Advance in Composite Gels (2nd Edition)
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 December 2023) | Viewed by 13872
2. Gunma University Center for Food Science and Wellness, Gunma 371-8510, Japan
Interests: composite gels; small-angle scattering analysis; food gels; gel actuator
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Generally, polymer gels prepared by conventional methods are mechanically weak and brittle. To overcome their drawbacks, various composite gels have been developed. For example, the incorporation of nanofillers such as inorganic nanoparticles or nanofibers into polymer gels allows the enhancement of mechanical performance. Advanced composite gels exhibit unique properties, such as stimuli-responsive properties, self-healing, excellent electrochemical properties, as well as excellent mechanical properties. Composite gels with unique functionalities offer potential applications in various fields, such as electrochemistry, cosmetics, biomedical tissue engineering, sensors, drug delivery systems, and soft actuators. However, the fabrication of composite gels with desirable functionalities remains a challenging problem.
This Special Issue focuses on recent research and advances in composite gels, such as polymer–inorganic composite gels, polymer–nanofiber composite gels, bio-based composite gels, and composite ion gels. Additionally, we welcome contributions regarding the structural analysis of composite gels, modeling, and simulation
Dr. Hiroyuki Takeno
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- nanocomposite hydrogels
- bio-based composite hydrogels
- organic–inorganic composite hydrogels