Special Issue "Aerogel Composites, Nanocomposites, Hybrids and Their Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2020).
Interests: Synthesis and study of aerogels and aerogel composites for biomedical applications; artificial bone substitution; drug delivery; catalysis; fluorescent sensors; and polymer reinforcement
Aerogels are the lightest solid-state substances with extremely low density, a very high surface area, and exhibit an open mesopore system. A continuously growing family of aerogel-based materials are aerogel composites and nanocomposites, in which the aerogel phase serves as a matrix. Interaction between the matrix and guest particles may improve certain properties and lead to the appearance of new ones. Molecular level distribution of at least two matrix components creates aerogel hybrids. Chemical modifications and structural reinforcement may lead to unique mechanical, optical, catalytic and surface properties. Aerogel composites and aerogel hybrids are being extensively studied and used in a variety of areas, such as insulation, rechargeable batteries, chemical sensors, catalysts, drug delivery, and tissue engineering.
This Special Issue “Aerogel Composites, Nanocomposites, Hybrids, and their Applications” focuses on any aspects of synthesis, production, structure, and properties of aerogel composites, with particular attention given to the interaction between matrix components and guest particles that may result in an enhancement of certain properties.
Both original papers and reviews dealing with the synthesis, properties, and applications of aerogel composites, nanocomposites and hybrids are welcome.
Dr. István Lázár
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- guest particles
- tissue engineering