Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Novel Nanocomposites
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (16 August 2021) | Viewed by 17652
2. Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials, Troitsk, Moscow, Russia
Interests: atomistic simulations, superhard materials, composites, 2D layered nanostructures, 1D nanostructures
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Decreasing the size of materials to the nanometer scale always leads to the appearance of new specific properties, due to the major impact of the surface and quantum effects. In the case of mechanical properties, the downsizing often leads to the stiffening of the structure which opens perspectives to design new nanocomposite materials with unique characteristics. Nanocomposites offer an exceptionally extensive range of prospective ways of application, from electronics to biology, which allows to consider them as the XXI century materials. Physical and chemical properties of a nanocomposite are sufficiently different from those of the component materials and they are determined by the same factors as usual composites, i.e., component properties, composition, structure, and interfacial interactions. However, their impact is more sensitive due to the nanoscale size of its constituents and it is more challenging to control them. Fundamental studies of mechanical, electrical, thermal, optical, and chemical properties are required along with a thorough research for the real application.
The titled Special Issue aims to cover current experimental and/or computational studies in the field of nanocomposites. The focus of this Issue is to highlight the state of knowledge in processing, manufacturing, characterization and potential application for the new nanocomposite materials.
Prof. Dr. Pavel Sorokin
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