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Special Issue "Phase Transitions in Polymer and Polymer-Based (Nano)Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: Physical properties of polymers, copolymers, and block copolymers; Polymer-based nanocomposites; Polymer nanofibers; Spectroscopic (Raman, FTIR, UV-Vis, WAXS, XPS, DSC, TGA, DMA) investigations of polymers and their (nano)composites; Polymer microscopy; Living polymers and polymer for drug delivery; Phase transitions; Magnetic materials and interactions
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Interests: Synthesis processing, characterization of new, advanced material forms and structures, more specifically of nanometals and nanosized oxides, and different forms of nanocarbon: carbon nanotubes, graphene and macroscopic systems designed and built from these building blocks. Application of nanomaterials for building energy storage devices, multifunctional parts of vehicles, sensors and thermal management systems
The Special Issue “Phase Transitions in Polymers and Polymer-Based (Nano)Composites” focuses on complex phenomena, such as phase transitions (glass, melting, crystallization) in polymers and composites/nanocomposites based on polymeric matrices. Cooperative transitions and order–disorder transitions related to the self-assembly of copolymers and block copolymers are also considered, including phase transition in magnetically and/or electrically ordered systems, together with investigations on phase transitions in liquid crystals and polymer liquid crystals. Contributions focused on transition processes in confined materials or at the interface between nanofillers and polymeric matrices are also welcomed. Manuscripts focused on the transition from the volume (bulk) behavior to the surface behavior in (nano)materials as well as on percolation-related phenomena in polymer (nano)composites are also invited.
The issue aims to collect outstanding manuscripts focused on the original design of experiments, experimental data, new materials and processes, and combined physical and chemical properties, including applications and interdisciplinary contributions.
Both experimental and theoretical contributions will be considered. Manuscripts focused on potential applications of phase transitions are encouraged.
The publication of manuscripts will be subjected to the peer-review model supported by the journal.
Prof. Mircea Chipara
Dr. Daniel Lepadatu
Dr. Robert Vajtai
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- glass transition
- WLF equation
- free volume theory
- Avrami equation
- cooperative phase transitions
- self-assembly in polymer blends
- copolymers and block copolymers
- magnetic transitions
- electric transitions (such as ferroelectric)
- liquid crystals
- polymer liquid crystals
- phase transitions in confined materials
- interphase properties in polymer-based nanocomposites and the transition from volume to surface dominated behavior
- percolation and transformation theory
- experimental techniques in the investigation of phase and cooperative transitions
- potential applications