Special Issue "Smart Nanoparticles and Polymer Nanocomposites for Emerging Technology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021).
Interests: magnetic materials; dielectric materials; electrical properties; luminescent nanomaterials; micro-wave absorbing materials; ceramics; materials chemistry; soft matter; nanostructured materials; materials for energy; semiconductor materials; nano-bio composite materials; metals and alloys; nanocomposites; functional materials; optical materials; graphene; polymer nanocomposites; graphene nanocomposites; graphene quantum dots; nanoparticles; nanocomposites; structural properties; magnetic properties; dielectric properties; electrical properties; magnetically recoverable efficient photo-catalysts; data storage; gas sensing; magnetoresistance; other physical properties; synthesis; characterization; hyperthermia cancer treatment; drug delivery; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents; magnetic refrigeration (MR); spintronic devices; ferro-fluids; anode materials for Li-ion batteries; microwave devices; water splitting for hydrogen production; paint industry; super-capacitors; elect
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Recently, smart nanoparticles have received a lot of attention among researchers and academicians due to their unique physical properties and, further, their wide applications, including drug delivery, biomimetic devices, contrast agents in magnetic resonance imaging, hyperthermia, cell manipulation, security systems, information storage devices, quantum computing, magnetic sensors and actuators, energy harvesting, catalysis and magnetic separation, spintronic-based devices, electronic devices, lasers, Li-ion batteries, solar cells, bio-imaging, thermal therapy, etc. Prompt technological improvement and miniaturization need immediate developments in materials science to achieve increased performance demands. Polymer nanocomposites have received much attention regarding the design of a new generation of high-performance composite materials based on smart nanoparticles due to their extraordinarily high synergetic and complementary characteristics between two or more component materials. The characteristics of polymer nanocomposites can be modified by selectively introducing smart nanoparticles with unique physical properties for the desired application. Additionally, the reduced size of smart nanoparticles increases the aspect ratio, which can play a fundamental role in enhancing the interfacial properties in the overall performance of innovative polymer nanocomposite material for emerging technology.
We invite authors to contribute original research articles or comprehensive review articles covering the most recent progress and new developments in the synthesis of smart nanoparticles, preparation of polymer nanocomposites, characterization and application of smart nanoparticles, physical properties of polymer nanocomposites, utilization of smart nanoparticles in the design of advanced polymer nanocomposites for emerging technology including biomedical, optoelectronics, sensing, diagnostics, food packaging, organic photovoltaics, bioelectronics, electronics, energy storage, automobiles, aerospace engineering, biomedicine, supercapacitors, batteries, water and air purification, microwave absorber, etc.
This Special Issue aims to cover a broad range of subjects, from smart nanoparticles and polymer nanocomposite synthesis and study of their fundamental properties to the fabrication and characterization of devices and emerging technologies with smart nanoparticles and polymer integration.
Manuscripts can be submitted in the following formats: full research papers, communications, and reviews.
Dr. Raghvendra Singh Yadav
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- Smart nanoparticles
- Synthesis and characterization
- Polymer nanocomposites
- Energy applications
- Biomedical applications
- Environmental applications