Advances in Materials Science and Applications          
Advances in Materials Science and Applications(AMSA)

Call for Book Chapter

"Research and Innovation in Carbon Nanotube-Based Composites"
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Brahim Attaf (Marseille, France)

Editorial Board Members:
Dr. Sanju Gupta (Kentucky, USA)
Dr. Quan Wang (Manitoba, Canada)

Publisher: The World Academic Publishing Co., Ltd.

Due date for submission of book chapter outlines (abstract): July 22, 2015
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1. Objectives of the book
Advances in nanotechnology have led to the development of a new class of composite materials based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs). As a result, single and multi-walled CNTs (SWNTs and MWNTs) will play an important role in the design and manufacture of future products provided for use in a variety of high performance applications ranging from engineering to medicine. The main choice criteria of these materials are related to the spectacular characteristics in terms of mechanical, electrical, thermal, chemical and optical properties.

As this miraculous and smart material will revolutionize in the coming years the worldwide market of polymer nanocomposites, we however think that it is useful and worthwhile to elaborate this important book of science and technology to provide an overview of recent research activities on the application of CNTs for the development of new and innovative materials, products and devices.

The purpose of this book is to gather data and bring out the common work of scientists, researchers and industrialists who are active in the field and to highlight the R&D programmes and the latest development achieved. In addition, the variety of selected chapters will offer readers access to worldwide research studies/projects, technology transfer and dissemination of results and will help boost the level of competitiveness and innovation in the field of CNT-based composites to achieve an environmentally friendly, sustainable industrial and technological policy.

2. Scope of Topics
Chapters proposed by contributors should involve scientific research, technological development and address innovation activities related to the application and use of CNT-based composites in various topical areas. However, the topics covered in the edited book will include, but are not limited to:
 Structure of CNTs
Graphene; CNT molecular structure; chirality control and geometry of CNTs (armchair, zigzag, chiral); metals and semiconductor CNTs; helicity; single walled and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT, MWNT); junctions between CNTs …
 CNT Synthesis and elaboration
Graphite; Graphene; CNT growth methods; fabrication processes; alignment of CNTs; stretching and winding; mechanisms of yarn spinning; short/continuous fibres; automation of CNT-fibre draping; coatings and films; green processes; purification; worldwide production; cost-effectiveness …
 Characterisation and properties of CNTs
Thermal and electrical conductivity; structural properties; optical intensity; chemical and mechanical characteristics; specific stiffness and strength; hardness; durability …
 Design and analysis
Finite element modelling; static/dynamic analysis; buckling; delamination; fatigue; adhesive joints design; failure analysis; fracture mechanics; structural strength; reliability; methods of demonstration; test methods; test-analysis correlation; damage tolerance; ecodesign; life-cycle analysis; safety factors …
 Existing and potential applications of CNTs
Aerospace; marine; automotive; wind energy; solar cells; photovoltaic cells; medicine; chemical and biochemical; mechanical and civil engineering; micro/nano electronics; hydrogen storage; energy storage; photonics and optoelectonics; strain sensors; gas sensors; sporting goods; technical textiles …
 Standards and regulations
Assessment and management of risks; quality assurance; qualification/certification procedures; sustainable development principles; health, safety and environmental impacts; implementation of legislation; REACH regulation and toxicology; compliance with environmental regulations; methods of recyclability; monitoring procedures …

3. Keywords Related to the Topics
Carbon Nanotubes
Nanocomposite materials
Manufacturing Processes
Design and Characterisation
Testing & Simulation

4. Important Dates
July 22, 2015: Due date for submission of chapter outlines
July 24, 2015: Notification of acceptance to authors after review
September 21, 2015: Deadline for receipt of full chapter (16-26 pages according to the chapter template)
October 16, 2015: First proof reading
November 13, 2015: Second proof reading
December 21, 2015: Deadline for receipt of final versions of accepted book chapters
December 30, 2015: Hard copies and multimedia

5. Review Processes
All chapter proposals will be peer-reviewed. And after notification of acceptance all submitted full chapters will be reviewed by at least three reviewers on a double-blind review basis.

6. Publication
This book will be published by The World Academic Publishing Co., Ltd. (Advances in Materials Science and Applications), under the open access model providing discussion of the latest challenges and dissemination of up-to-date theoretical, numerical and experimental results. The book will be available online for free on December 2015.

World Academic Publishing (WAP) is an international peer-reviewed open access publisher that specializes in publishing scholar journals, academic books and conference proceedings.

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