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  1. Self-healing materials can increase the lifetime of products and improve their sustainability. However, the detection of damage in an early stage is essential to avoid damage progression and ensure a successfu...

    Authors: Antonia Georgopoulou, Henry Korhonen, Anton W. Bosman and Frank Clemens
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2022 3:9
  2. Silica is the rubber industry’s most essential and cost-effective reinforcing filler after carbon black. The silica reinforcement mechanism with a non-polar elastomer is complicated by the presence of polar fu...

    Authors: Jeevanandham Neethirajan, Arshad Rahman Parathodika, Guo-Hua Hu and Kinsuk Naskar
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2022 3:7
  3. Styrene–butadiene–Rubber, SBR, is most often used in tread compounds in order to improve the Rolling Resistance (RR). The functionalized SBRs are used to increase the polymer–filler interaction in the compound...

    Authors: Chigusa Yamada, Atsushi Yasumoto, Tadashi Matsushita and Anke Blume
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2022 3:6
  4. The mechanical behavior of braided carbon nanotube yarns (CNTYs) on an elastomeric core to produce stretchable conductive materials were theoretically modeled and experimentally studied under tension. The elas...

    Authors: Avia J. Bar, Joey Mead, Hanna Dodiuk and Samuel Kenig
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2022 3:4
  5. The interface between polymer matrices and nanofillers is critical for efficient interaction to achieve the desired final properties. In this work, block copolymers were utilized to control the interface and a...

    Authors: Lilian Azubuike and Uttandaraman Sundararaj
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2022 3:3
  6. The exploration of a noble-metal-free and nitrogen-doped carbon (M–N/C) composite electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) remains a great challenge. The activities of the M–N/C composite electr...

    Authors: Bing Zhang, Hele Guo, Longsheng Zhang, Xu Zhang, Chao Zhang and Tianxi Liu
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2022 3:2
  7. This paper focuses on the physicochemical changes that happen in cold mix asphalts during curing, and more specifically, while and after transitioning to different simulated seasons. Several tests were carried...

    Authors: Amélie Thiriet, Vincent Gaudefroy, Emmanuel Chailleux, Jean-Michel Piau, Frédéric Delfosse and Christine Leroy
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2021 2:12
  8. Traditional laminated composites have fibres oriented only in the in-plane of the laminate due to their manufacturing process, and are therefore very susceptible to transverse cracking and delamination from ou...

    Authors: M. Rashid, J. L. Hanus, K. Chetehouna, K. Khellil, Z. Aboura and N. Gascoin
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2021 2:11
  9. Fusion assembly is a highly promising technique for joining thermoplastic composite to thermoset composites, enabling the use of both the most affordable composite material and process for each substructure. H...

    Authors: Henri Perrin, Grégory Mertz, Noha-Lys Senoussaoui, Loïc Borghini, Sébastien Klein and Régis Vaudemont
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2021 2:10
  10. Renewable and environmentally responsive materials are an energy- and resource-efficient approach in terms of civil engineering applications, e.g. as so-called smart building skins. To evaluate the influence o...

    Authors: R. Scholz, M. Langhansl, M. Hemmerich, J. Meyer, C. Zollfrank and F. Walther
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2021 2:9
  11. Additive manufacturing techniques established a new paradigm in the manufacture of composite materials providing a simple solution to build complex, custom designed shapes. In the biomedical field, 3D printing...

    Authors: Magda Silva, Isabel S. Pinho, José A. Covas, Natália M. Alves and Maria C. Paiva
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2021 2:8
  12. This study was carried out using bleached softwood Chemi-Thermo-Mechanical Pulp to evaluate the influence of Molded Pulp Products’ manufacturing process parameters on the finished products’ mechanical and hygr...

    Authors: Claire Dislaire, Yves Grohens, Bastien Seantier and Marion Muzy
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2021 2:7
  13. Conventional carbon fibre laminates are known to be moderately electrically conductive in-plane, but have a poor through-thickness conductivity. This poses a problem for functionality aspects that are of incre...

    Authors: Caroline O’Keeffe, Laura Rhian Pickard, Juan Cao, Giuliano Allegri, Ivana K. Partridge and Dmitry S. Ivanov
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2021 2:5
  14. The aim of this work is to characterize the moisture-dependent actuation behavior of bioinspired and additively manufactured hygromorphs based by following deductive and inductive design approaches. Fused Fila...

    Authors: Matthias Langhansl, Jörg Dörrstein, Peter Hornberger and Cordt Zollfrank
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2021 2:4
  15. Tungsten disulfide (WS2) nanotubes (NTs) are examined here as a filler for polylactide (PLA) for their ability to accelerate PLA crystallization and for their promising biocompatibility in relevant to biomedical ...

    Authors: Fausta Loffredo, Loredana Tammaro, Tiziana Di Luccio, Carmela Borriello, Fulvia Villani, Saverio De Vito, Karthik Ramachandran and Julia A. Kornfield
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2021 2:3
  16. Carbon-fibre reinforced composites are seeing increased deployment, especially in the aerospace industry, and the next-generation of these materials will need to meet demanding performance requirements beyond ...

    Authors: Christopher Leow, Peter B. Kreider, Christian Notthoff, Patrick Kluth, Antonio Tricoli and Paul Compston
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2021 2:1
  17. Formation of blood vessels during bone regeneration represents a major challenge for tissue engineered constructs. Poor revascularization can lead to scaffold failure and consequently, leads to non-healing fra...

    Authors: Griselda V. Nájera-Romero, Muhammad Yar and Ihtesham Ur Rehman
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2020 1:9
  18. This study examines the influence of cellulose nanocrystal (CN) particles on the morphological, thermal, and thermo-mechanical properties of polylactide (PLA)/poly [(butylene succinate)-co-adipate] (PBSA) blen...

    Authors: Mpho Phillip Motloung, Simphiwe Zungu, Vincent Ojijo, Jayita Bandyopadhyay and Suprakas Sinha Ray
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2020 1:8
  19. The aim of this study was to identify the effect of material type (matrix and reinforcement) and process parameters, on the mechanical properties of 3D Printed long-fibre reinforced polymer composites manufact...

    Authors: Francis Dantas, Kevin Couling and Gregory J. Gibbons
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2020 1:7
  20. Biodegradable films based on thermoplastic corn starch (TPS) and copper particles with antimicrobial capacity were developed. Copper nanoparticles (Cu) and silica coated copper microparticles (Si-Cu) in the ra...

    Authors: Olivia V. López, María E. Villanueva, Guillermo J. Copello and Marcelo A. Villar
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2020 1:6
  21. Permanent Rare Earth magnets are becoming more and more important in efficient motors and generators with high energy density. Among them NdFeB magnets are the most employed, with NdFeB having higher remanence...

    Authors: L. Pigliaru, M. Rinaldi, L. Ciccacci, A. Norman, T. Rohr, T. Ghidini and F. Nanni
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2020 1:4
  22. Composites of polymers and the graphene family of 2D materials continue to attract great interest due their potential to dissipate heat, thus extending the in-service life of electronic and other devices. Such...

    Authors: Valentina Guerra, Chaoying Wan and Tony McNally
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2020 1:3

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