Special Issue "Processing-Structure-Properties Relationships in Polymers"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 December 2017)
Prof. Dr. Roberto Pantani
Industrial Engineering Department, University of Salerno, I-84084 Fisciano (Salerno), Italy
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Interests: analysis and simulation of injection moulding of thermoplastics; structure development in polymer processing; volume accuracy and stability in polymer processing; processing and degradation of biodegradable polymers
The extraordinary capacity of plastics to modify their properties according to a particular structure could be a difficulty, but also an opportunity, and it is one of the keys to the success of this class of materials.
The same polymer can be transparent or opaque, rigid or flexible, permeable or impermeable, according to the spatial organization of its macromolecules or of a particular filler.
Obviously, the key to taking profit of this peculiar capacity of plastics relies on our capacity of inducing, by means of a suitable processing, that specific spatial organization.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect a number of research or review papers which can depict the state of the art on the possible correlations between processing variables, obtained structure and the special property, which this structure induces on the plastic part. We would welcome contributions dealing with the related research fields, and I do hope that this stimulating subject will induce you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Roberto Pantani
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- effect of polymer processing on resulting morphology and/or properties
- mechanical, optical, thermal, transport properties of polymers induced by particular processing conditions and their relationship with the structure
- composite or nano-composites or in general multiphase polymeric materials with special properties induced by processing