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Recent Trends in Optical and Mechanical Characterization of Nanomaterials

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Over the past decade we have witnessed a series of paradigm shifts in many critical fields of science generated by the development of novel nanomaterials. At present, applications of these nanostructured or nanosized advanced materials impact almost all aspects of modern life. This includes biomedical ...

Over the past decade we have witnessed a series of paradigm shifts in many critical fields of science generated by the development of novel nanomaterials. At present, applications of these nanostructured or nanosized advanced materials impact almost all aspects of modern life. This includes biomedical solutions such as diagnostic tools, wearable/flexible electronics, nanomaterials which have applications in the adsorption and degradation of pollutants, as well as nanotechnologies for energy storage and conversion.

All of these new scientific and technological endeavors would not be possible without the availability of a wide range of investigation techniques, methods and protocols. These allow the in-depth characterization of nanoscaled items and processes at sufficient spatial and temporal resolution to accurately understand their properties and characteristics. This Research Topic places a focus on tools that enable an understanding of the optical and mechanical properties of new generation nanomaterials for nanomedicine, energy and electronics. It welcomes original research articles and reviews addressing the latest knowledge about relevant subjects that can promote the further translation of latest generation nanomaterials to pioneering nanotechnologies.

Contributions on the following topics will be particularly encouraged:

- Optical and mechanical characterization of nanoscaled and nano-structured materials.
- Correlative analysis of optical and mechanical properties of nanomaterials.
- Nanomechanical properties assessment at biomimetic temperatures for nanomedicine applications.
- Development and evaluation of novel optical theranostics solutions based on nanomaterials.
- Characterization of nanomaterials that are highly relevant for next-generation applications for energy renewal, storage and conversion.
- Development of new approaches for the optical and mechanical imaging and spectroscopy of nanostructured and nanosized materials.
- Validated methodologies and tools to correlate mechanical properties of nanomaterials with hazard posed to human health and the environment.


Keywords: - Nanomaterials, - Nanoscopy, - Nanospectroscopy, - Nanotechnologies, - Nanosafety


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