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I've posted a few questions here relating to physics of polymers in solution, and I am surprised every time that there is no dedicated tag for them. A couple of examples of my own questions: Hindered rotation model for flexible polymers: deriving the Flory characteristic ratio, and Scaling argument for friction force on a chain in shear flow.

I can't seem to find a good tag to appropriately direct this sort of question on this site.

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  • $\begingroup$ Isn't polymer physics part of condensed-matter? $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos Jan 19 '17 at 10:58
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    $\begingroup$ That's probably the closest one, now that you mention it, but condensed matter typically evokes bulk material properties, while polymer physics refers to individual macromolecules. $\endgroup$ – KBriggs Jan 19 '17 at 12:20
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    $\begingroup$ I would say the "physics" part is redundant, and it should just be "polymers.". A quick search for questions about polymers turns up approx. 90 questions that could be tagged as such (although I didn't go through the entire list, it could end up being shorter). $\endgroup$ – tpg2114 Jan 19 '17 at 13:54
  • $\begingroup$ "polymers" would also cover it, you're right that the physics is not needed $\endgroup$ – KBriggs Jan 19 '17 at 13:56
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I have added the tag to both of your questions. It's now your job to go through the search that tpg2114 mentioned and add the tag as a suggested edit where appropriate. (However, please only do this a few at a time - no more than 2-4 a day - so as not to overwhelm the front page.)

For people reviewing those edits, please do take the due diligence to check that the tag actually applies to the question.

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    $\begingroup$ Will do, thank you $\endgroup$ – KBriggs Jan 19 '17 at 15:17

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