Nanoparticles in fingerprinting

Metal have been used extensively for the detection and analysis of latent fingerprints. In this proposed issue, the use of nanoparticles for the development of fingerprints and to obtain chemical information will be compiled in a collection of knowledge in form of research articles and review articles in the field.


  • Inorganic Nanoparticles for finger printing (Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs), Silver nanoparticles, Aluminum oxide nanoparticles (Al2O3– NPs), silica nanoparticles, Iron Oxide and other NPs)
  • New materials synthesis for latent finger printing application
  • Chemistry of materials meant for finger printing
  • Carbon and related materials (carbon dot)
  • 2D materials
  • Organic materials for finger printing
  • Use of N-doped carbon dots for the imaging of finger impressions
  • Hybrid materials – Oligomer/silica hybrid nanoparticles,
  • Smart material design and development
  • Aptamer functionalized nanomaterials
  • nanophosphors
  • Dual-channel emitting optical probe-sensitized upconversion nanostructures
  • core-shell functional nanomaterials
  • Modeling and simulations involved in finger printing

Topic Editors

Dr. Kumud Kant Awasthi, Ph.D.
head, Department of Life Sciences
Vivekanand Global University
Jaipur, IN
Mahipal Singh Sankhla,
Department of Forensic Science,
Vivekanand Global University
Jaipur, IN

Schedule – The dates

Abstract Submission: August 20, 2021
Article Submission: November 29, 2021 (Processing – ‘as we go’ model)
Issue completion: January 11, 2022

Field – Research area
Functional Materials
NanoScience Nanotechnology
Materials Science

Participating Journal

Journal of Materials NanoScience

Authors / Abstracts

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