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Flory-Huggins theory for athermal mixtures of hard spheres and larger flexible polymers

Sear, RP (2002) Flory-Huggins theory for athermal mixtures of hard spheres and larger flexible polymers Physical Review E, 66.

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Abstract

A simple analytic theory for mixtures of hard spheres and larger polymers with excluded volume interactions is developed. The mixture is shown to exhibit extensive immiscibility. For large polymers with strong excluded volume interactions, the density of monomers at the critical point for demixing decreases as one over the square root of the length of the polymer, while the density of spheres tends to a constant. This is very different to the behaviour of mixtures of hard spheres and ideal polymers, these mixtures although even less miscible than those with polymers with excluded volume interactions, have a much higher polymer density at the critical point of demixing. The theory applies to the complete range of mixtures of spheres with flexible polymers, from those with strong excluded volume interactions to ideal polymers.

Item Type: Article
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Sear, RPr.sear@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 17 June 2002
Identification Number : 10.1103/PhysRevE.66.051401
Uncontrolled Keywords : cond-mat.soft, cond-mat.soft
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 11:28
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:56
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/831458

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