Professor Wenbing Hu's Publication


Journal Articles            Reviews and Book Chapters             Books


(For my Chinese articles, see Chinese website)

Journal Articles (*The correspondence authors.)

90. Xu, C.-H.; Wang, J.-P.; Hu, W.-B.* Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations of polymer cold crystallization. Chinese J. Polym. Sci. Accepted.

89. He, Y.-C.; Li, X.-H.; Ge, L.; Qian, Q.-Y.; Hu, W.-B.* Cross-plane thermal conductivity of thin films characterized by Flash DSC measurement. Thermothimica Acta Accepted.

88. Guan, X.-C.; Wang, Y.-H.; Wang, J.-P.; Wu, Y.-X.; Hu, W.-B.* Effects of short-chain branches on strain-induced polymer crystallization. Polymer International Online published. Journal link

87. Guan, X.-C.; Wang, J.-P.; Hu, W.-B.* Monte Carlo simulation of strain-enhanced stereo-complex polymer crystallization. J. Phys. Chem. B 122(48), 10928-10933(2018) Journal link

86. Qi, H.; Zhou, H.; Tang, Q.; Lee, J. Y.; Fan, Z.; Kim, S.; Staub, M. C.;  Zhou, T.; Mei, S.; Han, L.; Pochan, D. J.; Cheng, H.;* Hu, W.-B.; Li, C. Y.* Block copolymer crystalsomes with an ultrathin shell to extend blood circulation time. Nature Communications 9, 3005 (2018). Journal link

85. Tao, H.-C.; Gao, F.; Gao, H.-H.; Hu, W.-B.* Free energy change of crystallization in single copolymers. Molecular Physics 116(21-22), 3020-3026(2018). Journal link

84. Chen, J.-F.; Zha, L.-Y.; Hu, W.-B.* Effect of solvent selectivity on crystallization-driven fibril growth kinetics of diblock copolymers. Polymer 138,359-362(2018). Journal link

83. Nie, Y.-J.; Zhao, Y.-F.; Matsuba, G.; Hu, W.-B.* Shish-Kebab crystallites initiated by shear fracture in bulk polymers. Macromolecules 51(2),480-487(2018). Journal link

82. He, Y.-C.; Luo, R.; Li, Z.-L.; Lv, R.-H.; Zhou, D.-S.; Lim, S.; Ren, X.-N.; Gao, H.-X.; Hu, W.-B.* Comparing crystallization kinetics between polyamide 6 and polyketone via chip-calorimeter measurement. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 219(3), 1700385(2018). Journal link

81. Cai, J.; Luo, R.; Lv, R.-H.; He, Y.-C.; Zhou, D.-S.; Hu, W.-B.* Crystallization kinetics of ethylene-co-propylene rubber/isotactic polypropylene blend investigated via chip-calorimeter measurement. European Polymer J 96, 79-86(2017). Journal link

80. Xu, J.; Liu, Z.; Lan, Y.; Zuo, B.; Wang, X.-P.;* Yang, J.; Zhang, W.; Hu, W.-B.* Mobility gradient of poly(ethylene terephthalate) chains near a substrate scaled by the thickness of the adsorbed layer. Macromolecules 50(17), 6804-6812(2017). Journal link

79. Zhu, Z.-T.; Gao, H.-H.; Hu, W.-B.* Intermediate molten globule state and its thermodynamic interpretation in the collapse transition of single ring polymer. Acta Polymerica Sinica 9, 1471-1478(2017). Journal link

78. Tao, H.-C.; Gao, H.-H.; Hu, W.-B.* Role of chain ends in coil deformation of driven single polymer. Materials Chemistry Frontiers 1(7), 1349-1353(2017). Journal link

77. Kalapat, D.; Li, Z.-L.; Tang, Q.-Y.; Zhang, X.-H.; Hu, W.-B.* Comparing crystallization kinetics among two G-resin samples and iPP via Flash DSC measurement. J. Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry 128(3), 1859-1866(2017). Journal link

76. Li, X.; Liu, Y.; Wan, L.; Li, Z.; Suh, H.; Ren, J.; Ocola, L. E.; Hu, W.;* Ji, S.;* Nealey, P. F. Effect of stereochemistry on directed self-Assembly of poly(styrene-b-lactide) films on chemical patterns. ACS Macro Letters 5(3), 396-401(2016). Journal link

75. Zha, L.-Y.; Zhang, M.-M.; Li, L.-B.; Hu, W.-B.* Entropy-driven segregation and its competition to crystal nucleation in the binary blends of stretched and free guest polymers. J. Phys. Chem. B 120(50), 1298812992(2016). Journal link

74. Zha, L.-Y.; Wu, Y.-X.; Hu, W.-B.* Multi-component thermodynamics of strain-induced polymer crystallization. J. Phys. Chem. B 120(27), 6890-6896(2016). Journal link

73. Guan, X.-C.; Zha, L.-Y.; Wu, Y.-X.; Hu, W.-B.* Strong memory of strain-induced copolymer crystallization revealed by Monte Carlo simulations. Polymer 98, 282-286(2016). Journal link

72. Zhang, R.; Zha, L.-Y.; Hu, W.-B.* Intramolecular crystal nucleation favored by polymer crystallization: A Monte Carlo simulation evidence. J. Phys. Chem. B 120(27), 6754-6760(2016). Journal link

71. Liang, H.-Q.; Ji, K.-J.; Zha, L.-Y.; Hu, W.-B.;* Ou, Y.; Xu, Z.-K.* Polymer membranes with vertically oriented pores constructed by 2D freezing at ambient temperature. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8(22), 14174-14181(2016). Journal link

70. Li, Z.-L.; Wang, J.; Pérez, R. A.; Müller, A. J.; Zhang, B.; Grayson, S. M.; Hu, W.-B.* Non-monotonic molecular weight dependence of crystallization rates of linear and cyclic poly(epsilon-caprolactone)s in a wide temperature range. Polymer International 65(9), 1074-1079(2016). Journal link

69. Nie, Y.-J.; Gao, H.-H.; Wu, Y.-X.; Hu, W.-B.* Effect of comonomer sizes on the strain-induced crystal nucleation of random copolymers. European Polymer J 81, 34-42(2016). Journal link

68. Chen, Y.-X.; Tang, X.; Shu J.; Wang X.-L.; Hu, W.-B.;* Shen, Q.-D.* Crosslinked P(VDF-CTFE)/PS-COOH Nanocomposites for high-energy-density capacitor application. J. Polym. Sci. B Polym. Phys. 54(12), 1160-1169(2016). Journal link

67. Chen, Y.-X.; Shen, Q.-D.;* Hu, W.-B.* Primary and secondary crystallization of fast-cooled PVDF studied by Flash DSC, WAXD and FTIR. Polymer International 65(4), 387-392(2016). Journal link

66. Jiang, X.-M.; Reiter, G.; Hu, W.-B.* How chain-folding crystal growth determines thermodynamic stability of polymer crystals. J. Phys. Chem. B 120(3), 566-571(2016). Journal link

65. Chen, Y.-X.; Chen, X.; Zhou, D.-S.; Shen, Q.-D.;* Hu, W.-B.* Low-temperature crystallization of P(VDF-TrFE-CFE) studied by Flash DSC. Polymer 84, 319-327(2016). Journal link

64. Jiang, X.-M.; Li, T.-X.; Hu, W.-B.* Understanding the growth rates of polymer co-crystallization in the binary mixtures of different chain lengths: Revisited. J. Phys. Chem. B 119(30), 99759981(2015). Journal link

63. Li, J.; Ma, Y.; Hu, W.-B.* Dynamic Monte Carlo simulation of non-equilibrium Brownian diffusion of single-chain macromolecules. Molecular Simulations 42(4), 321-327(2015) Journal link

62. Shu, R.-F.; Zha, L.-Y.; Eman, A.; Hu, W.-B.* Fibril crystal growth in diblock copolymer solutions studied by dynamic Monte Carlo simulations. J. Phys. Chem. B 119(18), 5926-5932(2015) Journal Link.

61. Wang, J.; Li, Z.-L.; Pérez, R. A.; Müller, A. J.; Zhang, B.; Grayson, S. M.; Hu, W.-B.* Comparing crystallization rates between linear and cyclic poly(epsilon-caprolactones) via fast-scan chip-calorimeter measurements. Polymer 63, 34-40(2015). Journal Link

60. Jiang, X.-M.; Li, Z.-L.; Wang, J.; Gao, H.-H.; Zhou, D.-S.; Hu, W.-B.* Combining TMDSC measurements between chip-calorimeter and molecular simulation to study reversible melting of polymer crystals. Thermothimica Acta 603, 79-84(2015). Journal Link

59. Li, J.; Hu, W.-B.* Biased diffusion induces coil deformation via a cracking-the-whip' effect of acceleration generated by dynamic heterogeneity along polymer chain. Polymer International 64(1), 49-53(2015). Journal Link

58. Li, Z.-L.; Jiang, X.-M.; Gao, H.-H.; Zhou, D.-S.; Hu, W.-B.* Fast-scan chip-calorimeter measurement on the melting behaviors of melt-crystallized syndiotactic polystyrene. J. Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry 118(3), 1531-1536(2014). Journal Link

57. Gao, H.-H.; Wang, J.; Schick, C.; Toda, A.; Zhou, D.-S.; Hu, W.-B.* Combining fast-scan chip-calorimeter with molecular simulations to investigate superheating behaviors of lamellar polymer crystals. Polymer 55(16), 4307-4312(2014). Journal Link

56. Zhang, M.-M.; Zha, L.-Y.; Gao, H.-H.; Nie, Y.-J.; Hu, W.-B.* How polydispersity of network polymers influences strain-induced crystal nucleation in a rubber. Chinese J. Polym. Sci. 32(9), 1218-1223(2014). Journal Link

55. Liu, Q.; Gao, H.-H.; Zha, L.-Y.; Hu, Z.-M.; Ma, Y.; Yu, M.-H.; Chen, L.; Hu, W.-B.* Tuning bio-inspired skin-core structure of nascent fiber via interplay of polymer phase transitions. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16(29), 15152-15157(2014). Journal Link

54. Tang, Q.-Y.;* Hu, W.-B.;* Napolitano, S. Slowing down of accelerated structural relaxation in ultrathin polymer films. Phys. Rev. Lett. 112(14), 148306(2014). Journal Link

53. Nie, Y.-J.; Gao, H.-H.; Hu, W.-B.* Variable trends of chain-folding in separate stages of strain-induced crystallization of bulk polymers. Polymer 55(5), 1267-1272(2014). Journal Link

52. Nie, Y.-J.; Gao, H.-H.; Wu, Y.-X.; Hu, W.-B.* Thermodynamics of strain-induced crystallization of random copolymers. Soft Matter 10(2), 343-347(2014). Journal Link

51. Tang, Q.-Y.;* Hu, W.-B. Molecular simulation of structural relaxation in ultrathin polymer films. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15(47), 20679-20690(2013). Journal Link

50. Gao, H.-H.; Vadlamudi, M; Alamo, R.; Hu, W.-B.* Monte Carlo simulations of strong memory effect of crystallization in random copolymers. Macromolecules 46(16), 6498-6506(2013). Journal Link

49. Reid, B. O.; Vadlamudi, M.; Mamun, A.; Janani, H.; Gao, H.-H.; Hu, W.-B.; Alamo, R.* Strong memory effect of crystallization above the equilibrium melting point of random copolymers. Macromolecules 46(16), 6485-6497(2013). Journal Link

48. Li, J.; Nie, Y.-J.; Ma, Y.; Hu, W.-B.* Stress-induced polymer deformation in shear flows. Chinese J. Polym. Sci. 31(11), 1590-1598(2013). (Cover art) Journal Link

47. Ma, Y.; Zhang, X.-H.; Hu, W.-B.* Extensional flow of bulk polymers studied by dynamic Monte Carlo simulations. Chinese J. Polym. Sci. 31(11), 1463-1469(2013). (Cover art) Journal Link

46. Nie, Y.-J.; Gao, H.-H.; Yu, M.-H.; Hu, Z.-M.; Reiter, G.; Hu, W.-B.* Competition of crystal nucleation to fabricate the oriented semi-crystalline polymers. Polymer 54(13), 3402-3407(2013) Journal Link

45. Zhou, Y.-J.; Hu, W.-B.* Kinetic analysis of quasi-one-dimensional growth of polymer lamellar crystals in dilute solutions. J. Phys. Chem. B 117(10), 3047-3053(2013). Journal Link

44. Wang, M.-Q.; Gao, H.-H.; Zha, L.-Y.; Chen, E.-Q.; Hu, W.-B.* Systematic kinetic analysis on monolayer lamellar crystal thickening via chain-sliding diffusion of polymers. Macromolecules 46(1), 164-171(2013). Journal Link

43. Ren, Y.-J.;* Huang, Z.; Hu, W.-B. Growth rates of edge-on lamellar crystals confined in polymer thin films. J. Macromol. Sci., Part B: Phys. 51(12), 2341-2351(2012). Journal Link

42. Ren, Y.-J.;* Gao, H.-H.; Hu, W.-B. Crystallization kinetics of lamellar crystals confined in polymer thin films. J. Macromol. Sci., Part B: Phys. 51(8), 1548-1557(2012). Journal Link

41. Li, Y.; Ma, Y.; Li, J.; Jiang, X.-M.; Hu, W.-B.* Dynamic Monte Carlo simulations of double crystallization accelerated in microdomains of diblock copolymers. J. Chem. Phys. 136(10), 104906(2012). Journal Link

40. Yang, F.; Gao, H.-H.; Hu, W.-B.* Monte Carlo simulations of crystallization in heterogeneous copolymers: The role of copolymer fractions with intermediate comonomer content. Journal of Materials Research 27(10), 1383-1388(2012). Journal link (Cover art)

39. Ma, Y.; Li, C.; Cai, T.; Li, J.; Hu, W.-B.* Role of block junctions in the interplay of phase transitions of two-component polymeric systems. J. Phys. Chem. B 115(28), 8853-8857(2011). Journal Link

38. Ren, Y.- J.; Ma, A.-Q.; Li, J.; Jiang, X.-M.; Ma, Y.; Toda, A.; Hu, W.-B.* Melting of polymer single crystals studied by dynamic Monte Carlo simulations. Eur. Phys. J. E 33(3), 189-202(2010) Journal link. (Cover art)

37. Ren, Y.- J.; Zha, L.- Y.; Ma, Y.; Hong, B.-B.; Qiu, F.; Hu, W.-B.* Polymer semi-crystalline texture made by interplay of crystal growth. Polymer 50(25), 5871-5875(2009). Journal Link

36. Ma, Y.; Qi, B.; Ren, Y.-J.; Ungar, G.; Hobbs, J. K.; Hu, W.-B.* Understanding self-poisoning phenomenon in crystal growth of short-chain polymers. J. Phys. Chem. B 113(41), 13485-13490(2009). Journal Link

35. Zha, L.-Y.; Hu, W.-B.* Understanding crystal nucleation in solution-segregated polymers. Polymer 50(15), 3828-3834(2009). Journal Link

34. Cai, T.; Qian, Y.; Ma, Y.; Ren, Y.-J.; Hu, W.-B.* Polymer crystallization confined in hard spherical microdomains of diblock copolymers. Macromolecules 42(9), 3381-3385(2009). Journal Link

33. Hu, W.-B.;* Cai, T.; Ma, Y.; Hobbs J.; Reiter, G. Polymer crystallization under nano-confinement of droplets studied by molecular simulations. Faraday Discussions 143, 129-141(2009). Journal Link

32. Xu, J.-J.;* Ma, Y.; Hu, W.-B.;* Rehahn, M.; Reiter, G. Cloning polymer single crystals via self-seeding. Nature Materials 8(4), 348-353(2009). Journal Link.

31. Qian, Y.; Cai, T.; Hu, W.-B.* Breakout and breakdown induced by crystallization of cylinder-forming diblock copolymers. Macromolecules 41(20), 7625-7629(2008). Journal link.

30. Cai, T.; Ma, Y.; Yin, P.-C.; Hu, W.-B.* Understanding the growth rates of polymer co-crystallization in the binary mixtures of different chain lengths. J. Phys. Chem. B 112(25), 7370-7376(2008). Journal link

29. Ma, Y.; Zha, L.-Y.; Hu, W.-B.;* Reiter G.; Han, C. C. Crystal nucleation enhanced at the diffuse interface of immiscible polymer blends. Phys. Rev. E 77(6), 061801(2008). Journal link

28. Hu, W.-B.; CaiT. Regime transitions of polymer crystal growth rates: molecular simulations and interpretation beyond Lauritzen-Hoffman model. Macromolecules 41(6), 2049 -2061(2008). Journal link

27. Ma, Y.; Hu, W.-B.;* Hobbs, J.; Reiter, G. Understanding crystal orientations in quasi-one-dimensional polymer systems. Soft Matter 4(3), 540-543(2008). Journal link.

26. Zha, L.-Y.; Hu, W.-B.;* Homogeneous crystal nucleation triggered by spinodal decomposition in polymer solutions. J. Phys. Chem. B 111(39), 11373-11378(2007). Journal link. 

25. Ma, Y.; Hu, W.-B.;* Wang, H. Polymer immiscibility enhanced by thermal fluctuations toward crystalline order. Phys. Rev. E 76(3), 031801(2007). Journal link

24. Cheng, S.-J.; Hu, W.-B.;* Ma, Y.; Yan, S.-K. Epitaxial polymer crystal growth influenced by partial melting of the fiber in the single-polymer composites. Polymer 48(14), 4264-4270(2007). Journal link.

23. Ma, Y.; Hu, W.-B.;* Reiter G. Lamellar crystal orientations biased by crystallization kinetics in polymer thin films. Macromolecules 39(15), 5159-5164(2006).  Journal link 

22. Wang, M.-X.; Hu, W.-B.;* Ma, Y.; Ma, Y.-Q. Confined crystallization of cylindrical diblock copolymers studied by dynamic Monte Carlo simulations. J. Chem. Phys. 124(24), 244901-244906(2006). Journal link 

21. Hu, W.-B.; Frenkel, D.* Effect of the coil-globule transition on the free-energy barrier for intra-chain crystal nucleation. J. Phys. Chem., B 110(8), 3734-3737(2006).  Journal link 

20. Hu, W.-B.; Karssenberg, F. G.; Mathot, V. B. F. How a sliding restriction of comonomers affects crystallization and melting of homogeneous copolymers. Polymer (the issue on the occasion of Prof. Bassett's retirement) 47(15), 5582-5587(2006). Journal link

19. Hu, W.-B. Molecular segregation in polymer melt crystallization: simulation evidence and unified-scheme interpretation. Macromolecules 38(21), 8712-8718(2005). Journal link  

18. Hu, W.-B. Crystallization-induced microdomain coalescence in lamellar diblock copolymers studied by dynamic Monte Carlo simulations. Macromolecules 38(9), 3977-3983(2005). Journal link.

17. Wang, M.-X.; Hu, W.-B.;* Ma, Y.; Ma, Y.-Q. Orientational relaxation together with polydispersity decides precursor formation in polymer melt crystallization. Macromolecules 38(7), 2806-2812(2005). Journal link

16. Hu, W.-B.;* Frenkel, D.* Oriented primary crystal nucleation in lamellar diblock copolymer systems. Faraday Discussions 128, 253-260(2005). Journal link  

15. Hu, W.-B.;* Frenkel, D. Effect of metastable liquid-liquid demixing on the morphology of nucleated polymer crystals. Macromolecules 37(12), 4336-4338(2004). Journal link  

14. Hu, W.-B.;* Mathot,V.B.F. Sequence-length segregation during crystallization and melting of a model homogeneous copolymer. Macromolecules 37(2), 673-675(2004). Journal link

13. Hu, W.-B.;* Frenkel,D.;* Mathot,V.B.F. Intramolecular nucleation model for polymer crystallization. Macromolecules 36(21), 8178-8183(2003). Journal link

12. Hu, W.-B.;* Mathot,V.B.F. Liquid-liquid demixing in a polymer blend driven solely by the component-selective crystallizability. J. Chem. Phys. 119(20), 10953-10957(2003). Journal link

11. Hu, W.-B.; Mathot,V.B.F.; Frenkel,D.* Lattice model study of the thermodynamic interplay of polymer crystallization and liquid-liquid demixing. J. Chem. Phys. 118(22), 10343-10348(2003). Journal link

10. Hu, W.-B.;* Mathot,V.B.F.; Frenkel,D. Phase transitions of bulk statistical copolymers studied by dynamic Monte Carlo simulations. Macromolecules 36(6), 2165-2175(2003). Journal link

9. Hu, W.-B.; Buzin,A.; Lin,J.-S.; Wunderlich,B.* Annealing behavior of gel-spun PE fibers before significant melting. J. Polym. Sci., Part B, Polymer Phys. 41(4), 403-417(2003). Journal link

8. Hu, W.-B.; Frenkel,D.;* Mathot,V.B.F. Free energy barrier to melting of single-chain polymer crystallite. J. Chem. Phys. 118(8), 3455-3457(2003). Journal link

7. Hu, W.-B.; Frenkel,D.;* Mathot,V.B.F. Sectorization of a lamellar polymer crystal studied by dynamic Monte Carlo simulations. Macromolecules 36(3), 549-552(2003). Journal link

6. Hu, W.-B.; Frenkel, D.;* Mathot, V. B. F. Shish-kebab crystallites induced by a single pre-aligned macromolecule. Macromolecules 35(19), 7172-7174(2002). Journal link

5. Hu, W.-B.; Wunderlich, B. Data analysis without Fourier Transformation for Sawtooth-type TMDSC. J. Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry 66(3), 677-697(2001). Journal link Journal pdf

4. Hu, W.-B. Chain folding in polymer melt crystallization studied by dynamic Monte Carlo simulations. J. Chem. Phys. 115(9), 4395-4401(2001). Journal link

3. Hu, W.-B. The melting point of chain polymers. J. Chem. Phys. 113(9), 3901-3908(2000).Journal link

2. Hu, W.-B.;* Albrecht, T.; Strobl, G. Reversible premelting of PE and PEO crystallites indicated by TMDSC. Macromolecules 32(22), 7548-7554(1999). Journal link

1. Hu, W.-B. Structural transformation in the collapse transition of the single flexible homopolymer model. J. Chem. Phys. 109(9), 3686-3690(1998). Journal link


Cover arts

Cover art on Macromolecules Vol.35 issue 21-27, and Editors' choice in Science Vol. 297 issue 5587, page 1611, 2003

Cover art on The European Physical Journal E Vol. 33 No. 3, 2010

Cover art on Journal of Materials Research Vol. 27 No. 10, 2012

Cover art on Chinese Journal of Polymer Science Vol. 31 No. 11, 2013



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Reviews and Book Chapters

14. Hu, W.-B. Growth rate equations of lamellar polymer crystals. Polymer Crystallization 1(4), e25831(2018). Journal link

13. Hobbs, J.; Androsch, R.; Hu, W.-B., Di Lorenzo, M.L.; Schick, C. Crystallization kinetics. Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology Accepted.

12. Hu, W.-B. The physics of polymer chain-folding. Physics Reports 747, 1-50(2018). Journal link

11. Hu, W.-B.; Mathot, V. B. F.; Alamo, R. G.; Gao, H.-H.; Chen, X.-J. Crystallization of statistical copolymers. Advances in Polymer Science 276, 1-43(2017). Journal link

10. Li, Z.-L.; Zhou, D.-S.; Hu, W.-B. Recent progress on Flash DSC study of polymer crystallization and melting. Acta Polymerica Sinica 9, 1179-1197(2016). Journal link

9. Zha, L.; Hu, W.-B. Molecular simulations of confined crystallization in microdomains of diblock copolymers. Progress in Polymer Science 54-55, 232-258(2016). Journal Link

8. Hu, W.-B.; Zha, L.-Y. Theoretical aspects of polymer crystallization. Mitchell, G.; Tojeira, A. (Ed): Controlling the Morphology of Polymers - Multiple Scales of Structure and Processing, Springer. Book link

7. Jiang, X.-M.; Li, Z.-L.; Gao, H.-H.; Hu, W.-B. Combining fast-scan chip-calorimetry with molecular simulations to investigate polymer crystal melting. Mathot, V. B. F.; Schick, C. (Ed): Fast Scanning Calorimetry, Springer. Book link

6. Hu, W.-B.; Zha, L.-Y. Thermodynamics and kinetics of polymer crystallization. Guo, Q.-P. (Ed): Polymer Morphology: Principles, Characterization, and Processing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Book link

5. Tang, Q.-Y.; Hu, W.-B. Understanding physical aging in ultrathin polymer films via molecular simulations. Book Series of Soft and Biological Matter, Napolitano (Ed): Non-equilibrium Phenomena in Confined Soft Matter, 978-3-319-21947-9. Springer.  Book link

4. Hu, W.-B. Interplay of liquid-liquid demixing and polymer crystallization. Understanding Soft Condensed Matter via Modeling and Computation, edited by W. Hu and A. Shi, World Scientific Publisher: Singapore, 2010. p179. Book link

3. Hu, W.-B. Statistical thermodynamics of polymer crystallization. Frontiers of Chemistry in China 529-32(2010). Journal link (Feature Article)

2. Hu, W.-B. Intramolecular crystal nucleation. Lecture Notes in Physics: Progress in Understanding of Polymer Crystallization, Edited by G. Strobl and G. Reiter, Springer-Verlag, Vol. 714, 47-63(2007). Journal link

1. Hu, W.-B.; Frenkel, D. Polymer crystallization driven by anisotropic interactions. Advances in Polymer Science 191, 1-35(2005). Interphases and Mesophases in Polymer Crystallization III, ed. by Giuseppe Allegra. Journal link 


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Book written

Wenbing Hu, Polymer Physics: A Molecular Approach, Springer-Verlag, Wien, 2013

Link to Springer

This book provides a molecular view on the fundamental issues in polymer physics with the aim of meeting the needs of students on chemistry, chemical engineering, condensed matter physics, and material science courses. It has already proved to be an extremely effective learning resource, and in this updated English version, the author, a renowned Chinese chemist, covers the most recent developments in the field. The subject is presented concisely and efficiently, ensuring that the book will be particularly suitable for teaching or learning polymer physics in settings where time is limited. At the same time, no sacrifices have been made with regard to the scope of the coverage, which is appropriately extensive.

Table of Content


Chain Structure: Structure-Property Relationships.-Conformation Statistics and Entropic Elasticity.-Scaling Analysis of Real-Chain Conformations.

Chain Motion: Scaling Analysis of Polymer Dynamics.-Polymer Deformation.- Polymer Flow.

Chain Assembly: Statistical Thermodynamics of Polymer Solutions.- Polymer Phase Separation.- Polymer Crystallization.- Interplay Between Phase Separation and Polymer Crystallization.



Wenbing Hu, Introduction to Polymer Physics (in Chinese), Science Press, Beijing, 2011.



Wenbing Hu, Principles of Polymer Crystallization (in Chinese), Chemical Industry Press, Beijing, 2013



Book edited

Series in Soft Condensed Matter - Vol. 3 Published by World Scientific, 2010

Understanding Soft Condensed Matter via Modeling and Computation

edited by Wenbing Hu (Nanjing University, China) & An-Chang Shi (McMaster University, Canada)



Foreword v D. Andelman, G. Reiter

Preface vii W. Hu, A.-C. Shi

Introduction. Role of Modeling in Soft Matter Physics 1 D. Frenkel

1. Applications of Density Functional Theory in Soft Condensed Matter 9 H. Löwen

2. Polymer Phase Separation 47 M. Müller

3. Self-Consistent Field Theory of Block Copolymers 85 F. Qiu, A.-C. Shi and Y. Yang

4. Dynamic Self-Consistent Field Theories for Polymer Blends and Block Copolymers 105 T. Kawakatsu

5. Molecular Dynamics in Crystallization of Helical Polymers: Crystal Ordering and Chirality Selection 133 T. Yamamoto

6. Interplay of Liquid-Liquid Demixing and Polymer Crystallization 179 W. Hu

7. Elucidation of Single Molecular Observation of a Giant DNA 207 C.-Y. Shew and K. Yoshikawa

8. Theoretical Modeling of Hydrogen Bonding in Macromolecular Solutions: The Combination of Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Mechanics 237 J. Ma, N. Jiang and H. Li

9. Exotic Electrostatics: Unusual Features of Electrostatic Interactions between Macroions 265 A. Naji, M. Kanduč, R. R. Netz and R. Podgornik

10. Computer Modeling of Liquid Crystals 297 R. Hashim

11. Drop Dynamics in Complex Fluids 339 J. J. Feng, X. Chen, P. Yue and C. Zhou




New book series Soft and Biological Matter at Springer




Book translated

Gert Strobl, The Physics of Polymers: Concepts for understanding their structures and behavior. 3rd edition, Springer, 2007.

Translated into Chinese by Wenbing Hu, Shichun Jiang, Yongfeng Men and Dujin Wang. Science Press, Beijing, 2009.


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