Special Issue "Novel Stimuli-Responsive (co)Polymers"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2010)
Dr. Wei Min Huang
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, 639798 Singapore
Phone: +65 67 904 859
Fax: +65 67 924 062
Interests: shape-memory polymers; shape memory hybrids; shape-memory composites; conductive polymers; polymer nanocomposites
Dr. Richard Fu
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS UK
Due to their unique “switchable” properties, stimuli-responsive polymers have been attracting considerable attention in chemistry, chemical engineering, environment, textile, and biotechnology. In recent years, significant progresses in the stimuli-responsive polymers have been witnessed and successful applications have already been demonstrated in actuators, sensors, intelligent textiles, bio-separation and drug delivery systems. The stimuli have greatly expanded from traditional thermo-responsive to photo-responsive, chemo-responsive, etc. This is largely driven by the increasing demanding from numerous real applications, in particular in biomedical related ones, such as drug delivery and medical devices in the minimally invasive surgery.
This special issue, entitled “Novel Stimuli-Responsive (co)Polymers”, aims to provide a channel to timely showcase the recent development in material science, processing and technologies, as well as applications within this exciting field. In addition, review papers are welcome to feature the progress in a particular area.
Dr. Richard Fu
Dr. Wei Min Huang
All manuscripts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to the Guest Editor. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues, to be published in 2009 and 2010, the Article Processing Charges (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- smart polymers
- shape memory polymers
- piezoelectric polymers
Review: Hybrid Lattice Particle Modelling Approach for Polymeric Materials Subject to High Strain Rate Loads
Polymers 2010, 2(1), 3-30; doi:10.3390/polym2010003
Received: 25 February 2010; in revised form: 23 March 2010 / Accepted: 23 March 2010 / Published: 25 March 2010| Download PDF Full-text (1784 KB)
Polymers 2010, 2(2), 31-39; doi:10.3390/polym2020031
Received: 15 January 2010; in revised form: 15 April 2010 / Accepted: 22 April 2010 / Published: 26 April 2010| Download PDF Full-text (1644 KB)
Review: Intelligent Polymeric Nanocarriers Responding to Physical or Biological Signals: A New Paradigm of Cytosolic Drug Delivery for Tumor Treatment
Polymers 2010, 2(2), 86-101; doi:10.3390/polym2020086
Received: 28 April 2010; in revised form: 2 June 2010 / Accepted: 18 June 2010 / Published: 22 June 2010| Download PDF Full-text (664 KB)
Polymers 2010, 2(3), 120-158; doi:10.3390/polym2030120
Received: 1 June 2010; in revised form: 5 July 2010 / Accepted: 21 July 2010 / Published: 28 July 2010| Download PDF Full-text (851 KB)
Article: Temperature Induced Solubility Transitions of Various Poly(2-oxazoline)s in Ethanol-Water Solvent Mixtures
Polymers 2010, 2(3), 188-199; doi:10.3390/polym2030188
Received: 13 June 2010; in revised form: 3 August 2010 / Accepted: 6 August 2010 / Published: 10 August 2010| Download PDF Full-text (260 KB)
Polymers 2010, 2(3), 229-251; doi:10.3390/polym2030229
Received: 15 July 2010; in revised form: 15 August 2010 / Accepted: 18 August 2010 / Published: 19 August 2010| Download PDF Full-text (1119 KB)
Last update: 13 January 2011