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The Equilibrium Theory of Inhomogeneous Polymers$
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Glenn Fredrickson

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198567295

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567295.001.0001

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IDEAL CHAIN MODELS

IDEAL CHAIN MODELS

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(p.23) 2 IDEAL CHAIN MODELS
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The Equilibrium Theory of Inhomogeneous Polymers
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Glenn H. Fredrickson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567295.003.0002

This chapter discusses elementary statistical mechanical models of ideal chains, i.e., polymers in isolation and not experiencing interactions with other polymers. Freely jointed and bead-spring discrete chain models are introduced along with continuous Gaussian chain and wormlike chain models. Methods of analysis are based on the solution of Fokker-Planck equations.

Keywords:   ideal polymer, chain model, Markov process, Fokker-Planck equation, statistical mechanics

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