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:
- The 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.
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