Special Issue "Nanoenergetic Materials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: bio-based materials; nanocellulose; nanomaterials; characterization; analytical methods; kinetics; advanced materials; energetic materials
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Interests: aerospace propulsion; solid propellant; hybrid propellant; energetic materials; combustion
The advancement in the synthesis approaches and the advent of tools of characterization of materials at multiple length scales have pushed the energetic materials community to explore new era. During the past two decades, several significant achievements in research on nanoenergetic materials (nEM) have been realized, thanks to the technological novelties in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. nEM have been found to be potential sources of extremely high heat release rates and tailored burning rates, reliability, extraordinary combustion efficiency, safety, and reduced sensitivity. These materials certainly play a vital role in widespread applications. The improvement of properties and the discovery of new functionalities and methodologies are key goals that cannot be reached without a better understanding of the preparation, characterization, manufacturing, and properties that constitute the starting points of the design of specific and adequate systems. The investigation of nanoenergetic materials has demonstrated both the academic and technological importance of, and offered great research opportunities within, cross-disciplinary areas. In our opinion, the applied aspects of such nanomaterials should get proper attention now and bring an interdisciplinary effort to address the various challenging issues researchers have been confronted with in this field in relation to a number of applications.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to publish high-quality short communications, research papers covering the most recent advances, as well as comprehensive reviews addressing novel and state-of-the-art topics from active researchers in nano-energetic materials, concerning not only the synthesis, preparation, and characterization of properties but especially focusing on the current and emerging applications of such nanomaterials with outstanding performances. Potential nano-energetic materials topics include but are not limited to the following:
- The synthesis, characterization, and properties of nano-energetic materials with outstanding properties for next-generation applications;
- The modification of nano-energetic materials;
- The synthesis, characterization, and properties of nano-additives (catalysts, plasticizers, and coating agents) for energetic materials formulations;
- Nano-energetic materials application (aerospace, defense, energy storage, the microelectromechanical system, automotive, micro-actuation, micro-fluidics, welding, and other applications).
Assoc. Prof. Djalal Trache
Prof. Luigi T. Deluca
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Nanoenergetic material
- Carbon nanomaterial
- Preparation method