F. Elastic energy of polymers

Polymers are chemical substances formed by the union of single subunits (called monomers) in a chain. Here, we will focus on the study of the elasticity of linear polymers, that can be treated as 1-dimensional chains. The model is treated from the point of view of statistical physics and the goal of this section is to characterize the elastic energy and the equation of state of the polymer.


JM Huguet 2014-02-12