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The Statistical Mechanics of Entangled Networks

  • S. F. Edwards

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Cross Link Cayley Tree Network Problem Quantum Statistical Mechanic Cross Link Point 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

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

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