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.
Chaoying Wan, University of Warwick, UK
1 March 2019
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