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Scaling Description of Polymerization Kinetics

  • Zoran B. Djordjević
  • Zorica V. Djordjević

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Fractal Nature Internal Bond Cluster Number Sebacic Acid Fractal Dimensionality 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zoran B. Djordjević
    • 1
  • Zorica V. Djordjević
    • 2
  1. 1.Boris Kidrič-Lab 030Institut u VinčiBelgradeYugoslavia
  2. 2.Theoretical Physics LabInstitute of PhysicsZemunYugoslavia

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