Special Issue "Influence of Thermo-Physical and Thermo-Optical Properties on the Fire Behavior of Polymers"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2015)
For several years, some excellent papers have focused on the influence of thermo-physical and thermo-optical properties on polymer flammability. For instance, it has been discovered that bubbling can modify a material’s heat absorption, leading to great changes in heat release rate. Nanoparticles reduce heat absorption in-depth and this phenomenon is believed to explain the decrease in various nanocomposites’ time-to-ignition.
Various strategies have also been proposed to improve flame retardancy by modifying thermal conductivity or reflectivity: some carbon-based fillers can increase the thermal conductivity of materials, thus delaying ignition. High-reflectance coatings have also been proposed as an original strategy for limiting the heating of materials.
Limiting the heat transfer from the flame to the condensed phase by creating an insulating char layer is also the objective of many researchers: this involves the use of phosphorus flame retardants. Pyrolysis at high temperature creates various layers; measuring their thermo-physical properties is still a great challenge.
Finally, modeling the fire behavior of materials provides insight into the influence of these properties.
We believe that gathering in a Special Issue a series of works dealing with these topics would be a great service for the researchers studying the flame retardancy of polymers.
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- flame retardancy
- thermophysical properties
- optical properties
- thermal conductivity
- absorption in-depth