Special Issue "Applications of Graphene and Fullerene Nanocomposites"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2019)
A significant rise in the number of innovative applications and devices related to advanced carbon-polymer composites (micro, nano and hybrids) is currently being experienced. Fullerenes are the novel forms of super carbonaceous materials consisting of hollow molecular cages, balls or tubes of strongly bonded carbon atoms. Over the past two decades, they are subject of significant and impactful research for their utilization in an increasing number of applications like petrochemical, energy, biomedical, automotive, aerospace, defence, sporting goods and infrastructure development. In particular, carbon nanotubes and graphene are being intensively explored as they impart unique combinations of superlative chemical, physical and mechanical properties, when mixed with thermoplastic and thermoset polymers and their composites (i.e. multi-scale hybrids). Such composites have already proven their extraordinary characteristics both for structural, as well as functional applications.
This Special Issue will focus on the preparation, development and application of various fullerene-filled polymers. The open access issue intends to cover the radical step-change in the capabilities and application of carbon-polymer composites (micro, nano and hybrids), brought about by advances in fullerenes and the related hybridization/ composite processing technologies. Original articles and reviews are welcome. However, research articles, which include practical experimental results and critical theory, are particularly encouraged, as are papers, which set fullerene-filled polymers in the wider context of, for example, society, economics, energy and environment.
Prof. Dr. Fawad Inam
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- Carbon nanotubes-polymer composites
- Fullerene-polymer composites
- Graphene-polymer composites
- Mechanical properties
- Smart materials and devices
- Functional materials
- Electrical properties
- Engineering applications
- Biomedical applications