Special Issue "Nano-Structured Liquid Crystals"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: biopolymers and biocomposites; polymeric liquid crystals (and its biomedical applications); development and characterization of new biomaterials for tissue engineering based on polysaccharides (chitin/chitosan and cellulose) or other biocompatible and biodegradable polymers; development of magnetic nanoparticles for cancer theranostics; hyperthermia; electrospinning
Interests: cellulose nanocrystals; biomimetic materials; synthesis; cellulosic liquid crystalline based polymers; liquid crystals; optical properties
Interests: production and characterization of magnetic and composite nanoparticles and their application in magnetic hyperthermia; MRI and drug delivery; thermosensitive microgels; colloidal electrospinning
Liquid crystalline mesophases or liquid crystals are intermediate states of matter between the liquid and solids. This state of matter originates from a particular arrangement of molecules or nanoscale units. Nano-structured liquid crystals, either synthetic of derived from natural sources, have in the past decade become a very important field of research covering a wide range of applications, from biomedicine to optics. Biomimetic design based on the supramolecular organization of mesophases is an innovative approach for the development of new functional materials and is a subject of broad and current scientific interest.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials on “Nano-Structured Liquid Crystals” aims to collect the current developments in mesomorphic nanomaterials covering synthetic and physical processing, chemical and/or physical functionalization, biomimetic design, properties and applications. It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue and contribute to the advances in this field.
Prof. Dr. João Paulo Borges
Dr. Susete Nogueira Fernandes
Dr. Paula Isabel Soares
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- liquid crystals
- chemical synthesis
- hybrid mesomorphic nanomaterials
- biological mesomorphic nanomaterials
- biomimetic design