Special Issue "Magnetic-Responsive Molecular Particles Based Smart Materials: Model, Characterization and Applications"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: magnetorheological (MR) fluid; electrorheological (ER) fluid; polymer particles; magnetic particles; vibration control; haptic devices using MR/ER fluids; sensors and actuators using MR/ER fluids
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Magnetorheological (MR) materials are one of the best candidates to fulfil the scope of controllable discrete devices and smart structure that react to the magnetic field. This is possible due to the chain-like structures of molecular nano- and micro-sized particles with respect to the magnetic field direction. The field-dependent properties of MR materials such as the viscoelastic modulus can be tuned by the magnetic field intensity and hence the performance of application devices can be easily controlled by implementing appropriate controllers those can provide an optimal magnetic field intensity to achieve desired responses. Thanks to this salient and eminent feature, MR materials are widely applied to numerous fields such as automotive shock absorber, vibration isolator, flexible haptic structure and so on. In general, MR materials are divided into 5 categories including MR fluid, MR grease, MR elastomer, MR gel and MR foam. They are different in terms of the physical appearances like liquid, semi-liquid, solid and semi-solid. Thus, the field-dependent properties of each MR material are different and application fields are specialized.
The followings are the topics proposed for this special issue (but not limited to):
- Molecular model of MR materials
- Modelling and simulation of MR materials behaviors
- New formulation of MR materials
- Materials selection of MR materials
- Properties and characterization of MR materials
- Design for manufacture of MR materials
- Reliability of MR materials
- MR materials based sensors and actuators
- Potential applications of MR materials
- Smart flexible structure based on MR materials
Prof. Dr. Seung-bok Choi
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- Magnetorheological (MR) material
- Molecular particles
- Molecular model
- Phenomenological model
- Material characterization
- MR sensors and actuators
- Application devices
- Smart flexible structure
- MR fluid
- MR grease
- MR elastomer
- MR gel
- MR foam