Influence of Self-Assembly on Dynamical and Viscoelastic Properties of Telechelic Polymer Solutions
D Bedrov, G D. Smith, Jack F. Douglas
ncipient micellization in a model self-associating telechelic polymer solution results in a network with a transient elastic response that decays by a two-step relaxation: the first is due to a heterogeneous jump-diffusion process involving entrapment of end-groups within well-defined clusters and this is followed by rapid diffusion to neighboring clusters and a decay (terminal relaxation) due to cluster disintegration. The viscolelastic response of the solution manifests characteristics of a glass transition and an entangled polymer network.
, Smith, G.
and Douglas, J.
Influence of Self-Assembly on Dynamical and Viscoelastic Properties of Telechelic Polymer Solutions, Europhysics Letters, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=851983
(Accessed December 9, 2023)