Special Issue "Polymer Blends"

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A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Lloyd M. Robeson
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
E-Mail: lesrob2@verizon.net
Phone: +1 610 481 0117
Interests: polymer blends; polymer composites; polymer membranes and membrane separations; gas permeability; polymer structure/property relationships; polymers for emerging technologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue of Polymers is dedicated to polymer blends. This subject has been a major area of polymer science and technology for almost five decades. The advances in this field have generated significant utility comprising a major component of available commercial polymeric materials. Topics of interest for this issue will include (but not be limited to) polymer miscibility studies, compatibilization methods, characterization methods, structure/property correlations, and application investigations. Papers directed towards the utility of polymer blends in emerging technologies including electronic materials, optoelectronics, membrane separation (gas or water), biomaterials, fuel cell membranes and new battery materials will particularly be of interest. The papers of this issue should be of interest to investigators in polymer science in academic, industrial and government institutions.

Prof. Dr. Lloyd M. Robeson
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • polymer blends
  • polymer miscibility
  • polymer blend compatibilization
  • polymer blend applications

Published Papers (2 papers)

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Polymers 2014, 6(5), 1251-1265; doi:10.3390/polym6051251
Received: 21 March 2014; in revised form: 14 April 2014 / Accepted: 25 April 2014 / Published: 30 April 2014
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Polymers 2014, 6(3), 926-948; doi:10.3390/polym6030926
Received: 21 February 2014; in revised form: 12 March 2014 / Accepted: 17 March 2014 / Published: 21 March 2014
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Type of Paper: Article
Title: Electrically Conducting Polymer Blends
Author: Kalle Levon
Affiliation: Department of Chemical and Biological Science and Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA; E-Mail: klevon@poly.edu
Abstract: The control of phase separation between macromolecular components has an important impact on the morphology and final functional properties of the composite material. Eventual percolative properties need to be optimized for instance with the electron and hole transport components in organic solar cells. The review will discuss the diffusive properties of electrically conducting polymers and their behavior in polymer blends including phase separation kinetics, analysis of the spinodal decomposition and the eventual multipercolation in these systems. The article will consist of novel experimental results in addition to an extensive review of the proposed topic.

Last update: 26 November 2013

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