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Title Excluded volume effects in polymer brushes at moderate chain stretching
Date 15.10.2014
Number 44462
Abstract We develop a strong stretching approximation for a polymer brush made of self-avoiding polymer chains. The density profile of the brush and the distribution of the end monomer positions in stretching direction are computed and compared with simulation data. We find that our approach leads to a clearly better approximation as compared to previous approaches based upon Gaussian elasticity at low grafting densities (moderate chain stretching), for which corrections due to finite extensibility can be ignored.
Publisher Journal of Chemical Physics
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Citation Journal of Chemical Physics 141 (2014) 104901 (1 of 8)
DOI https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4894503
Authors Romeis, D. ; Lang, M.
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