Macromolecular Theory and Simulations

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November 2014

Volume 23, Issue 9

Pages 539–583

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      Cover Picture: Macromol. Theory Simul. 11∕2014 (page 539)

      Gregory I. Peterson and Andrew J. Boydston

      Article first published online: 17 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201470026

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      Front Cover: A model that can predict the evolving molecular weight distributions of star polymers undergoing mechanochemical degradation is developed. In the foreground of the cover image, a 3D plot shows the distributions obtained with this model for a theoretical four-arm star polymer. In the background, the equations pertaining to the model are presented. Further details can be found in the article by G. I. Peterson and A. J. Boydston* on page 555.

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    1. Masthead: Macromol. Theory Simul. 11∕2014 (page 540)

      Article first published online: 17 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201470027

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    1. Contents: Macromol. Theory Simul. 11∕2014 (pages 541–542)

      Article first published online: 17 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201470028

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    1. Phase Behavior of a Single Structured Ionomer Chain in Solution (pages 543–549)

      Dipak Aryal, Thusitha Etampawala, Dvora Perahia and Gary S. Grest

      Article first published online: 14 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201400046

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      The conformation of a structured pentablock ionic polymer in a mixture of cyclohexane and heptane and in water is demonstrated. In the mixed solvent, the flexible and end blocks are swollen while the sulfonated polystyrene center block is collapsed. In water, all the blocks of the pentablock are collapsed into a nearly spherical shape.

    2. On Narrowing Chain-length Distributions in Ideally Dispersed Polymerization Systems (pages 550–554)

      Ryszard Szymanski and Stanislaw Sosnowski

      Article first published online: 21 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201400055

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      Confining of the polymerization system into small droplets results in narrowing of the chain-length distribution. When the number of growing chains in living polymerization equals to 2 then its variance is twice lower than of the Poisson distribution. When in irreversible step polymerization the number of remaining chains reaches 2 then polymer has a uniform (rectangle) distribution with dispersity equal to 1.33.

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    1. Modeling the Mechanochemical Degradation of Star Polymers (pages 555–563)

      Gregory I. Peterson and Andrew J. Boydston

      Article first published online: 2 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201400045

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      A predictive model for the evolution of molecular weight distributions of star polymers during mechanochemical degradation has been developed. The predicted distributions are in good agreement with experimental results for three-arm star polymers.

    2. Design of Copolymers Based on Sequence Distribution for a Targeted Molecular Weight and Conversion (pages 564–574)

      Venkat Reddy Regatte, Hanyu Gao, Ivan A. Konstantinov, Steven G. Arturo and Linda J. Broadbelt

      Article first published online: 18 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201400037

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      Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations allow sequence characteristics to be tallied and used in the design of copolymers with specific sequence measures as dictated by the feasible operating diagram shown here.

    3. Substrate Effect on the Phase Behavior of Polymer Brushes with Lattice Density Functional Theory (pages 575–582)

      Cheng Lian, Xueqian Chen, Shuangliang Zhao, Wenjie Lv, Xia Han, Hualin Wang and Honglai Liu

      Article first published online: 4 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201400033

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      The substrate effect on the phase behavior of polymer brush is studied by LDFT. An attractive substrate increases the swelling ratio of thermally sensitive brushes, while a repulsive substrate decreases the swelling ratio. Additionally, the increasing grafting density decreases the substrate effect on polymer brushes.

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      Modeling the Polymeric Microstructure of LDPE in Tubular and Autoclave Reactors with a Coupled Deterministic and Stochastic Simulation Approach (page 583)

      Eric Neuhaus, Thomas Herrmann, Iakovos Vittorias, Dieter Lilge, Gerd Mannebach, Andrei Gonioukh and Markus Busch

      Article first published online: 17 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201400090

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