Soft Functional Materials

From Formation Mechanisms to Micro-Nano Scale Architectures

By Jing Liang Li, Xiang Yang Liu

© 2017 – CRC Press

248 pages | 35 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2017-02-15
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About the Book

Covering all aspects of soft functional materials, from fundamentals to engineering and applications, this comprehensive text outlines a step-by-step approach to refining the function and performance of small-molecule physical gels by tuning the network structure of the materials. Combining materials formation, engineering principles and approaches, and product design, it addresses a broad range of applications, including drug delivery, home and personal care, catalysis, and tissue engineering. A full-color insert illustrates key ideas and facilitates a complete understanding of the concepts.

Table of Contents

Classification of the network structures of supramolecular soft functional materials.

Thermodynamics and kinetics of fiber network formation

Solubility: the role of solvent in fiber formation

The network formation mechanism

Micro/nanoscale engineering criteria and strategies for fiber and domain networks

Thermodynamic approach

Additive-mediated nudeation and fiber branching

Ultrasound-stimulated gelation

Photo switch able gelation

Phase selective gelation

Volume effect

Applications

Drug delivery

Tissue engineering

Templating the fabrication of nanostructures

Nanocaging for controlling nanopartide formation

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI077000
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science
TEC055000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers