Determining Segment Density Distribution of Polymers at Interfaces

Goud, Sukka Sai Kumar and Iyer, Balaji V S (2019) Determining Segment Density Distribution of Polymers at Interfaces. Masters thesis, Indian institute of technology Hyderabad.

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We calculate segment density distribution of polymers at interfaces using both analytical approach and numerical approach. Firstly, in an analytical approach we use the elastic free energy of diblock-copolymer as suggested by A. N .Semenov [1] to derive local extension of a chain and free chain end distribution. Further, we discuss a similar kind of approach used by Zhulina et al.[2] to calculate segment density distribution and free chain end distribution of polymer brush system grafted on planar substrates. Secondly, we discuss a numerical approach used by Scheutjens and Fleer [3] to calculate segment density distribution from a modi!cation of DiMarzio and Rubin’s matrix formalism [4]

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Segment density distribution, Local extension, Free chain end distribution, Conformational lattice model
Subjects: Chemical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 04:13
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 04:13
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