Special Issue "Polymer Thin Films: From Fundamentals to Multifunctional Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Eduardo Guzmán
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Guest Editor
Department of Physical Chemistry, Complutense University of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: polyelectrolyte; surfactants; interfaces; polymer; layer by layer; colloids; emulsions; interfacial rheology; biophysics
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Dr. Armando Maestro
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Guest Editor
Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France
Interests: interfaces; polymer; colloids; foams; neutron scattering; interfacial rheology; biophysics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The understanding of the most fundamental bases of the fabrication of polymer thin films and how to modulate their physico-chemical properties has undergone a spectacular growth in the last decades. This may be explained considering that the confinement effect associated with the reduction of the dimension drives to physics phenomena that appear far from that what is found for bulk polymer. The analysis of such new physics aspects of the performance of polymer forming thin mono- and/or multilayers is essential for exploiting their potential in different applications. These include applications in nanotechnology, catalysis, biomedicine, conversion and storage of energy, etc.

The goal of this Special Issue is to provide a comprehensive perspective to the current understanding on the study of polymer thin films, including both experimental and theoretical approach to the study of polymer thin films. Therefore, the special issue is open to interdisciplinary contributions trying to push the limits of the knowledge beyond the current state of the art.

Dr. Eduardo Guzmán
Dr. Armando Maestro
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.

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  • Film forming
  • polyelectrolyte multilayers
  • Langmuir films
  • glass transition
  • thin film
  • polymer
  • deposition methods

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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