Call for Papers
Special Issue on
Two-Dimensional Materials and Their Bio-photonic Applications
Emerging two-dimensional (2D) materials have attracted considerable attention on applications in electronics, optoelectronics, batteries as well as biomedicine in recent years, due to their unique physicochemical properties. With the intrinsic fluorescence and photoacoustic properties, 2D materials have been used as biological imaging agents, which are useful in cancer diagnosis. Due to the near-infrared (NIR) optical absorbance, large extinction coefficient as well as high catalytic efficacy, 2D materials-based photothermal and photodynamic therapies have achieved excellent anti-tumor therapeutic efficacy. Two-dimensional materials are endowed with ultra-large specific areas for efficient surface chemical modification and drug loading, because of the puckered layer structure, and have been widely explored as a robust NIR-light controlled drug delivery nanoplatform. More importantly, many works show that the cytotoxicity and biological toxicity of 2D materials are inappreciable, and many 2D materials are degradable in vivo into nontoxic phosphates and phosphonates, therefore making them suitable for clinical applications. Especially, there are many works on the integrated treatments that are both diagnostic and therapeutic, i.e., theranostics.
Despite decades of technical development, 2D materials are still in its infancy for biomedical applications, and 2D materials-based bio-photonic applications still face some challenges in practical applications. This special issue calls for the experts in the field of 2D materials and their bio-photonic applications to discuss the most recent breakthroughs and the potential impacts in related research fields. Original research papers and review articles are both welcome. Manuscripts will be internationally peer-reviewed. Topics we specifically seek to cover include but are not limited to the following:
Novel methods for the preparation of 2D materials
Advanced bioimaging and biosensor technology based on 2D materials
Advanced therapeutic technology based on 2D materials including but not limited to cancer treatment. Other diseases such as antibacterial, brain disease, neurological diseases, cardiovascular diseases and obesity disease are highly advocated.
Other promising bio-photonic applications of 2D materials
Submission deadline: Jun 30, 2020
Planned publication date: Sep 2020
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JIOHS is indexed by SCIE (IF 1.058, JCR 2018). JIOHS has been a fully open-access journal since 2013.
No article-processing charge if your article is invited by the guest editors.
There will be a 20% discount (original 750 USD) for papers that are not invited but accepted after peer review.
Prof. Han Zhang
Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of Guangdong Province, College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province 518060, P. R. China
Prof. Meng Qiu
Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology, Ocean University of China, Ministry of Education, Qingdao, Shandong Province 266100, P. R. China
Prof. Wei Tao
Center for Nanomedicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.