## 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. |

### From inside the book

Results 1-3 of 74

Page 47

It is currently considered that the average size of domains associated with

dynamic screening effects in a semi- dilute solution is not very different from the

size of

...

It is currently considered that the average size of domains associated with

dynamic screening effects in a semi- dilute solution is not very different from the

size of

**static**domains (Muthukumar and Edwards, 1982). In this case the break of...

Page 214

These scattering intensities have been described as being a sum of two

contributions — a

that the form proposed for the

part ...

These scattering intensities have been described as being a sum of two

contributions — a

**static**one l,(q) and a dynamical one lF(q) (see Eq. (87)). Recallthat the form proposed for the

**static**part is 1,(0) exp[ — (<?S)p, the 'dynamical'part ...

Page 285

The second experiment refers to the separation of

by means of the scanning light scattering procedure. This reveals that, under

stretching, the enhancement of the scattering intensity is almost entirely

associated ...

The second experiment refers to the separation of

**static**and dynamic fluctuationsby means of the scanning light scattering procedure. This reveals that, under

stretching, the enhancement of the scattering intensity is almost entirely

associated ...

### What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

### Contents

Semidilute Polymer Solutions | 1 |

Properties of Polyelectrolyte Gels | 19 |

NMR and Statistical Structures of Gels | 39 |

Copyright | |

4 other sections not shown

### Common terms and phrases

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