POLYMERS FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES is published in response to recent significant changes in the patterns of materials research and development. Worldwide attention has been focused on the critical importance of materials in the creation of new devices and systems. It is now recognized that materials are often the limiting factor in bringing a new technical concept to fruition and that polymers are often the materials of choice in these demanding applications. A significant portion of the polymer research ongoing in the world is directly or indirectly related to the solution of complex, interdisciplinary problems whose successful resolution is necessary for achievement of broad system objectives.
POLYMERS FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES is focused to the interest of scientists and engineers from academia and industry who are participating in these new areas of polymer research and development. It is the intent of this journal to impact the polymer related advanced technologies to meet the challenge of the twenty-first century.
POLYMERS FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES aims at encouraging innovation, invention, imagination and creativity by providing a broad interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of new research and development concepts, theories and results which reflect the changing image and pace of modern polymer science and technology.
POLYMERS FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES aims at becoming the central organ of the new multi-disciplinary polymer oriented materials science of the highest scientific standards. It will publish original research papers on finished studies; communications limited to five typewritten pages plus three illustrations, containing experimental details; review articles of up to 40 pages; letters to the editor and book reviews. Review articles will normally be published by invitation. The Editor-in-Chief welcomes suggestions for reviews.
Review Articles. Polymers for Advanced Technologies publishes high quality reviews on topics of current interest in all areas of advanced polymer processing, synthesis, and applications of new polymer-centric innovations. Areas of particular interest are biomedical devices, flexible electronics, neural interfaces, organic electronics, soft photonics, polymer nanocomposites, micro- and nano-fabrication, biological molecules including DNA, polymers in advanced energy applications, and other exciting uses of polymers tackling grand challenges across disciplines. Articles may either provide a complete, broad review of a topic, or may concentrate on the author's own work, placing that work in the context of the broader field. Several select issues published by PAT will be topical issues consisting of invited papers.NOTE: Polymers for Advanced Technologies does not accept papers dealing exclusively with the synthesis and/or characterization of polymers except in cases where the focus is upon an advanced technology.
TOPICS COVEREDRadiation-Related Polymers
- Radiation-sensitive and radiation-stabilized polymers
- Polymers for microwave absorption
- Photo-electro conductive polymers
- Electro-optics and nonlinear optics
- Dielectric, ferroelectric and electric applications of polymers.
- Liquid-crystalline and high-performance polymers and fibers
- Polymeric gels and networks
- Blends and alloys
- Engineering polymers
- Composites, adhesives, interphases and interfaces
- New elastomers, coatings and sealants
- Flammability, flame retardance and flame resistance
- Polymeric membranes, thin films and nanofilms
- Polymeric catalysts.
Polymers for Biosystems
- Polymers for biosensors and affinity chromatography