About this Research Topic
Recent advances in the in situ synthesis of nanocomposites and directed assembly techniques have led to noteworthy progress in these areas, creating new opportunities for developing functional materials for applications from flexible electronics to energy storage and conversion.
The aim of this Research Topic is to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in the development of flexible polymeric materials with controlled nanostructures. The focus will be on the structure-properties correlations, highlighting the impact of the controlled nanostructures on the multi-physical properties of the materials. Recent advances in the assembly techniques and controlled, scalable fabrication methods have created new opportunities for developing functional materials with tailored nanostructures.
This Research Topic will address the challenges in this field, including the synthesis of new polymeric materials with enhanced properties, the control of the nanostructure, and the integration of these materials into devices for energy and electronic-related applications. By understanding the correlation between the controlled nanostructures and the properties of the materials, we can design and develop functional materials with enhanced properties for the aforementioned applications.
We invite contributions from researchers working in the fields of polymer chemistry, polymer physics, materials science and engineering, and chemical engineering, as well as those working on applications of these materials with engineering perspectives. The focus is on the correlation between the controlled nanostructures and the multi-physical properties of the polymeric materials.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
● Synthesis of polymeric nanocomposites
● Self-assembly techniques
● Control of nanostructures within polymeric materials
● Advanced characterization techniques for nanostructured polymeric materials and films
● Applications of polymer nanocomposites in flexible electronics, energy storage, and energy conversion.
We are interested in Original Research articles, Reviews, and Perspectives that address these topics.
Keywords: Polymer, Nanocomposites, Nanoparticles, Structure control, Structure characterization, Self-assembly, Functional materials, Flexible electronics, Energy storage, Energy conversion
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