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Special Issue "Synthesis–Processing–Structure–Property Interrelationship of Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Interests: synthesis of multifunctional conductive and magnetic nanomaterials, polymer processing and forming, multifunctional polymer nanocomposites, gas sensors, 3D printed polymer nanocomposites
Polymers offer remarkable physical properties such as their light weight, low cost, easy processability, corrosion resistance, improved design options, etc. These properties distinguish polymers from their traditional rivals such as ceramics and metals. Nonetheless, in order to employ polymers as the next generation of advanced materials, their physical properties must be significantly improved. This can be carried out via incorporating multifunctional nanomaterials into the polymer matrices.
Despite the outstanding physical properties of different types of nanomaterials, the full exploitation of their physical properties toward the development of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites is still a challenge, due to their synthesis challenges, agglomeration, poor affinity toward polymers, nanofiller-polymer processing challenges, etc. This Special Issue aims to address partial or full coverage of the diamond of Synthesis–Processing–Structure–Property toward the development of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites containing various types of nanomaterials. Covering the diamond will generate a platform to achieve a better understanding of the physical properties of polymer nanocomposites and their relationship with nanofiller synthesis, nanofiller structure, nanofiller–polymer processing, and nanocomposite morphology.
In this regard, this Special Issue aims to create an interdisciplinary forum of discussion on applications and advancements in the area of the development of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites holding various types of nanomaterials. This Issue accepts high-quality research articles as well as review articles that will illustrate and stimulate the continuing effort to understand the area of multifunctional nanomaterial/polymer nanocomposites.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Design and Engineering of Various Types of Multifunctional Nanomaterials
- Surface modification and functionalization;
- Characterization of physical and structural properties.
- Fabrication of Nanocomposites
- Melt mixing and solution mixing;
- Injection molding;
- Compression molding;
- 3D Printing.
- Structure of Nanocomposites
- Characterization (microscopy, spectroscopy, etc.);
- Hybrid nanocomposites and blends;
- Nanofiller localization.
- Properties of Nanocomposites
- Electrical conductivity;
- Electromagnetic interference shielding;
- Piezoresistive and piezoelectric;
Dr. Mohammad Arjmand
Dr. Amir Ameli
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Multifunctional nanomaterials
- Polymer processing
- Polymer nanocomposites
- Electrical conductivity
- Electromagnetic interference shielding
- Mechanical properties
- Thermal properties
- Dielectric properties
- Tribological properties