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Special Issue "Polymer Controlled and Bio-inspired Mineralization of Inorganic Compounds"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016).
Tel. 0049 (0)331 977 5773; Fax: +49 331 977 5055
Interests: inorganic materials synthesis in ionic liquids; functional ionic liquids-hybrid materials; ionogels; biomimetic materials; hybrid materials; calcium phosphate; silica
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Biomineralization and biomimetic mineralization are fascinating research topics, both in terms of the complex processes involved, and also in terms of the market potential of synthetic materials inspired by natural examples. One of the most powerful approaches towards bio-inspired, organic-inorganic materials has been the use of polymeric additives to control the nucleation and growth of inorganic minerals. Applications of the resulting materials range from biomaterials to many other fields, such as nanomagnets or catalysts produced by bioinspired processes. In spite of the high usefulness of these processes, open questions, with respect to nucleation and growth control, as well as to crystal phase selection and stabilization, remain. The current Special Issue, therefore, focuses on recent advances in understanding the highly complex process of bioinspired mineralization.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Taubert
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Inorganics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- soft matter
- hybrid materials
- biomimetic materials
- amorphous materials
- phase separation