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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Publishes papers on the physics of polymers, including applications, theory and modeling and experiments. 2012 ISI Impact Factor: 2.221
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- Sorption of n-Hexane in Amorphous Polystyrene
Ashish Kadam, Thomas Karbowiak, Andree Voilley, Jean-Pierre Bellat, Olivier Vitrac and Frederic Debeaufort
Article first published online: 25 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23557
The sorption of n-hexane vapors in PS at 298 K was studied by gravimetry and reached a maximum of about 12 wt % close to saturation. The sorption-desorption branches exhibited large hysteresis. The change in Tg occurring during the sorption process was taken into account for interpretation and modelling.
- Achieving high electric energy storage in a polymer nanocomposite at low filling ratios using a highly polarizable phthalocyanine interphase
Jing Wang, Fangxiao Guan, Li Cui, Jilin Pan, Qing Wang and Lei Zhu
Article first published online: 23 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23554
Owing to the high polarizability of a tetrameric metallophthalocyanine (TMPc) interface layer, 3-phase P(VDF-HFP)/BaTiO3@TMPc-PMMA composites exhibit high relative permittivity and thus high electric energy storage at a volume-filling ratio as low as about 5 vol %. Their relative permittivity fits well to the theoretical prediction of a 3-phase composite with a 0.20 interface ratio. Therefore, these 3-phase nanodielectrics are promising to be melt-processed into thin composite films for advanced dielectric applications.
- You have free access to this contentConfined crystallization of polymers within anodic aluminum oxide templates
Rose Mary Michell, Iwona Blaszczyk-Lezak, Carmen Mijangos and Alejandro J. Müller
Article first published online: 22 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23553
Within nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) templates, polymer crystallization changes upon infiltration. When perfect infiltration is achieved, crystallization only occurs at very low temperatures that are close to vitrification and the overall crystallization kinetics becomes dominated by nucleation. Hence, the kinetics of crystallization changes from order 3–4 (usual in homopolymers) to order 1. The nucleation changes from heterogeneous to surface or homogeneous nucleation, although the latter is more difficult to achieve.
- Partially sulfonated ethylene–vinyl alcohol copolymer as new substrate for 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene vapor phase polymerization
Andrea Martinelli, Lucio D'Ilario, Iolanda Francolini, Antonella Piozzi and Elisa Pizzi
Article first published online: 22 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23556
A new biocompatible partially sulfonated ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVALS32) was synthesized and used as a supporting insulating matrix for EDOT vapour phase polymerization. This sulfonated polymer is able to provide stability to the PEDOT film and to suppress the oxidant crystallization without the use of specific additives. A homogeneous EVALS32–PEDOT composite film layered on a glass slide characterized by a good conductivity (1.6 × 102 S cm−1), optical transparency, surface smoothness, and stability in water was obtained.
- Stimuli-triggered phase transfer of polymer-inorganic hybrid hairy particles between two immiscible liquid phases
Chunhui Bao, Jonathan M. Horton, Zhifeng Bai, Dejin Li, Timothy P. Lodge and Bin Zhao
Article first published online: 22 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23552
Polymer brush-grafted particles (hairy particles) that can undergo stimuli-induced phase transfer between two immiscible liquids are an intriguing class of hybrid materials. This review focuses on recent advances in this burgeoning area, starting with a discussion of the mechanism of particle transfer across a liquid-liquid interface and progressing to the phase transfer of hairy particles induced by various external stimuli including temperature, pH, and light. The applications in phase transfer catalysis are presented.