Special Issue "Polymer Thin Films and Membranes"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Charles Rogers
Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7202, USA
Website: http://polymers.case.edu/people/faculty/rogers.htm
E-Mail: cer@case.edu
Phone: +1 216 3686376
Fax: +1 216 3684202
Interests: Solution, diffusion and permeation; separation membranes; electronic and electrochemical membranes; degradation and other environmental effects on polymers; mechanical properties, deformation and fatigue of polymers; multi-component polymer systems; adhesion and adhesives, sealants and coatings; surface science and technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Synthetic membrane technology has achieved a startling rate of development over the last three decades. Many, if not most, of the membrane materials useful for separation processes, drug release, reactor media, and other applications are dependent on the formation and properties of thin films, often ultra-thin surface or interfacial films. Our understanding of these systems involves knowledge of the relationships between materials composition, structure and properties as affected by processing and end-use conditions. A better understanding of the scientific basis of these relationships would serve as a stimulus and guide for obtaining even more dramatic systems and applications. Areas of great promise and much accomplishment are the substitution of synthetic materials for natural biological or botanical membranes, extension of the scope of viable separation membrane applications and formation of complex membrane reactor systems. All of these areas, and others, would benefit greatly from such an increase in knowledge. This Special Issue is intended to provide a means for communicating studies that increase our scientific knowledge of thin film and membrane systems. Its content also will reflect advances reported in other relevant Special Issues of Polymers.

Prof. Dr. Charles Rogers
Guest Editor


  • membranes
  • thin films
  • interfacial phenomena
  • penetrant-polymer interactions
  • natural membranes
  • membrane reactors
  • membrane separations
  • selective permeation
  • separation of isomeric and racemic mixtures

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Published Papers (4 papers)

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Polymers 2012, 4(2), 913-963; doi:10.3390/polym4020913
Received: 14 February 2012; in revised form: 1 March 2012 / Accepted: 14 March 2012 / Published: 26 March 2012
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by , , ,  and
Polymers 2012, 4(1), 630-655; doi:10.3390/polym4010630
Received: 31 December 2011; in revised form: 13 February 2012 / Accepted: 15 February 2012 / Published: 24 February 2012
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Polymers 2012, 4(1), 341-354; doi:10.3390/polym4010341
Received: 31 December 2011; in revised form: 29 January 2012 / Accepted: 30 January 2012 / Published: 1 February 2012
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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1091-1106; doi:10.3390/polym3031091
Received: 31 May 2011; in revised form: 5 July 2011 / Accepted: 14 July 2011 / Published: 15 July 2011
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