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About the Journal
The Journal of Polymer & Composites [2321–2810(e)] is a peer-reviewed open-access journal of engineering and scientific journals launched in 2013 serving the fields of reinforced plastics and polymer composites including research, production, processing, and applications. PC brings you the details of developments in this rapidly expanding area of technology long before they are commercial realities. It provides a platform to discuss new issues in the area of polymer & composite that are a combination of polymers (i.e., thermosets or thermoplastics) with various continuous and non-continuous reinforcements/fillers, principally added to polymers to improve the material performance. The journal also seeks to advance the quality of research by publishing papers introducing or elaborating on new methods and practices in the field of Chemical Engineering.
Focus and Scope
Polymer Chemistry: Synthesis of copolymers, block-polymers, polyesters, elastomers, polyolefins, polyamides, polycarbonates, rubber, thermoplastics, thermosets, methods for polymerization, etc.
Polymer Analysis and advanced characterization of polymers: 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, Characterization, modeling and simulation of molecular and materials properties in bulk, solution, and thin films.
Polymer Physics and Theory: the development of multiscale modeling methodologies, constitutive equations, and new theories; the implementation of efficient algorithms and machine learning schemes for structure-property relationship quantification; and experimental studies for the preparation and characterization of new polymeric materials, including instrumentation and development of new measuring devices.
Polymer Processing and Engineering: thermoforming, compression and transfer molding, rotational molding, extrusion, injection molding, blow molding, plastic foam molding, Advanced multiscale processing methods
Polymer Applications: all kinds of applications (from sensors to actuators, from biomedical engineering to space engineering, and macro scale down to nanoscale) with polymeric materials, proof of concept, structural/system design, performance verification, and characterization.
Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers: polymers of biological origin produced by living organisms, including polysaccharides, proteins, peptides, polyesters, polyamides, etc. polymers from renewable resources and biodegradable polymers
Circular and Green Polymer Science: biodegradable and bio-based polymers; design and development of green polymer systems; mechanical and chemical recycling and energy recovery of polymer and biopolymer-based systems.
PolymerMaterials: Nanocomposites and hybrid nanomaterials, Polymer blends, films, fibers, networks, and porous materials
Polymer Synthesis, Modification, and Self-assembly: Including designer polymer architectures, mechanisms and kinetics, and supramolecular polymerization
TechnologicalApplications: Polymers for energy generation and storage, Polymer membranes for separation technology, Polymers for Opto- and microelectronics
Polymer structures: Polymer Blend, nanocrystal, molecular orientation, polyaromatics, the polymer backbone
Physical properties of polymers: Phase Transformation Temperatures, Density, Specific Gravity, Thermal Conductivity, Linear Coefficient of Thermal Expansion, Electrical Conductivity and Resistivity, Magnetic Permeability, Corrosion Resistance
Polymer surface and interfaces: Chemical/physical modification of polymer surfaces, self-assembly of polymer chains, nano-particles or micro-particles, nano-mechanical measurements of polymer films, functional polymer surfaces with special wettability, capillary phenomena on polymeric surfaces, mechanical instability (buckling, wrinkling, etc.) of soft polymer surfaces and interfaces, interfacial rheology, polymer tribology, numerical simulations on polymer surfaces, bioinspired polymer materials, biomolecular surfaces and interfaces, characterization methods for interfacial phenomena in polymers, polymer thin films deposited from the vapor phase
Functional polymers: Photoactive polymer, conductive polymer, sensitive polymer, polymer modification, hydrogels, polymeric micelles, block copolymer, polymer nanocomposites, polymer biomaterial
Supramolecular polymers: Graft copolymers, telechelic polymers, hydrogen bonding brush polymer (HBP), hyperbranched polymer, polymer grafts.
Renewable polymer synthesis
Macromolecular structure and function
Synthesis and application of novel polymers
Reactions and chemistry of polymers
Polymerization mechanisms and kinetics
Higher-order polymer structures
Structure-property relationships of polymers
- Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites: Design of polymer composites and nanocomposites, fibrer-reinforced polymers, biomedical composites, structural composites, multifunctional composites, biomimetic and eco composites, polymer foams, smart composites, modelling of polymer composites and nanocomposites, self-healing of polymer composites and nanocomposites, life cycle assessment of polymer composites and nanocomposites.
- Composite Materials: Reinforcement type, Matrix type, Fiber reinforced, structural composites, Polymer matrix, Metal matrix, Thermoplastic, thermosetting, Ceramic matrix, Composite wood
- Fiber Reinforcement Composite material: Glass fiber, Carbon fiber, Aramid Fibers, Natural fibers.
- Physical Properties of Composites: low weight, stiffness and strength, low coefficient of expansion, resistance against fatigue, ease in manufacturing complex shapes, simple repair of damaged structures, resistance to corrosion
- Novel composites: Novel materials, Synthesis, Materials properties, Materials testing, Materials processing and manufacturing, Novel fabrication technologies.
- Nanocomposites:nanoclay, MWNTs, nanotubes, nanocellulose.
- Biomedical composites: orthopedic applications, fracture repair, composite scaffolds, injection molding, compression molding, bioactivity, synthetic biodegradable polymers, biomedical engineering.
- Energy composites: Nanostructures, Batteries, Supercapacitors, Fuel cells, Triboelectric nanogenerators, Solar cells.
- Modeling, non-destructive evaluation: non-destructive evaluation, non-destructive testing, ultrasonic, thermography, acoustic emission, eddy current, shearography, x-ray, dielectric techniques, variation-damping method.
- Processing and manufacturing, properties and performance: structuralpolymeric composites, continuous reinforcement, composite forming, processing techniques, material characterization, forming simulation, lightweighting, high-performance application.
- Repair, testing, nano technology: self-repairing, mechanical properties, different self-repairing technologies, characterization, modelling of self-repairing, monitoring of self-repairing building composites, microstructure, modifications, microstructure characterization.
- Characterization: In-situ measurement (e.g., rheo-SANS, rheo-SAXS, rheo-NMR), Neutrons, X-rays, Operando measurement, Imaging (e.g., SEM, TEM, tomography/radiography), Surface analysis (e.g., AFM, STM, XPS, XAFS, reflectometry, mass spectrometry), Suspension rheology, Physical/physico-chemical properties (e.g., particle surface charge, particle size, wetting, specific surface area, porosity)
- Physical chemistry: Heterogeneity, Concentrated colloidal suspension, Colloidal forces (e.g., DLVO forces, non-DLVO forces), Chemical environment (e.g., salt/electrolyte, surfactant, pH)
- Process and functional materials: Industrial wastes, Complex ores, Mechanical processes (e.g., thickening/sedimentation, filtration, agitation/mixing), Separation (e.g., flotation, magnetic separation), Functional material synthesis and its characterization
- Fluid dynamics and applied mechanics: Particle-laden flow, Flow diagnosis, Flow visualization (e.g., MRI velocimetry), Flow behavior under external field application (e.g., mechanical agitation, electric field application), Non-Newtonian fluid, Complex fluid
- Synthesis Techniques
- Hybrid Composite
- Mechanical Properties
- Green Composite
- Fly Ash
- Chemical Coagulation
- 3 D Printing
- Microstructural Properties
- Thermal Analysis
Open Access Statement
The Journal of Polymer and Composites (jopc) is an open-access (OA) publication which provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. All published works will be available to a worldwide audience, free, immediately upon publication. Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons licenses.
Publication Ethics Statement
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