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Many-body interactions between particles in a polydisperse polymer fluid

Woodward, Clifford E. and Forsman, Jan LU (2012) In Journal of Chemical Physics 136(8).
Abstract
We use a continuum chain model and develop an analytical theory for the interaction between many spheres immersed in a fluid of ideal polydisperse polymers. Assuming local spherical symmetry of the polymer field about each particle, combined with a local approximation, compact expressions are derived for the many-body interaction between the spheres. We use a mean-field approximation to investigate the fluid-fluid phase diagram for the mixture. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3685834]
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approximation theory, many-body problems, phase diagrams, polymers
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Journal of Chemical Physics
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136
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8
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American Institute of Physics
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0021-9606
DOI
10.1063/1.3685834
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English
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  author       = {Woodward, Clifford E. and Forsman, Jan},
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  keyword      = {approximation theory,many-body problems,phase diagrams,polymers},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  publisher    = {American Institute of Physics},
  series       = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
  title        = {Many-body interactions between particles in a polydisperse polymer fluid},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3685834},
  volume       = {136},
  year         = {2012},
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