Molecular origins of viscoelasticity in solutions and networks of semiflexible polymers

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Abstract

The development of molecular models of the origins of viscoelasticity in solutions and networks of semiflexible polymers was discussed. The development was based on the use of a worm-like chain model to describe the elasticity of a single polymer or filament in solution. The model resulted in an thermal equilibrium distribution of polymer conformations in which the correlation between tangent orientation of two points on a same chain drops off exponentially with the contour distance between them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
EditorsR.D. Kamm, G.W. Schmid-Schoenbein, G.A. Atesian, M.S. Hefzy
Pages377
Number of pages1
Volume50
StatePublished - 2001
EventProceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2001Jul 1 2001

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySnowbird, UT
Period6/27/017/1/01

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