Microscopic Dynamical Models

  • Gert R. Strobl


The previous chapter provided an overview of the characteristics of the mechanical and dielectric behavior of polymer systems. We discussed the material properties as they are described by the various response functions and were in particular concerned with the pronounced effects of temperature. These macroscopic properties have a microscopic basis. So far, we have addressed this basis only in qualitative terms. This chapter deals with microscopic dynamical models which yield a quantitative description for some of the observed macroscopic properties.


Friction Coefficient Intrinsic Viscosity Hydrodynamic Interaction Pair Correlation Function Time Correlation Function 
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Further Reading

  1. R.B. Bird, R.C. Armstrong, O. Hassager: Dynamics of Polymeric Liquids, Vol.2 Kinetic Theory, John Wiley & Sons, 1977Google Scholar
  2. M. Doi, S.F. Edwards: The Theory of Polymer Dynamics, Clarendon Press, 1986Google Scholar
  3. P.-G. de Gennes: Scaling Concepts in Polymer Physics, Cornell University Press, 1979Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gert R. Strobl
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  1. 1.Fakultät für PhysikAlbert-Ludwigs-UniversitätFreiburg im BreisgauGermany

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