Special Issue "Microstructure Evolutions and Mechanical Behavior of Semicrystalline Polymers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 April 2019).
Dr. Olivier Lame
Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée et Nanostructures Université Claude Bernard Lyon, France
Website | E-Mail
Phone: +33 4 72 43 83 57
Interests: semi-crystalline polymers; relation microstructure/mechnical behaviour; in-situ X-Rays experiments; molecular dynamic simulations; polymer powder sintering
Reliable prediction of the mechanical behavior of semi-crystalline polymers requires microstructural characterization and an understanding of the mechanisms that link the microstructure and its evolution along the deformation with the mechanical properties.
Significant progress has been made in recent decades, particularly in the description of the elastic regime, with in-situ experimental techniques or numerical simulations. In the case of a high deformation regime or fatigue, some problems remain. More precisely, the deformation mechanisms are not fully understood at the molecular scale or at the scale of crystallite stacks and at the spherulite scale where the distribution of stress and strain remains difficult to describe.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to take stock of all experimental or theoretical contributions that may provide information on this research field in order to identify perspectives for realistically understanding and modeling mechanical behavior and life time of semi-crystalline polymers.
This Special Issue is open to any innovative contribution, even beyond this description, which could be inspiring for scientists in this field of research.
Dr. Olivier Lame
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. Crystals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1400 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.
- Semi-crystalline polymers
- Mechanical behavior
- Microstructural characterization