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Special Issue "Thermal Properties and Applications of Polymers II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.
Interests: polymer; biomaterials; biomacromolecules; regenerative medicine; drug delivery; nanotechnology
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Further to the success of the Special Issue of Polymers “Thermal properties and applications of polymers”, we are delighted to reopen the Special Issue, now entitled “Thermal properties and applications of polymers II”.
Over the past decades, thermal analysis has become a key analytical and characterization tool in the field of materials sciences and analytical chemistry. Specific physical and chemical properties of synthetic polymers, nanomaterials, composite materials and biomaterials with different phases and morphology can be determined through thermal analysis. Traditional thermal analysis techniques include differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), thermomechanical analysis (TMA), dynamic mechanic analysis (DMA), dielectric thermal analysis (DTEA), isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) and heat transfer analysis (such as thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity analysis). Some techniques such as DSC have been further developed into modulated-temperature DSC (MTDSC), pressure perturbation calorimetry (PPC), micro/nano DSC, as well as fast-scan DSC (F-DSC). These various thermal methods characterize the mechanical properties, mass, temperature, heat and/or specific heat capacity changes in the thermodynamic and kinetic transitions of different materials, such as low molecular-mass substances, amorphous and semicrystalline synthetic polymers and also biopolymers. Moreover, thermal analysis can also help quantitatively monitor the structural changes of materials during heating, cooling and isothermal measurement. In this Special Issue, we will continue to highlight the recent accomplishments of thermal analysis on polymer-based materials, and illustrate new methods developed in the field. We hope these reviews and research studies can provide a broad view of how material thermodynamic theories and methods have been used in the last decade.
Prof. Dr. Xiao Hu
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 monthly 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 1500 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.
- Thermal analysis
- Thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity
- Glass transition, crystallization, melting