Special Issue "Nanocomposites of Polymers and Inorganic Particles 2016"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2016)
Prof. Dr. Walter Remo Caseri
Department of Materials, ETH Zürich, HCI F 515, Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 5, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland
Fax: +41 44 632 10 96
Interests: inorganic polymers; organometallic polymers; nanocomposites
Nanocomposites of polymers and inorganic particles offer a tremendous spectrum of properties and (potential) applications due to the versatility of combinations of characteristics of polymers and inorganic materials. Thus, generation of uncommon (multifunctional) materials with tailored characteristics can be created for a multitude of future technologies. In addition to this, general effects inherent in nanoparticles, peculiarities of nanocomposites, are also promoted by size-dependent properties of inorganic nanoparticles, by incorporation of anisotropic particles (e.g., rods or platelets), or by orientation. Over all, nanocomposites can be obtained with properties that are not inherent in corresponding composites with particles in the micrometer range or above. Accordingly, nanocomposites have found pronounced attention in various core scientific disciplines, such as chemistry, physics, biology (including biomedicine), and materials science. Considerable research has been undertaken with a view to widen the basic understanding of nanocomposites in all areas, and, on the other hand, novel (potential) applications are also envisaged in scientific studies.
This Special Issue addresses all kinds and aspects of nanocomposites comprising inorganic particles in a matrix of synthetic polymers or biopolymers. The systems should be well characterized, both with respect to the employed polymer and the inorganic particles, in order to allow reproduction and application of the results by other laboratories. The focus on this Special Issue is devoted to research. Hence, scientific impact is essential. Of course, applications are appreciated, but are in no way a prerequisite for study of basic aspects of nanocomposites. If an application is claimed, it should be demonstrated that the investigated materials themselves are promising. Please, note that the sole optimization of recipes, ingredients or procedures for the development of (commercial) products is not within the scope of this Special Issue. Original articles, as well as reviews are appreciated. The contributions may emphasize particular aspects of nanocomposites, for example with regard to preparation, structural features, physical properties, materials properties (including biologic or biomedical properties) or processing.
Prof. Dr. Walter Caseri
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- inorganic particles
- surface-modified particles
- physical properties
- materials properties
- biological properties
- biomedical properties