Special Issue "Polymer/Ceramics Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.
Interests: Colloidal Processing, coatings, ceramics, polymer/ceramic compounds, metal/ceramic compounds, Additive Manufacturing
Interests: Colloidal processing, Particles surface modification, Coatings, Photo-electroactive materials, Cellulose nanofibers, Bioengineering
The incorporation of inorganic phases in continuous polymeric matrices is considered a key technology for the future. Composite materials show differential characteristics, since dispersed phases improve properties of the polymeric matrix and/or provide it with new functionalities, while the continuous phase provides versatility and support to inorganic materials. Some examples are improvement of mechanical properties of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers, bactericidal compounds that incorporate photocatalytic nanoparticles or bioactive and biodegradable compounds with dispersed bioglasses or bioceramics.
The wide number of applications makes exploring new compositions incorporating dispersed ceramic and/or metal–ceramic phases challenging, as well providing manufacturing processes which can overpass the intrinsic property mismatch of such different materials.
This Special Issue will cover innovations in processes, compositions, and applications of new polymer/ceramic composites, profiting from polymers’ benefits in the additive manufacturing of 3D pieces and coating processes, and the increasingly widespread use of bioresources for the development of biodegradable polymeric matrices.
Prof. Dr. Begoña Ferrari
Dr. Zoilo Gonzalez
Dr. Ana Ferrandez-Montero
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- functional composites
- polymer/ceramic composites
- reinforced polymers
- biodegradable materials
- bactericidal surfaces
- catalytic composites
- electroactive composites
- colloidal processing