Special Issue "Carbon-Based Polymer Nanocomposites for High-Performance Applications"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2019)
Prof. Dr. Ana María Díez-Pascual
Carbon-based nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene and its derivatives, nanodiamond, fullerenes, and other nano-sized carbon allotropes have recently attracted a lot of attention among the scientific community due to their enormous potential for a wide number of applications arising from their large specific surface area, high electrical and thermal conductivity, and good mechanical properties. The combination of carbon nanomaterials with polymers leads to new nanocomposites with improved structural and functional properties due to synergistic effects. In particular, the properties of carbon-based polymer nanocomposites can be easily tuned by carefully controlling the carbon nanomaterial synthesis route and additionally the versatile synergistic interactions amongst the nanomaterials and polymers.
This Special Issue aims to offer a forum for the publication of original research/review articles regarding carbon nanomaterial-reinforced polymeric composites. It includes all types of polymeric matrices (i.e., thermoplastics, epoxies, conducting polymers, bio-polymers, etc.) and covers all branches and aspects of new processing techniques, testing methods, and standards, along with their applications. Novel surface modifications of carbon nanomaterials to develop nanocomposites are welcome, as well as the investigation of the advanced, physicochemical properties of the nanocomposites (as compared with conventional materials). Authors are encouraged to submit their original works stressing the applications of the nanocomposites in a variety of fields, such as in electronics, energy storage, automobiles, aerospace engineering, biomedicine, and so forth.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Novel techniques for the development of carbon-based polymer nanocomposites;
- The morphological characterization of carbon-based polymer nanocomposites;
- The mechanical and tribological properties of carbon nanomaterial/polymer composites;
- Thermal studies on carbon nanomaterial/polymer composites;
The conducting or optical properties of the nanocomposites;
- The surface modification of carbon nanomaterials for improving the interaction with functional groups of polymers and sensing studies;
- Biomedical applications of carbon based-polymer nanocomposites;
- Energy and solar cell applications of carbon nanomaterial/polymer composites.
Prof. Dr. Ana María Díez-Pascual
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Carbon nanotubes
- Mechanical properties
- Optical properties
- Thermal properties
- Biomedical applications
- Energy applications