Microdomains in Polymer Solutions

  • Paul Dubin

Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (NISS, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Intramolecular Micelles

  3. Association, Aggregation and Gelation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. L. Mandelkern, C. O. Edwards, R. C. Domszy, M. W. Davidson
      Pages 121-141
    3. Wilmer G. Miller, Sumana Chakrabarti, Kathleen M. Seibel
      Pages 143-156
  4. Ordering in Polyelectrolyte Solutions

  5. Microdomains in Nonaqueous Media

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. F. Mikeš, J. Labský, P. Štrop, J. Králíček
      Pages 265-293

About this book

Introduction

In the first half of this century, great strides were made in under­ standing the behavior of polymers in dilute solutions or in the solid state. Concentrated solutions, on the other hand, were commonly regarded as mainly of interest to practitioners, being too complex for the rigorous application of statistical theory. Given the preoccupation with the isolated polymer molecule and the attendant focus on the state of infinite dilution, it is not surprising that aggregation, and inter-polymer associ­ ation in general, was the bugaboo of experimentalists. These attitudes have changed remarkably over the last few decades. The application of sealing theory to polymer solutions has stimulated investigation of the semi-dilute state, and the region between infinite dilution and swollen gel is no longer perceived as terra incognita. New techniques, such as dynamic light scattering, have proven to be of much value in such investigations. At the same time, it has become clear that consideration of strong inter- and intra-polymer forces, superimposed on the familiar description of the statistical chain, is prerequisite to the application of polymer science to numerous systems of interest. Para­ mount among these, of course, are biopolymers, their complexes and assemblies. The isolated random coil must be viewed as tl rarity in nature.

Keywords

Copolymer Polyethylen biopolymer biopolymers polyelectrolyte polymer polymer science

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Dubin
    • 1
  1. 1.Indiana University-Purdue University at IndianapolisIndianapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-2123-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9255-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2123-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-6872
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1745
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