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Some theoretical problems in the physics of charged polymers

Friedel S von Goeler, University of Massachusetts Amherst


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

Condensation|Fluid dynamics|Gases|Polymers

Recommended Citation

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