Quantum Theory of Polymers as Solids

  • János J. Ladik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-6
  3. Quantum Theory of Polymeric Electronic Structure

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      Pages 7-7
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      Pages 89-107
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  4. Theoretical Calculation of the Different Physical Properties of Polymers

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 407-417

About this book


The goal of this monograph is to summarize the different quantum­ mechanical methods developed in the last 20 years to treat the electronic structure of polymers. Owing to the nature of the problem, these methods consist of a mixture of quantum-chemical and solid-state physical tech­ niques. The theory described in Part I treats, besides the Hartree-Fock problem, the· electron correlation, and it has also been developed for disordered polymeric systems. Though for obvious reasons the book could not include all the existing calculations, each new method des­ cribed is illustrated by a few applications, with a discussion of the numerical results obtained. Far more details see the Introduction to Part I. The second part contains the theoretical calculation of different properties of polymers based on the methods systematically introduced in the first part. The properties calculated include the electronic and vibrational spectra of polymers, and the computation of their transport, magnetic, and mechanical properties. In cases where reliable ex­ perimental data are available, the theoretical results are compared with them.


Vibration aging biopolymer electron mechanical property perturbation theory plastics polyethylene polymer quantum theory spectra structure transport

Authors and affiliations

  • János J. Ladik
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  1. 1.University of Erlangen-NurembergErlangen-WaterlooFederal Republic of Germany

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