Topics and Collections - Polymers


  • Polymer synthesis: synthesis of copolymers, block-polymers, polyesters, elastomer, polyolefins, polyamides, polycarbonates, rubber, thermoplastics, thermosets, methods for polymerization, etc.
  • Polymer analysis: characterization and analysis of polymers, polymeric materials and polymer additives, polymerization mechanism, measurement of molecular weight, size, conformation, structure, properties and behavior of polymers, separation, spectroscopy, and scattering techniques, structure-property-processing relationships.
  • Polymer physics: crystallization, rheology, swelling, phase separation, viscosity and viscoelasticity, entanglements and crosslinking, mechanical properties, dielectric properties, optical properties, thermal properties, the kinetics of degradation and polymerization, polymers subjected to deformation, flow, and other external fields, polymers at interfaces and in confined spaces.
  • Polymer theory and simulation: numerical simulation for macromolecular systems towards the understanding of underlying physical or physico-chemical mechanisms, modeling of polymer structure and conformation, predictive algorithms of polymerization kinetics and polymerization mechanism, modeling and prediction of the performance of functional polymers, constitutive and multiscale modeling approaches for polymeric systems, kinetic theory of polymers, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data-driven modeling of polymers.
  • Polymer processing and performance: thermoforming, compression and transfer molding, rotational molding, extrusion, injection molding, blow molding, plastic foam molding.
  • Polymer applications: all kinds of applications (from sensors to actuators, from biomedical engineering to space engineering, and from macro scale down to nano scale) with polymeric materials, proof of concept, structural/system design, performance verification and characterization


Collection Title
Collection Editors
Design and Synthesis of Polymers
(Collection Editor: Shin-ichi Yusa)
Featured Mini Reviews in Polymer Science
(Collection Editor: Alexander Böker)
(Collection Editors: Christine Wandrey, Ruth Freitag, Ulrich Scheler)
Polymeric Adhesives
(Collection Editor: Antonio Pizzi)
Sustainable Polymeric Materials from Renewable Resources
(Collection Editor: George Z. Papageorgiou)

Special Issues

Special Issue Title
Special Issue Editors
Submission Deadline
Subm. D/L
Thermosets II
(Editors: Angels Serra, Xavier Ramis)
20 Dec 2019 5
Biodegradable Polymers—Where Are We and Where to Go
(Editors: Marek M. Kowalczuk, Grażyna Adamus)
31 Oct 2019 7
Biocompatible Polymers
(Editor: Marek M. Kowalczuk)
15 Oct 2019 10
Chitin and Chitosan: Properties and Applications
(Editor: San-Lang Wang)
30 Sep 2019 6
Functional Polyurethanes – In Memory of Prof. József Karger-Kocsis
(Editors: Sándor Kéki, József Karger-Kocsis (4 March 1950 -- 13 December 2018))
31 Aug 2019 12
Natural Compounds for Natural Polymers
(Editor: Nadka Tz. Dintcheva)
31 Aug 2019 5
To access the full list of Special Issues, please click here: Polymers Special Issues

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