Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Random Chain, Coil, Flight, Walk

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9759

n Simple model that relates the average size of the molecule’s cloud changes with molecular weight. It states that the average square distance traveled by a molecule (ro2), increases linearly with the number (n) of links, and ro2 = n a2, where a is the length of the link (Mark JE (ed) (1996) Physical properties of polymers handbook. Springer, New York).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA