Dynamic scaling for polymer gelation

M. Rubinstein, R. H. Colby, J. R. Gillmor

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Percolation theory has been quite successful in predicting the static properties (such as the distributions of masses and sizes) of branched polymers near the gel point. Dynamics of such systems, on the other hand, are not well understood at present. Here the authors outline a simple dynamic scaling theory based on the Rouse model. Predictions of the theory are compared with experimental data in the form of complex modulus for a series of well-characterized branched polyesters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
PublisherPubl by Springer-Verlag New York
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)3540508295, 9783540508298
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
EventProceedings of the 11th Tanaguchi International Symposium - Hakone, Jpn
Duration: Nov 7 1988Nov 12 1988


OtherProceedings of the 11th Tanaguchi International Symposium
CityHakone, Jpn

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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