Aggregation of non-bonding molecules in a rapidly growing gel
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Published online: 15 May 2000
The aggregation of non-bonding molecules in a rapidly growing gel is studied under three different conditions by means of Molecular Dynamics simulations. The aggregation takes place even under the unfavorable condition when the non-bonding molecules constitute only a small fraction of the total. The results also show that the morphology of the growing domains is different depending on the concentration of the non-bonding molecules.
PACS: 61.41.+e – Polymers, elastomers, and plastics / 64.60.Cn – Order-disorder transformations; statistical mechanics of model systems / 64.75.+g – Solubility, segregation, and mixing; phase separation
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2000