The International Journal for the Science and Technology of Polymers





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Polymer publishes original research from all areas of polymer science and technology with emphasis on molecular or meso-scale interpretation of data. Papers from new emerging areas of the field are particularly welcome. In addition to regular articles and communications, the journal also publishes review articles - usually invited by the Editors.

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Senior Editors S.Z.D. Cheng , A.H.E. Müller , Honorary Editors Y. Imanishi , I.M. Ward , Asian Editors C.C. Han Inst. of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Zhongguancun North First Street 2, 100190 Beijing, China, S. Ito Dept. of Polymer Chemistry, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, 606-01 Kyoto, Japan, T. Masuda Dept. of Environmental and Biotechnological Frontier Engineering, Fukui University of Technology, Gakuen 3-6-1, 910-8505 Fukui, Japan, K. Tashiro Dept. of Future Industry-Oriented Basic Science and Materials, Graduate School of Engineering, Toyota Technological Institute, Hisakata 2-12-1, 468-8511 Tempaku, Nagoya, Japan, Associate Editors for China Y. Chen Inst. of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Zhongguancun North First Street 2, 100190 Beijing, China, E.-Q. Chen College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, 100871 Beijing, China, Editors for the Americas S.Z.D. Cheng Goodyear Polymer Center, University of Akron, 170 University Ave, Akron, OH 44325-0044, USA, S.R. Turner Macromoleculars & Interfaces I, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2 Davidson Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA, European & Rest of the World Editors M. Ballauff Soft Matter and Functional Materials, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Glienicker Straße 100, 14109 Berlin, Germany, G. Krausch Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Forum Universitatis 2, 55128 Mainz, Germany, A.H.E. Müller Makromolekulare Chemie II, Universität Bayreuth, D-95440 Bayreuth, Germany, Editorial Advisory Board W. Adams Rice University, Houston, TX, USA, L. An Changchung Institute of Applied Chemistry, Changchun, China, C. Barner-Kowollik Universität Karlsruhe Technische Hochschule, Karlsruhe, Germany, N.C. Billingham University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK, T. Bunning Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, AFB, Dayton, OH, USA, A. Böker DWI an der RWTH Aachen e.V., Aachen, Germany, N.R. Cameron Durham University, Durham, UK, B. Charleux Université Claude Bernard - Lyon I, Villeurbanne Cedex, France, R.J. Composto University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, C. De Rosa Università di Napoli "Federico II", Napoli, Italy, F. Du Prez Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium, B.D. Freeman The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, J. Genzer University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Raleigh, NC, USA, M. Geoghegan University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, E. Giannelis Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, R.G. Gilbert University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Y. Gnanou ENSCBP - Université Bordeaux 1, Pessac, France, A. Greiner Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany, R.H. Grubbs California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA, T. Hashimoto Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, B.S. Hsiao State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY, USA, C.-S. Hsu National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, ROC, T. Kajiyama Kyushu University, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan, E-T. Kang National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Singapore, F. Khoury National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, USA, J.K. Kim Pohang University of Science and Technology, Nam-Gu, Pohang-si, South Korea, L. Leibler École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI), Paris, France, C. Li Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, D-J. Liaw National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, T.P. Lodge University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, B.A. Lotz Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France, A.J. Lovinger Bell Laboratories Alcatel-Lucent, Murray Hill, NJ, USA, C. Macosko University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, J.E. Mark University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA, K. Matyjaszewski Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, J.E. McGrath Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA, M. Muthukumar University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA, D.R. Paul The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, R.E. Prud'homme Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, P. Pötschke Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany, R.A. Register Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, G.C. Rutledge Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, A.J. Ryan University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, S. Sakurai Kyoto Institute of Technol
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