A comparative study of thermodynamic, conformational, and structural properties of bottlebrush with star and ring polymer melts.

  title={A comparative study of thermodynamic, conformational, and structural properties of bottlebrush with star and ring polymer melts.},
  author={Alexandros Chremos and Jack F. Douglas},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={149 4},
Thermodynamic, conformational, and structural properties of bottlebrush polymer melts are investigated with molecular dynamics simulations and compared to linear, regular star, and unknotted ring polymer melts to gauge the influence of molecular topology on polymer melt properties. We focus on the variation of the backbone chain length, the grafting density along the backbone, and the length of the side chains at different temperatures above the melt glass transition temperature. Based on these… 

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