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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.
von Goeler, Friedel S, "Some theoretical problems in the physics of charged polymers" (1997). Doctoral Dissertations Available from Proquest. AAI9809408.