Molecular Theory of Thermoreversible Gelation

  • F. Tanaka
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 43)


The formation of gel network by physical crosslinking can be brought about by a change of material conditions such as stereoregularity of a polymer chain, content of associative side groups, or polarizabity of the solvent.


Tricritical Point Polymer Segment Calculate Phase Diagram Thermoreversible Gelation Complex Physical System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Tanaka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of General EducationTokyo University of Agriculture and TechnologyFuchu, TokyoJapan

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