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Special Issue "Laser Processing of Polymer Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2019.
Interests: laser micro- and nanoprocessing of polymers; laser induced period surface structures in polymers; polymer thin films; applications of modified polymers; functional polymers; pulsed laser deposition; atomic force microscopy
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Since the first laser was developed in 1960, laser technology has been growing, and the processing of polymers has now become an important field of applied and fundamental research. Laser techniques constitute attractive alternatives for processing of soft materials affording the sought versatility and reliability. Indeed, laser techniques can be used to fabricate substrates with a variety of high-precision patterns at different length scales and can be applied in noncontact and flexible set-ups under a great variety of environments. Moreover, laser processing can be adapted both to the materials’ properties and to the desired surface pattern by controlling the laser characteristics.
This Special issue “Laser Processing of Polymer Materials” aims to gather contributions on recent advances about the use of laser techniques for the processing of polymers, both concerning surface and bulk modification, micro- and nanostructuring, and considering both the fundamentals of laser processing and the applications of the modified polymer materials.
Dr. Esther Rebollar
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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.
- Laser microstructuring of polymers
- Laser nanostructuring of polymers
- Laser foaming
- Laser ablation of polymers
- Laser texturing of polymers
- Laser polymerization
- Laser deposition of polymers
- Laser transfer and printing of polymers
- Applications of polymers processed by laser
- Modeling of laser processing of polymers