Special Issue "Smart and Functional Elastomers, Hydrogels, and Ionogels"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)
This Special Issue focus on the current state-of-the-art of the fundamentals and applications of elastomers, hydrogels, and ionogels. These polymeric materials, either in dried or in swollen states, exhibit soft and resilient mechanical properties, often with great fracture toughness. Incorporation of functional groups or nanoparticles adds novel functionality or stimuli-responsiveness on top of their their unique mechanical properties, enabling a broad range of potential applications such as flexible or stretchable energy storage, biosensors and biomaterials, soft electronics, and many more.
Papers are sought that discuss the latest research in the area or summarize selected areas of the field. The scope of the Special Issue encompasses the synthesis, characterization, and application of elastomers and gels made of conjugated polymers, organic radical polymers, ion-conducting polymers, metal-containing polymers, or hybrid inorganic/organic motifs.
Of particular interests are on the structure-property relations of these polymeric materials, or on the novel chemistry routes to enable functionalities in these materials, or on their applications on energy and biomedical researches as a stepping stone to an interdisciplinary research.Prof. Hyun-Joong Chung
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Functional polymer
- Smart materials
- Electroactive polymer
- Electroactive gels
- Conjugated polymer
- Metal-containing polymer
- Energy storage
- Electrochemical transistors
- Ion sensing transistors