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The European Physical Journal E

Vol. 8, No. 2 (May 2002)

Special issue on Properties of Thin Polymer Films




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Editorial
Editorial: Special issue on Properties of Thin Polymer Films    p. 101
Günter Reiter (Editor) and James Forrest (Guest Editor)
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1007/s10189-002-8244-8

Influence of surface ordering on the wetting of structured liquids    p. 103
R. Limary, P.F. Green and K.R. Shull
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10060-4

Surface visco-elastic moduli of a Langmuir film of a polystyrene-polydimethyl siloxane block copolymer at the air-ethyl benzoate interface    p. 111
J.T.E. Cook and R.W. Richards
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10058-x

Film thickness effects on the distribution of high-molecular-weight heterotelechelic polymers    p. 121
L.R. Hutchings, R.W. Richards, R.L. Thompson and D.G. Bucknall
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10059-9

Using adhesion to probe viscoelasticity of polymer film surfaces: A quartz crystal microbalance study    p. 129
J.A. Forrest, J. Mattsson and L. Börjesson
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2000-10102-5

The timescale of spinodal dewetting at a polymer/polymer interface    p. 137
A.M. Higgins, M. Sferrazza, R.A.L. Jones, P.C. Jukes, J.S. Sharp, L.E. Dryden and J. Webster
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10061-3

Molecular dynamics in thin films of isotactic poly(methyl methacrylate)    p. 145
L. Hartmann, W. Gorbatschow, J. Hauwede and F. Kremer
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10073-y

Confinement and processing effects on glass transition temperature and physical aging in ultrathin polymer films: Novel fluorescence measurements    p. 155
C.J. Ellison, S.D. Kim, D.B. Hall and J.M. Torkelson
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10057-y

Confinement-induced differences between dielectric normal modes and segmental modes of an ion-conducting polymer    p. 167
K. Kojio, S. Jeon and S. Granick
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10090-x

Static and dynamic properties of supercooled thin polymer films    p. 175
F. Varnik, J. Baschnagel and K. Binder
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10092-8

The origins of fast segmental dynamics in 2 nm thin confined polymer films    p. 193
E. Manias and V. Kuppa
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10074-x

Effects of entanglement concentration on and local segmental motions    p. 201
P. Bernazzani, S.L. Simon, D.J. Plazek and K.L. Ngai
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10087-5

Enthalpy recovery of a glass-forming liquid constrained in a nanoporous matrix: Negative pressure effects    p. 209
S.L. Simon, J.-Y. Park and G.B. McKenna
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10072-0

Some relevant parameters affecting the glass transition of supported ultra-thin polymer films    p. 217
Y. Grohens, L. Hamon, G. Reiter, A. Soldera and Y. Holl
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10088-4

Mobility in thin polymer films ranging from local segmental motion, Rouse modes to whole chain motion: A coupling model consideration    p. 225
K.L. Ngai
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10062-2

Polymer thin films and surfaces: Possible effects of capillary waves    p. 237
S. Herminghaus
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10056-0


Comment
Commentary on “Polymer thin films and surfaces: Possible effects of capillary waves” by S. Herminghaus. I    p. 245
D. Long
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2002-10006-4


Comment
Commentary on “Polymer thin films and surfaces: Possible effects of capillary waves” by S. Herminghaus. II    p. 247
J. Baschnagel
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2002-10004-6

Are changes in morphology clear indicators for the glass transition in thin polymer films? Tentative ideas    p. 251
G. Reiter
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10070-2

The glass transition and contact mechanical experiments on polymer surfaces    p. 257
D. Johannsmann
Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2002-10013-5

A decade of dynamics in thin films of polystyrene: Where are we now?    p. 261
J.A. Forrest
Published online: 15 May 2002







Editors-in-Chief
A. Bausch, J.M. Di Meglio and D. Frenkel
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P. Pieranski, Université Paris-Sud, France

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