Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics

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Online ISSN: 1099-0488

Associated Title(s): Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry

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J. Polym. Sci. B Polym. Phys. publishes papers on the physics of polymers, including applications, theory and modeling, and experiments. 2014 ISI Impact Factor: 3.830.

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  1. Transport properties of small molecules in zwitterionic polymers

    Shawreen Shah, Junyi Liu, Siucheung Ng, Shuangjiang Luo, Ruilan Guo, Chong Cheng and Haiqing Lin

    Version of Record online: 31 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24096

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    Zwitterionic polymers were prepared from sulfobetaine methacrylate or phosphobetaine methacrylate, which were crosslinked using poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate. Besides the superior antifouling properties, these zwitterionic polymers exhibit water permeability similar to and water/NaCl selectivity higher than the noncharged PEG-based materials. These polymers demonstrate promise as membrane surface coating layers to improve antifouling properties for desalination and wastewater treatment.

  2. Design and fabrication of a shielded interdigital sensor for noninvasive In situ real-time production monitoring of polymers

    Yang Yang, Gabriele Chiesura, Thomas Vervust, Joris Degrieck and Jan Vanfleteren

    Version of Record online: 31 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24101

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    Interdigital sensors (IDS) have drawn great attention for in situ real-time production monitoring of polymers in the past decade. However, conventional IDS are hampered by low nominal capacitance, low sensitivity, and high noise due to dual-side access of the sensor. In this study, an electrically shielded IDS is proposed to overcome these challenges, and has been attached to a mould, and successfully applied for the monitoring of a vacuum infusion process.

  3. Design of free-standing microstructured conducting polymer films for enhanced particle removal from non-uniform surfaces

    Jennifer S. Laster, Nicholas A. Deom, Stephen P. Beaudoin and Bryan W. Boudouris

    Version of Record online: 31 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24102

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    The removal of particles from surfaces is important for a variety of applications. Here, free-standing microstructured films of the conducting polymer polypyrrole are developed for the specific application of enhanced contact sampling for the detection of trace explosives. The influence of the polymer microstructure on the removal of model particles from a representative aluminum substrate of varying roughness is studied.

  4. Anisotropic swelling of hydrogel nanowires based on poly(vinylpyrrolidone) fabricated by single-particle nanofabrication technique

    Satoshi Tsukuda, Masaaki Omichi, Masaki Sugimoto, Akira Idesaki, Vikas S. Padalkar and Shu Seki

    Version of Record online: 31 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24100

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    Hydrogel nanowires based on poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP) and N,N'-methylenebis(acrylamide) (MBA) were fabricated by single particle nanofabrication technique (SPNT). The swelling behavior of the PVP/MBA nanowires was investigated by AFM measurement in air and water. The hydrogel nanowires, which consisted of crosslinked networks with inhomogeneous crosslinking points, exhibited anisotropic swelling along the length and radius in aqueous environments. In addition the model of distribution of crosslinks in the nanowires was suggested.

  5. Selective adsorption behavior of polymer at the polymer–nanoparticle interface

    Linli He, Zhang Dong and Linxi Zhang

    Version of Record online: 29 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24085

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    The adsorption behavior of monodisperse or bidisperse polymers close to the surface of nanoparticles strongly depends on the polymer–particle interaction, chain length, and stiffness. The chain-length or chain-stiffness-induced selective adsorption for bidisperse polymers in a polymer-particle interfacial region is a delicate competition between entropic and enthalpic contributions to the total free energy.