Special Issue "Gas Transport in Glassy Polymers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2019)
Prof. Dr. Giulio Cesare Sarti
Prof. Dr. Maria Grazia De Angelis
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile Chimica Ambientale e dei Materiali, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Via Terracini, 28-I-40131 Bologna, Italy
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Interests: mass transport; thermodynamic models; diffusion; molecular simulation; equations of state; glassy polymers; mixed matrix membranes; gas separation
We warmly invite you to submit your original work or review article to this Special Issue of “Gas Transport in Glassy Polymers”. Glassy polymers are election materials for many industrial separations of gaseous and liquid mixtures; for environmentally relevant processes, such as CO2 capture, natural gas sweetening and water purification, as well as for the production of energy, such as in fuel cells, batteries, and electromembrane devices. A fundamental analysis of such materials is required to address the most peculiar features of such materials and, in particular, their non-equilibrium nature.
This issue is devoted to fundamental analysis of fluid sorption, diffusion, and permeation in glassy polymers suitable for the above mentioned applications (e.g. fluid separation, carbon capture, water purification, energy production and storage, biological applications, sensors, etc.). Topics of interest include the experimental analysis of fundamental aspects of sorption and transport in glassy materials, such as glass transition, ageing, thin films, nanoconfinement, plasticization, swelling, competitive sorption, and stress effects. We will also welcome modeling works presenting macroscopic, atomistic, mesoscopic, or multiscale approaches that describe sorption and transport in glassy matrices.
We are looking forward to receiving your work for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Giulio C. Sarti
Prof. Dr. Maria Grazia De Angelis
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- glassy polymers
- gas transport
- non equilibrium
- glass transition