Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Abstract A statistical theory of polymer-solvent systems has been developed on the basis of a simple lattice model assuming wholly random packing of the linear chain molecules in the lattice. It is assumed that the entire system is placed in simple tension or compression. The applications of the model are discussed in relation to the construction of theories of polymer solutions, true and forced high elasticity, and phase transformations in polymer systems. As distinct from existing theories, the proposed model accounts for a number of important observable effects; the change in volume associated with the dissolving or diluting of a polymer, negative entropies and heats of mixing, deviations from the classical theory of high-elastic deformation, etc.
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