The Theory of Polymer Dynamics

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Clarendon Press, 1988 - Foreign Language Study - 391 pages
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Over the past twenty years our understanding of polymer solutions has undergone a dramatic evolution. New methods and concepts have extended the frontier of the theory from dilute solutions in which polymers move independently of each other, to concentrated solutions where many polymers entangle with each other. This book provides a comprehensive account of the modern theory for the dynamical properties of polymer solutions. This includes viscoelasticity, diffusion, dynamic light scattering and flow and electric birefringence. Nonlinear viscoelasticity is discussed in detail on the basis of molecular dynamical models. The book fills a gap between classical theory and modern developments and constructs a consistent picture for the dynamics of polymer solutions over the entire concentration range.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
STATIC PROPERTIES OF POLYMERS
8
References
43
1 Eigenfunctions of the Smoluchowski equation
83
References
89
1 The VerdierStockmayer model
129
IV Polarizability tensor of a Gaussian chain
135
1 Transformation to collective coordinates
180
1 Entropy of a polymer in a tube
215
References
283
DILUTE SOLUTIONS OF RIGID RODLIKE
289
1 Derivation of the Smoluchowski equation by
318
1 Tube dilation by orientational ordering
345
References
379
AUTHOR INDEX
386
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DYNAMICS OF A POLYMER IN A FIXED NETWORK
188

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About the author (1988)

M. Doi is at Nagoya University. S. F. Edwards is at University of Cambridge.

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