## 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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For a fractal object it thus decays with the wave vector as sto)~4 (is) In a good

solvent, df is approximatively given by Eq. (12); in a 6 solvent (for a Gaussian

chain) this scaling law is in agreement with the

decays ...

For a fractal object it thus decays with the wave vector as sto)~4 (is) In a good

solvent, df is approximatively given by Eq. (12); in a 6 solvent (for a Gaussian

chain) this scaling law is in agreement with the

**mean field**result of Eq. (6) anddecays ...

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While the percolation concept is simple, exact calculation of the corresponding

critical exponents is possible only in one dimension or within the

framework (on a Bethe lattice). Thus the model is strongly dependent on

computer ...

While the percolation concept is simple, exact calculation of the corresponding

critical exponents is possible only in one dimension or within the

**mean field**framework (on a Bethe lattice). Thus the model is strongly dependent on

computer ...

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decide if the

one has to determine if fluctuations of the order parameter in a correlation volume

, are negligible. This is the Ginsburg argument arising from phase transition ...

decide if the

**mean field**approach is relevant to describe a critical phenomenon,one has to determine if fluctuations of the order parameter in a correlation volume

, are negligible. This is the Ginsburg argument arising from phase transition ...

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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