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Equilibrium polymerization of stiff polymers

  • Marko V. Jaric
  • K. H. Bennemann
II. Polyelectrolytes
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 172)

Abstract

Equilibrium polymerization of stiff polymers is considered in a meanfield approximation. It is shown that polymerization is of order-disorder type. The phase diagram exhibits a critical line which is replaced at tricritical point,by a discontinuity line. It is also found that polymer weight fraction is non-zero at both sides of the transition showing only a mild singularity (∼‖T-Tc‖) at continuous transition.

Keywords

Critical Line Effective Field Theory Tricritical Point Flexible Polymer Discontinuity Line 
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© Springer-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marko V. Jaric
    • 1
  • K. H. Bennemann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsBerlin 33

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