Synthesis and Application of Polymer-Based Nanofibers and Nanocrystals

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2024) | Viewed by 966

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School of Chemical Engineering, Yeungnam University, Gyeongson 38541, Republic of Korea
Interests: supramolecular assembly; cyclodextrin; biopolymer-based nanofibers; drug delivery; food packaging
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Microfibrils can be separated from the fibers to form nanosized materials known as nanocrystals (NCs) and nanofibers (NFs) using new, efficient technologies. In addition to their regenerative behavior, the NCs and NFs exhibit very strong strength qualities, dimensional stability, thermal stability, and good optical properties, making them potential building blocks for new materials. By coating or combining conductive polymers with cellulose as well as native and modified cyclodextrins, hybrid composites of sustainable materials and inorganic functional materials are introduced to enhance the usefulness of sustainable materials. Numerous cyclodextrin and cellulose-based devices are feasible due to the biocompatibility, sustainability, biodegradability, broad chemical adaptability, hydrophilicity, high mechanical strength and stiffness, and combination actuation mechanisms of piezoelectric and ion migration effects of cyclodextrin and cellulose.

This Special Issue will represent the recent advancement of nanocrystals and nanofibers, followed by their possibility for smart materials. Natural behaviors, extraction, and modification of nanocrystals and nanofibers are welcomed and their synthesis with nanomaterials is also introduced, which is necessary to meet the technological requirements for smart materials.

Prof. Dr. Rajaram Rajamohan
Guest Editor

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  • supramolecular nanofiber
  • carbon nanofiber
  • metal oxide nanofiber
  • cellulose nanocrystals
  • biological applications
  • filtration
  • separation

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