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Author Bichler, Karin J., author

Title Morphology and dynamics of bottlebrush polymers / Karin J. Bichler
Published Cham : Springer, [2021]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (chiefly color)
Series Springer theses, 2190-5061
Springer theses. 2190-5061
Contents Chapter1: Introduction -- Chapter2: Theory -- Chapter3: Experimental Techniques -- Chapter4: Morphology -- Chapter5: Dynamics -- Chapter6: Summary and Conclusion
Summary This thesis makes significant advances to the understanding of bottlebrush polymers. While bottlebrushes have received much attention due to the recent discovery of their unprecedented properties, including supersoftness, ultra-low viscosity, and hyperelasticity, this thesis is the first fundamental investigation at the molecular level that comprises structure and dynamics. Neutron scattering experiments, detailed within, reveal spherical or cylindrical shapes, instead of a random coil conformation. Another highlight is the analysis of the fast dynamics at the sub nm-length scale. The combination of three neutron spectrometers and the development of a new analysis technique enabled the calculation of the mean-square displacement over seven orders of magnitude in time scale. This unprecedented result can be applied to a broad class of samples, including polymers and other materials. The thesis is accessible to scientists from other fields, provides the reader with easily understandable guidelines for applying this analysis to other materials, and has the potential to make a significant impact on the analysis of neutron scattering data
Notes "Doctoral thesis accepted by Louisiana State University, USA."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed October 6, 2021)
Subject Polymers -- Properties
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783030833794