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The Mesoscopic Theory of Polymer Dynamics


Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 95)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Vladimir N. Pokrovskii
    Pages 1-20
  3. Vladimir N. Pokrovskii
    Pages 21-35
  4. Vladimir N. Pokrovskii
    Pages 37-62
  5. Vladimir N. Pokrovskii
    Pages 63-81
  6. Vladimir N. Pokrovskii
    Pages 83-97
  7. Vladimir N. Pokrovskii
    Pages 99-134
  8. Vladimir N. Pokrovskii
    Pages 135-153
  9. Vladimir N. Pokrovskii
    Pages 155-169
  10. Vladimir N. Pokrovskii
    Pages 171-198
  11. Vladimir N. Pokrovskii
    Pages 199-213
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 215-256

About this book


The theory presented in this book explains in a consistent manner all dynamic effects (diffusion, neutron scattering, viscoelasticity, optical birefringence) observed in very concentrated solutions and melts of linear polymers from a macromolecular point of view. This monograph reconciles different approaches to polymer dynamics and reflects the modern situation in understanding the relaxation behaviour of the polymer systems. The reader is invited to follow the way from dynamics of a separate macromolecule to the constitutive relations for both weakly and strongly entangled linear polymers. The contents can be related to the fields of molecular physics, fluid mechanics, polymer physics and materials science. This text provides material for one or two semester graduate-level course in polymer dynamics or for graduate students with some background in physics and mathematics.  The monograph presents topics in a self-contained way that makes it a suitable reference book for professional researchers in the fields of polymer science, polymer engineering, and materials science.


conformational relaxation in polymers fluid mechanics linear viscoelasticity macromolecular dynamics macromolecular systems non-linear viscoelasticity polymer

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Semenov Inst. Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation

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From the reviews of the second edition:

“Much of the book is taken up with the construction and solution of stochastic differential equations which describe the dynamics of the beads and chains, and considerable detail of the derivation of the final results from the initial equations is given. … a monograph for experts who wish to see a detailed discussion of the mechanics of the bead and chain model … . a technical and specialised work which will appeal to the expert reader who has the need and application to master it.” (P. T. Greenland, Contemporary Physics, March, 2012)