Polymer Physics

Polymers are all around us. It would be impossible to imagine our life today without them: plastics are at home, in cars, trains, airplanes, in computers and TV sets. We even would not be able to withdraw money from a bank machine without a plastic card. Polymer molecules are very long and thin chains. That feature made it possible to apply a rather sophisticated but beautiful mathematics to describe them and to put all that mathematics to powerful computer codes to predict polymer materials properties. due to that feature, polymer physics is very distinct  from the physics of any other matter and other molecules. You can read more about modelling of very fascinating type of polymers, block copolymers,  in this book:

Example of research

Knoll A., Horvat A., Lyakhova K.S., Krausch G., Sevink G.J.A., Zvelindovsky A.V., Magerle R. “Phase behavior in thin films of cylinder-forming block copolymers” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89 (2002) 035501.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.