Polymer Dynamics as a Mechanism of Cartilage Flow independent Viscoelasticity

  • Filename: polymer-dynamics-as-a-mechanism-of-cartilage-flow-independent-viscoelasticity.
  • ISBN: 9780549493785
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 218
  • Author:
  • Publisher: ProQuest



Articular cartilage is the soft tissue consisting mostly of extracellular matrix biopolymers and water that covers the ends of bones in synovial joints. Cartilage functions mechanically: it provides low-friction surfaces for articulation and deforms during joint contact to decrease contact pressure and increase joint stability. As such, understanding the specific molecular origins of cartilage resistance to deformation is necessary to understand cartilage mechanical function.

The Mesoscopic Theory of Polymer Dynamics

  • Filename: the-mesoscopic-theory-of-polymer-dynamics.
  • ISBN: 9048122317
  • Release Date: 2009-12-16
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Vladimir N. Pokrovskii
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



The theory presented in this book explains in a consistent manner all dynamics effects observed in very concentrated solutions and melts of linear polymers from a macromolecular point of view. The presentation is compact and self-contained.

Relaxation Dynamics of Branched Polymers

  • Filename: relaxation-dynamics-of-branched-polymers.
  • ISBN: 9780549431039
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 127
  • Author:
  • Publisher: ProQuest



The tube dilation model for star and comb polymers was investigated in detail and predictions compared to rheological data from polypropylene, polybutadiene and polystyrene comb polymers along with PEP star polymers. The relaxation time from the Tube Dilation Model was compared with the classical Tube Model and was shown to have an extra power dependence on the fraction of the comb backbone.

The Theory of Polymer Dynamics

  • Filename: the-theory-of-polymer-dynamics.
  • ISBN: 0198520336
  • Release Date: 1988
  • Number of pages: 391
  • Author: Masao Doi
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



'This book is destined to join the classics of polymer science...an essential purchase for any serious student of polymer dynamics.' British Polymer Journal

Polymer and Cell Dynamics

  • Filename: polymer-and-cell-dynamics.
  • ISBN: 3764369248
  • Release Date: 2003-08-25
  • Number of pages: 290
  • Author: Wolfgang Alt
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Polymer and cell dynamics play an important role in processes like tumor growth, metastasis, embryogenesis, immune reactions and regeneration. Based on an international workshop on numerical simulations of polymer and cell dynamics in Bad Honnef (Germany) in 2000, this volume provides an overview of the relevant mathematical and numerical methods, their applications and limits. Polymer and Cell Dynamics will be of interest to scientists and advanced undergraduates.

Principles of Soft Matter Dynamics

  • Filename: principles-of-soft-matter-dynamics.
  • ISBN: 9789400755369
  • Release Date: 2012-12-30
  • Number of pages: 656
  • Author: Rainer Kimmich
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Practical applications of soft-matter dynamics are of vital importance in material science, chemical engineering, biophysics and biotechnology, food processing, plastic industry, micro- and nano-system technology, and other technologies based on non-crystalline and non-glassy materials. Principles of Soft-Matter Dynamics. Basic Theories, Non-invasive Methods, Mesoscopic Aspects covers fundamental dynamic phenomena such as diffusion, relaxation, fluid dynamics, normal modes, order fluctuations, adsorption and wetting processes. It also elucidates the applications of the principles and of the methods referring to polymers, liquid crystals and other mesophases, membranes, amphiphilic systems, networks, and porous media including multiphase and multi-component materials, colloids, fine-particles, and emulsions. The book presents all formalisms, examines the basic concepts needed for applications of soft-matter science, and reviews non-invasive experimental techniques such as the multi-faceted realm of NMR methods, neutron and light quasi-elastic scattering, mechanical relaxation and dielectric broadband spectroscopy which are treated and compared on a common and consistent foundation. The standard concepts of dynamics in fluids, polymers, liquid crystals, colloids and adsorbates are comprehensively derived in a step-by-step manner. Principles and analogies common to diverse application fields are elucidated and theoretical and experimental aspects are supplemented by computational-physics considerations. Principles of Soft-Matter Dynamics. Basic Theories, Non-invasive Methods, Mesoscopic Aspects appeals to graduate and PhD students, post-docs, researchers, and industrial scientists alike.

Relaxation in Polymers

  • Filename: relaxation-in-polymers.
  • ISBN: 9810213735
  • Release Date: 1993-01-01
  • Number of pages: 329
  • Author: Takayoshi Kobayashi
  • Publisher: World Scientific



Conjugated polymers are attractive from the viewpoint of possible applications as novel nonlinear optical materials and conductive materials. They are also very important as a group of materials of one dimensionality. The progress of research in this field is very rapid. At the present stage it is extremely useful to have review articles giving information on the most recent progress.Relaxation in Polymers contains state-of-the-art reviews on: ultrafast responses in various conjugated polymers with large optical nonlinearity; ultrafast relaxation in polysilanes; electronic properties of polysilanes; fast transient photoconductivity studies of polyacetylene and polydiacetylene; evolution of photoexcitations in polyacetylene and related polymers from femtoseconds to milliseconds; photoexcited states in conjugated polymers, optical properties of halogen-bridged mixed-valent metal complexes and dynamics of soliton pairs in polyacetylene.

Self Healing Polymers

  • Filename: self-healing-polymers.
  • ISBN: 9783527670208
  • Release Date: 2013-03-29
  • Number of pages: 450
  • Author: Wolfgang H. Binder
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Self-healing is a well-known phenomenon in nature: a broken bone merges after some time and if skin is damaged, the wound will stop bleeding and heals again. This concept can be mimicked in order to create polymeric materials with the ability to regenerate after they have suffered degradation or wear. Already realized applications are used in aerospace engineering, and current research in this fascinating field shows how different self-healing mechanisms proven successful by nature can be adapted to produce even more versatile materials. The book combines the knowledge of an international panel of experts in the field and provides the reader with chemical and physical concepts for self-healing polymers, including aspects of biomimetic processes of healing in nature. It shows how to design self-healing polymers and explains the dynamics in these systems. Different self-healing concepts such as encapsulated systems and supramolecular systems are detailed. Chapters on analysis and friction detection in self-healing polymers and on applications round off the book.

Phenomenology of Polymer Solution Dynamics

  • Filename: phenomenology-of-polymer-solution-dynamics.
  • ISBN: 9781139504515
  • Release Date: 2011-10-06
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: George D. J. Phillies
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Presenting a completely new approach to examining how polymers move in non-dilute solution, this book focuses on experimental facts, not theoretical speculations, and concentrates on polymer solutions, not dilute solutions or polymer melts. From centrifugation and solvent dynamics to viscosity and diffusion, experimental measurements and their quantitative representations are the core of the discussion. The book reveals several experiments never before recognized as revealing polymer solution properties. A novel approach to relaxation phenomena accurately describes viscoelasticity and dielectric relaxation and how they depend on polymer size and concentration. Ideal for graduate students and researchers interested in the properties of polymer solutions, the book covers real measurements on practical systems, including the very latest results. Every significant experimental method is presented in considerable detail, giving unprecedented coverage of polymers in solution.

Effects of Nanoscale Confinement and Interfaces on the Structural Relaxation of Amorphous Polymers Monitored at the Molecular Scale by Fluorescence and Dielectric Spectroscopy

  • Filename: effects-of-nanoscale-confinement-and-interfaces-on-the-structural-relaxation-of-amorphous-polymers-monitored-at-the-molecular-scale-by-fluorescence-and-dielectric-spectroscopy.
  • ISBN: 9780549507734
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 249
  • Author:
  • Publisher: ProQuest



In summary, this work investigated confinement and interfacial effects on the relaxation dynamics of polymer at the glass transition (T g), above the glass transition (alpha-relaxation dynamics), and below the glass transition (physical aging).

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