Journal Browser

Journal Browser

Dielectrics and Nanodielectrics

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Electronic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2024 | Viewed by 342

Special Issue Editors

E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Interests: electrical energy storage characterization of the polymer-based nanocomposites; control of defect structures and dielectric properties of functional ceramics for high-voltage application
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA
Interests: dielectric film capacitors; polymer-based nanocomposites; electrical insulation of power equipment; high-voltage dielectric phenomena in solid dielectrics
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Dielectrics are universal materials with various piezoelectric, ferroelectric, electrostrictive, electrocaloric, and electrostatic functions, among others. Since the concept of nanodielectric interfaces was proposed, there has been a broad interest in exploring nanodielectrics as a potential new generation of electrically insulating materials with outstanding properties, especially for electronic and energy-related applications. The rational combination of matrix and nanofillers of nanodielectrics plays a crucial role in performance enhancement, such as suppressing partial discharge and space charge, improving dielectric constant and breakdown strength, as well as increasing energy storage and conversion capability.

This Special Issue aims to present the state-of-the-art research progress in the fields of dielectrics and nanodielectrics. The scope of this Special Issue includes, but is not limited to, polymer-based, ceramic-based, fluid-based insulating nanocomposites, with their properties focused on electrical insulation strength, energy storage and conversion capacities, and operational stability, etc. In addition, cutting-edge studies toward advanced fabrication methods, new aspects of analysis, and insights into the mechanism for dielectrics and nanodielectrics are also welcome.

Finally, we would like to emphasize that this Special Issue is widely inclusive, so topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Dielectric materials for energy storage applications;
  • Dielectric materials for energy conversion applications;
  • Dielectric materials for electrical insulation applications;
  • Dielectric materials for sensing and monitoring applications;
  • Multiscale interface in dielectric materials;
  • Chemical and physical properties of dielectric materials;
  • Simulations and measurements for dielectric materials.

Dr. Lulu Ren
Dr. He Li
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2600 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.


  • dielectrics
  • nanodielectrics
  • energy storage
  • electrical insulation
  • polymer-based composites
  • ceramic-based composites
  • insulating fluid composites

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Back to TopTop