## Physical Properties of Polymeric GelsThis book emphasizes the relationship between the microscopic structure of gels and their macroscopic behaviour. Deals with organic polymeric gels, focusing on experimental methods which have only recently been introduced to study both reversible and irreversible gels. It introduce the reader with to theory and practice of physics as applied to the study of characteristics of polymeric gels and offers several clearly described basic approaches to experimental investigations into gel properties. An outstanding resource on experimental advances and modern interpretations of polymeric gel properties written by prominent experts in the field. |

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AFM is obtained from the liquid-lattice theory of polymer solutions developed by

rubber elasticity (Treloar, 1975): AFM = RT(nlln<f>l + n2ln<f>2 + n1x<t>2) (!)

AFE1 ...

AFM is obtained from the liquid-lattice theory of polymer solutions developed by

**Flory**and Huggins, while AFE1 can be deduced from the statistical theory ofrubber elasticity (Treloar, 1975): AFM = RT(nlln<f>l + n2ln<f>2 + n1x<t>2) (!)

AFE1 ...

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The

local neighborhood of one monomer by an average concentration over the

medium. This causes a failure of the classical theory in the description of the

behavior ...

The

**Flory**and Stockmayer theory is a mean field approach: one replaces thelocal neighborhood of one monomer by an average concentration over the

medium. This causes a failure of the classical theory in the description of the

behavior ...

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Appendix to Chapter 5 A.l Swelling and elasticity of gels: a summary of the

classical description As stated in the introduction, the physics of gels was

originally approached by considering gels as swollen rubbers (Frenkel, 1938,

1940;

Appendix to Chapter 5 A.l Swelling and elasticity of gels: a summary of the

classical description As stated in the introduction, the physics of gels was

originally approached by considering gels as swollen rubbers (Frenkel, 1938,

1940;

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### Contents

Semidilute Polymer Solutions | 1 |

Properties of Polyelectrolyte Gels | 19 |

NMR and Statistical Structures of Gels | 39 |

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Bastide behaviour branched polymers chain segments chemical clusters Cohen Addad concentration fluctuations correlation length corresponding counterions crosslinking density deformation degree of swelling dependence dilute dynamics effect elastic modulus excluded volume experimental exponent values Figure Flory Flory-Huggins theory fluctuations of polymer fractal dimension free energy frozen blobs function Gaussian Geissler Gennes heterogeneities Horkay and Hecht idealized gels interactions larger Leibler length scales light scattering low q Macromolecules maximum swelling mean field measured mesh molecular weight molecules monomeric units monomers network chain network structure neutron scattering number of monomers observed obtained osmotic pressure PAAm parameter percolation Phys polyelectrolyte polymer chains polymer concentration polymer solutions polymeric polymeric gels polystyrene properties quenched fluctuations random relaxation respect sample scattering curves scattering experiments scattering intensity semi-dilute solution shear modulus skeletal bonds solvent static stretching structure factor swelling degree swollen theory uniaxial vector volume fraction wave vector