Journal of Nanomaterials

Polymer Nanocomposite Processing, Characterization, and Applications 2011


Publishing date
15 Dec 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jun 2011

Lead Editor

1Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc., Avon Lake, OH, USA

2Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5991, USA

3Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-0020, USA


Polymer Nanocomposite Processing, Characterization, and Applications 2011

Description

Polymers reinforced with nanoparticles, such as carbon nanotubes, are of great interest due to their remarkable mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties as well as optical, electronic, and magnetic applications. In the general research area of polymer nanocomposites, a number of critical issues need to be addressed before the full potential of polymer nanocomposites can actually be realized. While a number of advances have recently been made in the area of polymer nanocomposites, the studies on understanding of the effects of processing parameters on the structure, morphology, and functional properties of polymer nanocomposites are deficient. There is a need for characterization techniques to quantify the concentration and distributions of nanoparticles as well as to assess the strength at the interface between the polymer and nanoparticles. Also, there is a need for the development of better models able to predict the mechanical properties of the polymer nanocomposites as functions of myriad factors including nanoparticle orientation, the type of functional groups, and the molecular weight of polymer chain. The relationships between the structural distributions and the ultimate properties of the polymer nanocomposites also need to be elucidated.

For the second time, a special issue of the Journal of Nanomaterials will be devoted to emerging polymer nanocomposite processing techniques and call for new contributions in the field of characterization and applications of multifunctional nanocomposites. This special issue intends to cover the entire range of basic and applied materials research focusing on rheological characterization, nanoparticle dispersion, and functional properties of polymer nanocomposites for sensors, actuators, and other applications. Fundamental understanding of the effects of processing and nanoparticles on the polymer structure and morphology, their optical, electrical, and mechanical properties as well as novel functions and applications of nanocomposite materials will be the highlights of this special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Solution and melt processing of polymer nanocomposites
  • Rheological and thermal characterization of nanocomposites
  • Generation of nanofibers using extrusion and electrospinning of nanocomposites
  • Processing-induced orientation of nanoparticles
  • Quantification of nanoparticle dispersion
  • Effect of nanoparticle addition on polymerization
  • Nanoparticle functionalization and characterization of properties at polymer-nanoparticle interface
  • Novel applications of 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 2011
  • - Article ID 917474
  • - Editorial

Polymer Nanocomposite Processing, Characterization and Applications 2011

Gaurav Mago | Dilhan M. Kalyon | Sadhan C. Jana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 814903
  • - Research Article

Preparation, Characterization, and Properties of Polyurethane-Grafted Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes and Derived Polyurethane Nanocomposites

Tzong-Liu Wang | Chin-Chung Yu | ... | Na-Fu Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 406087
  • - Research Article

A Comparative Study of Dispersion Techniques for Nanocomposite Made with Nanoclays and an Unsaturated Polyester Resin

Farida Bensadoun | Nadir Kchit | ... | Edu Ruiz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 979458
  • - Research Article

Thermal Behavior with Mechanical Property of Fluorinated Silane Functionalized Superhydrophobic Pullulan/Poly(vinyl alcohol) Blends by Electrospinning Method

Mohammad Rezaul Karim | Md. Shahidul Islam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 694879
  • - Research Article

New Resistive Switching and Self-Regulating Heating in Foliated Graphite/Nickel Polyvinyl Chloride Nanocomposites

Omar A. Al-Hartomy | Falleh Al-Salamy | ... | Farid El-Tantawy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 928659
  • - Research Article

Influence of Silanization Treatment on Thermomechanical Properties of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes: Poly(methylmethacrylate) Nanocomposites

Carlos Velasco-Santos | Ana Laura Martinez-Hernandez | ... | Victor M. Castaño
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 265720
  • - Research Article

Nanofibrous Resonant Membrane for Acoustic Applications

K. Kalinová
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 729085
  • - Research Article

Electrical Properties of Zn-Phthalocyanine and Poly (3-hexylthiophene) Doped Nematic Liquid Crystal

Y. Karakuş | M. Okutan | ... | A. Demir
Journal of Nanomaterials
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