Special Issue "Polymer Nanocomposites"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: nanocomposites; mechanical milling; bio-based materials
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Over the last two decades, nanoscience and nanotechnologies have been creating new opportunities for producing materials with surprisingly unusual properties. The possibility of manipulating materials, on an atomic or molecular level, allows the possibility of obtaining structures that possess unique characteristics and completely new functionalities. The use of nanoparticles to produce polymer nanocomposites, with desired structures and functionalities, has recently also attracted significant research interests. They can be used, not only as for structural purposes, but also as functional nano-structures in many fields, such as microelectronics, packaging, drug delivery, flame retardant materials, and environmental issues. A number of interesting nanoparticles, such as clays (lamellar or tubular), silica, carbon nanotubes, siloxanes, and, more recently, graphenes, have emerged as peculiar nanofillers for enhancing the performance of polymer matrices for a wide variety of technological applications.
The present Special Issue on “Polymer Nanocomposites” aims to publish original research, which either adds knowledge to the current understanding on polymer nanocomposites, or proposes technological innovations associated with these materials. Critical reviews are also welcome.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue.
Prof. Giuliana Gorrasi
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