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Special Issue "Polymeric Self-Healing Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2020.
Interests: physico-chemical properties, structure, morphology and durability of macromolecular systems; design and development of smart and/or nanostructured materials; synthesis of self-healing microcapsules; multifunctional carbon-based hybrid materials for aircraft lightning strike protection; thermosetting composites with self-restoration function capable at very low temperatures; conductive and flame retardant nanofilled aeronautic composites; FTIR spectroscopy; morphological analysis by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Tunneling Atomic Force Microscopy (TUNA) techniques.
Interests: process–properties relashionships; morphology and properties of polymeric materials; polymer processing; injection and compression moulding; nanofunctionalized polymer materials for barrier and electrical applications; polymer (bio/photo)-degradation; bionanocomposites materials; thermomechanical properties; biodegradable materials; high performances composite materials; materials for sensing; materials for drug delivery; self-healing materials
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A self-healing material has the ability to restore lost or degraded performance using resources inherently available in the material itself. Ideally, this ability should be fast and be able to occur for an infinite number of cycles without any external stimuli. Unfortunately, persistent irreversible mechanisms, low chemical stability, and weak mechanical performance mean that the present systems are far from having these capabilities.
Polymers are the materials most broadly used in daily life. They have several advantages, such as inexpensive cost, good processability, and low density. The incorporation of self-healing mechanisms in polymeric materials promises to further expand their use by extending the lifetime of structural and functional polymer-based systems. This Special Issue aims to represent the state of the art and provide systematic information on self-healing mechanisms, characterization techniques, and structure–property relationships. We hope to provide the community with new ideas and perspectives, as we are firmly convinced that these bioinspired materials can be applied in most modern engineering applications.
Dr. Marialuigia Raimondo
Dr. Andrea Sorrentino
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.
- self-healing materials
- bioinspired materials
- healing mechanisms
- supramolecular self-healing
- capsule-based self-healing materials
- intrinsic self-healing materials
- vascular self-healing materials
- characterization techniques of healing performance
- self-healable fiber-reinforced resins for aerospace applications
- self-healing conductive epoxy systems
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
- Facile Strategy toward the Development of a Self-Healing Coating by Electrospray Method
Mohammad Sadegh Koochaki, et al.
- Dual-Layer Approach toward Self-Healing and Self-Cleaning Polyurethane Thermosets
Muhammad Rabnawaz, et al.
- Heat Driven Self-Healing Isocyanate-based Crosslinked Three-arm Star-shaped Polyglycolide Based on Dynamic Transesterification
Qi Fu, et al.