Special Issue "Advances in Functional Polymer Films"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2024 | Viewed by 2564
2. CEntro Servizi Metrologici e tecnologici Avanzati (CeSMA), University of Naples Federico II, Corso Nicolangelo Protopisani 71, Naples, Italy
Interests: polymeric materilas; azopolymers; thin films; light structuring; optics
This Special Issue is devoted to collecting recent research on and developments in functional polymer films. In general, functional materials are advanced and engineered materials designed and synthesized for some specific function with adequate morphology and tailored properties. Bottom-up and top-down methodologies for the production of this group of polymers are extensively studied and constantly evolving, owing the high interest in macromolecules and their wide diffusion. This Special Issue is intended to provide a collection of the latest manufacturing methods of functional polymer films and their modelling and characterization. We believe that this will be very useful for the scientific community due to the huge number of application fields in which functional polymer films can be used such as electronics, the manufacture of ultra-thin optical devices, and biomedicine, among others.
Dr. Marcella Salvatore
Dr. Stefano Luigi Oscurato
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- polymer-based films
- bio-based polymeric films
- theory and simulation
- design, synthesis, and analysis
- polymer characterization methods