Gels: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications in High Performance Chemistry (2nd Edition)
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2024 | Viewed by 10630
2. Academy of Romanian Scientists, 050094 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: gels; mathematical physics; biophysical modelling; complex systems; nonlinear dynamics; chaos theory; fractal analysis; image processing
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Organogels, hydrogels, and ionic gels are investigated both theoretically and experimentally. Detailed research is focused on both their synthesis and their applications in high-performance chemistry and its important branches. All the gels mentioned above are characterized from structural and supramolecular points of view via FTIR, NMR, X-ray diffraction, and POM.
Articles are expected to focus on one or more of the topics listed above. The central topic can be the refined analysis of hydrogels, with the minting of the coin on chitosan, for example.
The investigation of a hydrogel for wound-healing applications will be well received. The biodegradation of the hydrogel can be monitored in media mimicking the wound exudate through gravimetrical measurements, SEM imaging, and fractal analysis of SEM pictures.
Images can be evaluated by calculating the fractal dimension and the lacunarity as a quantitative measure of the homogeneity of the material and its texture through their topological analysis. Biocompatibility, antimicrobial properties, and biodegradation can be considered in vitro in scientific papers.
Prof. Dr. Viorel-Puiu Paun
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