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Introduction to Theoretical Polymer Physics

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Introduction to Theoretical Polymer Physics

Introduction to Theoretical Polymer Physics

This note describes the following topics: Random Walk models of polymer conformations, Gaussian chain, Self-avoiding walks and excluded-volume interaction, Scale invariance, Relation between self-avoiding walks and critical phenomena, Self-consistent field theory for polymers, Screening of excluded volume interactions, Flory-Huggins theory, Theta collapse, Blob concept, Generic phase diagram of polymer solutions, Rouse model, Zimm model, Hydrodynamic screening in semidilute solutions, Reptation model.

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