Theoretical Polymer Physics

Responsible: Prof. Jens-Uwe Sommer
Hours per week (2 + 1)

Language: English


  • Chain models and conformational statistics, Excluded volume
  • Rouse model and Reptation

  • 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”
A.Y. Grosberg and A.R. Khokhlov Statistical Physics of Macromolecules
P.-G. de Gennes “Scaling concepts in polymer physics”

Exercises/Scripts can be found here.

Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Sommer
+49 351 4658 750 +49 351 4658 752