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Thermodynamics of High Polymer Solutions
A statistical mechanical treatment of high polymer solutions has been carried out on the basis of an idealized model, originally proposed by Meyer, which is analogous to the one ordinarily assumed in
The interaction of solvents with cross‐linked network structures, such as occur in vulcanized rubber, is subjected to a statistical mechanical treatment based on the model and procedure presented in
Second‐Order Transition Temperatures and Related Properties of Polystyrene. I. Influence of Molecular Weight
Dilatometric and viscometric data on fractionated polystyrenes containing diethylbenzene end groups are presented over wide temperature ranges. The second‐order transition temperature,
Statistical Mechanics of Cross‐Linked Polymer Networks I. Rubberlike Elasticity
A model is proposed for the structure of a cross‐linked network, such as exists in a vulcanized rubber, which is amenable to statistical treatment. Expressions are derived for the structural entropy
Statistical Mechanics of Swelling of Network Structures
Inaccuracies in previously published theories dealing with the swelling of network polymers in solvents are pointed out. The treatment of Flory and Rehner, based on the tetrahedral model, is overly
Statistical thermodynamics of random networks
  • P. Flory
  • Mathematics
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A…
  • 19 November 1976
Polymeric networks exhibiting high elasticity consist, typically, of linear chains several hundred bonds in length joined at their ends to ϕ-functional junctions (ϕ > 2). For random unconstrained