Journal of Nanomaterials

Polymer-Based Nano/Composites: Theory, Synthesis, Modifications, and Properties


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1University of Texas-Pan American, Texas, USA

2Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

3Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

4Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Cuernavaca, Mexico

5Monash University, Melbourne, Australia


Polymer-Based Nano/Composites: Theory, Synthesis, Modifications, and Properties

Description

The need for better materials has driven us to composites, obtained by combining two or more materials with different physical and chemical properties. The first composite (wattle and daub) was discovered about 6,000 years ago and the first polymer-based composite (bakelite) was patented in 1907. In polymer-based composites, one or more materials labelled as fillers are dispersed within a polymeric matrix (homopolymer, copolymer, block copolymer, or polymer blend). The advent of nanoscience and nanotechnology made available submicron fillers and resulted in a new class of materials named nanocomposites, where submicron fillers are dispersed within polymeric matrices. Most of the new or modified physical and chemical properties of nanocomposites are derived from quantum effects triggered by the submicron confinement, by surface related phenomena, or by new or enhanced atomic or molecular interactions.

This special issue concentrates on both theoretical and empirical aspects of polymer-based composites with emphasis on polymer-based nanocomposites, where more technological progress is expected. Innovative approaches, multidisciplinary studies, and brief reviews that are connected to polymer-based nanocomposites are also encouraged.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New paths to synthesize/obtain/disperse polymer-based (nano)composites
  • Original methods to modify the polymer-based (nano)composites or their components (e.g., via the functionalization of nanoparticles)
  • New or significantly enhanced physical and chemical properties due to the addition of fillers (including mechanical properties and adhesion, thermal stability, transport properties, and smart capabilities)
  • New techniques for the characterization of polymer-based (nano)composites
  • Advanced theoretical and computational approaches that improve our understanding of the physical and chemical properties of polymer-based (nano)composites
  • The behavior of polymer-based (nano)composites in extreme environments (space environment, nuclear plant environment, and high pressure and high temperature environments)
  • Applications of polymer-based (nano)composites
  • Health/medical and biological issues or applications of polymer-based (nano)composites

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 603907
  • - Editorial

Polymer-Based Nano/Composites: Theory, Synthesis, Modifications, and Properties

Mircea Chipara | Alan K. T. Lau | ... | Ehsan Bafekrpour
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 950943
  • - Research Article

An Ensemble Learning for Predicting Breakdown Field Strength of Polyimide Nanocomposite Films

Hai Guo | Jinghua Yin | ... | Hao Luo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 913254
  • - Research Article

Preparation and Characterization of Paclitaxel Loaded SF/PLLA-PEG-PLLA Nanoparticles via Solution-Enhanced Dispersion by Supercritical CO2

Zheng Zhao | Yi Li | Yu Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 382610
  • - Research Article

Oxygen Barrier Properties and Melt Crystallization Behavior of Poly(ethylene terephthalate)/Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites

Anna Szymczyk | Sandra Paszkiewicz | ... | Zbigniew Rosłaniec
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 480549
  • - Research Article

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis and High Strain-Rate Energy Absorption Characteristics of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Woven Fiber-Glass Composites

Kiyun Kim | P. Raju Mantena | ... | Jignesh S. Patel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 340981
  • - Research Article

Development of a Composite Electrospun Polyethylene Terephthalate-Polyglycolic Acid Material: Potential Use as a Drug-Eluting Vascular Graft

Christoph S. Nabzdyk | Maggie Chun | ... | Leena Pradhan-Nabzdyk
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 812481
  • - Research Article

Improved Electrical Conductivity of Carbon/Polyvinyl Alcohol Electrospun Nanofibers

Nader Shehata | Nabil Madi | ... | Abdullah Ashraf
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 962767
  • - Research Article

Temperature Effect on Electrical Treeing and Partial Discharge Characteristics of Silicone Rubber-Based Nanocomposites

Mohd Hafizi Ahmad | Nouruddeen Bashir | ... | Nikola Chalashkanov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 963960
  • - Research Article

Space Charge Property of Polyethylene/Silica Nanocomposites at Different Elongations

Can Wang | Youyuan Wang | ... | Ruijin Liao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 956819
  • - Research Article

Synthesis of Salt Responsive Spherical Polymer Brushes

Na Su | Houbin Li | ... | Xiongzhi Zhang
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