Helical Wormlike Chains in Polymer Solutions

  • Emeritus Hiromi Yamakawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Emeritus Hiromi Yamakawa
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  3. Emeritus Hiromi Yamakawa
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  6. Emeritus Hiromi Yamakawa
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  11. Emeritus Hiromi Yamakawa
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 391-402

About this book


A new and general model, called the "helical wormlike chain," for both flexible and semiflexible polymer chains is presented. Statistical-mechanical, transport and dynamic theories of their solution properties are developed on the basis of this model. An analysis is given of recent experimental data using these theories for flexible polymers covering a wide range of molecular weights, including the oligomer region, and for semiflexible polymers, as well as biological macromolecules such as DNA. The book includes many theoretical equations, tables, figures, and computer-aided forms, to provide an understanding of the basic theory and to faclitate its application to experimental data for polymer molecular characterization.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Emeritus Hiromi Yamakawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Polymer ChemistryKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64569-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60817-9
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