Special Issue "Recent Trends in Polymer Nanoscience and Nanotechnology"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanotechnology and Applied Nanosciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Hyeonseok Yoon

(1) School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Chonnam National University
(2) Department of Polymer Engineering, Graduate School, Chonnam National University, 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61186, South Korea
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Interests: conducting polymers, nanoparticles, composites, sensors, electrochemistry
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Hyungwoo Kim

School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea
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Interests: organic materials synthesis, functional polymers, sustainable materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Polymers have gained ever-increasing interest over the past few decades as a new class of material and have been widely investigated as fulfilling a longing for emerging materials that are essential in modern science and engineering. Taking advantage of the development of polymer science to date, we design and synthesize various polymer architectures via synthetic methodologies, which exhibit fascinating physical properties, and further apply them to many fields with the aid of theoretical elucidation and precise processing. In particular, a merger with nanoscience and nanotechnology enables to build up an integrated system via a bottom-up approach, which allows to explore unprecedented phenomena emanated from polymeric materials and opens up completely new applications. Therefore, now we are able to envisage or comprehend a sophisticated, polymeric system with artificial intelligence that senses rapidly any specific target and functions autonomously while adapting themselves to a new environment—as an example. Motivated by remarkable growth and great potential of polymers, we hope to look at prospective objectives of polymer science by collecting contributions on the latest researches and perspectives, and thus, edit this Special Issue as an up-to-date user guide to recent polymer nanoscience and nanotechnology, which will benefit readers not only in academia but also in industry and ultimately give rise to future advances.

This Special Issue covers broad topics on polymer nanoscience and nanotechnology in the context of fundamental and applied sciences (e.g., synthetic chemistry, polymer physics and theory, nanoscale analysis, materials application, or processing; but not limited to them). Interdisciplinary approaches are also welcomed. The Special Issue will publish full research papers, communications, and reviews.

Dr. Hyeonseok Yoon
Dr. Hyungwoo Kim
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • polymer chemistry
  • polymer physics
  • nanoscience
  • nanotechnology
  • materials
  • polymer processing
  • polymer analysis

 

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Open AccessFeature PaperReview Biodegradable Contrast Agents for Photoacoustic Imaging
Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(9), 1567; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8091567
Received: 22 August 2018 / Revised: 3 September 2018 / Accepted: 3 September 2018 / Published: 6 September 2018
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Over the past twenty years, photoacoustics—also called optoacoustics—have been widely investigated and, in particular, extensively applied in biomedical imaging as an emerging modality. Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) detects an ultrasound wave that is generated via photoexcitation and thermoelastic expansion by a short nanosecond laser
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Over the past twenty years, photoacoustics—also called optoacoustics—have been widely investigated and, in particular, extensively applied in biomedical imaging as an emerging modality. Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) detects an ultrasound wave that is generated via photoexcitation and thermoelastic expansion by a short nanosecond laser pulse, which significantly reduces light and acoustic scattering, more than in other typical optical imaging and renders high-resolution tomographic images with preserving high absorption contrast with deep penetration depth. In addition, PAI provides anatomical and physiological parameters in non-invasive manner. Over the past two decades, this technique has been remarkably developed in the sense of instrumentation and contrast agent materials. In this review, we briefly introduce state-of-the-art multiscale imaging systems and summarize recent progress on exogenous bio-compatible and -degradable agents that address biomedical application and clinical practice. Full article
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