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Special Issue "Reinforced Polymer Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2020.
Interests: thermoplastics; ultra high molecular weight polyethylene; polysulfone; ball milling; carbon fibers; quasicrystals; mechanical properties; tribology; structure; surface modifying
This Special Issue focuses on the recent advances in reinforced polymer composites. Polymer materials are widely used in human life, medicine, industry, and so on. However, polymers have a lot of disadvantages, such as insufficient strength, stiffness, creep, and low usage temperature. That is why reinforcing fillers are widely used to improve polymer properties. The following factors should be taken into account to reach high mechanical properties when nanofillers are used: (a) Uniform distribution of the filler in the polymer matrix of a bulk sample will result in a composite physical and chemical properties uniformity over its volume; (b) filler should not agglomerate inside the polymer bulk sample because it might act as stress concentrator; and (c) interaction between fillers and polymer matrix should result in a composite supramolecular structure improvement. Strong interfacial interaction between polymer matrix and filler surface can improve load transfer from matrix to reinforcing filler.
This Special Issue covers all the fields related to the reinforced polymer composites, but special attention will be given to the following aspects:
- Effect of polymer-filler interfaces interaction on the composite properties;
- Carbon fillers for polymers, including fibers, nanotubes, graphene, etc.;
- Solid-state technique for polymer composite formation, such as ball-milling, extrusion, molding, etc.;
- Polymer composites by additive manufacturing;
- Using of recycling materials in polymer composites.
Authors are welcome to submit their latest research in the form of original full articles, communications, or reviews on this topic.
Prof. Dr. Victor Tcherdyntsev
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 1800 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.
- additive manufacturing