Issue 11 of the journal Polymer International includes an In Focus section of the 6th International Conference on Polymer Behavior (ICPB6). ICPB6 took place between the 22nd and 26th of September 2014 at the Faculty of Physics of at the University of Vienna, Austria. It has been one of in a series of meetings which started in Moscow 2004 followed by Strasbourg (2006), Marrakesh (2008), Lodz (2010), and Aveiro (2012).
The aim of ICPB6 was to report and discuss fundamentals, structures, properties and applications of all kinds of polymers both in academia and industry, with a focus an emphasis on “multi-physics ” approaches for the behaviour of polymers and polymer based nanomaterials.
About 100 participants gave 16 invited lectures, 47 oral and 29 poster contributions, which covered topics such as Fundamentals of structure and properties, Plasticity and mechanical properties, Modeling and simulations, Experiments on the nanoscale, Crystallization and phase transitions, Linkage between different length and time scales, Cellulose and other biopolymers, Functional polymers and Composites and fillers.
Selected article highlights include:
A research article of a suitable expression for estimating the size of the cooperatively rearranging regions (CRRs) by Pieruccini et. al
A study about time-resolved small-angle X-ray scattering by Addiego et. al
Çolak and Asmaz discuss modelling of biaxial ratcheting behaviour of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene with viscoplasticity theory