Special Issue "Advances in Elastomers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: rubber compounds; polymer processing; rheology; smart systems including electrorheological and magnetorheological systems; chemical modifications; UV chemistry Photo
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Elastomer materials are characteristic for their high elongation and (entropy) elasticity, which makes them indispensable for widespread applications in various engineering areas, medical applications or consumer goods. This Special Issue focuses on the state-of-the-art of elastomers from all aspects of their properties and applications.
The development and testing of advanced elastomers will be of particular interest. Attention will be given to various aspects of elastomers, such as increasing environmental concepts dealing with recyclability and reusability, incorporation of functional groups or additives to obtain novel functionality or an external stimuli-responsive character, bio-elastomers, or the theoretical, experimental, and analytical description of mechanisms and structure relations of the fracture behavior of elastomers.
The scope of the Special Issue encompasses frontier-of-science contributions in polymer network synthesis, experimental and theoretical physics of polymer networks, and in modeling of elastomeric solids, and new structures and functionalities incorporated into elastomers leading to enhanced properties of crosslinked elastomeric materials, among others.
Original regular papers or reviews are all welcome in this Special Issue. The official deadline for submission is 30 April 2020. We look forward to receiving your most recent results for the “Advances in Elastomers” Special Issue in Materials.
Assoc. Prof. Michal Sedlačík
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. 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 2000 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.
- Thermoplastic elastomers
- Stimuli-responsive materials
- Fracture behavior
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.