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Polymer Mechanics

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 151–154 | Cite as

Generalized concentration dependence of the viscosity of concentrated polymer solutions

  • V. P. Budtov
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Abstract

The construction of a generalized concentration dependence of the viscosity η of concentrated solutions is analyzed. It is shown that there should be a single dependence for different polymers in different solvents of the form: (η/ηo)1−2k=1+(1−2k)c[η], where k is the Huggins-Martin constant, and [η] is the intrinsic viscosity. Deviations from this relation may be observed in the presence of structure formation in the solution or when the experimental temperature is close to the glass-transition temperature of the system.

Keywords

Polymer Viscosity Structure Formation Polymer Solution Concentration Dependence 
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