Special Issue "Structure Property Relationship of Polymeric Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2022.
Interests: polymer chemistry; barrier properties; flame-retardant polymers; polymeric foam
Interests: fracture mechanics in polymers; application of fracture mechanics in additive manufacturing; impact fracture; fracture in multilayer systems
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Structure–property relationships of polymers are key aspects for the development of new materials. Regardless of the base material (thermoplastic, elastomeric, or resin-based), the resulting structure and morphology play a key role in tailoring the material for the intended application. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the structure–property relationships as well as processing-induced changes in the morphology of polymeric materials in detail.
The aforementioned relationships depend on the type and concentration of components, the interaction between matrix and additives, and the processing techniques. All of these parameters determine the morphology and structure of the final material, and are crucial for final applications.
The Special Issue “Structure–Property Relationships of Polymeric Materials” focuses on any aspect of the production, structure, and properties of polymeric materials, with particular attention given to mechanical, barrier, flame-retardant, and insulation properties.
We kindly invite you to submit your work for this Special Issue. Experimental studies as well as theoretical investigations are appreciated. Full research papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Gisbert Riess
Dr. Florian Arbeiter
Manuscript Submission Information
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- mechanical properties
- barrier properties
- insulation properties
- flame-retardant polymers
- processing techniques
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Structure-Property Relationship in Waterborne Polyurethane-Urea Adhesives Containing Differently Modified Graphene Oxide
Abstract: Amounts of 0.04 wt.% graphene oxide, reduced grahene oxide and amine-functionalized graphene oxide (GO, , rGO, A-GO) were added during prepolymer formation in the synthesis of waterborne polyurethane-urea dispersions (PUDs). The addition of GO and A-GO changed the degree of phase separation in PUDs due to the creation of covalent interactions between the oxygen and amine groups on the graphene oxide derivatives and the end NCO groups end of the prepolymer polyurethane. As a consequence, increased mechanical, thermal stability and adhesion of PUDs were obtained.