Special Issue "Self-Assembling Structure and Dynamics of Multicomponent Polymer Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 5905
2. Gunma University Center for Food Science and Wellness, Gunma 371-8510, Japan
Interests: composite gels; small-angle scattering analysis; food gels; gel actuator
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Self-assembly is a process that spontaneously forms ordered structures or organized structures by the association of individual components. Nanostructures or supramolecular structures can be created by microphase separation of block copolymers or the self-assembly of small molecules. As a more complicated example, many biological systems such as living organisms are formed through self-assembly and offer diverse structures. Additionally, self-assembly is a powerful method to fabricate functional materials with desired properties, which offers potential applications in a wide range of polymer fields. However, how we control the self-assembled structures by understanding the mechanism of the self-assembling process and how we fabricate the materials with the desired material properties is still a challenging problem.
In this Special Issue, we aim to provide a forum for recent advances regarding self-assembling structures and dynamics of natural and synthetic polymers. We welcome contributions regarding the structural analysis of self-assembled structure, the fabrication of functional materials, an understanding of the mechanism of self-assembly, theoretical modelling, and computer simulation
Dr. Hiroyuki Takeno
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- polymer hybrids
- polymer blends
- block copolymers
- polymeric gels
- low-molecular-weight gels
- ordered structures
- spinodal decomposition
- microphase separation
- phase transition
- theoretical modeling
- molecular dynamics
- Monte Carlo simulations