Macromolecular Rapid Communications

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31_11b/2010Macromol. Rapid Commun. 11/2010

Back Cover: The image presents photoinduced microphase separation in block copolymers, achieved by using a diblock copolymer composed of two side-chain liquid crystalline polymers (SCLCP). UV irradiation of the two miscible blocks induces a trans-to-cis isomerization of azobenzene mesogens on one SCLCP block, and the shape incompatibility of the bent cis isomers with the ordered liquid crystal phase drives the separation. Further details can be found in the article by Yi Zhao, Xia Tong, and Yue Zhao* on page 986.

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