Polymers, published by MDPI, is a fully open-access journal, providing unrestricted access to its scientific contents. With its current impact factor of 3.7, it is ranked in the first quadrantile of polymer journals (position 13 of 82).
Guest-edited by Frank Wiesbrock (Polymer Competence Center Leoben), a special issue has been launched on the topic of ‘Nano- and Microcomposites for Electrical Engineering Applications‘, the scientific core of the PolyComp research (https://www.pccl.at/en/polycomp/k-project-polycomp.html).
Micro- and nanocomposites have evolved to become one of the most thoroughly investigated materials these days, stimulated by the demand for resource-efficient assembly of generators, transformers, communication devices, etc. Novel composites are to be used as insulating materials with high thermal conductivity and excellent temperature stability, through which premature ageing and degradation of devices shall be avoided or at least reduced.
The special issue currently comprises ten contributions by internationally renowned researchers, to mention Petru V. Nothinger (University Politehnica of Bucharest), Alun S. Vaughan (University of Southampton), Stanislaw M. Gubanski (Chalmers University of Technology), and Ulf W. Gedde (KTH Royal Institute of Technology). Researchers of the multi-partner PolyComp-team have contributed significantly to this special issue, namely Natascha Andraschek, Andrea Johanna Wanner, Gisbert Riess, Ilona Plesa, Sandra Schlögl, Michael Muhr, Frank Wiesbrock, Ioannis-Alexandros Tsekmes, Roman Kochetov, and Johan J. Smit.