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Flexible/Stretchable Electronics

Call for Papers

Flexible and stretchable electronics is an emerging field of great interest for wearable computing devices, sensors, soft robotics, flexible antennas, etc. The collection will feature new developments in composite materials for substrates, conductive printable inks, conductive stretchable or flexible materials systems, manufacturing processes, design, modeling and materials properties (mechanical and electrical). 

Guest Editors
Joey Mead, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
Samuel Kenig, Shenkar College, Israel
Hanna Dodiuk, Shenkar College, Israel

Submission deadline
1 June 2022

Submission instructions
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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