Special Issue "Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Carbon Nanomaterials/Polymer Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2021.
Interests: nanocomposites; mechanical properties of composites; electrical properties of composites; interfacial effects in composites; composite fabrication
For almost 30 years now, graphene and carbon nanotubes (CNT) have attracted great attention in the polymer composites field, due to their high strength and stiffness, extraordinary electrical and thermal conductivities, large surface area enabling the efficient transfer of the aforementioned properties to the composite, and low density. The combination of these superb properties in a lightweight polymer may lead to multi-functional materials that are applicable in many industries, from transportation to recreation and even electrical appliances and communication-related applications. The technological advances in the last three decades now allow for mass production, and nanocarbon-based materials are finally emerging into the market.
However, research in this field is not yet finished. With new fabrication methods such as additive manufacturing, and new approaches to old but persisting problems such as dispersion, alignment, and scalability, the full potential of nanocarbon polymer composites is yet to be realized.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the most recent advances in the mechanical and electrical properties of carbon nanomaterials/polymer composites, concerning not only the fabrication and characterization responsible for these properties, but also reports of their applications in functional and smart working devices, in both traditional and emerging fields.
Dr. Noa Lachman-Senesh
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- CNT nanocomposites
- mechanical properties
- electrical properties
- polymer nanocomposites