Theoretical Polymer Physics

Responsible: Prof. Jens-Uwe Sommer

Hours per week (2 + 1)



  • Chain models and conformational statistics, Excluded volume

  • Dense polymer systems and random phase approximation

  • Edwards equation and its application to selected systems

  • Mixtures and phase segregation.

  • Scaling concepts and application to selected systems

  • Polymers at surfaces

  • Copolymers

Recommended literature:
M. Doi and S.F. Edwards “The theory of polymer dynamics”
M. Rubinstein and R.H. Colby “Polymer physics”
P.-G. de Gennes “Scaling concepts in polymer physics”

Exercises/Scripts can be found here.

Phone: +49 351 4658 750/747
Fax: +49 351 4658 752
Email: sommer[at]