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Application of Nanostructured Polymers and Composites

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 May 2024 | Viewed by 274

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Polymer Department, National Institute for Research and Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry-ICECHIM, 202 Spl. Independentei, 060021 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: polymer composites; nanomaterials; nanostructured composites; nanoparticles; coatings; biomaterials; polymer science; sol-gel
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Dear Colleagues,

Polymeric nanostructured materials, which are polymeric materials at the nanoscale or polymer composites including nanomaterials, have gained growing utility for many cutting-edge technologies during the past few decades. By using processing techniques and/or by integrating functional nanofillers and chemical additives, conventional polymers can be upgraded into sophisticated nanostructured polymers and composites. When combined with other functional materials, the new polymeric nanostructured materials or composites can have synergistic effects in addition to maintaining the functionality of individual components. Micelles, polymersomes, nanoparticles, nanocapsules, nanogels, nanofibers, dendrimers, and nanocomposites are a few examples of these materials. To meet the specific needs of various uses, they can be produced into a variety of nanostructures, including zero-dimensional (0D) nanoparticles, one-dimensional (1D) nanowires, two-dimensional (2D) nanofilms, and three-dimensional (3D) network nanostructures. Their potential applications can be found in many fields such as biomedicines (drug delivery, bioimaging, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine), sensing solutions, self-healing systems, antimicrobial materials, external stimuli-triggered systems, controlled release, microwave absorbers for electromagnetic shielding, or various energy storage/conversion/saving devices.

Although pure clinical studies will not be suitable for IJMS, clinical submissions with biomolecular experiments are welcomed.

This Topic Collection covers all the fields related to polymeric nanostructured materials and composites, but special attention will be given to the following aspects:

  • Polymer composite (bio)materials;
  • Polymer nanocomposites;
  • Hybrid polymers;
  • Stimulus-responsive polymers;
  • Hybrid nanoparticles;
  • Self-assembly polymeric materials;
  • Functionalized polymers.

Dr. Cristina Nistor
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • polymer composites
  • (bio) polymer-based nanostructures
  • (nano)composites
  • functional polymer materials
  • hybrid polymers
  • organic-inorganic hybrids
  • hybrid nanoparticles
  • self-assembly
  • hydrogels
  • membranes
  • coatings

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