POLYMERS Vol.58@No.7 July 2009
POLYMERS@Vol.58@No.7
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COVER STORY
Self-Organization and Polymeric Materials
gSelf-Organizationh is the term commonly used in chemistry, physics, biology,
and mathematics. This term, which is associated with highly organized biological systems, is related to nano (bio) technologies in the field of materials science. In 2002, Kobunshi edited an issue entitled gPolymer Organization Providing New Functions.h The present issue surveys developments since that time in this field, especially applications to polymeric materials.
iEditors: T. SATO, T. AIDA, K. AKIYOSHI, and T. SAKURAIj
Commentary
Research on Self-Assembly in Industry Shin-ichi KAMEI
449

Hot Topics in Polymer Science in Japan
452

Polymer Science and I: A Personal Account
Make Negative a Positive Syuji FUJII
456

COVER STORY: Highlight Reviews
Construction of Supramolecular Structures and Molecular Machines Based on Self-Organization Akira HARADA and Hiroyasu YAMAGUCHI
457
Dissipative Structures in Polymeric Systems Olaf KARTHAUS
461
Light-Induced Self-Ordering Phenomena in Polymer Mixtures Hideyuki NAKANISHI and
Qui TRAN-CONG-MIYATA
465
Applications of Self-Assembling Polymers to Drug Targeting Masayuki YOKOYAMA
469
Self-Organizing Gels: Polymer Gels as 4-Dimensional Materials with Spatio-Temporal Function Ryo YOSHIDA
473

Glossary for Highlight Reviews
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COVER STORY: Topics and Products
Periodic Microstructure Formation Induced in Photopolymerization using Parallel Ultraviolet Light Irradiation Toshiaki HATTORI
478
Novel Polyolefin Materials Possessing Self-Organization Ability in Water Makoto SUZUKI and Kaori MATOISHI
479
Nanolithography using Self-Assembling Method and Application to Electronic Devices Koji ASAKAWA
480
Self-Assembling Peptide Nanofiber Hydrogel Hidenori YOKOI and Takatoshi KINOSHITA
481
Energy-Related Devices Fabricated with Block Copolymers Yoshinori NISHIKITANI
482

Front-Line Polymer Science
Soft Interface: Novel Functions of Polymer Interface Masahiro FUJITA and Mizuo MAEDA
483

Messages: “Work and Life”
Be Specialist! Can You Explain Yourself ? Tadahisa IWATA
489
Importance of Passing Down Excitement of Science to the Rising
Generation
Kimiko FUKUDA
490

Messages from SPSJ
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