Functional Nanocomposite Materials
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In recent years, research and development has advanced greatly. Materials made using nanoscale components add new functional and structural properties: yielding nanocomposites and opening up many applications. Such nanocomposites are of great importance for a multitude of industrial uses and attract much research interest. This special issue on Functional Nanocomposite Materials is a collection of twelve papers whose contributors are at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, the University of Science and Technology of Beijing, the Chinese Academy of Sciences Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, the Shenzhen Academy of Aerospace Technology, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and Georgia Institute of Technology. From these papers, readers can glean new research ideas in nanocomposite materials, as well as sense the quality of the work now going on; especially in the region of east Asia.
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: Four of the 12 papers are on energy storage, five on materials for electronics, two on thermal properties of nanocomposites, and the final paper on biomedical applications. Among the topics are the effect of nanocomposite additives on corrosion inhibition of a zinc anode in neutral solution, the microstructure and properties of ferrite/organic nanocomposite prepared with a microemulsion method, the electromagnetic properties of different urchin-like nickel nanostructures, whether carbon nanotube/polymer nanocomposites have improved or reduced thermal stabilities, and luminous chitosan-dye nanocomposite particles with an enhanced lifetime.