Nonlinear dynamics in frontal polymerization

John A. Pojman, Sammy Popwell, Dionne I. Fortenberry, Vitaly A. Volpert, Vladimir A. Volpert

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Thermal frontal polymerization is a mode of converting monomer into polymer via a localized exothermic reaction zone that propagates through the coupling of thermal diffusion and the Arrhenius reaction kinetics of an exothermic polymerization. We review the range of nonlinear phenomena that have been observed in frontal polymerization systems and report new results on the role of gravity in spin modes and the development of spherically-propagating fronts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNonlinear Dynamics in Polymeric Systems
EditorsJohn Pojman, Qui Tran-Cong-Miyata
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2004

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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