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Molecular Dynamics, Structures, and Applications of Polymeric Materials

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2024) | Viewed by 356

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Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Materials Engineering, University of Silesia in Katowice, 75. Pułku Piechoty 1a, 41-500 Chorzów, Poland
Interests: liquid crystal materials; polymeric materials (biopolymers, nano-composites); biological materials; molecular dynamics; structure, organization and macroscopic properties of these materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is concerned with the prospects for the development of research into new materials, which are the basis of modern technologies. The Special Issue is intended to reveal the correlation between the chemical structure and the physical, mechanical, and thermal characteristics of polymeric materials for appropriate material selection, design, and processing. One of the special features is the extensive discussion and explanation of the interdependence between polymer structure and properties and processing. The ultimate properties or behavior of all materials are governed by their molecular as well as microscopic structures. An understanding of the structural features and factors affecting structural features is important for their practical applications.

Our goal is also to demonstrate how molecular dynamics computer simulation techniques can contribute to this basic understanding by showing directly how the properties of a dense polymer structure are related to the monomer-level interactions. This offers a new approach to improving the design of polymer materials. Much of our current understanding of the properties of polymers is based on the successful application of statistical dynamical theories to conceptually simple models which ignore the detailed structures of the individual chains.

Modern polymeric materials find applications in many areas of life such as medicine, materials for photonic applications, in telecommunications, high-strength materials, flame retardants, biodegradable material, and many others. Considering the application possibilities, this Special Issue provides an opportunity for researchers to present their multidisciplinary results in a very broad research field.

For this Special Issue, we would like to invite papers related, but not limited, to the following themes:

  • Polymers in medicine;
  • Liquid Crystal Polymers;
  • Biopolymers for soft and hard tissue repair and regeneration;
  • Hybrid materials;
  • Composites and biocomposites;
  • Research in the multidisciplinary subject spectrum associated with aspects of basic medical science, materials science, clinical medicine, and dentistry;
  • Characterizations (chemical, physical, biological, mechanical, thermal, electro-optical, and structural);
  • Spectroscopy as characterization;
  • Molecular dynamics;
  • Studies of the dynamics and structure of polymeric materials.

Dr. Katarzyna Merkel
Guest Editor

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  • biomaterials
  • bioengineering
  • dental material
  • biocomposites
  • polymers
  • tissue engineering scaffolds
  • biological molecule

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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