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Some theoretical problems in the physics of charged polymers

Friedel S von Goeler, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Abstract

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. ^

Subject Area

Chemistry, Polymer|Physics, Condensed Matter|Physics, Fluid and Plasma

Recommended Citation

Friedel S von Goeler, "Some theoretical problems in the physics of charged polymers" (January 1, 1997). Doctoral Dissertations Available from Proquest. Paper AAI9809408.
http://scholarworks.umass.edu/dissertations/AAI9809408

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