Advances in Composite Gels and Their Applications

A special issue of Gels (ISSN 2310-2861). This special issue belongs to the section "Gel Chemistry and Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2024 | Viewed by 53

Special Issue Editor

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School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anhui University, Hefei 230601, China
Interests: natural polymer; hydrogel; aerogel; cryogels; membrane; for sensor; water treatment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hydrogels fabricated from a wide range of hydrophilic polymers are three-dimensional, polymeric, crosslinked networks with large amounts of water. Hydrogels have been widely used in the fields of biological engineering, soft robots, flexible electronic devices and adhesives due to their good biocompatibility, stretchability and good water adsorption and retention. The strategy of composite hydrogels has been developed to endow a variety of properties due to their individual components. In particular, many advanced composite hydrogels with unique properties, such as self-healing, stimuli-responsive, excellent electrochemical properties as well as excellent mechanical properties, have been fabricated. Moreover, the applications of these composite gels include, but are not limited to, stimuli-responsive materials, water treatment materials, drug-release matrices, flexible supercapacitors and wearable electronics devices.

The Special Issue “Advances in Composite Gels and Their Applications” focuses on recent studies including the design of bio-based composite gel, polymer-nanofiber composite gels, polymer-inorganic composite gels and their applications as self-healing, shape memory, water treatment and flexible electronic devices. 

Dr. Qiyang Wang
Guest Editor

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  • composite hydrogel
  • bio-based material
  • polymer-nanofiber composite gels
  • application

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