Characterization of gels by Monte Carlo method using a model of radical polymerization with cross linkers

M. Nosaka, M. Takasu, K. Katoh

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Abstract

Monte Carlo method with a model of free-radical cross-linked polymerization in a continuous system was used to investigate polymer networks. The model was based on the correlation between the distribution of the degree of polymerization for clusters and light scattering experiments. It was found that the weighted-average degree of polymerization differs between the gel phase and the other phases. Results showed that outer linkers, based on these phases, play an important role in the gel formation by connecting two polymers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11333-11338
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume115
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 22
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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