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Gelation in Physically Associating Polymer Solutions

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Author(s)

S K. Kumar, Jack F. Douglas

Abstract

The thermally reversible gelation of a polymer solution is investigated. The dynamics slows down upon cooling in these systems much like glass-firming liquids. We show that no significant changes in the dynamics occurs near the geometrical percolation threshold and a separate transition is found where the solution viscosity diverges.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
87
Issue
No. 18

Keywords

glass transition, non-ergodicity transition, percolation, phase separation, stickers, thermally reversible gelation, vogel temperature

Citation

Kumar, S. and Douglas, J. (2001), Gelation in Physically Associating Polymer Solutions, Physical Review Letters, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=851813 (Accessed June 23, 2024)

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Created September 30, 2001, Updated October 12, 2021