## Molecular basis of polymer networks: proceedings of the 5th IFF-Ill Workshop, Jülich, Fed. Rep. of Germany, October 5-7, 1988The contributors to this volume appraise our knowledge of the molecular physics of polymer networks and pinpoint areas of research where significant advances can be made using new theories and techniques. They describe both theoretical approaches, based on new theoretical concepts and original network models, and recent experimental investigations using SANS, 2H NMR or QELS. These new techniques provide precise information about network behaviour at the molecular level. Reported results of the application of these and more traditional techniques include the microscopic conformation and properties of permanent networks or gels formed by specific interchain interactions, the behaviour of elastomer liquid crystals, and the static and dynamic properties of star-branched polymers. |

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Figures (a) and (b) represent two states of the same square network. Folding can

also be disordered. 10. Entanglements. Stress Points and Cooperative Effects Me

know very little about the topological

Figures (a) and (b) represent two states of the same square network. Folding can

also be disordered. 10. Entanglements. Stress Points and Cooperative Effects Me

know very little about the topological

**constraints**which exist in a network or a ...Page 102

Substitution fromJ(3) into (4) thus leads to the expression for the transformation of

r^j under macroscopic deformation. J Deviations of real network properties from

those of the phantom model are reflected in the

Substitution fromJ(3) into (4) thus leads to the expression for the transformation of

r^j under macroscopic deformation. J Deviations of real network properties from

those of the phantom model are reflected in the

**constraints**operating on ...Page 189

The set of equations of motion for the chain is solved numerically, taking into

account the

representation of the solution with the help of Poincar^ sections shows

deterministic chaos.

The set of equations of motion for the chain is solved numerically, taking into

account the

**constraints**which guarantee the connection of the chain. Therepresentation of the solution with the help of Poincar^ sections shows

deterministic chaos.

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Remarks | 2 |

Statistical Mechanics of dDimensional Polymer Networks and Exact | 17 |

FluctuationInduced Deformation Dependence of the FloryHuggins | 35 |

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