### 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 language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 520-528 |

Number of pages | 9 |

Journal | The Journal of Chemical Physics |

Volume | 78 |

Issue number | 1 |

State | Published - Dec 1 1982 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Oono, Y., & Kohmoto, M. (1982). Renormalization group theory of transport properties of polymer solutions. I. Dilute solutions.

*The Journal of Chemical Physics*,*78*(1), 520-528.