Order-disorder transitions of conjugated polymers in solution

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A novel, statistical mechanical theory of the order-disorder transitions of conjugated polymers in dilute solution is proposed. Energetic stabilization of the rod-like conformation occurs via the interaction of the delocalized polymer electronic structure with the polarizable solvent. Model calculations reveal that system specific, discontinuous transition behavior can result.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-122
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 28 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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