Self-Assembly and Diffusion in Chain Molecules, Including First Super-Strong Polymers

  • F. Dowell
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Abstract

This paper presents summaries of unique highly nonlinear static and dynamic theories for chain molecules (actually for almost any kind of organic molecule), including the first super-strong (self-reinforcing) polymers. These theories have been used to predict and explain (1) the physical self-assembly (self-ordering) of specific kinds of molecules into liquid crystalline (LC) phases (i.e., partially ordered phases) and (2) the diffusion of these molecules in various LC phases and the isotropic (I) liquid phase.

Keywords

Entropy Benzene Hexane Phenyl Macromolecule 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Dowell
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  1. 1.Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AlamosUSA

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