Special Issue "Structure–Physical Properties Relationship of Polymer and its Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: polymer physics and processing; molten polymers rheology; crystall structure of polymers; structure modification; composites and nanocomposites with nano-organic and -electrical additives; all polymers composites; physical properties of polymers and polymeric composites; macromolecular orientation; mechanical and electrical properties
On behalf of the Journal Materials, we would like to invite you to publish a paper at the Special Issue entitled “Structure–Physical Properties Relationship of Polymer and its Composites”.
The physical properties of polymers and their composites may considerably be modified by structure formation during processing in a molten state, composition changes of composites, addition of modifying agents, influenced by various physical fields, deformation in a molten and/or solid state, as well as by post-processing. The characterization of polymeric structure modified by physical fields, heterogeneous nucleation, etc. and its impact on physical properties by amorphous and semi-crystalline polymers, polymeric composites, as well as polymeric blends should present the main topic of the papers.
The specific structure of polymers and polymeric composites formed by cooling from the molten state, which is a result of post-processing deformation and influenced by magnetic, electric, and radiation physical fields in a solid state, is an interesting study subject, also from a scientific point of view, supporting a choice by various application cases. Thus, the determination of the crystalline and/or amorphous structure by means of investigation techniques, reaching from the elementary unit level to optical macroscopic observation, should support the analysis of effects on physical properties of polymers and polymeric composites. The dynamic and static mechanical properties and electrical, thermal, optical, and tribological investigations are commonly used to describe the comprehensive properties of any polymeric products as a result of former modification, also delivering information on possible specific applications. Further, the influence of multiple processing, like recycling, presents a significant factor through structure/re-processing-dependent description of resultant properties.
An important part of contemporary polymer studies is the investigation of partly and/or totally biodegradable polymers and their composites. New and modified techniques of physical properties determination are being used today, allowing better and more precise characterization of these materials.
In this Special Issue, we invite papers related to structure description, referring to polymeric products’ physical properties and their application.
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Determination of physical properties of polymers and its composites, new techniques and new achievements;
- Structure–properties relationship by polymers and their composites;
- Influence of electro- and magnetocrystallization on properties;
- Modification of properties of crystalline polymers by processing and post-processing, with resulting physical properties;
- Influence of mechanical deformation, heat treatment and aging on structure–properties and anisotropy;
- Mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties as a result of isotropic/anisotropic deformation in molten and solid state;
- Creation of defined properties of polymeric products by specific modifications;
- Influence of organic–non-organic additives on properties of polymer composites, application indications.
Prof. Dr. Tomasz Sterzynski
Manuscript Submission Information
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- polymer crystalline structure
- polymeric composites
- structure modification
- mechanical properties
- electrical properties
- thermal properties
- methods and techniques