Erich D. Bain, Salomon Turgman-Cohen and Jan Genzer
Cover: Polymerizations in confined geometries result in deviations from predicted properties, including molecular weight distribution, topology, and composition. Similar effects are encountered in surface-initiated polymerizations, where confinement arises from grafting of chain ends. Recent developments in computer simulations of bulk, confined, and surface-initiated polymerizations are reviewed, and the cover image compares systems with varying degrees of confinement and analogous surface-initiated examples. Further details can be found in the article by E. D. Bain, S. Turgman-Cohen, J. Genzer* on page 8.