A new reptation model for polymeric liquids

R.J.J. Jongschaap, B.J. Geurts

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A model is presented in which the motion of a polymer in a concentrated solution or melt is represented by the reptating motion of a flexible elastic rope in a tube under the influence of Brownian, elastic and frictional forces. In this model the results of Doi and Edwards [l] and of Curtiss and Bird [2] are obtained as special cases. In fast processes the elasticity of the rope may give rise to an important contribution to the stress tensor.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegration of Fundamental Polymer Science and Technology 2
EditorsP.J. Lemstra, L.A. Kleintjens
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherElsevier Applied Science Publishers
ISBN (Print)1-85166-208-1
Publication statusPublished - 1988


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