The equilibrium theory of inhomogeneous polymers
 Responsibility
 Glenn Fredrickson.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2006.
 Physical description
 xiv, 437 p., [1] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
 Series
 International series of monographs on physics (Oxford, England) 134.
Access
Available online
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)

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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Fredrickson, Glenn Harold.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 1. Introduction 2. Ideal Chain Models 3. Single Chains in External Fields 4. Models of ManyChain Systems 5. SelfConsistent Field Theory 6. Beyond MeanField Theory A. Fourier Series and Transforms B. Gaussian Integrals and Probability Theory C. Calculus of Functionals D. Complex Langevin Theory.
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 Publisher's Summary
 The Equilibrium Theory of Inhomogeneous Polymers provides an introduction to the fieldtheoretic methods and computer simulation techniques that are used in the design of structured polymeric fluids. By such methods, the principles that dictate equilibrium selfassembly in systems ranging from block and graft copolymers, to polyelectrolytes, liquid crystalline polymers, and polymer nanocomposites can be established. Building on an introductory discussion of singlepolymer statistical mechanics, the book provides a detailed treatment of analytical and numerical techniques for addressing the conformational properties of polymers subjected to spatiallyvarying potential fields. This problem is shown to be central to the fieldtheoretic description of interacting polymeric fluids, and models for a number of important polymer systems are elaborated. Chapter 5 serves to unify and expound the topic of selfconsistent field theory, which is a collection of analytical and numerical techniques for obtaining solutions of polymer field theory models in the meanfield approximation.The concluding Chapter 6 provides a discussion of analytical methods for going beyond the meanfield approximation and an introduction to the exciting new field of fieldtheoretic polymer simulations  the direct numerical simulation of polymer field theory models. No other book brings together in such a detailed and instructive fashion the theoretical and numerical tools for investigating the equilibrium structure and thermodynamics of mesostructured polymer formulations, including those relevant to soft material nanotechnologies, personal care products, and multiphase plastic materials.
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Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2006
 Series
 International series of monographs on physics ; 134
 Note
 "Oxford science publications"cover.
 ISBN
 0198567294
 9780198567295