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. High-pressure sorption of carbon dioxide and methane in all-aromatic poly(etherimide)-based membranes

    Wojciech Ogieglo, Zeljka P. Madzarevic, Michiel J. T. Raaijmakers, Theo J. Dingemans and Nieck E. Benes

    Article first published online: 11 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24001

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    Polyetherimides (PEIs) are polymers that have high potential as membrane materials for molecular separation in demanding process conditions. In this article, the sorption (dynamics) of compressed carbon dioxide and methane are investigated in a series of all-aromatic state-of-the-art PEIs with systematically varied polymer backbone composition. The excess free volume, gas sorption capacities, and sorption- and temperature-induced dynamic changes in film thickness and refractive index have been investigated by spectroscopic ellipsometry.

  2. Phase behavior of blends of PCBM with amorphous polymers with different aromaticity

    Gabriel Bernardo, Nabankur Deb, Stephen M. King and David G. Bucknall

    Article first published online: 11 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24002

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    Fullerenes are widely used in a number of areas, and yet their miscibility with organic materials, in particular polymers, is poorly understood. Using a number of techniques (differential scanning calorimetry and small-angle neutron scattering), the miscibility limit and phase behavior of a commonly used fullerene ([6,6]-phenyl C61-butyric acid methyl ester) in a number of vinyl polymers has been evaluated.

  3. The coalescence of polystyrene in correlated binary solvents

    Quinn A. Besford, Maoyuan Liu, James K. Beattie and Angus Gray-Weale

    Article first published online: 10 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24003

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    The solution behavior of polymers is crucial to the development polymeric drug delivery vehicles. In this work, the coalescence of polystyrene in binary solvents is investigated. A model for the coalescence thermodynamics is derived from correlations between dipole moments in the solvent and is found to capture the point of coalescence of polystyrene in solution. The results suggest that the main property of polar solvents which determines solubility is a free energy resulting from dipole correlations.

  4. Multimaterial hydrogel with widely tunable elasticity by selective photopolymerization of PEG diacrylate and epoxy monomers

    Esben Kjær Unmack Larsen, Niels B. Larsen, Kristoffer Almdal, E. K. U. Larsen, N. B. Larsen and K. Almdal

    Article first published online: 8 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24007

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    Multimaterial structures made from a poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate and epoxy resin solution becomes selectively either a soft hydrogel or a stiff polymer when exposed to blue or UV light. Materials with graded mechanical properties spanning over two orders of magnitude result from varying the wavelength and time of the exposure.

  5. Constituent analysis of stress memory in semicrystalline polyurethane

    Harishkumar Narayana, Jinlian Hu, Bipin Kumar and Songmin Shang

    Article first published online: 8 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24000

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    A new approach is made in this study to unveil the total stress–strain components in the stress memory polymers. Stress memory behavior of semicrystalline polyurethane is analytically studied by quantifying the stress components in tensile mode of programming using constituent equations and a novel relaxed modulus (RM). This approach can help researchers to engineer the products needing memory stress more precisely in multidisciplinary areas by predicting their behavior accurately.