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The European Physical Journal E

Vol. 8, No. 2 (May 2002)

Special issue on Properties of Thin Polymer Films


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Editorial

Editorial: Special issue on Properties of Thin Polymer Films p. 101

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1007/s10189-002-8244-8
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Influence of surface ordering on the wetting of structured liquids p. 103

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10060-4
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Surface visco-elastic moduli of a Langmuir film of a polystyrene-polydimethyl siloxane block copolymer at the air-ethyl benzoate interface p. 111

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10058-x
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Film thickness effects on the distribution of high-molecular-weight heterotelechelic polymers p. 121

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10059-9
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Using adhesion to probe viscoelasticity of polymer film surfaces: A quartz crystal microbalance study p. 129

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2000-10102-5
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The timescale of spinodal dewetting at a polymer/polymer interface p. 137

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10061-3
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Molecular dynamics in thin films of isotactic poly(methyl methacrylate) p. 145

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10073-y
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Confinement and processing effects on glass transition temperature and physical aging in ultrathin polymer films: Novel fluorescence measurements p. 155

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10057-y
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Confinement-induced differences between dielectric normal modes and segmental modes of an ion-conducting polymer p. 167

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10090-x
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Static and dynamic properties of supercooled thin polymer films p. 175

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10092-8
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The origins of fast segmental dynamics in 2 nm thin confined polymer films p. 193

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10074-x
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Effects of entanglement concentration on and local segmental motions p. 201

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10087-5
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Enthalpy recovery of a glass-forming liquid constrained in a nanoporous matrix: Negative pressure effects p. 209

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10072-0
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Some relevant parameters affecting the glass transition of supported ultra-thin polymer films p. 217

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10088-4
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Mobility in thin polymer films ranging from local segmental motion, Rouse modes to whole chain motion: A coupling model consideration p. 225

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10062-2
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Polymer thin films and surfaces: Possible effects of capillary waves p. 237

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10056-0
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Comment

Commentary on “Polymer thin films and surfaces: Possible effects of capillary waves” by S. Herminghaus. I p. 245

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2002-10006-4
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Comment

Commentary on “Polymer thin films and surfaces: Possible effects of capillary waves” by S. Herminghaus. II p. 247

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2002-10004-6
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Are changes in morphology clear indicators for the glass transition in thin polymer films? Tentative ideas p. 251

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2001-10070-2
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The glass transition and contact mechanical experiments on polymer surfaces p. 257

Published online: 15 May 2002
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2002-10013-5
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A decade of dynamics in thin films of polystyrene: Where are we now? p. 261

Published online: 15 May 2002
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Editors-in-Chief
A. Bausch, J.M. Di Meglio and D. Frenkel
Thanks so much for all the corrections. I am again very grateful to the EPJE production office for the great cooperation and look forward to publishing more in EPJ. Thanks a lot.

Rohit Jain, MPI Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany

ISSN (Print Edition): 1292-8941
ISSN (Electronic Edition): 1292-895X

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