Special Issue "Carbon Nanotube-Based Nanocomposites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: composites; polymers; nanomaterials; intelligent materials
The Special Issue “Carbon Nanotube-Based Nanocomposites” will address advances in materials science, processing, characterization, technology development, and application of nanocomposites based on carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are widely studied due to their outstanding properties, i.e., high mechanical strength, thermal and electrical conductivity, and resistance to high temperature. The advantage of CNTs is also their light weight. The combination of the mentioned properties together with an aspect ratio in a range of several thousand makes CNTs promising candidates as reinforcement for polymer, metal or ceramic composites. In order to achieve the full potential of CNTs, two critical issues have to be solved: (i) the homogeneous dispersion of CNTs in the matrix and (ii) the interfacial bonding between the CNTs and the matrix. The majority of papers and application of CNTs are dedicated to polymer matrix nanocomposites. However, recently, there have also been extensive studies on the introduction of CNTs to metal or ceramic matrices. Original papers are solicited on production technologies of CNT-based nanocomposites with all types of matrices. The main problem in the application of CNT-based nanocomposites is the repeatability of the material properties, filtration and re-agglomeration of nanofiller, difficult processability, and in many cases, safety regulations. Of particular interest are recent developments in advanced composites, processes, characterization, and design. Articles and reviews dealing with CNT-based polymer, metal, and ceramic matrix nanocomposites for different market applications, including automotive, aerospace, energy storage, and fuel cells are very welcome.
Prof. Anna Boczkowska
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- Carbon nanotubes
- Polymer matrix–carbon nanotube nanocomposites
- Metal matrix–carbon nanotube nanocomposites
- Ceramic matrix–carbon nanotube nanocomposites