Polymers: A multitude of macromolecules

Steve Granick, Michael Rubinstein

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The state of evolution of polymer science, which has grown in different directions over time, is discussed. Advances in the field of rotaxanes show that it is possible to thread some types of polymer chains through hollow ring-shaped molecules. The main idea in the field of polymer engineering is to mix small molecules and then crosslink them into long linear chains. It was shown that the modern polymer blends can be cost-effective on an industrial scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)586-587
Number of pages2
JournalNature Materials
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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