A special issue of International Journal of Nanoparticles
In the past five years, significant strides have been made in the portable measurement of airborne ultrafine particles. In addition, during this time frame, major advances and efforts have been made in such potential ultrafine particle-producing activities as atomic force manipulation, soft lithography, self assembly processes, sintering, nanomachining, nanocasting, molding processes, hot embossing, injection molding, printing, stamping, imprint rolling, etching, plasma etching, ion milling, PVD and CVD deposition of nanostructures, to name but a few.
Thus, in order to minimise environmental and human exposures, it is imperative that an accurate characterization of particle concentrations, size, and morphology be accomplished using real-time, portable techniques. This information can then be used to determine the proper engineering controls to implement and the personal protective equipment to be donned by all impacted personnel.
The goal of this special issue is to publish the current state of research in the area of ultrafine particle kinetics and characterization.
The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to, topics that address:
- Applications of fundamental and applied research in ultrafine particle kinetics and characterization
- Health and safety issues and employee protection
- Reduction, reuse, and recycling issues and environmental sustainability involving ultrafine particles
- Emerging fields and new technologies in ultrafine particle characterization and measurement
- Engineering controls and personal protective equipment
- Standards and quality issues
Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 31 May 2008
Communication of peer reviews to authors: 30 June 2008
Deadline for revised manuscripts: 31 July 2008