Theoretical and Mathematical Models in Polymer Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123041401, 9780080918471

Theoretical and Mathematical Models in Polymer Research, Volume 5

1st Edition

Modern Methods in Polymer Research and Technology

Editors: Alexander Grosberg
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123041401
eBook ISBN: 9780080918471
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 13th March 1998
Page Count: 283
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Table of Contents

D. Thirumalai and E.-Y. Ha, Statistical Mechanics of Semiflexible Chains: A Meanfield Variational Approach. A.N. Semenov, J.-F. Joanny, and A. Johner, Polymer Adsorption: Mean-Field Theory and Ground State DominanceApproximation. S.V. Panyukov and Y. Rabin, Replica Field Theory Methods in Physics of Polymer Networks. B. Drosel and M. Kardar, Winding Angle Distributions for Directed Polymers. B. OShaughnessy, Bulk and Interfacial Polymer Reaction Kinetics. Subject Index.


In this book, Professor Alexander Grosberg, one of the pioneers and leaders in the field of theoretical polymer science has selected the most important topics within polymer science and matched them with experts whocan clearly present the state of the art of each.

Using this book readers will learn the fundamental concepts, as well as the techniques that are currently employed on the frontier of science.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Statistical mechanics of semiflexible chains

  • Polymer absorption
  • Topological constraints
  • Polymer reaction kinetics
  • Replica field theory of polymer networks @text:Using this book, readers will learn the fundamental concepts, as well as the techniques that are currently employed on the frontier of science


Researchers, graduate students, and practitioners in polymer science, applied physics, materials science, and applied and theoretical chemistry.


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About the Editors

Alexander Grosberg Editor

Alexander Grosberg is the Head of the Theoretical Physics Department at the Institute of Chemical Physics in the Russian Academy of Sciences of Moscow. He is an expert in the theoretical physics of polymers, complex fluids and biophysics. Dr. Grosberg is currently a Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is the author of more than 100 scientific publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A.