Special Issue "Stimuli-Responsive Nanosystems Based on Polymers and Hybrid Nanoparticles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2021).
Interests: Electrorheology, Magnetorheology, Light-induced actuation, Smart Systems, Energy Harvesting, Vibration sensing, Polymers, Hybrid nanoparticles
Stimuli-responsive materials attracted a huge attention due to its enormous potential since their physical properties can be tuned as well as controlled by external stimulus. However, such materials have several drawbacks originating from its size and therefore the capability of its final response upon external stimulus possess relatively low performance. Implementation of the nano-sized particles and nano-sized complex systems to this field opened a wide scope of applications due to the enormously improved final nanosystem performance.
Therefore, this special issue is mainly focused on the nanosystems based on the polymer and hybrid nanoparticles those physical properties such as viscosity, stiffness, wettability, shape or dimensions can be tuned by presence of external stimuli. Such external stimuli can be electric or magnetic field, temperature, pH or light. This special issue also covers scope of nanosystems including polymers and hybrid nanoparticles those generate certain electrical output from the dynamic mechanical stimulation (vibrations). Introduction of the nano-sized systems those promoting the significant improvement of the stimuli-responsive capabilities would be beneficial. Due to the fact that this topic of stimuli-responsive systems are under attention of the both classes fundamental and applied research, we welcome submissions of original research papers and reviews papers as well.
Dr. Miroslav Mrlík
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- Hybrid nanoparticles
- Light-induced actuation
- Vibration detection