Special Issue "Composite Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2009)
Prof. Dr. Ralf Riedel
Institut für Materialwissenschaft, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Petersenstr. 23, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany
Advanced composite materials are of particular interest in basic science as well as in applied research due to their high technological potential in the production of novel materials with tailor-made properties and with performance profiles far beyond those of the existing ones. The aim and scope of the research in this field is the development of materials with superior thermo mechanical, physical and chemical properties. The combination of different types of materials can lead to a great variety of composites, basically distinguished mainly by their constitution. Thus, the most prominent examples are denoted as polymer matrix composites (PMC), metal matrix composites (MMC) and ceramic matrix composites (CMC). In these cases, the composite comprises a matrix material in which one or more phases of another material are dispersed. The dispersed phase can be present in a variety of different morphologies such as fibers, whiskers, particles or platelets. Ideally, the resulting physical or chemical performance of the composite material is superior to that of the pure component phases. Depending on the size of the individual constituents, we distinguish between nano/nano-, nano/micro- and micro/micro-composites.
In this special issue, novel trends related to synthesis and processing suitable for the production of advanced composites as well as the property profile of their derived novel materials are highlighted and discussed.
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10(6), 2798-2808; doi:10.3390/ijms10062798
Received: 15 April 2009; in revised form: 29 May 2009 / Accepted: 15 June 2009 / Published: 19 June 2009| Download PDF Full-text (254 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10(12), 5115-5134; doi:10.3390/ijms10125115
Received: 13 October 2009; in revised form: 21 November 2009 / Accepted: 24 November 2009 / Published: 25 November 2009| Download PDF Full-text (812 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Investigations on the Mechanical Properties of Conducting Polymer Coating-Substrate Structures and Their Influencing Factors
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10(12), 5257-5284; doi:10.3390/ijms10125257
Received: 19 October 2009; in revised form: 21 November 2009 / Accepted: 3 December 2009 / Published: 8 December 2009| Download PDF Full-text (1481 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(4), 1546-1556; doi:10.3390/ijms11041546
Received: 12 March 2009; Accepted: 12 April 2010 / Published: 12 April 2010| Download PDF Full-text (308 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: An Overview of Recent Development in Composite Catalysts from Porous Materials for Various Reactions and Processes
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(5), 2152-2187; doi:10.3390/ijms11052152
Received: 26 March 2010; in revised form: 3 April 2010 / Accepted: 6 May 2010 / Published: 18 May 2010| Download PDF Full-text (830 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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