Polymer Solutions

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The chapter provides a brief general introduction into the concepts of scaling, universality, and crossover scaling, plus the blob concept that provides an intuitive picture of crossover phenomena. We present the most important static and dynamic scaling laws for unentangled uncharged polymer solutions, together with their test and refinement by careful computer simulations. A hoard of simulation methods has been developed for these systems, and these will be briefly discussed as well.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Theory of PolymersMax Planck Institute for Polymer ResearchMainzGermany
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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