Statistical Thermodynamics of Polymer Solutions

  • Wenbing HuEmail author


Polymer chains spontaneously assemble together via phase separation or crystallization from the multi-component miscible systems. The mixing free energy of polymer-based miscible systems has been derived by the Flory-Huggins lattice statistical thermodynamics. Further developments of the Flory-Huggins theory include simple addition, compressible fluids, dilute solutions, concentration-dependence of interaction parameters, the lattice-cluster theory considering molecular geometries, and semi-flexibility of polymers.


Vacant Site Polymer Coil Chain Unit Liquid Crystal Droplet Total Partition Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Polymer Science and Engineering School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringNanjing UniversityNanjingChina, People’s Republic

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