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Influence of Self-Assembly on Dynamical and Viscoelastic Properties of Telechelic Polymer Solutions

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Author(s)

D Bedrov, G D. Smith, Jack F. Douglas

Abstract

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.
Citation
Europhysics Letters
Volume
59
Issue
No. 3

Keywords

alpha-beta splitting, associating polymers, cluster formation, crossover temperature, entanglement, glass formation, michelle formation, telechelic, viscoelasticity

Citation

Bedrov, D. , Smith, G. and Douglas, J. (2002), 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 June 17, 2024)

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Created July 31, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021