The Statistical Mechanics of Entangled Networks

  • S. F. Edwards


It is shown that the problem of formulating the statistical thermodynamics of networks can be resolved by the use of ideas from quantum statistical mechanics by appropriate generalization. Examples are given in terms of gaussian and liquid crystal polymer networks.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. F. Edwards
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  1. 1.Cavendish LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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