Quasielastic Light Scattering from Polymer Gels

  • Ralph Nossal
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 73)


Various schemes employing inelastic light scattering to measure rigidity parameters of polymer gels are reviewed. These include techniques which are understood to probe the longitudinal elastic modulus of polymer lattices excited by thermal fluctuations and, also, procedures which measure the bulk shear modulus of lattice and solvent together responding to weak mechanical perturbations. Theories which relate elasticity parameters to experimental measurements are outlined, and several applications are discussed.


Autocorrelation Function Polymer Lattice Coagulation Factor Xiii Longitudinal Elastic Modulus Inelastic Light 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph Nossal
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  1. 1.Physical Sciences Laboratory, DCRTNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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