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.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry