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Special Issue "Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2009).
Interests: mesoporous materials; zeolites; host-guest inclusion compounds; energy transfer; luminescence; solar energy conversion
Research on functional hybrid materials has become one of the most rapidly developing fields of materials chemistry. In its most basic sense, a hybrid material is obtained by combining at least two components, commonly inorganic and organic, at the nanometer scale. Methods to synthesize inorganic-organic hybrid materials are often based on soft chemistry approaches, such as sol-gel processes, intercalation, exchange, or grafting. Considering the variety of combinations of components (and properties), inorganic-organic hybrids represent an intriguing class of materials with a large spectrum of applications. This special issue of Materials focuses on the synthesis of functional inorganic-organic hybrid materials, on the elucidation of structure-property relationships, as well as on the organization of hybrid building blocks on the micro- and macroscopic scale.
Dr. Dominik Brühwiler
- Synthetic Strategies
- Hierarchical Organization
- Silica-based Hybrid Materials
- Porous Structures
- Smart Materials
- Electronic Applications