Special Issue "Functionalized Polymeric Membranes and Thin Liquid Films: Formation, Characterization and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2023) | Viewed by 3369
Interests: materials science; self-assembly; lab-on-a-chip; direct writing; high resolution printing; optics; microfulidic and innovative manipulation of liquids and polymers
Interests: applied optics; digital holography; lab-on-chip; Electrohydrodynamics; fiber sensors
2. Center for Advanced Biomaterials for Health Care @CRIB, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, P.le Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples, Italy
Interests: rheology; microfluidics; soft matter; CFD simulations
In the last years interesting and highly cited articles have been published on the general topic of polymeric thin membranes and liquid films. This topic of research is so wide that the publications related span from biomedicine to energy and environmental science. Demanding technological solutions are still claimed for: isolation of object/liquid from a reactive environment, filtration and cleaning from particles and pollution, packaging with functionalized films and the development of coatings with advanced properties. This Special Issue is focused on the current state-of-art of functionalized polymeric membranes and thin liquid films. This special issue invites contributions in all the area of interest and introduces the leading edge strategies of fabrication and innovative characterization approaches, paying attention to the understanding of the physics and chemistry of surface coating. We believe that the richness of all contributions will involve topic of great importance for a variety of applications such as microelectronics, drug delivery, biomaterials, forensics, planet ecology and space research.
Dr. Sara Coppola
Dr. Pietro Ferraro
Prof. Dr. Pier Luca Maffettone
Prof. Dr. Eliot Fried
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- self-folding polymer films
- encapsulated objects/liquids
- three-dimensional packaging
- solar cells/photovoltaic
- waste water
- membrane for healthcare
- photothermal therapy