Special Issue "The Role of Water in the Properties of Hydrogels"
A special issue of Gels (ISSN 2310-2861).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017).
Interests: synthesis of polysaccharide hydrogels; modification of metallic materials
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Interests: surface science; structure; properties and reactivity of solid surfaces; properties of nanostructured materials
The behavior and technological performances of hydrogels are determined, to a large extent, by the structure and dynamics of water in contact and interacting with the polymer network. A better understanding of these topics is of fundamental importance for improving our knowledge on the structure–property relationships in hydrogels. This Special Issue, "The Role of Water in the Properties of Hydrogels”, is aimed to present recent developments concerning the key role of water in determining the rheological, chemical and biological properties of hydrogels. In this Special Issue, experimental and modelling works on the structure and dynamics of water molecules within hydrogels will be presented. This Special Issue will provide a multidisciplinary forum for researchers to present and discuss the most recent studies on the role of water in hydrogels.
Prof. Dr. Rolando Barbucci
Dr. Andrea Atrei
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- Cross-linked polymers
- Multi responsive hydrogels
- Water confinement
- Water–polymer interface
- Capillarity phenomena
- Structure and dynamics of water molecules