Flexible Electronics and Drug Delivery

Description

Nanostructures, including metal nanowires, semiconducting nanowires, carbon nanotubes, and graphene sheets, have been widely used as the building blocks or drug carriers for different kinds of applications (such as flexible photoelectronics, e-skins, soft machines, implantable electronics, drug delivery, health monitoring, and tissue engineering). In these different applications, one of the emerging fields, flexible electronics, has attracted significant attention in both academic research and industrial applications during the past decade, and the next decade will be a period of rapid expansion for flexible electronics. For instance, a conservative estimate believes that the market of the flexible display will increase at least by ten times in the next five years. As fundamental research is called to fulfill the demands of industry, the development of such nanotechnology and nanoscience has offered a good platform for flexible electronics. Besides, another very promising societal impact of nanotechnology is in the area of nanomedicine. Nanostructure based drug carriers allow for not only the delivery of small-molecule drugs, but also the delivery of peptides, nucleic acids and proteins, and so on. Targeting delivery of all these drug molecules to specific localization/area will reduce systemic side effects and allow for more efficient use of the drug.

This special issue will be focused on nanostructures for flexible electronics and their applications in drug delivery. We invite review and original research articles that provide new methods, new procedures, new results, or new understanding in this field.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Synthesis of nanostructures which are potentially useful in flexible electronics
  • Flexible transparent electrodes
  • Flexible functional materials
  • Flexile electronic devices and energy devices
  • Soft machines and implantable electronics
  • Nanostructures for different drugs delivery (including peptides, small molecules, and nuclear acid and proteins)

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3516952
  • - Editorial

Nanostructures for Flexible Electronics and Drug Delivery

Chuanfei Guo | Jian Zhong | ... | Siya Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7901686
  • - Research Article

Reaction and Characterization of Low-Temperature Effect of Transition Nanostructure Metal Codoped SCR Catalyst

Ke Yang | Weiwei Xiao | ... | Lulu Cai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3418932
  • - Review Article

The Advances of Carbon Nanotubes in Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Zhou Chen | Aili Zhang | ... | Zhaogang Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8575162
  • - Research Article

Synthesis of Fluorescent Carbon Dots by Gastrointestinal Fluid Treatment of Mongolia Har Gabur

Tegexibaiyin Wang | Wen Zhang | ... | Jun Ai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1985942
  • - Review Article

Application of Nanomaterials in Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine of Orthopedic Surgery

Su Pan | Hongmei Yu | ... | Yudan Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4562474
  • - Review Article

Peptide Self-Assembled Nanostructures for Drug Delivery Applications

Taotao Fan | Xiaoyan Yu | ... | Leming Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7374510
  • - Research Article

Optimal Zn-Modified Ca–Si-Based Ceramic Nanocoating with Zn Ion Release for Osteoblast Promotion and Osteoclast Inhibition in Bone Tissue Engineering

Jiangming Yu | Lizhang Xu | ... | Daixu Wei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8542806
  • - Research Article

Study of the Dynamic Uptake of Free Drug and Nanostructures for Drug Delivery Based on Bioluminescence Measurements

Zhongjian Fang | Houchao Xu | ... | Wencong Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9689035
  • - Research Article

Functional Surface Coating on Cellulosic Flexible Substrates with Improved Water-Resistant and Antimicrobial Properties by Use of ZnO Nanoparticles

Xiaofei Tian | Yaping Li | ... | Zhiwei Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7064246
  • - Research Article

Binding Affinity, Cellular Uptake, and Subsequent Intracellular Trafficking of the Nano-Gene Vector P123-PEI-R13

Yaguang Zhang | Hongmei Shu | ... | Qing Zhu
Journal of Nanomaterials
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