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The Equilibrium Theory of Inhomogeneous Polymers

Glenn Fredrickson


This book provides an introduction to the field-theoretic methods and computer simulation techniques used in the design of structured polymeric fluids for a wide variety of applications. By such methods, the principles that dictate equilibrium self-assembly in systems ranging from block and graft copolymers, to polyelectrolytes, liquid crystalline polymers, and polymer nanocomposites can be established. Building on an introductory discussion of single-polymer statistical mechanics, the book provides a detailed treatment of analytical and numerical techniques for addressing the statistical prop ... More

Keywords: field theory, nanotechnology, complex fluids, self-assembly, soft condensed matter, block copolymer, simulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198567295
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567295.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Glenn Fredrickson, author
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara