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Small-Angle Scattering from Branched Polymers



Boualem Hammouda


The single-polymer form factor is worked out for branched polynmers using a scaling argument in order to recover the low-Q Porod exponent characterisitc of the overall structure. The high-Q Porod exponent characterizes the local branching structure. An alternative approach based on a high-Q expansion contains information about functionality, branch length and branch content. The specific case of a starburst dendrimer for which the form factor is known is discussed.
Macromolecular Theory and Simulations


branched polymers, functionality, small-angle scattering


Hammouda, B. (2012), Small-Angle Scattering from Branched Polymers, Macromolecular Theory and Simulations, [online], (Accessed May 20, 2024)


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Created July 1, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017