Critical Exponents for Off-Lattice Gelation of Polymer Chains

Liang-Yuan Shy, Y. K. Leung, B. E. Eichinger

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The random polycondensation of telechelic linear chains cured with tri- and tetrafunctional cross-linkers has been simulated. Calculations are done for both bulk and solution reactions; critical points are located by different methods, with results in good agreement with experiment. Critical exponents 0 and 7 vary from system to system, with average values 0 = 0.300 ± 0.024 and γ=1.77±0.16. The average value C_/C+ = 13.58 ± 3.50 is slightly larger than that from standard percolation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)983-986
Number of pages4
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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