Phenomenology of Polymer Solution Dynamics

Phenomenology of Polymer Solution Dynamics

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Presenting a completely new approach to examining how polymers move in non-dilute solution, this book focuses on experimental facts, not theoretical speculations, and concentrates on polymer solutions, not dilute solutions or polymer melts. From centrifugation and solvent dynamics to viscosity and diffusion, experimental measurements and their quantitative representations are the core of the discussion. The book reveals several experiments never before recognized as revealing polymer solution properties. A novel approach to relaxation phenomena accurately describes viscoelasticity and dielectric relaxation and how they depend on polymer size and concentration. Ideal for graduate students and researchers interested in the properties of polymer solutions, the book covers real measurements on practical systems, including the very latest results. Every significant experimental method is presented in considerable detail, giving unprecedented coverage of polymers in solution.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 528 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 242 b/w illus.
  • 1139210955
  • 9781139210959

Table of contents

1. Introduction; 2. Sedimentation; 3. Electrophoresis; 4. Quasielastic light scattering and diffusion; 5. Solvent dynamics; 6. Segmental diffusion; 7. Dielectric relaxation; 8. Self and tracer diffusion; 9. Probe diffusion; 10. Dynamics of colloids; 11. The dynamic structure factor; 12. Viscosity; 13. Viscoelasticity; 14. Nonlinear viscoelastic phenomena; 15. Qualitative summary; 16. Phenomenology; 17. Afterword: hydrodynamic scaling model for polymer dynamics; References; Index.
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About George D. J. Phillies

George D. J. Phillies is a Professor in the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts. He has attained international recognition for his scientific studies of light scattering spectroscopy and polymer solutions.
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