Structural Transition in Dilute Solutions of Rod-Like Macromolecules

  • O. M. Alekseev Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Physics
  • Yu. F. Zabashta Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Physics
  • V. I. Kovalchuk Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Physics
  • M. M. Lazarenko Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Physics
  • E. G. Rudnikov Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Physics
  • L. A. Bulavin Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Physics
Keywords: metolose, cluster, structural transition

Abstract

On the basis of experimental data obtained for the viscosity in aqueous solutions of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (metolose), it has been found that a structural transition takes place in dilute solutions of rod-like macromolecules with the increasing temperature. Namely, macromolecules form clusters in which they are arranged in parallel to one another. It is shown that this transition is a set of local phase transitions of the first kind.

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Published
2020-02-03
How to Cite
Alekseev, O., Zabashta, Y., Kovalchuk, V., Lazarenko, M., Rudnikov, E., & Bulavin, L. (2020). Structural Transition in Dilute Solutions of Rod-Like Macromolecules. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 65(1), 50. https://doi.org/10.15407/ujpe65.1.50
Section
Liquid crystals and polymers

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