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Some theoretical problems in the physics of charged polymers
This dissertation presents a theoretical study of a variety of charged polymer systems: Critical conditions are determined for adsorption of a charged polymer chain in an electrolyte solution by a curved, charged surface; the scaling behavior and density profiles of a polyelectrolyte brush is examined; the stretch-colapse transition of a charged, grafted polymer layers in a poor solvent is analyzed; and, the sequence dependence of heteropolymer configurations is calculated. These problems are studied theoretically using standard techniques of statistical mechanics. ^
Chemistry, Polymer|Physics, Condensed Matter|Physics, Fluid and Plasma
Friedel S von Goeler,
"Some theoretical problems in the physics of charged polymers"
(January 1, 1997).
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