Crystallization Processes in Polymer-Based Materials – Call For Papers

While browsing through the LinkedIn Crystallization Community yesterday, I noticed a discussion started by Mircea Chipara indicating that the Journal of Materials Science is accepting contributions on the topic of Crystallization Processes in Polymer-Based Materials.

Scheduled to be published in May 2012, papers for the focus issue are being accepted in the following areas:

  • Crystallization in Journal of Materials ResearchThe competition between nucleation and crystallization in polymeric materials.
  • Crystallization processes in confined structures (at submicron scale).
  • Role of secondary crystallization and the competition of multiple crystallization mechanisms. Crystallization in biopolymers, polymer blends, copolymers, and block copolymers.
  • Crystallization in polymer-based nanocomposites.
  • Non-temperature induced crystallization processes in polymeric materials.
  • Facts and artifacts in the experimental study of crystallization in polymeric materials.
  • Chain folding, chain organization processes, and polymer crystallization.
  • Modeling of crystallization processes in polymeric materials.
  • Statistical mechanics/thermodynamics of crystallization processes.

The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2011.

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