New statistical mechanical treatment of systems near surfaces. II. Polydisperse linear and

Chhajer, Mukesh; Gujrati, P.D.
May 1997
Journal of Chemical Physics;5/15/1997, Vol. 106 Issue 19, p8101
Academic Journal
Studies the behavior of polydisperse linear and branched polymers in an athermal solution and near various kinds of surfaces. Equilibrium polymerization model; Recursion relations; Fixed point and bulk behavior; Surface activities; Thermodynamics; Origin of oscillations; Treatment of local densities; Surface functions; Surface polymerization transitions.


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