The rapidly developing field of nanotechnology opens up many exciting opportunities and benefits for new materials with significantly improved properties as well as some revolutionary applications in the fields of energy, environment, medicine, etc. These new materials potentially pave the way to considerable innovations in many industries of the 21st century. Besides huge benefits and great business opportunities nanotechnologies have brought to the societies and their economies, they have also opened completely new safety concerns, which are becoming an emerging issue. Due to the high surface to volume ratio, which make the particles very reactive and catalytic, nanoparticles present possible dangers to environment? The interactions with biological systems are relatively not clear. In this special topic, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research or review articles on nanosafety.
In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on Nanosafety for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.
To submit papers to the “Nanosafety” Special Topic, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic Nanosafety.
13-15 November 2012, Minatec Grenoble, France. 3rd International Conference on Safe Production and Use of Nanomaterials.
3 - 5 July 2013, France, 8th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials
22.-24 April 2009, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Invitation to the Conference on Nano-Safety
Related Journals (Special issue):
International Journal of Nanoparticles
Journal of Nanoparticle Research
Pharmacology & therapeutics
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