## A rheological and structural study of polymer networksContents of this doctoral dissertation include: primary polymer molecules with a mondisperse distribution of the molecular weights, crosslinks of any functionality, primary polymer molecules with a disperse distribution of the molecular weights, the sol fraction, number and weight average degrees of polymerization, Schulz-Zimm distribution, fractions of ideal networks and dangling ends, molar masses between the crosslinks |

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2.3.1.5 The molar mass between the crosslinks in system as a whole, A/ , and in

the network

network ...

2.3.1.5 The molar mass between the crosslinks in system as a whole, A/ , and in

the network

**fraction**, M'. Much more insight into the structure of ... 1 .6 The**fractions**of ideal network, wm and**dangling**ends, uy. Another set of very usefulnetwork ...

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With the aid of equations (2.126) and (2.135) the sol fraction, w,, and the weight

average crosslinking index, yw , were ... The

ideal network, wm, have been calculated using equations (2.138) and (2.137), ...

With the aid of equations (2.126) and (2.135) the sol fraction, w,, and the weight

average crosslinking index, yw , were ... The

**fractions of dangling**ends, wy, andideal network, wm, have been calculated using equations (2.138) and (2.137), ...

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7 (a) The sol fraction and (b) the

polydispersity index for different values of the equilibrium shear modulus of the

network, withf= 4, c = 7000 kg/m , T = 373 K and where the weight average

molecular weight ...

7 (a) The sol fraction and (b) the

**fraction of dangling**ends versus thepolydispersity index for different values of the equilibrium shear modulus of the

network, withf= 4, c = 7000 kg/m , T = 373 K and where the weight average

molecular weight ...

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### Contents

_t A Rheological and Structural Study of Polymer Networks | 1 |

Modelling of Polymer Networks | 18 |

Simulations of Polymer Networks | 74 |

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