Special Issue "Advances in Nanocomposites: Preparation, Characterization, Properties and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 9199
Interests: nanocomposites; polymer composites; food packaging; probiotics; encapsulation; functional foods; molecular biology; food pathogens; food microbiology; food quality and preservation; genomics; antimicrobial resistance
Interests: polymer physics; X-ray diffraction; light and electron microscopy; rheology and viscoelasticity of polymers nanocomposites; polymer blends; composites; nanomaterials; hydrogel; antibacterial activity; spectroscopy
Interests: bionanocomposites; polymer composites; nanocellulose; nanomaterials; active food packaging; postharvest preservation of fruits and vegetables; food processing and preservation; bioactive compounds; encapsulation; essential oils; spectroscopy techniques; plant disease management
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Nanocomposites are a class of nanomaterials wherein one or more phases of a nano-sized dimension (zero dimensions, one dimension, and two dimensions) are embedded in ceramic, metal, or polymer materials, etc. Nanoparticles, nanorods, nanospheres, nanofibers, nanocrystals, and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are examples of the discrete units of nanocomposite materials. The nanocomposites exhibit multifunctional properties such as high surface-to-volume ratios, high mechanical strength, high electrical or thermal conductivity, chemical resistance, optical properties, decreased gas and water permeability, flame retardancy, redox reactivity, and catalytic activity. The researchers have utilized nanocomposite materials for a broad range of applications.
This Special Issue focuses on the preparation, characterization, and applications of nanocomposites, including natural polymers, synthetic polymers, biopolymers, and gels prepared through homogenization, sonication, wet chemical approaches, electrospinning, mechanical and thermal techniques, etc. The final application of nanocomposites can range from food, packaging, sensors, the biomedical field, aerospace, automobiles, construction, agriculture, electrochemical, anticorrosion protection, water treatment, smart window development, and many other high-technology related areas. Preferably, contributions to this Special Issue should focus on fundamental results, mechanisms, and applications that will help to gather the current status and highlight the recent advancements in this field. Both original research work and reviews are welcome.
Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Preparation and characterization of nanocomposites;
- Theoretical and experimental research, knowledge, and new ideas in nanocomposite;
- Structure–function–property relationships of nanocomposites;
- Recent developments of the functionalities of nanocomposites;
- Computer modeling and simulation to predict coating properties;
- Applications of nanocomposites in various sectors.
Dr. Reshma B Nambiar
Prof. Dr. Rotimi Sadiku Emmanuel
Dr. Anand Babu Perumal
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- green nanocomposites
- filler reinforced nanocomposites
- nanocomposite films and coatings
- hybrid nanocomposites
- structure–function–property relationships
- processing methods of nanocomposites
- multifunctional nanocomposites
- smart materials
- energy storage materials