Special Issue "Processing of Thermoplastic-Matrix Polymer Nanocomposites"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2019).
Interests: polymer processing and micro-processing (monitoring, optimization, technology, biodegradable materials); compounding (preparation of composites and nano-composites, polymer blending and modification); additive manufacturing; polymer characterization (rheology and morphology)
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It is my pleasure and privilege to invite you to submit a manuscript to this upcoming Special Issue of Nanomaterials on “Processing of Thermoplastic-Matrix Polymer Nanocomposites”.
The availability of nanoparticles with outstanding properties (e.g., nanoclays, carbon nanotubes, graphene derivatives, nanocellulose, metals, etc.) opened the possibility of creating polymer-based materials with performance and functionalities that are suitable for advanced engineering applications. However, it is generally recognized that taking advantage of the full potential of these materials requires full control of the dispersion and orientation of the nanoparticles in the polymer matrix. In practice, the development of appropriate manufacture and processing techniques for polymer nanocomposites at scales relevant to industrial production continue to hamper the wider practical application of these materials. Therefore, contributions to this Special Issue should investigate dispersion and agglomeration mechanisms, filler-matrix interactions, rheology-processing-morphology relationships, or innovative processing technologies.
Prof. José António Covas
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- polymer nanocomposites
- melt mixing
- carbon nanotubes