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Special Issue "Electrical Applications of Advanced Composite Materials"
A special issue of Journal of Composites Science (ISSN 2504-477X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Chair of Functional Materials, Department of Materials Science, Saarland University, D-66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
Interests: carbon nanomaterials; solid lubricants; composites; dry sliding; advanced materials characterization
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Composites are engineering materials that benefit from the synergy of combining the physical properties of a matrix and the reinforcement. This feature allows researchers to design and tailor the behavior of composite materials for specific engineering applications. One of the fields that strongly benefits from this is the electrical sector. It is well known that most materials in electrical components are subjected to a complex combination of potentially-damaging loads (i.e., electrical, thermal, mechanical, chemical), which compromise their ideal performance and might severely reduce their duty life. To overcome this, a complex combination of physical properties are required from the material. It is already known that pure metals or alloys rarely present this combination, thus severely restricting their application range. Hence, the most suitable approach is by the use of highly-engineered composites.
The scope of this Special Issue covers the new approaches to the use of composite materials in electrical applications, like for instance electrical contacts, plug connectors, electrodes, but also sensors. The focus of the submitted manuscripts may be placed on:
- Design and manufacturing of different composite systems (multilayers, metal matrix composites, polymer matrix composites, pseudoalloys, carbon-based materials, etc.).
- Advanced characterization (microstructural, physical properties, etc.).
- Modelling and/or simulation.
- Prototype performance (contact resistance, make/break operations, friction and wear analysis, sensing response, durability, etc.).
Dr. Flavio Soldera
Dr. Sebastian Suarez
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Composites Science is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- metal matrix composites
- polymer matrix composites
- carbon materials
- electrical properties
- materials design
- performance testing