Rational Design and Synthesis of New Polymeric Material

Science  28 Feb 1992:
Vol. 255, Issue 5048, pp. 1106-1112
DOI: 10.1126/science.255.5048.1106


Polymers constitute one of the four main areas of materials science. Modern research in polymers focuses on the ways in which tailored macromolecules organize themselves in the solid state and on materials design and synthesis at the interface between polymer science and the fields of ceramics, metals, and electroactive or electrooptical materials.