Diffusion and relaxation of chain polymer liquids

K. S. Schweizer, G. Szamel

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A mode-coupling theory of entangled polymer liquids has been developed and extensively applied to dense melts of long chains. The theory predicts the emergence of a plateau shear stress modulus, and strong molecular-weight dependence of the transport coefficients, due to dynamical correlations induced by chain connectivity and excluded volume interactions. Anomalous intermediate time diffusion and relaxation occurs due to time-dependent fluctuating force memory effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)783-791
Number of pages9
JournalPhilosophical Magazine B: Physics of Condensed Matter; Statistical Mechanics, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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