Orientation and motion at a polymer-polymer interface: Interdiffusion of fluorescent-labelled macromolecules

  • Matthew Tirrell
  • Douglas Adolf
  • Stephen Prager
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 1063)

Abstract

The general problem of polymer-polymer interdiffusion is studied and used to illustrate several unique aspects of the orientation and motion of macromolecules at interfaces. Specific new results are obtained for the short time evolution of the interfacial concentration profile which is shown, following the reptation model, to follow a nonclassical power law, namely, for short times \(\int\limits_{ - \infty }^\infty {C(z,t)dz \sim t^{3/4} }\), instead of the usual t1/2 law. A fluorescence experiment to measure this behavior is analyzed.

Keywords

Interfacial Diffusion Short Time Evolution Gaussian Chain Polymer Diffusion Original Tube 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew Tirrell
    • 1
  • Douglas Adolf
    • 1
  • Stephen Prager
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolis
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolis

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