Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics
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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. 2015 ISI Impact Factor: 3.318.
- Body temperature triggered shape-memory polymers with high elastic energy storage capacity
Meng et al., DOI: 10.1002/polb.23990
- A hydrogel-forming liquid crystalline elastomer exhibiting soft shape memory
Torbati et al., DOI: 10.1002/polb.23892
- A review of shape memory polymers bearing reversible binding groups
Lewis et al., DOI: 10.1002/polb.23994
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- Viscoelastic properties of poly(methyl methacrylate) with high glass transition temperature by lithium salt addition
Azusa Miyagawa, Viknasvarri Ayerdurai, Shogo Nobukawa and Masayuki Yamaguchi
Version of Record online: 29 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24227
The lithium salt addition enhances the glass transition temperature for poly(methyl methacrylate), owing to the ion-dipole interaction, which has a life time at high temperature.
- Molecular dynamics simulations of monodisperse/bidisperse polymer melt crystallization
Vasilii Triandafilidi, Jörg Rottler and Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos
Version of Record online: 29 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24142
Molecular mechanisms behind the crystallization of polydisperse polymer melts remain an unsolved problem in polymer physics and have a huge importance in applications such as injection molding and fiber blowing. In the current work, the crystallization of polydisperse melts is simulated by identifying the mechanisms behind bidisperse blend crystallization. Here, crystallization of polydisperse melts is studied with computer simulations in order to identify the mechanisms behind bidisperse blend crystallization.
- Influence of fluorination on the microstructure and performance of diketopyrrolopyrrole-based polymer solar cells
Chao Wang, Christian J. Mueller, Eliot Gann, Amelia C. Y. Liu, Mukundan Thelakkat and Christopher R. McNeill
Version of Record online: 21 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24151
Moderate fluorination of diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP)-based polymers is shown to be a promising approach for improving the photovoltage of DPP-based polymer solar cells. Bifluorination of the phenyl ring in the polymer PDPP[T]2–TPT leads to improved open-circuit voltage (VOC) while largely preserving the near-optimal nanomorphology. Tetrafluorination however leads to worse cell performance despite VOC further improving to 0.81 V due to coarse phase separation.
- Extraordinary transport behavior of gases in isothermally annealed poly(4-methyl-1-pentene) membranes
Ywu-Jang Fu, Cheng-Lee Lai, Chien-Chieh Hu, Yi-Ming Sun, Shuan-Ying Wu, Jung-Tsai Chen, Shu-Hsien Huang, Wei-Song Hung and Kueir-Rarn Lee
Version of Record online: 18 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24150
Gases permeable crystalline regions formed during isothermal annealing of PMP membranes. A three-phase model used to explain the change of free volume parameters and crystalline structure. Correlations between the positron annihilation lifetime data of annealed PMP and the transport properties of gases through PMP membranes suggest that the free volume elements in rigid amorphous fractions controls the gas separation, whereas the dominant parameter controlling the flux is the free volume elements in mobile amorphous fractions.
- Sliding threshold of spike-rate dependent plasticity of a semiconducting polymer/electrolyte cell
Wenshuai Dong, Fei Zeng, Yuandong Hu, Chiating Chang, Xiaojun Li, Feng Pan and Guoqi Li
Version of Record online: 18 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24152
A threshold (θm) of depression to potentiation is sliding for an MEH-PPV/PEO-Nd3+ artificial synaptic cell. A previous inhibitory signal moves θm to a lower frequency, while a previous excitation signal moves θm to a higher frequency. This phenomenon agrees well with the BCM learning theory and stems from the modification of the internal state (i.e., Nd3+ flux). This demonstrates adaptivity as well as stability for our device.