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Collapse of Semiflexible Brushes in Poor Solvents: Tilting and Bending

Bright, Joanne Nicole; Williams, David

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We study the problem of a semi-flexible polymer brush immersed in a poor solvent and show that the brush is unstable to collapse. We are able to solve the problem exactly by mapping it onto one of a classical particle in a known potential. In contrast to

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/93576
Source: Europhysics Letters
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i1999-00103-6

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