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Special Issue "Spectroscopic Techniques for Polymers and Polymer Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Prof. Dr. Liliane Bokobza
196 Boulevard Bineau 92200 Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France
Interests: vibrational and fluorescence spectroscopies; polymer nanocomposites; elastomeric networks; reinforcement; mechanical and electrical properties; sol–gel in situ generation of filler particles; carbon nanomaterials
Molecular spectroscopies have been widely used to obtain information on several polymer characteristics including chemical composition, tacticity, comonomer sequence distribution in copolymers, compatibility in polymer blends, orientation of macromolecular chains, etc.
The significance of the spectroscopic techniques is particularly demonstrated in the field of polymer composites, especially for the characterization of polymer-filler interfaces, which have been shown to largely govern the properties of composite materials. Filler morphology, interacting species, confinement effects, intercalation or exfoliation processes in layered filler structures, and dynamics of polymer chains in the interfacial region are examples of issues that can be investigated by spectroscopic techniques.
This present Special Issue will be focused on "Spectroscopic Techniques for Polymers and Polymer Composites". Papers dealing with infrared, Raman, solid-state NMR, fluorescence, and dielectric spectroscopic techniques, among others, applied in the field of polymers or polymer composites are welcome. Studies combining spectroscopy with microscopy will also be highly appreciated.
Prof. Dr. Liliane Bokobza
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.
- solid-state NMR
- electron paramagnetic resonance
- dielectric spectroscopy
- polymer composites