Special Issue "Polymer Material Design by Microfluidics"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Julian Thiele

Institute of Physical Chemistry and Polymer Physics, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., D-01069 Dresden, Germany
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Interests: microfluidics; hydrogels; additive manufacturing; cell-free biotechnology
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Seiffert

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, D-55128 Mainz, Germany
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Interests: polymer networks; microgels; microfluidics; polymer physics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Microfluidics provides unprecedented control over flow patterns, e.g., continuously flowing or segmented liquid–liquid interfaces, such as droplets. Liquid mixing on the microsecond-scale and flow control down to the femtoliter-range has inspired researchers to utilize microfluidics for the study, control and manipulation of self-assembly, nucleation and soft matter grwoth. Along these lines, microfluidics has made a significant impact on polymer material design. Specifically, liquid templates enable the preparation of a broad variety of polymer-based nano- and microparticles, capsules, vesicles or micelles for protection and delivery as building blocks or reaction space. Under a holistic view on synthesis, processing, and applications, the Special Issue “Polymer Material Design by Microfluidics” focuses on the most recent developments in the application of microflow cells  fabricated from PDMS, glass or via additive manufacturing/3D printing to pave the way towards the development of polymer materials with physicochemical and mechanical properties tailored from the nano- to microscale that exhibit novel architecture and functions.

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Seiffert
Dr. Julian Thiele
Guest Editors

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  • microfluidics
  • polymer materials
  • flow cell fabrication
  • hydrogels
  • capsules
  • polymer nanoparticles
  • vesicles
  • micelles

Published Papers

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