Special Issue "Recent Advances in Polymer-Functionalized Inorganic Nanomaterials"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Physics and Theory".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 151

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Tammannstraße 6, Room 3.124, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
Interests: controlled radical RAFT polymerization; synthesis of complex macromolecular architectures and functional polymers; biomimetic polymer design; polymerizations from surfaces; organic–inorganic hybrid materials; kinetics and mechanisms of radical polymerizations; mechanical properties of polymers; modeling and simulation of polymerization processes; electrospray ionization (ESI) mass spectrometry; ion-mobility mass spectrometry
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Institute of Physical Chemistry, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Tammannstraße 6, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
Interests: polymer-functionalized inorganic nanomaterials; nanoassemblies; nano-optics; surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy; RAFT polymerization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Inorganic nanomaterials have attracted great research interest across a wide variety of scientific and engineering topics for their electrical, mechanical, optical, and magnetic properties. In most cases, the surface of a nanomaterial needs to be modified to meet the specific requirements of the application scenario. The combination of inorganic nanomaterials with functional polymers can combine the innovations of these two fields simultaneously and create synergistic effects from both material classes.

This Special Issue aims to collect recent advances on the following topics:

  • Methodologies for fabricating polymer/inorganic nanohybrids;
  • Polymer/inorganic nanohybrids with advanced functions;
  • Colloidal self-assembly of inorganic nanostructures via polymer linkers;
  • Modeling of polymer/inorganic nanohybrids;
  • Novel characterization methods for polymer/inorganic nanohybrids.

Prof. Dr. Philipp Vana
Dr. Yingying Cai
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • inorganic nanomaterials
  • nanohybrids
  • polymers
  • surface functionalization
  • nanostructures
  • nanocomposites
  • stimuli responsiveness
  • drug delivery
  • nano-optics
  • self-assembly

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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