Simulation and theory of the swelling of athermal gels

Escobedo, Fernando A.; de Pablo, Juan J.
January 1997
Journal of Chemical Physics;1/8/1997, Vol. 106 Issue 2, p793
Academic Journal
Presents results of Monte Carlo simulations for the equilibrium swelling of athermal polymeric gels. Factors that lead to higher solvent holdups by the gel; Exhibition of strand lengths that range from small to moderate by the networks; Use of a simple mean-field theory to describe the swelling of athermal networks.


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