## 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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Therefore the spatial

amplified as a result of the introduction of crosslinks. Note, in addition, that the gel

spectra exhibit a change of slope in the middle of the intermediate regime, for q ...

Therefore the spatial

**fluctuations of polymer**concentration are here stronglyamplified as a result of the introduction of crosslinks. Note, in addition, that the gel

spectra exhibit a change of slope in the middle of the intermediate regime, for q ...

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Thus, one may imagine that the coupling between the quenched fluctuations of

crosslinking density (or, more generally, of 'local rigidity') and the quenched

that ...

Thus, one may imagine that the coupling between the quenched fluctuations of

crosslinking density (or, more generally, of 'local rigidity') and the quenched

**fluctuations of polymer**concentration depends on the osmotic properties. Recallthat ...

Page 282

In order to deal with the spatial

precisely its time-average value) in the swollen state, small cells with identical

volume v in the dry state are considered. Due to randomness in the crosslinking

process, ...

In order to deal with the spatial

**fluctuations of polymer**concentration (moreprecisely its time-average value) in the swollen state, small cells with identical

volume v in the dry state are considered. Due to randomness in the crosslinking

process, ...

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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