POLYMERS Vol.59@No.7 July 2010
POLYMERS@Vol.59@No.7
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COVER STORY
New Trend in Soft Matter
Soft matters such as polymers, liquid crystals, molecular membranes, gels, and colloids have a common feature that entropy dominates various physical properties since they generally consist of a large-scale arrangement of complicated elements. This issue focuses on polymer complex systems or interfaces with other soft matters as a new trend in soft matter science and technology. Polymers have a unique string shape fluctuating by thermal agitation. Combining the important features of polymers with other soft matters of different shapes has led to various findings of unique physical properties in complex polymer systems. This issue reviews recent progress of soft matter complex systems. Incidentally, gels are focused on in the forthcoming September issue.
iEditors: ITO, AKIYOSHI, KIKUCHI, TAKEZAWA, and VACHAj
Commentary
Soft Matter as Complex Mixtures Takao OHTA
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Hot Topics
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Growing Polymers: A Personal Account
Growing Oligomer Takehiro KAWAUCHI

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The Core of Technology and Customer Aspects Shinsuke MIYAUCHI

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COVER STORY: Highlight Reviews
Liquid Crystals and Polymers Hirotsugu KIKUCHI, Kosuke KANEKO, and Hiroki HIGUCHI

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Geometrical Models of Amphiphilic Membrane - Polymer Complex Systems Masayuki IMAI

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Protein Crystallization Induced by Polyethylene Glycol Shinpei TANAKA

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Unique Characteristics and Self-Assembling Behavior of Ionic Amphiphilic Block Copolymers Hideki MATSUOKA

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Glossary for Highlight Reviews
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COVER STORY:Topics and Products
Die-Bonding Film Teiichi INADA
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Polarizer-Free Reflective LCD Using Ultra Low-Power Driving Technology Akio MIYATA
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Phase Separations in Mixtures of a Polymer and a Liquid Crystal Akihiko MATSUYAMA
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Shear-Induced Onion Formation of Surfactant / Triblock Copolymer Mixed Bilayer Lamellar Phase Shuji FUJII
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Nonequilibrium Depletion Effect by Polymers Masaki SANO
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Front-Line Polymer Science
Elongational Crystallization of Polymers Realizes Ultra-High Performances Kiyoka OKADA and Masamichi HIKOSAKA
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Messages: “Work and Life”
Looking for Female Professors / Scientists as Leaders for Innovative Society Isao TANIGUCHI
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Ask What Your Office Can Do for Your Work-Life Balance; Ask Also What You Can Do Reiko AZUMI
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Messages from SPSJ
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