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This section is devoted to the science and technology of polymeric and composite materials. It fosters applied and fundamental research covering traditional, as well as novel polymeric and composite materials with advanced engineering applications. Topics covered by the section, include but are not limited to:
· Novel preparation and processing methods
· Advanced micro- and nano-structural characterization of polymers, composites and their constituent phases
· Advances in interphase engineering
· Rheology control of polymeric and composite materials
· Reinforcing or functional micro- and nano-fibers and -particles
· Manufacturing of composite structures
· In-service performance of polymeric and composite materials and their durability
· Bio-inspired and bio-mimetic composites
· Functionally graded and multi-functional polymers and composites
· Polymer blends, composites and nano-composites for biomedical, energy, catalytic and separation applications.
· Analytical and numerical modelling
Particular attention is devoted to the environmental impact of polymeric and composite materials (sustainability, life cycle assessment, recycling) and the development of green/eco polymers and composites.
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Polymeric and Composite Materials welcomes submissions of the following article types: Editorial, Mini Review, Original Research, Perspective and Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Polymeric and Composite Materials, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Polymeric and Composite Materials will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Materials.