Special Issue "Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Interests: coatings; solar energy materials; automotive; medical; additive manufacturing; circular economy; reuse and recycle; rheological, thermal and transport properties of innovative polymeric materials; polymer based nano-composites; largely employed in industrial
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The combination of two different materials, is a simple route for combining attractive features from different materials in order to enhance the deficient characteristics of a particular material. Many common examples of composite materials can be found in the world around us. Wood and bone are examples of natural composites. Recent and successful examples of improved properties that can be achieved using these procedures are offered by adding to a polymeric phase of organic and inorganic filler, for instance, hyperbranched polymers and inorganic nanofillers.
In particular, polymer composites reinforced with inorganic fillers of dimensions in the nanometer scale, known as nanocomposites, have attracted a great deal of interest from researchers, due to unexpected synergistic properties derived from the two components. The most-studied polymer nanocomposites (PN) are composed of thermoplastic or thermosetting matrices, organically-modified montmorillonite (OMMT), and modified boehmite or carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The present Special Issue will be focused on the “Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites”. Papers referring to the thermal, physical and mechanical characterization of polymer nanocomposites are welcome. Theoretical analyses with model predictions of experimental data are also welcome.
Dr. Carola Esposito Corcione
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- thermal analysis
- DTA, rheology, kinetic, mechanical properties