Special Issue "Thermodynamics of Polymer/Solvent Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Interests: glassy polymers; diffusion; membranes for gas separation; transport properties; thermodynamic modelling
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I would like to warmly invite you to submit your original work or review article to the Special Issue titled “Thermodynamics of Polymer/Solvent Systems”.
The analysis of the thermodynamic behavior of polymer phases in the presence of low-molecular-weight solutes is of crucial relevance for the design of polymeric materials and processing conditions in a large variety of applications, from gas/oil piping to drug delivery or paint formulation. Furthermore, the ability to describe and predict the thermodynamic behavior of polymer–solute phases is also relevant for the design of membranes for fluid–mixture separation, for the development of barrier materials for packaging, or for sensor applications.
This Special Issue aims to collect research on the investigation of the behavior of polymer–solute mixtures and the analysis of their thermodynamic properties, spanning over wide ranges of temperature, pressure, and composition. Topics of interest may cover both the case of polymer solutions (i.e., solvent-rich systems) and that of penetrant sorption (i.e., polymer-rich systems).
Original experimental works on the characterization of phase equilibria of solutes with both innovative or conventional polymers are of interest, as well as the modeling analysis based on macroscopic, atomistic, mesoscopic, or even multiscale approaches.
I am looking forward to receiving your work for this Special Issue.
Prof. Matteo Minelli
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Phase equilibria
- Polymer solutions
- Phase behavior
- Liquid sorption
- Equation of state