Dopant distribution in isothermal frontal polymerization

D. A. Schult*, C. A. Spade, V. A. Volpert

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Abstract

We develop and study a mathematical model which describes how an inert species contained in the initial monomer/initiator mixture is redistributed by a propagating polymerization front. This study is relevant to the production of polymers for optical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)749-754
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Mathematics Letters
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2002

Keywords

  • Dopant distribution
  • Free radical polymerization
  • Frontal polymerization
  • Gradient index polymer
  • Mathematical modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics

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