Special Issue "Synthesis and Applications of Block Copolymers and Inorganic Nanoparticles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: soft materials; self-assembly; block copolymer; peptide; colloid; nanoparticle; biomaterial; energy conversion
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Block copolymers have attracted a great deal of attention because of their ability to self-assemble into a variety of nanostructures depending on their molecular structures and the surroundings. Recent progress in the precise synthesis of polymers has further expanded the possibility of the formation of novel, well-defined nano-objects from block copolymers. The interactions between block copolymers and inorganic components are interesting research topics from the viewpoints of both fundamental and material sciences. Block copolymers can be used to synthesize inorganic nanoparticles or assemble nanoparticles into higher-order structures, leading to next-generation nanomaterials with unique optical, magnetic, electronic, and catalytic properties. In these cases, block copolymers often do not merely act as templates but rearrange their assembled structures in response to interactions with inorganic components (synergistic assembly). The aim of this Special Issue is to present a collection of state-of-the-art studies on the synthesis and application of block copolymers and inorganic nanoparticles in order to exchange ideas and encourage new lines of research.
Prof. Dr. Ayae Sugawara-Narutaki
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- block copolymers
- inorganic nanoparticles
- polymer–inorganic hybrids
- organic-inorganic interfaces.