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The Importance of Energetic Interactions on the Viscoelastic Properties of Polymer Solutions

  • Werner-Michael Kulicke


The rheological behaviour of polymer fluids can1be described on a molecular basis using the entanglement concept1. In this case it is explicitely assumed that there are mechanical entanglements (above a minimum concentration and/or molecular weight) caused by the polymer chains, which are responsible for the behaviour in the linear and non-linear viscoelastic region. It has been shown in the past that a quite great number of rheological properties can be theoretically explained on this basis.


Shear Rate Rheological Behaviour Linear Viscoelastic Region Critical Shear Rate Polymer Fluid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner-Michael Kulicke
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  1. 1.Institute of Chemical TechnologyTechnical University of BraunschweigGermany

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