Journal of Nanomaterials

Polymer Matrix Nanocomposites and Nanostructured Materials


Publishing date
10 Aug 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
10 Feb 2012

1Center for Technological Sciences, State University of Santa Catarina, Joinville, SC, Brazil

2Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

3Institut für Kunststoffe und Verbundwerkstoffe, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg, Germany

4Materials Science & Technology, CINVESTAV-Querétaro, Libramiento Norponiente 2000, 76230 Querétaro, Mexico


Polymer Matrix Nanocomposites and Nanostructured Materials

Description

The overall aim of this special issue is to bring fundamental and applied science and engineering to polymer matrix nanocomposites and nanostructured materials. While different nanostructured materials, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, layered silicates, and oxides, have been gaining importance in commercial applications, the full potential of many nanoscale fillers has yet to be reached. Although several studies have shown the successful application of some nanofillers on a lab scale, in some cases the transfer to industrial applications remains complex and is often hampered due to processing difficulties and a lack of fundamental knowledge about filler-filler and polymer-filler interactions as well as their effects on a variety of macroscopic properties.

We welcome high-quality articles that encompass different aspects of nanostructured materials and their use as fillers in polymer matrix composites. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent advances in the characterization of nanofiller-polymer interfaces
  • Influence of block copolymers and surfactants on the dispersion of nanotubes and graphenes in polymeric matrices, specially thermosets
  • Synthesis, processing, and functionalization of nanostructured materials
  • ATRP, RAFT, and other controlled polymerization for the development of polymer nanocomposites with tailored properties
  • Cooperative polymer chain rearrangement in nanocomposites and their relation to macroscopic properties
  • Role of nanofillers addition on polymer crystallinity
  • Tribology of polymer matrix nanocomposites
  • Toughening, mechanical reinforcement, and ageing of polymer matrix nanocomposites
  • Nanomechanical properties of nanocomposites and nanostructured materials (nanoidentation): modelling and experimental results
  • Dielectric behavior’s far and near interfaces of nanoparticles and polymers
  • Modelling and simulation applied to polymer matrix nanocomposites and nanostructured materials
  • Metal/polymer nanocomposites

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 962815
  • - Editorial

Polymer Matrix Nanocomposites and Nanostructured Materials

Luiz Antonio Ferreira Coelho | Sergio Henrique Pezzin | ... | Alejandro Manzano Ramirez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 925750
  • - Research Article

Molecular Dynamics Analysis of PVA-AgnP Composites by Dielectric Spectroscopy

J. Betzabe González-Campos | Evgen Prokhorov | ... | Rosa E. del Río
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 894539
  • - Research Article

Synthesis and Control of the Shell Thickness of Polyaniline and Polypyrrole Half Hollow Spheres Using the Polystyrene Cores

Su-Ryeon Yun | Gyeong-Ok Kim | ... | Kwang-Sun Ryu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 319398
  • - Research Article

Optical Properties of Polystyrene-ZnO Nanocomposite Scattering Layer to Improve Light Extraction in Organic Light-Emitting Diode

G. Nenna | A. De Girolamo Del Mauro | ... | C. Minarini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 793679
  • - Research Article

Investigation on the Optical and Surface Morphology of Conjugated Polymer MEH-PPV:ZnO Nanocomposite Thin Films

Nurul Zayana Yahya | Mohamad Rusop
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 532080
  • - Research Article

Comparative Characterization of Multiscale Carbon Fiber Composite with Long and Short MWCNTs at Higher Weight Fractions

Michael Zimmer | Qunfeng Cheng | ... | Chuck Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 749732
  • - Research Article

Star Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Tethered to Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) Nanoparticles by a Combination of ATRP and Click Chemistry

Shiao-Wei Kuo | Jing-Long Hong | ... | Feng-Chih Chang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 975106
  • - Research Article

Preparation of Silver Nanostructures from Bicontinuous Microemulsions

M. A. Pedroza-Toscano | M. Rabelero-Velasco | ... | J. E. Puig
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 283031
  • - Research Article

Microstructure and Crystallization Kinetics of Polyurethane Thermoplastics Containing Trisilanol Isobutyl POSS

Vinicius Pistor | Daniela de Conto | ... | Ademir José Zattera
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 810623
  • - Research Article

Influence of Compatibilizer and Processing Conditions on Morphology, Mechanical Properties, and Deformation Mechanism of PP/Clay Nanocomposite

B. Akbari | R. Bagheri
Journal of Nanomaterials
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