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Special Issue "Durability and Degradation of Polymeric Materials II"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Processing and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 July 2023 | Viewed by 19681
Special Issue Editor
Interests: fracture mechanics; mechanical behavior of materials; biomaterials and tissue engineering; characterization of materials; durability and degradation of polymeric and composite materials; nanocomposites; renewable energy; 3D printing; fracture and fatigue; joining of materials; finite element method
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Special Issue Information
Starting from the 20th century, the usage of polymers has been exponentially growing, and it has found application in almost all sectors, replacing many conventional materials, including metals. However, under the influence of environmental factors, such as light, heat, and chemicals, the degradation of polymers occurs, which then alters their material properties. Furthermore, environmental concerns surrounding the disposal of polymeric materials have turned the scientific world to think about highly durable polymers. Researchers have already produced advanced polymeric materials that can meet a wide range of high-end applications.
This upcoming Special Issue aims to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to present new research and developments (research/reviews) focusing on the following topics:
- The production of durable polymers;
- Chemical degradation;
- The bio/thermal degradation of polymers;
- The assessment of polymer durability;
- Various studies on degradation of polymers;
- The environmental impact of polymers;
- The recycling and upcycling of polymers;
- Durable designs and polymer engineering.
Prof. Dr. Abdel-Hamid I. Mourad
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 semimonthly 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 2400 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.
- the production of durable polymers
- chemical degradation
- the bio/thermal degradation of polymers
- the assessment of polymer durability
- various studies on degradation of polymers
- the environmental impact of polymers
- the recycling and upcycling of polymers
- durable designs and polymer engineering