Special Issue on Block Copolymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly and Applications

Submission Deadline: Apr. 10, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Hongbo Feng
      Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Guest Editors play a significant role in a special issue. They maintain the quality of published research and enhance the special issue’s impact. If you would like to be a Guest Editor or recommend a colleague as a Guest Editor of this special issue, please Click here to fulfill the Guest Editor application.
    • Chun Zhou
      Seagate Technology, Fremont, California, USA
    • Huiqun Wang
      Department of chemistry, University of Minnesota, Twin city, Minnesota, USA
    • Moshe Dolejsi
      Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Soonmin Yim
      Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Ruben Waldman
      Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Ruoxia Zhao
      Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  • Introduction

    The extraordinary structural and compositional versatility of block copolymers (BCPs) has facilitated an explosion in the discovery and implementation of innovative synthetic strategies capable of generating previously unattainable levels of man-made architectural complexity. One of the fascinating features of BCPs is their capability to micro phase separate into a plethora of ordered nanostructures. Because of the chemical and topological diversity of BCPs, their applications have been rapidly expanding to the fields of advanced materials, patterning, drug delivery, and many others over the last two decades.
    This special issue is to bring together research that aims at developing functional polymers and block copolymers using controlled/living polymerization techniques, modifying polymers’ functionalities to create ordered nanostructures, controlling polymer/environment interactions to achieve stimuli-responsive materials.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Controlled polymerization techniques
    2. Block copolymers
    3. Self-assembly
    4. Polymer interfaces
    5. Hybrid materials
    6. Stimuli-responsive materials

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ajpst.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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