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Special Issue "Polymer Nanocomposites"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2015).
Interests: polymer nanocomposites, graphene, clay, elastomers, scaffolds, hydrogels, stimuli-responsive composites
The field of polymer nanocomposites has grown substantially over the last two decades. A number of interesting nanoparticles, such as clay, silica, carbon nanotubes, cellulose, polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane and, more recently, graphene, have emerged as effective nanofillers in enhancing the performance of polymer matrices for a wide variety of engineering and biomedical applications. Furthermore, the use of nanoparticles to create polymer nanocomposites with desired structure and functionality has recently also attracted significant research interests.
This forthcoming “Polymer Nanocomposites” Special Issue aims to publish original research articles which either add knowledge to our current understanding of polymer nanocomposites, or report technological innovations associated with these materials. Critical reviews are also welcome.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue.
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 papers will be 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 2000 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.
- polymer nanocomposites
- nanocomposite foams
- nanocomposite hydrogels
- nanocomposite nanofibers
- processing-structure-property relationships
- sustainable materials
- stimuli-responsive materials
- lightweight applications
- energy devices
- medical devices