A Monte Carlo Study of Insoluble Block Orientations in Swollen Cores of Multimolecular Block Copolymer Micelles

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Title:A Monte Carlo Study of Insoluble Block Orientations in Swollen Cores of Multimolecular Block Copolymer Micelles
Creators:
Limpouchová, Zuzana
Procházka, Karel
Journal or Publication Title:
Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications, 59, 4, pp. 803-819

Abstract

<p>Conformations of tethered chains in restricted spherical volumes with an increasing radius were studied by Monte Carlo simulations. Simulations were performed on a tetrahedral lattice at relatively high densities of the occupied lattice sites. A simultaneous self-avoiding walk of all tethered chains creates the starting conformations of the multi-chain system which are futher equilibrated by a modified algorithm similar to that of Siepmann and Frenkel. In this paper, only a geometric excluded volume effect of segments is considered. Selectively chosen series of data for changing numbers of chains, <i>N</i>, their lengths, <i>L</i>, and radii of the sphere, <i>R</i>, give information on the system behavior under various conditions. In this part of our systematic study of tethered chains in constrained volumes, we present angular distribution functions of the end-to-end, end-to-gravity center distances, etc. for system studied in previous paper. The second class of studied conformational characteristics are the distributions of projections of the end-to-end vectors into the selected directions (i.e. the radial direction and the direction of the first-to-second polymer segment connection).

Title:A Monte Carlo Study of Insoluble Block Orientations in Swollen Cores of Multimolecular Block Copolymer Micelles
Creators:
Limpouchová, Zuzana
Procházka, Karel
Divisions:Life and Chemical Sciences > Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry > Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications
Journal or Publication Title:Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications
Volume:59
Number:4
Page Range:pp. 803-819
ISSN:0010-0765
E-ISSN:1212-6950
Publisher:Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1135/cccc19940803UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:502
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:06 Feb 2009 17:01
Last Modified:06 Feb 2009 16:01

Citation

Limpouchová, Zuzana; Procházka, Karel (1994) A Monte Carlo Study of Insoluble Block Orientations in Swollen Cores of Multimolecular Block Copolymer Micelles. Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications, 59 (4). pp. 803-819. ISSN 0010-0765

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