Scaling Description of Polymerization Kinetics
Applications of scaling ideas to the analysis of geometric features of polymeric molecules has been numerous and very succesful.1 Recently, it has been realized that these ideas can be extended further and applied to yet another domain of polymer chemistry,2 the kinetics of branched polymer formation. This opened a new and exciting field in which geometric, fractal, nature of polymers imposes itself on the dynamics and in which reaction time (age of the system) appears as a scaling variable3.
KeywordsFractal Nature Internal Bond Cluster Number Sebacic Acid Fractal Dimensionality
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