Special Issue "Magnetic Polymer Composites: Design and Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).
2. A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds RAS, 119991 Moscow, Russia
Interests: statistical physics of macromolecules; computer simulations of polymers; rheology of polymer composites; magnetic polymer composites; magnetoactive elastomers; polyelectrolytes; polyelectrolyte gels; polyelectrolyte complexes; hyperbranched polymers; dendrimers
Magnetic polymer composites (MPCs), combining properties of polymers and magnetic materials, have been known for a long time and have actively been used in various applications. Nowadays, they are experiencing a renewed interest due to the appearance of a new generation of smart MPCs based on soft polymer matrices filled with magnetic nano- and/or microparticles and demonstrating a wide range of responsive properties in applied magnetic fields, the most studied of which are magnetorheological, magnetodeformational, and magnetodielectric features.
This Special Issue is intended to highlight recent advances concerning all aspects of MPC responsive properties based on magnetomechanical coupling, progress in the modelling and simulation of material behaviour at various scale levels, as well as possible novel applications. It is particularly focused on MPC compositions, e.g., (i) new architectures of polymer matrices, (ii) effects of magnetic particles’ shape, and (iii) specifically designed magnetic filler arrangements to pave the way towards the development of magneto–polymer materials that exhibit novel architectures and functions. In addition to magnetoactive elastomers including smart membranes, thin films, and coatings, this Special Issue may also address magnetic foams and magnetic fluids based on polymeric dispersion media, as well as magnetic gels that are promising for medical applications. Both original contributions and reviews are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Elena Kramarenko
- Magnetoactive elastomers
- Magnetorheological elastomers
- Magnetic fluids
- Magnetic foams
- Magnetic gels
- Magnetic particles
- Magnetorheological effect
- Magnetodielectric effect
- Shape memory
- Magnetomechanical coupling