Macromol. Rapid Commun. 1/2011
Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, Patrick J. Schexnailder, Avinash Dundigalla, James D. White, Cristina R. Matos-Pérez, Joshua L. Cloud, Soenke Seifert, Jonathan J. Wilker and Gudrun Schmidt
Article first published online: 28 DEC 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201090069
Front Cover: Bio-nanocomposite fibers made from a Laponite cross-linked poly (ethylene oxide) hydrogel stretch to extreme lengths and crystallize polymer chains. The fibers provide a matrix for cell proliferation, with cells aligning themselves along the fiber axis. Further information can be found in the article by A. K. Gaharwar, P. J. Schexnailder, A. Dundigalla, J. D. White, C. R. Matos-Pérez, J. L. Cloud, S. Seifert, J. J. Wilker, G. Schmidt*on page 50.