Scattering and Gaussian Fluctuation Theory for Semiflexible Polymers
AbstractThe worm-like chain is one of the best theoretical models of the semiflexible polymer. The structure factor, which can be obtained by scattering experiment, characterizes the density correlation in different length scales. In the present review, the numerical method to compute the static structure factor of the worm-like chain model and its general properties are demonstrated. Especially, the chain length and persistence length involved multi-scale nature of the worm-like chain model are well discussed. Using the numerical structure factor, Gaussian fluctuation theory of the worm-like chain model can be developed, which is a powerful tool to analyze the structure stability and to predict the spinodal line of the system. The microphase separation of the worm-like diblock copolymer is considered as an example to demonstrate the usage of Gaussian fluctuation theory. View Full-Text
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Bu, X.; Zhang, X. Scattering and Gaussian Fluctuation Theory for Semiflexible Polymers. Polymers 2016, 8, 301.
Bu X, Zhang X. Scattering and Gaussian Fluctuation Theory for Semiflexible Polymers. Polymers. 2016; 8(9):301.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bu, Xiangyu; Zhang, Xinghua. 2016. "Scattering and Gaussian Fluctuation Theory for Semiflexible Polymers." Polymers 8, no. 9: 301.
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