Special Issue "Dielectric Polymer Materials: Fabrication, Characterization and Application"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: smart materials; polymer nanocomposites; polymers; nanodielectrics; dielectric behavior; conductivity; storing/retrieving energy; stimuli-responsive materials; active dielectrics
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Polymers constitute an important class of engineering materials in everyday life and high-tech applications. The majority of polymers and polymer-based composites are classified as insulators, because they exhibit very low conductivity. Thermoplastics, thermosettings, elastomers, biopolymers, polymer blends, and their micro- and nanocomposites belong to this category. All of them are considered to be dielectric materials, and their electrical performance is related to their polarization, dielectric permittivity and loss, relaxation phenomena, interfacial effects, conductance mechanisms, and dielectric breakdown strength. The dielectric response of polymer dielectrics can be tuned by controlling the fabrication method and the ingredients.
Current and potential applications of polymer-based dielectrics include, but are not limited to, integrated capacitors, hybrid electric vehicles, cellular phones, microelectronic devices, packaging, solar cells, batteries, strain sensors, interlayer capacitors, self-current regulators, wireless personal digital assistance, electromagnetic shielding, energy storage devices, and so on.
In this Special Issue on “Dielectric Polymer Materials: Fabrication, Characterization, and Application”, we welcome original research and reviews on experimental or theoretical/computational studies of all kinds on polymer-based dielectric materials. The design and fabrication of novel polymer-based dielectric materials, polymer matrix micro- and nanocomposites and hybrids, biological systems, electrical engineering devices, insulation systems, stimuli-responsive materials, smart materials, the structure–properties relationship, and all kinds of current and forthcoming applications comprise a short—and definitely not exhaustive—list of the possible subjects for this Special Issue.
Prof. Georgios C. Psarras
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- Polymer micro/nano-composites
- Dielectric permittivity
- Dielectric loss
- Molecular mobility
- Interfacial effects
- Conductivity mechanisms
- Glass-to-rubber transition
- Stimuli-responsive polymers
- Multifunctional materials
- Energy materials