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Special Issue "Structure-Processing-Property Study of Aerogel Composites"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020) | Viewed by 5190
Special Issue Editors
Interests: polymer-based and composite aerogels; bio-based materials; recycling and recovery; flame retardancy; mechanical properties; fracture behaviour
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: aerogels; biopolymers; thermoplastic composites; nanocomposites
Special Issue Information
The Special Issue, “Structure-Processing-Property Study of Aerogel Composites” will encompass the current understanding of structure–processing–property relationships as well as the recent advances in the synthesis, characterization and applications of the different types of composite aerogels. These highly porous materials combine outstanding properties such as low density, ultra-low thermal conductivity, great sorption capacity and high surface area. Multifunctionality can be obtained when small amounts of different fillers are dispersed in the aerogels. Therefore, interesting new properties such as fire resistance, electrical conductivity or magnetic properties can be imparted. Moreover, the relatively low mechanical properties and structural integrity of aerogels are commonly enhanced with the incorporation of reinforcements.
This special issue focuses on all types of composite aerogels, organic, inorganic and also including hybrid, reinforced or modified types but especially on how their properties are affected by the microstructure, composition and processing parameters of composite aerogels. Original research papers are solicited on recent developments in aerogel processing, characterization, structure and resulting properties. Articles and reviews dealing with new aerogel applications are also welcome.
This Special Issue is an initiative of the AERoGELS (CA18125 - Advanced Engineering and Research of aeroGels for Environment and Life Sciences) Action (https://cost-aerogels.eu) by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) that aims to boost the development of aerogels for biomedical and environmental applications by setting up a multidisciplinary knowledge-based network from technological, scientific and market points of view
Prof. Dr. Miguel Sanchez-Soto
Dr. Tobias Abt
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 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 2300 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.
- Aerogel Composites
- Structure-Processing-Property relationships
- Aerogel technology
- Fillers and nanofillers
- Hybrid materials
- Freeze and supercritical drying
- Thermal insulation