Kinetics of Gelation Growth in a Sol-Gel Transition by a Computer-Simulation Model
Physics and Astronomy
A computer simulation model is used to study the kinetics of gelation of a low concentration of bifunctional ( C2) and tetrafunctional ( C4) monomers on a simple cubic lattice. The mobilities of the monomers and the microgel particles are considered. Monomers react with their neighbors with a certain probability after hopping with a fixed number of steps. Growth of the concentration of saturated bonds, weight average degree polymerization, and the volume fraction of the gel are studied as a function of reaction time. We find that the critical gel time (i.e. the gel point) depends nonlinearly on the mobility steps of hopping.
Journal de Physique II
Pandey, R. B.
(1994). Kinetics of Gelation Growth in a Sol-Gel Transition by a Computer-Simulation Model. Journal de Physique II, 4(5), 865-872.
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