## 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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The scaling law for the

noting that a blob has a free energy of order T l~t->~*91* (23) The excluded

volume interaction reduces the number of binary contacts between monomers in

the ...

The scaling law for the

**osmotic pressure**is obtained by dimensional analysis bynoting that a blob has a free energy of order T l~t->~*91* (23) The excluded

volume interaction reduces the number of binary contacts between monomers in

the ...

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suggests that the

group calculations show that the scaling function h is universal (in the asymptotic

limit of very high molecular weights). This crossover function must also give the ...

suggests that the

**osmotic pressure**in a scaling form is written as Renormalizationgroup calculations show that the scaling function h is universal (in the asymptotic

limit of very high molecular weights). This crossover function must also give the ...

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In practice, it predicts a <p 2 dependence of the

solutions in very good solvent which does not fit the data very satisfactorily. A

much better description is given by the des Cloizeaux (1975) law, which predicts

no ...

In practice, it predicts a <p 2 dependence of the

**osmotic pressure**of semi-dilutesolutions in very good solvent which does not fit the data very satisfactorily. A

much better description is given by the des Cloizeaux (1975) law, which predicts

no ...

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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