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Special Issue "Novel Physics Condensed Matter"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Interests: supercritical fluid technology, polymorphism, critical phenomena, polymer composites, computer simulation of condensed matter, phenomena on solid–fluid interface
Interests: Ionic fluids, polymer solutions, surface phenomena, material science, statistical physics, self-consistent field theory, classical density functional theory, field-theoretical approaches.
Today, condensed matter physics is an area with a high impact on the material sciences and material technologies. A field with strong future perspectives is the application of the fundamental principles of condensed matter physics to the development of “smart” materials, i.e. materials the properties of which can be changed and controlled by various external stimuli (temperature, pressure, solvent composition, pH, external electric and magnetic fields, etc.), nanotechnologies, supramolecular and self-organizing processes, molecular electronics, and molecular sensing. The progress in solvation and complex formation research is the basis for a better understanding of the complex problems of condensed matter physics at the nanoscale level. On the other hand, studying the new developments in nanotechnology opens new horizons in the physical chemistry of solvation and complex formation. Despite the evident success of modern materials science, the structure of molecular fluids and polymers confined in nanopores, and the effect of external stimuli and state parameters on the structure, the dynamics and conformational properties of molecules have not yet been studied well.
Thus, this Special Issue will contribute to solving problems of solvation and complex formation that occur as a result of the action of external stimuli, such as nanopores and any other confinement, electromagnetic fields, high and low parameters of state, and co-solvent concentration. In this respect, we encourage contributions demonstrating how using the basic concepts of condensed matter physics may direct materials design and stimulate ideas for new or improved processing techniques, in order to obtain materials with the desired physical–chemical properties.
Prof. Dr. Mikhail G. Kiselev
Prof. Dr. Yury Budkov
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Structure and dynamics of molecular and ion-molecular systems in solutions and on the interface
- Solutions in nanopores and other confinement
- Solution under extreme conditions
- Complex formation and self-assembly as a base for design of functional materials
- Cooperative dynamics in solutions and self-organizing problems
- Stimuli responsive polymers and polymer brushes
- Electroactive materials
- Macrocyclic functional materials
- Molecular sensing.