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Special Issue "Polymer Adsorption at Interfaces"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: formulation, polymer–surfactant mixtures, polymer–particle interactions, polymer complexation, self-assembly, pulsed-gradient spin-echo NMR, neutron scattering
Polymers are ubiquitous in formulations because of their ability to structure at and control the characteristics of interfaces. These interfaces may be those between different phases, for example, the air–liquid interface, or between like phases, such as in bonded films and plastics. Accordingly, there is a vast number of man-made and natural polymers, designed and synthesised to possess application-specific tailored architectures and properties to localise surface- or interface-bound properties. In many instances, the bulk of the material may itself be polymeric.
This Special Issue aims to celebrate the humble “polymer”. Articles—reviews, opinions, and highlights, as well as new studies—are invited for any area of science or technology involving polymer adsorption, from both experimental and theoretical perspectives. The Special Issue will be broken down in terms of the nature of the interface, viz., solid–liquid, liquid–liquid, air–liquid, and solid–solid.
Prof. Peter Griffiths
Dr. Omar Mansour
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.