Special Issue "Carbon-Based Polymer Nanocomposites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 47155
Interests: fiber-reinforced composites; nanocomposites; carbon nanotubes; electrical properties; recycling; biopolymers; biocomposites
Interests: carbon nanotubes; biomaterials; polymer nanocomposites; surface properties; tissue enginneering; biodegradable polymers
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In recent years, carbon-based polymer nanocomposites have gathered increasing interest thanks to the high efficiency of nano-sized carbon fillers in modifying the electrical and thermal conductivity of the polymer in which they are embedded, even at a very low content. Moreover, carbon fillers can significantly affect the thermal stability and mechanical and barrier properties, with a resulting multifunctional effect that makes them particularly desirable. The outstanding scientific results that have already been obtained have driven a number of technical applications that represent remarkable industrial success stories, in many different sectors, such as automotive, aerospace, E&E, etc. Indeed, the attained characteristics allow carbon-based polymer nanocomposites to compete with metals, taking advantage of the peculiar properties of polymers, such as their low cost, easy processability, light weight, and resistance to chemical corrosion. However, there are still challenges to face with respect to achieving the best performance from carbon-based nanocomposites, which essentially include fully understanding the relationship between processing, morphology, and properties.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect several studies on the development of advanced polymer nanocomposites based on carbon-based nanofillers (such as, for instance, carbon nanotubes, graphene, etc.). The submitted studies can deal with both thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers as a matrix. Papers presenting studies on the relationship between processing, morphology, and properties, as well as those focused on the development of novel technological applications, are particularly welcome in this Special Issue.Dr. Marco Monti
Dr. Ilaria Armentano
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- Polymer nanocomposites
- Carbon nanofillers
- Electrical properties
- Thermal conductivity
- Multifunctional materials
- Thermal management