Tagawa, Seiichi, Guven, Olgun and Hill, David (2011). Editorial. In: Olgun Güven, David Hill and Seiichi Tagawa, Proceedings of the 11th Pacific Polymer Conference. "Radiation modification of polymers", 11th Pacific Polymer Conference, Cairns, Australia, (125-125). 6-10 December 2009. doi:10.1016/j.radphyschem.2010.07.018

Author Tagawa, Seiichi
Guven, Olgun
Hill, David
Title of paper Editorial
Conference name "Radiation modification of polymers", 11th Pacific Polymer Conference
Conference location Cairns, Australia
Conference dates 6-10 December 2009
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 11th Pacific Polymer Conference   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Radiation Physics And Chemistry   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Oxford , United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Other
DOI 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2010.07.018
ISSN 0969-806X
Editor Olgun Güven
David Hill
Seiichi Tagawa
Volume 80
Issue 2
Start page 125
End page 125
Total pages 1
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The Pacific Polymer Federation, PPF, was founded in 1987 by the Polymer Division of the American Chemical Society, the Society of Polymer Science, Japan and the Polymer Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute at signing ceremony in Tokyo, Japan. Since then other Pacific Basin societies have jointed the Federation, and the Federation is currently comprised of seventeen member societies all drawn from Pacific Basin Nations. The PPF holds biennial conferences, and the eleventh conference, PPC-11, was held in Cairns, Australia on December 6–11, 2009 and co-chaired by Andrew Whittaker and Wayne Cook from Australia. Approximately 1000 delegates attended PPC-11. A symposium on the Radiation Modification of Polymers formed part of the technical program for PPC-11 and was organized by Seiichi Tagawa, Osaka University, Japan; Olgun Güven, Hacettepe University, Turkey; and David Hill, The University of Queensland, Australia. The symposium occupied three days of PPC-11 and the program included oral and poster papers on the radiation chemistry of polymers, with several sessions allocated to the special topic of photolithography that was organized by Idriss Blakey, The University of Queensland, Australia. In addition, one session of the symposium was sponsored by RADTECH Asia and was organized by Seiichi Tagawa. The papers which constitute this special issue have been drawn from papers presented at the Radiation Modification of Polymers symposium. While studies of the effects of high-energy radiations on polymers continue to attract the attention of many researchers, the fundamental principles that underlie the interaction of high-energy radiations with polymers are now well established. Thus most of the papers at the symposium were devoted to applications of high-energy radiation in various fields of polymer science, ranging from applications in photolithography to biomedicine. The types of radiations used in the studies reported in the symposium were also very broad, and covered heavy ion and electron beams and short wavelength electromagnetic radiation, including gamma and X-radiations, as well as VUV radiation. The Keynote speakers at the symposium were: Mohamad Al-Sheikhly, University of Maryland, USA Olgun Güven, Hacettepe University, Turkey Reinhard Neumann, GSI, Germany Tadatomi Nishikubo, Kanagawa University, Japan Seiichi Tagawa, Osaka University, Japan Masakazu Washio, Waseda University, Japan Yoichi Yoshida, Osaka University, Japan As editors of this special issue, we wish to thank all those who have contributed manuscripts to this representative compendium of papers from the symposium. We also wish to thank those who have contributed by reviewing the manuscripts and/or attending the symposium sessions. Finally, we wish to express our gratitude to the Editors of Radiation Physics and Chemistry and to Tingting Zou and the other staff at Elsevier for assisting us in producing this peer-reviewed publication of a selection of the papers presented at PPC-11, despite the short notice of our initial request to do so.
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