Impact factor increases 71% for JPS: Polymer Physics

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The impact factor for the Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics increased 71% to 3.803, according to a Thomson Reuters update.

European Polymer Congress in Dresden

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The next Congress of the European Polymer Federation (EPF) will be held in Dresden, Germany, from June 21 to 26, 2015. It is organized by the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V. (IPF) and the German Chemical Society (GDCh).

A new trick from liquid crystalline elastomers – responsive cell culture scaffolds

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Biocompatible, biodegradable and porous LC elastomers were used as viable, soft scaffolds for cell growth and proliferation in a spatial (3D) fashion.

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Aiming for nature’s molecular precision: a special issue on precision polymers

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Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics presents new and exciting developments in the synthesis and properties of precision polymers, guest-edited by Michael R. Buchmeiser.

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Advances in glycerol polymers

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Glycerol polymers represent a major opportunity for replacing or complementing the current polymers used in the biomedical market.

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Polymers to challenge silicon photodetectors

A Chinese research group has taken a molecular engineering approach to optimize the solubility and thin-film morphology of low-bandgap polymers.

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Microvascular electrospun scaffolds

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A combination of 3D printing and electrospinning can be used for micropatterning fibrous scaffolds that are suturable, porous, and biodegradable.

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A consistent search for low-defect polymers

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The Fredrickson group at UC Santa Barbara uses self-consistent field theory to explore the formation of defects in diblock copolymers.

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Modeling the degradation of star polymers

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Researchers have developed a model for predicting the molecular weight distributions of star polymers undergoing mechanochemical degradation.

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Polyolefin catalysis and materials: a special issue dedicated to Prof. Minoru Terano

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Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, on the occasion of Prof. Minoru Terano’s 60th birthday, has published a special issue on the continuing innovation in polyolefin catalysis and materials.