Special Issue "Composite Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2012)
Dr. Olfa Glaied
School of Life Sciences, Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Gründenstrasse 40, 4132 Muttenz, Switzerland
Interests: polymer synthesis and self assembly, responsive polymers, composite nanomaterials, nanopore-based materials, nanomaterial surfaces and interfaces
Prof. Dr. Uwe Pieles (Website)
University of Applied Sciences, School of Life Sciences, Gründenstrasse 40, CH 4132, Muttenz, Switzerland
Fax: +41 6146 74457
Interests: nanomaterials; nanoparticles; supramolecular chemistry; material science; surface analysis; microscopy; surface modification; surface chemistry; biosensors; surface structuring
Dear Colleagues,Nanomaterials are materials designed at the molecular nanometre level to take advantage of their smaller size and novel properties which are generally not seen in their conventional micro state counterparts. The physico-chemical properties of nanomaterials can change compared to those of the micro size such as e.g. the ability to conduct electricity, the strength characteristics and the magnetism. These differences of properties are based on two main reasons, the increasing of the relative surface area and the new quantum effects. At nano-scale, materials have a much greater area to volume ratio then their micro size which increase the chemical reactivity and their strength. In addition, the quantum effects can become much more important in determining the materials characteristics, leading to new properties.
This special issue of Nanomaterials will be devoted to the emerging field of Composite Nanomaterials. In the last few years, nanocomposites have evoked a lot of interest. Their potential in research, industry and to the community have been highlighted and demonstrated in several studies, articles and reports. The polymer nanocomposites are based on organic polymer and inorganic nanoparticle; these composites have attracted increasing attention because of their unique properties emerging from the combination of organic and inorganic hybrid materials. By combining the attractive functionalities of both components, and the nanostructure of the particles, nanocomposites are expected to show new and improved properties. The potential applications of the resultant nanocomposites are various, e.g., biomedical, automotive, sensors, opto-electronics, etc.
The scope of Nanomaterials aims to cover recent progress in nanocomposites; particular attention will be given to new contributions in the field of characterization and applications of nanocomposites. Nanomaterials Special Issue (ISSN 2079-4991) call for new contributions in the field of nanocomposites and will give direct access to the most recent information in this field.
Dr. Olfa Glaied
Prof. Dr. Uwe Pieles
- Inorganic-organic nanocomposites
- Polymer nanocomposites
- Characterizations of nanocomposites
- Rheological and thermal characterization of nanocomposites
- Novel applications of nanocomposites