Special Issue "Aerogels 2018"
A special issue of Gels (ISSN 2310-2861).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (27 May 2018)
Dr. Francoise Quignard
Institut Charles Gerhardt-Montpellier, Matériaux Avancés pour la Catalyse et la Santé, UMR5253 CNRS-ENSCM-UM2-UM1, 8 rue de l'Ecole Normale, 34296 Montpellier, France
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Interests: polysaccharides; aerogel; textural properties; self-assembly; chemical modification; catalysis; medical devices
As you know well, “aerogel” is a broad term used for a special class of ultra-light porous materials. An aerogel is formed when a gel retains the structure of the parent gel upon drying, thus resulting in a highly porous material. These amazing materials provide advantages in terms of surface area, diffusion properties, thermal conductivity, refractive index, and dielectric constant. Thus, aerogels of inorganic or organic/bio-organic gels can find applications in a variety of domains, from super insulation and supercapacitors to trapping of molecules and biological entities, adsorbent, catalysts, sensors, and biomedical devices.
This Special Issue will provide an international forum for researchers to discuss the most recent studies concerning the preparation, characterization and applications of such aerogels. Through this Special Issue, the present state and future will be discussed by a wide range of authors.
Dr. Francoise Quignard
Dr. Nathalie Tanchoux
Manuscript Submission Information
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- textural properties
- thermal conductivity
- biomedical scaffold
- drug release