Scaling Laws in Supramolecular Polymer Networks.


Journal Article

The linear rheological properties of networks formed by adding bis-Pd(II) cross-linkers to poly(4-vinylpyridine) (PVP) solution are examined, and the scaling law relationships between the zero shear viscosity (η(0)) of the networks versus the concentration of PVP solution (C(PVP)), the concentration of cross-linkers (C(X)), and the number density of elastically active chains (v(phantom)) are experimentally determined. The scaling law relationships are compared to the theoretical expectations of the Sticky Rouse and Sticky Reptation models (Macromolecules2001, 34, 1058-1068), and both qualitative and quantitative differences are observed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Xu, D; Craig, SL

Published Date

  • January 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 13

Start / End Page

  • 5465 - 5472

PubMed ID

  • 21765553

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21765553

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5835

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0024-9297

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ma200096s


  • eng