This special issue is devoted to polymers, colloids and interfaces. The rapidly increasing need for sustainable, high-performance materials and devices requires interdisciplinary research that is at the interface between chemistry, physics, biology, material science and engineering. Polymers, colloids and interfaces are located at exactly this interface. Early- to mid-career scientists responded to the invitation to write comprehensive perspectives on their vision on the fabrication of functional materials using polymers, colloids, and interfaces. This issue includes visions on the use of functionalized polymers as photoswitches to design the next-generation of smart, photo-responsive polymers, the use of block-copolymers and colloids to introduce colors to materials or to render them antimicrobial. It features the interdisciplinarity and breadth of this field and should stimulate thoughts on how to advance it to make a true contribution to the introduction of more sustainable materials, devices, and processes.
Columns, Conference Reports
CHIMIA Report/Company News
International Journal for Chemistry and Official Membership Journal of the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) and its Divisions
CHIMIA, a scientific journal for chemistry in the broadest sense covers the interests of a wide and diverse readership. Contributions from all fields of chemistry and related areas are considered for publication in the form of Review Articles and Notes. A characteristic feature of CHIMIA are the thematic issues, each devoted to an area of great current significance.