Inclusion-dissociation transition in the complex formation between molecular nanotubes and linear polymer chains in solutions

Yasushi Okumura, Kohzo Ito, Reinosuke Hayakawa

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Abstract

The inclusion-dissociation behavior in the complex formation between molecular nanotubes and linear polymer chains in solutions is theoretically investigated by using the Flory-Huggins lattice model. While, in a good solvent, the polymer chains are gradually dissociated from or included into the tubes with varying temperature, the inclusion-dissociation transition occurs sharply in a poor solvent with a hysteresis loop.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5003-5006
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume80
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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