Special Issue "Polymer Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 18 May 2021.
Interests: nanomaterial synthesis; nanocomposite fabrication; polymer composites; carbon nanotube films; ITO films; porosity effects; impedance and dielectric spectroscopy; small angle scattering; optical properties
Polymer composites have been at the forefront of science and technology in the last couple of decades because of advances in the synthesis and control of nanomaterial characteristics used as reinforcing or electroactive fillers. In this Special Issue, we aim to focus on the fabrication methods used to make the nanocomposites and their effect on the resultant properties. We are especially interested in research articles that focus on using the same starting materials so that a comparison between methods can be made and the effect of specific nanomaterials can be highlighted. We are also interested in articles that evaluate the effect of changing the structure of the matrix polymer and its effect on the composite properties while keeping the filler characteristics constant. Articles focused on demonstrating the sensitivity and accuracy of characterization methods and their analysis are desired, as are computer simulation methods that shed light on the trends seen in the properties of the nanocomposites. Finally, investigations that demonstrate the advantages of using a particular processing method to generate the desired properties for a specific application will also be welcome.
Prof. Dr. Rosario Gerhardt
Manuscript Submission Information
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- polymer matrix
- nanomaterial filler
- composite processing methods
- mixing methods
- consolidation methods
- chemical structure
- electrical properties
- optical properties
- magnetic properties
- mechanical properties
- thermal properties