## 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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If the polarisability of one

flow birefringence), the van der Waals interaction, which involves the

polarisability, has a different average value between two

isotropically ...

If the polarisability of one

**monomer**is anisotropic (which leads for example toflow birefringence), the van der Waals interaction, which involves the

polarisability, has a different average value between two

**monomers**having anisotropically ...

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proceedings of the 5th IFF-Ill Workshop, Jülich, Fed. Rep. of Germany, October 5-

7, 1988 Artur Baumgärtner, Claude E. Picot.

by interactions with

proceedings of the 5th IFF-Ill Workshop, Jülich, Fed. Rep. of Germany, October 5-

7, 1988 Artur Baumgärtner, Claude E. Picot.

**monomers**on a chain are screenedby interactions with

**monomers**on other chains. For a neutral gel at the swelling ...Page 201

It is based on a random-walk model, and assumes that the resulting Gaussian

probability function for the distance between two

whether the chain joining the

It is based on a random-walk model, and assumes that the resulting Gaussian

probability function for the distance between two

**monomers**is independent ofwhether the chain joining the

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### Contents

Remarks | 2 |

Statistical Mechanics of dDimensional Polymer Networks and Exact | 17 |

FluctuationInduced Deformation Dependence of the FloryHuggins | 35 |

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