Special Issue "Superwetting Polymeric Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019.
Prof. Chif-Feng Wang
We would like to invite you to submit your work to a Special Issue on "Preparations and Applications of Superwetting Polymeric Composites ". The performance of a polymer material is often dictated by its surface properties, such as its wettability. The wettability of a surface is determined by a combination of its chemical properties and topographical microstructures. Over the past 15 years, bioinspired polymeric composites possessing superwetting properties (superhydrophobicity, superhydrophilicity, superoleophobicity, and superoleophilicity) have attracted a large amount of commercial and academic attention due to their wide range of applications, such as waterproofing, anti-fogging, antifouling, anti-icing, fluidic drag reduction, anti-corrosion, oil/water separation, and functional textiles. Although superwetting polymeric composites are already used in a variety of products today, there is still a need to development new materials to improve their performance and enhance applications.
In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Superhydrophobic polymeric composites.
- Superamphiphobic polymeric composites.
- Polymeric composites with anisotropic or patterned wettabilities.
- Polymeric composites with switchable wettability.
- Superhydrophilic polymeric composites.
- Slippery liquid-infused porous polymeric composites.
- Functional textiles with superwetting properties.
Prof. Chif-Feng Wang
Prof. Wei-Song Hung
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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 monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces