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. Morphology and properties of globular polymeric materials in the solid state: A composite material of DNA with a cationic surfactant

    Emmanuel C. Ossai, Yuka Tomimori, Shota Ohki, Koki Okada, Takeshi Yonekura, Kazuya Furusawa and Naoki Sasaki

    Article first published online: 1 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23968

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    Inter-chain entanglements give crucial characteristics to polymeric solid materials, though it is still hard to obtain a desired amount of them. In order to control the entanglements as a property-regulating parameter, globular polymeric films with very few entanglements were fabricated making use of the stable globules of DNA-cationic surfactant complex. Morphological studies of the films revealed that they were composed of particles containing several DNA-CTA globule molecules.

  2. Multiple dynamic regimes in colloid-polymer dispersions: New insight using X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy

    Sunita Srivastava, Suhasini Kishore, Suresh Narayanan, Alec R. Sandy and Surita R. Bhatia

    Article first published online: 1 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23973

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    Colloidal particle and cluster interactions can be tuned by varying polymer properties, such as chain length and concentration. This study uses X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy to investigate different dynamic regimes in systems containing colloidal disks and weakly adsorbing polymers, and highlights the influence of the dynamics observed in each region on the resulting macroscopic properties of the system.

  3. Structure–property relationship in high urethane density polyurethanes

    Borja Fernández-d'Arlas and Arantxa Eceiza

    Article first published online: 28 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23969

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    The impact of short glycol structure on the structure and properties of polyurethanes is studied by analyzing the influence of the primary (chain conformation) and secondary structures (amorphous and crystalline phases) on the crystallinity and mechanical properties of high urethane density polymers based on aliphatic 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate. This provides insight into the role of segmental architecture influence on the self-assembling and mechanical performance of high urethane density polyurethanes.

  4. Bioactive composites fabricated by freezing-thawing method for bone regeneration applications

    Maria Canillas, Gabriel G. de Lima, Miguel A. Rodríguez, Michael J. D. Nugent and Declan M. Devine

    Article first published online: 28 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23974

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    A composite cryogel that produces high strength composites materials which can control the release of antimicrobial agents is the aim of this work. The constructs presents stronger values than similar materials in the literature and contain porous structure which is beneficial for vascular invasion and bone ingrowth. Since the fabrication method does not require any toxic elements, presents good biocompatibility and ability to control swelling, this system have great potential in the field of orthopaedics.

  5. Controlled dispersion of polystyrene-capped Au nanoparticles in P3HT:PC61BM and consequences upon active layer nanostructure

    Dennis P. Butcher Jr., Robert C. Wadams, Lawrence Drummy, Hilmar Koerner, Chris Bailey, Frank Scheltens, David Mccomb, Laura Fabris, Michael F. Durstock and Christopher Tabor

    Article first published online: 26 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23962

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    Au nanoparticles with a polymer coating assemble into three-dimensional ordered structures, dependent upon processing conditions, which impact film structure and the electronic and optical properties when placed into an organic photovoltaic active layer. The accompanying figure provides a three-dimensional reconstruction of polymer coated Au nanoparticles within the active layer of an organic photovoltaic active layer film.