Special Issue "Soft Materials and Systems"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018).
Interests: smart soft materials; flexible electronics; soft robots; soft metamaterials; 2D materials
Interests: soft robotics; bio-inspired soft microsystems; stretchable electronics; microfluidics; biomedical devices; non-conventional manufacturing technologies
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This Special Issue is jointly supported by “The 3rd International Symposium of Flexible and Stretchable Electronics 2017” held in Wuhan, China, on June 29–30, 2017. Soft materials like gels, elastomers, biological tissues, colloids, and liquid metals give large deformation in response to external stimuli such as force, heat, light, sound, electric field, magnetic field, ions, pH, and solutions. The deformation of soft materials or systems may generate novel properties and functions. The integration of soft materials with functional elements such as quantum dots, nanowires, graphene, and other two-dimensional (2D) materials offers unprecedented opportunities to existing technologies and industries, addressing the challenges from flexible and stretchable electronics, photonics, phononics, energy, and health care.
This Special Issue invites original papers and reviews reporting on recent progress in but not limited to the flowing areas:
- Soft and nature-inspired materials with striking new properties and functions enabled by deformation
- Soft and smart devices: robots, actuators, sensors, flexible and stretchable electronics
- Mechanics of interface between soft materials and hard materials
- 2D materials and devices: synthesis and electronic and optoelectronic applications
- Processing and manufacturing
- Applications: wearable, body-attachable, or implantable electronics, health care, compliant energy sources, flexible display, smart skin
Prof. Dr. Zhigang Wu
Prof. Dr. Jeong-Yun Sun
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- soft and nature-inspired materials
- flexible and stretchable electronics
- soft robots and actuators
- flexible sensors
- large deformation mechanics
- 2D materials and devices
- processing and manufacturing
- wearable electronics
- compliant energy sources
- smart skin