Special Issue "Nanocomposites Based on Biopolymers and Graphene-Related Materials: Preparation and Properties"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2019).
Interests: Nanocomposites; Biopolymers; Nanofabrication
The recent interest in environmentally-friendly materials has favoured the development of biopolymers, and of their nanocomposites with improved functional properties, as alternatives to synthetic polymers. Indeed, the enhancement of biopolymer properties represents a key aspect in their exploitation in different fields, as they traditionally have higher costs and inferior features compared to commercial thermoplastic polymers. Compared to the fillers/nanofillers generally used, graphene and graphene-related materials (GRM) hold a superior ability to result in substantial improvements in functional properties of polymers.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims at collecting works focusing on the correlation of nanocomposite preparation approaches with final material features, particularly in terms of GRM dispersion and filler/biopolymer interactions. Moreover, it considers the role of GRM on the nanocomposite properties, focusing, not only on classically-studied properties (mechanical, thermal and conductivity), but also on features strictly related to the application of biopolymers, such as their degradation and biocompatibility.
The topics cover a wide range of research fields, including nanomaterials, biotechnology, and nanofabrication, and are welcomed in the form of reviews, communications, and academic articles.
Prof. Dr. Orietta Monticelli
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- Graphene-related materials
- Synthesis and properties of nanocomposites
- Nanocomposite biocompatibility
- Nanocomposite degradation