The 5th International Symposium "Molecular Mobility and Order in Polymer Systems" was held in June 2005 as part of the series of St. Petersburg IUPAC meetings organized by the Institute of Macromolecular Compounds of the Russian Academy of Sciences. These meetings are the most important international gathering of polymer scientists in Russia. Main attention was paid to problems of structure and dynamics of polymer systems which combine order and pronounced molecular mobility, i.e., systems with so-called "soft" order.
The lectures presented in this book demonstrate the growing interest in more and more complex polymer systems and reflect the progress in the understanding of the interconnection between their structure and dynamics. Experimental, theoretical and simulation works are presented.
Table of Contents
Nanosecond Mobility of the Molecules in the research of Supramolecular Assemblies of Dendrimers, DNA, or Fullerene-Containing Compounds.
High Pressure Induced Coil-Globule Transitions of Smart Polymers.
Characterization of EO-PO Block Copolymer s by Liquid Chromatography Under Critical Conditions.
Self-Assembled Nanofibrillar Aggregates with Amphiphilic and Lipophilic Molecules.
Chain Dynamics of Polymers with Highly Flexible Side Groups.
Models for the Dynamics of Hyperbranched Macromolecules.
The Local and Collective Mobility in Polymer Chains and Networks with Included Rigid Particles Elastically Connected with the Network.
Thermodynamic Limitations of the Reptation Model.
On the Escape Transition of a Tethered Gaussian chain; Exact results in Two Conjugate Ensembles.
Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Dextran Extension at Constant Pulling Speed.
The Swelling Behavior of Charged Hydrogels.
Atomistic Simulation of Bulk Mechanics and Local Dynamics of Amorphous Polymers.
Molecular Dynamic Simulation of Side-Chain Liquid Crystalline Elastomer.
Simulation of Phase Transitions of Single Polymer Chains; Recent Advances.