Special Issue "Polymer Colloids: Preparation and Application"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 348

Special Issue Editors

Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN), Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Interests: polymers; surfactants; polymer–surfactant interactions; self-assembly; microplastics; small-angle neutron scattering; neutron reflectivity; pulsed-gradient spin-echo NMR
1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
2. Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GH, UK
Interests: polymers; colloids; scattering; droplets; microfluidics
School of Science, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China
Interests: microfluidics; photolithography; colloids and interface science; microcapsules; emulsion; photonic crystals; photosensitive polymers
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The preparation and application of polymer colloids represents a diverse and ever-expanding avenue of scientific research and industrial importance. Progress within these areas has been expedited and enabled through a fundamental understanding of the emulsion polymerisation process, particularly with regard to generating novel morphologies, imparting stimuli-responsiveness and enhancing the functionality of the particles. As a result, polymer colloids have been employed at a large scale in formulation technology and in a broad range of well-established traditional and smart applications such as coatings, home and personal care and bioscience-related fields. 

This Special Issue, entitled Polymer Colloids: Preparation and Application, aims to disseminate the latest high-quality original research articles, opinions, and comprehensive reviews on cutting-edge developments in this interdisciplinary field.

Dr. Christopher Hill
Dr. William N. Sharratt
Prof. Dr. Yuandu Hu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • synthesis
  • polymer–surfactant complexes
  • nanoparticles
  • self-assembly
  • aggregation
  • nanoscale characterisation
  • stability

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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