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
Phone: +1 919 515 6545
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
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- smart materials
- environmentally responsive
- self assembled
- cooperative phenomena
Materials 2013, 6(1), 116-142; doi:10.3390/ma6010116
Received: 1 November 2012; in revised form: 14 December 2012 / Accepted: 24 December 2012 / Published: 2 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1035 KB)
Last update: 12 October 2012