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Statistical Physics of Macromolecules : Polymers and Complex Materials - Alexei R. Khokhlov

Statistical Physics of Macromolecules

Polymers and Complex Materials

Hardcover Published: 13th March 2002
ISBN: 9781563960710
Number Of Pages: 350

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This text presents an introduction to the field of statistical physics of macromolecules, from the basic concepts to modern achievements. Applications in various fields of polymer physical chemistry and molecular biophysics are also covered, as are: the fundamentals of statistical theory of polymer solutions and melts; classical, sealing and renormalization group approaches; the main ideas of statistical theories of polymer liquid crystals, polymer networks and polyelectrolytes; dynamic viscoelastic behavior of polymer systems; models of house, Zimm and reptation concepts; and specific features of main biopolymers - DNA and proteins. This English edition also includes sections describing the most important recent advances such as: statistical theory of DNA gel-electrophoresis, polymers at interfaces, and dynamics of concentrated solutions of rigid polymers. Graduate students and specialists in the fields of polymer physics, statistical physical chemistry of polymers, materials science, molecular biophysics and chemical engineering should find this book of use. It starts from the basic principles and assumes the reader has knowledge of undergraduate physics. Knowledge of statistical physics is required only for some selected sections, which are explicitly indicated in the text.

Editors' Foreword
Editors' Preface
Preface to English Edition
Preface
Introduction
Ideal Polymer Chainp. 1
Polymer Chains with Volume Interactions. Basic Definitions and Methodsp. 79
Single Macromolecule with Volume Interactionsp. 109
Polymer Solutions and Meltsp. 148
Other Polymer Systemsp. 180
Dynamical Properties of Polymer Solutions and Meltsp. 224
Biopolymersp. 289
Referencesp. 345
Subject Indexp. 347
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ISBN: 9781563960710
ISBN-10: 1563960710
Series: Polymers and Complex Materials
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 13th March 2002
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.2  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.73

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