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Special Issue "Stimuli Responsive Polymers and Application"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Francesco Picchioni

University of Groningen, Department of Chemical Engineering, Groningen, Netherlands
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Guest Editor
Dr. Ranjita K. Bose

University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Stimuli-responsive polymers are an increasingly growing field of polymer science in the broader category of smart and functional materials. They are defined by their response to an external stimulus such as heat, electromagnetic radiation, electric or magnetic fields, pH, or chemical moieties. The response of these polymers can be a change in shape, conformation, or morphology, which in turn can be exploited in devices and applications. The ability to tune the properties and response upon an external trigger makes them attractive in many applications. A great deal of research is being done on self-healing materials, drug delivery, sensors and actuators, and smart packaging, among other topics. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences aims to highlight the latest innovations and developments in this exciting field. Papers related to the chemistry of these systems as well as their properties and final applications are most welcome.

Prof. Dr. Francesco Picchioni
Dr. Ranjita K. Bose
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • stimuli-responsive polymers
  • smart polymers
  • sensors
  • actuators
  • self-healing
  • molecular motion

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