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Smart polymer nanocomposites for energy conversion and storage

Call for Papers

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.

Edited by
Chaoying Wan, University of Warwick, UK

Submissions 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, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series 'Smart polymer nanocomposites for energy conversion and storage'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

  • Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:
  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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