Polymerization in non-uniform reaction fields : Monte Carlo description of structure buildup during photopolymerization

A Monte Carlo 3D off lattice percolation in a non-uniform reaction field is reported. Monomers are simulated as point particles of functionality (coordination number), f = 3. The nonuniform field is expressed as an exponentially decaying reaction probability in one dimension tailored to simulate the photopolymerization process. It is argued that tubular… CONTINUE READING