Special Issue "New Molecular Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2016)
Dr. J.A.A.W. Elemans
Molecular materials enrich daily life in many ways. Based on rational synthetic design and a precise and controlled ordering of molecular and macromolecular building blocks, well-defined (nano)structured materials can be constructed with sophisticated mechanical, optoelectronic, liquid-crystalline, conductive or magnetic properties. This may lead to new generations of functional (bio)materials, such as (hydro)gels and heterogeneous catalysts, and advanced technological devices, such as light-emitting diodes, solar cells, displays, and computer memory. Grand challenges in the development of new molecular materials are to obtain full understanding about structure-function relationships, and the ability to control these relationships over all length scales—from the individual molecular building blocks to the macroscopic device. The aim of this Special Issue, “New Molecular Materials”, is to provide an inspiring platform for the dissemination of the latest developments and discoveries in the design, construction and characterization of molecular materials, and the fundamental understanding between their structure and function.
Dr. J.A.A.W. Elemans
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- materials design
- structure-function relationships
- liquid crystals