Variational approach to necklace formation in polyelectrolytes

F. J. Solis*, M. Olvera De La Cruz

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Abstract

By means of a variational approach we study the conditions under which a polyelectrolyte in a bad solvent will undergo a transition from a rodlike structure to a "necklace" structure in which the chain collapses into a series of globules joined by stretched chain segments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5502-5506
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecules
Volume31
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 11 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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