Special Issue "Multifunctional Polymer-Based Nanocomposite Materials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: polymers; nanocomposites; materials characterization; multifunctional polymer-based materials; interphases; atomic force microscopy (AFM).
Recent advances in polymer-based nanocomposites have contributed to the development of new multifunctional materials with many potential applications. The properties and functionality of these polymer-based materials can be modified by selectively introducing particles with certain properties for a desired application. In addition, when the size of such particles is reduced, the aspect ratio can play a fundamental role in enhancing the interfacial properties in the overall nanocomposite material. For example, the addition of a nanofiller such as TiO2 to a polymer matrix, when properly dispersed, might lead to a nanocomposite material with good optical properties and modified physico-chemical and mechanical properties, as well as other functional properties, such as electric/magnetic or UV-resistance properties or low permeability to gases, leading to a multifunctional polymer-based nanocomposite material, broadening the field of application. The scope of this Special Issue is to address the recent developments and applications of polymer-based multifunctional nanocomposite materials. Special emphasis will be placed on the following: i) materials for biomedical applications, related to tissue engineering (TE); ii) materials for food packaging and the agro-alimentary industry; iii) flexible materials for smart sensors and actuators; and iv) nanocomposites for energy harvesting.
This Special Issue will cover, but will not be limited to, the following potential topics:
1) Preparation of polymer-based multifunctional nanocomposite materials;
2) Characterization of polymer-based multifunctional nanocomposite materials;
3) Novel approaches to obtaining methods and potential applications;
4) New technological approaches to the development of environmentally sustainable materials (biodegradable materials, energy harvesting, new purification systems, etc.).
Dr. Dania Olmos
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- tissue engineering
- food industry
- energy harvesting
- multifunctional materials