Polymers in Defense Applications
This special issue belongs to
|Journal of Polymer & Composites(JoPC)|
Deadline for Manuscript Submission
|October 31st, 2022|
Deadline for Publication
|November 15, 2022|
Special Issue Description
Polymers for Defense In today’s environment, applications hold the most promise due to their endless potential for study.
As a result, the Journal of Polymer and Composites has created a special issue where academics may submit their research papers utilizing this current concern. These papers will use polymers in defense and provide the world with ground-breaking research. For a variety of military systems and applications, nanotechnologies hold the possibility of revolutionary technological advancements. Aerodynamics, mobility, stealth, sensing, power generation and management, smart structures and materials, resilience, and robustness, among other technologies, will be incorporated into the platforms and are directly applicable to the defense sector. Nanotechnologies will also have an impact on systems in the battlespace that deal with intelligence, autonomy, and signal processing. These new enabling capabilities, which include threat detection, novel electronic displays, and interface systems, as well as a pivotal role in the development of miniature unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs), are expected to have a significant positive impact on information technology.
Nanotechnology will make it possible to create novel materials that will serve as the foundation for the design and creation of new structures and properties that will lead to improved functionality (e.g., adaptive materials), increased performance (e.g., nano-energetics and new types of catalysts), lower maintenance costs (e.g., wear reduction, self-healing, and self-repair), and new types of electronic/opto- electronic/magnetic material properties. Defense technological breakthroughs are extremely likely to be made possible by nanotechnology and polymer nanocomposites (PNCs). Researchers are putting a lot of effort into improving PNC’s features so that the defense industry may employ them. PNCs have become increasingly prevalent in military and defense applications during the past few decades. PNCs are a class of polymer composites that have nanomaterials and nanoclays reinforced in the polymer matrix. They have great fatigue and fracture resistance, improve ballistic properties, and have reduced brittleness, making them suitable to produce military munitions.
These fillers can also improve optical, magnetic, electrical, and radiation protective qualities as well as corrosion/chemical resistance. Additionally, it decreases delamination, makes surfaces hydrophobic, and enhances the functionality and stability of composites. As a result, PNCs are used to develop infrastructure and weapons that are lightweight, relatively compact, less expensive, more accurate, creative, and robust. The capabilities provided by PNCs in the defense industry are examined in this chapter, including intelligent clothing for military suits, stronger and lighter military platforms, explosives and weapons, signature reduction, thermal protection, corrosion resistance, novel energy production and storing, packaging, water purification, and various sensory devices. Additionally, it covers the applications of polymer-based nanofillers and nanocomposite materials, offering real-world examples and possible advantages in the defense industry.
* Nanocomposites Nanotechnologies
* Defense applications
* Smart materials
* Polymer-based nanocomposites
* Medical applications
* Fuel sources
* Military suits
* Lighter military platform
* Solid Lubricants
* Refractive Index Tuning
* Corrosion Protection
* Microwave Absorbers
Manuscript Submission information
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