Static Correlations of Polymer Chains in Networks
The conference held in Maratea, Italy was about large scale systems and it was implicitly assumed that the scales regarded were greater than the size of one molecule. This paper is about systems were the important length scales are greater than those in a normal liquid yet cannot be on a supramolecular scale:
Which ever piece of rubber one takes is usually one molecule: for example in each car tyre (if one forgets about the filler) most likely one can go from each atom A to whatever atom B using chemical bonds as bridges. Now this is exactly the definition of a molecule. Nevertheless this does not tell us a lot about the properties of this network since it is obviously important how many possibilities there are to go from A to B i.e. topology should play an important role for the understanding of 3-dimensional networks.
KeywordsCross Link Crosslink Density Small Angle Neutron Scattering Uniaxial Extension Normal Liquid
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