Journal of Materials NanoScience http://pubs.thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/jmns <p>Journal of Materials NanoScience is a peer reviewed international journal for publication of high impact quality research articles in field of NanoScience, Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials and research at nanoscale towards development of smart materials.</p> ScienceIn Publishing en-US Journal of Materials NanoScience 2394-0867 Photodiodes: Principles and recent advances http://pubs.thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/jmns/article/view/89 <p>Photodiodes are on the rise. In the past decade many efforts have been made to deliver cheaper, more flexible, and increasingly better performing photodiode devices. The demand for enhanced optoelectronics led to the development of new inorganic, organic, and hybrid materials. In this review we describe in detail the working principles, the characterization, fabrication (types and architectures) and major applications of photodiodes. Recent applications, mainly in imaging, sensing and healthcare are also presented.</p> Vasco D.B. Bonifácio Rita F. Pires ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-07-11 2019-07-11 6 2 38 46 Critical evaluation of pharmaceutical rational design of Nano-Delivery systems for Doxorubicin in Cancer therapy http://pubs.thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/jmns/article/view/95 <p>Doxorubicin (Dox), an antineoplastic drug, has been extensively used for the treatment of different cancers. Dox is hydrophilic and therefore distributes to normal organs at a faster rate. Due to its required high doses, it poses severe toxicity, such as cardiotoxicity and nephrotoxicity. Diverse approaches, including nanoparticulate delivery systems, have been designed and evaluated to improve its delivery to the target site and reduce toxicity to normal organs; however, this has met little success. Here in this review, we have discussed various systems (metal nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, liposomes, dendrimers, cyclic peptides, and other covalent/non-covalent systems) that have been used for Dox. We have critically evaluated their designing and outcome (<em>in vitro</em> and <em>in vivo</em>) with potential applications in the clinical setting.</p> Bhupender S. Chhikara Brijesh Rathi Keykavous Parang ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-09-05 2019-09-05 6 2 47 66