## 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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where the correlation length { is given by Eq. (10) with w = 0 and S(r) is the Dirac

delta function. The effective interaction ... This is the screening effect: over

where the correlation length { is given by Eq. (10) with w = 0 and S(r) is the Dirac

delta function. The effective interaction ... This is the screening effect: over

**length****scales**larger than <!;, the chains retain Gaussian statistics. 1.3 Scaling theory of ...Page 11

If the dimensionless excluded volume parameter t = v/a3 that measures the

distance from the 6 temperature is much smaller than one, the interaction

between monomers is smaller than T, and at short

chains are not ...

If the dimensionless excluded volume parameter t = v/a3 that measures the

distance from the 6 temperature is much smaller than one, the interaction

between monomers is smaller than T, and at short

**length scales**the polymerchains are not ...

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1 SEMI-DILUTE SOLUTIONS OF NEUTRAL POLYMERS IN GOOD SOLVENT 5.2

.1.1 Theoretical reminder 5.2.1.1.1 'Structure' A semi-dilute solution (see Chapter

1) is usually characterized by one single

1 SEMI-DILUTE SOLUTIONS OF NEUTRAL POLYMERS IN GOOD SOLVENT 5.2

.1.1 Theoretical reminder 5.2.1.1.1 'Structure' A semi-dilute solution (see Chapter

1) is usually characterized by one single

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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