Cover Picture: Macromol. Theory Simul. 1∕2016 (page 1)
Xubo Ye, Zhiping Zhou, Yijing Nie, Ping Ma, Tongfan Hao, Wenming Yang and Haifeng Lu
Article first published online: 21 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201670001
Cover: The cover shows spatial distributions of local domains of blocked segments (LDBS, red spheres) in linear and ring polymers during cooling. Linear polymers have end segments (blue spheres) with high mobility, which hinder the growth of LDBS. Thus, the LDBS in linear polymers grow more slowly at relative high temperatures compared with those in ring polymers. Further details can be found in the article by X. Ye, Z. Zhou,* Y. Nie,* P. Ma, T. Hao, W. Yang, and H. Lu on page 9.