Special Issue "Recent Advances in Graphene-based Nanocomposites"
A special issue of Journal of Composites Science (ISSN 2504-477X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2019
Graphene has attracted significant interest, since it was first isolated in 2004, due to its unique properties, such as very high thermal conductivity, high electron mobility at room temperature, large surface area, high modulus of elasticity and good electrical conductivity. These properties make it an ideal material for a wide range of applications, including sensors, batteries, supercapacitors, hydrogen storage and reinforcing fillers.
The best way of exploiting its properties is by incorporating graphene into a polymer matrix and create composite materials with enhanced properties and new functionality, which will open the door to new technological applications.
There are a few points that still need to be addressed though before seeing these revolutionary composite materials being commercialized, which include production and standardization of graphene materials, achievement of good dispersions in polymer matrices as well as enhanced filler-matrix interactions, and processing of high loaded composites. Extensive investigation is being done to address these issues in order to take graphene based nanocomposite materials into industry.
The main aim of this Special Issue is to collect recent works that address any of these issues. Recent works on composites filled with any graphene related material that are focused on reinforcing the mechanical, electrical or thermal properties of a polymer matrix are welcome. Papers presenting studies on preparation methods and modelling of factors that affect the properties of graphene/polymer composites are also welcome. Recent advances on composite coatings, bulk and highly ordered composites or 3D graphene composites are encouraged to be submitted.
Going towards the development of novel and creative functionalities (such as barrier, EMI shielding, fire-retardancy, etc.), research on (multi)functional nanocomposites with great potential to open the door to novel revolutionary applications, are particularly encouraged to participate in this Special Issue.
Dr. Cristina Vallés
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- mechanical properties
- electrical properties
- thermal properties
- filler-matrix interactions