Photonics and Phononics Research Advances | Special issue of Materials NanoScience

The interaction and properties of light and heat with nanomaterials has brought new insights in the field of nanotechnology and nanoscience development. The recent advances of Photonics and Phononics of nanomaterials in form of research and review articles as thematic coverage of field to enlighten the knowledge of scholars span the subfield (though not limited to):

Nanophotonics of natural materials

Principles of nanophotonics

Near Field Optics Advances

SERS of 2D nanomaterilas

Computational nanophotonics

Static state computation of nanomaterials



Optical processor and chip development

Molecular nanophotonics

Tip Enhances Raman Spectroscopy TERS of 2D materials

Hybrid Nanophotonics

Fabrication of Nanophotonics

Nanophotonic Bioimaging

Nanophotonics Therapy

Chemistry of nanophotonics and nanophononics

Nanophotonics fluidic applications

Nanophotonics of metalic nanoparticles

Colloidal particle engineering

photonics crystals


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Antidiabetic effect of Carissa carandas in rats and the possible mechanism of its insulin secretagogues activity in isolated pancreatic islets


Antidiabetic effect of Carissa carandas in rats and the possible mechanism of its insulin secretagogues activity in isolated pancreatic islets

  • Rambir Singh Bundelkhand University
  • Mansi Shrivastava Bundelkhand University
  • Poonam Sharma Indira Gandhi National Tribal University

Keywords: Antidiabetic, Solvent Extract, Insulin, Plant fruits, phytochemicals, diabetes


Carissa carandas (CC) has been used in folklore medicine for treatment of diabetes. In the present study, hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, methanol and aqueous extracts of CC fruit were examined for hypoglycemic activity in healthy Wistar rats. Aqueous Extract of CC (AECC) was most active and showed fall of 67.08% in fasting blood glucose from 0 to 1h in glucose tolerance test (GTT). The ED50 of AECC was 300mg/kgbw in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. Treatment of diabetic rats with ED50 of AECC for 28 days significantly reduced post prandial glucose (PPG) by 33.65% (p<0.01), glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) by 45.79% (p<0.01) and increased insulin level by 69.7% (p<0.05). The results indicated that increase in insulin secretion may be partly responsible for antidiabetic effect of AECC. To assess the mechanism of secretagogues activity, AECC was incubated with isolated pancreatic islets of healthy Wistar rats at basal (3.3mM) and high (16.7mM) level of glucose in presence or absence of Diazoxide (K-ATP channel opener), Nimodipine (Ca2+ Channel blocker) and Calphostin-C (PKC inhibitor). AECC induced insulin secretion at 16.7mM of glucose was significantly (p<0.01) reduced by Diazoxide and Nimodipine but non significantly (p>0.05) by Calphostin-C. The study indicated that the phytochemicals present in AECC may be inducing insulin secretion by closing K-ATP channels in β-cells of pancreatic islets.

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Nanochemistry and Nanocatalysis Science: Research advances and future perspective


Nanochemistry and Nanocatalysis Science: Research advances and future perspective

Bhupender S. Chhikara, Rajender S. Varma

The development of nanomaterials has made its mark in nanocatalytic applications and ensuing plethora of nanotechnological advances. The size-dependent chemistry of nanomaterials and consequent controlled and designed synthesis of smart materials with desired end application has provided us a number of new products recently which are already making impact on quality of human life. The fundamental nano paradigm shift would influence future research advances in field of nanoscience chemistry, ranging from drug delivery to exquisite designs of novel catalysts that drive innovations in chemical synthesis and transformations.  The nanoscience is an interdisciplinary field that will see increased role in the diverse and emerging newer areas like artificial intelligence; nanochemistry would help speed up the development of applications in the real world with artificial intelligence.

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Haryana Vigyan Ratan Award 2019

It is a pride moment for ScienceIn family, editors, scientists and researchers that Dr. Rajender S Varma, the editor of JMNS and emeritus scientist, Environmental Protection Agency, USA has been awarded Haryana Vigyan Ratan Award (translation: Haryana Science Jewel Award) 2017 on February 28, 2019 at Haryana Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh. Dr. Varma has been given this recognition for his enormous research contribution in Green Chemistry, Catalysis, NanoScience-nanomaterials, nanochemistry, nanocatalysis. Prof. Rajender (Raj) S. Varma did Ph.D. from Delhi University in 1976. He is Editor of Journal of Materials NanoScience, advisory board member of several international journals and has published over 470 scientific papers and awarded 16 US Patents, 8 books, 27 book chapters and 3 encyclopedia contributions with over ~ 31,000 citations. He is highly accomplished researcher with high citations to his work having H -Index 96. Dr. Varma hail from a village in haryana (now in punjab). On receiving the award he said “It is a proud moment for a country boy”. It is a highest award from state government for scientists.

The Department of Science and Technology Haryana Government has instituted a highest honour for the contributions in field of scientific research with title “Haryana Vigya Ratan” to honor and acknowledge the contributions of researchers from Haryana and “Haryana Yuva Vigyan” Award for the recognition of young scientists.

Dr. Varma is editing a special section/issue on Nanochemistry and Nanocatalysis , researchers working in the field can contribute their research findings (research articles or review articles ) for consideration in the special section of the journal. More details available on Dr. Varma’s Nanochemistry special section Editor.

Dr. RS Varma receiving award from Governor of Haryana.

Haryana Vigyan Ratan Award Citation for Dr. RS Varma, Scientist EPA for contribution in Nanocatalysis, Green Chemistry

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Conductive polymer nanocomposite enzyme immobilized biosensor for pesticide detection

Conductive polymer nanocomposite enzyme immobilized biosensor for pesticide detection


  • Priyanka D Virutkar Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
  • Ashish P Mahajan Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
  • Bhavna H Meshram Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
  • Subhash B Kondawar Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

Keywords: Carbon nanotubes, Acetylcholinesterase, Pesticides, Biosensors


Conductive carbon nanotubes based polyaniline/polypyrrole polymer nanocomposite (CNT-PANI-PPy) film was electrochemically synthesized on graphite electrode using cyclic voltammetry. CNT-PANI-PPy film formed a biocompatible environment to entrap enzyme molecule and used as biosensor for pesticide detection. This study shows that enzyme based conductive polymer nanocomposite film itself acts as a mediator. Carbon nanotubes promote electron transfer reactions in presence of Acetythiocholine chloride (ATCl) as a substrate at a lower potential and catalyzed the electrochemical oxidation of enzymatically formed thiocholine. Surface morphology was studied by scanning electron microscopy which shows a porous structure of the modified film beneficial for enzyme immobilization. Electrochemical behavior of the fabricated electrodes evaluated through cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The detection of pesticide (acephate) was performed by chronoamperometry and the limit of detection (LOD) of acephate was found to be 0.007 ppm concentration which is quite low.

Full text at: http://pubs.thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/jmns/article/view/84

NanoCatalysis – Nanochemistry of Catalysts and Catalysis | Special issue of Journal of Materials NanoScience

#NanoCatalysis covers the development in new #chemistry for #nanocatalysts synthesis and applications. The chemistry in the field of nanocatalysis and nanocatalysts is advancing at a fast pace, #high-impact and bringing the new methodologies, chemical procedures for synthesis of nanocatalysts along with development of new type of nanocatalysts. The application field of #nanochemistry of catalysis is spreading to new areas including new nanocatalysis, surface chemistry of nanocatalysts, refining and development of catalysts for existing procedures, new nanoconjugates for higher catalytic activity, nanophysics of catalytic materials, new organic nanocatalysts, solution chemistry of nanocatalysts, and so on. A special issue covering the recent advances in chemistry of nanocatalysis will cover following fields:

  • Carbon based nanocatalysts: Nanofullerenes, Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene,
  • Nanocatalysis – development of new nanocatalysts and applications thereof.
  • Nanoscience chemistry of metal catalyst materials
  • Chemistry of Nanoenergy materials
  • NanoChips (semiconductor designing and development using new materials chemistry)
  • Nanocatalysts/nanomaterials for Nanobattery and nanofuel cells
  • Inorganic Chemistry development in nanoparticle catalysts and applications thereof like gold nanoparticles, silver nanoparticles, iron and magnetic nanoparticles, quantum dots, and other metal /alloy nanoparticles.
  • Nanocatalysts for biotechnology and Nanomedicine – Chemistry of Drug delivery systems
  • BioNanocatalysts: Chemistry and Biology of Biocatalysts
  • NanoEnzymes Chemistry
  • All other subfields of Nanocatalysts development and application

The articles are invited from Chemical Sciences fraternity for publication in special issue. The Review articles, Original Research Articles, Short Communication, Expert Opinion would be considered for processing in the issue.

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U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
ORD, National Risk Management Research Laboratory
Water Systems Division/ Water Resources Recovery Branch
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Cincinnati, Ohio 45268, USA EB

Associate Editor and Senior Advisor

Research interest: NanoChemistry, Nanocatalysis, Nanoscience, nanomaterials.

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Synthesis and Biodegradation Study of Starch/PVA/Nanoclay Blend


Synthesis and Biodegradation Study of Starch/PVA/Nanoclay Blend

Geeta Saini University of Delhi
Himani Chauhan University of Delhi
Aeshna Gupta University of Delhi
Disha Gangotia University of Delhi

Keywords: Food packaging, Nanoclay, Biodegradable, PVA, Starch

In this research work, we have synthesized blend of starch/PVA/nanoclay via solution cast method. The composition of blend was starch and PVA in 1:1 ratio by weight with citric acid as plasticizer. The amount of nanoclay was varied between 0.5 to 2 wt%. The structure elucidation of the film by Scanning electron microscopy reveals homogeneous dispersion of nanoclay into polymer matrix. The biodegradation of the films were studied by soil burial method and enzymatic hydrolysis and it was found that completely biodegradable films were produced which could serve as potential candidate for food packaging.

Link http://pubs.thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/jmns/article/view/60

Herbal nanomedicine interactions to enhance pharmacokinetics, pharmaco-dynamics, and therapeutic index for better bioavailability and biocompatibility of herbal formulations


Herbal nanomedicine interactions to enhance pharmacokinetics, pharmaco-dynamics, and therapeutic index for better bioavailability and biocompatibility of herbal formulations

Rajiv Kumar University of Delhi
Munesh Sharma Arogya Nidhi Ayurveda Clinic

Keywords: Phyto-medicine, Hydrophilicity, Nanocarriers, Drug Delivery

The recent technological advancement in nanotechnology has opened new avenues for research and development in the field of phyto-medicine. Development of reliable and eco-friendly synthesis of nanoparticles is a significant advancement for introduction nanotechnology to develop noble nanomedical delivery system of herbs (HNMDS), and have to overcome the downsides of old-style herbs-medicines delivery through analyzing the interactions between nanocarriers and herbs or phyto-medicine. The application of nanotechnological methods for bioavailability and biocompatibility enhancement of phyto-medicine must be reviewed and need urgent prompt efforts to develop new formulations. Nanotechnology enables the combination of hitherto separate approaches to health care by permitting the realization of so-called ’theranostic’ applications, as well as targeted combination products. Formulation must also release active ingredient from phyto-formulation as developing nano dosage forms has number of benefits for phyto-medicine. This review discusses nano sized herbs-nanomedicines delivery carries and potential current and futuristic advances for enhancing the activity and overcoming problems associated with herbal medicines for novel HNMDS.

Link: http://pubs.thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/jmns/article/view/61