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ZB 10 - Soft Condensed Matter (R. Holyst)

We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!

Publication

Single-chain statistics in polymer systems

Author(s): Aksimentiev, A and Holyst, R
Title: Single-chain statistics in polymer systems
Abstract: In this review we study the behavior of a single labelled polymer chain various polymer systems: polymer blends, diblock copolymers, gradient ring copolymers, polyelectrolytes, grafted homopolymers, nematogenic polymers, polymers in bad and good solvents, fractal and polymers in fractal environments. We discuss many phenomena to the single chain behavior, such as: collapse of polymers in solvents, protein folding, stretching of polymer brushes, coil-rod in nematogenic main-chain polymers, knot formation in melts, and shrinking and swelling of polymers at close to the bulk transition temperatures. Our description mesoscopic, based on two models of polymer systems: the Edwards model Fixman delta interactions, and the Landau-Ginzburg model of phase applied to polymers. In particular, we show the derivation the Landau-Ginzburg model from the Edwards model in the case of blends and diblock copolymer melts. In both models, we the radius of gyration and relate them to the correlation for a single polymer chain. We discuss theoretical results as as computer simulations and experiments. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Pages: 1045-1093
Journal: PROGRESS IN POLYMER SCIENCE
Volume: 24
ID: ISI:000083511800003
Year: 1999
DOI: 10.1016/S0079-6700(99)00023-4