Macromolecular Rapid Communications

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33_05/2012Macromol. Rapid Commun. 5/2012

Front Cover: A schematic representation of a Smectic A elastomer containing lithium ions is shown. Aromatic cores of the mesogen plus polymer backbone hinder lithium diffusion while ethylene oxide chains coordinate lithium ions and promote lithium diffusion within the lamellar layer. Further details can be found in the article by L. Ramón-Gimenez, R. Storz, J. Haberl, H. Finkelmann, and A. Hoffmann* on page 386.

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