A theory of polymer solutions without the mean-field approximation in Flory-Huggins theory

Baofu Qiao*, Delu Zhao

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Abstract

The concept of the volume fraction at chain end was proposed. It was observed that entropy of polymer/solvent system was separated into two parts such as translational entropy and conformational entropy. It was also observed that Flory-Huggins theory was recovered when a mean-field approximation was introduced. The FH interaction parameters and spinodal curves of the polystryrene/cyclohexane system were calculated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4968-4973
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume121
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 8 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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