Special Issue "Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites with Enhanched Properties"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2019).
Interests: synthesis and characterization of polyesters; development of biobased polymers; biodegradable polymers; polymer composites and nanocomposites; synthesis and characterization of copolymers; polymer blends; recycling of polymers with various techniques; modification of natural polymers; polymer for wastewater treatment pollutant removal; polymers for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications; drug–polymer solid dispersions; drug targeting; drug nanoencapsulation and microencapsulation
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Interests: graphene and graphene-based polymer nanocomposites; mechanical, thermal, optical and electrical properties of polymer nanocomposites comprising of 2D fillers; polymers; micromechanics; Raman spectroscopy; processing–structure–property relationships; hybrid nanocomposites
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Polymer-based composites and nanocomposites have been at the forefront of research for the past decades as a result of their multifunctionality and the unique opportunities they offer for utilization in a number of applications. The later ones include high-performance automotive and aerospace components, advanced energy storage and electronic devices, gas/liquid barriers, sensors, consumer goods and others.
In this Special Issue, the emphasis will be on the processing–structure–property relationships, as well as trends in the enhancement of the individual properties of the composites and nanocomposites. Contributions on all types of polymers (elastomers, thermoplastics, thermosets, blends, copolymers and others) are welcome. Some of the topics include, but are not limited to innovative production methods for polymer nanocomposites, the functionalization of inorganic fillers for the enhancement of the polymer–matrix interface, continuous fibre composites, bio-based nanocomposites, hybrid nanocomposites and the subsequent reinforcing mechanisms in each case. Authors are also encouraged to highlight the potential applications of the produced composites in a number of areas such as: micro- and nano-electronics (nanotransistors, nanodiods, plasma displays, OLED, etc.), energy (conductive materials, batteries, full sells, solar shells), life sciences (drug delivery and tissue regeneration), fabrics, automotive and aerospace, construction materials, fire retardancy, packaging, environmental protection, membranes, lightweight sensors, anticorrosion and UV protecting coatings, adhesives, injection molded products, sport, etc. Reviews articles by experts in the field will also be welcome.
As Guest Editors, we hope that this Special Issue will be of interest for the majority of Molecules readers and will serve as a stimulus to further progress research in the field of polymer composites and nanocomposites.
Prof. Dimitrios Bikiaris
Dr. Dimitrios G. Papageorgiou
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- Polymer composites
- Inorganic fillers
- Fibre-reinforced composites
- Hybrid nanocomposites
- Thermal properties
- Mechanical properties
- Electrical properties