## Molecular basis of polymer networks: proceedings of the 5th IFF-Ill Workshop, Jülich, Fed. Rep. of Germany, October 5-7, 1988The contributors to this volume appraise our knowledge of the molecular physics of polymer networks and pinpoint areas of research where significant advances can be made using new theories and techniques. They describe both theoretical approaches, based on new theoretical concepts and original network models, and recent experimental investigations using SANS, 2H NMR or QELS. These new techniques provide precise information about network behaviour at the molecular level. Reported results of the application of these and more traditional techniques include the microscopic conformation and properties of permanent networks or gels formed by specific interchain interactions, the behaviour of elastomer liquid crystals, and the static and dynamic properties of star-branched polymers. |

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Free Volume and Volume

various notions and topics which may be useful to interpret the physics of

networks. The concept of free volume is one of them. Obviously, it plays an

important role ...

Free Volume and Volume

**Effects**In the following, we shall successively studyvarious notions and topics which may be useful to interpret the physics of

networks. The concept of free volume is one of them. Obviously, it plays an

important role ...

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Folding

has been found by J. Bastide and collaborators [13]: when a gel swells or

deswells, the mean size of the polymer chains constituting the network remains ...

Folding

**Effects**In Gels A simple but spectacular**effect**, occur ing in polymer gels,has been found by J. Bastide and collaborators [13]: when a gel swells or

deswells, the mean size of the polymer chains constituting the network remains ...

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tf = wcs , U = wcn (2.12) The BM

more subtle. 3 The BM

on a lattice with a random potential modelled by forbidden points. As the ...

tf = wcs , U = wcn (2.12) The BM

**effect**also depends on the A:Q difference but ismore subtle. 3 The BM

**effect**The BM**effect**(2) was found by simulating a polymeron a lattice with a random potential modelled by forbidden points. As the ...

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### Contents

Remarks | 2 |

The BaumgartnerMuthukumar Effect in Networks | 11 |

Statistical Mechanics of dDimensional Polymer Networks and Exact | 17 |

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