Focus & Scope

Overview

Journal of Polymer & Composites is a peer reviewed journal and provides a platform to discuss new innovations 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 practice in the field of Chemical Engineering. It's a triannual journal, started in 2013

Focus and Scope

Polymer:

  • Polymer Chemistry:  synthesis of copolymers, block-polymers, polyesters, elastomer, 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, modelling 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 from macro scale down to nano scale) 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, included 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, fibres, 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, 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
  • Polymersurface 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

Composites:

  • 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.
  • CompositeMaterials: 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

Keywords

  • Biopolymers
  • Nanoparticles
  • Alloys
  • Synthesis Techniques
  • Resin
  • Epoxy
  • Hybrid Composite
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Biosorption
  • Green Composite
  • Fly Ash
  • Chemical Coagulation
  • Electrocoagulation
  • 3 D Printing
  • Microstructural Properties
  • Plasticizers
  • Thermal Analysis