The result of a collaboration between a theoretician and an experimentalist, this book is devoted to the static properties of flexible polymers in solution. It presents the vast progress made by both theory and experiment in recent years. Despite the variety in the chemical composition and physical properties of long polymer chains, when in solution they show a universality in their behaviour. On the experimental side, the use of photon and neutron scattering has
led to a better understanding, while the use of computer simulation has also produced interesting results. This work is the result of a collaboration between a theoretician and an
experimentalist, who have both worked for many years on polymer solutions.
`a significant addition to the polymer literature ... this is an important contribution to the literature on polymer solutions, and those doing research in this area will find it well worth getting too know as a reference book ... the monograph of des Cloizeaux and Jannink has much to offer'
Polymers and polymer solutions; General descriptions of long chains, universality, critical phenomena, and scaling laws; Mathematical models of chains: static properties; Computer experiments; Osmotic pressure and density; Radiation scattering; Study of the structure of a solution by small-angle scattering; Repulsive chains - old theories; The grand canonical formalism; Standard continuous model and perturbation calculations; Relations between chain theory and
field theory: Laplace-de-Gennes transformation; Renormalization and criticality; Polymers in solution in good solvents: theoretical results; Partially attractive chains: theoretical results; Polymers
in good solvents: experimental results; Partially attractive chains: experimental results.
Number Of Pages: 942
Published: 3rd January 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 1.41