Special Issue "Porous Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2009)
Prof. Dr. Jonah Erlebacher (Website)
Department of Materials Science and Engineering 102 Maryland Hall, 3400 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
Interests: nanoporous metals; kinetics of nanoscale morphological evolution; fuel cell catalysis; thin foil metallurgy; fundamentals of protein crystal growth
Porous materials are found in all classes of materials, from microporous zeolite ceramics, to mesoporous metals, to macroporous polymers. They are fundamental in a diverse range of applications, from structural materials to energy technologies. Recent advances in porous materials include the development of nanoporous metals by selective dissolution and their use in catalysis, and phase separation methods to make porous ceramics. This special issue of Materials will be devoted to exploring the wide range of types and applications of porous materials. Special emphasis will be devoted to new fabrication methods, new properties, and new applications of porous materials, and how these impact many different technologies.
Prof. Dr. Jonah Erlebacher
- porous materials
- porous ceramics
- porous metals
- porous polymers
- microporous and mesoporous materials