Special Issue "Piezoelectric Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2016).
Interests: multi-physics modeling; piezoelectric materials; composites; dielectric elastomers; finite element analysis; micromechanics; nanomechanics
Interests: smart materials and structures; micro and nanomechanics
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Piezoelectric materials are smart materials that exhibit unique electromechanical coupling, which enables engineering designs to have more innovative features and functions. Piezoelectric nanomaterials have recently received growing interest with the miniaturization of electromechanical devices down to submicro- or nano-scales. These novel materials are particularly attractive for applications in energy harvesting, sensing, actuating, and among others. To achieve the optimal performance of these materials in their potential applications, it is essential to fully understand the underlying physics and mechanisms governing their size-dependent electromechanical coupling, which is believed to attribute to both surface effects and flexoelectricity.
This Special Issue will focus on recent advancements in the modeling and simulation of piezoelectric nanomaterials. We invite submissions of original research articles or comprehensive reviews on, but not limited to, continuum mechanics, finite element and atomistic modeling and simulation on the mechanical and physical properties of piezoelectric nanomaterials and their applications.
Prof. Dr. Liying Jiang
Prof. Dr. Zhi Yan
Prof. Dr. Rusen Yang
Prof. Dr. Yong Qin
Manuscript Submission Information
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- piezoelectric nanomaterials
- electromechanical coupling
- size-dependent properties
- surface effects