Macromolecular Symposia

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June 23, 2010

POLYMER DESIGN: Describing the Structure of a Randomly Hyperbranched Polymer

POLYMER DESIGN: Describing the Structure of a Randomly Hyperbranched Polymer

Dominik Konkolewicz, Angus Gray-Weale, Sébastien Perrier*

A model for the structures of hyperbranched polymers is outlined, focusing on how physical considerations affect the properties of the polymer. This model can predict the structures of a wide variety of randomly hyperbranched polymers, in each case the polymer is made by random attachment of the units. The predictions of the model can be compared to experiments to test whether an experimental polymer is consistent with the hyperbranched structures predicted by the model.

Macromol. Theory Simul. DOI: 10.1002/mats.201000006

Other contributions to the article series on modeling for polymer design can be found here.

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