Two-dimensional nanometric confinement of entangled polymer melts

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Entry by Yuhang Jin, AP225 Fall 2011

Reference

Yves Termonia, Polymer, 2011, 52, 5193.

Keywords

entangled polymer melts, two-dimensional confinement, Monte Carlo simulation

Introduction

Behavior of polymer chains under a two-dimensional confinement is of interest and importance to a variety of engineering applications, and has significant relevance to biological macromolecules as well. Both experimental studies and numerical approaches have been devoted to this topic, with a focus on thin polymer films whose thickness is smaller than the radius of gyration <math>R_g</math>,