Special Issue "Soft Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Soft materials is an increasingly active field of research driving science and technology into new exciting directions. Large deformations coupled with various multiphysics phenomena and instabilities at different length scales open an immensely rich research arena. This offers unique opportunities to develop multifunctional materials and devices with novel properties, through the targeted design of material composition and microstructural geometry. Moreover, soft materials represent essential components in biological tissues, a topic of extreme interest for bio-medical applications.
This Special Issue will focus on recent experimental, computational, theoretical and manufacturing advances in the broad field of Soft Materials.
Prof. Dr. Stephan Rudykh
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.
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- Electroactive and magnetoactive elastomers (EAP, DE, MRE, MAE, IPMC)
- Hydrogels and other soft wet materials
- Liquid crystal elastomers
- Shape-memory and light-sensitive polymers
- Instabilities in soft materials
- Fracture, and adhesion in soft materials
- Soft biological and bio-inspired materials
- Multiphysics phenomena in soft materials
- Wave propagation and dynamics of soft materials
- 3D/4D printing and fabrication of soft materials
- Soft Robotics or Machines
- Mechanical Metamaterials