Dynamics of Irreversibly Forming Macromolecules

  • G. P. Johari


The growth in the size of a macromolecule during the course of an addition reaction often slows the rate of the very chemical reactions by which it grows. This is particularly the case when the chain and cross-link’s ends of the macromolecule remain chemically active. The growth, which is expected to continue until the ends have vanished, would ideally and ultimately produce a single macromolecule. Recently published review articles on polymerization methods [1], phase behaviour [2], and macromolecular architecture [3] provide adequate references for previous studies of the thermodynamics of macromolecule formation and may be consulted for our current understanding of this subject.


Relaxation Function Dielectric Relaxation Time Complex Plane Plot Complex Electrical Modulus Conductivity Relaxation Time 
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