Density Functional Theory of Polymer Structure and Conformations
AbstractWe present a density functional approach to quantitatively evaluate the microscopic conformations of polymer chains with consideration of the effects of chain stiffness, polymer concentration, and short chain molecules. For polystyrene (PS), poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO), and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) melts with low-polymerization degree, as chain length increases, they display different stretching ratios and show non-universal scaling exponents due to their different chain stiffnesses. In good solvent, increase of PS concentration induces the decline of gyration radius. For PS blends containing short (
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Wei, Z.; Ning, N.; Zhang, L.; Tian, M.; Mi, J. Density Functional Theory of Polymer Structure and Conformations. Polymers 2016, 8, 121.
Wei Z, Ning N, Zhang L, Tian M, Mi J. Density Functional Theory of Polymer Structure and Conformations. Polymers. 2016; 8(4):121.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wei, Zhaoyang; Ning, Nanying; Zhang, Liqun; Tian, Ming; Mi, Jianguo. 2016. "Density Functional Theory of Polymer Structure and Conformations." Polymers 8, no. 4: 121.
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