Title

Nonlinear chemical dynamics in synthetic polymeric systems: Motivations and strategies for success

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

12-1-2000

Abstract

Two motivations for studying nonlinear chemical dynamics with polymeric systems are considered: Observing new nonlinear phenomena and developing new materials because of nonlinearities in polymerization processing. Examples from frontal polymerization are given. Three strategies are considered: coupling polymerizations to nonlinear systems such as oscillating reactions, using inherent nonlinearities in polymerization reactions and investigating the effects of polydispersity on known instabilities.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Macromolecular Symposia

First Page

207

Last Page

214

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