Special Issue "Smart Materials, Sensors, and Coatings Technology"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Brahim Aïssa
Guest Editor
National institute of Scientific Research, Energy, Materials and Telecommunications , University of Quebec, 1650, Lionel Boulet boulevard, J3X1S2, Quebec, Canada
Interests: 2D nanomaterials; metal oxides; materials science; Applied physics; energy applications; organic photovoltaics; perovskite solar cells, SI solar Cells, Self healing materials, nanocomposites.
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

This Special Issue in the Nanomaterials journal aimed at exploring the creation and utilization of novel forms of materials and coatings from a multidisciplinary point of view. It seeks to be a leading issue in the area of smart materials, sensing, and coating technologies, publishing the most important results from different regions of the world. The results may be as disparate as the development of new materials and/or composite coatings, derived using theoretical predictions to complex structural systems, which generate new capabilities by incorporating enabling new smart material transducers. These systems are examined from the nanoscale to macroscopic levels.

  • Nanomaterials for sensing applications
  • Nanomaterials for space applications
  • Optical fiber sensing application
  • Smartmaterials and structures (applications of smart materials in structural engineering)
  • The science of smartmaterials
  • Graphene- and carbon-nanotube-based smartmaterials
  • Switchable materialsfor smart windows (electrochromic materials, photochromic, IR filters, etc.)
  • Nanomaterials in anticorrosion coatings technology
  • Nanomaterials in self-healing materials and structural health monitoring
  • Concepts for smartnanocomposite materials

Prof. Dr. Brahim Aïssa
Guest Editor

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. Nanomaterials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • smart materials
  • nanomaterials
  • advanced composites
  • insulation materials
  • high-temperature materials
  • tribological materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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