Rheology, Structure, and Properties of Polymers and Composites

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Analysis and Characterization".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 334

Special Issue Editors

Key Laboratory of Materials Processing and Mold (Ministry of Education), National Engineering Research Center for Advanced Polymer Processing Technology, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450002, China
Interests: polymer physics; polymer rheology; dynamic crosslinked polymers; multiphase and multicomponent systems; polymer dielectrics; structure–property relationships

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Key Laboratory of Materials Processing and Mold (Ministry of Education), National Engineering Research Center for Advanced Polymer Processing Technology, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450002, China
Interests: polymer processing; polymer composites; numerical simulations; mold optimization and design; lightweight and functional nanocomposites

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Ingénierie des Matériaux Polymères, IMP UMR CNRS 5223, Lyon, France
Interests: rheology and flow; linear and nonlinear rheology; polymers and composites; polymer processing; multilayer; coextrusion; modeling; multiphase polymeric systems; biopolymers; biocomposites; composites
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rheology of polymers and polymer-based composites is critical in revealing their complex flow behaviors in a liquid or solid state, in order to model and optimize the synthesis, compounding, and processing operations. By tracking viscoelastic responses under deformations, many of the important processes that occur in these materials can be well understood in terms of structure–property relationships, including morphological evolutions, chemical reactions, curing or cross-linking processes, crystallization, percolation behaviors, degradations, etc. Rheology now finds wide applications in polymer or soft matter systems involving polymer solutions and melts, homogeneous polymers, multiphase or multicomponent polymers, block copolymers, filled polymer composites, rubbers, gels, adhesives, food, etc. This Special Issue thus provides a platform for the discussion on the rheology of polymers and filler-containing polymeric composites, with a focus on the recent research advances, development, and new trends in both academic and industrial case studies. Perspectives, review articles, full papers, short communications, and technical papers on this topic are all welcome.

Potential papers can include the following keywords (not exhaustive):

  1. Polymer physics and mechanics;
  2. Numerical simulation of polymers and composites;
  3. Linear and nonlinear rheology of polymers and composites;
  4. Polymer dynamics;
  5. Rheology of polymer processing;
  6. Structure–property relationship of polymers and composites;
  7. Rheology of multiphase, multicomponent, and multilayered polymers;
  8. Rheology of polymer composites, suspensions, and foams;
  9. Rheology of advanced polymers and nanocomposites;
  10. Molecular rheology.

Dr. Bo Lu
Prof. Dr. Chuntai Liu
Prof. Dr. Khalid Lamnawar
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Polymers 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 2700 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.


  • rheology
  • polymers
  • polymer composites
  • numerical simulation
  • polymer physics
  • polymer mechanics
  • polymer flows
  • polymer dynamics
  • structure–property relationship

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