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Efficient solution of the self-consistent field theory for block copolymer fluids displaying Schulz-Flory polydispersity

Woodward, Clifford E. and Forsman, Jan LU (2009) In Journal of Chemical Physics 130(24).
Abstract
We develop a new formulation of polymer self-consistent field theory for polydisperse copolymer fluids satisfying the Schulz-Flory distribution. The result we obtain is remarkably simple and quickly solved numerically. The computational effort scales inversely with the width of the Schulz-Flory distribution. This suggests a significant saving in computational effort when compared with existing approximate solutions of the polymer self-consistent field equations for polydispersed systems.
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SCF calculations, polymer solutions, liquid theory, polymer blends
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Journal of Chemical Physics
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130
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24
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American Institute of Physics
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0021-9606
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10.1063/1.3153921
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English
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  author       = {Woodward, Clifford E. and Forsman, Jan},
  issn         = {0021-9606},
  keyword      = {SCF calculations,polymer solutions,liquid theory,polymer blends},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {24},
  publisher    = {American Institute of Physics},
  series       = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
  title        = {Efficient solution of the self-consistent field theory for block copolymer fluids displaying Schulz-Flory polydispersity},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3153921},
  volume       = {130},
  year         = {2009},
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