Special Issue "Polymer Controlled and Bio-inspired Mineralization of Inorganic Compounds"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Taubert
Institute of Chemistry, University of Potsdam, Building 26, Rm. 2.64, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, D-14476 Golm, Germany
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Interests: inorganic materials synthesis in ionic liquids; functional ionic liquids-hybrid materials; ionogels; biomimetic materials; hybrid materials; calcium phosphate; silica
Biomineralization and biomimetic mineralization are fascinating research topics, both in terms of the complex processes involved, and also in terms of the market potential of synthetic materials inspired by natural examples. One of the most powerful approaches towards bio-inspired, organic-inorganic materials has been the use of polymeric additives to control the nucleation and growth of inorganic minerals. Applications of the resulting materials range from biomaterials to many other fields, such as nanomagnets or catalysts produced by bioinspired processes. In spite of the high usefulness of these processes, open questions, with respect to nucleation and growth control, as well as to crystal phase selection and stabilization, remain. The current Special Issue, therefore, focuses on recent advances in understanding the highly complex process of bioinspired mineralization.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Taubert
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- soft matter
- hybrid materials
- biomimetic materials
- amorphous materials
- phase separation