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Title:Theory of Slow Dynamics and Barrier Hopping in Colloidal Suspensions and Polymer Melts
Author(s):Saltzman, Erica J.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Schweizer, Kenneth S.
Department / Program:Materials Science and Engineering
Discipline:Materials Science and Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Engineering, Materials Science
Abstract:The theory is extended to polymer melts based on a coarse-grained model in which the melt is treated as a liquid of segments. The barrier is predicted to be a function of a single parameter that is chemical structure, temperature and pressure dependent. Qualitative agreement with experiment is found for characteristics of the kinetic glass transition, and the importance of the experimentally observed near-universality of the dynamic crossover time is established.
Issue Date:2006
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:279 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/82793
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3242981
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2006


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