Journal of Nanomaterials

Polymer Nanocomposite Processing, Characterization, and Applications 2012


Publishing date
21 Sep 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 May 2012

Lead Editor

1Lubrizol Advanced Materials, USA

2University of Akron, USA

3National Centre for Nano Structured Materials, South Africa

4Queens University, UK


Polymer Nanocomposite Processing, Characterization, and Applications 2012

Description

Nanoparticles, such as carbon nanotubes, nanoclays, and graphenes are widely used in the polymer nanocomposites to alter the chemical, mechanical, electrical, optical, and thermal properties. However, a number of critical issues need to be addressed before the full potential of polymer nanocomposites can actually be realized. The improvements in mechanical, thermal, electrical, and rheological properties of polymers by addition of nanoparticles depend upon a number of factors, such as processing technique, interfacial interaction between nanoparticles and host polymers, and state of nanoparticle dispersion. 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. The relationships between the structural distributions and the ultimate properties of the polymer nanocomposites also need to be elucidated. There is a need for better 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 with ability to predict the mechanical properties of the polymer nanocomposites as functions of relevant factors including nanoparticle orientation, the type of functional groups, and the molecular weight of polymer chain.

For the third time, a special issue of the Journal of Nanomaterials will be devoted to emerging polymer nanocomposite processing techniques. This note is a call for new contributions in the field of characterization and applications of multifunctional nanocomposites. The details about the published special issues can be found at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/polymer.nanocomposite/. 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:

  • Rheological and thermal characterization of nanocomposites
  • Processing-induced orientation of nanoparticles
  • Generation of nanofibers using extrusion and electrospinning of nanocomposites
  • Solution and melt processing of polymer nanocomposites
  • 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 2012
  • - Article ID 986454
  • - Research Article

Fabrication and Application of Iron(III)-Oxide Nanoparticle/Polydimethylsiloxane Composite Cone in Microfluidic Channels

Cheng-Chun Huang | Ming-Dao Wu | ... | Wen-Pin Shih
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 924849
  • - Editorial

Polymer Nanocomposite Processing, Characterization, and Applications 2012

Gaurav Mago | Sadhan C. Jana | ... | Tony McNally
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 249094
  • - Research Article

Analysis of Gas Permeability Characteristics of Poly(Lactic Acid)/Poly(Butylene Succinate) Nanocomposites

Amita Bhatia | Rahul K. Gupta | ... | Hyoung Jin Choi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 512409
  • - Research Article

Layer-by-Layer Nanoassembly of Copper Indium Gallium Selenium Nanoparticle Films for Solar Cell Applications

A. Hemati | S. Shrestha | ... | K. Varahramyan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 853416
  • - Research Article

Gold/Chitosan Nanocomposites with Specific Near Infrared Absorption for Photothermal Therapy Applications

Guandong Zhang | Xinghua Sun | ... | Andre M. Gobin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 487948
  • - Research Article

Influence of Laurolactam Content on the Clay Intercalation of Polyamide 6,12/Clay Nanocomposites Synthesized by Open Ring Anionic Polymerization

E. N. Cabrera Álvarez | L. F. Ramos de Valle | ... | R. E. Díaz De León
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 642080
  • - Research Article

Electrically Conductive Compounds of Polycarbonate, Liquid Crystalline Polymer, and Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes

Penwisa Pisitsak | Rathanawan Magaraphan | Sadhan C. Jana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 690301
  • - Research Article

Direct-Write Drawing of Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composite Microfibers

Scott M. Berry | Santosh Pabba | ... | Robert S. Keynton
Journal of Nanomaterials
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