Polymers, Biomolecules and Nanocomposites: Computational Perspectives

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 July 2024 | Viewed by 162

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Theoretical & Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation, 48 Vassileos Constantinou Avenue, 11635 Athens, Greece
Interests: computational modeling (multi-scale simulation techniques, atomistic and mesoscopic modeling); simulation studies on static; conformational and dynamic properties of polymers and colloids; biological systems (short peptides; proteins (mutations); RNA; DNA); complex materials simulation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Macromolecules are a very broad class of materials with potential applications in many different fields. Among them, polymers retain a prominent position due to a huge variety of parameters that can determine their functionality. Architecture, composition, chemistry, molecular weight, etc. are some of their critical features. Combined with suitable nanofillers, one can create reinforced nanocomposites with exceptional properties. Some similar features are also found in biological macromolecules (e.g., proteins), which either alone, or in combination with polymeric molecules, further expand the range of potential applications (biotechnological, medical, etc.).

This Special Issue aims to offers new insights into and reports recent progress in the field of polymers, biopolymers, and related nanocomposites, with a computational perspective on methods, models, properties, and related applications, establishing accurate structure–property relationships. Combined simulation and experimental studies would also be welcome, as they highlight the complementarity of research approaches.

Authors are invited to submit their latest results in the form of original full articles, communications, or reviews.

Dr. Anastassia Rissanou
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • simulations
  • polymers
  • biomolecules
  • nanofillers
  • multiscale approaches

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