A self healing model based on polymer-mediated chromophore correlations.

  title={A self healing model based on polymer-mediated chromophore correlations.},
  author={Shiva K. Ramini and Mark G. Kuzyk},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={137 5},
  • S. Ramini, M. Kuzyk
  • Published 2 May 2012
  • Chemistry, Medicine, Physics
  • The Journal of chemical physics
Here we present a model of self healing in which correlations between chromophores, as mediated by the polymer, are key to the recovery process. Our model determines the size distribution of the correlation volume using a grand canonical ensemble through a free energy advantage parameter. Choosing a healing rate that is proportional to the number of undamaged molecules in a correlated region, and a decay rate proportional to the intensity normalized to the correlation volume, the ensemble… 
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