Special Issue "Thermosets II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: epoxy thermosets; click-crosslinkable materials; dual curing; curing mechanisms; structural characterization; spectroscopy; synthesis of monomers; ring-opening polymerization; hyperbranched polymers; star polymers; mechanical characterization; thermal characterization
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Special Issue in Materials: Advances in Thermoset Materials
Special Issue in Polymers: State-of-the-Art Polymer Science and Technology in Spain (2020,2021)
Interests: thermosets; click crosslinkable materials; dual curing; kinetics; curing mechanisms; structural characterization; ring-opening polymerization; hyperbranched polymers; star polymers; mechanical and thermal characterization; structure property relationship; thermal analysis
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Thermoset materials are usually highly crosslinked polymers, produced after a curing process. At present, they have wide technological applications in conventional and advanced materials. They are used in applications such as adhesives, matrices for fiber-reinforced composites, surface coatings, caulks, insulating materials, and electronic encapsulation, among others. Moreover, cutting-edge research in the field is focused on the development of new thermosetting materials for novel applications, such as 3D printing, smart materials and actuators, encapsulation, etc.
The main reason for the widespread use of thermosets is their combination of high strength and stiffness, high resistance to creep, excellent corrosion resistance, and appropriate electrical properties. However, owing to their high crosslink density, thermosets have not only a low impact resistance, but also a high inability to be reprocessed or repaired. A great effort is now focused on the preparation of self-healing or vitrimeric materials. These can be repaired or reprocessed after suffering damage or when their service-life is over.
This Special Issue is the second part of other previous issue, “Thermosets”, which aimed to present new insights into the improvement of all types of thermosets, specially designed to fulfill the requirements for advanced technologies. The goal of this second Special Issue remains the same, but we are now focusing on how the structure and characteristics affect the final thermoset properties and their processing. The issue covers aspects such as morphology, structure, properties, novel and bio-based thermosets, and their nanocomposites and applications. Traditional and new chemical processes will contribute to the preparation of such materials and in new processing technologies, such as dual curing. These allow to obtain stable intermediate materials after the first curing step that can be processed before triggering the second curing step that allows the final material performance to be achieved. This issue covers specially designed chemical structures, which will confer interesting characteristics to the thermosets described.
We cordially invite experts in the field of thermosetting materials to submit papers to this Special Issue. This Special Issue will also include selected papers from Baekeland 2019.
Prof. Angels Serra
Prof. Xavier Ramis
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- Dual curing
- Smart materials
- High performance