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Special Issue "Structural Study and Synthesis of Hybrid Multifunctional Nanomaterials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 2609

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Maria Rosaria Plutino
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Istituto Per Lo Studio Dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, ISMN – CNR, Palermo, c/o Department of ChiBioFarAm, University of Messina, 98166 Messina (Me), Italy
Interests: design, development, and structural characterization of hybrid multifunctional nanomaterials for sustainable applications and technologies; functional nanocomposites; polymeric coatings; surface properties implementation; green chemistry; supramolecular assemblies; organometallic complexes; smart materials; nanostructured materials; colloidal nanoparticles; blend bio-based polymers
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Dr. Giuseppe Rosace
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Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Bergamo viale Marconi, 5 - 24044 Dalmine (BG), Italy
Interests: colloidal chemistry; synthesis and characterization of organic–inorganic hybrid materials; polymer surfaces functionalization; synthesis of nanostructured materials and their applications for the development of sensors with a focus on wellness and healthcare applications
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The field of hybrid functional materials is one of the most extensive multidisciplinary research areas of major importance for nanotechnologies, engineering and applied science, materials and polymers chemistry, microbiology, and earth and physical sciences.

In the last centuries, nanotechnologies have turned towards bottom-up approaches for the design and development of hybrid functional nanomaterials and nanocomposites, characterized by the presence of functional nanometric component(s) dispersed in a polymeric matrix. In particular, advanced multifunctional nano-hybrids and nanocomposites are mainly synthesized for their specific potential opto-electronic, sensing, catalysis, bio-medical, textile-industry, and environmental bioremediation applications.

The forthcoming Special Issue will focus on the synthesis and structural characterization of hybrid multifunctional nanomaterials with excellent properties such as the following:

  • Improvement of mechanical properties;
  • Resistance to external chemical/bacterial/environmental agents;
  • Electrical or thermal conductivity;
  • Selective permeability to gas and liquids;
  • Capability of encapsulation/release of active pharmaceutical substances;
  • Flame resistance.

We invite our colleagues to submit a manuscript, which can be in the form of a full paper, communication, or review to this Special Issue. The materials and topics of interest are broad and include many different aspects, including (but not limited to) those covered by the keywords below.

Dr. Maria Rosaria Plutino
Dr. Giuseppe Rosace
Guest Editors

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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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • functional nanomaterials
  • smart systems
  • controlled release
  • sol-gel technique
  • nanocomposite coatings
  • advanced materials

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Geopolymers and Functionalization Strategies for the Development of Sustainable Materials in Construction Industry and Cultural Heritage Applications: A Review
Materials 2022, 15(5), 1725; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15051725 - 25 Feb 2022
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In the last decades, new synthetic hybrid materials, with an inorganic and organic nature, have been developed to promote their application as protective coatings and/or structural consolidants for several substrates in the construction industry and cultural heritage field. In this context, the scientific [...] Read more.
In the last decades, new synthetic hybrid materials, with an inorganic and organic nature, have been developed to promote their application as protective coatings and/or structural consolidants for several substrates in the construction industry and cultural heritage field. In this context, the scientific community paid attention to geopolymers and their new hybrid functional derivatives to design and develop innovative and sustainable composites with better chemical resistance, durability and mechanical characteristics. This review offers an overview of the latest progress in geopolymer-based hybrid nanofunctional materials and their use to treat and restore cultural heritage, as well as their employment in the building and architectural engineering field. In addition, it discusses the influence of some parameters, such as the chemical and physical characteristics of the substrates, the dosage of the alkaline activator, and the curing treatment, which affect their synthesis and performance. Full article
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Nanostructured Surface Finishing and Coatings: Functional Properties and Applications
Materials 2021, 14(11), 2733; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14112733 - 22 May 2021
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This review presents current literature on different nanocomposite coatings and surface finishing for textiles, and in particular this study has focused on smart materials, drug-delivery systems, industrial, antifouling and nano/ultrafiltration membrane coatings. Each of these nanostructured coatings shows interesting properties for different fields [...] Read more.
This review presents current literature on different nanocomposite coatings and surface finishing for textiles, and in particular this study has focused on smart materials, drug-delivery systems, industrial, antifouling and nano/ultrafiltration membrane coatings. Each of these nanostructured coatings shows interesting properties for different fields of application. In this review, particular attention is paid to the synthesis and the consequent physico-chemical characteristics of each coating and, therefore, to the different parameters that influence the substrate deposition process. Several techniques used in the characterization of these surface finishing coatings were also described. In this review the sol–gel method for preparing stimuli-responsive coatings as smart sensor materials is described; polymers and nanoparticles sensitive to pH, temperature, phase, light and biomolecules are also treated; nanomaterials based on phosphorus, borates, hydroxy carbonates and silicones are used and described as flame-retardant coatings; organic/inorganic hybrid sol–gel coatings for industrial applications are illustrated; carbon nanotubes, metallic oxides and polymers are employed for nano/ultrafiltration membranes and antifouling coatings. Research institutes and industries have collaborated in the advancement of nanotechnology by optimizing conversion processes of conventional materials into coatings with new functionalities for intelligent applications. Full article
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