Special Issue "Advances in Rheology of Bio-Based Polymeric Materials"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 1068
Interests: rheology; nonlinear rheology; Rheo-Particle Image Velocimetry (Rheo-PIV); biopolymers; crosslinking; polysaccharides; bioprocesses; lab-scale prototypes
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Biological processes and phenomena in multi-component systems are critically based on deep knowledge and physical interpretations of the underlying interaction mechanisms. Nowadays, bio-based polymeric materials are a considerable section of the utilized materials in those processes, if not the main one. Their mechanical properties should be explained under various physical conditions and decisively influence their application processability. Rheological characterization is an efficient characterization procedure because of its unique ability to interpret stress–strain or stress–shear rate relations. Established and contemporary methods, such as LAOS or in situ characterization, can reveal the entire mechanical spectrum of biopolymer solutions and mixtures. Therefore, obtaining the material behavior under different shearing conditions is particularly important, from typical small amplitude linear responses to large-scale nonlinear responses, including shear thinning or thickening and yielding.
The current Special Issue in Polymers is entitled “Advances in Rheology of Bio-based Polymeric Materials.” The target is advances in rheological characterizations of a wide range of polymeric systems, focusing on aqueous systems, such as hydrogels, but not limited to such systems. Particular emphasis will be placed on the microstructural impact on the rheological response. Thus, a sufficient comprehension of the mechanical response lies in effectively associating and explaining the macroscopic rheology with the microstructural characteristics. Contributions with mainly experimental work on oscillatory and steady shear, elongational, and interfacial characterization are welcome.
Dr. Thomas Goudoulas
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- shear rheology
- oscillatory rheology
- interfacial rheology
- linear viscoelasticity
- nonlinear viscoelasticity
- in situ characterization
- sol–gel transition
- microstructural interpretation