Special Issue "Polymers and Ionic Liquids: Shaping up a New Generation of High Performances Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2019).
Interests: processing of nanocomposites materials; processing of mesoporous materials with the use of carbon dioxide in supercritical medium as a foaming agent; processing of self-assembled materials onto inorganic surfaces with the use of phase separation phenomena in polymer blends and of self-organization phenomena (nanolithography, optical properties, etc.); processing of nanomaterials from ionic liquids; tailoring of interfaces/interphases in heterogeneous materials: polymer blends and fiber based composites
Interests: Soft matter; Nanostructured polymers and nanostructuration processes; Surfaces, interfaces and interphases/Multiphase polymer materials; Polymer-based composite materials; Polymer processing
Interests: synthesis of ionic liquids; nanomaterials from ionic liquids; polymeric ionic liquids; epoxy thermosets; polymer blends; biopolymers; functionalization of nanoparticles (solvent methods, supercritical carbon dioxide); polymer foaming (ScCO2); polymer composites; polymer nanocomposites
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In the last few years, the scientific community, including academic and industrial research, has put forward unprecedented efforts to develop new functional polymeric nanomaterials in terms of water or gas barriers, electrical, mechanical, fire retardancy, or self-healing properties.In order to achieve this, the introduction of organic–inorganic hybrids, based on silica, carbon nanotubes and layered silicates, or ionomers and block copolymers, have been widely reported in the literature. Very recently, ionic liquids that are organic salts have demonstrated their great potential as new components of advanced polymer materials. In fact, they can be used as interfacial agents of nanoparticles to develop high performance nanocomposites, as compatibilizing agents of polymer blends, as electrolytes in batteries, as flame retardant of polymer materials, as structuration and self-healing agents of thermoplastic and thermosets, and as processing aids of renewable resources. Thus, the main objective of this Special Issue is to highlight a glimpse of the real potential of ionic liquids in polymer nanoscience.
Prof. Dr. Jannick Duchet-Rumeau
Prof. Dr. Jean-François Gérard
Prof. Dr. Sébastien Livi
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- Ionic Liquids
- Polymers nanocomposites
- Multifunctional nanomaterials
- Mechanical performances
- Functional properties
- Structure-property relationship