Renormalization group theory of transport properties of polymer solutions. I. Dilute solutions

Y. Oono, M. Kohmoto

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Abstract

The (Gell-Mann-Low type) renormalization group theory is applied to frictional properties of dilute polymer solutions for the first time. The universal ratios such as Flory's intrinsic viscosity constant, the Flory-Scheraga-Mandelkern parameter, etc., are estimated from the first order ε-expansion theory (ε=4-d, d being the spatial dimensionality). The results are in satisfactory agreement with experimental results in both the nondraining Gaussian and nondraining self-avoiding limits. Preaveraging the Oseen tensor makes the value of the intrinsic viscosity about 10% larger according to the first order ε-expansion calculation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)520-528
Number of pages9
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Volume78
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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