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International Journal of Nanoparticles
International Journal of Nanoparticles


Special issue on: "Nanoparticles: State-of-the Art in Scientific Research"

Guest Editors: Dr. Sami S. Habib, Dr. Zishan H. Khan and Dr. Numan A. Salah, King Abdul Aziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

In recent years, nanoparticle research has been established as an area of intense and active scientific research. It has a wide variety of potential applications in biomedical, optical, and electronic fields. Although nanoparticles are considered as an invention of modern science, in fact they have a very long history. Initially, nanoparticles were used by artisans as far back as in the 9th century Mesopotamia for generating a glittering effect on the surface of pottery. Nanoparticles are of great scientific interest as they are in-between bulk materials and atomic or molecular structures. Normally, bulk materials have physical properties independent of their size, whereas, at the nanoscale, this is often not the case.

The miracle of nanoparticle research is the size-dependent properties which are observed, such as quantum confinement in semiconductor particles, surface plasmon resonance in some metal particles and superparamagnetism in magnetic materials. Therefore, the goal of this special issue is to present the current state-of-the-art in nanoparticle research and to provide a forum for developing the possible applications of nanoparticles for next generation nanotechnology.

Subject Coverage
The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to, topics that address:
  • Fundamental research and developments on nanoparticles
  • Physical properties of nanoparticles
  • Applications of nanoparticles
  • Emerging fields of nanoparticles.
Research that spans several fields is particularly welcome. In addition, papers presented to the ICON008 session on Nanoparticles will also be considered for this special issue. The International Conference on Nanotechnology (ICON008) is being held under the auspices of His Majesty King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz and organized by Center of Nanotechnology at King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 17-19 June 2008.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline of abstract submission: 15 April, 2008

Abstract acceptance notice: 30 April, 2008

Deadline of full manuscript submission: 15 May, 2008