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Special Issue "Phase Transitions and Structures in Polymer Science"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Physics and Theory".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 8383
Special Issue Editor
Interests: computational mechanics; constitutive modeling; multiscale analysis; nonlinear elasticity; active materials (liquid crystal polymer); nanomechanics; topology optimization
Special Issue Information
Phase transition and accompanying structural change are essential topics in polymer science in both theory and application. However, the innate complexity of the material, reflected by diverse small-scale morphologies that often coexist, prevents the behavior from being fully understood. Meanwhile, recent decades have also witnessed a surge in innovative techniques that harness and manipulate such morphological changes, which opens a new research avenue to control the properties of the material. In this respect, a deeper understanding of the structure–property relationship, and further predicting it, are vital in polymer science and engineering. This Special Issue aims to disseminate theoretical and experimental work concerning phase transitions and structures in polymer science to provide relevant knowledge for readers and researchers rapidly. Theoretical and/or experimental investigations concerning all aspects of the phenomena are cordially welcomed. The list of potential research topics includes but is not limited to:
- Analysis/modeling technique of polymer morphology, including multiscale analysis of polymeric behaviors;
- The relationship between polymer morphology to material properties (structure–property relationship);
- Diverse phase behaviors induced by polymer conformation change;
- Phase transitions of non-classical polymers, e.g., polymer nanocomposites and liquid crystal polymers, just to name a few;
- Control of macromolecular behavior of polymer, e.g., self-assembling copolymer;
Novel mechanical/electrical/chemical devices employing phase transition as their driving force.
Dr. Hayoung Chung
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.
- phase transition
- phase diagram
- polymer crystallization
- polymer melting
- polymer modification
- liquid crystal polymer
- structure–property relationship
- polymer morphology