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Coexistence of Phases in a Single Charged Polymer Chain

Sadhukhan, Sourav (2015) Coexistence of Phases in a Single Charged Polymer Chain. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata.

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    Abstract

    The thesis is divided into four chapters. The first chapter gives a brief introduction on polymers. The second chapter is devoted to a discussion on the behaviour of polymers in solutions. The third chapter highlights the important structural and other relevant properties of the polyelectrolytes, i.e., polymers carrying charges, in good and poor solvents. In this chapter we also recapitulate the coil-globule phase transition of polyelectrolytes in poor solvents. In the last and the fourth chapter we describe a new aspect of the coil-globule phase transition of polyelectrolytes (phase coexistence). In this work we consider the coexistence of the coil and globule phases within a single charged polymer chain. The stability of this coexistence is investigated using a new model.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: Supervisor: Dr. Arindam Kundagrami
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Phase-Coexistence; Polyelectrolytes; Polymers; Single Charged Polymer Chain;
    Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
    Divisions: Department of Physical Sciences
    Depositing User: IISER Kolkata Librarian
    Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2016 12:25
    Last Modified: 23 Jun 2016 12:25
    URI: http://eprints.iiserkol.ac.in/id/eprint/347

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