Special Issue "Polymer-SiO₂ Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2021.
Silica is a common, particularly attractive material around us. Silicon and oxygen are the two most abundant elements in the Earth’s crust, and their combination, silica, has been used in a variety of fields. The bond enthalpy of Si–O is much larger than that of the C–O bond, rendering the thermal stability of silica, and its larger bond angle and longer bond length provide bond flexibility. In addition, uncondensed OH groups (silanol) on the silica surface make it easy for silica to connect with other materials, such as organic compounds, metal oxides, and metals.
Through the hybridization of silica with suitable materials, polymer/SiO2 composites can be customized in many ways to meet the needs of new cutting-edge technologies. For example, investigations on their applications in sensors, photoactive materials, filters, anodes in lithium ion batteries, drug delivery systems, catalysts, and biocompatible materials have been conducted.
This Special Issue will cover but not be limited to the following aspects of polymer/SiO2 composite chemistry and technology: Novel preparation method for polymer/SiO2 composites; Novel micro- and macrostructural analysis of polymer/SiO2 composites; Novel chemical and physical properties of polymer/SiO2 composites; Applications of polymer/SiO2 composites.
Dr. Hyeon Mo Cho
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