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Special Issue "Multiphase Structure of Polymeric Materials and Physical Properties"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: polymeric materials; phase transitions; crystallization and melting; relaxations; physical ageing; thermal properties; mechanical and viscoelastic properties; interphases; morphology; composites; nanocomposites
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The physical properties of polymeric materials, such as the thermal and mechanical properties, strongly depend on the organization of the macromolecular chains, and therefore on the morphology and percentage of the crystalline and amorphous phases.
The chemical nature and the dimensions and structure (steric effects) of the chains together influence the temperature at which the phase transitions occur, as well as the relative kinetics and the final multiphase composition. Generally, the final physical properties of a polymeric material are controlled by the solidification and processing conditions.
A detailed quantification of the different phases, as well as the study of their evolution as a function of the thermal history, are crucial for a full comprehension and prediction of the properties of the polymeric material.
The multiphase structure of a polymeric material also strongly depends on the composition, such as copolymers, polymeric blends, composites, and nanocomposites, as well as on the presence of low molecular weight substances, such as plasticizers.
Studies on the correlation between the morphology and multiphase structure of simple and mixed polymeric materials and their specific physical properties are therefore fundamental in order to evaluate how the composition and the operating conditions can differently influence the final properties of a material.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect full papers and/or reviews that consider the morphology and multiphase structure, and/or its evolution kinetics of polymeric materials (polymers and biopolymers, copolymers, blends, composites, and nanocomposites) in connection with specific physical properties.
Dr. Maria Cristina Righetti
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 1800 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.
- Multiphase structure
- Crystalline phase
- Amorphous phase
- Thermal properties
- Mechanical properties
- Physical properties
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Description of the Droplet Size Evolution in Flowing Immiscible Polymer Blends
2. Piezoelectric films based on polyethylene modified by aluminosilicate filler
3. A piece of work about Multiphase Structure of Polymeric Materials and Physical Properties by the guest editor, title pending preparation.
Maria Cristina Righetti