Special Issue "Nanostructured Soft Matter: Experiment, Theory, Simulation and Perspectives"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Marc C.A. Stuart
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Guest Editor
University of Groningen, Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB), Electron Microscopy Group, Groningen, Netherlands
Interests: electron microscopy, cryo-electron microscopy, phase behavior of soft materials self-assembly, nano-structured materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanostructured soft materials have strong potential in many areas, especially in supra-molecular, dynamic combinatorial, and polymer chemistry. Inspired by the complexity of nature, both static and dynamic structures have been made already but are a long way from achieving the complexity needed in the future. The self-assembly of structures is key for many nanostructured materials, and many different interactions play a key role here. With the emergence of supramolecular chemistry, many more interactions have been added to the ones known for years such as hydrophobic interactions and hydrogen bonding. Molecules also became smart in recent years. Molecular motors and switches are incorporated into molecules for active response adding to the dynamics of nanostructured materials.

Most important for any nanostructured materials is the visualization and characterization of these new materials. Complex interactions between molecules can easily be destroyed by a change in concentration or the removal of the solvent by drying. Cryo-electron microscopy made an enormous advancement in resolution in recent years, and the field of nanostructured materials can benefit from the methods developed for retrieving the high-resolution information of proteins.

Dr. Marc C.A. Stuart
Guest Editor

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Published Papers

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