Advances in Janus Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020) | Viewed by 14517
Interests: nanocomposites based on polymer blends; nanoparticles; localization; selective dispersion; multifunctionality; double percolation; mechanical properties; thermal properties; fire properties; electrical conductivity; thermal conductivity
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Janus nanoparticles have attracted increasing attention in the past two decades in the field of nanoscience due to their interesting properties, for academic as well as for technological reasons. Janus nanoparticles (JNPs) are defined as amphiphilic colloid-sized particles with two regions of different surface chemical composition. Due to their anisotropic architecture, these objects have been used successfully for catalytic or sensing applications, to stabilize Pickering emulsions and for drug delivery or regenerative medicine. More recently, JNPs were used as a compatibilizer for immiscible polymer blends. There are still remaining questions regarding their synthesis and their potential applications. One main issue is the synthesis of JNPs with the ability to control their geometry and surface chemistry and to scale up their production at an industrial scale. Another issue is to characterize their role as a compatibilizer in polymer blends and to evaluate the influence of their interfacial localization for composites final properties.
Dr. Aurélie Taguet
Dr. Belkacem Otazaghine
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- Janus nanoparticles
- anisotropic functionalization
- interface localization
- polymer blends