Macromolecular Theory and Simulations

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June 2014

Volume 23, Issue 5

Pages 307–360

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      Cover Picture: Macromol. Theory Simul. 5∕2014 (page 307)

      Janusz Walasek and Radosław Jedynak

      Article first published online: 13 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201470013

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      Cover: The stress–strain relation of a polymer network consisting of chains that comprise flexible and stiff parts depends on the concentration of those parts within the network chain together with the relative orientation between the system elongation and the nematic axes. Further details can be found in the article by J. Walasek* and R. Jedynak* on page 353.

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      Article first published online: 13 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201470014

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    1. Contents: Macromol. Theory Simul. 5∕2014 (pages 309–310)

      Article first published online: 13 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201470015

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    1. Spin Thermoelectric Properties of Polythiophene Molecular Junction (pages 311–319)

      Zahra Golsanamlou, Meysam Bagheri Tagani and Hamid Rahimpour Soleimani

      Article first published online: 3 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201300157

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      The spin figure of merit (ZsT) of the junction is depended on the chain length and magnetic orientation of the electrodes. With increasing molecular length, the number and magnitude of the ZsT peaks increases in both parallel and antiparallel configurations.

    2. Crosslink Density Changes during the Hydrolysis of Tridimensional Polyesters (pages 320–330)

      Emmanuel Richaud, Pierre Gilormini, Marie Coquillat and Jacques Verdu

      Article first published online: 12 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201300143

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      The hydrolysis of poly(ethylene glycol adipate) based networks is studied at two temperatures and three values of relative humidity. A kinetic model for ester consumption including an autocatalysis term is proposed and combined with two original approaches for modeling the crosslink density changes. The conversion ratio at degelation decreases sharply with the number of esters per EAC.

    3. Sequence-Controlled Multiblock Copolymers via RAFT Polymerization: Modeling and Simulations (pages 331–339)

      Per B. Zetterlund, Guillaume Gody and Sébastien Perrier

      Article first published online: 20 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201300165

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      The synthesis of sequence-controlled polymers in the form of high-order multiblock copolymers by one-pot sequential monomer addition RAFT polymerization is examined by use of modeling and simulations implemented with the software PREDICI.

    4. Cure Depth of Photo-Polymerized Gels (pages 340–352)

      Masashi Hatanaka

      Article first published online: 20 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201300172

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      A practical method to determine the cure depth of photo-polymerized gels is presented. While the total polymer thickness or gel thickness depends on both radiation energy and light intensity, the averaged thickness depends on radiation energy only. The profile well supports experimental results.

    5. Stress–Strain Relations for Nematic Polymer Networks with Various Concentrations of Flexible and Stiff Parts (pages 353–360)

      Janusz Walasek and Radosław Jedynak

      Article first published online: 26 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201400002

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      A polymer network consists of chains that comprise flexible and stiff parts. The stress–strain relation for that system depends on the concentration of those parts within the network chain, in addition to the relative orientation between the system elongation and the nematic axes.

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