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Functional Elastomers and their Composites

Call for papers

Elastomers or rubbers are a special class of polymeric materials, which are characterized by large strain, low modulus extensibility, instantaneous and complete recoverability after removal of the load. Elastomers play a pivotal role in many diverse applications. Functional elastomeric materials and composites thereof are gaining importance recently. Because incorporation of functional moieties or functional additives into the conventional elastomers leads to many important applications, such as self-healing elastomers (SHE), shape-memory elastomers (SME), dielectric elastomers (DE), advanced elastomers in green tyre technology etc. Their development, detailed characterizations and various applications will be primarily highlighted and focused in this special collection. We welcome contributions in  those topics.

Guest Editors
Kinsuk Naskar, IIT Kharagpur, India
Nikhil K. Singha, IIT Kharagpur, India

Submission deadline
1 June 2022

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Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Functional Composite Materials. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Functional Composite Materials submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, please include the name of the collection in your cover letter. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

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