Special Issue "Nanocomposites of Polymers and Inorganic Particles 2013"

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A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mady Elbahri
Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, 1)Faculty of Engineering, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Institute for Materials Science, Kaiserstr. 2, 24143 Kiel, Germany 2)Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH, Institut für Polymerforschung, Max-Planck-Str. 1, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
Website: http://www.tf.uni-kiel.de/matwis/nanochem/me.html
E-Mail: me@tf.uni-kiel.de

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Incorporation of nanoscopic particles into host polymeric matrix not only provides an opportunity to strongly improve the mechanical, environmental and many other properties but also offers the possibility to obtain new optical, electrical, and magnetic properties which are not inherent in the constituent materials. These properties can be tailored by controlling the chemical composition, size, shape as well as the volume fraction and the distribution of the nanoscale particles within the polymer matrix thus broadening the application potential of nanocomposites to emerging fields of energy, environment, and medicine.

The functional applications of the nanocomposites can be further extended by making the polymer matrix responsive to external stimuli. Photo-active, thermally responsive, pH-sensitive, or piezoelectric polymers can be implemented for the development of a new generation of nanocomposite where the properties can be changed by external fields, temperature, surrounding media, and mechanical forces for instance. In this way, smart materials (composite) could be fabricated through the combination of metallic and nonmetallic fillers and a stimuli-sensitive polymer matrix for variety of applications.

This issue aims to cover research on all aspects of the types of nanocomposites mentioned above from their fabrication, characterization and theoretical simulation to function and application. Moreover, manuscripts on the investigation and analysis of the interaction of nanoparticles with the matrix and their influence on the rheological and physicochemical properties of the matrix are highly welcomed. Additionally, studies on "nanohybrid" systems where the nanoparticles are used as decorating element of the polymer (e.g., coloration) are also highly appreciated.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mady Elbahri
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • nanocomposites
  • polymer
  • nanoparticles
  • smart and responsive materials
  • functional materials
  • plasmon
  • environmental
  • energy

Published Papers (27 papers)

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Materials 2014, 7(6), 4196-4223; doi:10.3390/ma7064196
Received: 28 November 2013; in revised form: 28 December 2013 / Accepted: 12 May 2014 / Published: 30 May 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(5), 3946-3955; doi:10.3390/ma7053946
Received: 5 November 2013; in revised form: 2 December 2013 / Accepted: 7 May 2014 / Published: 19 May 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(5), 3881-3900; doi:10.3390/ma7053881
Received: 11 April 2014; in revised form: 7 May 2014 / Accepted: 7 May 2014 / Published: 15 May 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(5), 3399-3414; doi:10.3390/ma7053399
Received: 27 December 2013; in revised form: 6 April 2014 / Accepted: 10 April 2014 / Published: 30 April 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(4), 2747-2771; doi:10.3390/ma7042747
Received: 28 November 2013; in revised form: 11 March 2014 / Accepted: 19 March 2014 / Published: 2 April 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(4), 2501-2521; doi:10.3390/ma7042501
Received: 31 October 2013; in revised form: 2 December 2013 / Accepted: 18 March 2014 / Published: 28 March 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(3), 1995-2013; doi:10.3390/ma7031995
Received: 25 November 2013; in revised form: 12 February 2014 / Accepted: 14 February 2014 / Published: 10 March 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(3), 1927-1956; doi:10.3390/ma7031927
Received: 13 December 2013; in revised form: 24 February 2014 / Accepted: 26 February 2014 / Published: 6 March 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(3), 1899-1911; doi:10.3390/ma7031899
Received: 15 January 2014; in revised form: 21 February 2014 / Accepted: 25 February 2014 / Published: 5 March 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(3), 1830-1849; doi:10.3390/ma7031830
Received: 28 November 2013; in revised form: 14 February 2014 / Accepted: 17 February 2014 / Published: 4 March 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(3), 1814-1829; doi:10.3390/ma7031814
Received: 27 November 2013; in revised form: 9 February 2014 / Accepted: 19 February 2014 / Published: 4 March 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(3), 1555-1572; doi:10.3390/ma7031555
Received: 18 October 2013; in revised form: 18 November 2013 / Accepted: 18 February 2014 / Published: 28 February 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(2), 1384-1408; doi:10.3390/ma7021384
Received: 15 December 2013; in revised form: 16 February 2014 / Accepted: 17 February 2014 / Published: 21 February 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(2), 1221-1248; doi:10.3390/ma7021221
Received: 19 December 2013; in revised form: 28 January 2014 / Accepted: 7 February 2014 / Published: 14 February 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(2), 1155-1164; doi:10.3390/ma7021155
Received: 21 November 2013; in revised form: 28 January 2014 / Accepted: 31 January 2014 / Published: 12 February 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(2), 1017-1045; doi:10.3390/ma7021017
Received: 22 November 2013; in revised form: 14 January 2014 / Accepted: 15 January 2014 / Published: 10 February 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(2), 727-741; doi:10.3390/ma7020727
Received: 28 November 2013; in revised form: 13 January 2014 / Accepted: 21 January 2014 / Published: 27 January 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(1), 591-610; doi:10.3390/ma7010591
Received: 29 November 2013; in revised form: 9 January 2014 / Accepted: 16 January 2014 / Published: 21 January 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(1), 563-575; doi:10.3390/ma7010563
Received: 13 December 2013; in revised form: 10 January 2014 / Accepted: 16 January 2014 / Published: 20 January 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(1), 554-562; doi:10.3390/ma7010554
Received: 29 November 2013; in revised form: 16 January 2014 / Accepted: 16 January 2014 / Published: 20 January 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(1), 471-483; doi:10.3390/ma7010471
Received: 1 December 2013; in revised form: 19 December 2013 / Accepted: 8 January 2014 / Published: 16 January 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(1), 323-332; doi:10.3390/ma7010323
Received: 29 November 2013; in revised form: 25 December 2013 / Accepted: 7 January 2014 / Published: 13 January 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(1), 195-205; doi:10.3390/ma7010195
Received: 30 November 2013; in revised form: 26 December 2013 / Accepted: 27 December 2013 / Published: 2 January 2014
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Materials 2013, 6(12), 5821-5856; doi:10.3390/ma6125821
Received: 25 September 2013; in revised form: 26 November 2013 / Accepted: 28 November 2013 / Published: 11 December 2013
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Materials 2013, 6(11), 5234-5246; doi:10.3390/ma6115234
Received: 27 August 2013; in revised form: 4 November 2013 / Accepted: 7 November 2013 / Published: 14 November 2013
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Materials 2013, 6(11), 5199-5216; doi:10.3390/ma6115199
Received: 24 September 2013; in revised form: 4 November 2013 / Accepted: 7 November 2013 / Published: 13 November 2013
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Materials 2013, 6(9), 3805-3825; doi:10.3390/ma6093805
Received: 10 July 2013; in revised form: 1 August 2013 / Accepted: 4 August 2013 / Published: 6 September 2013
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