On the theory of weakly charged polyelectrolytes

  • Khokhlov A
  • Khachaturian K
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Abstract

The problem of the possible regimes of the qualitatively different behaviour of solutions of weakly charged polyelectrolytes in theta- and good solvents are considered. For both cases we constructed the diagram of states with the following variables: polymer concentration in solution and concentration of added low-molecular weight salt. We also describe the behaviour of a polyelectrolyte solution in each of the regimes. To obtain the diagram of states it was necessary to solve the problem of the Debye-Hückel screening by non-point-like objects. This problem is considered in the Appendix. © 1982.

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  • Debye-Hückel screening
  • Polyelectrolyte
  • blob
  • diagram of states
  • persistent
  • solution

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  • A. R. Khokhlov

  • K. A. Khachaturian

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