Special Issue "Ionic Liquid–Polymer-Based Composites"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Daniela Correia
Guest Editor
Centre of Physics, Campus Gualtar, University of Minho, Portugal
Interests: Ionic Liquids; smart and multifunctional materials; polymer-based materials; materials processing; surface treatments; physical chemistry; materials characterization; sensors and actuators
Dr. Javier Reguera
Guest Editor
BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, UPV/EHU Science Park, 48940 Leioa, Spain. Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
Interests: Multicomponent and multifunctional nanoparticles; self-assembly; surfaces and interfaces; nanobiomedicine

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ionic Liquids (ILs) (commonly defined as salts composed entirely of cations and anions) have attracted increasing attention for the development of IL–polymer-based composites due to their exciting and unique properties, including high ionic conductivity, high thermal stability, nonflammability, and nonvolatile and negligible vapor pressure.

The incorporation of ILs into a polymer matrix allows developing composites that synergistically combine the IL and polymer features. The possibility to tune the IL properties through the combination of different anions and cations and, additionally, IL modification through the incorporation of functional groups with specific properties into the cation/anion or both allows the development of composites that will meet the demands required for particular applications.

In recent years, interesting and significant efforts have been made in the development of IL–polymer-based composites for a wide range of applications, including sensors and actuators, environment, biomedical applications, and energy generation and storage.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims to cover the recent advances in IL–polymer-based composites materials for advanced applications.

Dr. Daniela Correia
Dr. Javier Reguera
Guest Editors

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  • Ionic Liquids
  • polymers
  • composites
  • materials
  • physical chemistry
  • advanced applications

Published Papers

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