Special Issue "Conducting Polymers and Fibres"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Akif Kaynak
Guest Editor
Deakin University, Geelong, Australia
Interests: Conducting Polymers and Fibers; Polymer Actuators; Soft Robots; Mechanical and Electrical Properties
Dr. Ali Zolfagharian
Guest Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Conducting polymers can be chemically or electrochemically sythesized to possess a wide range of electroactive and electrical properties. They can also be made by incorporation of conductive fillers into polymer matrices.

Although conducting polymers have been extensively researched over the past three decades, the interest in these materials did not seem to have diminished. Recent developments in the 3D printing techniques opened new avenues of research via integration of conducting polymers into 3D printed structures to produce polymeric actuators and sensors.

In this Issue we invite contributions from the latest research and innovations in conducting polymers and fibers. Submissions on topics such as 3D printed conducting polymer actuators and sensors, artificial muscles, organic solar cells, biosensors, light emitting diodes,  implementations of electroactive devices in microfluidics, latest applications in intelligent textiles and wearable sensors, energy related functions, electromagnetic properties of conducting polymer composites, degradation and stability, and any article representing new advances in the field are welcome.

Assoc. Prof. Akif Kaynak
Dr. Ali Zolfagharian
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.

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  • conducting polymers and fibers
  • functional textiles
  • wearable sensors
  • actuators
  • 3D printing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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