Thermodynamics of reversibly associating polymer solutions

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Abstract

We conducted computer simulations on the phase behavior and gelation of solutions of reversibly associating polymers. The sol-gel transition, near the critical temperature for polymer-solvent phase separation, has thermodynamic signatures reminiscent of the micellization of surfactant solutions. At high temperatures, gelation is a continuous transition. Consequently, the behavior of the sol-gel transition is more complicated than previously thought.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5060-5063
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume82
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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