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Call for papers: Sustainable Polymer Composites: Functionality and Applications

Edited by Fengwei (David) Xie

Due to the alarming environmental issues and our heavy reliance on finite resources, sustainability has been widely recognised as one of the most important goals of our research and technology development. Given this, sustainable materials, which are based on renewable resources and/or degradable under certain conditions into harmless substances, have attracted extensive interest. In particular, the smart design of sustainable polymer composites could endow such materials with appealing functionality, making them have enormous potential for many applications such as in packaging, construction, health, environmental and agricultural areas.

Call for papers: Smart polymer nanocomposites for energy conversion and storage

Edited by Chaoying Wan

Smart polymer nanocomposites refer to those materials that can respond to external stimuli (such as mechanical force, light, chemical, electrical or thermal energy) and perform multiple functions, such as mechano-chemical, thermo-electrical, shape-changing or self-healing. These smart materials have found important applications for energy conversion and storage. This collection focuses on the latest development and discovery of the structure and properties of smart polymer-based nanocomposites, the fabrication technologies and the applications in actuators, sensors, batteries or energy generators. Original research articles or review articles are welcome.

Call for Papers: Functional polymer composite materials for additive layer manufacturing

Edited by Francesca Nanni, Jean-Francois Gerard and Brigitte Voit

In the frame of the current industrial revolution, the role of functional materials processed by additive layer manufacturing (ALM) is essential, aiming to the realization of smart products. Polymers and their composites are the best candidates to realize functional materials due to their intrinsic versatility and processability via ALM to obtain components with innovative designs. This focuses on recent progress in functional polymeric materials ALM-related research. 

Functional Composite Materials is accepting submissions and will publish its first articles soon.

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Aims and scope

Being both strong and lightweight, composite materials have already found wide-ranging uses in structural and engineering contexts. Through advancements in materials science and engineering the potential for further applications of composite materials can be achieved by introducing functionality. Functional Composite Materials focuses on this exciting new generation of materials. Sitting at the intersection of physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, we welcome contributions on all types of composite materials — the only caveat is that composite functionality must be clearly demonstrated.


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