Linear stability analysis of two monomer systems of frontal polymerization

M. F. Perry, V. A. Volpert*

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Frontal polymerization is a method of manufacturing polymer via a self-propagating reaction wave. A mathematical model that describes both free-radical binary frontal polymerization and frontal copolymerization is presented. Linear stability of polymerization waves in the two monomer systems is studied. Parameters that are responsible for the loss of stability are identified, and stability boundaries in the parameter space are obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3451-3460
Number of pages10
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 1 2004


  • Binary polymerization
  • Copolymerization
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Polymerization
  • Reaction wave
  • Stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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