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A Short Introduction to the Physics of Sol-Gel Transitions

  • P. G. de Gennes
The first object of polymer science is linear flexible chain such as polyethylene

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Critical Exponent Landau Theory Tree Approximation Resistor Network Infinite Cluster 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. G. de Gennes
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  1. 1.College de FranceParis Cedex 05France

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