Special Issue "Stimuli-Responsive Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2012)
Prof. Dr. Samuel M. Hudson
Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, 3116 College of Textiles, Box 8301, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Interests: nanosciences; surface modification; fibers and polymers; color and dye chemistry and sciences; health and safety
Smart materials are able to respond in some way to their environment, whether to a chemical change like pH, or a physical change, e.g., temperature or tensile stress. Research into smart materials, including their formation, their responses and their applications, is a very active area. In many cases, these “smart responses” are the result of cooperative phenomena. Such “smart responses” of a material to its environment include practically any physical property that can be measured. Smart materials are found in many fields ranging from biomaterials for drug delivery to sensors used with semiconductors and ceramic materials.
Given the continued interest in the topic of smart materials, a special issue of Materials has been devoted to this subject area. Articles that describe topics such as the synthesis, preparation or self-assembly of smart materials, the characterization of the materials and their response mechanisms, or applications of materials that can be described as: smart, environmentally responsive, self-assembled or organized, of organic or inorganic composition or some composite, are welcomed.
We look forward to receiving your submissions.
Prof. Dr. Samuel Hudson
- smart materials
- environmentally responsive
- self assembled
- cooperative phenomena