Special Issue "Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites Based on Carbon Nanomaterials (CNMs)"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanophotonics: Characterization, Modelling, and Nanodevices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Orietta Monticelli
Guest Editor
Universita degli Studi di Genova, Genoa, Italy
Interests: nanocomposites; biopolymers; nanofabrication

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbon nanomaterials (CNMs), such as single- and multiwalled carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers, graphene, and graphene oxide, have found a great interest in the fields of nanocomposite materials because of their unique properties. In particular, they are characterized by a large surface area, good environmental stability, and excellent electrical, thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties. Clearly, the incorporation of CNMs in polymer matrices is a very attractive approach to merge the mechanical and processability features of the polymer with the conductive properties of the nanofiller. These nanocomposites open up new opportunities in various fields ranging from sensors, electrochemical capacitors, solar cells, transistors, to molecular electronic devices.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims at collecting works focusing on the correlation of the nanocomposite preparation approach with the material final features, particularly in terms of CNM dispersion and nanofiller/polymer interaction, analyzing in detail the effect of nanofiller functionalization. In particular, it considers the role of CNMs on the nanocomposite properties, especially in terms of thermal and electrical conductivity.  

The topics cover a wide range of research fields, including nanomaterials and nanofabrication, in the forms of reviews, communications, and academic articles.

Dr. Orietta Monticelli
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Carbon nanomaterials
  • Nanocomposite electrical conductivity
  • Nanocomposite thermal conductivity
  • Nanofiller functionalization
  • Nanocomposite preparation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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