"Spicy world of NanoScience"
University of Cartagena, Colombia
Magnetic and metallic nanoparticles are the subject of intense research focusing on their synthesis, characterization, and functionalization. These nanomaterials are attractive in various novel applications including: nano-/bio-sensors, protein immobilization, catalyst recovery, antimicrobial, and separation of pollutants, among other. These applications require suitable nanoparticle surface modification, which provides colloidal stability in aqueous or biological fluids and improves the nanoparticle's transport and retention in specific areas.