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Special Issue "Nano- and Microcomposites for Electrical Engineering Applications"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2016).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
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Interests: functional polymers; ring-opening polymerizations; crosslinked polymers; biopolyesters; polymeranalogous modifications
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Special Issue in Polymers: Polymers: Design, Function and Application
Dear Colleagues,Polymers aims to compile the current trends and research directions within the preparation, characterization and application of polymer-based composite materials in electrical engineering applications. This type of material has evolved to become one of the most thoroughly investigated materials these days, stimulated by the demand for resource-efficient assembly of generators, transformers, communication devices, etc. Novel composites are to be used as insulating materials with high thermal conductivity and excellent temperature stability, through which premature ageing and degradation of devices shall be avoided or at least reduced.
Aiming at a comprehensive representation of research activities in the field, contributions that describe one or multiple steps of the material research and development are invited to this Special Issue. Material research and development comprises the molecular structure of polymers, adequate processing technologies and the inner material structure, as well as material properties and the functionality of composites. Hence, potential topics for this Special Issue comprise the synthesis of functionalized polymers and/or the surface modification of particles in order to enhance compatibility, the processing of the materials, and the physico-chemical characterization of composite materials, with a special focus on thermal conductivity, ageing and electrical characterization.
Review articles, as well as original papers, will be considered for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Frank Wiesbrock
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.
- functionalized polymers
- surface functionalization of micro- and nanoparticles
- curing of composites
- composite processing
- adhesion in multilayer composites
- thermal conductivity
- electrical characterization of composite materials
- stability/reliability of devices and ageing phenomena